New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus

Transformers News: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 8:12AM CDT

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Site sponsor TFsoure has sent us an update with some exciting news and images!

  • First we have confirmation that the long rumored black repaint is coming in the form of MP-10B Masterpiece Black Convoy.
  • Next we have color images of MP-15 Ravage & Rumble AND images of MP-16 Frenzy & Buzzsaw. Based on a Takara Tomy solicitation posted by NAUGHTY GUY this will be a case of RIRFIB.
  • Moving on, we images of yesterday's big reveal Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, who appears to come with the Master Sword!
  • Lastly we an update on Encore #20A, that was originally thought to be a yellow version of the Devastator gift set, will actually be a more cartoon accurate version of Devastator including a remolded head. (image courtesy of Famitoy).


Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A
Credit(s): Trikeboy,TFsource, daimchoc, Famitoy
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Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426643)
Posted by Grimlock Shakur on October 4th, 2012 @ 8:24am CDT
wow... good news! glad they're doing something different with the masterpieces... and putting out the extra little details out! good job Takara! (Hasbro please take notes!)
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426645)
Posted by F Prime on October 4th, 2012 @ 8:27am CDT
Pretty excited. I definitely want Fort Max and I find 60$ for two Masterpiece Cassettes to be a pretty damn fair price! I was expecting more given the current state of affairs with TF pricing.
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426648)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2012 @ 8:34am CDT
MP-10B - Oh, so that's what the silhouette was for. Though, I wonder what this guy's story is, since he's a Decepticon.

MP Cassettrons - Those. Look. GORGEOUS!!! Hasbro, import these things, ASAP!

Encore #23 Fort Max - YAY! Master Sword! :KREMZEEK:

Encore #20A - Cool. I guess the "A" is short for "Anime", since this is a show-accurate Devastator.
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426650)
Posted by CBratetron on October 4th, 2012 @ 8:35am CDT
£55 for two isn't so bad. Not sure I want all of them. My priorities are Laserbeak and Ravage.
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426654)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 4th, 2012 @ 8:53am CDT
See, BTS? THIS is how you do a modern update for Ravage and the Rumble mold.
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426659)
Posted by munckee on October 4th, 2012 @ 8:59am CDT
g1 scourge......... mmmmmmmm now this i can really drool over ooooooooooh yes :P now we need a third party oil tanker trailer and sheeeeet ill be clean out of moneys!

oh RID scourge how you swam through the dreams of my childhood hehe... well my early teens or wenever it was that RID was on
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426684)
Posted by KNM2012 on October 4th, 2012 @ 9:54am CDT
I am pretty much prepping up to preorder Fortress Maximus. He is the #1 reason why "The Headmasters" is my favorite series, and is going to be the centerpiece to my entire collection. That, and while the "early bird" option is available, I'll wait the extra month as I [hope to] have a lot on my plate when it comes to March. 8)

As for the tapes, I just hope people will remember three things:

1) RIRFIB is only fact if you follow the original toyline, the Japanese take of the series, and the original Marvel series. It is only the other way around in the English dubbed version, which post-dates both the toyline and comic series.

2) These are Masterpiece versions of the tapes, which means that there is added detail and articulation added. Plus, and atop of that, they are Japanese imports. So you should consider the added price as being both those things and the fact you are buying from a middle-man.

3) There was a third, but I had forgotten it. However, lets hope this means we shall see an MP version of Blaster in the foreseeable future. :-?
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426714)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:03am CDT
Thank freakin' god Rumble is red. Now I don't have to worry about picking up both sets just to get the one I want. Rumble & Ravage will be good enough!

Black Convoy, who didn't see that coming. :lol: Interesting to note that he's a legit Decepticon this time around. Cool, but I've decided to skip out on Black Convoy/Nemesis Primes if I already have the corresponding Optimus Prime, unless there's a really good reason to get it like TFCC Scourge.

Devy looks a little odd. I'm glad I picked up the first Encore release, although it's still sitting in my Loot. :lol:
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426718)
Posted by wewyllenium on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:12am CDT
The Cassettes are top priority along with MP Soundwave. I'm fine with the price. Black Convoy is an easy pass... for now. :D
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426727)
Posted by craggy on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:39am CDT
would it be awesome if these were less expensive? yes, of course.
do I feel I'm being ripped off, or that it's not worth it, or has anything stopped me from pre-ordering the cassettes? nosiree.
I very rarely pre-order stuff like this, but Dat Frezy and Dat Rumble. Ravage looks pretty darn awesome too. Buzzsaw is, as ever, a non-entity who I'll be considering as little more that a slightly miscoloured Laserbeak.

Still not sure I'll get MP Soundwave but the tapes are a must. Bring on Blaster's tapes too!
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426733)
Posted by RiddlerJ on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:51am CDT
I was on the fence about Soundwave, but now seeing him along with those cassettes, those beautiful cassettes...

