MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update)

Transformers News: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update)

Monday, March 24th, 2014 5:50AM CDT

Categories: Toy News, People News
Posted by: Autobot032   Views: 17,092

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Takara designer Shogo Hasui has been teasing bits and pieces of the upcoming Masterpiece Bumblebee, and with each reveal, we're there to keep you updated. This newest tease is no exception.

As we all know, by now, Bumblebee comes with his human companion, Spike, in his exo-suit. Hasui shows a new and up close image of Spike's vehicle mode. According to Seibertron.com member Cyberpath, the translation says:

Cyberpath wrote:If I understood the automatic translation correctly, Hasui said that you need to open the helmet and tilt back Spike's head when you transform the exosuit.


Bumblebee, and Spike, will see release later this year in November. Preorders are open, now.

Transformers News: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update)

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Credit(s): Shogo Hasui, Cyberpath
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Most Popular Transformers News

Most Recent Transformers News

Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559638)
Posted by TimothyR on March 24th, 2014 @ 6:22am CDT
this is just so damn cool.. i'm still extremely happy that this is the extra that bumblebee comes with.. it's PERFECT.
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559648)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 7:18am CDT
Would have preferred a reduced price bumblebee with other accessories instead of an exo suit. I'm on the fence, but I'm mostly on the side of the fence that wants MP BB.
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559650)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on March 24th, 2014 @ 7:36am CDT
Sorry, but still would have prefered the wheels on the arms to beef this MP BB figure up. Just too much in the feet, which the animation model did not have SO much of. His G1 toy battle mask would look 10 times better also.
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559659)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 8:56am CDT
MR Optimus Prime wrote:His G1 toy battle mask would look 10 times better also.
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559691)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on March 24th, 2014 @ 9:54am CDT
AWESOME !
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559695)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 9:59am CDT
MR Optimus Prime wrote:AWESOME !
Amazon Japan exclusive. :P
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559713)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:24am CDT
Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:

Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559716)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
Hrmmm... not quite as show-accurate as I had hoped. :|
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559719)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:37am CDT
Well, I'll be honest, a little disappointed with the backpack. But it was to be expected, and I can't think of a way how they could have avoided it without making it a separate piece and still retaining the size and show accuracy of the rest of the robot.

Still OK and glad I pre-ordered.
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559720)
Posted by Maquese on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:38am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Hrmmm... not quite as show-accurate as I had hoped. :|

True, but if they're going off the scale guide from the cartoon, he should only come up to the front bumper on Prowl's chest. I imagine they just don't have a lot of room to tuck panels away without making the roof a mess of panel lines.
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559725)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:45am CDT
While not a popular move and defeatist to the point of MPs, I wouldn't have minded a car-part shield if it'd give us more show-accuracy to the bot. :)
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559726)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:46am CDT
El Duque wrote:Here's a second Takara Tomy Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee for your Monday morning! Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has shared a magazine scan that gives us our first clear look at the figure from behind. Image mirrored below:

http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/uploads/1395674511_10153297_598475006904906_1511123406_n.jpg



Gimme!
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559733)
Posted by megatronus on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:03am CDT
"Junk in the Trunk Bumblebee"
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559737)
Posted by Rated X on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:30am CDT
The backpack from hell ! :lol:
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559738)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:33am CDT
The backpack isn't that bad, as long as it locks into place securely I'll be happy.
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559741)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
The Backpack is fine, all the MP cars have some backpack action. I am just glad they figured out a way to not have to 'cheat' and do like a double chest with like another car roof hidden in the alt mode.
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559743)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
[color=deeppink]The backpack just confirms they should have avoided a realistic alt-mode and gone for the deformed look of the cartoon model and the original toy.

As stated before - we're stylistically back in the pre-MP10 with bad gimmicks and questionable choices when it comes to altmode\robot mode looks.[/color]
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559745)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:55am CDT
Amelie wrote:[color=deeppink]The backpack just confirms they should have avoided a realistic alt-mode and gone for the deformed look of the cartoon model and the original toy.

As stated before - we're stylistically back in the pre-MP10 with bad gimmicks and questionable choices when it comes to altmode\robot mode looks.[/color]


What gimmick are you referring to?
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559746)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:56am CDT
Amelie wrote:[color=deeppink]The backpack just confirms they should have avoided a realistic alt-mode and gone for the deformed look of the cartoon model and the original toy.

As stated before - we're stylistically back in the pre-MP10 with bad gimmicks and questionable choices when it comes to altmode\robot mode looks.[/color]



All the MP cars are licensed cars so a deformed car would look totally out of place with the rest of the MPs.

I agree with your comment about the gimmick though since I could do without the stupid exo suit,it's just a way of justifying charging the higher price for an MP car.

The bot mode looks spot on though I'm very happy with it and gladly purchasing it even though it means I'll have a stupid exosuit that I'll never play with.
Re: MP-21 Spike's Exosuit (Minor Update) (1559751)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 24th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
But Bumblebee costs the same as the other Autobot cars, about 50 bucks. And I think Spike in the Exosuit is a nice touch considering that they used to be almost inseparable in the cartoon.

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #142 - Botcon 2016 Part 3: The Last One
Twincast / Podcast #142:
"Botcon 2016 Part 3: The Last One"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, April 17th, 2016