Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 9:14AM CDT

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Huge Takara Tomy Masterpiece news from site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store! Last weekend during the Tokyo Toy Show the Takara Tomy Transformers team said that the license for MP-20 had been very difficult for them to obtain, which lead to immediate speculation that MP-20 would be Bumblebee with his long sought after Volkswagen Beetle vehicle mode. That turns out to be very close to the mark, Bumblebee has been revealed as MP-21. MP-20 will be Wheeljack! Both figures are currently scheduled for to release in the second quarter of 2014 with $79.99 price tags. They've also listed their pre-order for MP-12G G2 Sideswipe, which is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014 for $89.99.

Please note that these are preliminary listings.

Re: MP-20 Masterpiece Wheeljack & MP-21 Masterpieceb Bumblebee


Hi - we've just learned of preliminary information regarding exciting new Takara Masterpiece figures!

MP-20 Masterpiece Wheeljack
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

MP-12G Masterpiece G2 Sideswipe
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

Note - These are preliminary listings and information is subject to change.

NECA Predators Series 10
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Mattel Fall Barbie Lineup - including Catching Fire
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... rch=barbie

S.H. Figuarts - Sailor Mercury
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

In Stock:

NECA Aliens
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... liens%2001

Fansproject Causality CA-11 Down Force
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

NECA Pacific Rim - Series 01
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Thanks!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com
Credit(s): BBTS
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496714)
Posted by sdn1337 on June 20th, 2013 @ 9:20am CDT
:KREMZEEK:

Yes! This is great!

They'll both be out around the new year probably.

I have to get both figures.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496715)
Posted by Blozor on June 20th, 2013 @ 9:22am CDT
Hey Takara, remember that Decepticons exist, too.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496716)
Posted by Rotoraptor on June 20th, 2013 @ 9:27am CDT
Damn, well I put orders in for all thee within 2 minutes of getting the email alert, but now I can't decide if I want to Cancel my Red Alert order and go with g2 Sideswipe, or go with red alert and skip sideswipe.

Currently I do have Generations Red Alert in my collection, but not a single sideswipe.
I wish we had better photos, not sure how the black deco will look on that alt mode.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496717)
Posted by Rated X on June 20th, 2013 @ 9:27am CDT
This is where the MP line gets tricky. This is where all you people who love legends size mini-bots will finally learn that a Volkswagen Beetle is not really that small. He wont turn into a robot that is your precious "mini-bot" scale, because he is not an Isetta or a golf cart. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496719)
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 20th, 2013 @ 9:31am CDT
Yes yes yes, great news. Mp-20 will be wheeljack (another sports car). I don't care for mp Bumblebee cause I just bought yellow mp-12t and I already have alternity bumblebee which I consider to be my masterpiece bee.

I'm glad that they went with Wheeljack first cause his character in Transformers prime is awesome. I will never forget his one on one fight he had with soundwave in one of the episodes oh and he had a couple more one on ones throughout the series. Wheeljack is always ready to rumble in the jungle. Wheeljack The rebel autobot.

I CANT WAIT TO SEE THAT RACE CAR WHEELJACK FIGURE. Takara must have read my mind and knew that I have not one Wheeljack in my collection.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496721)
Posted by Bowspearer on June 20th, 2013 @ 9:38am CDT
Rated X wrote:He wont turn into a robot that is your precious "mini-bot" scale, because he is not an Isetta or a golf cart. :-?


On the contrary, considering the line is in running with the animation scale guide, it's more than likely that he will. Also, expect that price to be adjusted once a more official announcement hits.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496723)
Posted by Doc bot on June 20th, 2013 @ 9:41am CDT
Great work Takara! I wonder if they also got all the licenses for the race sponsors on Wheeljack's Lancia Stratos. I always found it funny how they changes 'Alitalia' to 'Alitalla' to get passed that. I think that will be indicative of whether we get a real Jazz since he has a lot more race sponsor logos on him (as well as one for a liquor company).

Hoping Bee's price comes down since he's got to be smaller than the rest. Oh well, preordered anyway.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496725)
Posted by Rotoraptor on June 20th, 2013 @ 9:45am CDT
Rated X wrote:This is where the MP line gets tricky. This is where all you people who love legends size mini-bots will finally learn that a Volkswagen Beetle is not really that small. He wont turn into a robot that is your precious "mini-bot" scale, because he is not an Isetta or a golf cart. :-?


I don't see that as a bad thing in the least, I know having him tiny is "cute" but, IMHO giant transforming robots shouldn't be cute. I'd rather him be in scale, instead of a weirdo mini-bot.

Eagleblaster wrote:Takara must have read my mind and knew that I have not one Wheeljack in my collection.


Whoah. You should totally get Generations Wheeljack, he's easily one of my favorite figures and I have like over 200 easy....
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496727)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 20th, 2013 @ 9:48am CDT
Blozor wrote:Hey Takara, remember that Decepticons exist, too.


Then I'll dare you to tell me how many Season 1 'Cons there are ;)

And Wheeljack? :shock: I think I'm gonna faint...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496728)
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 20th, 2013 @ 9:53am CDT
Rotoraptor wrote:
Rated X wrote:This is where the MP line gets tricky. This is where all you people who love legends size mini-bots will finally learn that a Volkswagen Beetle is not really that small. He wont turn into a robot that is your precious "mini-bot" scale, because he is not an Isetta or a golf cart. :-?


