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Takara Tomy Transformers MP-20 Wheeljack Line Art - Dengeki Magazine Scans

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-20 Wheeljack Line Art - Dengeki Magazine Scans

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Thanks to Japanese hobby site TAG Hobby, we have another batch of scans, and it's the Dengeki Hobby magazine. Featured inside are some images of the lineart for the upcoming Masterpiece Wheeljack figure, including another shot of its prototype. Check it out below!

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-20 Wheeljack Line Art - Dengeki Magazine Scans (1545109)
Posted by AnnaChristine on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:48pm CST
Cooooome oooooon Sunstreaker reshell. :pray:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-20 Wheeljack Line Art - Dengeki Magazine Scans (1545132)
Posted by EagleTron on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:25pm CST
The untappered thicker knees and thighs on the line art looks better than the prototype. That's the only thing that I can nit-pick at.
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Posted by warzon3 on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:33pm CST
I'm starting to really hate those hands, nowhere in g1 does Jack have hands that look like that. these are more of a classics updated interpretation of his hand guards/shield
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Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 25th, 2014 @ 11:50pm CST
I like where the wheels go on his back and hide away, very cool.
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Posted by Burn on January 26th, 2014 @ 12:47am CST
warzon3 wrote:I'm starting to really hate those hands, nowhere in g1 does Jack have hands that look like that. these are more of a classics updated interpretation of his hand guards/shield


If anything it's more an updated interpretation of his G1 toy with the guards/shields shifting from behind to the sides.

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Posted by Arctorro on January 26th, 2014 @ 2:44am CST
Burn wrote:
warzon3 wrote:I'm starting to really hate those hands, nowhere in g1 does Jack have hands that look like that. these are more of a classics updated interpretation of his hand guards/shield


If anything it's more an updated interpretation of his G1 toy with the guards/shields shifting from behind to the sides.
And is most likely a necessary compromise so the hands are covered in alt mode. If that and the 'thin' thighs are the only compromises, then there really isn't anything much to complain about considering the liberties taken by the G1 animators >:oP
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Posted by warzon3 on January 26th, 2014 @ 3:42am CST
But like the toy they should be at the bottom, or at at least they should not be angled and come to a sharp point. There is also this raised circle detailing on the hand guards that really take away from the g1 look.
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Posted by Doc bot on January 26th, 2014 @ 11:27am CST
I really like how they still sketch these designs out by hand rather than relying purely on CAD and CG. You can really see how the transformations are thought out.
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Posted by El Duque on January 27th, 2014 @ 10:10pm CST
Following up his earlier comparison tweet of MP-20 Wheeljack with MP-12 Sideswipe, MP-18 Bluestreak, and MP-Smokescreen, Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui has revealed the group in robot mode. However, MP-17 Prowl has replaced MP-Smokescreen for this shot. Check em out below!

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-20 Wheeljack Line Art - Dengeki Magazine Scans (1545634)
Posted by TimothyR on January 27th, 2014 @ 10:50pm CST
man.. this is going to be way way WAY too long of a wait.

he looks almost perfect.. as usual.

i really hope we see teasers or prototypes of bumblebee and magnus soon.

i am surprised that he didn't flatten out prowl's feet.. they're very articulated and would've easily been able to sit flush on the ground.. not to mention i don't see his heal flipped out.. odd for someone who designed it to overlook that.
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Posted by mesh on January 27th, 2014 @ 11:44pm CST
warzon3 wrote:I'm starting to really hate those hands, nowhere in g1 does Jack have hands that look like that. these are more of a classics updated interpretation of his hand guards/shield

Image

Suck it noob!
Now stop your complaining!
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Posted by fenrir72 on January 27th, 2014 @ 11:56pm CST
End of August............an eternity too long............
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Posted by Burn on January 28th, 2014 @ 2:13am CST
fenrir72 wrote:End of August............an eternity too long............


Oh come on, you know you would have waited an eternity for this ... Image
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Posted by frogbat on January 28th, 2014 @ 3:49am CST
after holding back on the masterpieces i caved in and got smokescreen, now i'll chase sideswipe. So i for one am glad wheeljack will be a while, gives me a breather to pick up some of the new generations figures
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Posted by megatronus on January 28th, 2014 @ 8:03am CST
TimothyR wrote:he looks almost perfect.. as usual.
:DANCE:

TimothyR wrote:i really hope we see teasers or prototypes of bumblebee and magnus soon.
Same. I assume we'll see some 'Bee test shots in month or so.

