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.

Toy News: Official Masterpiece Dinobot Video

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Toy News: Official Masterpiece Dinobot Video

Today's reveal of official Masterpiece Dinobot photos has fans around the world talking. The photos show a triumph of engineering and shows how far we have come since the mid-90's in Transformers engineering. However, in an attempt to ensure fan interest in this figure, Takara Tomy has released an awesome video that shows off not only the Masterpiece Dinobot figure, but also shows the key scenes from "Beast Wars" that influenced the design of the figure! Check out the video in the embed below:

Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released

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Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released

Several Transformers news sources have revealed official images of the upcoming Masterpiece Dinobot figure including Taghobby (which appears to be the original source). These are the clearest shots yet of the Predacon-turned-Maximal from "Beast Wars" and the photos help explain some of the $250 USD price point he is averaging for in most shops. The figure towers above Masterpiece Optimus Primal and Cheetor, so his size is substantial. The seeming complexity of the transformation also appears to be a factor.

Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Dinobot released

Toy News: Hasbro Pulse announces Masterpiece Movie Barricade (MPM-5)

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Toy News: Hasbro Pulse announces Masterpiece Movie Barricade (MPM-5)

Starting in 2017, Hasbro continued the line of "Movie Masterpiece" figures that began with the 2010 release of the Leader Class Starscream figure as a Masterpiece in Japan with new sculpts featuring Bumblebee and Optimus Prime. Now thank to a new post on Hasbro Pulse it has been revealed the Movie Masterpiece series will continue with Barricade! Featuring the character as seen in the original "Transformers" live action film, there are a lot of details revealed.

Toy News: Takara Tomy releases official photos of Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

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Toy News: Takara Tomy releases official photos of Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Takara Tomy has released official photos of a retool and redeco of Masterpiece Hot Rodimus as Targetmaster Hot Rodimus! This figure features some altered paint details and a modified engine piece to accomodate his Targetmaster figure! The Targetmaster is a redeco of the figure included with the previous Toys R Us exclusive of Rodimus Prime from 2010. Check out the official text (translated by Google) below:

Toy News: Takara Tomy releases official photos of Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rodimus
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases official photos of Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rodimus
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases official photos of Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rodimus
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases official photos of Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rodimus
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases official photos of Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rodimus
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases official photos of Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rodimus
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases official photos of Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rodimus
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases official photos of Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Toy News: Official Photos of 7-11 Japan Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime

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Toy News: Official Photos of 7-11 Japan Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime

7net has posted official images of the upcoming 7-11 exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime! Targeted at 7-11 stores in Japan, this exclusive features a deco heavily based on the white and green colors associated with the 7-11 brand. The figure will also feature optional 7-11 stickers and a Matrix accessory colored to represent the 7-11 brand.

This figure is slated for a February 28, 2018 release date at a price of 27,000 Yen (about $243 USD).

Toy News: Official Photos of 7-11 Japan Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime
Toy News: Official Photos of 7-11 Japan Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime
Toy News: Official Photos of 7-11 Japan Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime
Toy News: Official Photos of 7-11 Japan Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime
Toy News: Official Photos of 7-11 Japan Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime
Toy News: Official Photos of 7-11 Japan Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime
Toy News: Official Photos of 7-11 Japan Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set

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Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set

Thanks to Takara Tomy Mall we now have new photos of the upcoming Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E Cassettebot VS Cassetteron set featuring Enemy, Night Stalker, Stripes and Wingthing. This set is due in late-December 2017 and has a suggested retail price of 10,800 Yen (about $95.50 USD).

Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set
Toy News: Takara Tomy releases new photos of Masterpiece MP15 / 16-E set

Toy News: Masterpiece Optimus Prime MP-10 Reissue listed on Toys R Us Canada

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Toy News: Masterpiece Optimus Prime MP-10 Reissue listed on Toys R Us Canada

Last week it was revealed that Toys R Us would be carrying an exclusive reissue of MP-10 Masterpiece Optimus Prime. In the United States it appears this will be a San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive however a new listing has shown up on Toys R Us Canada's web site showing this as a regular item exclusive to Toys R Us stores (at least in Canada). The item is listed at $229.99 CAD (about $178 USD).

Toy News: Masterpiece Optimus Prime MP-10 Reissue listed on Toys R Us Canada
Toy News: Masterpiece Optimus Prime MP-10 Reissue listed on Toys R Us Canada

Sponsor News BBTS - Takara Tomy exclusive "Cassettetrons vs Cassettebots" set up for pre-order

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Sponsor News BBTS - Takara Tomy exclusive "Cassettetrons vs Cassettebots" set up for pre-order

A few days ago Takara Tomy revealed full color photos of its upcoming Masterpiece Cassettetrons versus Cassettebots set due out towards the end of the year. Now Ben's World of Transformers sponsor BigBadToyStore has posted pre-orders for the set! Head on over to BigBadToyStore now to pre-order your set and support BWTF!

Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons set

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Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons set

Takara Tomy Mall has put up new photos of its upcoming Masterpiece "Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons" set. This set features four redecos of previous Masterpiece "cassette" figures: Stripes (a redeco of Ravage), Night Stalker (a redeco of Steeljaw), Wing Thing (a redeco of Ratbat) and Enemy (a redeco of Frenzy/Rumble).

Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons set
Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons set
Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons set
Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons set
Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons set
Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons set
Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons set
Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons set
Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Cassettebots versus Cassettetrons set

Toy News: Masterpiece Optimus Prime returning to Toys R Us

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Toy News: Masterpiece Optimus Prime returning to Toys R Us

Hasbro has posted a new video featuring John Warden and several Transformers fans talking about MP-10 Optimus Prime. Why? Because this year Masterpiece Optimus Prime will be reissued at Toys R Us! Despite having several releases over the years, there seems to be a near infinite appetite for this figure. Check out the video below!