Transformers Asia have revealed that like Masterpiece Grapple, Masterpiece Inferno will be coming with a die-cast figurine when he is released in Asia. Where Grapple comes with an Ultra Magnus, Inferno is set to come with a non-transformable, unpainted die-cast figurine of Optimus Prime himself. There is an image of the box that the Optimus Prime comes in – a nice window box for display, no less. The box is labelled as #1, suggesting that this and Ultra Magnus are just the first in what will potentially be a whole series of collectible die-cast figurines being given away alongside Masterpiece releases in the Asian market.
Transformers Masterpiece news information and images for both Hasbro and Takara-Tomy Masterpiece toys.
Thanks to the Facebook page of site sponsor RobotKingdom, we have news of another diecast mini-figure packaged with a Masterpiece figure. This time the figure is Ultra Magnus and will be coming with MP-35 Grapple as a Transformers Asia exclusive.
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Transformers Asia Official Facebook Page is sharing with us a bunch of official images of Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime.
“In the Shattered Glass universe, the Decepticons fight to save the Earth from being destroyed by the ultimate army of destruction… Optimus Prime and the Autobots”.
The figure is expected to be released this December.
We’ve mirrored the images with this news post. Check ’em out.
Shortly after the recent TFW upgrade, yet another new Masterpiece Optimus Prime repaint was announced and this time it’s his Shattered Glass reflection. Fans of Shattered Glass can rejoice again as he’s now going up for pre-order!
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Via Planet Iacon, we’re able to share some images of the exclusive accessory being released in Asia for Masterpiece Ironhide. The exclusive accessory, made of die-cast metal, is modelled on the drill Ironhide used in SOS Dinobots. It’s a great addition to the already huge arsenal of accessories that MP-27 Ironhide comes with. Check out the images attached to this post.
Takara’s Diaclone inspired repaints of Masterpiece figures continue this month with a big one, Delta Magnus! Delta Magnus is a repaint of Ultra Magnus to match his pre-Transformers color scheme, one that was actually briefly seen in test animation for the 1986 Transformers movie as well. Just like Ultra, he’s a big hunkin bot that’ll tower over the rest of your Masterpiece shelf. He’s in stock now and shipping from site sponsor TFSource – MP-31 Masterpiece Delta Magnus @ TFSource.
Thanks to the Facebook Page of Planet Iacon, we have more Masterpiece news! Earlier today, Hasbro Asia teased that something Shattered Glass related was on the horizon; however Planet Iacon has posted an image of what that something is, and it’s none other than a Shattered Glass Masterpiece Optimus Prime! Decked out in his purple, grey, and green deco, this mirrored Prime is looking quite menacing. While the origins of the Shattered Glass universe may be no more, it seems the concept of a mirrored Transformers universe is still kicking which is excellent news for its fans.
The figure is said to be released some time in December. Stay tuned to TFW for info on pricing and availability and in the meantime, check out the pic after the jump and share your thoughts in the discussion below!
Since the release of Masterpiece MP-10 Convoy version 2.0, there has been but one question on people’s minds:
Where is Megatron version 2?
It seems that the answer is “not far away” now. Posting on Weibo, Alucard Lee has posted images which he alleges are leaked grey prototype models of a new Masterpiece Megatron.
Take this with a grain of salt – while we’re clearly looking at a prototype of a Megatron – and one that looks good to boot – it could be a previously unknown unofficial effort and not the new official Megatron we’ve been waiting for.
Check out the images attached to this post.
Thanks site sponsor TFsource, we have images of TakaraTomy’s next entry in the Transformers Masterpiece toyline, MP-35 Masterpiece Grapple. As most expected, Grapple is a retool and repaint of the upcoming MP-33 Masterpiece Inferno in similar fashion as the original toy in Generation 1.
Like Inferno, Masterpiece Grapples appears to include a plethora of accessory as well. In vehicle mode, there appears to three different attachment for the crane arm including the default hook, a scoop, and a grapple claw as seen in the episode “Auto Berserk“. Also there is an alternate plate to change between realistic chrome and animation grey for the front end of the vehicle.
On the robot mode side, the figure comes with an orange head to match his primary animation model and a black one to match the original Generations 1 toy. In addition, there seems to be accessories modeled after the Power Tower Plans and the Solar Power Tower as seen in the episode “The Master Builders“. No word on the price or release date for this Masterpiece figure at this time, but stay tune to TFW for the latest update. For now, check out the image of the reveal after the break.
Staff Edit: Higher resolution images added after the jump!
Hasbro Asia are re-releasing Masterpiece Soundwave later this year, complete with five of his cassettes (Ratbat is still excluded from this rodeo). If you have not experienced Masterpiece Soundwave, then this is a great opportunity to add him to your collection, as he is quite possibly the definitive Generation 1 Soundwave, and his minions are some of the most impressively designed Transformers of their size.
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