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 Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron

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Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron

Takara Tomy has been teasing "Beast Wars" Megatron from the Masterpiece line for months and recently fans finally got a look at the painted version of the figure. Now thanks to Takara Tomy's web page we have a look at several official photos of the figure in all its glory! As a bonus, there is a brief interview with the Takara Tomy design team about the figure.

Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron
Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron
Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron
Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron
Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron
Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron
Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron
Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron
Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron
Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron
Toy News: Official Photos and Development Interview for "Masterpiece" Beast Wars Megatron

Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron

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Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron

After being hinted at a month or so ago, Tag Hobby has posted official stock photos of MP-36+ Masterpiece Megatron! This figure is a homage to the original Megatron action figure, featuring a vac metal deco, the unique detailing on the chest and a new head sculpt that better resembles the original G1 toy. These photos also confirm that he will include the silencer and stand for the figure.

Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron
Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron
Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron
Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron
Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron
Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron
Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron
Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron
Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron
Toy News: Tag Hobby Reveals Official Stock Photos of MP-36+ Megatron

Toy News: Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Megatron appears in Figure King Magazine

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Toy News: Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Megatron appears in Figure King Magazine

Thanks to Chris Delarmente‎ via Planet Iacon we now have a better look at the upcoming "Beast Wars" Megatron Masterpiece figure (MP-43). Megatron was revealed a couple weeks ago, but fans only got to see him in robot mode. This magazine spread shows him in both modes and we get a view of the back. It also appears his tail is indeed held by a hand in robot mode!

Toy News: Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Megatron appears in Figure King Magazine

Toy News: Official Stock Photos of Masterpiece MP-42 Cordon

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Toy News: Official Stock Photos of Masterpiece MP-42 Cordon

Last week Takara Tomy Mall revealed Masterpiece Cordon, a retool and redeco of Masterpiece Sunstreaker. Now thanks to Takara Tomy Mall we have clear stock photos of the figure! These figures show off the retooled vehicle mode featuring a light bar and what looks like different blaster than Sunstreaker.

Toy News: Official Stock Photos of Masterpiece MP-42 Cordon
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of Masterpiece MP-42 Cordon
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of Masterpiece MP-42 Cordon
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of Masterpiece MP-42 Cordon
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of Masterpiece MP-42 Cordon
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of Masterpiece MP-42 Cordon
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of Masterpiece MP-42 Cordon
Toy News: Official Stock Photos of Masterpiece MP-42 Cordon

Sponsor News BBTS - Masterpiece 29+ Laserwave listed for pre-orders

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Sponsor News BBTS - Masterpiece 29+ Laserwave listed for pre-orders

After its official reveal last night, BWTF Sponsor BigBadToyStore has put up pre-orders for the upcoming MP-29+ Laserwave (aka Shockwave) figure due for release in November 2018. Here is the description from BigBadToyStore's site:

Toy News: Official MP-29+ Shockwave stock photos and product details released

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Toy News: Official MP-29+ Shockwave stock photos and product details released

With the new Masterpiece reveals from the Shizuoka Hobby Show hitting the web, Takara Tomy Mall has begun to post official stock photos and information about these releases. First up is MP-29+ Laserwave! This is a redeco and retool of Masterpiece Shockwave, featuring colors based on the original Generation One action figure with a modified head sculpt. This figure will be a Takara Tomy Mall Exclusive. The figure is priced at 21,600 Yen (about $196 USD).

Toy News: Official MP-29+ Shockwave stock photos and product details released
Toy News: Official MP-29+ Shockwave stock photos and product details released
Toy News: Official MP-29+ Shockwave stock photos and product details released
Toy News: Official MP-29+ Shockwave stock photos and product details released
Toy News: Official MP-29+ Shockwave stock photos and product details released
Toy News: Official MP-29+ Shockwave stock photos and product details released
Toy News: Official MP-29+ Shockwave stock photos and product details released
Toy News: Official MP-29+ Shockwave stock photos and product details released
Toy News: Official MP-29+ Shockwave stock photos and product details released

Toy News: More Masterpiece reveals from Shizuoka Hobby Show

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Toy News: More Masterpiece reveals from Shizuoka Hobby Show

Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Megatron may be the star of the Shizuoka Hobby Show for some Transformers fans, but there is some Generation One Masterpiece love on display too! Thanks to @figsoku and @ALT_tekka we have more photos from the Shizuoka Hobby Show featuring new versions of Masterpiece Megatron and Shockwave. Each has been reworked to look more like their G1 toy counterparts. Also on display? Masterpiece Cordon!

Toy News: More Masterpiece reveals from Shizuoka Hobby Show

Toy News: Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Megatron revealed?

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Toy News: Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Megatron revealed?

@ALT_tekka on Twitter has posted an image from what appears to be a toy show in Asia showing off various upcoming products. Perhaps the most awesome reveal is Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Megatron! Showing off the Predacon leader in his Season One "purple T-Rex" based form, this figure looks like the CG model from the show jumped out into toy form! Only the grey model is available right now to view but it gives fans an idea of what awesomeness to expect!

Toy News: MP-17+ Prowl to be released in the U.S.

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Toy News: MP-17+ Prowl to be released in the U.S.

Yesterday it was revealed by Dengeki Hobby that Masterpiece Prowl would be given a new deco based on his appearance in the G1 cartoon show. According to Dengeki Hobby, the Japanese release will be a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive. However now thanks to a pre-order listing on Entertainment Earth it appears this figure will also be released in the United States!

Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco

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Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco

Hasbro is not the only venue releasing toy news this week. Dengeki Hobby has revealed that Takara Tomy will be releasing a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive redeco of Masterpiece Prowl in cartoon colors! This mainly means the windows will be blue and he no longer says "Highway Patrol" on the doors. In addition to his rifle he will also have the two (non functioning) missile launchers to go over his shoulders. These can also attach to the figure in vehicle mode.

Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco
Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco
Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco
Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco
Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco
Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco
Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco
Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco
Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco
Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco
Toy News: Dengeki Hobby reveals Masterpiece Prowl redeco