A couple new pieces hit the pre-order circuit over the last week or so and US retailers are officially getting those items up now. Threezero is releasing MDLX Cliffjumper as a Previews exclusive through Diamond Comic Distributors. The 4th Trainbot from the Raiden Project is MPG-04 Shuiken, and is now available for order globally. Check out our sponsors below to snag your copies if you dig em!
The official Takara Tomy Hobby Channel YouTube account have treated us a new promotional video of the new Transformers Masterpiece MPG-03 Yukikaze & MPG-04 Suiken.
We have a nice video showing us the poseability and weapons of each robot and the alt modes which let us see all the fine sculpt and details on each train. To top it all, we have a look at Raiden’s torso using Suiken as the arm and giving us an idea of the poseability range and other details like the articulated hands and how some parts become the turret gun that is attached to Yukikase in Raiden’s leg mode.
Not much left to say, so watch the video after the jump and then sound off on the 2005 Boards!
We have new images showing off Suiken’s poseability, accessories, bonus parts and his realistic Tokai-type 153 Express locomotive alt mode. We also have a clear look at his combiner mode as Raiden’s left arm.
Suiken is planned for release by June 2023 with a pre-order price of 19800 Yen ($136.55 approximately). See the new images after the break and let us know your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
September has ended with several new sightings over the world. We have several new Masterpiece Movie and Legacy Velocitron toys in Australia, new Velocitron and Studio Series in Germany, a big report from Netherlands with a rain of Legacy and Cyberverse toys, and we close with some new Cyberverse and Buzzworthy Bumblebee toys in Singapore and Hong Kong.
- Masterpiece Movie Ironhide, Megatron, Optimus Prime (Bumblebee Movie) & Blackout Leader, Velocitron Wave 2 Deluxe In Australia – 2005 Boards members Operative294 and Stigcrafter confirm that several Masterpiece movie toys have showed up at JBHiFi stores: MPM-08 Megatron, MPM-06 Ironhide, MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime and MPM-13 Blackout. Velocitron Deluxe Crasher and Shadowstrip were found at Kmart Narellan NSW by 2005 Boards member Sideswipe788.
- Velocitron Voyager Road Hauler, Studio Series Deluxe SS-87 DOTM Bumblebee And Voyager SS-89 Voyager Bumblebee Movie Thundercracker In Germany – 2005 Boards member Nevermore found the aforementioned toys at Smyths in Duisburg-Meiderich. Keep in mind that the three of them are solid cases, so we don’t have any wave partners this time.
- Buzzworthy Bumblebee Rise Of The Beasts Energon Escape 2-pack In Hong Kong – 2005 Boards member Pixelmaster found these re-releases of the Bumblebee Movie Energon Igniters Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.
- Legacy Wave 1 Core, Deluxe, Voyager & Leader, Kingdom Battle Across Time Grimlock & Mirage, Cyberverse Wave 7 & 9 1-Step Changers. Wave 6 Warrior, Wave 10 Ultra, Wave 1 Roll & Combine And Buzzworthy Bumblebee Evergreen Warrior Multipack In Netherlands – 2005 Boards member DNME found Legacy Core Hot Rod and Skywarp, Deluxe Dragstrip, Voyager Blaster and Bulk Head and Leader Galvatron at Top1Toys at The Hague. We can also spot the Kingdom Grimlock and Mirage 2-pack and Cyberverse 1-Step Wheeljack, Ratchet and Bumblebee, Warrior Cybertronian Megatron, Ultra Skullcruncher and the Buzzworthy Bumblebee 4-pack with re-releases of Cyberverse Warrior Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Starscream.
- Cyberverse Wave 7 Ultimate And Buzzworthy Bumblebee Rise Of The Beasts Energon Escape 2-pack In Singapore – 2005 Boards member Automorpher spotted Cyberverse Ultimate Energon Armor Volcanicus and Hot Rod and the new Buzzworthy Bumblebee Rise Of The Beasts Bumblebee and Optimus Prime 2-pack (re-releases of the Bumblebee Movie Energon Igniters toys) at Toys”R”Us Vivo City.
Happy hunting, one and all!
Via 三粒星星玩具屋 on Facebook we have images the latest Figure King Magazine. Issue #296 features some new images of Legacy, Studio Series, Velocitron Speedia 500, Masterpiece and more toys.
