Figure King Masterpiece Ironhide Scan

Via Ehobbybaseshop, we have a scan from the September 2015 edition of Figure King, which shows off a whole lot of Masterpiece Ironhide! This new scan has an extensive showcase of the figure’s accessories and gimmicks, including his arm attachments and alternate faces. There’s also a mid-transformation shot, giving an idea of how the upper body forms up, as well as a few more dynamically posed shots that show off the figure in a slightly better light than previous early images.

These scans also show a few other cool things coming down the pipe from Takara-Tomy, including Masterpiece Bumblebee Red Version, Legends Ultra Magnus, Masterpiece MP-11T Thundercracker, and the Prime1 Studio Lockdown statue.

MP Sideswipe Reissue Coin 01

Thanks to, we’ve just received our first image of the collectors coin for the reissue of Masterpiece Lambor (Sideswipe) coming this September. This collector’s coin is different from the first release of MP-12, so your coin collection will be getting a new addition!

Check it out after the jump.

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Red Bumblebee

Some surprising Masterpiece news thanks to board member General Tekno who has found an cell phone image of a page from Figure King on Twitter. The image shows off an upcoming Masterpiece Red Bumblebee! He looks to be a straight-up repaint of MP-21 Bumblebee in homage to the G1 toy. Of course he is not to be confused with the entirely separate character, Cliffjumper. Unfortunately this means we must continue to wait for a Masterpiece Cliffjumper, but this is excellent news for Mini-Bot collectors! More info on the original repaint can be found in our Resources!

MP-21R will include 2 face plates, spare tire, laser gun, and a chromed front bumper in car mode. This release is scheduled in December for 5940 yen. We’re unsure on details concerning other accompanying accessory piece (like Spike in the original release and the jetpack in the G2 version) , but stay tuned for more news on this figure as it develops as well as other upcoming Masterpieces, and be sure to share your speculations in our Masterpiece Speculation thread!

MP10 Reissue 035

We’re continuing the galleries today for some not super fresh but still recent releases with a look at Takara Tomy‘s MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy (Optimus Prime) Reissue. MP-10 originally came out in 2011 and has been used multiple times already: Masterpiece Optimus Prime 2.0, Masterpiece Black Convoy 2.0, Masterpiece Convoy Mode “Eva”, Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Masterpiece Convoy BAPE Version. He set the bar for the current Masterpiece line with most figures coming after his release attempting to be in scale with him. Due to popular demand, he’s been re-issued in Japan and Asia. Minimal differences other than some packaging inserts and slight box text changes are present. If you were looking to get into the Masterpiece game but didn’t want to spend a fortune on an aftermarket MP-10, now’s your chance. He’s out and in stock at most retailers including site sponsor TFSource: MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy @ TFSource.


Check out over 95 pics of him in action in our full gallery here: TFW2005’s MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy Reissue Full Gallery.

Read on for some key shots attached to this story and discussion!

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MP21G G2 Bumblebee 33

MP21G G2 Bumblebee is out in the wild and hitting collector’s shelves. He’s a straight repaint of MP-21 Bumblebee, this time with a metallic gold paint scheme to homage his G2 deco. He comes with the additional toy-themed battle mask that was exclusive before and a trusty jet pack accessory. The Autobot logo is not molded into the chest plate anymore, and stickers are available to mark him up with standard or G2 Autobot symbols. We’ve done up over 45 high res shots of him in action after the break, check them out courtesy of site sponsor TFSource! He’s in stock and shipping, hit them up if you need some G2 Bee in your life!

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Masterpiece Starscream US 02

Thanks for board member barrelks, we got wind that retail giant Toys”R”Us has posted a product page on their website for Masterpiece MP 07 Starscream, and along with it we have official images of this Hasbro release’s of the updated Masterpiece Starscream mold.

Comparing to the Takara’s release of Masterpiece Starscream, there appears to be only a few notable differences. In fighter mode, the jet’s nosecone is painted blue on Hasbro’s, while the Takara’s is left grey. In robot mode, it appears the only difference is Hasbro’s feet panel is painted black or dark gray instead of the light grey on Takara’s.

Don’t remember Takara’s specific coloration? You can head to our resource section’s listing for their version of Masterpiece Starscream here, then check out the images mirrored below, and let us know what you think of the differences, or there lack of, between the two release.

Pre-orders are up here!

MP 18B Collectors Coin 1

Thanks to the Hobby Ark Toy Store on Facebook, we have our first look at the collector’s coin for Masterpiece MP-18B Bluestreak. Barring any more delays, we should start to see this one released towards the end of August / early September.

Check out the coin after the jump and continue the discussion in our thread linked below.

MP11T Thundercracker 08

TakaraTomy Mall has posted a new product page for MP-11T Masterpiece Thundecracker with some official product images. As the numbering implies, this (re)release of Masterpiece Thundercracker is a repaint using the mold of MP11 Starscream with a more animation accurate color scheme compared to the Hasbro version. This listing also indicates the figure will comes with a hologram pilot figure that will fit into the cockpit.

The figure is schedule to release during the latter half of November, and you can preorder this on TakaraTomy Mall from August, 3rd to August, 17th for 14,904 yen, limited to 2,000 units domestically in Japan. The listing also mentioned Thundercracker is scheduled to be released in Asia, but no specific release date was provided. Given the past history with TakaraTomy Mall exclusives though, we may see preorders for this figure from our favorite online retailers soon. You can check out the images after break, and let us know if you’ll be jumping in on this Japanese release.

Masterpiece Ironhide 3

Coming via TFDownUnder, it appears we may have learned the price and release date of Masterpiece Ironhide. According to this website, Ironhide is slated for a release on December 1, 2015 at a price of AU$90.00 (which will be roughly $65 USD).

This is only one source confirming this information, so please do keep in mind things can change as this could likely be an estimation. If more information surfaces we will be sure to update the community, but for now this gives us a good discussion point.

Continue the talk with the discussion link below.

MP Tracks Robot 3

The ACG 2015 is currently underway in Hong Kong, and we have a look at a display of Masterpiece Transformers for you. On show on the display are a trio of toys who have yet to be released – Masterpiece Tracks, Masterpiece Road Rage, and Masterpiece Bluestreak – the latter being the Diaclone “blue” Bluestreak. All three of these are looking awesome, and we cannot wait to get our hands on them!

Check out a roundup of the pics of these three, via Hobbybase on Facebook, Pancrazi on Weibo, and Runaway Transformers, also on Weibo.