TF-Prototype on Facebook has posted several photos from the pages of the new Generations 2015 book released in Japan. Shown in the shared pages are new looks at the prototype for Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave all in color, Ratchet and Ironhide, plus a look at Unite Warriors Devastator and the Constructicons Click through to check out all the images!
From wolixiaoqi on weibo, we've got some nice photos of the exclusive Clampdown Masterpiece figure, the Red Alert recolor as a police car. This, like Tigertrack is one of the G1 characters invented by eHobby to create more uses for reissued G1 toy molds several years ago, and now serving the same purpose for Masterpiece. Clampdown is due for release sometime next month, so these pictures are a great preview of what's to come. Click through and check them out!
Dengeki Hobby has posted some new photos of Masterpiece Red Bumblebee, the same-character recolor due to release in December. The Masterpiece figure is intended to homage the color variations found in the original Autobot Minicars, though one might also argue that this is acting as a stop-gap for a Cliffjumper that potentially won't happen for a while. Whatever the true motive, the red bodied Bug photographs rather well, but if the Dengeki writeup is accurate, may be a little light on accessories, possibly only including its gun. Click through for the photos!
Today we take a look at the new Transformers: Masterpiece MP-25 Tracks from Takara.
Transformers Devastation went with a very specific visual style to work with cel-shading and bring a cartoon-like finish to its character models. LEK Custom Toys was inspired by that, and produced custom repaints of Masterpiece Optimus and Soundwave to match. The paint jobs feature no lack of skill, as they look every bit like the game designs made real thanks to careful matching of the simulated reflectivity of the surfaces that bring about that same cartoon-like impression. We've mirrored a few photos of each, but there's lots more on LEK's Facebook. Keep reading for photos and links!