It’s a tough life for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece fans, never knowing when or if Hasbro will bring out their own versions of the Japanese Takara Transformers Masterpiece toys. Considering only a handful of Transformers Masterpiece Takara toys come out each year, you’d hope Hasbro would adapt them all, but that’s just not so. There are several Masterpiece Transformers Hasbro has never released–but Prowl isn’t going to be one of them! Coming Summer 2014–Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Prowl!Continue Reading→
We’re just three months away from the official Transformers convention, Botcon 2014! And while the official schedule and panel announcements won’t be ready for a while yet, Fun Publications has already begun showing off this year’s 2014 Botcon exclusive Transformers. Depending on exactly how hardcore of a Transformers fan you are, you’ll either squeal with delight or stare blankly and say “Who?” at the announcement of the exclusive Botcon 2014 Devcon Transformers toy!Continue Reading→
Being a Transformers Masterpiece collector is a real exercise in patience. Only a few new characters are announced every year, and even once a new Transformers Masterpiece figure has been confirmed, it can take close to a year (or more!) for that toy to go through development and production and into collectors’ hands. Such is the case with the Transformers Masterpiece Bumblebee MP-21. We’ve known about him since well into last year, but only now are finally getting to see high-quality prototype photos Masterpiece Bumblebee!Continue Reading→
It’s been a couple months since Takara announced the first of the Transformers Masterpiece 2014 toys, so it seemed long past time that they revealed the next new addition to the line. Well, Takara has now made that announcement, and … Continue Reading→
Optimus Prime. Megatron. Bumblebee. Prowl. Starscream. Tigertrack. One of these things is not like the other. And if what you’re talking about is characters already released as Takara Transformers Masterpiece toys, the surprising answer is “Bumblebee”. That’s right, the Z-List Transformer Tigertrack actually exists as a Masterpiece Transformer already.
Is the Japan exclusive Transformers Masterpiece Tigertrack MP-12T worth his hefty price tag?Continue Reading→
At some point over the last year or two, my love for Transformers toys slowed while my adoration of the Transformers comic books really bloomed. I haven’t bought a ton of Transformers toys this year, but Hasbro got my attention by combining both these elements of Transformers lore in new Transformers Classics-style figure and comic book packs! My first target: Transformers Generations Trailcutter (AKA The Autobot formerly known as Trailbreaker)!Continue Reading→
Takara is really giving Transformers fans a lot of love this year. We’ve had the releases of Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave and his main five cassettes, the limited exclusive Masterpiece Tigertrack, and we also have Masterpiece Prowl, Smokescreen and Bluestreak waiting in the wings. So why stop there, right? This morning Takara announced the news of the 2014 Transformers Masterpiece Bumblebee MP-21, Wheeljack MP-20 and G2 Sideswipe MP-12G figures!Continue Reading→
It might not seem so right now, but 2013 has actually been a very busy year for the Takara Transformers Masterpiece series of toys. After starting out the year with a bang, things have slowed down while we wait for this fall’s Transformers Masterpiece Prowl, Bluestreak and Smokescreen to arrive.
But to stem the tides and avoid boredom, Takara has a limited release exclusive up their sleeves, and it’s shipping this month! It’s Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack!Continue Reading→
We got the news about Takara releasing Transformers Masterpiece MP-19 Smokescreen way back in February, but ever since we’ve gone without nary a word about the most duplicitous Autobot’s release. Transformers collectors got their first glimpse of Masterpiece Prowl and Bluestreak ages ago in March, but there hasn’t been the slightest hint of an unveiling of Transformers Masterpiece Smokescreen–until now. Today, the very first images of MP-19 Masterpiece Smokescreen hit the net…Continue Reading→
Did you miss out on the first release of Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave when he was released in Japan in early 2013? Are you irritated by the ugly yellow visor on the upcoming Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave being released in the United States later this year? Do you wish you were getting the more accurate Takara Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave Transformers toy, but you can’t deal with the highway-robbery $230+ it sells for on the aftermarket now? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then Takara has good news for you–a reissue of their Masterpiece Soundwave is on the way later this year…Continue Reading→