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Transformers Masterpiece news information and images.

Masterpiece Star Saber First Prototype Images

Posted on 07-22-2014 at 12:05 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
Masterpiece-Star-Saber Scans from the latest Japanese magazines have begun to circulate online - and in an exciting twist, this latest batch of hobby magazines contains our very first look at Masterpiece Star Saber!

This magazine scan shows Masterpiece Star Saber in both robot and spaceship mode. In robot mode, he comes armed with his Saber Blade, and it is evident from this image he's already got the original Star Saber outdone for poseability. What's more, the magazine scan shows that the smaller jet / robot Transformer who forms the core of Star Saber, Saber, is also included and looks very sharp.

This makes Star Saber the first Masterpiece Transformer to feature the longstanding Transformer gimmick of "smaller transforming robot who combines with a trailer to form a super robot" and he appears to do it extremely well. The innermost robot figure in this Transformers series of Russian dolls, the core Brainmaster, is discussed in the accompanying text but is not yet confirmed, though we'd imagine it will be included since it was a key feature of the original.

Check out the latest scan which comes via aloadofhupla on Twitter after the break.
Views: 5,382 / Credit: Sixshot666666 of the 2005 Boards!

Take a look inside the Transformers Masterpiece Guidebook

Posted on 07-14-2014 at 12:48 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
39644 New details on the Transformers Masterpiece series guidebook have been posted on Amazon Japan and Animeanime.jp. Among the new details we have confirmation that the book will contain unused design sketches and pictures of prototypes, as well as Takara-Tomy staff interviews.

Furthermore Hisashi Yuki has teased on his Twitter feed that we may well be getting a new look at Masterpiece Star Saber in this book!

Some sample pages of the book are now available - check them out attached to this post!
Views: 10,244 / Credit: Reminator, Type-R, Danny Boy of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Prowl released in Malaysia and Australia

Posted on 07-09-2014 at 01:25 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
C7A341B7-66AC-40E3-BF74-43BF526AE3E9 Masterpiece fans, start your engines! One of the next Masterpiece series releases, Masterpiece Prowl, is now arriving at retail in Malaysia and Australia signalling that he is also probably not too far off his intended US release.

In Malaysia, the sighting comes courtesy of 2005 Boards member bman, while the Australia sighting comes via Ozformers member ILikeSoundwave. Keep an eye out if you are in Toys R Us because it seems as though a US release of both this and Masterpiece Sunstorm are imminent!
Views: 6,718 / Credit: ilikesoundwave, bman, griffin-of-oz of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide Coming July 30 2014

Posted on 07-05-2014 at 01:01 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
HasbroMasterpieceOptimusPrimeMP10078 Amazon Japan has listed a new book on its website - a Masterpiece Transformers Complete Guide book. There is not a lot of information available yet - we do not even have a cover for this one at the time of writing - but we would imagine it will be a complete archive covering what is now ten year's worth of Masterpiece series releases along with interviews with the creators, and perhaps one or two surprises showing off some things that may be in the works for 2015.

Watch this space for more information!
Views: 6,699 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Sunstorm Order Listing Live on Toys R Us Canada

Posted on 07-03-2014 at 10:02 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
pTRUCA1-18952451enh-z6 Good news for everyone anticipating the next Masterpiece Seeker release of Sunstorm, Toys R Us Canada currently has an active order listing on their website. The website listing has a shipping date estimate of August 8, which could also bode well for US residents as the US release won't be far behind (or earlier perhaps?).

Be sure to use our sightings forum to help out fellow characters obtain this obscure character!
Views: 3,588 / Credit: TheBigBad and Mercutio of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Bumblebee Prototype Images

Posted on 07-02-2014 at 02:38 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
27449681d1404221161-tf-expo-taiwan-pics-dsc02453 Among the many items being shown off at the Transformers Expo in Taiwan was the upcoming Masterpiece Bumblebee! Courtesy once again of prime roller we have a look at the upcoming Masterpiece VW Beetle Autobot and the exo-suited Spike figure that he comes with - check out the pictures of this impressive looking little figure attached to this post.
Views: 7,537 / Credit: prime roller of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Masterpiece MP08X Grimlock Throne Accessory Images

Posted on 06-29-2014 at 10:35 PM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
grimlock-throne-1 Thanks to the Omegalock Facebook Page we get a look (though blurry) of what seems to be the rumored throne accessory for the upcoming re-release of MP08X King Grimlock by Takara. Check out the shots after the break!
Views: 5,268 / Credit: diamchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Prowl cancelled for Europe?

Posted on 06-28-2014 at 06:42 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
10427679_334609346687672_5665240339013487302_n We are getting reports that those who preordered the Hasbro version of Masterpiece Prowl with the UK branch of Toys R Us are receiving cancellation notices for their preorders. According to the cancellation note, Toys R Us have been informed by Hasbro that Masterpiece Prowl will no longer be available in Europe.

This is a blow to European Masterpiece collectors - though some may take some limited solace in the knowledge that it is potentially cheaper to import a Takara-Tomy Masterpiece Prowl than it is to buy one domestically.

