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Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 11:13PM CST

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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.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP -20 Wheeljack Image Sighted

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.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540716)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:17pm CST
Brace yourselves. The fandom is about to explode in overwhelming joy.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540717)
Posted by Henry921 on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:21pm CST
:x
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540719)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:31pm CST
He looks okay.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540721)
Posted by Mkall on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:42pm CST
Looks pretty darned decent.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540722)
Posted by RhA on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:43pm CST
Flashing ear-things or bust!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540726)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:51pm CST
i knew it would look awesome!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540727)
Posted by Seibertron on January 9th, 2014 @ 11:52pm CST
C'mon Takara! Give us Marlboor Wheeljack! :twisted:
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540732)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 10th, 2014 @ 12:17am CST
Seibertron wrote:C'mon Takara! Give us Marlboor Wheeljack! :twisted:


Seconded
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540776)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on January 10th, 2014 @ 6:20am CST
This is were i start collecting masterpiece transformers .
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540777)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 10th, 2014 @ 6:22am CST
Muy magnifico
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540793)
Posted by RiddlerJ on January 10th, 2014 @ 7:25am CST
I wonder if any of his inventions will be included.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (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
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540821)
Posted by wilcosu35 on January 10th, 2014 @ 9:04am CST
that looks great :)
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540827)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 10th, 2014 @ 9:23am CST
Is this one based on a licensed car, like the other Autobot car MPs? In other words, is this going to be Japan-only as well? I was hoping there'd be at least one Autobot car that Hasbro could release in the U.S.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540832)
Posted by EagleTron on January 10th, 2014 @ 9:54am CST
Wow, I'm still trying to pick up my jaw from the floor. That robot mode though.
:DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: this will be by transformers prime character Wheeljack aka Jacky. :DANCE: :DANCE: :BOWDOWN:
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540833)
Posted by Grifter Prime on January 10th, 2014 @ 9:57am CST
Why was my post merged with this one? I reported the pic and my post gets eliminated? How is that fair?
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540835)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 10th, 2014 @ 9:59am CST
This...

PrymeStriker wrote:Brace yourselves. The fandom is about to explode in overwhelming joy.



Followed so very closely by this...
Sabrblade wrote:He looks okay.


Sabrblade, you have indeed made my morning. Your timing was excellent. :P


I'm liking how he looks so far. I'm sure I'll be liking it more as the paint details get added. I think I'm most curious to see whether they make the wings clear or whether they are going to go with paint app on them. I would assume clear but in this day and age, even with it being an MP it not really safe to "assume" anything. I'll just hope for the best but expect the worst. It will still kick butt either way and I'll gladly snag one regardless.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540838)
Posted by rpetras on January 10th, 2014 @ 10:16am CST
:APPLAUSE: :BOWDOWN: :DANCE: :michaelbay:

That's what im talking about!!!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540841)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 10th, 2014 @ 10:18am CST
philswitch engage wrote:God, I love these car masterpiece autobots. Are there any plans for US distribution?
Not at this time.

GuyIncognito wrote:Is this one based on a licensed car, like the other Autobot car MPs? In other words, is this going to be Japan-only as well? I was hoping there'd be at least one Autobot car that Hasbro could release in the U.S.
All of the 1984-1985 Autobot cars were based on real world licensed vehicles.

Grifter Prime wrote:Why was my post merged with this one? I reported the pic and my post gets eliminated? How is that fair?
Your posted wasn't deleted. It's right here - http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/first-official-silhouette-for-masterpiece-wheeljack-t97846s50.php#p1540707

It got merged because they simply don't need two or three separate threads for the same topic.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540845)
Posted by El Duque on January 10th, 2014 @ 10:28am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Grifter Prime wrote:Why was my post merged with this one? I reported the pic and my post gets eliminated? How is that fair?
Your posted wasn't deleted. It's right here - http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/first-official-silhouette-for-masterpiece-wheeljack-t97846s50.php#p1540707

It got merged because they simply don't need two or three separate threads for the same topic.


Sabrblade is correct on both counts. I've also taken the liberty of editing this topic's title to the Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Discussion, let's try to keep all further MP Wheeljack info, teasers, images, discussion, etc. in this topic.

As for Wheeljack, he looks great! I really hate to see Shogo leaving the MP line :-x
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540857)
Posted by craggy on January 10th, 2014 @ 10:51am CST
with the launcher upgrades for the Datsun boys, I'd be surprised if we didn't see a 3rd party tackle the light-up ears. IF T/T don't do it.

