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.

Video: Official Takara Tomy Masterpiece video is Stop Motion Awesomeness

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If you need some awesomeness to wake up to this morning, check out Takara Tomy's new "Masterpiece" video. Focusing on Ultra Magnus, this video also features other MP releases including Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in retro stop-motion glory!

Toy News: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - more pics!

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The Takara Tomy Transformers Twitter account has put up even more images of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus! This time out, the pics are special to any fans of the original Transformers series as they feature G1 figures focusing on the cast of "Transformers: The Movie" along with the newly released Arcee figure! Check out the pics below.

Toy News: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - more pics!
Toy News: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - more pics!
Toy News: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - more pics!

Toy News: Images of "Masterpiece Ultra Magnus" in vehicle mode

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The official Takara Tomy Transformers Twitter page continues to deliver images of the upcoming "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus. With the official release only days away, they clearly want to ramp up excitement! These photos focus on the vehicle mode and the ability of the cab to separate from the trailer. The cab itself does not transform into a "Prime" like robot, but is instead combined with the trailer to form Magnus' robot mode, just like the cartoon.

Toy News: Images of "Masterpiece Ultra Magnus" in vehicle mode
Toy News: Images of "Masterpiece Ultra Magnus" in vehicle mode
Toy News: Images of "Masterpiece Ultra Magnus" in vehicle mode

Toy News: More images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus

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The Official Takara Tomy Transformers Twitter has posted a series of new images featuring Masterpiece Ultra Magnus. The pictures give us a bit of a "behind the scenes" look at the prototype, some transformation steps and even the weight of the figure! These are interesting shots that tease what is sure to be one awesome figure.

Toy News: More images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus
Toy News: More images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus
Toy News: More images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus
Toy News: More images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus
Toy News: More images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus
Toy News: More images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus

Toy News: New images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus

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The Official Takara Tomy Twitter feed for "Transformers" has posted images of the upcomign "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus figure alongside his G1 counterpart. This really gives you a good sense of the size of the figure. Most surprisingly is its darker blue tone, which is more in line with the G1 animation model. This makes perfect sense as the "Masterpiece" line's current focus is being accurate to TV show models in robot mode. Check out the images below!

Toy News: New images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus
Toy News: New images of "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus

Toy News: China exclusive Masterpiece Skywarp revealed

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Transformers Asia has announced that a new Masterpiece Skywarp release is in the works as an exclusive to China! They also included images with their news. This version is different than the previous release in that it uses the updated Masterpiece Seeker sculpt without the jet parts hanging off the hips. This is scheduled for release 2015-01-05. No more information is available at this time.

Toy News: China exclusive Masterpiece Skywarp revealed
Toy News: China exclusive Masterpiece Skywarp revealed
Toy News: China exclusive Masterpiece Skywarp revealed

Sponsor News: BBTS - Masterpiece Megatron being reissued!

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This 30th Anniversary MP-05 Masterpiece Transformer has been announced and is set to come with the required orange barrel tip as well as a pistol, an energy mace (flail), an energy saber and Kremzeek mini figure. We have it listed at $199.99. Please note, the images supplied are in black and white -- final product may vary.

This exclusive MP-05 Megatron will feature:
1. Metallic Chrome Finish
2. Limited edition
3. Destron Leader Redeco
4. Modified retail packaging (image of package is not final)

Sponsor News: BBTS - Masterpiece Megatron being reissued!
Sponsor News: BBTS - Masterpiece Megatron being reissued!

Toy News: Masterpiece MP-23 "Exhaust" revealed

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Online retailer Tag Hobby has revealed an image of an upcoming Masterpiece figure: Exhaust! This new character is a homage to the Diaclone "Marlboro" Wheeljack, one of the most legendary "pre-G1" figures out there. The figure will feature a new head sculpt and an "Immobilizer" accessory. I think it looks great and it's wonderful to see this legendary figure get a nod in the Masterpiece line.

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Toy Review: Masterpiece Alert

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Just because you can't see someone out to get you, doesn't mean they're not there! When you need protection to a paranoid level, Alert is the Autobot you want on your side. Today's review takes a look at the ultimate version of this character: Masterpiece Alert!

Masterpiece Alert Toy Review

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Masterpiece

General Information:
Release Date: January 2013
Price Point: $80-90 (depending import on retailer)
Retailer: Japanese Exclusive
Accessories: Rocket launcher (non working), Rifle, "Circuit trouble" accessory

*Images denoted with an asterisk are from the Amazon Japan web site: