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MP-22 Masterpiece Ultra Magnus In-Hand Transformation Pics

Posted on 12-20-2014 at 12:29 AM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
1395149_898107126874670_278294130302791552_n Site sponsor Robot Kingdom dropped a line to let us know that they have some MP-22 in-hand pics, including some that show the transformation process. Check out a couple after the break, and check the rest over on their Facebook page.

MP-22 Ultra Magnus can be pre-ordered from them here and is due to be released on December 27th.
Views: 10,805 / Credit: archieboy of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - New Box and Collector's Coin Images

Posted on 12-19-2014 at 08:58 AM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
MP_Magnus_Box Thanks to TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom, we've got brand new images of the soon to be released MP-22 Masterpiece Ultra Magnus! As a reminder, Magnus is set to be released at the end of this month, which likely means most will have him in-hand come January. Not much else can be said other than to make the jump to see the full set of pics of the packaging and collector's coin!
Views: 5,411 / Credit: Magnoir of the 2005 Boards!

MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Battle Mask & Coin Update

Posted on 12-17-2014 at 03:10 PM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
Masterpiece-Bumblebee-Mask-16 Quick update today for TFW2005's MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee gallery. We've added in some additional shots of the Amazon exclusive Battle Mask and Collector's Coin. These add-on accessories were only available from Amazon Japan, but many retailers are able to source them and offer them in other markets. They come packed separately from the regular MP release, so it is otherwise unchanged.

We've uploaded the additional shots to this story, and added them into the gallery (link below) - courtesy of site sponsor TFSource! You can grab MP-21 Bumble (with or without mask) from them right now; they are in stock and shipping!


Check here for the full TFW2005 gallery: Transformers MP-21 Bumble Full Gallery
Views: 2,708

Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - New Comparison Images with G1 Magnus Toy

Posted on 12-15-2014 at 10:09 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
B48XMljCcAAn_VO The Takara Transformers Information Agency Twitter account just treated us to some new comparison images of the Generation 1 Ultra Magnus toy with the ever-so-close-to-released toy of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus (due to release at the end of December)! We have some fantastic comparison shots of both the alternate modes and robot modes. Make the jump to see the new images and be sure to lock in your preorder if you haven't done so already!
Views: 12,585 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee High Res Gallery

Posted on 12-09-2014 at 10:44 AM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
Masterpiece-Bumblebee-29 MP-21 is officially out and making its way to the hands of collectors all over the world. This is a release G1 fans have clamored for since the Transformers brand revival of the late 90s early 2000s, and one that many said would never happen due to licensing issues with Volkswagen. Well, it has, and TFW2005 has a full high resolution gallery of MP-21 Bumble (Bumblebee) done up and ready for viewing today. Read on to check some quick thoughts and key images, then hop on over to the full gallery linked below for over 90 shots of Bee in action!

This is also the first of our new "Sponsored Galleries" features here at TFW2005, so we'd like to thank site sponsor TFSource for providing the figure for us to shoot. You can grab MP-21 Bumble from them right now; they are in stock and shipping!


Check here for the full TFW2005 gallery: Transformers MP-21 Bumble Full Gallery
Views: 6,984

In Hand Images of Evangelion MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy

Posted on 11-27-2014 at 12:55 AM by Jacer under Transformers Masterpiece
10731157_886719718013411_5024743646279809833_n Thanks to one of our site sponsors, Robot Kingdom, we have a quick look of the upcoming Evangelion MP-10 repaint. They have posted a small gallery showing off the box and artwork and also the new deco as well as the fun easter eggs the repaint has.

Check out the images and join the discussion after the jump!
Views: 5,873 / Credit: Robot Kingdom

Masterpiece Grimlock Released in Poland

Posted on 11-26-2014 at 09:03 AM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
mp-grim-box Fresh off of the news yesterday about Masterpiece Grimlock's release in Germany, we have more sightings news regarding everyone's favorite dinosaur, this time being a retail release in Poland. According to TFW2005 board member Wallas, this is actually the second wave of Grimlock's spotted, which hopefully bodes well for availability if you have not yet scored one. The push towards a wider European market release for these Masterpiece figures also hopefully spells good news for future releases and the ease of which to purchase them.

Check it out after the jump.
Views: 1,382 / Credit: Wallas of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Grimlock Released in Germany

Posted on 11-25-2014 at 05:44 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
27481221d1416850486-masterpiece-grimlock-out-german-retail-truduisburg2014-11-24_1 Hot on the heels of Masterpiece Sunstorm reaching Germany, TFW2005 member Nevermore reports that Masterpiece Grimlock has arrived in Germany. Spotted in a Toys 'R Us store in Duisburg, Germany, Masterpiece Grimlock like Sunstorm before him features the US English packaging, with only a sticker giving multilingual information about the batteries.

Keep up to date with the latest sightings in your area in our Transformers Sightings board!
Views: 2,096 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Eva Mode MP Optimus Prime Released in Japan + New Story and Art

Posted on 11-25-2014 at 02:47 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
story04 The Evangelion crossover version of Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP-10) is being released in Japan and to go along with its release the TakaraTomy webpage has updated with new art of the crossover character and a 4th installment to their ongoing story. We currently only have a Google translation of the story for right now, which you can see after the jump.

