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Transformers Collection 2007 - Review

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 10:51AM CDT

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One of the great perks of living in Japan is being able to get Japanese Transformers and products as soon as they are released. And if you haven't guessed already - I live in Japan; so last week I picked up the new Transformers Collection 2007, by Dengeki Hobby Books.

The book, itself, is 95 pages long and includes Transformers from Takara from 2004 - 2007. The book is divided into five sections:
Part 1 - Movie 2007
Part 2 - KISS Players
Part 3 - Technical Transformers
Part 4 - Various Transformers
Part 5 - Transformers Extras


Not much is known about this book (partly because it is written in Japanese); but don't let that stop you from picking it up. Large, clear, and colorful pictures fill the entire book and are printed on fine quality paper. The figures are laid out according to their toy number. Each character has a stats listing and description. The photos show the figures in robot mode, alt mode, close-up head shots, gimmicks, and automorph features. There is also lots of concept art, which add hours of interest even for non-Japanese readers.

MP Megatron - Concept art
Note: opening chest, the Heart of Cybertron and Spark, the Key to Vector Sigma, and the gun and dagger hilt store in the leg compartments




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Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406480)
Posted by Maniac23 on October 17th, 2007 @ 11:01am CDT
I have Masterpiece Megatron right in front of me right now and can categorically say that the chest does not open. If anything the chest is hollow when you look up through the space and gives no indication of there being anything in there even remotely resembling the images above.

That got my hopes up for a second lol.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406483)
Posted by Stormrider on October 17th, 2007 @ 11:02am CDT
Sid Burn wrote:
Zeds wrote:Awesome read and great pics. Found out some things that I did not know about. This being the key one which blew me away:

Note: opening chest, the Heart of Cybertron and Spark, the Key to Vector Sigma, and the gun and dagger hilt store in the leg compartments


Is that actually a feature? My MP05 is packed away because I am moving, but can someone confirm that the chest does open and all these items are present inside?
I dont remember seeing any way to open his chest compartment.

Or are these just concepts that never came to be?


Sadly they are only concepts and were never put into effect.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406488)
Posted by Leonardo on October 17th, 2007 @ 11:04am CDT
For some reason, Megatron's head looks better in the drawings than on the finished product.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406491)
Posted by Kimmer on October 17th, 2007 @ 11:05am CDT
i wish mp megs really looked like that.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406501)
Posted by Tigertrack on October 17th, 2007 @ 11:13am CDT
Thanks for sharing. I want a Mustang convertible Megs!!!! 8)

Dig some of those crazy designs for the shoes!
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406505)
Posted by Insurgent on October 17th, 2007 @ 11:15am CDT
Thanks for this. The opening chest, Spark and Heart of Cybertron would have been too sweet. Imagine if you posed TM Megatron infront of this guy and opened his chest. Such an iconic scene recreated to scale (ish).

I love seeing concept art and production models, getting an insight of what could have been and how they reached the final product.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406520)
Posted by Vegitron on October 17th, 2007 @ 11:27am CDT
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406558)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 17th, 2007 @ 11:50am CDT
Brilliant concepts! I wish Meg's chest could open up, but I guess that'd be stretching an already stretched mold.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406720)
Posted by Down_Shift on October 17th, 2007 @ 1:25pm CDT
Hook a brotha up, I love that sort of thing.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406834)
Posted by mpchi on October 17th, 2007 @ 2:26pm CDT
I got this book too. Its a very nice book, but wish its more extensive. I was hoping it would have covered some old G1 stuff, as well as others, sort of like a brief histroy of TF toys, but no. Just whatever that is current, and the BT, Alt, and MP, with the Movie toys being the center stage. But I do enjoy it a lot still.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406887)
Posted by Vegitron on October 17th, 2007 @ 3:01pm CDT
Do you have a copy of
Transformers: Identification and Price Guide by Mark Bellomo ?

That is another excellent book covering almost all the G1 toys released in the USA. And it's in English. :)


mpchi wrote:I got this book too. Its a very nice book, but wish its more extensive. I was hoping it would have covered some old G1 stuff, as well as others, sort of like a brief histroy of TF toys, but no. Just whatever that is current, and the BT, Alt, and MP, with the Movie toys being the center stage. But I do enjoy it a lot still.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (406923)
Posted by mpchi on October 17th, 2007 @ 3:29pm CDT
Vegitron wrote:Do you have a copy of
Transformers: Identification and Price Guide by Mark Bellomo ?

That is another excellent book covering almost all the G1 toys released in the USA. And it's in English. :)


No I don't have that. But might have seen it before at bookstore. I can actually read some Japanese, and I always like their book layout and nicer pictures. But if I come across that book you mentioned, I might take a look if its worth getting. Thanks.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (407042)
Posted by Stormrider on October 17th, 2007 @ 4:47pm CDT
I would have preferred the opening chest and spark instead of the pistol and dagger. I wonder if the chest was conceived to also hold the matrix. :-?

It is also interesting to see that Megatron's cannon is smaller in the picture than the actual one.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (407141)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 17th, 2007 @ 5:25pm CDT
I would love an English copy! And your right, Japan does get alot of cool stuff!!!!!
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (407148)
Posted by DavidBeoulve on October 17th, 2007 @ 5:26pm CDT
Man I wish some of those guys would be made into real toys. They look great, easy to transform and more durable, unlike the movie toys :P

We own a few and for actual (careful) RPG play they just stink compared to Classics. "Okay, I need to transform (Leader Class Prime) Ultra Magnus this turn. *5 minutes later* Where were we?"

Classics? No problem.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (407149)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 17th, 2007 @ 5:26pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:I would have preferred the opening chest and spark instead of the pistol and dagger. I wonder if the chest was conceived to also hold the matrix. :-?

It is also interesting to see that Megatron's cannon is smaller in the picture than the actual one.


Yeah, but all that would have made sense :lol:
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (407180)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 17th, 2007 @ 5:36pm CDT
Thanks for the Pics Stormrider, looks like a nice little book to have for future reference!
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (407573)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on October 17th, 2007 @ 9:21pm CDT
Did I not say waaaaaay before Megs was even in development that he needed a spark & Key to Vector Sigma would've been bitchin features for a MP Megatron!?! Well, I did. The Heart of Cybertron wasn't that big of a deal.....but this would've been awesome. *sigh* Oh well. This just means more for major kitbasher to do.....hehe
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (407852)
Posted by Professor Smooth on October 17th, 2007 @ 11:19pm CDT
Thanks for the review! I passed one this when I saw it because it was polybagged and didn't want to gamble 3,000 en. Now I'm reconsidering.
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (407987)
Posted by Alex Kingdom on October 18th, 2007 @ 1:32am CDT
Love al the extra detail on the MP Megatron design, shame it never got implemented. Seeing those pics of the Kiss Players line just makes me sad that it appears to have ended, I was hoping we'd at least get Legion before it all fell to pieces.

Yours AK
Re: Transformers Collection 2007 - Review (408004)
Posted by Stormrider on October 18th, 2007 @ 1:50am CDT
Alex Kingdom wrote:Love al the extra detail on the MP Megatron design, shame it never got implemented. Seeing those pics of the Kiss Players line just makes me sad that it appears to have ended, I was hoping we'd at least get Legion before it all fell to pieces.

Yours AK


I wonder if the Megatron with the Mustang body would have been used for the Legion. The heads look rather similar.
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