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Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order

Transformers News: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 3:17PM CDT

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In the less than surprising news, we just received word from site sponsor BigBadToyStore that there will be a collector coin for the upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee. They have listed a pre-order for the Collector Coin version, which can be found by clicking here, it will run you five more dollars at $79.99. No image of the coin or it's package at this time.


Note - At this point the collector coin is confirmed to be included. The extra exclusive Battle Mask is NOT included, but if we are able to get the part it will be included for no additional cost.
Product Number: TAK11828
Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds
Credit(s): BBTS
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558623)
Posted by Stormrider on March 18th, 2014 @ 9:10pm CDT
I have little interest in the coin and barely excitement for the battle mask. When MP Sideswipe first came out I was drooling over the alternate pile drivers. But it seems like every Masterpiece going forward is going to have an Amazon exclusive, but so far none of them are must have's for me (and perhaps that is a good thing for me).
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558650)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 18th, 2014 @ 11:36pm CDT
Why do't they just sell it complete at retail anyway?
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558656)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 19th, 2014 @ 12:13am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Why do't they just sell it complete at retail anyway?


Because retailer pay extra for exclusives. When I first preordered MP Bumbleebee back in June, the price was $79.99 then they lowered it to $74.99 so the $79.99 for the coin and possible battle mask isn't bad. I was willing to pay that much before so I look at it this way: it's a $5 raffle for a chance to get the mask and the coin is a bonus prize.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558863)
Posted by El Duque on March 19th, 2014 @ 10:33pm CDT
Here's the latest Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Tweet from Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui, a closer look at the included Excel suit. His tweet identifies the occupant of the suit as Spike. Check out the image mirrored below:

MP-21 Bumble, scheduled for release in November, comes with Spike wearing an exo-suit. While small-scale, it can transform to vehicle mode without parts forming, and has good posability.

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558865)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 19th, 2014 @ 10:45pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Here's the latest Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Tweet from Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui, Spike in his Excel suit. That's right, contrary to previous info Hasui's Tweet identifies the occupant of the Excel suit as Spike. Check out the image mirrored below:

The MP-21 Bumble of the month will be released, spike wearing the suit Excel is attached.
While small-scale, in addition to complete transformation without replacement to vehicle mode, posing also enabled some.

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Well of course it was Spike.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558867)
Posted by Stormrider on March 19th, 2014 @ 10:48pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Here's the latest Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Tweet from Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui, Spike in his Excel suit. That's right, contrary to previous info Hasui's Tweet identifies the occupant of the Excel suit as Spike. Check out the image mirrored below:

The MP-21 Bumble of the month will be released, spike wearing the suit Excel is attached.
While small-scale, in addition to complete transformation without replacement to vehicle mode, posing also enabled some.

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Based on those screws, I would say that Spike is about a head taller than Rumble
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558872)
Posted by Crosscheck on March 19th, 2014 @ 11:11pm CDT
Even if it lacks an inspiring alternate mode, this is one of the most exciting parts about this MP. It lets me have my favorite Transformer and one of the things I have wanted since the movie came out all those years ago, the Exo Suit.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558873)
Posted by Mkall on March 19th, 2014 @ 11:15pm CDT
I wouldn't mind getting this thing for my classics collection
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558874)
Posted by VioMeTriX on March 19th, 2014 @ 11:27pm CDT
Mkall wrote:I wouldn't mind getting this thing for my classics collection




why not get it for your masterpiece collection?
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558876)
Posted by megatronus on March 19th, 2014 @ 11:41pm CDT
I'm pretty excited about this Spike.

While I'm not 100% thrilled with the vehicle mode on 'Bee, I'm definitely psyched for the set as a whole.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558880)
Posted by Mkall on March 20th, 2014 @ 12:01am CDT
VioMeTriX wrote:
Mkall wrote:I wouldn't mind getting this thing for my classics collection




why not get it for your masterpiece collection?

Because I don't have a Masterpiece collection.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558885)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 20th, 2014 @ 2:20am CDT
Mkall wrote:Because I don't have a Masterpiece collection.


