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    According to some sources...

    The decision for Masterpiece 22 is Ultramagnus! For the small size of the G1 toy’s robot form, the transformation and unification of the car carrier was impressive, but our target for the masterpiece (figure) was implementing a transformation identical to the cartoon. Without the existence of the (truck) cab in robot mode, we had to employ the robot transformation of the cab and car carrier as it is. In vehicle mode, the cab, tires, front grill etc., are the same size as MP-10’s、so we used the commonalities of the two. Furthermore, transformation can be done without removing (replacing) the shoulder missiles.


    For once we get an Ultra Magnus without a White Optimus Prime!

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    I can't believe the MP after Magnus is Star Saber. I'm sorry but I'm glad that the US version of Transformers ended after Season 4 and Rebirth. The series that lived on in Japan had some of the most ridiculous junk I've ever read in in my life LOL Not to mention the fact the the MP line is supposedly the main G1 continuity which does not include, IMHO, the insanity of Japan and the "Transtectors," "Godmasters," "Pretenders," etc. Heck, Star Saber doesn't even appear until the Victory series, and that doesn't even follow the the continuity of any of the others before it.

    I'm with Deltadod, the rest of the Dinobots, Skyfire, Reflector, Shockwave, etc should all come looong before Star Saber.
    Masterpiece is a Japanese line that we import into the states. While I'm not a fan of Star Saber either, I can see why the Japanese audience voted for him.
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    There might be a chance the US could get Prowl as a Toys R Us exclusive (I believe the UK is for sure). I hope they reissue some of the US releases. I only saw Soundwave out in the open once and I never saw MP Grimlock when he was out. Don't think I ever saw the original MP10 Prime in person either.

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    Super clean scan!

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    Majorly cool Magnus!!!! EVen the scale looks about perfect. I had this pre-ordered on Big Bad already sight unseen, and now I'm not only glad to see how good a job they apparently did on him, but the pre-order price dropped by about 90 bucks!
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    Optimus prime and I believe Star Scream have been peg warming at our store for awhile. Are they still popular? I. Know they cost a small fortune!

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    Bayformers killed my interest in Transformers. I'd buy a MP Leader-1.

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    Bumblebee is looking pretty much perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    Optimus prime and I believe Star Scream have been peg warming at our store for awhile. Are they still popular? I. Know they cost a small fortune!
    THOSE versions aren't popular.

    Starscream is from TF Cybertron (and he pegwarmed then too), while Prime isn't show accurate with his gold accents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    THOSE versions aren't popular.

    Starscream is from TF Cybertron (and he pegwarmed then too), while Prime isn't show accurate with his gold accents.
    It's kind of a shame that Hasbro/Toys r us can't seem to get a good handle on the right amount to produce/stock for these figures. I kind of doubt that Toys r us has any idea that some of these figures are CRAZY popular and some of them nobody wants. They seem to order all the same; or worse, order a bunch of the ones no one wants and very few if any of the popular ones. I never once saw MP Soundwave or MP 10 in stores.

    On the subject of Bumblebee: how tall is he suppose to be? He looks like he's about 4" or shorter. Spike must be practically invisible. He seems cool and all, but not for the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sword2Blanket View Post
    It's kind of a shame that Hasbro/Toys r us can't seem to get a good handle on the right amount to produce/stock for these figures. I kind of doubt that Toys r us has any idea that some of these figures are CRAZY popular and some of them nobody wants. They seem to order all the same; or worse, order a bunch of the ones no one wants and very few if any of the popular ones. I never once saw MP Soundwave or MP 10 in stores.
    That's because of the scalpers. They take all of the Soundwaves but leave the Acid Storms.

    On the subject of Bumblebee: how tall is he suppose to be? He looks like he's about 4" or shorter. Spike must be practically invisible. He seems cool and all, but not for the cost.
    Like Rumble/Ravage and Buzzsaw/Frenzy? They were stupid expensive.

    Bumblebee is the smallest of the Autobots, so he is meant to be really small. That's probably why Spike is included as a bonus.

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    We just got in a bunch of MP Grimlocks and I must say...pretty tempting. He looks way better than the Michael Bay versions we have on the shelf.

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    Only a few more months!

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    Has anyone bought one of these knock-off Tape Sets from ebay? Rumble and Jaguar, Frenzy and Buzzsaw sets being sold from China for 27.95 a pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    THOSE versions aren't popular.

