San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Transformers Masterpiece Toys are on display! Check out the images from our news crew on the scene after the jump!
Transformers Masterpiece news information and images for both Hasbro and Takara-Tomy Masterpiece toys.
Beast Wars Masterpiece Megatron coming to the US? Yesssss.
Via Entertainment Earth, we’ve got word that there might be a US release for Masterpiece Beast Wars Megatron in the future. The listing suggests this is going to be an import of the Takara-Tomy release, given the use of the same stock images and the same designation, MP-43. It may be this is going to be like the other Masterpiece we’ve heard might be in the works for the US, Prowl, who is stated to be coming to the US via specialty stores via Diamond distribution and other such distributors.
The release comes with an eye-watering pricetag, though – $319.99, but it comes with free shipping at least. Release date is stated to be February 2019, so around the same time as the Japanese release, maybe up to a month later. SDCC is around the corner, so maybe Hasbro will tell us more about this there, and more generally the future of Masterpiece Transformers in the US.
Watch this space. Yesssss.
More official images of Beast Wars Megatron have dropped, showing the full range of his features and accessories. We also get to see size and scale with MP-32 Optimus Primal via an epic dino headbutt. MP-43 Megatron is due out in January 2019 with a Japanese price of 35,000 yen (316 USD atm).
In addition to new pretty Megatron pics, we also get word that MP-32 Optimus Primal will re-release in February 2019 for 12,000 yen (108 USD atm).
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 to 2005 Boards member griffin-of-oz for reporting that Transformers: Studio Series Thundercracker and Masterpiece MPM-05 Barricade Are Out In Australia.
The information surfaced via user Caminus Prime in the Ozformers Boards. Both Studio Series Thundercracker and Masterpiece Movie Barricade have been found at Toys”R”Us in New South Wales. Thundercraker is priced 60 AUD ($44.30 approximately) and MPM-05 Barricade goes for 180 AUD ($ 132.90 approximately). To make things even better, these figures will automatically be discounted at Toys”R”Us, as Transformers are currently at 15% off.
This is indeed a nice surprise considering that Toys”R”Us Australia if closing all their stores within the next months. These toys must have been received, or bought, before the official notice was made of the business being closed up.
Happy hunting to all Australian fans!
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!
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:
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 2005 Boards member Type-R for sharing our first Official Images of Masterpiece Convoy/Optimus Prime Version 3 (2019) From Figure King Magazine.
After his revealing at Tokyo Toy Show 2018, we only had some not-so-clear images from the official presentation. We finally have big and clear images of this highly expected new Masterpiece incarnation of G1 Optimus Prime. This new mold tries to bring us a more cartoon-accurate Optimus Prime. As we can see, new proportions for the upper body, hidden wheels on the legs, a well-designed head, and a detailed alt mode. We can see a lot of panels and gaps on the mold. This could indicate this mold is bringing a wide range of articulation and poseability, similar to Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron.
Does this mold please your optics? Will you replace the already popular MP-10 mold with this one? You can check out the images after the jump and then sound off your impression on the 2005 Boards!
Tokyo Toy Show is in full swing over in Japan and overnight Masterpiece Optimus Prime V3 was unveiled. They did not put him on display or specifically invite pics at the panel, but many fans took shots of the presentation screen as they could. After the initial round of shots, several more have surfaced. Several weibo users including (模玩麦片周) have shared pics, all of which (including most of the first round) skew the angle due to being off center from the screen at the event. This can make it difficult to fully grasp the proportions of the new MP. 2005 Boards member AnonymousDwell took those and tried to straighten them out.
Read on to check out the clearer pics of MP Convoy V3!
Thanks to a wide range of folks at Tokyo Toy Show, we now have in-case pics of the colored MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron figure! Read on to check some out, and hit the links below for their accounts across the web!