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Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More

Transformers News: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 8:35AM CDT

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You wanted Masterpiece Star Saber in color? Now you have Masterpiece Star Saber in color. Thanks to Tag Hobby, we get some nice pics of Star Saber in color as well as some unreleased prototypes such as Beast Wars Neo Unicron, Binaltech Black Widow, Classics Glyph, Detritus and the Porsche version of Alternators Jazz. For you Diaclone fans, there is also an impressive Diaclone display. We also get another look at Masterpiece Ultra Magnus and BAPE MP-10 Convoy. These we all on display at the Japan Transformers Expo.

Transformers News: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More

Transformers News: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More

Transformers News: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More

Transformers News: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More


Transformers News: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More

Transformers News: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More

Transformers News: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More

Transformers News: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More

Transformers News: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More
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Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597928)
Posted by It Is Him on August 9th, 2014 @ 8:55am CDT
Blue bumblebee! Is this an official Takara display featuring some unused prototypes?
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597937)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:17am CDT
It Is Him wrote:Blue bumblebee! Is this an official Takara display featuring some unused prototypes?


Could very well be. Among the confirmed existing prototypes I see:

- BW Neo Unicron (named Neo Unicron)
- Binaltech/Alternator Jazz as a Porsche 986
- Binaltech Black Widow / Rumble? (ended up as BT Arcee)

I also spot:

- Blue Henkei Bumble
- A Swindle redeco of Universe Hound
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597942)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:24am CDT
Squidward: "IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!" =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597950)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:36am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
It Is Him wrote:Blue bumblebee! Is this an official Takara display featuring some unused prototypes?


Could very well be. Among the confirmed existing prototypes I see:

- BW Neo Unicron (named Neo Unicron)
- Binaltech/Alternator Jazz as a Porsche 986
- Binaltech Black Widow / Rumble? (ended up as BT Arcee)

I also spot:

- Blue Henkei Bumble
- A Swindle redeco of Universe Hound


They said in the description that it's Glyph and Detritus
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597953)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:44am CDT
Oh MAN! Guys, click the links over to Tag Hobby and you'll see many MORE images of displays from the Expo, in which we see so many other things including stuff that's rarely ever been seen before!
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597955)
Posted by jgilkinson on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:47am CDT
Anyone know who the oversized revolver is above the techno-colored devastator? Also how long do you think we have to wait before we get a masterpiece diaclone Magnus repaint?
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597957)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
jgilkinson wrote:Anyone know who the oversized revolver is above the techno-colored devastator?
A Micro Change toy that wasn't used for Transformers.

MC-11 Gun Robo S&W Magnum 44

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Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597959)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:56am CDT
jgilkinson wrote:Anyone know who the oversized revolver is above the techno-colored devastator? Also how long do you think we have to wait before we get a masterpiece diaclone Magnus repaint?


That's the third Microchange Gun Robo. Two of the Gn Robo, the Walther P38 and M1910 Browning, were turned into Megatron and Browning but the third, a S&W .44 Magnum Revolver, was Microman only.
And that "techno-color" Devastator? His first Diaclone deco ;)
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597970)
Posted by padfoo on August 9th, 2014 @ 10:49am CDT
Wow, I dont know much about this character but the color pics are very Gundam like.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597973)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 9th, 2014 @ 10:54am CDT
So when the hell can we expect to see a MP :CON: leader that surpases the flaws that MP Megatron has... :-?.

And of course the latest images of Star Saber make me want this MP more and more. It will be a part of the select few MP that I own. :VEHI:
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597979)
Posted by User897 on August 9th, 2014 @ 11:08am CDT
That Tag Hobby link is a wonderful trip down Memory Lane. :)
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597986)
Posted by zodconvoy on August 9th, 2014 @ 11:53am CDT
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That Diaclone Hoist looks like a Rodimus that let himself go.

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ARG! A Swindle I will never own! :BOOM:

welcometothedarksyde wrote:They said in the description that it's ... Detritus


Oh, okay then. Never mind. >:oP
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1597993)
Posted by griftimus prime on August 9th, 2014 @ 12:10pm CDT
release the unicron mold. i will buy it.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598001)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 9th, 2014 @ 12:38pm CDT
Each pic of star saber just makes me want him more. That diaclone display is wonderful, I even spotted the trainbots who didn't get released (in Japan) till the Headmasters toyline, although who's the red bot just to the left of powered convoy Magnus? Did diaclone have any fiction at all to go with it?
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598004)
Posted by shajaki on August 9th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:That Diaclone Hoist looks like a Rodimus that let himself go.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
it SO does.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598005)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 9th, 2014 @ 12:48pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Each pic of star saber just makes me want him more. That diaclone display is wonderful, I even spotted the trainbots who didn't get released (in Japan) till the Headmasters toyline, although who's the red bot just to the left of powered convoy Magnus? Did diaclone have any fiction at all to go with it?


