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Masterpiece Star Saber Update From Takara

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 11:59 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
27432379d1397751261-mp-star-saber-update-diary_ph01 We're all eagerly awaiting news of the fan voted Masterpiece Star Saber and today we got just a small tidbit of news tweeted out earlier today by Takara. Here's the good news, it looks like the development of this figure has moved past the design stage and judging by the loose translation of the tweet, development of the figure is moving forward. The design sketches that were tweeted we've previously reported on.

What does this mean for the time frame for Star Saber to be released? We can't be certain, but with the design stage done we can only guess that next year is a possible release date (although let's keep our fingers crossed for a quick, flawless turnaround!).

Check out the translation and discuss after the jump!
Views: 6,814 / Credit: Deceptimus of the 2005 Boards!

Dengeki Hobby May 2014 Scans: Masterpiece Wheeljack, Bumblebee and More

Posted on 03-29-2014 at 07:31 AM by Secretcode under Transformers Masterpiece
9ZAnCgo Courtesy of Taghobby, we now have scans from the May 2014 issue of Japanese toy and hobby magazine Dengeki Hobby. These scans feature full-color images of the soon to be released Masterpiece Wheeljack (Featuring multiple size comparisons with MP-10 Convoy!), as well as images of a prototype of Masterpiece Bumblebee, a sketch of Masterpiece Star Saber, and a teaser for the long-rumored Masterpiece Ultra Magnus.
Views: 11,203 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

MP-20 Masterpiece Wheeljack - Amazon Japan Updates with New Photos

Posted on 03-27-2014 at 12:28 AM by Superquad7 under Transformers Masterpiece
MP-20-Wheeljack-AmazonJP-02 Amazon Japan has updated its listing for Masterpiece Wheeljack with some photos showing off a few different angles. While we have seen a full figure reveal colored recently in the news we previously reported, we do get another clear look with these photos. We get a closer look at the head sculpt and some head articulation, and we also get to see his small handgun. We get a much clearer look of the alt mode as well, with and without the missile launcher attached in "attack" mode. Masterpiece Wheeljack is still slated for an August 2014 release, but these photos are certainly getting us closer and closer to the finish line of this figure's release. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled to TFW2005.COM for all of your Masterpiece Transformers news and feel free to join our ongoing discussion on this figure after the jump!
Views: 10,109 / Credit: Exodus of the 2005 Boards!

Toys "R" Us Exclusives - Optimus 2-Pack and Two Masterpiece Transformers

Posted on 03-25-2014 at 01:07 PM by Joe Moore under Transformers Masterpiece
Optimus-Prime-2-Pack-1 TFW2005 member Icespark has sent us an exclusive look at some upcoming Toy "R" Us Exclusives! These include the very first look at the Optimus Prime - Then and Now 2-Pack, as well as confirmation on two upcoming Masterpiece figures...Prowl and Sunstorm. I'll let Icespark, who will be heading for surgery (hope all goes well) take it from here...
Hi All!

I went and did some final digging about, and, managed to unearth a few last gems. These photos are internal product images of the upcoming Toysrus exclusives: Masterpiece Sunstorm, Masterpiece Prowl, and, the Then/Now styled Optimus Prime two pack.

The interesting thing on Sunstorm is the additional red on his torso.

To my shock, the "Then" version of Optimus Prime, is apparently, the Hybrid Style Convoy figure! I'm kind of surprised to see this, as, I was really, really, expecting the "Ultimate Battle" deluxe Optimus.

This will be the last set of news that I'll be able to provide for a while, as, I'm heading in for surgery, and, will be gone for a long time. Hope you all enjoy!

So read on to check out the images.
Views: 20,240 / Credit: Icespark of the 2005 Boards!

New MP-21 Bumblebee Images

Posted on 03-24-2014 at 11:06 PM by ORIO under Transformers Masterpiece
mp21-Bumblebee2 Well, it would appear that the upcoming recently revealed Masterpiece Bumblebee toy is sure going to be a load of fun to play with! Why, you ask? Well, Takara designer Shogo Hasui has been tweeting his heart out with lots of new images of the figure.
By clicking on the title bar you'll get to see the following:
  • Size comparison with MP-17 Prowl - Showing that Bumblebee is about half the size of the Autobot Masterpiece cars
  • Rear Image of figure - Showing how the back half of the car and spare tire rest in robot mode. Also shown in this image are additional close ups of both faces (regular and masked)
  • Profile image of Spike's Exo-suit in Vehicle mode - Showing us that the spike's head will be able to rotate and look forward. Perfect for seeing where one is going.
Jump in on the discussion on the 2005 boards after the jump!
Views: 8,863 / Credit: Exodus, General Tekno, unexpectedpanda of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Masterpiece MP12G Lambor Generation 2 Version (G2 Sideswipe) Gallery Now Online!

