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Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber - New Box Image

Posted on 03-05-2015 at 08:34 AM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
B_VLYUAUcAAsZ6f The wait is almost over everyone. Masterpiece Star Saber will begin shipping overseas on March 21, arriving shortly after to North American retailers. To hold us over until then, Star Saber designer Hisashi Yuki continues to drop gems for us on his Twitter page.

This morning we have our very first image of Stab Saber's box, which Hisashi Yuki mentions will be the same size as Masterpiece Ultra Magnus packaging. Interesting to note there does not appear to be any call out to this release being the 30th Anniversary fan voted Masterpiece, at least from what we can see here. The packaging will however fit right into line with the other Generation 1 Masterpiece released figures to this point continuing a consistent packaging theme.

Stay tuned for more images and news as we inch closer to the release date!
Views: 735 / Credit: aniline of the 2005 Boards!

New Masterpieces and MP Tracks NOT MP-25?

Posted on 03-04-2015 at 07:54 AM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
mp-25_1425390597 According to the earlier report from Australian Toy Fair via Ozformers, Masterpiece Tracks is being reported as NOT MP-25. Where he falls and who else is in line is not known at the moment. The full wording for the initial info was:

Tracks (not MP25), MP25 in Sept (I can't reveal name before TakaraTomy), and two new "sports cars" for OCT & NOV.

It's worth noting that this runs contra to the previous Japanese hobby magazines which were printed with Tracks clearly identified as MP-25.

Read on to discuss and check back for updates later today!
Views: 4,308 / Credit: griffin of oz of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber In-Hand

Posted on 03-03-2015 at 05:47 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
3f212d7fjw1epsyfe2uwsj20xc18gdok The appointed hour draws near when Masterpiece Star Saber will be released in Japan - and via Oldcasper on Weibo and fengqiaoken on ACtoys, we have a look at the Cybertron 5th Commander in-hand.

Hailing from the 1989 show, Transformers Victory, Star Saber was one of a series of Japan-only Cybertron faction commanders. Much like his predecessor Ginrai / Powermaster Optimus Prime, he consists of a small pilot figure, a Brainmaster, which merges with a smaller jet vehicle to form a robot, which then in turn merges with the larger booster engine to form the full-scale Star Saber.

Masterpiece Star Saber is looking to be every bit the large-scale release to celebrate the latter years of the Japanese Generation 1 series. It is an amazing looking release which seems to be set to impress Masterpiece Transformers fans everywhere. Check out the new images attached to this post.
Views: 7,929 / Credit: nuropa, daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

New Color Image of MP-25 Masterpiece Tracks!

Posted on 03-03-2015 at 08:41 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Masterpiece
mp-25 TFW2005 site sponsor Robot Kingdom has just put up a new color image for MP-25 Masterpiece Tracks!

As we can see here, Tracks will feature the following:

G1-accurate deco
Flying car mode
Flight stand
Raoul minifigure
Blaster boombox accessory


Be sure to get your preorders in for this highly-anticipated release!
Views: 12,340 / Credit: Emp Galvatron, daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber and Masterpiece Tracks New Images

Posted on 02-24-2015 at 08:42 AM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
dm150407-929x1280 Coming off of the recently revealed Masterpiece Tracks prototype image, we've just received a new scan of images from Tag Hobby featuring a clearer image of the prototype, along with more images of the anticipated Masterpiece Star Saber. Interesting to note with this scan is the new set of images showing off the Brain of Courage and how it combines to form Star Saber.

Check out the new set of images after the jump and let us know if your opinion has changed for both Tracks and Star Saber!
Views: 12,099 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece MP-25 Tracks Revealed!

Posted on 02-21-2015 at 09:32 AM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
B-VncAiCEAAp6YK Thanks to TFW2005 boards member Sup3hobo for providing us with our very first look at Masterpiece Tracks! Tracks is slated to be released as MP-25 and looks stunningly accurate to the cartoon model.

No word yet on the specifics of Tracks' release (accessories, ordering info, etc.), but news is sure to follow this first image fast as we get more scans of the page layouts. We'll keep you updated! For now, sound off after the jump!

Update: Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has just opened up preorders for Tracks!

As have TFSource.

Be sure to get your orders in!
Views: 19,117 / Credit: Sup3hobo of the 2005 Boards!

Next Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Figure Is Starscream

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 07:14 PM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Masterpiece
image Thanks to Icespark for letting us in on the next Toys R Us exclusive Transformer, Masterpiece Starscream! More info:
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Item: 376475
Vendor Style: B4702


Stay tuned for more info!
Views: 13,192 / Credit: Icespark of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber MP-24

Posted on 02-10-2015 at 05:17 AM by Superquad7 under Transformers Masterpiece
MP-24-Star-Saber-01 TakaraTomy toy designer Hisashi Yuki recently updated his Twitter again with even more new photos of the upcoming MP-24 Masterpiece Star Saber! As if most of us collecting this line weren't already excited enough, these photos provide us even more teases of this highly-anticipated figure. These images showcase the alt modes of the figure, the missile pods, and the Brain of Courage piloting this awesome craft!

Check out the images mirrored here after the jump!
Views: 9,016 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece G2 Bumblebee New Images

Posted on 01-26-2015 at 02:44 AM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Masterpiece
2zh4opy Looking forward to the recently announced Masterpiece Generation 2 Bumblebee? Feast your eyes on new stock images uploaded by Amazon Japan! Aside from different views, we also get a look at all the accessories that will come with MP G2 Bumblebee.

Read on for more!
Views: 6,184 / Credit: Mercutio of the 2005 Boards!

MP-23 Exhaust Deco Update

Posted on 01-16-2015 at 12:43 AM by Jacer under Transformers Masterpiece
10622938_821125474620061_2605050824367973520_n After a bit of concern of release of MP-23 Exhaust in North America we finally have an update on the figure. Back in November we reported about Exhaust's paint job that conflicted with Marlboro & Phillip Morris USA's trademark. Takara has now updated the deco with a slightly different design on the hood to not clash with the trademark.

Check out the pictures after the jump and join the discussion!
Views: 8,703 / Credit: Spark Extractor of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers YOTG Soundwave Cassettes Hit eBay

Posted on 01-14-2015 at 02:35 PM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
yotg-tapes-1 Looks like the Year of the Goat Soundwave release is getting closer - his minions have hit eBay loose. eBay seller pakonline has all 5 tapes in their crystal clear form up right now. Included are Lazerbeak, Buzzsaw, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy. There are additional images for each auction at the links below!

Lazerbeak and Buzzsaw YOTG Soundwave Cassettes Loose

Rumble YOTG Soundwave Cassette Loose

Frenzy YOTG Soundwave Cassette Loose

Ravage YOTG Soundwave Cassette Loose
Views: 4,197 / Credit: deliciouspeter of the 2005 Boards!

Rumor - Next US Masterpiece Release: Bluestreak?

Posted on 01-14-2015 at 10:32 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Masterpiece
IMG_20150113_0001 TFW2005 boards member Icespark has provided us with a computer listing from Toys 'R' Us about what is presumably the next US Masterpiece release - Bluestreak! Bluestreak will be retailing for $59.99. Unfortunately, we have no photos of what he will look like just yet, or if he will have any differences from his Japanese counterpart.

Stay tuned to TFW as we bring you the latest Transformers news leading up to Toy Fair!
Views: 4,894 / Credit: Icespark of the 2005 Boards!

Rumor - Year of the Goat Soundwave to cost $190?

Posted on 01-13-2015 at 05:39 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
Goat-Soundwave-Tapdeck_1413655134 Call this a rumor for now, but we have received a report from TFW2005 member Deceptigtar that the upcoming Year of the Goat special edition Soundwave will cost $190 when it is released at Toys R Us.

Yes, $190.

This information is based on Deceptigtar taking a scan of the UPC of a sample of the Year of the Goat Soundwave which a fellow collector already owned, and scanning it in a Toys R Us store.

If you like to collect the Chinese New Year special editions, you may wish to put aside a little extra Transformers money for this one - it sounds as though it will be a bank-breaker - or is this price a deal-breaker?
Views: 4,852 / Credit: Deceptigtar of the 2005 Boards!

MP-22 Masterpiece Ultra Magnus High Res Gallery

Posted on 01-12-2015 at 02:06 PM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
MP22-Ultra-Magnus-014 MP-22 Ultra Magnus dropped late last year and we here at TFW2005 have a full high res gallery of him ready for you today! He is a massive figure, standing tall among his Masterpiece brothers. He doesn't transform like previous versions, instead keeping the cab and trailer connected. In each mode though, he looks like he should, a beefed up hybrid of the G1 toy and cartoon. We'll leave the reviews and feedback to the fans.

This sponsored gallery is coming courtesy of site sponsor TFSource, so we'd like to thank them for providing the figure to shoot! You can grab MP-22 Ultra Magnus from them right now; they are in stock and shipping!


For some supah cleah high res images though, check out our full gallery here: TFW2005's MP-22 Ultra Magnus High Resolution Gallery.

We've attached some key shots after the break, read on to check em and discuss on the forums!
Views: 8,652

MP-10 Convoy Reissue Announced

Posted on 01-08-2015 at 10:46 AM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
mp10reissue Site sponsors Big Bad Toy Store and Robot Kingdom have both posted pre-order listings for a reissue of MP-10 Convoy. This looks to be a Japanese version release of Optimus Prime with the key difference to Hasbro's version being his darker blue tones. He otherwise seems the same as the first Japanese release based on descriptions. Check the sponsor listings below:

Robot Kingdom
BBTS
TFsource
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