The future of other Masterpiece releases for Europe, such as Grimlock and Sunstorm, is now in doubt, with all signs pointing to no European release for either of these toys.
Views: 2,971 / Credit: jermainshaw, Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece King Grimlock (MP-08X) with Rumored Throne Accessory

Posted on 06-27-2014 at 06:51 PM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
reduced-image_9101_106 Thanks to site sponsor TFsource for passing along this bit of rumored news regarding the MP-08X Masterpiece Grimlock. We'll need to mark this in the rumor file for now, but Takara is rumored to be selling a throne accessory separately to go along with your Grimlock figure. The throne is rumored to be quite large since it needs to accommodate a Grimlock Masterpiece figure, so you can imagine the impressive presence it will command on your display shelves.

You can preorder both the MP-08X Grimlock and this "mystery accessory" from TFsource and BigBadToyStore.
Views: 5,262 / Credit: HolyCulture of the 2005 Boards!

New Masterpiece Star Saber Protoype Image

Posted on 06-24-2014 at 11:45 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Masterpiece
10500536_513661192066722_2487113444550630572_n Thanks to TFW2005 boards member daimchoc, we have a new image from weibo of the Masterpiece Star Saber prototype!

Check it out after the jump.
Views: 8,539 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Wheeljack - Official Photos

Posted on 06-20-2014 at 01:07 AM by Superquad7 under Transformers Masterpiece
MP-21_Wheeljack-01 While the previously reported Amazon Japan listing for MP-20 Masterpiece Wheeljack showed us some official photos, the listing has been updated yet again with even more photos. Some of these have been seen in the Dengeki Hobby May 2014 magazine scan as smaller images, so now we get to view those up close. Mirrored here are the photos from the Amazon listing. Notably, we have a closer look at the launcher that Hasui-san showed us before. We also get a scale comparison shot with MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy. Also shown again is the anti-hypnosis device that's exclusive to the Amazon Japan orders.
Views: 8,705

Short Interview Clips with Takara Masterpiece Designers Hironori Kobayashi & Shogo Hasui

Posted on 06-19-2014 at 10:12 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Masterpiece
kobayashi A few short clips have been posted with interviews by Takara Masterpiece designers Hironori Kobayashi, and the man from whom he is taking the Masterpiece line over from, Shogo Hasui. Thanks to TFW2005 boards member zy80, we also have a few tidbits from the videos to share with you, mostly having to do with what the designers' favorite Transformers are, what they've designed, and their thoughts on the future of the Masterpiece line.

Mr. Kobayashi says...

His first experience with Transformers was around the age of 10.
He favors the G1 Season 1 Autobots, and likes Sharkticon in particular.
When asked which were his favorites amongst the toys he designed, he responded with his favorite Masterpiece being Grimlock, Revenge of the Fallen Devastator, and Age of Extinction Evasion Mode Optimus Prime (a surprise, as we hadn't known this before. Many consider Evasion Mode Optimus Prime to be one of the best Age of Extinction figures).
He will work hard to design future Masterpieces to give everyone a positive surprise, and asks everyone to please support Transformers and the Masterpiece series!

And Mr. Hasui says...

His first experience with Transformers was also at 10 years old, when everyone gathered all their Transformers at a friend's home. He could never forget the feeling of seeing all the toys lined up together. Hence that is why he will emphasize on scale when toys are placed beside one another
He favors the G1 Decepticons, especially Bruticus. Combiners and military vehicles were appealing to him. With all those weapons on him, Bruticus is the symbol for Decepticons
At the end of interview, he mentions that the recent Masterpieces have emphasized on scale. In the future, there will be more exciting developments in the Masterpiece series

Check it out and discuss after the jump!
Views: 2,380 / Credit: zy80 of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Bumble - Official Photos

Posted on 06-19-2014 at 05:19 AM by Superquad7 under Transformers Masterpiece
MP-21_Bumble-01 By way of the Amazon Japan listing, we get official photos of MP-21 Masterpiece Bumble. Notably, we get some comparison photos with MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy. Check out the mirrored images after the jump!
Views: 10,707 / Credit: Mercutio, kurdt_the_goat of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - Official Photos

Posted on 06-19-2014 at 05:06 AM by Superquad7 under Transformers Masterpiece
MP-22_Ultra-Magnus-08 By way of the Amazon Japan listing, we get official photos of MP-22 Masterpiece Ultra Magnus. From these photos, we also get our first glimpse of the painted versions of the Spike and Daniel figures Ultra Magnus comes with. We also get to see an accessory photo, showing us that the missiles are detatchable. Depected also are the additional options for the interchangeable fists and face. Scale comparison images with MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy are also shown. Check out the photos mirrored here after the jump!
Views: 14,164 / Credit: kurdt_the_goat of the 2005 Boards!

New Hasbro Masterpiece Prowl Images

Posted on 06-17-2014 at 04:33 PM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
10492061_10152483676867726_1756451609336441131_n Thanks to the Facebook page of Transformers Columbia, we have some high res pics of the upcoming Hasbro Masterpiece Prowl. This figure along with Sunstorm is due out soon as a Toys R Us Exclusive. Check out the shots after the jump.
Views: 5,993 / Credit: DragonPrime120 of the 2005 Boards!
 
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