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: Movie Masterpiece Jazz and Megatron revealed

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Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Jazz and Megatron revealed

Thanks to Weibo user ToysPlus fans now have photos and video of the upcoming Movie Masterpiece Megatron and Autobot Jazz figures! Both figures feature complex designs and Jazz even includes a figure of Sam Witwicky running with the Allspark Cube. Even better?

Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Jazz and Megatron revealed
Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Jazz and Megatron revealed
Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Jazz and Megatron revealed
Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Jazz and Megatron revealed
Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Jazz and Megatron revealed
Toy News: Movie Masterpiece Jazz and Megatron revealed

Toy News: Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime sound clips revealed

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Toy News: Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime sound clips revealed

Takara Tomy has revealed a lot about MP-44 Optimus Prime in the past few weeks including what accessories he would have and even his transformation scheme in a magazine article. However, a surprise reveal was released tonight in the form of three sound clips that will be used with the figure! There are three sounds altogether, each phrase spoken in Japanese:

Toy News: Official Photos and Pre-Orders for MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime (Version 3)

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Toy News: Official Photos and Pre-Orders for MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime (Version 3)

After many months of rumor and prototype images, the past couple weeks have seen the release of official photos of the upcoming Masterpiece "MP-44" Convoy/Optimus Prime figure! This version of Optimus features an MP that is much closer in design to the animated version of the character than any previous MP. This includes the use of much more simplified lines in robot mode and a bright color scheme that looks like it jumped out of the 80's cartoon. Of course, you do not just get an action figure, he also comes with a pile of accessories including:

  • Optimus Prime figure
Toy News: Official Photos and Pre-Orders for MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime (Version 3)
Toy News: Official Photos and Pre-Orders for MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime (Version 3)
Toy News: Official Photos and Pre-Orders for MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime (Version 3)
Toy News: Official Photos and Pre-Orders for MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime (Version 3)
Toy News: Official Photos and Pre-Orders for MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime (Version 3)
Toy News: Official Photos and Pre-Orders for MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime (Version 3)
Toy News: Official Photos and Pre-Orders for MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime (Version 3)

Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack

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Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack

Amazon Japan has posted a listing for Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack. What's the "plus" part you may wonder? Well this time out Wheeljack will feature colors based on his animated counterpart (whereas the original Masterpiece Wheeljack was more muted). The figure will include his Immobilizer accessory. Amazon Japan has Wheeljack priced at ¥9,180 (about $82.56 USD) and is set for release in February 2019.

Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack
Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack
Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack
Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack
Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack
Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack
Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack
Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack
Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack
Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack
Toy News: Amazon Japan lists Masterpice MP-20+ "Anime" Wheeljack

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