Takara Tomy have put up an article about Masterpiece Beast Wars Megatron, and included in the story are official pictures. These are what were seen in the magazine scans earlier in the month, but the original source shots. In them we get good looks from most angles and some highlights of the alternate faces and dino head gimmick. Read on to check them all out, and hit the link for the article (in Japanese).
Thanks again to Hong Kong based retailer Loopaza Mega Store’s Facebook page, we received information on the highly anticipated release of the next Beast Wars Masterpiece figure, MP-43 Beast Megatron. According to information from the post, Beast Megatron is scheduled to be released in January 2019, with a retail price of 35,000 Yen (approximately 315.00 USD per current conversion rate). This release edge out MP-41 Dinobot’s 30,240 Yen retail price to become the highest price Masterpiece figure to date; however, it will be the largest Masterpiece figure scheduled for release as well. Along with Beast Megatron, it appears we will see a re-release of MP-32 Beast Wars Convoy in February, 2019 as well. Will you be adding this to your Masterpiece collection? Join in the thread on our boards and let us know!
A lot of Transformers fans had been speculating that the Power of the Primes Optimus Primal might have been getting a red and blue Optimus Prime deco as Primal Prime. Thanks to this post on Baidu, we can confirm that Hasbro has taken that idea and taken a sharp steer in a different direction.
The “Throne of the Primes” figure is a season 1 Optimus Primal deco applied to the Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus, a cool black deco for the character that is unprecedented for this particular iteration of Optimus Primal.
To make this package even cooler, he’s packaged seated on a throne with some exclusive Prime Masters packaged in a sort of Mayan calendar design, with the Maximal symbol also visible right behind the head. He’s also got extra accessories, including a crown and a large, squared staff. If you look closely below where Primal’s fist grasps the staff, you can see this set comes with an exclusive Prime Master, which seems to be an exclusive redeco of the Onyx Prime that comes with Predaking.
We’ve not yet got confirmation how this figure is coming to us, but it’s been observed that the set is in English-only packaging, which implies it is an exclusive release, and given the timing, we can speculate this one might be another upcoming SDCC exclusive release.
Is this something you’re excited for? Share your thoughts in our discussion thread linked below.
Thanks to Twitter user @nesuhero0317 we have images of the latest Japanese Figure King magazine featuring the highly expected Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron.
We have 2 pages with clear shots of Masterpiece Beast Wars Megatron, Yeeeeeeeeeeeeees! We have a look at the final colors of the toy from several angles. The extra accessories are shown too:
- 2 extra interchangeable faces. You can choose from a serious face and a great smiling face.
- The hunting rifle seen in the “Call of the Wild” episode,
- A laser energy blast for the T-Rex hand/mouth.
- And…. a toothbrush! Beast Wars fans should remember that Megatron used to brush his T-Rex’s teeth in the show sometimes.
- The extra display base. We have some shots not only using it for Megatron, but to recreate scenes from the show with Dinobot and Optimus Primal.
- Sadly, no duckie.
One of the pages shows something really interesting. The shoulder pads, hip parts, backpack, and tail weapon can be removed to recreate Megatron’s “relaxed mode” when he brushes his T-Rex teeth.
Beast Wars fans will sure enjoy these new images and the revealed extra accessories. You can now check out the mirrored images on this news posts after the jump, and then chime in your impressions on the 2005 Boards! [Read more…]
Thanks to a report from Alberto Lopez, member of Comunidad Transformers Mexico Facebook Group, we can report that Power Of The Primes Leader Class Wave 3 Optimal Optimus Was Spotted In Mexico.
This new incarnation of Beast Wars Optimus Primal/Optimal Optimus was found at Liverpool stores for 1359 Mexican pesos ($66.10 approximately).
Happy hunting to all Mexican fans out there!
Tokyo Toy Show 2018 has just started and thanks to Twitter user @Chohenken, we have our first full color image of Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron.
