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Tokyo Toy Show 2013 - Takara Tomy Announce 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan's Choice Action Figure

By BaCon on Saturday, June 15, 2013



Taking a cue from Hasbro, Takara Tomy have announced they too will be making a Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece fans choice action figure. Takara Tomy have per-selected a list of well known, mostly Optimus Prime, Transformers characters fans will be able to vote on. The most popular figure will be made into a new Masterpiece action figure for the mass market. Check out the image via MORILEO0814 and list of characters, then vote on our poll for which one you would like below. Takara Tomy have revealed the following list of characters in the 30th anniverasry fans choice Masterpice poll:

+ Armada Optimus Prime
+ Big Convoy
+ Cybertron Optimus Prime
+ Dai Atlas
+ Energon Optimus Prime
+ Fortress Maximus
+ Lio Convoy
+ Optimus Primal
+ Powermaster Optimus Prime
+ Robots In Disguise Optimus Prime
+ Star Saber

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Transformers Poll
Who do you choose for the Takara Tomy 30th Masterpiece Figure?
Armada Optimus Prime
Big Convoy
Cybertron Optimus Prime
Dai Atlas
Energon Optimus Prime
Fortress Maximus
Lio Convoy
Optimus Primal
Powermaster Optimus Prime
Robots In Disguise Optimus Prime
Star Saber

   Votes: 1420  -  Poll Results


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