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New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 9:47AM CST

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Takara Tomy's current Transformers Masterpiece designer Shogo Hasui has just tweeted a new silhouette of their upcoming Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack! Wheeljack is scheduled for release sometime in the first quarter of 2014, but so far the only teasers we've seen are a couple of silhouettes. According to Dengeki Hobby Shogo Hasui will be replaced as the lead Masterpiece designer in 2014 by the line's former designer Hironori Kobayashi, who brought us MP-01 through MP-09. Check out the latest teaser below.

Transformers News: Re: First official silhouette for Masterpiece Wheeljack
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Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538551)
Posted by Morbalis on December 31st, 2013 @ 10:15am CST
Pulled a little detail out. Should be nice. Preordered.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538553)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 31st, 2013 @ 10:20am CST
Not really digging that open gap in the heel, but I'll need to see more of the details to better judge it.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538566)
Posted by jlbeowolf on December 31st, 2013 @ 10:55am CST
Played with the lighting a bit in PS. Reveals a little more detail.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538570)
Posted by EagleTron on December 31st, 2013 @ 11:05am CST
Don't like the change of mp designers and I'm not a fan of those earlier non Shogo mp designs but the good news is that I think that he already finished designing this Wheeljack and mp Bumblebee. This Wheeljack looks good. I wanna see how his ankles turn out.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538573)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 31st, 2013 @ 11:23am CST
Anyone here read Japanese? I'm not sure how accurate Google Translate really is; did Hasui actually say that Wheeljack was his latest MP... or his last MP?

I hope the news about a replacement designer turn out to be a misunderstanding, I don't want a different designer, I want Hasui to stay. Especially for Bumblebee and the inevitable new Megatron.

Also, as far as I'm aware of, the MP-10 was Hasui's baby, not Kobayashi's.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538574)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 31st, 2013 @ 11:29am CST
Stormrider wrote:Is the missile going to be his only accessory? I would like to see him with some energon "rods" as seen in S1E1 or a gadget of some kind.


Why not the transfixatron dohickey?

Those pics are so cruel.........arrgh!
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538602)
Posted by Seibertron on December 31st, 2013 @ 1:23pm CST
I ran the image through Photoshop to bring out a little bit of detail, courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Anna-Christine Sanders-Browning on Facebook who did the same thing.

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Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538604)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 31st, 2013 @ 1:29pm CST
Sheesh, fourth one today.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538616)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 31st, 2013 @ 2:11pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:Anyone here read Japanese? I'm not sure how accurate Google Translate really is; did Hasui actually say that Wheeljack was his latest MP... or his last MP?
Seems to be saying his "latest" or "most recent" MP work.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538630)
Posted by Stormrider on December 31st, 2013 @ 4:18pm CST
Seibertron wrote:I ran the image through Photoshop to bring out a little bit of detail, courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Anna-Christine Sanders-Browning on Facebook who did the same thing.

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The head sculpt, forearms, and shins look good so far. Bicep/shoulders, ankles, and waist are not looking so hot from this angle. But I am holding out for more details.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538659)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 31st, 2013 @ 6:30pm CST
I'm not loving this silhouette so far. Maybe when we see something a little more detailed I will get a little more excited.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538666)
Posted by warzon3 on December 31st, 2013 @ 7:09pm CST
Wow, lots of stuff I'm not liking with this...

Wings are too skinny (I want my Wheeljack with large wings). Thighs too skinny. Hips too skinny.

Those panels (wrist guards?) that stickout at the hands are in the wrong place, and probably should be fused to the forearms instead of the hands...

His feet look really hollowed out in the back.

Its funny, I thought he would be one of the easier cars to pull off?
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538696)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 31st, 2013 @ 9:41pm CST
all of the other masterpieces were excellent, a perfect mix of the original toy and the cartoon and some reality.i seriously think that they won't mess this up, have some faith people. ;)^
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538698)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 31st, 2013 @ 9:45pm CST
it will probably look like thishttps://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct ... 4164437748
i think thats awesome!
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538700)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 31st, 2013 @ 9:48pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:all of the other masterpieces were excellent,
Compared to those of today, MP Megatron is debatable. And maybe MP Rodimus with all his QC issues.

