Masterpiece Prowl, Bluestreak and Smokescreen Update

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Snakas has posted a summary of the Transformers news from Figure King 184, which we had previously seen scans from earlier this week. Some great news regarding the future of the Masterpiece series as well as the future of the Encore reissues is contained within:

  • Masterpiece Prowl and Bluestreak are delayed due to retailer orders greatly exceeding what Takara-Tomy expected them to be, and them going back to manufacture more of each.
  • Masterpiece Smokescreen will be significantly different in design and will be announced soon.
  • Takara-Tomy are continuing to approach manufacturers who they do not have rights to use the vehicles of – you might get your VW Bumblebee or your Porsche Jazz yet folks!
  • There seems to be an announcement planned for the Tokyo Toy Show on 15-16 June. Masterpiece Smokescreen, or perhaps the rumored MP-20?
  • Encore Fortress Maximus sold beyond expectations, and it is hoped that reissues will continue on the back of this.
  • Masterpiece Tiger Track will be a Tokyo Toy Show exclusive and will include non-chromed versions of the Amazon exclusive piledrivers.
  • Confirmation is also included that Generations Japan Metroplex will have two guns and a different deco to the US, but no word on what that might be.

Many thanks to Snakas for posting the original summary and REMINATOR & MACRAPTRON for bringing it to our attention and translating!

Discussion / Comments (Jump to this Thread on the Boards)

  1. REMINATOR's Avatar REMINATOR says

    I was looking at Snaka blog regarding TG-23 Metroplex, so I googled for translation. Then it mentioned MP Smokescreen, FMax, and other stuff. Can someone translate the Japanese writing?
    トランスフォーマー新着情*ブ*グ - フィギュア王No.184


    Here's the Google translation:
    interview with Maeda Scripture fall of Mr. TF marketing producer of Takara Tomy. From the deployment of 2013, what to talk about the prospects for TF30 anniversary next year. The excerpt the part to be worried about personally.

    * Seems to have an ulterior motive, such as to appeal to presence of Takara Tommy TF market in the world Japan's own deployment of TFGo!. So samurai catchy even overseas motif.
    * I had a better-than-expected response to reprint Fortress Maxi trout, a product with many hope we hope to continue to reprint the future.
    * MP Prowl, streaks corresponding to postpone the launch in the number of orders than expected.
    * Character of 3 body eyes MP Fairlady Z type with regard (smoke screen), to announce the time is not far away. Differences in the design of setting screen is reflected considerably.
    * I would like to expand with future vehicle copyright real car of MP. I have continued to approach without giving up with regard manufacturers copyright is not going down easily.
    * Apparently there is a significant announcement at the stage of the toy show.

    Because it is only an excerpt, above, we recommend that to determine the content on reading the original text.

    ◆ test shot fastest publication of TG-23 metroplex. In the molding of non-coloring, photo is posted of the upper body 3 mode + full size.

    The Japanese version, painted unlike overseas edition, (overseas only one order) gun 2 Ding included. For gimmick, click-to joints. And chest eye ◎ Ali emission gimmick in clear parts. Crane base mode, can be mounted to 5 mm hole of each place. In city mode, starting route is connected to the distal end of the leg from the slope of the breast. Right arm will scan turret par Norikomeru. And that will is written.

  2. MACRAPTRON has no avatar! MACRAPTRON says

    It says Prowl and Bluestreak got delayed because TT wasn't expecting so many orders.
    Smokescreen will be revealed soon and it'll look quite different from his brothers.
    TT will keep harassing the car makers that won't allow them to use their cars.
    Looks like something's big will be revealed at the Tokyo international toy show (June 15th and 16th). Masterpiece Fortress Maximus? (I kid)
    Fortress Maximus sold above their expectations, so the Encore line will continue.
    MP Tigertrack will be a Tokyo Toy show exclusive and will come with the Amazon.jp pile drivers for MP12 (no chrome).

    I don't care about the other crap, so I didn't bother reading the rest.

  3. Heat Guy's Avatar Heat Guy says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MACRAPTRON View Post
    Fortress Maximus sold above their expectations, so the Encore line will continue.
    Well, that's interesting, but I guess there was demand enough for a grail/reissue/never had at that price point.

  4. REMINATOR's Avatar REMINATOR says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MACRAPTRON View Post
    It says Prowl and Bluestreak got delayed because TT wasn't expecting so many orders.
    Smokescreen will be revealed soon and it'll look quite different from his brothers.
    Looks like something's big will be revealed at the Tokyo international toy show (June 15th and 16th). Masterpiece Fortress Maximus? (I kid)
    Thanks for the translation, Mac.
    Awesome news from TTomy, I can't wait to see MP Smokescreen. MP FMax? That would be priceless if it happens!

  5. Underwear's Avatar Underwear says

    I would love to see a reissue Star Saber..wishful thinking... Lol

    If they can reissue FM & make the recent Asian exclusive Sixshot with the metallic paint apps, nothing is impossible nowadays.

  6. Yeled's Avatar Yeled says

    I guess that means the speculation that Smokescreen could get pushed back from the MP-19 spot was unfounded.

  7. PoweredConvoy's Avatar PoweredConvoy says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MACRAPTRON View Post
    It says Prowl and Bluestreak got delayed because TT wasn't expecting so many orders.
    Smokescreen will be revealed soon and it'll look quite different from his brothers.
    TT will keep harassing the car makers that won't allow them to use their cars.
    Looks like something's big will be revealed at the Tokyo international toy show (June 15th and 16th). Masterpiece Fortress Maximus? (I kid)
    Fortress Maximus sold above their expectations, so the Encore line will continue.
    MP Tigertrack will be a Tokyo Toy show exclusive and will come with the Amazon.jp pile drivers for MP12 (no chrome).

    I don't care about the other crap, so I didn't bother reading the rest.
    As I had thought. Thanks for the translation.

    Randy

  8. Stepper has no avatar! Stepper says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Heat Guy View Post
    Well, that's interesting, but I guess there was demand enough for a grail/reissue/never had at that price point.
    This will be an indication that there might be a Grand Maximus,we shall see.

  9. General Tekno's Avatar General Tekno says

    I wonder if the TakaraTomy reveal will be their version of Metroplex. They've teased it, sure but haven't actually shown the deco.

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