Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details

Transformers News: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 11:12AM CDT

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Seibertron.com member Deruji has let us know that Takara Tomy has opened a 30th Anniversary website with details regarding the Fans Choice Masterpiece poll that was announced over the past weekend at the Tokyo Toy Show. To vote fans must print out a form and attach Robot Points, which are found on the packaging Takara Tomy's Transformers products. The site also features some nice images of the candidates:

#1 - G1 Headmasters Fortress Maximus
#2 - G1 Masterforce Super Ginrai (Powermaster Optimus Prime)
#3 - G1 Victory Star Saber
#4 - G1 Zone Dai Atlas
#5 - Beast Convoy (Optimus Primal)
#6 - Beast Wars II Lio Convoy
#7 - Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy
#8 - Car Robots Fire Convoy (RID Optimus Prime)
#9 - Micron Legends Super Convoy (Armada Optimus Prime)
#10 - Superlink Grand Convoy (Energon Optimus Prime)
#11 - Galaxy Force Galaxy Convoy (Cybertron Optimus Prime)

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open

Transformers News: Re: 30th Anniversary voting site is open


Deruji wrote:I think voting is not restricted to only Japanese residents, since the page does not make any mention of that.

In case you want to send in a vote, here is what you fill out.


First box is for age.
Second box is for sex: Male / Female
Third box is for which character you vote for:

1. Fortress Maximus
2. Super Ginrai
3. Star Saber
4. Dai Atlas
5. Convoy (Beast Wars)
6. Lio Convoy
7. Big Convoy
8. Superfire Convoy
9. Micron Convoy
10. Grand Convoy
11. Galaxy Convoy

Fourth box, paste/glue your points in here, these can be either TG (3 votes), Go (3 votes), or GT (1 vote) points, every visitor to the Tokyo Toy Show also received a TTS point (1 vote and only 1 per person)


Site sponsor Robotkingdom has kindly shared a copy of the ballot:

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Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496303)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 18th, 2013 @ 11:24am CDT
So, think anyone will be able to resist voting Fort Max just to see how big a Masterpiece of him will turn out?

7 out of these 11 would seem to be lacking something if not followed up with an MP of the lieutenant(s) they combine with. Or is the idea that the choice actually determines the next 2 or 3 MPs? I haven't been following this.
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496304)
Posted by Rushie on June 18th, 2013 @ 11:35am CDT
Since Ginrai is so similar to G1 Optimus, Fort Max got plenty of rereleases and Star Saber has that tiny Robot Masters modern figure, my vote is for Dai Atlas.

The other seven (BW, Lion Convoy, Big Convoy, RID, Armada, Energon, Cybertron) all have pretty good figures already. I guess Armada could use some more articulation. But otherwise they seem like a waste of a Masterpiece slot.
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496307)
Posted by Lackadaisical on June 18th, 2013 @ 11:59am CDT
Surely someone said this before, but I think this time the votes aren't to define a new mold, but only to people choose which is the next figure to be released as an "asia exclusive" masterpiece, meaning, same treat which has had movie leader Bumbblebee or Movie Leader Starscream or movie leader Brawl most recently. But I really don't think they're serioulsy planning on a new mold based on these votes. Just what I think. :roll:
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496308)
Posted by Deruji on June 18th, 2013 @ 12:21pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Pretty weird how the voting system works. So if I get this right:

1) Only one character per ballot
2) Do NOT give your return address, otherwise the votes will be rendered invalid.

I can't tell if there's a restriction on the amount of points you can actually put on the ballot.


Yes, one character per postcard. Since these are postcards, it seems that no return address or name is required, which makes sense since it is a vote and not a correspondence.


The instructions say to print it out on A4 sized paper, cut along the lines then fold it in half and glue it together to form the postcard. And of course to fill it out and use appropriate postage.
Deadline is the 31. of August
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496312)
Posted by hinomars19 on June 18th, 2013 @ 12:35pm CDT
Lackadaisical wrote:Surely someone said this before, but I think this time the votes aren't to define a new mold, but only to people choose which is the next figure to be released as an "asia exclusive" masterpiece, meaning, same treat which has had movie leader Bumbblebee or Movie Leader Starscream or movie leader Brawl most recently. But I really don't think they're serioulsy planning on a new mold based on these votes. Just what I think. :roll:


really not sure what makes you think that. Besides, the Japanese text clearly says something about the masterpiece series. Your talking about the premiums. Brawl was released under the premium label. Bumblebee and Starscream were 'movie masterpieces' and were not fancy re-decos to the Japanese-it was the only way they were being released there at all. If I end up being wrong, feel free to slap me, but a few weeks ago we did see that boardroom/ brainstorming photograph of designers fiddling with the original toys of Ginrai and Saber and had sketch designs for Ginrai's head on a white board. Non of that is needed if they just re-paint an existing mold.

