TakaraTomy Retailer Listings Reveal New Movie Product Coming in 2018
Loopaza on Facebook has shared information from retailer listings, revealing TakaraTomy releases for new movie products starting in April of next year - and if you pay attention to leak info, some of this is going to sound familiar! Along with this news is further signs of Movie Masterpiece Barricade being on the way, with MPM-5 among the listed goods. We'll go through the list for you, so keep reading!
You can see the image relating the information just below for the original context, but here's a run down:
Based on price points, we can identify three size classes of product, corresponding to Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader - albeit at a little lower price than we typically expect from Japanese Leader Class releases.
In the Deluxes we have Bumblebee, Stinger, Decepticon Crowbar, and Ratchet. These are all listed at ¥2800. That's followed by two Voyagers, Optimus Prime and Starscream at ¥4500. Finally, the Leader Class is represented with Grimlock, and Blackout, which are priced at ¥6800. All of these have the "Transformers Movie" prefix in the listings.
There is definitely possibilities for reused molds to be present here, but at least some of these can be anticipated to be newly designed - especially since in a case like Starscream, that character hasn't been in the presented size class since before the economic downturn a few years ago that made releasing older molds sometimes tricky without price increases.
Also worth noting, there are (so far) no Legends Series listings showing up. We went through a few month stretch early this year with Legends on hiatus, and with TakaraTomy mostly having used all the Titans Returns toolings available (minus a few Titan Master vehicles mainly), we may well be looking a short break before Japanese versions of Power of The Primes begin.
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