Masterpiece

Introduced in 2003, the Masterpiece line of Transformers created some of the highest quality Transformers ever made for the specialty market. Targeted towards a more discriminating collector, these figures often featured high levels of detail, articulation and in some cases, die cast metal with rubber tires.

Pre-Order Alert: "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia Now Available for Pre-Order via US Retailers

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Pre-Order Alert: "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia Now Available for Pre-Order via US Retailers

After yesterday's awesome flurry of official photos featuring "Masterpiece" MP-46 Blackarachnia, U.S. retailers have surprised fans by putting up preorders overnight! Once upon a time, fans would have to wait for Japanese retailers or importers to list "Masterpiece" figures, but for a while now "Masterpiece" figures have become something of a joint effort between Hasbro and Takara Tomy, seeing release not only in Japan (and parts of Asia) but other countries as well!

Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia

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Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia

After an unofficial reveal earlier today, Takara Tomy Mall has posted its official listing for "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia with higher quality images! The listing also includes the official product description (via Google Translate):

Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia
Toy News: Official Photos of "Masterpiece" MP-46 Black Widow/Blackarachnia

Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin

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Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin

About a week ago fans were treated to photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia's beast mode from the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan. Now thanks to Digitamin we have more photos to look at! These appear to be the official Takara Tomy product shots, but since they are not from an official source of course take these with a grain of salt.

Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin
Toy News: New Photos of "Masterpiece" Blackarachnia via Digitamin

Toy News: Dengeki Hobby Reveals MP-46 Masterpiece Blackarachnia Color Photos from Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019

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Toy News: Dengeki Hobby Reveals MP-46 Masterpiece Blackarachnia Color Photos from Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019

The folks over at Dengeki Hobby attended the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show currently being held in Shizuoka City in Japan. Takara Tomy had a strong showing this year with brands like Diaclone, Transformers and Zoid toys all on display. One of the items featured was a fully painted model of the upcoming Masterpiece MP-46 Blackarachnia action figure!

Toy News: Dengeki Hobby Reveals MP-46 Masterpiece Blackarachnia Color Photos from Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019
Toy News: Dengeki Hobby Reveals MP-46 Masterpiece Blackarachnia Color Photos from Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019

Toy News: Hasbro Releases Stop Motion Video Featuring Movie Masterpice Jazz and Megatron

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Toy News: Hasbro Releases Stop Motion Video Featuring Movie Masterpice Jazz and Megatron

Back in January 2019, Hasbro officially announced the upcoming releases of Movie Masterpiece Jazz and Megatron. They would go on to show off the figures at Toy Fair 2019. Featuring a unique play pattern, Jazz can be "torn" in half so Megatron can hold his halves as seein the 2007 movie. Now Hasbro has released a cool stop motion video featuring these two figures and their various abilities (with a healthy dose of fantasy worked in). Check it out below!

Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece

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Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece

atmos is an apparel store that features limited edition clothing sometimes in partnership with celebrities. Via their atmos Tokyo blog, atmos has announced a partnership with both Lebron James and Takara Tomy to launch both a pair of shoes and a redeco of Masterpiece Optimus Prime exclusive to their stores!

Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece
Toy News: atmos Teams up with Takara Tomy for Exclusive Lebron James Optimus Prime Masterpiece

Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos

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Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos

When Transformers fans want to take a few steps above "Generations" style figures, "Masterpiece" is their next step! In previous years, Masterpiece was largely relegated to a corner of a shelf in the Hasbro showroom, but this year Masterpiece was front and center with a prototype of the upcoming MP-44 Optimus Prime, a fully painted "Beast Wars" Megatron figure and more on display! This strong showing indicates a new era for the "Masterpiece" line that combines characters from G1, "Beast Wars" and the live action movies.

Special thanks to Steve K. for assistance with these photos.

Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos
Events: Toy Fair 2019 Transformers Masterpiece Showroom Photos

Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+

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Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+

This past week, Takara Tomy revealed Masterpiece Bluestreak with a new deco and accessories. Now we have confirmation that this figure will be released outside Japan thanks to the folks at Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan. So far we know it will be sold exclusively via EB Games in Canada, but no other venues have been cited yet. Hasbro has also not yet revealed the price point for this figure. The pre-order date is February 8. For now, check out these awesome official photos courtesy of Hasbro!

Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+
Toy News: Official Stock images of Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18+

Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0

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Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0

This past weekend the new Bumblebee was revealed at Wonderfest 2019. Now we have confirmation that this figure will be released outside Japan thanks to the folks at Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan. So far we know it will be sold exclusively via EB Games in Canada, but no other venues have been cited yet. The pre-order date is February 13. Hasbro has also not yet revealed the price point for this figure. For now check out these clear stock photos showing the new version of Bumblebee in Masterpiece form!

Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Bumblebee 2.0