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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby zodconvoy » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:02 am

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mooncake623 wrote:Pre-orders up at Anime-Export

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What's their shipping to the US? I really don't feel like signing up for yet another site just to find out that their shipping prices are insane.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Cyberpath » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:54 am

zodconvoy wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:Pre-orders up at Anime-Export

http://www.anime-export.com/product/18568

40 bucks


What's their shipping to the US? I really don't feel like signing up for yet another site just to find out that their shipping prices are insane.

http://www.anime-export.com/page/faq#qq60
Going by the table on their site, fast shipping to the US will probably cost about $16-18 (tracking included.)
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MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Prototype Picture and Amazon Limited Battle Mask

Postby ScoutBumblebee » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:18 pm

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From Shogo Hasui via Twitter, we have another look at the upcoming Masterpiece Bumblebee. The Tweet reads (this is the Google translate version of the original Japanese):

Information MP latest series of "MP-21 Bumblebee" is the lifting of the ban today. Bumble that deforms from Beetle to give a license Volkswagen was realized at last. Please stay tuned because we will also murmured gimmick size and future. # TT_TF


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And here's the picture of MP-21 Bumblebee as posted:

And there's even more MP-21 Bumblebee news! Courtesy of the Snakas blog, we've got a link for Amazon.com that appears to be a limited edition battle mask for MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee. Check out the Amazon link to see the listing. Retail via Amazon is 6300 yen, and it shows a projected release date of November 19, 2014. There aren't any pictures up at the listing yet, but hopefully we'll get a look soon.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby megatronus » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:32 pm

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Huzzah!

Excited to see pics of the battle mask.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby BERSEKAEL » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:54 pm

Wow even :BOT: is molded... :shock: amazing
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:08 am

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"Bumble that deforms from Beetle"

teehee.

I really want this figure. I've been very lacking in the Masterpiece department.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby ausbot » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:55 am

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I have the original Prime MP, but this has been the first time Ive been tempted to get another.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:15 am

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Earlier we reported on Shogo Hasui's high resolution reveal of the upcoming Masterpiece Bumblebee, and now site sponsor TFSource has provided us with a full gallery of high res images of Bumblebee and his sidekick Spike. Of note, a better image showing off the face change gimmick.

Curt wrote:Hi All –

We just received the following larger pictures of the MP-21 Bumblebee!  

 Preorders up at TFSource here:

http://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-21-bumblebee/


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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby MegaDump » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:42 am

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As someone who sincerely dislikes Bumbledouche in all his various incarnations, I suppose I could still see my self begrudgingly picking this up... Heavily discounted. They need to release some more Decepticons! Give us an updated Megatron!
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby leokearon » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:55 am

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MegaDump wrote:As someone who sincerely dislikes Bumbledouche in all his various incarnations, I suppose I could still see my self begrudgingly picking this up... Heavily discounted. They need to release some more Decepticons! Give us an updated Megatron!
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:07 am

He looks amazing!

Pre-ordered from my usual place!

I assume this will be his height more or less:
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:33 am

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Could the battlemask be the one DonFig designed to waaaaaaaay back in DW comics? The one that simulates the original visor + mouth guard for BB?

Anyway, late November to early December ETA so might be playing with him this coming January 2015.

Given this time window, the upcoming Ultra Magnus would probably be released on April or May 2015
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:36 am

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zodconvoy wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:Pre-orders up at Anime-Export

http://www.anime-export.com/product/18568

40 bucks


What's their shipping to the US? I really don't feel like signing up for yet another site just to find out that their shipping prices are insane.


Try amiami or hobbysearch
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby craggy » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:58 am

glad I held out for this over some of the alternative options.

I'm one of the many who've felt the TF lines have been over-saturated with Bumblebees in recent years, but this little guy looks pretty great. I assume the face-change gimmick will be to put a G1 toy face on him, and that'll be nice but isn't all that necessary for me. Still, makes it easier for the Goldbug repaint.

Loving that we're getting Spike too! I'm a big fan of the Exo-suit design and it'll be real nice to get a proper version of it. Still wanting that GI Joe retool for EDC Spike though please Hasbro! :???: Hasbro?
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Down_Shift » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:17 am

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Amazon has the face plate up.

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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Burn » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:28 am

MegaDump wrote:As someone who sincerely dislikes Bumbledouche in all his various incarnations, I suppose I could still see my self begrudgingly picking this up... Heavily discounted. They need to release some more Decepticons! Give us an updated Megatron!
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Just don't go through WA customs and you have a better chance.

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Masterpiece Bumblebee Faceplate Gimmick Explained

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:08 am

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The Masterpiece Bumblebee news train just keeps on chuggin' along! We now have a picture explaining what both the face gimmick is, and what the Amazon exclusive faceplate is. Drumroll please? G1 toy accurate masked faceplate!

Bumblebee will see release in November and seeing all of these pictures just makes it more and more difficult to wait for his release!

Fellow Seibertronian Down_Shift has posted a picture, courtesy of Amazon.co.jp, of the add on piece in question and we've mirrored the image for you here, below.

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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:55 am

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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Stormrider » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:12 am

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Looks good. Hope the panels in alt mode won't be fidgety. I would like to see a scale. If he is too large, that could ruin everything.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Down_Shift » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:12 am

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zodconvoy wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:Pre-orders up at Anime-Export

http://www.anime-export.com/product/18568

40 bucks


What's their shipping to the US? I really don't feel like signing up for yet another site just to find out that their shipping prices are insane.



They are pretty good into Canada.

Keep in mind that they do not include the coin or the Amazon exclusives.

eToys include the coin but no Amazon add on, and for about $4-$5 more.

RobotKingdom might be the best place for most. If you order more than one, perhaps to split shipping with a friend or in the hopes of selling one off in the future, then this is your best bet.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Down_Shift » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:13 am

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zodconvoy wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:Pre-orders up at Anime-Export

http://www.anime-export.com/product/18568

40 bucks


What's their shipping to the US? I really don't feel like signing up for yet another site just to find out that their shipping prices are insane.



They are pretty good into Canada.

Keep in mind that they do not include the coin or the Amazon exclusives.

eToys include the coin but no Amazon add on, and for about $4-$5 more.

RobotKingdom might be the best place for most. If you order more than one, perhaps to split shipping with a friend or in the hopes of selling one off in the future, then this is your best bet.
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Mykltron » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:22 am

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That faceplate thing isn't really a face, is it? Apart from that it looks good, although the exo-suit doesn't seem to have much in the way of functional knees.

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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby Seibertron » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:59 am

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It's like they're making all of my wishes come true with this. Didn't I say something about a battle mask on the podcast? :D
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby User897 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:24 am

I still don't understand why Bumblebee is so much more expensive at BBTS than HLJ and the others. Can someone explain it to me? I usually get Hasbro releases and don't get Takara stuff until it's already here in the USA. Are the taxes and tariffs really that high for a retailer like BBTS?
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Re: Official Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Discussion

Postby durroth » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:46 am

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Mykltron wrote:That faceplate thing isn't really a face, is it?


That's the original toy's face. http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/1/1 ... eg1toy.jpg Bumblebee didn't get a head matching his cartoon model until the pretender and action master versions. And then they ignored those and switched him back to the battle mask face for g2.
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