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: 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!

Toy News: Masterpiece Sunstreaker revealed?!

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Toy News: Masterpiece Sunstreaker revealed?!

Planet Iacon has posted some scans of a Japanese magazine online that appear to confirm an upcoming Takara Tomy release of Masterpiece Sunstreaker! Take this news with a grain of salt for now, but past Masterpiece reveals have generally been revealed to fandom in a similar fashion.

Toy News: Masterpiece Sunstreaker revealed?!
Toy News: Masterpiece Sunstreaker revealed?!
Toy News: Masterpiece Sunstreaker revealed?!
Toy News: Masterpiece Sunstreaker revealed?!

Toy News: Hasbro & Takara team up to create Masterpiece Movie Optimus Prime

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Toy News: Hasbro & Takara team up to create Masterpiece Movie Optimus Prime

One of the biggest TRANSFORMERS products of 2017 was just revealed at the Beijing and Guangzhou Midnight Sales Event—the OPTIMUS PRIME MPM-4 figure, the latest figure from the MASTERPIECE MOVIE SERIES line! The figure is enclosed in a special glass window display, and fans are given the opportunity to take photos with it at this exclusive unveiling.

Toy News: Hasbro & Takara team up to create Masterpiece Movie Optimus Prime
Toy News: Hasbro & Takara team up to create Masterpiece Movie Optimus Prime

Toy News: Masterpiece Bumblebee information from Hasbro Pulse

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Toy News: Masterpiece Bumblebee information from Hasbro Pulse

After an initial announcement only a few days ago, the Hasbro Pulse site has been updated with new information about the upcoming Masterpiece Bumblebee figure! There are some exciting tid-bits about this figure including the use of die-cast metal! Note: this figure will be a Toys R Us exclusive much like other Masterpiece figures released in the last few years.