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Transformers News: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information

Friday, January 17th, 2014 2:46AM CST

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Fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath found an update from Hasui's Twitter, revealing how Masterpiece Wheeljack's weapon will stow away in vehicle mode. Unlike previous releases, Wheeljack's weapon integrates into his vehicle mode as seen below:

Cyberpath wrote:New pic from the designer:

Transformers News: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information

MP-20ホイルジャックのビークルモード後部の画像です。変形方法が、いくらか見えてきましたかね? 写真では分かりづらいですが、手持ち銃であるハンドガンをエグゾーストパイプのように取り付けることができます。


Google translate:

This is a picture of the rear of the vehicle mode MP-20 Wheeljack. Deformation method, I guess we have seen some? It is hard to understand with the photograph, it can be installed as exhaust pipe a handgun is a hand-held gun.


Masterpiece Wheeljack is listed as an August release, until then, pictures will have to keep us going.

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Credit(s): Cyberpath, Shogo Hasui
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Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1542604)
Posted by frogbat on January 17th, 2014 @ 3:07am CST
do the updated masterpieces feature rubber or plastic tyres?
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1542609)
Posted by Torneira on January 17th, 2014 @ 3:33am CST
So if Wheeljack is set to be released in August, when are Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus to be expected?
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1542615)
Posted by Mykltron on January 17th, 2014 @ 4:26am CST
Well that's one thing this guy has done right! The only thing I don't like about Sideswipe and Prowl is the inability to store weapons. Except for Prowl's shoulder cannons, that's sweet.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1542625)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 17th, 2014 @ 5:11am CST
frogbat wrote:do the updated masterpieces feature rubber or plastic tyres?


plastic
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1542660)
Posted by El Duque on January 17th, 2014 @ 8:40am CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
frogbat wrote:do the updated masterpieces feature rubber or plastic tyres?


plastic


I prefer the plastic really, no dry rot, cracking, or flat spots from sitting in one position for too long.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1542691)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 17th, 2014 @ 10:06am CST
That is one sexy backside. :lol:
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1542692)
Posted by wilcosu35 on January 17th, 2014 @ 10:10am CST
kirbenvost wrote:That is one sexy backside. :lol:



indeed, wheeljack has a nice rear
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1543083)
Posted by frogbat on January 19th, 2014 @ 3:58am CST
El Duque wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
frogbat wrote:do the updated masterpieces feature rubber or plastic tyres?


plastic


I prefer the plastic really, no dry rot, cracking, or flat spots from sitting in one position for too long.


yeah i agree, in the long run i prefer plastic too for practical reasons as you mention. I think only a couple of grapple's tyres survived from my childhood days. Though for aesthetics, and a touch of realism + a feel you're getting more for your money, rubber would be my preference. If anyone comes up with durable rubber it would be better.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1543161)
Posted by EagleTron on January 19th, 2014 @ 1:09pm CST
Weapon storage too, this might be the best figure of 2014. I want someone to make a 10 piece mp Wheeljack accessory pakage.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1543825)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 21st, 2014 @ 7:24pm CST
El Duque wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
frogbat wrote:do the updated masterpieces feature rubber or plastic tyres?


plastic


I prefer the plastic really, no dry rot, cracking, or flat spots from sitting in one position for too long.


Same here. Having problems with my G1 figs already with rubber rot. Unless you regularly apply Armor All to it. Rubber feels and looks good for the "realistic" presentation but you get the rot as a consequence.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1543851)
Posted by megatronus on January 21st, 2014 @ 8:54pm CST
fenrir72 wrote:
El Duque wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
frogbat wrote:do the updated masterpieces feature rubber or plastic tyres?


plastic


I prefer the plastic really, no dry rot, cracking, or flat spots from sitting in one position for too long.


Same here. Having problems with my G1 figs already with rubber rot. Unless you regularly apply Armor All to it. Rubber feels and looks good for the "realistic" presentation but you get the rot as a consequence.

How frequently? Don't want my MP-10's tires rotting anytime soon. ;)
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1543862)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 21st, 2014 @ 9:46pm CST
If you live in temperate zones at least once a moth. I live near the tropics...........2x a month.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1544059)
Posted by AnnaChristine on January 22nd, 2014 @ 2:05pm CST
Its funny. The rubber tires thing. I've got G1 toys I've had since the 80s with no issues. Sweet, lovely tires. RID Prime, however - they're dead. All of them. Had issues with the couple of Alternators I had, too.

What is odd, is as I collect dolls - never any issues with them. Whatever they make dolls heads from - they should use that. Its much less elastic, but still has a slight rubber feel.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1544612)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 24th, 2014 @ 2:45am CST
A new photo from the designer, homage to "Trans-Europe Express."
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1544640)
Posted by El Duque on January 24th, 2014 @ 5:51am CST
Wondering Takara Tomy's next Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack will scale with the rest of the recently released Autobot cars? Site sponsor TFsource dropped by with an image of the prototype in vehicle mode with MP-12 Sideswipe, MP-18 Bluestreak, and MP-Smokescreen. Click here pre-order yours at TFsource.

