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: 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

Toy News: Masterpiece Cheetor prototype revealed

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Toy News: Masterpiece Cheetor prototype revealed

News doesn't get much more official than this. Straight from the Tokyo Toy Show 2016, Takara Tomy has posted a photo of the prototype for Masterpiece Cheetor on their Twitter feed! Check out the photo in the embed below. All I have to say is, I want this toy now!

Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released

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Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released

As a follow up to their reveal at Tokyo Toy Fair 2016, Takara Tomy has posted a new listing for "Masterpiece" Thrust on Takara Tomy Mall! This Masterpiece figure is a redeco and retool of the basic "Seeker" sculpt. It is listed as coming out in October 2016 with a price of 15,984 Yen (approximately $150 USD). It will include Thrust's distinct weapons and a "hologram pilot" figure.

Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released
Toy News: Official photos of "Masterpiece" Thrust released

Toy News: Masterpiece Inferno photos from Tokyo Toy Show 2016

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Toy News: Masterpiece Inferno photos from Tokyo Toy Show 2016

Thanks to the folks over at Dengeki Hobby we now have some beautiful pictures of Masterpiece Inferno to check out! I've only mirrored a couple photos here out of respect for their site. Check out Dengeki Hobby's web site to see the rest!

Toy News: Masterpiece Inferno photos from Tokyo Toy Show 2016