TimothyR wrote:i am surprised that he didn't flatten out prowl's feet.. they're very articulated and would've easily been able to sit flush on the ground.. not to mention i don't see his heal flipped out.. odd for someone who designed it to overlook that.
Hmmm... :-?

mesh wrote:Suck it noob!
Now stop your complaining!
:lol:

Burn wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:End of August............an eternity too long............
Oh come on, you know you would have waited an eternity for this ... Image
:lol: :lol: :lol:

frogbat wrote:after holding back on the masterpieces i caved in and got smokescreen, now i'll chase sideswipe. So i for one am glad wheeljack will be a while, gives me a breather to pick up some of the new generations figures
No need to chase! 2nd Production run of Sideswipe will be at the major retailers this March. Preorders are up at:
BBTS - http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
TFsource - http://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-12-sideswipe-2nd/
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-20 Wheeljack Line Art - Dengeki Magazine Scans (1545725)
Posted by AutoBorst on January 28th, 2014 @ 9:44am CST
Looks great, now where are pics of this so-called Masterpiece Ultra Magnus we've been hearing about?
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Posted by Stormrider on January 28th, 2014 @ 4:45pm CST
The scale looks great.
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Posted by El Duque on January 28th, 2014 @ 10:35pm CST
Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui continues to tweet new images of the Transformers Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack prototype, this evening we get a little closer look at shoulder mounted weapon. His Magnetic Inducer Shell can at very least be removed from the launcher, possibly fired. Image mirrored below.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-20 Wheeljack Line Art - Dengeki Magazine Scans (1546016)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 28th, 2014 @ 10:57pm CST
Torture! I can't wait to see colored pics! Btw, I have a bad feeling that this will not make the end of August release.
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Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 28th, 2014 @ 10:58pm CST
Given the size difference between him and MP Frenzy, reenacting his famous use of this weapon in Marvel US#9 will seem kind of mean. But if it actually fires, that's what's happening as soon as he's out of the box.
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Posted by Torneira on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:06am CST
fenrir72 wrote:Torture! I can't wait to see colored pics! Btw, I have a bad feeling that this will not make the end of August release.


Here's a good indication how he would look :D
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Posted by Torneira on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:10am CST
Torneira wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Torture! I can't wait to see colored pics! Btw, I have a bad feeling that this will not make the end of August release.


Here's a good indication how he would look :D


Hmm, my picture didn't load up, so here 's the link to it:


http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attachmen ... ckdigi.jpg
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Posted by Torneira on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:12am CST
Torneira wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Torture! I can't wait to see colored pics! Btw, I have a bad feeling that this will not make the end of August release.


Here's a good indication how he would look :D


Hmm, my picture didn't load up, so here 's the link to it:


http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attachmen ... ckdigi.jpg
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers MP-20 Wheeljack Line Art - Dengeki Magazine Scans (1546055)
Posted by Burn on January 29th, 2014 @ 1:42am CST
I've been holding this back for a while but I'm going to say it.

I know they're going for cartoon accuracy but I really did love the double shoulder mounted launchers that the G1 toy had.
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Posted by parc.elohssa on January 29th, 2014 @ 2:31am CST
Burn wrote:I've been holding this back for a while but I'm going to say it.

I know they're going for cartoon accuracy but I really did love the double shoulder mounted launchers that the G1 toy had.


I'm sure someone like Dr. Wu or Before & After will fill this need. :-)
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Posted by AnnaChristine on January 29th, 2014 @ 5:44am CST
Burn wrote:I've been holding this back for a while but I'm going to say it.

I know they're going for cartoon accuracy but I really did love the double shoulder mounted launchers that the G1 toy had.


You're gonna think I'm crazy, but I'd really like someone to give us the toy head. Even as a kid I thought the cartoon eyes thing was dorky compared to the medieval-knight visor the toy had.
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Posted by Burn on January 29th, 2014 @ 5:53am CST
AnnaChristine wrote:
Burn wrote:I've been holding this back for a while but I'm going to say it.

I know they're going for cartoon accuracy but I really did love the double shoulder mounted launchers that the G1 toy had.


You're gonna think I'm crazy, but I'd really like someone to give us the toy head. Even as a kid I thought the cartoon eyes thing was dorky compared to the medieval-knight visor the toy had.


I've looked but ... I can't see a difference.
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Posted by AnnaChristine on January 29th, 2014 @ 8:54am CST
The toy head has no eyes. The mouthpiece is in fact the entire face. Always loved the masked look it gave him :P
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Posted by megatronus on January 29th, 2014 @ 9:54am CST
fenrir72 wrote:Torture! I can't wait to see colored pics! Btw, I have a bad feeling that this will not make the end of August release.

