Alfes2010 has posted a few early shots of Masterpiece Grapple on his Higekuma toy blog. MP-35 releases in Japan this weekend, and these first few shots give us a look how it turned out. A brief look at the alternate colors helmet is provided, as well as a vehicle shot and more of the "standard" robot configuration - including one with Unite Warriors Devastator! Less for scale, and more for Master Builder purposes, naturally. We'll be expecting to see more soon, but for now you can check these images out, mirrored below!
Autobase Aichi has shared an image of MP-34 Cheetor's Hasbro Asia bonus! We've changed over from coins to small metal figurines this year, and Cheetor comes with figure #2, Optimus Primal! Likewise, site sponsor Robotkingdom has added a photo of #3, Ultra Magnus, to the preorder page for MP Grapple. Keep reading to see both images mirrored here!
With the official release date just about upon us, we'll be sure to see plenty of Masterpiece Cheetor in the next little while. But in the meantime we've got a few extra photos to share with you offering some direct comparisons you might be interested in. Mainly looking at Cheetor's relative scale with MP Optimus Primal, which might be indicating Cheetor to be a tiny bit bigger than the show models had it, but generally right. And as an extra, Alfes2010 snapped a photo of MP Cheetor next to the original toy ...mostly imitating Mutant Head action, but it's a good look at both ends of the Cheetor spectrum. Click through for mirrored photos!
On Twitter, TakaraTomy has shared a video presentation that gives a history (in brief) of the Transformers Masterpiece line. While the majority of the video spends time focused on the history of the series, toward the end it stops for a bit on the upcoming new version of Megatron, and gives a good look at its Key to Vector Sigma accessory and energy mace, with cartoon clips to give them their context. We've taken some screencaps from that segment, and you can find those and an embed of the Twitter video in the full post below!
Look at that thing!
Those guys are tiny,
and it looks so good! LG-41 Leo Prime
(occasionally known as LioConvoy
) is TakaraTomy's release of the Titans Return
Alpha Trion mold, swapping out Sovereign for the Sentinel Prime head. Happily, it looks like the gun stays tabbed to the top of lion mode properly, which was a problem for Trion. Remold, better QC, or is @Alfes2010 just that patient a photographer? Keep reading to have a look at his photos, mirrored here for your convenience!
Hasbro has filed for a new trademark with the US Patent Office for a new logo: a hybrid Autobot/Decepticon logo! It's not the first time we've seen such a mark... but this one has the added twist of using the Movie Series versions of the familiar Autobot and Decepticon Insignia. We'd heard that "Reveal Your Shield
" will be a promotion for Transformers: The Last Knight
, so perhaps this is its logo? Keep reading to see!
As we come up on the last weekend of the month, it's time for new toys in Japan, and highly anticipated on that score is Masterpiece Cheetor. Twitter user @ZEAMTIGER has already gotten hold of Cheetor and has been sending out a variety of photos giving us our first real in hand look. Though right now no comparisons with MP Optimus Primal are shown, you can see Cheetor side by side with the Generations molds of Rattrap and Rhinox, showing how one scales well and the other... doesn't. The photos are mirrored in the album below, click through to take a look now!
Perfect Effect has posted new images of the one thing many of us have been wanting to make their Leader-class Super Ginrai/Powermaster Optimus Prime figure complete: Ginrai! The Deluxe-ish sized figure is looking pretty poseable, and the new grayscale images also show off the new chest frame that need to be installed for the figure. And since you have to do that, it should
be possible to use this on either variation of the mold! Keep reading to see.
Loopaza Mega Store has posted Figure-Oh (Figure King)
scans to their Facebook page! The pages are split somewhat evenly between the AU x Transformers Infobar transforming phone toys, and of course Transformers: The Last Knight
! The early figures are shown in the same was as on TakaraTomy's website, with TLK-02 conspicuously absent. However, there's one thing shown that may help us narrow down its identity... keep reading to see!
Site sponsor TFSource has posted images of their Palm Collection Blue Cat & Naughty, AKA Brainstorm & Mindwipe! These Palm Collection figures are more or less Legends-sized and feature functional Headmasters. Due out in March, they have a preorder price of $44.99. Keep reading to see the images!
About a year ago, Toys Alliance revealed MAS-01, a licensed, large-scale figure of G1 Optimus Prime. Recently they've posted a teaser on Facebook showing off what will be the second entry in their Mega Action Series. Probably coming as no surprise, Optimus is followed by Megatron. The image now is semi-obscured, and only shows the upper half of the figure's body clearly, but it's easy enough to see that the design basically follows what MAS-01 was doing, using the G1 design with some reimagining. No further details are revealed, but we expect to see more soon. Click through for the full image!
During Wonderfest this past weekend, Dengeki Hobby carried out an extended live video stream, featuring various products being shown off by representatives from different companies. Among these was a great look at Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee, presented by TakaraTomy designer Hisashi Yuki. The segment provided a very detailed overview of the toy displayed in both modes, as well as a small showing of detail features like deployable battle mask. We took lots of screencaps of the segment, and you can also find the video embedded below. Keep reading for more!
Seems there still more than meets the official images from Hasbro! Just posted are even more images of the Transformers Robots in Disguise action figures we saw in the Hasbro showroom last Saturday. Check out the images for Legion class Cyclonus, Heatseeker, Starscream and Blurr. Also get a look at the Warrior class Windblade and Twinferno figures in the gallery now.
In the wake of WonderFest, TakaraTomy has updated the official Transformers website for Transformers: Saigo no Kishi-Oh
! The Speed Changers (1-Step) and adult-collector (Premier) figures now all occupy the same serial numbers, with TLK-01 through 05 going to Premier and TLK-06-09 being Speed Changers. Keep reading for the official photos and more info!
We got our very first look at the eagerly-anticipated Titans Return Leader Overlord
at this weekend's Toy Fair presentation, and he looks great. We've also learned some key things about the figure that are worth pointing out, so keep reading for some details on the one-time Double Powermaster!
Last night (pun not intended... until now
) we got confirmation on two aspects of the Transformers: The Last Knight
Premier Edition line that we had been speculating on before now.
Namely, that Premier Edition is the new name for the movie Generations subline, and that there is indeed a price increase for said line. But there's a wrinkle... keep reading to find out what it is!
Autobase Aichi has posted some small images of flyers being handed out today at Wonderfest. Much of it concerns simple things like the The Last Knight toys, the campaign to produce the Infobar licensed transforming cellphones, and existing Masterpiece products. But hidden in a corner is the one juicy nugget of new info. After perfecting their black magic transformation engineering tricks with Cheetor, Dinobot appears to be coming to Masterpiece, and there's no telling how they'll reconcile the show model's ludicrously incompatible robot and beast modes in a toy that has to actually work
. Keep reading for mirrored images.