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Transformers Masterpiece news information and images.

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: 3,857 / 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: 1,016 / 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: 1,687 / 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: 5,688

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: 2,569 / 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: 6,212 / 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: 7,413 / 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: 8,952 / 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: 3,710 / 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: 8,697 / Credit: ericepy, Bumble, TF Collector of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Wheeljack Found At Australian Retail

Posted on 11-02-2014 at 09:10 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
27477564d1414970414-masterpiece-wheeljack-australian-retail-wheeljack Thanks to TFW2005 member Starscream Gaga for the tip that Masterpiece Wheeljack has started showing up at Toys R Us stores in Australia for $99. According to Ozformers board member Kirk, this release is an import of the Takara Wheeljack and not a Hasbro release like Masterpiece Prowl.

Check it out after the break.
Views: 5,892 / Credit: Starscream Gaga of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Megatron Gold Version In-Hand Pics

Posted on 11-01-2014 at 08:22 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
795608745_o Lena81822 on Ebay has posted an auction for the Masterpiece Megatron Gold Version. This gold version of the Masterpiece Megatron figure is set for a release toward the end of the year in Asian markets, and sports this premium gold paint job. We're not sure exactly what is meant to be referenced by this gold deco - our bets are it's either "because it looks cool" or a reference to how some early comic stories, such as the UK annual story "Victory", would sometimes color Megatron in gold rather than silver.

Whatever the reason, the gold does make Megatron look particularly regal. Check out a few in-hand pics of the robot mode after the break - the gun mode is not shown.
Views: 6,394 / Credit: llamatron of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Megatron Gold Version Bonus Reflector Accessory

Posted on 10-31-2014 at 10:59 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
f1c7c37ea3c7cebbf6c94f72db6404ab Transformers Asia have updated with details of the bonus accessory promotion which will accompany the release of their Masterpiece Megatron - Gold Version. The gold Masterpiece Megatron will be accompanied by a die-cast, non-transforming mini-Reflector camera accessory! It's a pretty neat accessory and marks yet another raising of the bar for the Asia exclusive Transformers releases.
Views: 7,341 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber Test Shot Image

Posted on 10-28-2014 at 06:21 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
B08X-49CAAAD7aj More cool news on the Masterpiece Transformers front - Hisashi Yuki of the Takara-Tomy Transformers team has received the test shot of Masterpiece Star Saber and has kindly shared a picture of it on his twitter account. It's not the finished article - it's for Mr Yuki's evaluation, so he'll probably go back with some suggestions for further tweaks. But for those following the progress of the latest Masterpiece, check it out!
Views: 7,497 / Credit: Magnoir of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece MP-11SW Skywarp is coming in January 2015

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 08:50 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
22925e8c7b381827c9b6c34092a9146c Happy Friday! Transformers Asia has posted news that a lot of you have been wanting to hear - Hasbro Asia will be releasing a Masterpiece Skywarp using the MP-11 Starscream mold! That means together with the Hasbro US Masterpiece Thundercracker released in Toys R Us a while back fans can complete a definitive set of the Masterpiece Seekers!

Masterpiece MP-11SW is due out on January 5 2015 - it's Hasbro Asia's way of saying happy new year, Transformers fans!
Views: 7,900 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!
 
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