We now have an official English language designation for MP-38, known in Japan as "Convoy (Beast Wars) Legendary Commander Version." It's Optimus Primal (Movie), explicitly tying this toy-accurate version of the figure to Optimus Primal's cel-animated turn in the Beast Wars Second
movie, "Lio Convoy In Imminent Danger!"
And in honor of that new designation, Hasbro Asia is throwing in a presumably diecast metal bunch of bananas for those who preorder him through the appropriate Asian channels. Keep reading to see the teaser image!
About a month ago we were the first to bring you word via Dengeki Hobby that Masterpiece Cheetor's release date had been pushed back
from its planned January date in to February. In the time since, retail websites have begun to reflect this change, and through TakaraTomy Mall, we now have the new Japanese release date to share. Stores in Japan will start selling MP-34 Cheetor in Saturday, February 25th. Whether the mainland Asia release will occur on the same day or possibly be a little earlier as has happened in the past when Japanese release dates have been delayed is currently unknown.
TakaraTomy's Twitter account has shared a pair of photos highlighting the upcoming (relatively speaking) release of Masterpiece Dirge, showing off it as well as the prior two conehead seekers together as a group in robot and vehicle modes. Through less than proper means this isn't exactly the first good look we've had at Dirge with the rest of the set, but this focus does help to show again how the three will work together for display in either form. You can check out the photos mirrored below.
From the early 2017 installment of the Hero-X Generations
book, we saw pages talking in detail about MP-36 Megatron, both the prototype toy itself, as well as a few pages of sketches and design concepts. But it was all in Japanese and of little help to most of us elsewhere in the world. But now thanks to the translation efforts of Deruji
, as requested by Liampope
, an English edition is now available for all to read! Offering inisghts to how it transforms, the functions of the electronics, visual design ideals and more, there's a lot to see! We have the translated pages mirrored, so keep reading to learn more!
Dengeki Hobby has posted a set of images of MP-38! The curiously named "Legendary Supreme Commander" version of Beast Wars
Optimus Primal is revealed to be a reuse of the Masterpiece mold bearing the colors of the original Ultra-class toy with a couple new accessories - one of which is the original's Mutant Mask! The figure is priced at 12,000 Yen and scheduled for release in June. Keep reading to see!