It's a good time to start. I hadn't gotten any since MP Rodimus from TRU in 2011 but since September I've gotten TRU Soundwave & cassettes, Nemesis Prime, Prowl, Sideswipe, Streak, G2 Sideswipe, plus I've got the KO of MP-10 Optimus and Fans Toys Quake Wave (MP Shockwave) both on the way. I'm selling my off Classics for space but just replacing them with MP's.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558890)
Posted by toyskingstudio on March 20th, 2014 @ 4:12am CDT
:DANCE: this is exciting!
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558895)
Posted by craggy on March 20th, 2014 @ 4:37am CDT
this is the reason i'm keeping my MP Bee pre-order. The yellow bot himself is pretty decent, but I might have passed if not for Spike in the exo-suit.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558903)
Posted by TimothyR on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:27am CDT
i used to pretend i had one of these suits when i was younger.. those were the days.

i can't wait for this.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558907)
Posted by Stormrider on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:50am CDT
zodconvoy wrote:
Mkall wrote:Because I don't have a Masterpiece collection.


It's a good time to start. I hadn't gotten any since MP Rodimus from TRU in 2011 but since September I've gotten TRU Soundwave & cassettes, Nemesis Prime, Prowl, Sideswipe, Streak, G2 Sideswipe, plus I've got the KO of MP-10 Optimus and Fans Toys Quake Wave (MP Shockwave) both on the way. I'm selling my off Classics for space but just replacing them with MP's.


Wow Mkall, I always figured you had a Masterpiece collection because you have always shown a lot of interest in the discussions. I am curious what is holding you back? Cost, size, etc?
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558908)
Posted by leakin' lubricant on March 20th, 2014 @ 7:07am CDT
Mkall wrote:
VioMeTriX wrote:
Mkall wrote:I wouldn't mind getting this thing for my classics collection




why not get it for your masterpiece collection?

Because I don't have a Masterpiece collection.


I'm with you on this, he looks around the same size as Classics Bee, if so he is deffo making it into my Classics colletion, I also don't collect Masterpiece BTW.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558918)
Posted by Mkall on March 20th, 2014 @ 9:25am CDT
Stormrider wrote:Wow Mkall, I always figured you had a Masterpiece collection because you have always shown a lot of interest in the discussions. I am curious what is holding you back? Cost, size, etc?

The cost wouldn't phase me, but I've spent so much time and energy into amassing my Classics/Generations collection that I don't want to start over.

They also come out so very slowly. I like having a massive army of Autobots and Decepticons. It would feel so very incomplete to me to have only 6ish Autobots and 10ish decepticons.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558959)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on March 20th, 2014 @ 12:59pm CDT
They should include Daniel with MP-22 Ultra Magnus. Also, we need a new Masterpiece Hot Rod that's in proper scale with the Masterpiece car Autobots.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558960)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on March 20th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CDT
They should include Daniel with MP-22 Ultra Magnus. Also, we need a new Masterpiece Hot Rod that's in proper scale with the Masterpiece car Autobots.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558967)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 20th, 2014 @ 1:26pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
Stormrider wrote:Wow Mkall, I always figured you had a Masterpiece collection because you have always shown a lot of interest in the discussions. I am curious what is holding you back? Cost, size, etc?

The cost wouldn't phase me, but I've spent so much time and energy into amassing my Classics/Generations collection that I don't want to start over.

They also come out so very slowly. I like having a massive army of Autobots and Decepticons. It would feel so very incomplete to me to have only 6ish Autobots and 10ish decepticons.