Ultra Markus wrote:it will probably look like thishttps://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct ... 4164437748
i think thats awesome!
Link is broken.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538733)
Posted by Mykltron on January 1st, 2014 @ 6:21am CST
Damn those thighs are skinny.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538742)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 1st, 2014 @ 8:39am CST
warzon3 wrote:Wow, lots of stuff I'm not liking with this...

Wings are too skinny (I want my Wheeljack with large wings). Thighs too skinny. Hips too skinny.

Those panels (wrist guards?) that stickout at the hands are in the wrong place, and probably should be fused to the forearms instead of the hands...

His feet look really hollowed out in the back.

Its funny, I thought he would be one of the easier cars to pull off?


Possible Sunstreaker retool? All it takes is a new car mode shell while keeping the transformation intact :-$
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1538788)
Posted by Stormrider on January 1st, 2014 @ 11:57am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
warzon3 wrote:Wow, lots of stuff I'm not liking with this...

Wings are too skinny (I want my Wheeljack with large wings). Thighs too skinny. Hips too skinny.

Those panels (wrist guards?) that stickout at the hands are in the wrong place, and probably should be fused to the forearms instead of the hands...

His feet look really hollowed out in the back.

Its funny, I thought he would be one of the easier cars to pull off?


Possible Sunstreaker retool? All it takes is a new car mode shell while keeping the transformation intact :-$


Sunstreaker retool would be awesome.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1539022)
Posted by megatronus on January 2nd, 2014 @ 6:26pm CST
Stormrider wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I ran the image through Photoshop to bring out a little bit of detail, courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Anna-Christine Sanders-Browning on Facebook who did the same thing.

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The head sculpt, forearms, and shins look good so far. Bicep/shoulders, ankles, and waist are not looking so hot from this angle. But I am holding out for more details.


Looks OK to me:

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And just for kicks!

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Remember, a lot of people had problems with the width of MP Sideswipe's chest relative to the animation model. When all's said and done, I think Wheeljack will be an excellent addition to the MP lineup.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540707)
Posted by Grifter Prime on January 9th, 2014 @ 10:55pm CST
FINALLY!!!!!!WE GOT AN IMAGE!!!

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Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540710)
Posted by Drift082111 on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:05pm CST
He looks pretty great. Thanks Grifter Prime for the post! :D
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540711)
Posted by helli0n on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:05pm CST
First official look at the test shot Wheeljack...

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Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540712)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:10pm CST
Over at TagHobby.com we've spotted a listing for a pre-order on Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack, showing a release date of August 23, 2014.

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This is the first look we have had of the figure, other than the teaser silhouette shown previously. The image is a bit rough, but it gives a pretty clear indication of what the figure will look like. The pre-order price is 6,500 yen, and hopefully this will be just the beginning of more detailed pics we will start seeing.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540713)
Posted by megatronus on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:11pm CST
helli0n wrote:First official look at the test shot Wheeljack...

1545543_619581111441166_856610305_n.jpg


=P~ =P~ =P~

Wait, on second thought:

=P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540715)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:11pm CST
helli0n wrote:First official look at the test shot Wheeljack...

1545543_619581111441166_856610305_n.jpg
What's the source for this?
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540716)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:17pm CST
Brace yourselves. The fandom is about to explode in overwhelming joy.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540717)
Posted by Henry921 on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:21pm CST
:x
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540719)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:31pm CST
He looks okay.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540720)
Posted by megatronus on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:31pm CST
Looking forward to the day when the August 2014 date is pushed to October 2014! Excelsior!
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540721)
Posted by Mkall on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:42pm CST
Looks pretty darned decent.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540722)
Posted by RhA on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:43pm CST
Flashing ear-things or bust!
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540723)
Posted by TimothyR on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:45pm CST
RhA wrote:Flashing ear-things or bust!


these are masterpiece figures.. not powerizers.