The image comes from the the show flyer. Our first colored stock photo of the highly expected Masterpiece Beast Wars Megatron shows him in great dark purple colors. Some fans may notice that it could be darker than the colors we saw on the cartoon, but it may be just an effect of the photograph or the print.
We also have a look at a nice accesory. An energy blast effect to be used with the Dinosaur head on robot mode. You can check out the mirrored image after the jump. Stay tuned with TFW2005 for the best coverage of Tokyo Toy Show 2018. [Read more…]
Thanks a Facebook update of Loopaza Mega Store, we have a look at hi-res scans of the Transformers section of the latest Figure King Magazine #244 from Japan.
Now we have a very clear look at the 4 pages featuring the next Takara Tomy releases:
- MP-43 Masterpiece Beast Wars Megatron Prototype: Beast mode, comparison shots and confirmation of voice clips. More information on the respective thread on our boards.
- Takara Tomy Studio Series Wave 2: Voyagers Revenge Of The Fallen Megatron and Brawl, Deluxes Jazz and Lockdown. Some robot, alt mode, and size comparison shots. As we have known so far, no differences compared with their Hasbro counterparts.
- Power Of The Primes Wave 6: New shots of PP-32 Alpha Trion (Ladmine armor), PP-33 Skrapnel, PP-34 Autobot Tailgate, PP-35 Autobot Novastar and PP-36 Autobot Inferno. These are expected for release on October 27th, 2018.
- New Masterpiece Releases: Some shots of MP-29+ Laserwave (Shockwave G1 toy colors), MP-42 Cordon, Masterpiece Convoy (Optimus Prime) first prototype teaser picture (you can discuss it on this thread), and our first official image of the MP-10 Gold Convoy (Optimus Prime) repaint (you can follow the discussion here).
You can check out the mirrored images after the jump and then sound off on the 2005 Boards!
Here it is TFW2005, a huge moment for Beast Wars fans: prototype images of Masterpiece Beast Wars Megatron! Coming to us via TFW member HolyCulture, we have several images from the Figure King Magazine showing off the Predacon leader including beast mode, robot mode, and comparisons with Masterpiece Optimus Primal / Beast Convoy and Dinobot. This confirms what many already guessed, Megatron stands a head taller than Dinobot! Also pictured are various facial expressions for Megatron as well as a display stand. According to the information from the magazine, Megatron will have new sound clips too.
Check out the images after the break and share your thoughts in the discussion thread linked below!
Yessssssssss. An unexpected and exciting reveal tonight courtesy of @alt_tekka on Twitter. On display at the Shizuoka Hobby Show is a grey prototype of our first Masterpiece Beast Wars Predacon – Megatron! No information on price or release date as of yet, but so far this looks like it will give your Masterpiece Beast Wars Maximals a run for their money on your display shelf!
You can check out the image after the jump!
Over the weekend, Hasbro has applied for three new Transformers related toy trademarks at the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
- Mega Mighties (Serial Number: 87890032)
- Razorclaw (Serial Number: 87890226)
- Blackarachnia (Serial Number: 87890230)
Out of the three, Mega Mighties is a completely new name for the Transformers fans. Judging by the name, it could very well be for a gimmick line but the line seems to have a separate vehicle and accessory line as well:
“Toy action figures and accessories for use therewith; toy vehicles and accessories for use therewith; toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms”
The other two toys are familiar ones under the following category:
“Toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms”
Razorclaw, whose most famous incarnation is that of a Decepticon Predacon who is also a part of a bigger entity; The Predaking. We all know that a new Predaking is on his way as a part of the ongoing Power Of The Primes line. Therefore, this listing comes as no surprise.
But the surprise is Blackarachnia. Known to many for her Beast Era representation, Blackarachnia later turned up on Transformers: Animated. Now however, she seems to be getting a new toy. There is a likelihood that she’ll be a part of the upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse animated series where Chapters might explore other past lines such as Beast Wars.