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Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1544654)
Posted by Ravage XK on January 24th, 2014 @ 7:37am CST
These Masterpiece cars are the best thing going under the Transformers brand right now. Love em.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1544660)
Posted by EagleTron on January 24th, 2014 @ 8:43am CST
Its real good that he doesn't look smaller than the rest of the bunch. He actually looks a little bigger :APPLAUSE: :grin:
Can't wait to see his paint job.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1544709)
Posted by Janitor on January 24th, 2014 @ 10:31am CST
As if there ever really was any doubt. With the rebooted MPs, they've been kncking everything out of the park.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1544849)
Posted by parc.elohssa on January 24th, 2014 @ 6:33pm CST
Wheeljack looks better every time I see him.

He is a true masterpiece, and I cannot wait to own him! :-)
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545106)
Posted by Va'al on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:39pm CST
Thanks to Japanese hobby site TAG Hobby, we have another batch of scans, and it's the Dengeki Hobby magazine. Featured inside are some images of the lineart for the upcoming Masterpiece Wheeljack figure, including another shot of its prototype. Check it out below!

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Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545109)
Posted by AnnaChristine on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:48pm CST
Cooooome oooooon Sunstreaker reshell. :pray:
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545132)
Posted by EagleTron on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:25pm CST
The untappered thicker knees and thighs on the line art looks better than the prototype. That's the only thing that I can nit-pick at.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545135)
Posted by warzon3 on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:33pm CST
I'm starting to really hate those hands, nowhere in g1 does Jack have hands that look like that. these are more of a classics updated interpretation of his hand guards/shield
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545137)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:50pm CST
I like where the wheels go on his back and hide away, very cool.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545143)
Posted by Burn on January 26th, 2014 @ 12:47am CST
warzon3 wrote:I'm starting to really hate those hands, nowhere in g1 does Jack have hands that look like that. these are more of a classics updated interpretation of his hand guards/shield


If anything it's more an updated interpretation of his G1 toy with the guards/shields shifting from behind to the sides.

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Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545155)
Posted by Arctorro on January 26th, 2014 @ 2:44am CST
Burn wrote:
warzon3 wrote:I'm starting to really hate those hands, nowhere in g1 does Jack have hands that look like that. these are more of a classics updated interpretation of his hand guards/shield


If anything it's more an updated interpretation of his G1 toy with the guards/shields shifting from behind to the sides.
And is most likely a necessary compromise so the hands are covered in alt mode. If that and the 'thin' thighs are the only compromises, then there really isn't anything much to complain about considering the liberties taken by the G1 animators >:oP
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545162)
Posted by warzon3 on January 26th, 2014 @ 3:42am CST
But like the toy they should be at the bottom, or at at least they should not be angled and come to a sharp point. There is also this raised circle detailing on the hand guards that really take away from the g1 look.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545240)
Posted by Doc bot on January 26th, 2014 @ 11:27am CST
I really like how they still sketch these designs out by hand rather than relying purely on CAD and CG. You can really see how the transformations are thought out.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545629)
Posted by El Duque on January 27th, 2014 @ 10:10pm CST
Following up his earlier comparison tweet of MP-20 Wheeljack with MP-12 Sideswipe, MP-18 Bluestreak, and MP-Smokescreen, Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui has revealed the group in robot mode. However, MP-17 Prowl has replaced MP-Smokescreen for this shot. Check em out below!

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Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545634)
Posted by TimothyR on January 27th, 2014 @ 10:50pm CST
man.. this is going to be way way WAY too long of a wait.

he looks almost perfect.. as usual.

i really hope we see teasers or prototypes of bumblebee and magnus soon.

i am surprised that he didn't flatten out prowl's feet.. they're very articulated and would've easily been able to sit flush on the ground.. not to mention i don't see his heal flipped out.. odd for someone who designed it to overlook that.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545642)
Posted by mesh on January 27th, 2014 @ 11:44pm CST
warzon3 wrote:I'm starting to really hate those hands, nowhere in g1 does Jack have hands that look like that. these are more of a classics updated interpretation of his hand guards/shield

Image

Suck it noob!
Now stop your complaining!
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545644)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 27th, 2014 @ 11:56pm CST
End of August............an eternity too long............
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545656)
Posted by Burn on January 28th, 2014 @ 2:13am CST
fenrir72 wrote:End of August............an eternity too long............


Oh come on, you know you would have waited an eternity for this ... Image
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545667)
Posted by frogbat on January 28th, 2014 @ 3:49am CST
after holding back on the masterpieces i caved in and got smokescreen, now i'll chase sideswipe. So i for one am glad wheeljack will be a while, gives me a breather to pick up some of the new generations figures
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545686)
Posted by megatronus on January 28th, 2014 @ 8:03am CST
TimothyR wrote:he looks almost perfect.. as usual.
:DANCE:

TimothyR wrote:i really hope we see teasers or prototypes of bumblebee and magnus soon.
Same. I assume we'll see some 'Bee test shots in month or so.