I'm having difficulty seeing why so many people are finding it hard to grasp (from responses on a previous thread) that this is TTs way of celebrating the 30th anniversary of the franchise with a special one-off MP figure. Why be such grouches? So it's a giant list of Primes. Japan love their commanders, so why can't TT celebrate in their own way?
What would we all think if a bunch of Japanese fans hounded our Botcon hall of fame because not once has Star Sabre, Dai Atlas or any other Japanese character been nominated (and is very VERY unlikely to be anytime soon)?
If I end up being wrong, I'll happily put my hand up to it.
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496320)
Posted by sdn1337 on June 18th, 2013 @ 1:00pm CDT
The illustrations for the Beast wars Primes including Primal, RID, Energon, and Cybertron are identical to their figures in almost every way!

You can say that for Armada Prime too, except the articulation.

Like I said before doing MP's of those characters would be wasting development time.
Even though recently I saw a custom MP Primal. It looked pretty awesome.

But I feel like the ones who deserve a Masterpiece are Powermaster Prime, Fortress Maximus (even though he's been recently reissued, it would still be SICK... two headmasters on an MP?), Dai Atlas, and Star Sabre.

Hey I actually would want to see all of those characters have a Masterpiece. That would probably take 7 years though.

:KREMZEEK:
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496324)
Posted by YRQRM0 on June 18th, 2013 @ 1:39pm CDT
I need an MP Armada Prime. I want a supermode with hip and knee joints, and a regular mode with Shoulder joints!
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496326)
Posted by Manterax Prime on June 18th, 2013 @ 1:44pm CDT
I'd love an MP Superfire Convoy/RID Prime, but that would mean we'd need an MP God Magnus/RID Magnus and they'd need to combine into Godfire Convoy/Omega Prime. Way too much money.

How about an MP Primal and I'll call it a day.
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496329)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 18th, 2013 @ 2:00pm CDT
Quick! Everyone vote for Fortress Maximus/Star Saber/Armada Optimus Prime! :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496330)
Posted by hinomars19 on June 18th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CDT
YRQRM0 wrote:I need an MP Armada Prime. I want a supermode with hip and knee joints, and a regular mode with Shoulder joints!


Can't help thinking the same thing.
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496349)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 18th, 2013 @ 4:16pm CDT
Wouldn't it bee hilarious if everyone voted Fort Max just to then find out his MP figure would just be a shiny repaint of the original?

Also, to the guys doing this, vote for Optimus Primal. So commands Dead Metal :P
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496393)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 18th, 2013 @ 8:35pm CDT
IMHO, I feel that only Super Ginrai, Star Saber, Dai Atlas, and Micron Densetsu Convoy would really need MPs since Fort Max is too big to do one (without breaking the scale they've set up for this line, that is), he just recently had his awesome Encore figure released, and everyone else besides him and the four I mentioned already have some pretty great toys that don't really need any MP updates. ;)