Diaclone did get somewhat of a story during the later years, basically humans versus the insectoid Waruder race. That's right: the Insecticons were bad guy mecha :lol:
That red robot is Powered Buggy, you can consider it an upgraded transforming Roller. He was omitted from all Transformer releases.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598015)
Posted by MGrotusque on August 9th, 2014 @ 1:36pm CDT
The forearms on Star Saber are huge, like dealbreaker huge.

I noticed a beast wars Soundwave in one of the pics. Is he a rarity or something?
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598017)
Posted by noctorro on August 9th, 2014 @ 1:38pm CDT
Star Saber is huge!
I'll get him for sure.
And please, make that Unicron, you can never have enough Unicrons.

And figures I've never seen before, great pictures!
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598020)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 9th, 2014 @ 1:55pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Each pic of star saber just makes me want him more. That diaclone display is wonderful, I even spotted the trainbots who didn't get released (in Japan) till the Headmasters toyline, although who's the red bot just to the left of powered convoy Magnus? Did diaclone have any fiction at all to go with it?


Diaclone did get somewhat of a story during the later years, basically humans versus the insectoid Waruder race. That's right: the Insecticons were bad guy mecha :lol:
That red robot is Powered Buggy, you can consider it an upgraded transforming Roller. He was omitted from all Transformer releases.

Thanks :D I've always wondered about diaclone, never expected that the insecticons were the main bars :lol: Seems a bit unfair when you line them up against each other.

That unicron, as impressive as it is, why does everyone go crazy about it? People talk about the Armada mold having it's planet shell on its back, Neo Unicron has a whole half of a planet on his back. :???: I know it's the 3rd prototype of a unicron toy (I think at least), the robot mode is nice if you ignore the kibble but I think the one we actually got is better...Why do I get the feeling I've just painted a target on my back...
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598022)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 9th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CDT
Yeah, Star Saber is pretty massive. And his 'shirt-cuffs' look huge. :lol: It's a bit of a shock to see him in his Playskool colors, but that's Star Saber. He still looks pretty awesome. I'm a little scared to find out what this guy is going to cost.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598023)
Posted by Nisus on August 9th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
Looking at the Beast Wars pic on the Tag Hobby page, is that a TM Rattrap in TM Cheetor colors?
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598026)
Posted by xyl360 on August 9th, 2014 @ 2:06pm CDT
Whoa, they have a blue Optimus Minor on display there! I've got one of those :)!

They also have a very interesting looking Spittor repaint, a Tarantulas (Blackarachnia?) and what looks to be a Beast Wars Mutants Soundwave.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598028)
Posted by xyl360 on August 9th, 2014 @ 2:14pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:...although who's the red bot just to the left of powered convoy Magnus? Did diaclone have any fiction at all to go with it?

That would be Super Buggy/Powered Buggy (depending on the region of release and how he was released):
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It came with the Diaclone Powered Convoy as Powered Buggy, but when released individually by GiG it was called Super Buggy.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598042)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 9th, 2014 @ 3:19pm CDT
I wonder if there's a chance that Unicron will ever get an official release...
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598045)
Posted by thedistinctroom on August 9th, 2014 @ 3:26pm CDT
The head is too small. >:oP
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598056)
Posted by DMSL on August 9th, 2014 @ 4:09pm CDT
I really like MP Star Saber. Yeah the forearms are big, but it's not too bad.

Very happy to see the MP Ultra Magnus in these pictures has the blue lower inner legs, the red we have seen in some promo pics look hideous. That gives me hope that the final product will have cartoon accurate colours in botmode.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598087)
Posted by JaffleMaker on August 9th, 2014 @ 7:56pm CDT
Sorry to go off discussion, am I the only person more interested in this picture?http://www.taghobby.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/mps007.jpg

Have these been seen before? I definitely have never seen that alternate Rodimus base.

Back on track love how this guy turned out. Hope he sells really well, well enough to warrant looking at a G1 re-issue.

I also wonder how Hasbro will market this guy if they also decide to release him.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598117)
Posted by WildclawPrime on August 10th, 2014 @ 12:08am CDT
Star Saber's looking very nice. So far so good. Too bad we American Transformers fans rarely got any exposure to him or any of the other Japanese characters when it came to the Takara series. God Ginrai was just a different character who had the body of Powermaster Prime. Well, at least we had Wing Saber in Energon who was an homage to Star Saber. As for some of the prototypes, that Porsche Jazz looks like it could've been an awesome figure 10 years ago.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598144)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 10th, 2014 @ 4:48am CDT
WildclawPrime wrote:Star Saber's looking very nice. So far so good. Too bad we American Transformers fans rarely got any exposure to him or any of the other Japanese characters when it came to the Takara series. God Ginrai was just a different character who had the body of Powermaster Prime. Well, at least we had Wing Saber in Energon who was an homage to Star Saber. As for some of the prototypes, that Porsche Jazz looks like it could've been an awesome figure 10 years ago.
We recently got Star Saber as a fascist religous zealot in the IDW comics:

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Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598146)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 10th, 2014 @ 5:25am CDT
They did it! The maniacs pulled it off!

Brainmaster gimmick is a go! I repeat, Brainmaster gimmick is a LET'S SAY GO!