TimothyR wrote:i am surprised that he didn't flatten out prowl's feet.. they're very articulated and would've easily been able to sit flush on the ground.. not to mention i don't see his heal flipped out.. odd for someone who designed it to overlook that.
Hmmm... :-?

mesh wrote:Suck it noob!
Now stop your complaining!
:lol:

Burn wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:End of August............an eternity too long............
Oh come on, you know you would have waited an eternity for this ... Image
:lol: :lol: :lol:

frogbat wrote:after holding back on the masterpieces i caved in and got smokescreen, now i'll chase sideswipe. So i for one am glad wheeljack will be a while, gives me a breather to pick up some of the new generations figures
No need to chase! 2nd Production run of Sideswipe will be at the major retailers this March. Preorders are up at:
BBTS - http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
TFsource - http://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-12-sideswipe-2nd/
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545725)
Posted by AutoBorst on January 28th, 2014 @ 9:44am CST
Looks great, now where are pics of this so-called Masterpiece Ultra Magnus we've been hearing about?
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1545861)
Posted by Stormrider on January 28th, 2014 @ 4:45pm CST
The scale looks great.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546008)
Posted by El Duque on January 28th, 2014 @ 10:35pm CST
Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui continues to tweet new images of the Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack prototype, this evening we get a little closer look at shoulder mounted weapon. His Magnetic Inducer Shell can at very least be removed from the launcher, possibly fired. Image mirrored below.

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Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546016)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 28th, 2014 @ 10:57pm CST
Torture! I can't wait to see colored pics! Btw, I have a bad feeling that this will not make the end of August release.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546017)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 28th, 2014 @ 10:58pm CST
Given the size difference between him and MP Frenzy, reenacting his famous use of this weapon in Marvel US#9 will seem kind of mean. But if it actually fires, that's what's happening as soon as he's out of the box.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546044)
Posted by Torneira on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:06am CST
fenrir72 wrote:Torture! I can't wait to see colored pics! Btw, I have a bad feeling that this will not make the end of August release.


Here's a good indication how he would look :D
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546045)
Posted by Torneira on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:10am CST
Torneira wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Torture! I can't wait to see colored pics! Btw, I have a bad feeling that this will not make the end of August release.


Here's a good indication how he would look :D


Hmm, my picture didn't load up, so here 's the link to it:


http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attachmen ... ckdigi.jpg
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546046)
Posted by Torneira on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:12am CST
Torneira wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Torture! I can't wait to see colored pics! Btw, I have a bad feeling that this will not make the end of August release.


Here's a good indication how he would look :D


Hmm, my picture didn't load up, so here 's the link to it:


http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attachmen ... ckdigi.jpg
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546055)
Posted by Burn on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:42am CST
I've been holding this back for a while but I'm going to say it.

I know they're going for cartoon accuracy but I really did love the double shoulder mounted launchers that the G1 toy had.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546074)
Posted by parc.elohssa on January 29th, 2014 @ 2:31am CST
Burn wrote:I've been holding this back for a while but I'm going to say it.

I know they're going for cartoon accuracy but I really did love the double shoulder mounted launchers that the G1 toy had.


I'm sure someone like Dr. Wu or Before & After will fill this need. :-)
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546113)
Posted by AnnaChristine on January 29th, 2014 @ 5:44am CST
Burn wrote:I've been holding this back for a while but I'm going to say it.

I know they're going for cartoon accuracy but I really did love the double shoulder mounted launchers that the G1 toy had.


You're gonna think I'm crazy, but I'd really like someone to give us the toy head. Even as a kid I thought the cartoon eyes thing was dorky compared to the medieval-knight visor the toy had.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546115)
Posted by Burn on January 29th, 2014 @ 5:53am CST
AnnaChristine wrote:
Burn wrote:I've been holding this back for a while but I'm going to say it.

I know they're going for cartoon accuracy but I really did love the double shoulder mounted launchers that the G1 toy had.


You're gonna think I'm crazy, but I'd really like someone to give us the toy head. Even as a kid I thought the cartoon eyes thing was dorky compared to the medieval-knight visor the toy had.


I've looked but ... I can't see a difference.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546129)
Posted by AnnaChristine on January 29th, 2014 @ 8:54am CST
The toy head has no eyes. The mouthpiece is in fact the entire face. Always loved the masked look it gave him :P
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546148)
Posted by megatronus on January 29th, 2014 @ 9:54am CST
fenrir72 wrote:Torture! I can't wait to see colored pics! Btw, I have a bad feeling that this will not make the end of August release.

At the point where we're seeing test shots 7 months in advance, I think the August date is for real.

Remember, this was rumored to be for Q2 2014, so I think (hope) the official August release date is already the pushed back, final date.
Re: Masterpiece Designer Hasui Updates Wheeljack Information (1546153)
Posted by frogbat on January 29th, 2014 @ 10:12am CST
megatronus wrote:
frogbat wrote:after holding back on the masterpieces i caved in and got smokescreen, now i'll chase sideswipe. So i for one am glad wheeljack will be a while, gives me a breather to pick up some of the new generations figures
No need to chase! 2nd Production run of Sideswipe will be at the major retailers this March. Preorders are up at:
BBTS - http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
TFsource - http://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-12-sideswipe-2nd/



postage rates are very high for me so i always have to hunt around different retailers and ebay :(

think i'll go with kapow on this one

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