    Starscream is from TF Cybertron (and he pegwarmed then too), while Prime isn't show accurate with his gold accents.
    Y'know, I would have considered buying Starscream IF he had been a more reasonable size. They put him right on a shelf next to Optimus but he was HUGE... Combine that with a lousy 'version' and yeah... he'll be sitting for a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by King Gilskull View Post
    There might be a chance the US could get Prowl as a Toys R Us exclusive (I believe the UK is for sure). I hope they reissue some of the US releases. I only saw Soundwave out in the open once and I never saw MP Grimlock when he was out. Don't think I ever saw the original MP10 Prime in person either.
    I just picked up Prowl at Toys R us today!

    I'm not sure why but outside of prime, he was ALWAYS my favorite autobot. He never really did anything... but the face sculpt... the door wings... the Cop Car aspect... I just love the guy!

    My transformer collection is EXTREMELY hit or miss. it's like my 3rd or 4th collection, so when the price tags hit $60+ they tend to get skipped.

    I do have a few of the 'Classics' series, like hound/ravage, prowl and Hot Rod, just need to get them out of storage... I also picked up the Gold horse Prime on display. LITTLE disappointed in the gold... did not notice that at the store... but overall an awesome figure.

    I have to admit, I am DRASTICALLY lost on the scale of these figures. How close is this new prime to the Classics Hot Rod/Hound? Are they worth rummaging through storage to beef up that shelf?

    Also... is there a G1 Megatron that goes with this version of Prime? Him I'd pay some extra import fees on but not if he's 4 inches taller then everyone else... I've seen one on Ebay... but I can't tell what the size is. Possibly because I have trouble telling the difference in robot mode between the Optimus size chages...

    Actually, I've seen two. One of them is gold... so maybe he's resized too?

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    Masterpiece Tracks!!! MP-25!

    Hope he comes with Raoul and Blaster in boom box mode! Party like it's 1985!!!

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    And I called it!!!

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    Definitely in for that one; pure Generation 1 goodness.

    The recent Ultra Magnus is amazing; I think he's about the most expensive one yet that I'm aware of, but they really captured him perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom1592 View Post
    Also... is there a G1 Megatron that goes with this version of Prime? Him I'd pay some extra import fees on but not if he's 4 inches taller then everyone else... I've seen one on Ebay... but I can't tell what the size is. Possibly because I have trouble telling the difference in robot mode between the Optimus size chages...

    Actually, I've seen two. One of them is gold... so maybe he's resized too?
    Man, I'm really late on this one. No p-tom, Masterpiece G1 Megatron has only had one release and it is not in scale with the later Masterpiece releases. The gold Megatron is a repaint of the initial release Megatron so it is the same size.

    You could pre-order the upcoming MX-I Apollyon from XTransbots like I did. It looks pretty sweet and I am sure it will be in scale with the later MP release Optimus Prime:










    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Masterpiece Tracks!!! MP-25!

    Hope he comes with Raoul and Blaster in boom box mode! Party like it's 1985!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    While I am glad to get Tracks and will definitely welcome him into my collection, I'd rather they finish the first year Autobots. I would have liked Sunstreaker, Mirage, Hound and even Trailbreaker before Tracks.
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    MP-18B Bluestreak! The original colors!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    http://takaratomymall.jp/img/goods/5/4904810827825.jpg

    MP-18B Bluestreak! The original colors!!!!!
    I didn't collect Masterpiece because of space and cost. When this was revealed yesterday I took the plunge and pro-ordered it from BBTS. So I guess I collect TF Masterpiece figures now. I remember seeing Bluestreak pictured in the 1984 catalog and deciding he was one I really wanted. I even remember the store where I first saw him - Children's Palace. I vividly remember seeing the box from a distance, admiring the box art as I got closer to the toy, then feeling disappointed when I saw the silver car inside. I never would have guessed that this would be the figure that pulls me into Masterpiece.

    I only intend to pick up a small handful of figures. I have my eyes set next on G2 Sideswipe because I have fond memories of getting that figure when G2 came out. I don't like the angry face so I might pick up a KO of Sideswipe/Red Alert/Tigertrack just to swap out the face. And now that I'm doing MP, I've got to pick up Optimus, Star Saber, Starscream, and either Soundwave or Soundblaster. I feel like I've opened up Pandora's box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    I wonder when the new Big Masterpiece Figure will be revealed (almost been a year since you posted this). We very badly need a new Galvatron

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    The next Masterpiece is IRONHIDE!







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    Looking pretty sexy. I wouldn't have even noticed the hip kibble if someone hadn't pointed it out. It fits the bot mode, even if it's not cartoon accurate (not that that's any excuse).

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