In what will probably be our final look at Tokyo Comic Con for this year's event, we've got some additional photos from tagoal
on Twitter. Among the highlights are another sighting of the movie series diorama highlighting key moments from the various films. We also get to see some of the 2018 series of Movie The Best with Hound, Jetfire, ROTF Optimus, and Nemesis Prime. A quick look at the G-Shock watches and another pass over the Masterpieces and Street Fighter crossovers rounds out this last piece of coverage. You can find all that below in the gallery!
Once again coming via 7777_diver
on Twitter, we have some followup images from Tokyo Comic Con, giving us a look at MP-39 Sunstreaker, plus another angle on Dinobot, as well as a look at MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rod. Also seen is a larger look at Prime 1 Studios' offerings, including a closeup of the Barricade statue, and a nice shot of the Crosshairs statue in full color. Keep reading to see all the images!
Thanks to 7777_diver
on Twitter, we have some photos from the TakaraTomy exhibit space at Tokyo Comic Con, happening right now! The grey prototype of Masterpiece Dinobot is a featured attraction, and is joined by a display of the Street Fighter x Transformers exclusives, a Prime 1 Studios Barricade statue, and we've just seen the "Downtown" Cerebros
is on display today. We've mirrored a number of photos, and we'll keep watching to see if anything else interesting turns up - click through to have a look!
Via one of the usual Weibo suspects, we have a first look at the front and back panels of what will in the near future be the packaging for Masterpiece Barricade, joining the Movie Masterpiece lineup as MPM-5. These images are likely taken from original print files, and as such represent the current stage of production this toy might be at. The images themselves only contain stock images the likes of which we've seen already, and no new information seems to be contained within. Check them out below!
Via Twitter, TakaraTomy has released a teaser image showing off the Movie The Best releases we learned about earlier this week. Not just confirming the listings we saw, this answers some questions about the toys that will be put to use. As it turns out, a reasonable quantity of The Last Knight toys are figuring in to the 2018 lineup including Leader Megatron, Hound, Bumblebee, and the current Optimus mold in the Nemesis Prime role. You can check out the full size image previewing the whole assortment just below in the full post!
Thanks to heo geun
we have a look at some of the contents from the latest issue of Figure King Magazine, which has a two page feature on TakaraTomy's release of MPM-4 Optimus Prime. The North American version of the figure is already available at Toys R Us in some areas, so we're already familiar with the toy to some degree. What's important here is deco changes, though it seems that the sample photographed for the magazine may be the same unit shown at Wonderfest recently, which may have been slightly incomplete deco-wise. But we're sure to see plenty more of this before release to make sure. Click through to see the magazine photos!
It's currently early in the day on Sunday in Japan, which means Summer Wonderfest has just kicked off a short while ago. The one day expo so far seems to have little in the way of new reveals to share, but Twitter user and toy blogger tagoal has shared out plenty of photos of TakaraTomy's displays. Among them are dioramas recreating key scenes from some of the live action movies, as well as a display of the September offerings in Japan's The Last Knight line, including Nitro, Hot Rod, and more which we're expecting in the US as Wave 3. We've got the relevant photos mirrored below, come and have a look!
Simon Chan on Facebook has shared early images of the Transformers pages from Figure King Magazine issue 233. While nothing particularly new is on show, we do get to see the stock photos for the November Legends Series assortment, Masterpieces including MPM-3 Bumblebee, the Wonderfest exclusive Laserbeak (pink Bumblebee), and a full page on Calibur Optimus and Leader Megatron. We've mirrored the images below, click through to take a look!
From NOTRAB again, we have a few photos of Movie Masterpiece Optimus Prime. Bumblebee is expected to be officially released (at least in Japan) around the start of July, so it's been getting most of the attention lately, both officially and unofficially. Optimus Prime though does not look like it would be far behind if finished samples like this one are already out there. And these photos reinforce that this might well be the very best transforming representation of the on screen appearance of the pre-AOE design. We have the new photos mirrored below, click through to have a look!
From the Toy People blog comes perhaps our best in-hand look at MPM-3 Bumblebee so far. With very detailed coverage of the vehicle mode, lots of close ups on the various elements of the robot mode, including the articulated hands, head and battle mask, and tons of mechanical detailing. Plus there's shots with Masterpiece G1 Bumblebee, as well as emulating some of the poses that have been seen in character art among other shows of poseability. We've got the photos mirrored, click through to have a look!
It's virtually impossible to make reference to a movie Optimus Prime's face without referencing "give me your face" from Revenge of The Fallen
. MPM-4 Optimus Prime may not literally give you his face, but these new pictures of the Movie Masterpiece figure show off some up close looks, plus reveal the means of swapping between faceplate or open face: A riveted swivel joint. It might be as mechanically impressive as the new Leader Megatron's lever-based mask gimmick, but it is effective. Click through to see the pictures via Weibo user NOTRAB.
Weibo user NOTRAB has shared another update of photos featuring the just-revealed MPM-4 Movie Masterpiece Optimus Prime. This batch focuses on answering one of the most important questions: How big is it? Particularly how tall compared to Revenge of The Fallen Leader Class Optimus, long considered to be a high point in engineering this design. At the same time, these side by side comparisons should help dispel any notion of this being a retool of that prior figure, as every visible part between them is very clearly different. The photos are mirrored below, click through and check it out.
Loopaza on Facebook has shared out the Transformers-relevant pages from this month's Figure King Magazine. We got a preview of it a couple days ago, focused on the Legends Series Kup and Hot Rod. These new high res scans show very well the detail of the figures' new parts and Targetmasters in testshot form. Also included is exclusive Black Convoy, a DOTM Shockwave statue, and the current campaign sword for The Last Knight toys, plus a full page article about the movie. We've got the pages below, plus a crop out of the Legends testshot panel, so click through and check them out!
Twitter user ROUGE03 shared a few photos recently, in order to demonstrate whether Movie The Best line figures really are "the best". Side by side photos show Megatron, Shockwave, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime with their prior line equivalents, going all the way back to Revenge of The Fallen. In each case, the The Best release is on the right, and while Bumblebee seems not to show huge obvious differences, each of the others stand out more clearly. We've mirrored the photos so you can judge for yourself who did it better - and let us know down below!
Toys R Us Japan's website has provided us with the first looks at the rerelease Dinobots from the 10th anniversary line for the live action movie series. Both Grimlock and Strafe come with tiny figures of their Autobot riders as seen previously. While Strafe's deco doesn't diverge far from prior releases, Grimlock is now in a somewhat more muted deco that evokes corroded and fatigued metal, attempting to fall more in line with the drab coloration from Age of Extinction
. Both are currently listed with a release date of March 31, 2017. Keep reading to see the pictures!
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