Other than that both modes look great. This was another one I had as a kid, so am very tempted.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540872)
Posted by Moonshot on January 10th, 2014 @ 11:51am CST
This thing looks incredible, even though I don't buy masterpiece transformers this will be hard not to get. I hope he comes with his negavator or a little Chip Chase to help him out, hehe.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540873)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 10th, 2014 @ 11:52am CST
EagleTron wrote:Wow, I'm still trying to pick up my jaw from the floor. That robot mode though.
:DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: this will be by transformers prime character Wheeljack aka Jacky. :DANCE: :DANCE: :BOWDOWN:


What was wrong with the Prime Deluxe? That one is the best and most accurate version of that Wheeljack. :???:
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540882)
Posted by EagleTron on January 10th, 2014 @ 12:10pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
EagleTron wrote:Wow, I'm still trying to pick up my jaw from the floor. That robot mode though.
:DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: this will be by transformers prime character Wheeljack aka Jacky. :DANCE: :DANCE: :BOWDOWN:


What was wrong with the Prime Deluxe? That one is the best and most accurate version of that Wheeljack. :???:

That was a undersized 10 $ dollar hasbro duluxe, even though it was a good one it was not my liking, you know I only like the best of the best figures, and this is a for a collector's detailed mp Wheeljack. I'm a have him battle tfp Optimus. I have no Wheeljack because I inew that some would do a great Wheeljack eventually one day and Takara has just about answered by transformer dreams.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540887)
Posted by Va'al on January 10th, 2014 @ 12:16pm CST
alldarker wrote: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.


Highly doubt it - though they could do with the money. Image
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540898)
Posted by devlingrey on January 10th, 2014 @ 12:35pm CST
They have prototype on bbts

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

This could be old news.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540899)
Posted by devlingrey on January 10th, 2014 @ 12:35pm CST
They have prototype on bbts

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

This could be old news.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540902)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 10th, 2014 @ 12:42pm CST
Amazing. He's pretty much everything I was hoping for. The alt mode is astounding, and the bot mode is satisfyingly-realistic ye-cartoony at the same time. Now the agonizing wait begins!

Blozor wrote:Does anybodybelse see the potential for a HEAVY retool into Sunstreaker using the same basic Transformation as a base?


I do and brought it up shortly after the initial news that Wheeljack was next in line for an MP treatment, and someone on here VEHEMENTLY disagreed with me. :lol: But I still see it! the basic bot mode shape is pretty similar and the transformation scheme is close enough, from what I know of G1 toys I don't actually own, anyway. But I could totally see it.

As for the sponsors, I'm guessing he'll be done up in a simplified engrish scheme a-la Smokescreen, who is also based on a real-world racing car.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540915)
Posted by Blozor on January 10th, 2014 @ 1:32pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:
Blozor wrote:Does anybodybelse see the potential for a HEAVY retool into Sunstreaker using the same basic Transformation as a base?


I do and brought it up shortly after the initial news that Wheeljack was next in line for an MP treatment, and someone on here VEHEMENTLY disagreed with me. :lol: But I still see it! the basic bot mode shape is pretty similar and the transformation scheme is close enough, from what I know of G1 toys I don't actually own, anyway. But I could totally see it.

As for the sponsors, I'm guessing he'll be done up in a simplified engrish scheme a-la Smokescreen, who is also based on a real-world racing car.


How many Masterpiece has Takara done now? 20? How many of those haven't been somehow repurposed into other characters? 3?

I say they wouldn't do Wheeljack if they couldn't get at least a Sunstreaker out of it.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540916)
Posted by Blozor on January 10th, 2014 @ 1:33pm CST
Four, if you count Ravage.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540931)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 10th, 2014 @ 2:18pm CST
devlingrey wrote:They have prototype on bbts

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

This could be old news.


They updated the listing about the same time this was posted. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540951)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on January 10th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CST
Oh, he looks gorgeous. God, is it August yet?!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1540981)
Posted by Stormrider on January 10th, 2014 @ 6:12pm CST
They did a good job. I would really like to see more angles in bot mode. What's up with the dinky gun or is that tool?


Image


Seibertron wrote:C'mon Takara! Give us Marlboor Wheeljack! :twisted:


I remember you came across Marlboor in NYC years ago. Did you buy it?
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1541028)
Posted by Loyal To The End on January 10th, 2014 @ 10:23pm CST
There will be no excuse for Wheeljack not to have a light up gimmick masterpiece optimus prime had it, masterpiece grimlock had it no reason he won't we should not have to pay extra for things that should have been included in the first place.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1541039)
Posted by warzon3 on January 10th, 2014 @ 11:25pm CST
What do you think the MP release schedule will be this year if Jack is August now?

I guess Ultra Magnus is end of the year then???? What about Bee and Star Saber? Then there are also the repaint/remold MP's.... Do we really have to wait until August for a brand new mold?
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1541074)
Posted by Dorkimus on January 11th, 2014 @ 3:50am CST
August? Hmmm...parhaps we don't see that many new releases this year. But this looks really good.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack Image Sighted (1541095)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 11th, 2014 @ 7:26am CST
Fail, the most important part of the transforming robot toy isn't as good as it should be, the car is not accurate enough to the real life car. [-(



Damn this thing is awesome, look at his chest, it seems like the doors are seperate pieces and can be opened in alt-mode!

I cannot wait to see colour pics of this. :x

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