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: 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

Toy News: Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Shadow Panther revealed

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Toy News: Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Shadow Panther revealed

For fans who have wondered "What's next?" in the world of Takara Tomy Masterpiece figures, Dengeki Hobby has released photos of Shadow Panther, a redeco of Masterpiece Cheetor! Long time fans may recall that the original Cheetor figure was given a black and silver deco in Japan and released as "Shadow Panther" (who many people used as a substitute for Ravage until the X-9 Ravage figure was released). Now fans will be able to take their "Beast Wars" collection to the next level with Shadow Panther in Masterpiece form!

Toy News: Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Shadow Panther revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Shadow Panther revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Shadow Panther revealed

Toy News: Official images and description of MPM Ironhide

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Toy News: Official images and description of MPM Ironhide

Thanks to the kind folks at Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan Ben's World of Transformers now has official images and information on the upcoming Movie Masterpiece Ironhide action figure! In an interesting change, this item appears to be a general release instead of a Toys 'R' Us exclusive. Check out the official description and attached images.


Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series Ironhide MPM-6
(Ages 8 and up/ Approx. Retail Price: $XX.XX/Available: Fall ‘18)

Toy News: Official images and description of MPM Ironhide
Toy News: Official images and description of MPM Ironhide
Toy News: Official images and description of MPM Ironhide
Toy News: Official images and description of MPM Ironhide
Toy News: Official images and description of MPM Ironhide
Toy News: Official images and description of MPM Ironhide
Toy News: Official images and description of MPM Ironhide
Toy News: Official images and description of MPM Ironhide
Toy News: Official images and description of MPM Ironhide

Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Ironhide revealed

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Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Ironhide revealed

If you have been wondering who the next Movie Masterpiece figure will be, you are in luck! At a press conference in Hong Kong last night, Hasbro revealed Ironhide will be joining Barricade, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime in the Movie Masterpiece line. Thanks to ToysTV 玩具TV we have video of this reveal. Ironhide transforms into an officially licensed Topkick pickup truck and features a 45 step transformation! Other neat features include an articulated mouth and finger articulation. Hopefully Hasbro will send over official information on this soon!

Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Ironhide revealed
Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Ironhide revealed
Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Ironhide revealed
Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Ironhide revealed

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