That's pretty much where I'm at right now. Granted, I've been getting MPs since they came out so I have Walmart Starscream & Skywarp and Grimlock but if you're willing to let 3rd party stuff in there's iGears Ironhide and Ratchet (which, like Quake Wave, are going to be pretty hard to beat).
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558971)
Posted by ScottyP on March 20th, 2014 @ 1:34pm CDT
Bumblebee and Spike are looking nice, now we need a Cliffjumper and Jazz to complete the Moon Base crews :grin:
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1558987)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 20th, 2014 @ 3:10pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Bumblebee and Spike are looking nice, now we need a Cliffjumper and Jazz to complete the Moon Base crews :grin:


Well, we do have the Moon base two crew here.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559011)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:42pm CDT
maybe there will be a MP Wheelie or Arcee with Daniel in an exosuit sometime in the future :-?
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559014)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:46pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Bumblebee and Spike are looking nice, now we need a Cliffjumper and Jazz to complete the Moon Base crews :grin:

a strong possibility since Volkswagen is on board and Volkswagen owns Porsche and Jazz and Cliffjumper are Porsches
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559016)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:53pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Bumblebee and Spike are looking nice, now we need a Cliffjumper and Jazz to complete the Moon Base crews :grin:

a strong possibility since Volkswagen is on board and Volkswagen owns Porsche and Jazz and Cliffjumper are Porsches


TakaraTomy would need separate licenses for those models tho. Also, Volkswagen itself does not own Porsche, rather both Volkswagen and Porsche are brands that fall under the same parent company called Volkswagen Group. Coincidentally Lamborghini also falls under it. I'm sensing a trend here. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559051)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 20th, 2014 @ 9:54pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Bumblebee and Spike are looking nice, now we need a Cliffjumper and Jazz to complete the Moon Base crews :grin:

a strong possibility since Volkswagen is on board and Volkswagen owns Porsche and Jazz and Cliffjumper are Porsches


TakaraTomy would need separate licenses for those models tho. Also, Volkswagen itself does not own Porsche, rather both Volkswagen and Porsche are brands that fall under the same parent company called Volkswagen Group. Coincidentally Lamborghini also falls under it. I'm sensing a trend here. :-?

Right i meant Volkswagen Group naturally, its still a possibility.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559084)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 21st, 2014 @ 3:10am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Bumblebee and Spike are looking nice, now we need a Cliffjumper and Jazz to complete the Moon Base crews :grin:

a strong possibility since Volkswagen is on board and Volkswagen owns Porsche and Jazz and Cliffjumper are Porsches


TakaraTomy would need separate licenses for those models tho. Also, Volkswagen itself does not own Porsche, rather both Volkswagen and Porsche are brands that fall under the same parent company called Volkswagen Group. Coincidentally Lamborghini also falls under it. I'm sensing a trend here. :-?

Same thing, Volkswagen Group is the current official company name, like The Coca Cola Company is the legal name for Coca Cola.
We call Hasbro Inc just Hasbro, doesn't mean that they're two companies and one of them is the parent company.

And to expand on that. Volkswagen does not directly own Lamborgini, it is owned by Audi, which in turn is owned by VW. The thing is, all those companies still function as their own companies with their respective owners being able to veto decisions on product.
So if Porsche does not want to sell their license, Volkswagen can't make them.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559087)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 21st, 2014 @ 4:11am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:So if Porsche does not want to sell their license, Volkswagen can't make them.


While that may be true, Porsche is not as hard a nut to crack as VW. Their main concern with licencing back in the BT/Alt days wasn't so much with war toys as with reflecting the lifestyle they try to represent. A straight 935 Turbo with their racing layout should be fine. Probably. Hopefully.


It better be.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559628)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 24th, 2014 @ 3:40am CDT
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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.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559635)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 24th, 2014 @ 5:49am CDT
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.

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (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: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (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: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (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: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (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.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559691)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on March 24th, 2014 @ 9:54am CDT
AWESOME !
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559695)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 9:59am CDT
MR Optimus Prime wrote:AWESOME !
Amazon Japan exclusive. :P
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (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:

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559716)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
Hrmmm... not quite as show-accurate as I had hoped. :|
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (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: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (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: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (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: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (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: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559733)
Posted by megatronus on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:03am CDT
"Junk in the Trunk Bumblebee"
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559737)
Posted by Rated X on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:30am CDT
The backpack from hell ! :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (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: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (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: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559743)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
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.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559745)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:55am CDT
Amelie wrote: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.


What gimmick are you referring to?
Re: Takara Tomy MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Collector Coin Available for Pre-Order (1559746)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on March 24th, 2014 @ 11:56am CDT
Amelie wrote: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.



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.

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