Super Fire Convoy, Galaxy Convoy, and Beast Wars Telemocha Series Convoy (who IMO, already works great enough for a "MP Optimus Primal" in terms of size, deco, and mold), for instance, are some of the best Convoy toys we've ever gotten. 8)
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496396)
Posted by Arctorro on June 18th, 2013 @ 8:40pm CDT
If Tak had bothered to use a modern day voting system, instead of something from the 80's, then I'd be voting for Optimus Primal. As it is, I'll just keep hoping that none of the Japan only characters get picked [-(
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496510)
Posted by DTR69 on June 19th, 2013 @ 11:36am CDT
I hope people look at this logicaly. Yeah Fort max would be amasing, but ask yourself why? I thiink the best way to look at this is to look at the artists renderings. At the end of the day you want the best looking creation possible. Alot of the G1 figures could of been great but production methods restricted that. Look at MP Prime compare dto the original. Mp prime looks great. Now think about Fort Max, he has an alt mode that has no real world comparison, there for the robot mode doesn't have to have any compramises so it can transform into an alt mode, as we wouldn't be looking at the robot mode saying I cn see why his arms are like that becuase he needs to turn them into towers and therefor the looks are a result. Fort Max's only production restrictions were due to size. But overall Fort Max has a very unappealing Robot mode compared to some of the others, the only thing going for him is the size and the gimmick of a double headmaster. Lastly can you really can you really see them making him to scal elike the current range is in good scale, plus the cost will be really high, so I can live without Fort Max for now.
The only non G1 character I would like to see is Galaxy Force Convoy, but lets face it, his toy is pretty good anyway, and G1 figures are the ones that look the best and need an MP overhaul to realise there true potential.
If they make Star Sbare it's lining up a victory Leo and therefor a Victory Sabre so that would be a great one. Also God Ginrai especialy if they make a God Bomber too, woul dbe great, I hope it would be based more on the anime version with better proportioned legs as the main problem with the toy wa sthe akward legs and even that box art rendering isn't great. Dai Atlas is ok, I had the toy and he had a weird head, but an MP version could solve that, but still, his alt mode isn't great and the colours and overall asthetics aren't the best in the line up. I had a knock off version, so maybe that has tainted my opinion but it was pretty close, and looking at the colours they were the same, but its the design features like the wings an dthat, usualy I like wings on a robot like the seekers, etc but they were a hiderance aon the toy and overall, I just don't have a yerning to see this charcter brought MP standards, but if it's Dai Atlas or a non G1 character then I would go with Dai Atlas.
So my vote is definetly Star Sabre or God Ginrai, both will lead to extra MPs such as Victory Leo and God Bomber, and they will make for great visualy appealing creations.
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496514)
Posted by DTR69 on June 19th, 2013 @ 11:46am CDT
Remember the other day there was a behind the scenes Look at a brainstorming sessions at Takara Tomy. These were the characters that were in the session, so obviously they have made sure that they have some basic designs that could possibly be the starting point for production figures. There is no point in listing characters that if voted would end up making awful toys. So they definently habe made sure that any of these have designs waiting to be worked upon, obviously not finished designs, but to apoint that they know that its possible to make something worthwhile.
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1496589)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on June 19th, 2013 @ 4:49pm CDT
If they "did" do a Masterpiece Fortress Maximus, it would make the most sense to make the mold be based on his IDW appearance, as that would fit in better size wise with the rest of the line. In the comics, FM is a big guy, but not city big.
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1505735)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 23rd, 2013 @ 11:45am CDT
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... rt-178071/

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... -vote.html

Currently, Star Saber is in the lead.

2nd place is currently occupied by Micron Densetsu Convoy, with Dai Atlas in 3rd place.

These are not the winners, just the current leaders in the poll.
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1505737)
Posted by Convotron on July 23rd, 2013 @ 12:09pm CDT
Hopefully, if Star Saber is ultimately the winning choice for the MP toy, it will be designed to work with a future MP Victory Leo.

I would love to see a Micron Densetsu Convoy in MP form.
Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1505753)
Posted by El Duque on July 23rd, 2013 @ 1:55pm CDT
An image from one the various Japanese hobby magazines has been making the rounds today that gives a status update on Takara Tomy's Masterpiece Fan's Choice poll. Fans were given the choice of eleven characters to vote on, the winner will receive a Masterpiece figure as part of the Transformers 30th Anniversary. According to the update the current front runner is Star Saber followed by Micron Densetsu Convoy (aka Transformers Armada Optimus Prime) in second and Dai Atlas in third. Keep in mind these are not the final results, just the current leaders in the poll.

Here's a list of all the characters in the running:

  • Fortress Maximus[/*:m]
  • Super Ginrai[/*:m]
  • Star Saber[/*:m]
  • Dai Atlas[/*:m]
  • Convoy (Beast Wars)[/*:m]
  • Lio Convoy[/*:m]
  • Big Convoy[/*:m]
  • Superfire Convoy[/*:m]
  • Micron Convoy[/*:m]
  • Grand Convoy[/*:m]
  • Galaxy Convoy[/*:m][/list:u]






















Re: Takara Tomy 30th Anniversary Website Now Live: Masterpiece Fan's Choice Details (1505755)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 23rd, 2013 @ 2:08pm CDT
As much as I would love to see Star Saber get his own MP toy, I really want Armada Optimus Prime to get his own, for nostalgia's sake (and, well, my Optimus has suffered from GPS, now having only one arm in robot mode).

So could the runner-ups also receive MP toys?

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