Posted on 03-23-2014 at 06:10 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
Sideswipe-Robot-100 While we all wait on tenterhooks for the new Masterpiece series releases of Wheeljack and Bumblebee, Takara-Tomy has been releasing some of their existing Masterpiece Transformers in new decos. One of those releases is Masterpiece Lambor G-2 Version, aka Masterpiece Generation 2 Sideswipe.

This toy is one that embodies the spirit of Generation 2 as a whole, and even feels like it stepped out of 90s comics. The toy itself is the legendary "black with red trim" Sideswipe deco, which looks gorgeous and has a fantastic finish. But with this release, Takara-Tomy went the extra mile - they went back to the Generation 2 comic book and gave Sideswipe new accessories based on the comic. The result is a Masterpiece series release who looks as though he jumped off the printed page.

The set also comes with an optional sticker sheet to customize your Generation 2 Sideswipe, and give him either toy accurate markings or just a Generation 2 Autobot symbol. Personally I felt the finish on the toy was too good to sticker up, but the stickers are a great little extra that make the toy for me.

Overall Lambor G-2 Version / Masterpiece Generation 2 Sideswipe is a fantastic release and a great tribute to the whole Generation 2 era from Takara-Tomy. He's well worth taking a look at if you want to diversify your Masterpiece Transformers collection a bit, or if you just love his so typically 90s action hero look.

Be sure to check out our full, extensive gallery for a good look at this release:

Masterpiece Sideswipe (Lambor) Generation 2 Version
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Masterpiece Soundblaster with Ratbat In-Hand Pictures

Posted on 03-22-2014 at 02:59 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
64175456201403221725171827350251477_012 2005 Boards member uranusdd has shared with us some nice in-hand pictures of the recently released Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat. This Masterpiece set redecos Soundwave in his "new Soundwave" colors from the 1987 Japan-only Headmasters series, complete with optional chest piece to give Soundblaster a show-accurate purple chest, or a toy accurate red one.

The set also includes Ratbat who is a new mold and rounds out the set of Soundwave's six main minions. Like Laserbeak and Buzzsaw, Ratbat manages to integrate the gold engines which were removable accessories on the original toy - a tiny marvel of engineering!
Views: 7,251 / Credit: uranusdd of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Exosuit for MP Bumble - Hasui Confirms Spike

Posted on 03-20-2014 at 04:40 AM by Superquad7 under Transformers Masterpiece
MP-Spike The Masterpiece news has been pouring in, and Shogo Hasui updated his Twitter feed once again with another image of the Exosuit accessory for Masterpiece-21 Bumble. While we've seen images of the Exosuit before, it's been just a bit unclear as to whether or not the human character is Daniel or Spike. Hasui-san confirms the identity is Spike in his latest tweet:
"The MP-21 Bumble scheduled for release in November, Spike wearing the suit Excel is attached. While small-scale, in addition to complete transformation without replacement to vehicle mode, posing also enabled some."
Spike certainly makes sense as the choice, given his longtime friendship to Bumble[bee].
Views: 7,001 / Credit: hardreturn of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Wheeljack Full Color Image & MP Ultra Magnus Teaser

Posted on 03-19-2014 at 11:49 PM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
masterpiece-ultra-magnus-shadow Thanks to the folks over on 2chan, we get a look at some upcoming Masterpiece figures via Japanese hobby magazines released recently. In them we see MP-20 Masterpiece Wheeljack in full color, along with another shadow teaser of a potential Masterpiece Ultra Magnus, this time a little more real in it's silhouette. Check out the shots after the break and discuss on the forums!
Views: 15,913 / Credit: BlackHawkOmega of the 2005 Boards!

MP-21 Bumblebee Amazon Exclusive Battle Mask Revealed

Posted on 03-13-2014 at 07:43 AM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
Bumblebee-Battle-Mask Hot on the heels of seeing clearer pics of MP-21 this morning, Amazon.jp has released a shot of their exclusive version of Bee. Their exclusive accessory feature will be a battle mask reminiscent of the G1 toy version of Bumblebee. Check out the shot after the break!
Views: 6,990

Clear Look at MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Robot Mode

Posted on 03-12-2014 at 11:59 PM by ORIO under Transformers Masterpiece
MP21-Bumblebee Takara Masterpiece toy designer is showing off again! This evening, he has tweeted out a larger, clearer image of MP-21 Bumblebee. This image gives us a nice look at the figure in it's prototype stage and even gives us a better view of his face, interior workings and his Autobot symbol gimmick.