this is beautiful.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540724)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:48pm CST
Looks great! Wheeljack really deserved a Masterpiece as his G1 toy had very poor resemblance to the cartoon
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540726)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:51pm CST
i knew it would look awesome!
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540727)
Posted by Seibertron on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:52pm CST
C'mon Takara! Give us Marlboor Wheeljack! :twisted:
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540731)
Posted by warzon3 on January 10th, 2014 @ 12:16am CST
I knew that 2nd quarter release date was too good to be true.... Maybe mp bumble bee will jump aheAd of him in production? Wishful thinking...
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540732)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 10th, 2014 @ 12:17am CST
Seibertron wrote:C'mon Takara! Give us Marlboor Wheeljack! :twisted:


Seconded
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540738)
Posted by padfoo on January 10th, 2014 @ 1:06am CST
The figure looks great! I think this is the first new figure from the old designer.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540749)
Posted by EagleTron on January 10th, 2014 @ 2:39am CST
My boy Wheeljack the rebel is still looking alright, actually looking Great. First thing I saw that stood out in car mode was the almost panoramic like windshield and side windows, that looks nice. But what's up with the pronounced sunk in grilll part, is that aerodynamic. This mold almost looks to good and I really don't remember giving praise to a prototype like that before.

TAKARA SHOULD MAKE ALL OF THESE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE MP SPORTS CARS AT LEAST SMALL LEADER SIZE AND BIGGER. They would make a fortune.

Leader size Wheeljack, imo. But overall, I am happy with this design.

Oh, I just hope he is at least the same size as mp prowl or bigger NOT, NOT smaller.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540756)
Posted by PadForce on January 10th, 2014 @ 3:41am CST
TimothyR wrote:
RhA wrote:Flashing ear-things or bust!


these are masterpiece figures.. not powerizers.


I have to disagree with you there.. his flashi g ear thingys were an integral part of the character on the show and if they can easily work it into the design without charging an extra £20 id be all for it. Its probably worth £5 or maybe even £10 to me

I also hope he is not smaller than MP Prowl but realistically he will be tthe same size.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540760)
Posted by alldarker on January 10th, 2014 @ 4:02am CST
That alt mode... Just so perfect. Image

I almost don't care if he will be decked out in proper G1 toy 'Alitalla' colors or if he will be in the simpler colors like in the animation. Although official Alitalia sponsoring would be icing on the cake.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540764)
Posted by Blozor on January 10th, 2014 @ 4:10am CST
Does anybodybelse see the potential for a HEAVY retool into Sunstreaker using the same basic Transformation as a base?
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540766)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 10th, 2014 @ 4:32am CST
padfoo wrote:The figure looks great! I think this is the first new figure from the old designer.
Still by the current designer. He confirmed that on Twitter.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540768)
Posted by Burn on January 10th, 2014 @ 4:47am CST
And just as I said in the Year in Review, this is what I'm looking forward to this year.

Can't wait to see the colours!
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540776)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on January 10th, 2014 @ 6:20am CST
This is were i start collecting masterpiece transformers .
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540777)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 10th, 2014 @ 6:22am CST
Muy magnifico
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540785)
Posted by philswitch engage on January 10th, 2014 @ 7:05am CST
God, I love these car masterpiece autobots. Are there any plans for US distribution?
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540793)
Posted by RiddlerJ on January 10th, 2014 @ 7:25am CST
I wonder if any of his inventions will be included.
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540799)
Posted by Doc bot on January 10th, 2014 @ 7:49am CST
Beautiful. The Lancia Stratos is genuinely one of the most beautiful cars out there. I'm wishing they hadn't shown the toy so soon. Waiting until the end of the year for this will be painful (We all know this will be delayed by several months as usual). I guess Bumblebee is next?

Will the repaint be the rare 'Marlboor' version?
Re: New Teaser for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack (1540804)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 10th, 2014 @ 8:09am CST
SWEET!! I was waiting for this so i can cancel my BBTS pre-order and order from a Japanese site =X hehe

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