Care of Alfes2010 on Twitter, we have some in-hand images of the latest Masterpiece Transformer to share with you. MP-40 is Targetmaster Hot Rodimus – a redeco of the previous Masterpiece Hot Rodimus with different accessories and crucially his Targetmaster Firebolt, who is himself a redeco of the Offshoot Targetmaster included with the US release of the original MP-9 figure.
Fan opinion on this piece has been divided between those enthused to be getting another chunk of their childhood updated as a Masterpiece, to those disappointed it is not a new character, to those indifferent as they already got the last one. I’m in the excited camp as Targetmaster Hot Rod was my Hot Rod growing up and I’m hyped to see Takara-Tomy giving this iteration of the character some love. The paint job on this release is slick, with a fantastic magenta finish and a lovely glossy look to the boots.
You can check out the images to see if this is one that you will want to add to your collection after the break.