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From the Transformers Generations 2014 Volume 2 book via Cybergeeks Alliance Facebook

Best. Masterpiece! EVER!!! :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598147)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 10th, 2014 @ 5:27am CDT
I'm still hoping that he returns, probably as a broken bot that tries to make amends (at that point the lost light crew would let him aboard, afterall they have megs as their captain :lol: ). Also are the forearms really that big of a deal?
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598148)
Posted by TimothyR on August 10th, 2014 @ 6:03am CDT
magnus is so gorgeous. every time i see him he just looks better and better.. especially with the inner thighs being painted blue. and they now have official shots of them being blue as well which is nice.

wheeljack and bumblebee still look fantastic.

i really can't wait for these three.. they're all so different. magnus is the biggest yet, wheeljack will fit right in with the other cars, and bumblebee is the smallest autobot yet. i LOVE bumblebee's scale. i'm SOO happy still that they decided to go with toon scaled bumblebee rather than scaling his vehicle mode with the others. he just looks great and it REALLY fits right in MUCH better than a real world scaled version.

also.. looking at their G1 display, i can't help but imagine masterpiece versions of all of them. i hope that becomes a reality at some point.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598157)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 10th, 2014 @ 7:50am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:They did it! The maniacs pulled it off!

Brainmaster gimmick is a go! I repeat, Brainmaster gimmick is a LET'S SAY GO!

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From the Transformers Generations 2014 Volume 2 book via Cybergeeks Alliance Facebook

Best. Masterpiece! EVER!!! :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK:


:DANCE: Yuuki no Brain is the piece that makes this release perfect wen it comes to gimmicks. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598158)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 10th, 2014 @ 7:55am CDT
:BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598159)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 10th, 2014 @ 8:01am CDT
That...is...awesome... From the looks of it the gimmick doesn't impede the main figure's head articulation at all :D

Now I wonder closer to release we could convince them to do a stop frame animation of Star Saber's transformation...
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598167)
Posted by shajaki on August 10th, 2014 @ 9:26am CDT
this is the most excited ive been for a transformer i know nothing about :lol:
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598191)
Posted by Convoy on August 10th, 2014 @ 11:05am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Image


Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!
~Napoleon Dynamite
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598194)
Posted by El Duque on August 10th, 2014 @ 11:49am CDT
Courtesy of the CYBERGEEKS Alliance Facebook page we have scans from the Transformers Generations Volume 2 book that reveal new prototype images of the Masterpiece Fans Choice Winner Star Saber. In addition to giving us a closer look at the figures details, these also confirm what many of you have been hoping for, the Brainmaster gimmick is present! Check out the images mirrored below:

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Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598204)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 10th, 2014 @ 12:18pm CDT
AND he has head articulation in both robot modes? Color me curious to see how that works. Even if it turns out to be a bit cheatsy, it certainly looks more impressive than Brainstorm's tech-spec meter sticker.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598220)
Posted by Ultra Markus on August 10th, 2014 @ 1:29pm CDT
the last picture reminds me of people who wear big glasses and have to squint their eyes to see!
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598228)
Posted by Zeek99g on August 10th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
How tall is he going to be? It looks like he is twice as tall as MP Wheeljack.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598237)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 10th, 2014 @ 2:56pm CDT
Zeek99g wrote:How tall is he going to be? It looks like he is twice as tall as MP Wheeljack.
He's going to be slightly taller than the G1 Star Saber toy.

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Here's some size comparison pics with G1 Star Saber and other toys (including MPs):

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Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598256)
Posted by hinomars19 on August 10th, 2014 @ 4:20pm CDT
Nerdgasm imminent....
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598257)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 10th, 2014 @ 4:22pm CDT
Yep. The second preorders go live for Star Saber, I am totally going to go for him. Too cool to just let slip away. :michaelbay:
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598328)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on August 10th, 2014 @ 11:18pm CDT
Oh man this thing just keeps looking better and better every time I see it. Definitely gonna have to break my own rule of not importing things just to get this guy
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598366)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 11th, 2014 @ 7:50am CDT
What is that Unicron I see in the corner?
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598375)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 11th, 2014 @ 8:15am CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:What is that Unicron I see in the corner?
Which one? There were multiple Unicrons on display at this event.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598377)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 11th, 2014 @ 8:19am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:What is that Unicron I see in the corner?
Which one? There were multiple Unicrons on display at this event.

The one in the grey unpainted plastic.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598382)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 11th, 2014 @ 8:34am CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:What is that Unicron I see in the corner?
Which one? There were multiple Unicrons on display at this event.

The one in the grey unpainted plastic.
This one?

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That's the prototype for Beast Wars Neo Unicron.
Re: Color Images of Masterpiece Star Saber and More (1598417)
Posted by Rated X on August 11th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
What does a "brainmaster" transform into ? Ive only heard of headmaster, targetmaster, and powermaster...

Also, isnt this guy combiner size in the cartoon leaving the possibility for a classics shelf if you want cartoon accuracy ?

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