If you were one of the few to preorder this figure from Japan be sure to share in-hand pics when you receive Eva Mode Prime!
Views: 6,489

Clarification - Masterpiece Ultra Magnus in Australia

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 10:13 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
Hasbro_MP_Magnus_1416593269 Courtesy of TFW2005 member and Ozformers administrator griffin-of-oz, we can post some clarification to our earlier report of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus' release in Australia next year:
  1. Kelvin Chan is not the artist for this project, but rather wrote the English language bio of the instruction booklet.
  2. Masterpiece Ultra Magnus is getting a limited Australian release of just 400 pieces. This release is 400 pieces of the Hong Kong / Hasbro Asia release of the Japanese Masterpiece Ultra Magnus, in a similar style to previous releases of other Masterpieces in Australia - such as the original Masterpiece MP-2 Ultra Magnus release.
  3. Masterpiece Ultra Magnus will arrive in Australia in early February, will be released in two batches (250 in February 2015 and 150 on 4 April 2015), and will retail for AU$299.99. He'll be available through Toys R Us Australia.
  4. It should go without saying as this is an import of the Japanese toy, but this does not relate to a US release.

It should also be noted this is not a rumor - this is confirmed, via a listing in Toys R Us Australia's computers relayed via Ozformers member Sinnertwin.

A big thanks to Griffin for the clarification!
Views: 3,129 / Credit: griffin-of-oz of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Exhaust / Marlboor - Unable to be sold in the USA?

Posted on 11-21-2014 at 07:28 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
mp-235_1410200032 Troubling news comes to us via our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store. Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust - who is based on the Diaclone "Marlboro" Wheeljack - apparently cannot be sold legally in the USA.

The problem comes from the fact that Exhaust uses a shape on his design - the rectangle with a triangular portion removed from the bottom - which is alleged to infringe the trade dress of Marlboro & Phillip Morris USA. Under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, these marks cannot be used on products that could be intended for children.

(You could make an argument for Exhaust being an "adult collectable" as he is a part of the high-end Masterpiece series, but ultimately the wider Transformers brand is targeted at children, and there's where the "could be intended" part swings in and catches this one).

The upshot of all this is that Big Bad Toy Store has been asked to remove listings for Exhaust, and have complied - anyone who preordered has been transferred to a non-public listing on the off chance that Takara-Tomy alters the deco; should this not happen (and this fan thinks it is unlikely) Big Bad Toy Store will refund preorders as they, and potentially other USA based online retailers, will not be able to sell Masterpiece Exhaust in the USA.


Read on for the full text of the email update from Big Bad Toy Store.
Views: 6,728 / Credit: Artic Warrior of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Ultra Magnus To Get Hasbro Asia Pacific Release?

Posted on 11-21-2014 at 01:02 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
Hasbro_MP_Magnus An interesting piece of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus news just surfaced via Kelvin Chan's Facebook page. Kelvin Chan will be providing an English translation of the bio for MP Ultra Magnus for its Australian release. Let's get right to what's been said:

Okay, I can FINALLY reveal my secret now. The work that I did for Hasbro was working on the booklet for the Hasbro release of MASTERPIECE ULTRA MAGNUS. This toy is scheduled to be released in Hasbro Hong Kong's markets first on December 27, with the Australian release being April 2015.

It looks to be exclusive to Toys R Us. Price will be AU$299.99
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It is worth noting that this is a specific release for Australia, who import items for their market via Hasbro Hong Kong, which can include any of the Japanese market releases that Hasbro Hong Kong brings forward.

Join in on the ongoing discussion with the discussion link below!
Views: 7,851 / Credit: autotronprime of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber - Base Mode Images

Posted on 11-10-2014 at 09:23 AM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
B2FTIj_CUAE1aZG Hisashi Yuki of the Takara-Tomy Transformers team continues to provide us with MP-24 Star Saber updates as the release date for this Generation 1 character from Transformers Victory inches closer and closer! This time around we have new images of Star Saber in the base mode! Hisashi Yuki provided images of both the MP in this base mode as well as the G1 toy for comparisons, which as you'll see in the photos attached the Masterpiece does pull off the base mode to a degree.

Join the ongoing discussion with the discussion link below!
Views: 9,376 / Credit: Magnoir and daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Sunstorm Released at German Retail

Posted on 11-06-2014 at 03:27 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
TRUDuisburg2014_11_06_1 A bit of sighting news for you today, as TFW2005 board member Nevermore tipped us with his recent find of Masterpiece Sunstorm at the local Toys 'R Us store in Duisburg, Germany! The figure comes in the US packaging with english text only. If you're in the neighborhood or have fellow fans around the area in need, now's your chance!

Check it out after the jump!
Views: 3,809 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Bumblebee In Hand on eBay

Posted on 11-04-2014 at 07:41 PM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
masterpiece-bumblebee Masterpiece Bumblebee is almost here, set to be released in Japan later this month. Looks like another early sample is out in the wild, this time on eBay from seller lena81822. We get to see some additional shots from most angles of Bumblebee and Exo Suit Spike, along with the instructions and collectors card. Check out the auction for more pics at the below link and then discuss on the boards!

Masterpiece Bumblebee on eBay
Views: 8,878 / Credit: ericepy, Bumble, TF Collector of the 2005 Boards!
 
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