Hasbro Asia has been on a reissue trend, particularly with pieces that made it to the Commemorative Series line. And even then, "Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor" was said to have received a downgrade in terms of packaging.
So with "Masterpiece" Grimlock... I will say that this rumor is plausible. However, I think that it will be more like the Hasbro version than the Takara Tomy version, seeing how Hasbro has that version at their disposal.
Oh, and speaking of Takara Tomy, Metroplex debuted in the latest chapter of ALL SPARK. So it is safe to release the Kraken of a rumor that their Generations line is part of ALL SPARK, and that they wil also release the new version of Metroplex. (Also, they have promoted Fortress Maximus - Master Sword and all.)
fenrir72 wrote:So why then can't this be not the MP-08?
Because Hasbro Asia will only put out Hasbro's version, and can add to the price due to it becoming an import?
Besides, I have one friend that is a collector, and he claims that the Hasbro version is a bit more series accurate. That, and the Hasbro version included the crown that came with the MP-8X variant.
Now, for the rest of us that do not buy Hasbro, we have to play the waiting game and see if Takara Tomy will do the same (which is highly unlikely).