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 Dirge revealed

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Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed

With the release of both Masterpiece Ramjet and Thrust in the past year, fans may have wondered "What about Dirge?" and now we have our answer! Takara Tomy has revealed Masterpiece Dirge. The figure is a heavy retool of the Seeker Masterpiece sculpt used in the past few years. It is due for a May 2017 release.

Below is the official write up on this figure from Takara Tomy's site (via Google Translate):

Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Dirge revealed

Toy News: Masterpiece Artfire with Nightstick revealed

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Toy News: Masterpiece Artfire with Nightstick revealed

Hot on the heels of the Godbomber reveal, Takara Tomy has released photos of its latest upcoming Masterpiece figure: Artfire! In Generation One, Artfire was a redeco of Inferno paired with Targetmaster Nightstick. This unique combination was a rare figure and highly sought after by fans for many years. Now fans will have the chance to own this character in Masterpiece form!

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Toy News: Masterpiece Artfire with Nightstick revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Artfire with Nightstick revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Artfire with Nightstick revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Artfire with Nightstick revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Artfire with Nightstick revealed
Toy News: Masterpiece Artfire with Nightstick revealed

Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0

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Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0

Several years ago when Masterpiece Megatron was released, fans picked up the figure but often found it lacking. Its design favored the G1 toy with a mix of animation but some found it unnecesarily difficult to transform while others just didn't like the aesthetic. Now fans have a new option: Masterpiece Megatron 2.0! Thanks to Planet Iacon we now have new, official photos of this upcoming figure.

Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0
Toy News: Official photos of Masterpiece Megatron 2.0

Toy News: NEW Masterpiece Megatron revealed?

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Toy News: NEW Masterpiece Megatron revealed?

DaimChocReports has posted images that appear to be from a Japanese toy magazine featuring a new Masterpiece Megatron! If these are the real deal then this features an amazing new piece that has more G1 animation style proportions (the first Masterpiece Megatron leaned more towards G1 toy proportions in some areas). Among other features are:

  • Removable face piece.
  • Different expressions.
  • "Battle damaged" head and chest.
  • Posable mace weapon.
Toy News: NEW Masterpiece Megatron revealed?
Toy News: NEW Masterpiece Megatron revealed?
Toy News: NEW Masterpiece Megatron revealed?

Toy News: Official Masterpiece Bumblebee video

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Toy News: Official Masterpiece Bumblebee video

Hasbro designer manager John Warden and Takara designer Shogo Hasui have teamed up to produce a video focusing on the recent Toys R Us exclusive release of Masterpiece Bumblebee. The video features some fun G1 based green screen work with Warden standing "in" the Ark. I enjoy these fun videos and appreciate the effort that goes into them. Check it out in the embed below:

Sponsor News BBTS - Preorders up for Shattered Glass Masterpiece Optimus Prime

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Sponsor News BBTS - Preorders up for Shattered Glass Masterpiece Optimus Prime

A couple weeks ago a rumor popped up that a "Shattered Glass" Masterpiece Optimus Prime figure was on on its way. "Shattered Glass" refers to an alternate universe where the Autobots are evil and the Decepticons are good, but this has been largely relegated to figures exclusive to Botcon and the Transformers Collector's Club - until now!

Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple

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Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple

More photos of Masterpiece Grapple have begun to pop up online. These come from a Facebook post by Hobbylink Japan, the online retailer. There are no new surprises but they do a great job of showing off this figure and its accessories. This figure really shows a lot of love for the character and his animated counterpart. I can't wait to have it in hand!

Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple
Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple
Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple
Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple
Toy News: More photos of Masterpiece Grapple

Toy News: Shattered Glass Masterpiece Optimus Prime on the way?

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Toy News: Shattered Glass Masterpiece Optimus Prime on the way?

Planet Iacon has posted an intriguing photo of what appears to be an upcoming Masterpiece version of "Shattered Glass" Optimus Prime! Long time fans will recognize "Shattered Glass" as the universe where Autobots are evil and Decepticons are good. If true, this will be the first time Hasbro will have put out a product that uses the "Shattered Glass" logo and universe. Optimus Prime's most recent appearance was in "Timelines" in the Botcon 2012 set.

Toy News: Masterpiece Grapple announced

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Toy News: Masterpiece Grapple announced

Yesterday Takara Tomy revealed its next Masterpiece Transformers figure: Grapple! After the announcement of Inferno, this was anticipated by many fans. However this isn't just a repaint. Grapple features several new parts and accessories including a model of his "Solar Power Tower", crane arm attachments and more! You can preorder this figure from BWTF sponsor Bigbadtoystore.

Toy News: Masterpiece Grapple announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Grapple announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Grapple announced

Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Cheetor

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Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Cheetor

Several online retailers including BWTF sponsor BigBadToyStore have revealed official photos of the upcoming Masterpiece Cheetor figure! While photos from convention displays have popped up here and there these are the real first good look at the painted figure and its accessories! The paint job and articulation on this figure look incredible and in many ways it looks like the CG model come to life!

Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Cheetor
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Cheetor
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Cheetor
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Cheetor
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Cheetor
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Cheetor
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Cheetor
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Cheetor
Toy News: Official Photos of Masterpiece Cheetor