My wallet weeps :sad:
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426738)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:56am CDT
craggy wrote:would it be awesome if these were less expensive? yes, of course.
do I feel I'm being ripped off, or that it's not worth it, or has anything stopped me from pre-ordering the cassettes? nosiree.
I very rarely pre-order stuff like this, but Dat Frezy and Dat Rumble. Ravage looks pretty darn awesome too. Buzzsaw is, as ever, a non-entity who I'll be considering as little more that a slightly miscoloured Laserbeak.

Still not sure I'll get MP Soundwave but the tapes are a must. Bring on Blaster's tapes too!
Call me crazy but I'm getting a strange feeling of deja vu from reading his post. :shock: :-?
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426765)
Posted by Bubbah on October 4th, 2012 @ 1:08pm CDT
Oh man! Those cassettes are just so ... They're gorgeous!! Soundwave is the first MP I've preorder and the first I'm importing before waiting on a US release, so these tapes totally justify it all and make me weep with pleasure! I cannot get over how amazing those little guys are!
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426768)
Posted by craggy on October 4th, 2012 @ 1:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:would it be awesome if these were less expensive? yes, of course.
do I feel I'm being ripped off, or that it's not worth it, or has anything stopped me from pre-ordering the cassettes? nosiree.
I very rarely pre-order stuff like this, but Dat Frezy and Dat Rumble. Ravage looks pretty darn awesome too. Buzzsaw is, as ever, a non-entity who I'll be considering as little more that a slightly miscoloured Laserbeak.

Still not sure I'll get MP Soundwave but the tapes are a must. Bring on Blaster's tapes too!
Call me crazy but I'm getting a strange feeling of deja vu from reading his post. :shock: :-?

I think I've been saying the same thing since we first saw the protos. :P Sorry if I'm repeating myself.
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426772)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2012 @ 1:23pm CDT
craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:would it be awesome if these were less expensive? yes, of course.
do I feel I'm being ripped off, or that it's not worth it, or has anything stopped me from pre-ordering the cassettes? nosiree.
I very rarely pre-order stuff like this, but Dat Frezy and Dat Rumble. Ravage looks pretty darn awesome too. Buzzsaw is, as ever, a non-entity who I'll be considering as little more that a slightly miscoloured Laserbeak.

Still not sure I'll get MP Soundwave but the tapes are a must. Bring on Blaster's tapes too!
Call me crazy but I'm getting a strange feeling of deja vu from reading his post. :shock: :-?

I think I've been saying the same thing since we first saw the protos. :P Sorry if I'm repeating myself.
What's funny is that even the date felt familiar, but I don't recall seeing this kind of post at any other point today. 8-}
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426780)
Posted by Anonymous. on October 4th, 2012 @ 1:53pm CDT
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426802)
Posted by Squawk'n'talk on October 4th, 2012 @ 3:24pm CDT
All kinds of wonderful. I foresee a snag though - does this mean Ratbat will come with the Soundblaster repaint? ouch.
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426805)
Posted by Bubbah on October 4th, 2012 @ 3:29pm CDT
Squawk'n'talk wrote:All kinds of wonderful. I foresee a snag though - does this mean Ratbat will come with the Soundblaster repaint? ouch.

Maybe he'll come with Slugfest or Overkill in another pack. MP16 is an easy set, because the base mold is already done, so Ratbat could be part of a third set, hopefully.
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426807)
Posted by KNM2012 on October 4th, 2012 @ 3:35pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:I was on the fence about Soundwave, but now seeing him along with those cassettes, those beautiful cassettes...

My wallet weeps :sad:


I feel for ya as wallet weeps as well, and is on suicide watch as I have just preordered Fortress Maximus. :lol:

But yeah... When you get them and choose to display them outside the boxes, please send me a pic. ;)^
Re: New Images: MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble / Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy / Buzzsaw, Encore #20A, Encore #23 Fortress Maximus (1426811)
Posted by zappatton2 on October 4th, 2012 @ 3:38pm CDT
Bubbah wrote:
Squawk'n'talk wrote:All kinds of wonderful. I foresee a snag though - does this mean Ratbat will come with the Soundblaster repaint? ouch.

Maybe he'll come with Slugfest or Overkill in another pack. MP16 is an easy set, because the base mold is already done, so Ratbat could be part of a third set, hopefully.

Or if they ever do Blaster, they can do a mixed alliance release. Example; Blaster comes with Eject, Rewind and Ramhorn are together, and Ratbat gets packed with Steeljaw. Either way, I've already put in my pre-order. Gotta say, when I first saw the grey Ravage prototype, I thought it looked kinda crappy, but seeing the finished product (even if it is blurry), he looks awesome!

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