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 Ramjet announced (well, sort of)

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Toy News: Masterpiece Ramjet announced (well, sort of)

For years fans have wondered why the Masterpiece Seeker sculpt (such as the one used for Thundercracker) had not yet been retooled for use as "Conehead" Seekers (such as Thrust and Dirge. Now fans have gotten their wish! Sort of. Takara Tomy launched a listing for Masterpiece MP-11N Ramjet last night...and then promptly took it down.

Toy News: Masterpiece Ramjet announced (well, sort of)
Toy News: Masterpiece Ramjet announced (well, sort of)
Toy News: Masterpiece Ramjet announced (well, sort of)
Toy News: Masterpiece Ramjet announced (well, sort of)
Toy News: Masterpiece Ramjet announced (well, sort of)

Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure

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Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure

Thanks to the folks over at Planet Iacon, we now have clear, color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod to enjoy! These photos show off several of the accessories and features of this upcoming figure. Several of these reference the character's appearance in "Transformers: The Movie". These include:

  • Visor that goes over the eyes.
  • Compartment for MP10's Matrix
  • Two blasters
  • Fishing pole
  • Saw blade hand
Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure
Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure
Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure
Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure
Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure
Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure
Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure
Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure
Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure
Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure
Toy News: Clear color photos of Masterpiece Hot Rod for your viewing pleasure

Toy News: Masterpiece Shockwave painted prototype photos

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Toy News: Masterpiece Shockwave painted prototype photos

DaimChoc Reports on Facebook has posted several photos of the painted prototype for Masterpiece Shockwave! These photos show off several of the features we can expect from the figure. These include:

  • Option to switch between two hands and his "blaster" hand.
  • Shockwave "gun" accessory to replicate the G1 animation error
  • A stand for the figure to be displayed in weapon mode
Toy News: Masterpiece Shockwave painted prototype photos
Toy News: Masterpiece Shockwave painted prototype photos
Toy News: Masterpiece Shockwave painted prototype photos
Toy News: Masterpiece Shockwave painted prototype photos

Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore- Preorders for Masterpiece Hot Rod 2.0

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Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore- Preorders for Masterpiece Hot Rod 2.0

Ben's World of Transformers sponsor Bigbadtoystore has put up its preorder listing for Masterpiece Hot Rod 2.0! This figure is a new sculpt featuring the character before his transformation into Rodimus Prime.

Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore- Preorders for Masterpiece Hot Rod 2.0
Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore- Preorders for Masterpiece Hot Rod 2.0
Sponsor News from BigBadToyStore- Preorders for Masterpiece Hot Rod 2.0

Toy News: Masterpiece Shockwave and Hot Rod announced!

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Toy News: Masterpiece Shockwave and Hot Rod announced!

Catching fandom by surprise, photos from a recent toy show by K-Hobby show what appear to be grey models for Masterpiece Shockwave and Hot Rod! According to their Twitter feed Shockwave will feature a light up gimmick for his laser arm and Hot Rod will have a compartment for the Matrix that comes with MP-10 Optimus Prime! The Hot Rod sculpt appears to be roughly the same size as other MP figures like Prowl while Shockwave is (appropriately) larger.

Toy News: Masterpiece Shockwave and Hot Rod announced!
Toy News: Masterpiece Shockwave and Hot Rod announced!

Toy News: Masterpiece Ironhide prototype pics reveal a surprise

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Toy News: Masterpiece Ironhide prototype pics reveal a surprise

Takara Tomy Mall has put up their listing for Masterpiece Ironhide Surprisingly instead of using color photos they have decided to show off pictures of a grey model prototype of the figure. The vehicle mode photo reveals a surprise: an extra face! This square face is based on the G1 Ironhide toy, which did not feature the head shown in the animated series. This is a real fun easter egg for fans of the original series!

Toy News: Masterpiece Ironhide prototype pics reveal a surprise
Toy News: Masterpiece Ironhide prototype pics reveal a surprise
Toy News: Masterpiece Ironhide prototype pics reveal a surprise
Toy News: Masterpiece Ironhide prototype pics reveal a surprise

Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced

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Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced

Takara Tomy Mall has announced a new entry into the Masterpiece Transformers line: Clamp Down! Who you might ask? Clamp Down is an Autobot released as part of the 2003 reissue line based on a deco from the Diaclone era figure that would eventually become Red Alert in the Transformers line! This "off screen" character follows the footsteps of Tiger Tracks and Road Rage as part of the "extended G1 cast" in the Masterpiece line.

Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced
Toy News: Masterpiece Clamp Down announced

Sponsor News: Masterpiece Ironhide in stock at Bigbadtoystore

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Sponsor News: Masterpiece Ironhide in stock at Bigbadtoystore

Leakin' lubricants! After months of anticipation Ben's World of Transformers sponsor has begun to take pre-orders for the awesome Autobot Ironhide in Masterpiece form! This figure uses the G1 cartoon as its point of reference, but there are several nods to the original G1 toy as well. Order via this link to get your preorder in today and support BWTF.com!

Sponsor News: Masterpiece Ironhide in stock at Bigbadtoystore
Sponsor News: Masterpiece Ironhide in stock at Bigbadtoystore

Sponsor News BBTS - Masterpiece Thundercracker pre-orders are up

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Sponsor News BBTS - Masterpiece Thundercracker pre-orders are up

Ben's World of Transformers sponsor Bigbadtoystore has put up its listing for Masterpiece Thundercracker. The item is now available for pre-order with a ship date of December 2015. Help support Ben's World of Transformers by putting in your preorder at BBTS today!

Sponsor News BBTS - Masterpiece Thundercracker pre-orders are up
Sponsor News BBTS - Masterpiece Thundercracker pre-orders are up

Toy News: Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Starscream up for pre-order

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Toy News: Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Starscream up for pre-order

Earlier this summer it was announced that Hasbro would be re-releasing Masterpiece Starscream in a new color scheme as part of the ongoing releases of Masterpiece figures as Toys R Us exclusives. This time out Starscream's deco appears to be based more on his animated counterpart than the 2007 version.

Toy News: Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Starscream up for pre-order
Toy News: Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Starscream up for pre-order