I don't see that as a bad thing in the least, I know having him tiny is "cute" but, IMHO giant transforming robots shouldn't be cute. I'd rather him be in scale, instead of a weirdo mini-bot.

Eagleblaster wrote:Takara must have read my mind and knew that I have not one Wheeljack in my collection.


Whoah. You should totally get Generations Wheeljack, he's easily one of my favorite figures and I have like over 200 easy....


Thanks for the advice but sorry I didn't like that short stubby 3" generations wheeljack. And I got about 120 transformers in my collection. Mostly the best of the best from most of the past transformers lines.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496731)
Posted by TimothyR on June 20th, 2013 @ 9:57am CDT
Eagleblaster wrote:Yes yes yes, great news. Mp-20 will be wheeljack (another sports car). I don't care for mp Bumblebee cause I just bought yellow mp-12t and I already have alternity bumblebee which I consider to be my masterpiece bee.

I'm glad that they went with Wheeljack first cause his character in Transformers prime is awesome. I will never forget his one on one fight he had with soundwave in one of the episodes oh and he had a couple more one on ones throughout the series. Wheeljack is always ready to rumble in the jungle. Wheeljack The rebel autobot.

I CANT WAIT TO SEE THAT RACE CAR WHEELJACK FIGURE. Takara must have read my mind and knew that I have not one Wheeljack in my collection.


you do realize that this is dinobot creating scientist wheeljack.. not bad ass sword wielding wheeljack. right? lol

Rotoraptor wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Whoah. You should totally get Generations Wheeljack, he's easily one of my favorite figures and I have like over 200 easy....


no no no, that wheeljack is horrible.. that mold sucks.. it's short, it's fat, and it's ugly. i'll agree that wheeljack looks better than tracks... but if you don't have a wheeljack in your collection and you want one.. definitely go for the prime version. . it's a no brainer.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496732)
Posted by griftimus prime on June 20th, 2013 @ 10:01am CDT
let me guess. a cliffjumper repaint of bb will be made.

this line is such a joke.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496733)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 20th, 2013 @ 10:04am CDT
I just noticed: for all you G2 Marvel comics enthusiasts, G2 Sideswipe will come with his G2 comic weaponry, and even two Spike Tires, his "power" from G2: Redux.

griftimus prime wrote:let me guess. a cliffjumper repaint of bb will be made.

this line is such a joke.


Bumblebee is a Volkswagen. Cliffjumper is a Porsche. Try again.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496734)
Posted by warzon3 on June 20th, 2013 @ 10:05am CDT
Why is Bee $80??????
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496735)
Posted by Lorekeeper on June 20th, 2013 @ 10:06am CDT
I seriously doubt that Bumblebee will be a VW Beetle. Doesn't VW have that strict "no war toys" policy? That's why BB hasn't been an actual Beetle since his first iteration. Has VW changed their tune, or will we get another almost-Bumblebee?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496736)
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 20th, 2013 @ 10:07am CDT
TimothyR wrote:
Eagleblaster wrote:Yes yes yes, great news. Mp-20 will be wheeljack (another sports car). I don't care for mp Bumblebee cause I just bought yellow mp-12t and I already have alternity bumblebee which I consider to be my masterpiece bee.

I'm glad that they went with Wheeljack first cause his character in Transformers prime is awesome. I will never forget his one on one fight he had with soundwave in one of the episodes oh and he had a couple more one on ones throughout the series. Wheeljack is always ready to rumble in the jungle. Wheeljack The rebel autobot.

I CANT WAIT TO SEE THAT RACE CAR WHEELJACK FIGURE. Takara must have read my mind and knew that I have not one Wheeljack in my collection.


you do realize that this is dinobot creating scientist wheeljack.. not bad ass sword wielding wheeljack. right? lol

Rotoraptor wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Whoah. You should totally get Generations Wheeljack, he's easily one of my favorite figures and I have like over 200 easy....


no no no, that wheeljack is horrible.. that mold sucks.. it's short, it's fat, and it's ugly. i'll agree that wheeljack looks better than tracks... but if you don't have a wheeljack in your collection and you want one.. definitely go for the prime version. . it's a no brainer.


I don't know much about g1 characters but if this mp wheeljack looks anything like the prime wheeljack then thats who he will be in My collection. And I don't like the prime wheel jack either cause it didn't have a realistic alt mold and it was bold legged in robot mode and it had no arm out articulation.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496737)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 20th, 2013 @ 10:11am CDT
Lorekeeper wrote:I seriously doubt that Bumblebee will be a VW Beetle. Doesn't VW have that strict "no war toys" policy? That's why BB hasn't been an actual Beetle since his first iteration. Has VW changed their tune, or will we get another almost-Bumblebee?


Lamborghini did as well in 2004 for Binaltech, but now...

And scratch the power comment of mine... :oops:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496739)
Posted by Bowspearer on June 20th, 2013 @ 10:19am CDT
warzon3 wrote:Why is Bee $80??????


He wont be. BBTS is just doing far too premature a preorder yet again before details are finalised. Look at their original listing situation with MP17-MP19.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496742)
Posted by Hotrodimust on June 20th, 2013 @ 10:35am CDT
I really hope bee looks nice and not anything like his g1 counterpart and wheeljack is my second fav autobot
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 and MP-21 Announced: Wheeljack and Bumblebee (1496743)
Posted by Bowspearer on June 20th, 2013 @ 10:37am CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:I really hope bee looks nice and not anything like his g1 counterpart


If you're expecting anything other than G1 cartoon accuracy, then you're in for disappointment.

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