At the point where we're seeing test shots 7 months in advance, I think the August date is for real.

Remember, this was rumored to be for Q2 2014, so I think (hope) the official August release date is already the pushed back, final date.
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Posted by frogbat on January 29th, 2014 @ 10:12am CST
megatronus wrote:
frogbat wrote:after holding back on the masterpieces i caved in and got smokescreen, now i'll chase sideswipe. So i for one am glad wheeljack will be a while, gives me a breather to pick up some of the new generations figures
No need to chase! 2nd Production run of Sideswipe will be at the major retailers this March. Preorders are up at:
BBTS - http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
TFsource - http://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-12-sideswipe-2nd/



postage rates are very high for me so i always have to hunt around different retailers and ebay :(

think i'll go with kapow on this one
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Posted by warzon3 on January 29th, 2014 @ 12:01pm CST
mesh wrote:
warzon3 wrote:I'm starting to really hate those hands, nowhere in g1 does Jack have hands that look like that. these are more of a classics updated interpretation of his hand guards/shield

Image

Suck it noob!
Now stop your complaining!



I'm not saying WJ doesn't have the hand guards, I'm saying the one on MP WJ look nothing like the g1 toon or toy.
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Posted by TimothyR on January 29th, 2014 @ 4:52pm CST
Burn wrote:
AnnaChristine wrote:
Burn wrote:I've been holding this back for a while but I'm going to say it.

I know they're going for cartoon accuracy but I really did love the double shoulder mounted launchers that the G1 toy had.


You're gonna think I'm crazy, but I'd really like someone to give us the toy head. Even as a kid I thought the cartoon eyes thing was dorky compared to the medieval-knight visor the toy had.


I've looked but ... I can't see a difference.


yeah.. i see two eyes on the toy.

warzon3 wrote:
mesh wrote:
warzon3 wrote:I'm starting to really hate those hands, nowhere in g1 does Jack have hands that look like that. these are more of a classics updated interpretation of his hand guards/shield

Image

Suck it noob!
Now stop your complaining!



I'm not saying WJ doesn't have the hand guards, I'm saying the one on MP WJ look nothing like the g1 toon or toy.


do you like MP10?
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Posted by warzon3 on January 29th, 2014 @ 5:58pm CST
This has nothing to do with MP-10.

I'll need to be convinced that WJ's hands are that way because of the transformation. Otherwise it shouldn't have been that hard to match the toon and G1 toy model for the hands and those stupid wrist guards.

They should have just gotten rid of them to begin with in the MP design. He didn't always have them in the g1 animation, it depended on the scene and episode.
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Posted by Stormrider on January 29th, 2014 @ 6:14pm CST
Finally missile launches again.

In the pic on the last page, the drawing shows the back of Wheeljack's legs as covered. I really hope that stays that way. One of my peeves of the MP cars is the hollow legs.
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Posted by AnnaChristine on January 29th, 2014 @ 6:50pm CST
Image

Toy head. No eyes :P Which I always preferred to the cartoon head ~flails arms~
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Posted by Cyberpath on January 30th, 2014 @ 4:53am CST
His eyes make him look more relatable; optics being the window to the laser core and all.
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Posted by Burn on January 30th, 2014 @ 5:10am CST
AnnaChristine wrote:Image

Toy head. No eyes :P Which I always preferred to the cartoon head ~flails arms~


I really hadn't noticed until now.

Can't get on board with your crusade though, definitely like the eyes. Image
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Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2014 @ 8:06am CST
Yeah, without the eyes, he looks mean.

Like someone who'd nonchalantly beat you into a pulp.
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Posted by Dead Metal on January 30th, 2014 @ 10:21am CST
warzon3 wrote:This has nothing to do with MP-10.

I'll need to be convinced that WJ's hands are that way because of the transformation. Otherwise it shouldn't have been that hard to match the toon and G1 toy model for the hands and those stupid wrist guards.

They should have just gotten rid of them to begin with in the MP design. He didn't always have them in the g1 animation, it depended on the scene and episode.

His hands are like that due to the transformation, look at the drawing and the prototype again, you'll notice how his hand guards are the taillights of the car-mode.

