We have some additional information about the next installment in the Transformers Masterpiece series for you now. 2005 Boards member MACRAPTRON was also present at the Tokyo Toy Show panel yesterday, and can report on what Shogo Hasui said during the presentation:
Hasui: “About the new Masterpiece, I believe many of you want to hear about MP20. We can’t show it yet, but MP20 will finally be that character, that car model which the license was very difficult to obtain”.
MC: “Why? (can’t show now?)”
Hasui: “You’ll have to wait/please wait some more”
This does not quite match what we heard yesterday, but this does fit with what we heard previously about the Takara-Tomy team relentlessly pursuing licenses for the car models of the other Generation 1 characters. From Hasui’s wording, it sounds like MP-20 might be a character with a licensed car mode which has been very hard to obtain for the line – which narrows the field of candidates quite considerably.
We will share more news and information as it reaches us.