Generation 1 Japan
Thanks to 2005 forums member SydneyY who posted a translation of Dime.JP Interview with Takara-Tomy Masterpiece Designer, Shogo Hasui. Learn why Masterpiece Soundwave and the Cassettes Transformers were hard to make with details about the design and research that went into them. We hear Shogo takj about the other characters like Jazz, Bruticus and Ultra Magnus that we would like to see made in the Masterpiece series. Read the full interview below.
Thanks to Benscollectables who have posted a video review for the Takara Tomy Transformers MP-14 Masterpiece Red Alert action figure set that is just out in Japan. Get the scoop on this repaint of the Masterpiece MP-12 Sideswipe release just like they did it back in the G1 days. Watch the Transformers MP-14 Masterpiece Red Alert Video Review below now.
Thanks to Alfes2010 who has posted a pictorial review of the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-14 Red Alert showing the latest release out of the box. Get a look a the new Masterpiece figure that just like the G1 original, is based on the same mold as the Sideswipe character. Here you can see all the repainted figure as a lightening fast emergency response vehilce modled on the classic Lamborghini Countach automobile in whole new way.
Thanks to Robotkingdom and Masterpiece MP-14 Red Alert we have some new looks at the Transformers Masterpiece MP-14 Red Alert in box and out of the box. This figure will be packed a special collectors coin and wallet with shipping to begin on December 15, 2012 from Asia. Check out the images below for more details on Transformers Masterpiece MP-14 Red Alert action figure below.
Thanks to ModXtoy who have posted new Transformers Hyper Hobby magazine scans showing us preview of new Takara Tomy products coming to Japan. Show are images of the Generations Jazz and Optimus, the BeCool (AKA BotShots) B01 - B12 figures, as well as the MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert figures that will be released soon. Check out the scan below for more details.
The latest Japanese Hobby magazine scans from Dengeki Hobby and Figure King are out thanks to Cybergundam Blog and Toy-World. The issues reinforce much of the news we have been seeing this fall out of Japan with images promoting the Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert, Generations TG-01 Optimus Prime and TG-02 Autobot Jazz, Prime Arms Micron AM-27 Ultra Magnus, AM-28 Leo Prime, AM-29 Shockwave, Dark Guard Opimus Prime Exclusive and Papercraft Trailer Arms Master Optimus Prime. The Super GT - GT-01 Optimus Prime and GT-02 Star Saber are shown as well as other figures from BeCool, Kabaya and more.
Thanks to Toy-World who has posted images from the Japanese hobby collectors mazazine Figure King #177. Get a looks at new products from the Encore series, Generations, Transformers Prime, Capbots Masterpiece and the United toys line below.
Thanks to Cybergundamblog who have posted new magazine scans from the December issue of Dengeki Hobby. We have seen most of these toys already, but you can see images for at the Masterpiece MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-12 Lambor, MP-13 Soundwave with Laserbeak, MP-14 Red Alert, MP-15 Ravage and Rumble, MP-16 Frenzy and Buzzsaw, and a promotion for the Alternity based Super GT series.
Thanks to Snaka at Autobase Aichi who posted some new images the Takara Tomy Transformers Products on display at the Bic Camera in Japan called the "Preview Caravan in Cybertron Satellite." Takara Tomy are ramping up for the Holidays with new offerings including Transformers Prime Arms Micron Wheeljack, Arms Master Optimus Prime, Arms Micron Orion Pax store exclusive. Masterpiece Convoy Version 2, Lambor and Red Alert. As well as the new United EX Grim Master Prime Mode set. Check out the display to see more then meets the shelf.
Thanks to Robotkingdom who have shared many new images from Dengeki Hobby October magazine, the hobby collectors publication in Japan. The new images offer us a first good look at the Takara Tomy Gaia Unicron action figure as well as toys from the Arms Micron line including: AM-21 Arms Master Optimus Prime, AM-20 Ironhide and other. Figures from the Masterpiece line: MP-12 Lambor, MP-13 Soundwave, and MP-14 Red Alert. New looks at United EX Jet Master Prime, Combat Master Prime and Roller Master vs Chopper Master. Get a look at all of these figures in the images after the jump.
Official images are just in from Amazon Japan who have posted two new order pages for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave with Laserbeak and the MP-14 Red Alert action figures. Get the official views of both of these figures fully painted and out of the package after the jump.
The offical Takara Tomy YouTube channel have posted a new video promotion for their Master Piece MP-12 Lambor action figure that will be released in Asia this fall. The video gives an overview of the new figure we know as Sideswipe from the G1 series, with some looks at MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert. There is also some commentary, in-language, by the Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui. Watch the Master Piece MP-12 Lambor video after the jump.
Just in are many new Transformers scans from Figure King magazine showing off lots of new looks at upcoming Takara Tomy products that will be coming to Japan this fall. Get a preview of the Arms Micron Figures AM-21 Arms Master Optimus Prime and AM-20 Ironhide as well as other releases. Also shown is the Gaia Unicron figure and the Revoltech #040 - Optimus Prime DX. New looks at the Master Piece MP-12 Lambor, MP-13 Soundwave, and MP-14 Red Alert. More views of the United EX Jet Master Prime, EX Combat Master Prime, and the EX Roller Master vs Chopper Master. Check out all the magazine scans after the jump to see more.
Following up on our previous post with part 1
, we are pleased to report on the second part of e-HOBBY’s interview with Hidetsugu Yoshioka. The manga comic artist offers even more of his frank opinions on working with Transformers including the artistic techniques, characterization, and US comic writing. Check out the full part two interview after the jump for all the details.
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