This month we have only 4 pages of Transformers content:
- Transformers Legacy Wave 8 & Velocitron Speedia 500 Wave 2 for February 2023 – Transformers Legacy continues in Japan in 2023 with the release of wave 7 which consists of Crankcase, Skullgrin, Armada Starscream and Beast Wars Inferno. Also, the second wave of the Velocitron Speedia 500 collection will be a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive and consists of Deluxe Clampdown, Cosmos, Voyager Override, and Leader RID Scourge.
- Studio Series releases For February 2023 – We have images of the upcoming SS-95 TLK Crosshairs, SS-96 TLK Hot Rod and SS-97 Ironhide (The Transformers: The Movie). Keep in mind that Takara Tomy use a different numeration than Hasbro.
- Transformers Masterpiece Movie MPM-12N Bumblebee Movie Nemesis Prime – A small banner to promote the release of this new black redeco of the MPM-12 Optimus Prime mold..
Click on the bar to see all the mirrored images on this news post and then share your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
Courtesy of our very own mod Gamerlingual we have a direct coverage from the Takara Tomy Hobby Expo which is being held in Tokyo, Japan.
While we weren’t waiting big reveals, to our surprise the big Transformers Masterpiece MPG Raiden Prototype was on display. We finally have a look at the combination of all the new Masterpiece Trainbots.
Update: A new load of 50 Raiden pics from different angles, close ups and more.
See all the images after the break and then share your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
The official Takara Tomy Hobby Channel YouTube account have just treated us with two new promotional videos of Transformers Masterpiece MPG-02 Getsuei.
First we have a very detailed step-by-step transformation video. From his realistic EF65-1000 Electric Locomotive alt mode to robot mode and combiner leg mode. We can see this is a very clever and original transformation sequence. We also have a look at the way you can use the extra railway pieces and flying stand.
Then we have a very nice promotional CGI animated video showing off Getsuei coming down from the skies at night under a full moon, then transform into robot mode to finish in an anime-style pose with the moon as background.
Not much left to say, so watch the videos after the jump and then sound off on the 2005 Boards!
Takara Tomy Twitter have just made an announcement of their new official event: Takara Tomy Hobby Expo.
The official website of the event reveals that Takara Tomy will be showing several new and upcoming product for their main franchises like Zoids, Diaclone Reboot and Transformers of course. So far, the recently revealed Masterpiece MPG-04 Trainbot Suiken and the Haslab Victory Saber (production sample) figures have been confirmed to be on exhibit, in addition to the latest products from the Masterpiece, Masterpiece Movie, Transformers Legacy, and Studio Series.
The event will be held at the Akihabara Radio Hall in Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo from September 23 to September 25, 2022, free admission for all visitors.
Stay tuned with TFW2005 for more updates! See the first promotional images after the break and then let us know your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
Official international pre-orders for Movie Masterpiece MPM-12N Nemesis Prime are going live across the web today. This version of Nemesis is using the Bumblebee Movie mold but redecoed into the
Scourge poser Nemesis Prime black and teal color scheme. US retail is around $155 USD with a ship date of June 2023. Read on to check out pics and details, hit our sponsors below to snag your copy!
We have another slow week of sightings around the world this time. New Legacy and Studio Series toys have been found in Australia, the new Legacy Velocitron Deluxes have showed up in Germany plus some new Legacy and Studio Series toys, and the new Masterpiece Movie Blackout has been found at retail in Mexico.
- Legacy Wave 2 Leader And Studio Series Wave 9 Leader In Australia – 2005 Boards member Thalynspotted Legacy Blitzwing and Studio Series SS 86-15 Sludge at JB HiFi ACT.
- Legacy Velocitron Speedia 500 Deluxe & Wave 2 Deluxe And Studio Series Wave 17 Deluxe In Germany – 2005 Boards member Born Toulouse found Velocitron Blurr, Cosmos, Burn Out and Road Rocket plus Legacy Wild Rider and Studio Series SS-88 ROTF Sideways at Smyths stores in Nordwestzentrum in Frankfurt/Main.
- Masterpiece Movie MPM-13 Blackout In Mexico – Blackout was found at Juguetibici Vallejo, CDMX by Auvelier.
Happy hunting, one and all!