AnnaChristine wrote:Image

Toy head. No eyes :P Which I always preferred to the cartoon head ~flails arms~

Kinda cool, but I think the eyes are supposed to be behind the grill battle mask, kinda like this
Image
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Posted by fenrir72 on January 31st, 2014 @ 6:05pm CST
I also remember back in WWI, DonFig illustrated him in 2 ways, no optics in combat mode (like DM's pics of a knight's visor down) and optics out when conversing in a more safe situation. Maybe a 3rd party accessory would be made to simulate the effect?

Cyberpath's statement says it all, the eyes/optics humanizes the nerdy hotrodder.
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Posted by Autobot Genocide on February 2nd, 2014 @ 10:44am CST
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Posted by wilcosu35 on February 2nd, 2014 @ 11:02am CST
holy crap, is that an official picture?
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Posted by ScoutBumblebee on February 2nd, 2014 @ 11:03am CST
wilcosu35 wrote:holy crap, is that an official picture?

Nope, just very impressive fan art.
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Posted by wilcosu35 on February 2nd, 2014 @ 11:10am CST
ScoutBumblebee wrote:
wilcosu35 wrote:holy crap, is that an official picture?

Nope, just very impressive fan art.



damn :-(
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Posted by Dead Metal on February 2nd, 2014 @ 1:10pm CST
ScoutBumblebee wrote:
wilcosu35 wrote:holy crap, is that an official picture?

Nope, just very impressive fan art.

Thought so too, it's pretty unlikely that the official promo work would feature the figure in the exact same pose and angle as the unpainted prototype. Including it's flaws, well assuming the crack on the chest is a flaw.
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Posted by Sabrblade on February 2nd, 2014 @ 2:44pm CST
And a Japanese release wouldn't have the function of "Mechanical Engineer", which is more of a homage to the third Energon-Os video.

Simply "Engineer" is probably what it would say. Or "Technician". ;)
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Posted by Autobot032 on February 3rd, 2014 @ 2:28am CST
Dead Metal wrote:
ScoutBumblebee wrote:
wilcosu35 wrote:holy crap, is that an official picture?

Nope, just very impressive fan art.

Thought so too, it's pretty unlikely that the official promo work would feature the figure in the exact same pose and angle as the unpainted prototype. Including it's flaws, well assuming the crack on the chest is a flaw.


I think the crack on the chest is intentional. The original car has gullwing doors, if I'm remembering correctly. Perhaps they're trying to replicate it. Or at the very least, maybe the chest opens in that manner to allow kibble n' bits to move around for transformation.
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Posted by deception on February 3rd, 2014 @ 2:34am CST
I have been loving race cars so much, honestly, yes.
Waiting for the release date.
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Posted by Dead Metal on February 3rd, 2014 @ 5:55am CST
Autobot032 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
ScoutBumblebee wrote:
wilcosu35 wrote:holy crap, is that an official picture?

Nope, just very impressive fan art.

Thought so too, it's pretty unlikely that the official promo work would feature the figure in the exact same pose and angle as the unpainted prototype. Including it's flaws, well assuming the crack on the chest is a flaw.


I think the crack on the chest is intentional. The original car has gullwing doors, if I'm remembering correctly. Perhaps they're trying to replicate it. Or at the very least, maybe the chest opens in that manner to allow kibble n' bits to move around for transformation.

I also thought that it was the doors, but then I noticed how the crack follows just one of the doors while the left is just a solid piece with the chest.

But it might still be something for the transformation, I guess we'll see once we get in hand pics.
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Posted by Va'al on February 25th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CST
Courtesy of the Snakas blog from Autobase Aichi, we are able to get a glimpse of a feature from issue 193 of Figure King, in which Takara Designer Shogo Hasui reveals some elements of the upcoming Transformers Masterpiece Wheeljack figure. Read on below for an attempted translation of the original, found here.

(The article also lists other highlights from the magazine, including a special Tomy licensed Transformers iPhone 5 case).

* The interpretation of Wheeljack's transformation was rather 'arcane' (new? innovative?).
* "Structure of the head and waist became great way stuffing"
* The removable shoulder cannon can be installed in the vehicle mode roof.
* The hand gun can be stored in the figure's 'underbody' (?).
* The wings on the robot's back are transformable, and do not need to be removed.
* Thansk to the Tomica branch of the company (model cars), the licensing was a lot easier to negotiate with car manufacturers.
* Color of the car mode is faithful to the actual vehicle. On the other hand, the robot mode colors are closer to the cartoon.
* Thanks to the sale numbers for MP- Lambor to Streak, they were able to add new parts to Smokescreen, and Wheeljack was developed without having to consider repurposing.
* The first three realistic cars of the Masterpiece line were supposed to become 'super cars'.

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