BEAST WARS! MP-32 is hitting boxes worldwide now and the (Masterpiece) Beast Wars have begun! Optimus Primal aka Beast Wars Convoy is the first of the new angle for the MP line, giving a non-G1 era the first proper Masterpiece treatment. This is Optimus Primal’s original form, as seen in episode 1 of the show and used throughout the first season. He runs small for Masterpieces, similar to the size of the cars, but working perfectly in scale with recent voyager and deluxe releases for Rhinox and Rattrap. He is a stunning piece if you are even remotely down with Beast Wars, solid from head to toe.
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He’s in stock now and shipping from site sponsor TFSource – MP-32 Masterpiece Optimus Primal @ TFSource.
Quick overall thoughts:
I tend not to go into full reviews here, our fans on the 2005 Boards are more meticulous and detailed than I will ever care to be. Just wanted to clarify my thoughts on this guy. Really awesome piece. Haven’t had this much fun with a Transformer in a while now. That stems from it’s great engineering which is very similar to the original – just more refined, it’s attention to show accuracy in ape mode, and it’s nostalgia factor. They nailed it on all fronts. Messing around with it immediately took me back to the late 90s and my Transformers revival. Say what you want about Beast Wars, but it’s what sparked a lot of dormant fans back into the fandom, back to G1, including me. I yearned for G1 then, but I appreciate and welcome Beast Wars and it’s Masterpiece offerings now.
We have Cheetor up next. Assume Tigertron and Ravage are coming via repaints. I really hope they continue after that. A proper in-scale Dinobot, a first gen Megatron to match this would be great. After that, getting us some other show characters in standard deluxe or voyager scale would be appreciated. New molds for Scorponok, Terrorsaur, Windrazor, Quickstrike would be nice. They had poor or out of scale offerings the first go around, and could easily be repainted and reused repeatedly in other lines after their offerings in a Beast Wars Legends line. Bottom line, for those that appreciate Beast Wars and welcome the MP Primal – we really want an in-scale, modern line up of show characters. We are on the way, but it’s up to Takara-Tomy and Hasbro to follow through. That would be just Prime!