With MakeToys, TakaraTomy and Ocular Max all seemingly employing a slightly different philosophy in terms of aesthetics, it would seem that we are completely spoiled for choice and that everyone’s specific preference will be catered for across the many Masterpiece-style fire truck releases. Ocular Max have incorporated what seems to be a very real-world accurate vehicle mode and tried to appease both toy and toon crowds...
Iron Factory posted to Weibo today, offering up a batch of new photos of Soul Reaper. This figure is based on the Transformers Victory character Black Shadow, albeit by way of the Generations Deluxe toy rather than the original Pretender version. But if anything, this Legends-scale figure seems to be doing everything it can to upstage its larger official counterpart, but perhaps that's easier to do when approaching a common design a few years after its release? Keep reading to take a look at the pictures.
Fresh off their Weibo page is a first look at another upcoming figure from TFC Toys in their Poseidon series. The fifth not-Seacon is Deathclaw, a take on Nautilator seen as a grey prototype piece. The figure looks well realized in both modes, and even features some little extras like an "attack mode" for the robot replacing the hands with big claws. With this, the end of the Poseidon project is actually almost in sight - only one figure to get an "official" debut before it's down to just waiting for them to go up for sale. Click through to see the mirrored pictures!
Just announced on their facebook page, is the MTCD-01 Striker Manus Reveal Cross Dimension Series Unofficial Optimus Prime figure from Maketoys.
The figure appears to take a page from the Revoltech figure with ultra-articulation incorporated to offer the kind of range of motion we don't normally see.
He's also going to have some nice weapons to go with, including the signature fusion cannon and what looks to be an axe-blade weapon.
By way of a magazine scan we have a first look at a new upcoming product from Toyworld. Blues is their take on Jazz in the Masterpiece style. This attempt seems more generally toy-influenced than J4ZZ, the other MP-alike not-Jazz to come on the scene recently. The prototype is shown in height comparison with MP Tracks, as well as showing off a range of accessories including different weapon options, and speaker parts. These and the lack of door wings seem the most notable media influence on the figure. The scan seems to indicate an October release. keep reading to have a look!