Via Hobby Search, we have a look at even more images of this toy, including clear pictures of the vehicle mode and the included Exosuit based on the one Daniel used in Transformers the Movie. Hobby Search's listing also confirms that Bumble comes with an alternate face with a smile, a spare tire case, laser gun, and two spare mirrors.

Amazon.co.jp have also put up their placeholder page for the toy, announcing that they will have an exclusive "battlemask" faceplate for Bumblebee - this will probably be based on the original Generation 1 toy face.

Click on the title bar to join in the discussion on one of this year's most anticipated releases.
Views: 13,627 / Credit: hardreturn, Type-R, SydneyY of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Streak repaint to be Silverstreak?

Posted on 03-10-2014 at 12:05 AM by KidDynamite under Transformers Masterpiece
mp18_silverstreak_01-700x700 TFW2005 sponsor Captured Prey is reporting that according to their sources, the upcoming exclusive repaint of Masterpiece Streak will NOT in fact be an homage to the Diaclone blue version of the figure as many had speculated, but an all silver version similar to the G1 Bluestreak toy. It is reported to be a lighter shade of silver than that on the first release, and without the black on the hood.

You can see the listing here.

Take this with a grain of salt for now as there are not yet pictures of the final deco, but it's not looking good for those hoping to finally have a version of the fabled Blue Bluestreak.
Views: 5,169 / Credit: Captured Prey

MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee - Prototype Image

Posted on 03-06-2014 at 06:59 AM by Superquad7 under Transformers Masterpiece
Masterpiece-Bumble Hot on the previously-reported news from Shogu Hasui's Twitter page showing a silhouette teaser, a gray prototype image of the highly-anticipated MP-21 - Masterpiece Bumble - surfaces by way of Comic Toys' Facebook page. We get a look at both the robot and the alternate modes of Masterpiece Bumble. The photo shows us that the alt mode is a realistic representation of the fully-licensed Volkswagen Bettle, as opposed to a chibified toy alt mode that the original Generation One toy represents. Also, a feature unknown until now is that the faceplate for Bumble is removable!

Along with this image is what appears to be a fully-transformable Exo-suit Spike figure, as seen from the 1986 The Transformers: the Movie! Certainly feel free to journey back to that scene with some of our screencaps of the scenes shared with these two here: The Transformers: The Movie - Bumble[bee] and Spike Screencaps.

Now, it is a bit unclear as to whether or not the figure is actually Spike or his son, Daniel. However, the likelihood of Spike seems to be a bit higher, given his long friendship with Bumble[bee]. If you want to speculate further, jump on over to our Masterpiece Speculation thread!

EDIT: Thanks to TFW2005.COM board member hanypa for a higher resolution image!
Views: 20,639 / Credit: Supreme Unicron, hanypa of the 2005 Boards!

Shogo Hasui interview on Masterpiece from April Figure-oh

Posted on 03-04-2014 at 10:41 AM by KidDynamite under Transformers Masterpiece
hasui Thanks to 2005 Boards members SydneyY for the translation and Type-R for the original scan, we have the opportunity to read the full text of the interview with Shogo Hasui from the April issue of Figure-oh magazine. Besides some of the same details we've learned before, there's a lot of interesting new information here, including:
  • why they decided against light-up ears for Wheeljack
  • details of Wheeljack's transformation
  • hints about Bumblebee as the next MP and why he was chosen to be paired with Wheeljack

It's a really fascinating read and you can read the whole thing after the jump.
Views: 7,417 / Credit: SydneyY, Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

First Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee Teaser

Posted on 02-28-2014 at 02:42 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
27422186d1393576340-mp-20-bumblebee-tease-hasui-bhjefozcqaalsq3 Takara-Tomy design team member Shogo Hasui has tweeted something very exciting - a silhouette of the next Masterpiece Transformer release after Wheeljack! We know from listings on Big Bad Toy Store that MP-21 will be Bumble, or Bumblebee as we know him in the West, but this is our first look at what this Masterpiece might look like - albeit a blacked out one.

Here's hoping for a full look in the near future!
Views: 6,901 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!
 
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