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 Press Release and Stock Photos of Transformers x Ghostbusters Optimus Prime

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Toy News: Official Press Release and Stock Photos of Transformers x Ghostbusters Optimus Prime

Hot on the heels of NTWRK launching an early sale of the Transformers X Ghostbusters Optimus Prime, Hasbro has provided Ben's World of Transformers with the official press release and stock photos of this hot new release. BWTF has also learned that this figure will be sold at the EB Games booth at Fan Expo Canada from August 22 – August 25 in addition to SDCC 2019.

Toy News: Official Press Release and Stock Photos of Transformers x Ghostbusters Optimus Prime
Toy News: Official Press Release and Stock Photos of Transformers x Ghostbusters Optimus Prime
Toy News: Official Press Release and Stock Photos of Transformers x Ghostbusters Optimus Prime
Toy News: Official Press Release and Stock Photos of Transformers x Ghostbusters Optimus Prime

Toy News: "Ghostbusters x Transformers" MP-10G Optimus Prime On Sale Tonight via NTWRK

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Toy News: "Ghostbusters x Transformers" MP-10G Optimus Prime On Sale Tonight via NTWRK

Last week it was revealed that the Masterpiece Optimus Prime MP-10 sculpt would be repainted and repackaged as part of the "Ghostbusters x Transformers" crossover series. It was expected that this would be a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, but it appears some quantity of the figure will be sold tonight (June 25th) at 5PM PT / 8PM ET! The figure will be sold via the NTWRK site and app.

Toy News: Official Stock Photos of the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Transformers X Ghostbusters MP-10G Optimus Prime UPDATED

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Toy News: Official Stock Photos of the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Transformers X Ghostbusters MP-10G Optimus Prime UPDATED

In February it was announced that Hasbro would be launching a Collaborative Series featuring Ectotron, who transforms from an Autobot to the famous car used in the Ghostbusters movies.

Toy News: Official Stock Photos of the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Transformers X Ghostbusters MP-10G Optimus Prime UPDATED
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Transformers X Ghostbusters MP-10G Optimus Prime UPDATED
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Transformers X Ghostbusters MP-10G Optimus Prime UPDATED

Toy News: Masterpiece MP-48 Lio Convoy revealed

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Toy News: Masterpiece MP-48 Lio Convoy revealed

The "Masterpiece" line has shown itself to be willing to jump back and forth between Generation One and the "Beast Wars" era of Transformers in its character choices. However, the latest addition to the roster is a bit of a surprise: Lio Convoy! While several characters from the "Beast Wars" era have been part of "Masterpiece" line, they have generally been from the CG animated series from the 90's and not the Anime shows from Japan.

Toy News: Masterpiece MP-48 Lio Convoy revealed

Pre-Order Alert: "Masterpiece" Hound (MP-47)

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Pre-Order Alert: "Masterpiece" Hound (MP-47)

After yesterday's official announcement of Masterpiece Hound (MP-47), Ben's World of Transformers affiliate Entertainment Earth and sponsor BigBadToyStore have put up pre-orders for this exciting release. Remember, using either of the links above to pre-order your Hound helps support Ben's World of Transformers!

Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpice MP-47 Hound

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Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpice MP-47 Hound

Months after the grey model was revealed in Japan, Takara Tomy Mall has posted an entry for Masterpiece Hound! Tagged as MP-47, he will be the release coming after Blackarachnia. These photos show off Hound in both modes with his accessories. These include a surprise "soft top" top be added on to the Jeep mode! Here is the official information from the Takara Tomy entry (via Google Translate):

Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpice MP-47 Hound
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpice MP-47 Hound
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpice MP-47 Hound
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpice MP-47 Hound
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpice MP-47 Hound
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpice MP-47 Hound
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpice MP-47 Hound

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