Thanks to Dah Padre
, we can share with you a report of the first in store sighting in the US for the rerelease of the Toys R Us exclusive MP-10 Optimus Prime. The figure had gone up - rather briefly - on the Toys R Us website for order during SDCC, but sold out quickly. In store sightings, such as this one in Joliet, Illinois will have to do for anyone who needs this toy, at least until or unless it becomes available again via the website. Click through for the photographic proof!
The official TakaraTomyMall page for the upcoming Masterpiece Cassette 4-Pack has updated with some new photos! This is an oddball of a set, featuring 2 Autobot tapes despite the absence of an MP Blaster. And one of them is a new Steeljaw mold. Huh. Well, while we wait for the increasingly inevitable MP Blaster, keep reading to see his first two cassettes, along with Wingthing and Enemy!
Takara Transformers MP-10B Masterpiece Black Convoy is repainted in the color scheme of Nemesis Prime, the evil counterpart of Optimus prime. Made of plastic and die-cast MP-10B features clear cab windows and comes armed with a blaster rifle and energy axe.
Coinciding with the launch of the preorder period, TakaraTomy Mall has added photos of the four Masterpiece cassette characters making up their combined MP-15/16-E set. Enemy, Wingthing, Stripes, and new mold Night Stalker are all on display in full color and deco, showing both robot modes and their individual cassette form decos. There's no clear indication of when preorders for the set will be closed, but the page now gives a delivery estimate of December for the set. You can find all the images in the gallery below!
Right behind Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee, it appears MPM-4 Optimus is now becoming available at retail in Asia as well. On Youtube, hirohitokusanagi
has posted three videos featuring the new Masterpiece figure. First up is a demo of the transformation. It's compared repeatedly to Revenge of The Fallen Leader Class Optimus Prime in the way it works, but none of the numerous steps look particularly difficult. The next two videos show the weapons, plus comparisons alongside other figures. You can find all three embedded below!