The Toyrsus exclusive Clash of the Transformers Robots in Disguise Warrior Starsceam figure was released a while ago to great surprise by the fan base but it was still unknown how Takara's version would look like. It has finally been revealed. It will not be an exclusive, unlike last year's Clash fo the Transformers figurs which were the same in Japan as in the rest of the world. Instead, this new Starscream is part of the main line and sports the code TAV 62. It has a similar deco theme to the Hasbro version with a few changes and extra paint apps (ex: chin, abdominal area, a red line on the shoulders). A comparison can be found below.
TAV61 God Optimus Prime has also been revealed. It is a redeco of TAV50 and has a very similar deco to the Hasbro version of this mold known as Power Surge Optimus Prime. Comparison images can also be found below. Let us know if these are worth the import, especially at the higher exchange rate. They are currently available for preorder at Takaratomymall for ￥2,700 ($27) and ￥9,720 ($97) respectively and coming out November 12th 2016.
It is a confusing time for Masterpiece releases. While we usually get the Japanese release and the Hasbro Asia release (whos only difference is the inclusion of a coin), Transformers Asia is a third player that introduced itself with the reissue of Masterpiece Ironhide, giving him a new drill accessory. Since then, they seem to have taken over the releases of Masterpiece figures in Asia (and maybe Australia, that is still to be seen). This new direction for the Asian release of Masterpiece figures preffers to offer die cast figures rather than collector coins, as there is currently no indication that these Transformers Asia releases also come with coins. Masterpiece Inferno started what is now a trend of Masterpiece figures coming with die cast mini statues and this first mini statue is finally fully revealed. It is a small monochrome die cast statue of Optimus Prime and it comes in a box with a clear plastic window. The indication of it being #1 on the box hints at a new long line of figures that is sure to either frustrate or please completionists.
This image comes from Transformers Asia's Facebook page which also states the following:
"Masterpiece MP-33 Inferno Promotion
Get this special design die-cast metal mini figure free when preorder “ MP-33 lnferno " at selected stores in Asia, while supplies Last !
Available to Asia (Exclude Japan)"
It seems the Asian releases of Masterpiece figures is taking a new direction. Instead of a coin, Masterpiece MP 34 Cheetor will come with another die cast Transformers mini statue. Adding to the set started with Inferno (who comes with Optimus Prime) and Grappel (who comes with Ultra Magnus), Cheetor will come with a mini statue of Optimus Primal. This is perfect since die cast is a lost art afterall. This new direction is in line with Hasbro Asia seemingly no longer being the ones releasing these figures but Transformers Asia instead.
This new info comes from Transformers Asia's Facebook page which also states the following:
"Masterpiece MP-34 Cheetor Promotion
Get this special design die-cast metal mini figure free when preorder “MP-34 Cheetor " at selected stores in Asia, while supplies Last !
Available to Asia (Exclude Japan)"
We have some news regarding the officially licensed Soap Studio figures of Optimus Prime, as designed by Dan Khanna and endorsed by Peter Cullen, and their new promotion in conjunction with Milk Mart and the Chinese International Comics Festival (CICF): the VAA01 Optimus Prime statuette, in opaque plastic! There is also a rusty version of the figure found on the company's weibo account, but you can check out all the images and info below.
Seibertron.com is proud to bring to you today our latest gallery, that of Botcon 2016 Exclusives Reflector and Flash Sentry!
Reflector and Flash Sentry are both retools of the Combiner War Shockwave with new heads. Reflector utilizes Shockwave's arms and the way they tab to force 3 of his toys to come together and form his camera mode. Cameras this size will probably only be able to be handled by titan class transformers, and have a high probability of shooting you instead of capturing your image for picture frames. This is also the first modern toy of Reflector that takes into account his 3 different components to make his camera mode, unlike his Thrilling 30 toy (which turns into a gun, so both will probably shoot you). He was available to Transformers Collectors Club members as well as those who attended Botcon 2016.
Flash Sentry is a repaint of the Reflector mold, transforming into a gun that can be held by any of the Combiner Wars figures. He can also use the Shockwave arms to plug into Reflector and help form a camera, or if you somehow had 3 of him he could make his own translucent camera mode. Flash Sentry was only available to Golden Ticket Attendees. He is a member of the Photons, a subgroup of Decepticons led by Reflector.
You can check out the full Seibertron.com gallery by clicking on any of the images below, and you can let us know what you think of them in the comment section below!
Red Alert is the first Masterpiece figure to get the "plus" treatment with Takara releasing a MP 14+ edition which is made to match the cartoon deco as close as possible. He is out now and several images have popped up all over facebook. Logan has sent several out way coming from Hobbybase, Photo vaut and UranusDD facebook pages. The ones from Uranusdd ofer a comparison with the initial Red Alert release. The change from white to grey paint is most apparent there and it gives us the best idea of how different both decos are. Which of you will be getting this new version, let us know!
Fellow Seibertronian Logan has found some nice new images of the upcoming drill accessory that comes with the reissue of MP-27 Ironhide. While we knew the drill came in a briefcase, these new images show how Ironhide looks like while holding the drill and, better yet, holding the briefcase. This die-cast drill package can be purchased alone on e-bay if anyone already has an MP Ironhide. Enjoy the images below, courtesy of Hobbybase.
Once more via Transformers Australia, from the official YouTube channel, we get a short video for the Robots in Disguise line and Power Surge Optimus Prime, this time featuring an unboxing of sorts, and the cross-generation explanation of how the toys works in all its gimmicks - kids and their toys these days, right? Check out 'Grandpa Unboxing' embedded below!
Fellow Seibertronian Logan. has shared a Transformers Asia post on the boards, showing the Hasbro Asia exclusive add-on accessory that will accompany the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple: it looks like there'll be a small Ultra Magnus die-cast minifigure coming our way! Check out the teaser below, and discuss the new in the Energon Pub.
Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple Promotion
Get this special design die-cast metal mini figure free when preorder “ MP-35 Grapple " at selected stores in Asia, while supplies Last !
Available to Asia (Exclude Japan)
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