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: Clearer photos of Masterpiece Road Rage

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Toy News: Clearer photos of Masterpiece Road Rage

Introduced to the "Transformers" universe in 2002, "Road Rage" was a redeco of the G1 Tracks figure taking on the colors that were used for Tracks on the back of the boxes from the 1985 toy packaging. With the upcoming "Masterpiece" Tracks figure there will also be a redeco and retool as Road Rage! Thanks to sponsor Bigbadtoystore we now have clearer photos of this figure!

Toy News: Masterpiece Bluestreak up for pre-order on Toys R Us Canada

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Toy News: Masterpiece Bluestreak up for pre-order on Toys R Us Canada

Heads up Canadian fans, if you missed out on Masterpiece Bluestreak previously, you now have another chance to get your hands on this figure via Toys R Us Canada! The figure is up for preorder for $89.99 (Canadian). Check out the link to order. Image credit goes to Toys R Us Canada.

Special thanks to Tony Klepack for catching this!

Toy News: Masterpiece Bluestreak up for pre-order on Toys R Us Canada
Toy News: Masterpiece Bluestreak up for pre-order on Toys R Us Canada
Toy News: Masterpiece Bluestreak up for pre-order on Toys R Us Canada

Toy Review: "Masterpiece" Prowl (U.S. Release)

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Toy Review: "Masterpiece" Prowl (U.S. Release)

Prowl is a clear thinker who is able to see beyond the chaos of battle and discover the rational route to victory. His logic center is the most sophisticated in the Autobot army, capable of analyzing complex combat situations and making strategic decisions almost instantaneously. Check out my review of Masterpiece Prowl!

Toy News: Australian Toys R Us listings for MP Star Saber & Bluestreak

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Toy News: Australian Toys R Us listings for MP Star Saber & Bluestreak

The release of "Masterpiece" figures at Toys R Us in Australia continues with Star Saber and Bluestreak! Toys R Us Australia has put up listings for Star Saber and Bluestreak.

Toy News: Australian Toys R Us listings for MP Star Saber & Bluestreak
Toy News: Australian Toys R Us listings for MP Star Saber & Bluestreak
Toy News: Australian Toys R Us listings for MP Star Saber & Bluestreak
Toy News: Australian Toys R Us listings for MP Star Saber & Bluestreak
Toy News: Australian Toys R Us listings for MP Star Saber & Bluestreak

Toy News: Takara reveals limited edition Masterpiece "Blue" Bluestreak

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Toy News: Takara reveals limited edition Masterpiece "Blue" Bluestreak

Back in the Generation One era, it was often thought that the character of Bluestreak had been released in blue colors, but this is mostly legend. However, Takara is not one to shy away from a redeco or two, especially if it is based on a never before released G1 deco! Enter: Blue Bluestreak from the "Masterpiece" line!

Posted at Takara Tomy Mall, "Blue" Bluestreak (MP-18B) will be limited to 2,000 pieces at 7,992 Yen. The release date for this figure is August 1, 2015. Check out the images below!

Toy News: Takara reveals limited edition Masterpiece "Blue" Bluestreak
Toy News: Takara reveals limited edition Masterpiece "Blue" Bluestreak
Toy News: Takara reveals limited edition Masterpiece "Blue" Bluestreak
Toy News: Takara reveals limited edition Masterpiece "Blue" Bluestreak

Toy News: "Masterpiece" Tracks in color with accessories

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Toy News: "Masterpiece" Tracks in color with accessories

BWTF supporter Image Anime has provided us with an image of the upcoming "Masterpiece" Tracks figure based on the character's appearance in the Generation One television show. Continuing the theme of staying true to G1, he will include a stand for the flight mode, a Raoul figurine and a small version of Blaster in tape deck mode!

Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Star Saber

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Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Star Saber

The awesome TF Yuki on Twitter has posted more images of a production sample for Star Saber - due in stores next month! These images focus on the vehicle mode and show off the ability of Saber to separate and become his own vehicle form as well as weapon ports on the larger vehicle. Even better? We get a shot of Brain of Courage in Saber's pilot seat, awesome!

Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Star Saber
Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Star Saber
Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Star Saber
Toy News: New photos of Masterpiece Star Saber

Toy News: Online retailer asked to remove Masterpiece Exhaust - again

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Days after thinking that the kerfuffle over Masterpiece Exhaust's deco had been resolved, online retailer Kapow Toys has revealed that they have been asked (yet again) to remove the listing from the figure despite its updated colors. You can see the post and thread below:

Toy News: Masterpiece Exhaust deco updated

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A few months back, BWTF sponsor Bigbadtoystore revealed that it had been contacted about pulling orders for Exhaust, the redeco/retool of Masterpiece Wheeljack. You can read the original story here.

Toy News: Masterpiece Exhaust deco updated
Toy News: Masterpiece Exhaust deco updated
Toy News: Masterpiece Exhaust deco updated
Toy News: Masterpiece Exhaust deco updated
Toy News: Masterpiece Exhaust deco updated

Toy News: New photos Masterpiece Star Saber!

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Amazon Japan has put up its official listing for Masterpiece Star Saber! The release date is currently listed as March 21, 2015. Check out the photos below to see the figure in its various configurations!

Toy News: New photos Masterpiece Star Saber!
Toy News: New photos Masterpiece Star Saber!
Toy News: New photos Masterpiece Star Saber!
Toy News: New photos Masterpiece Star Saber!
Toy News: New photos Masterpiece Star Saber!
Toy News: New photos Masterpiece Star Saber!
Toy News: New photos Masterpiece Star Saber!