Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 5:50am CST

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Fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath has spotted over on the Dengeki Hobby website the full box art for the upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (the Second Coming), which shows off both robot and gun mode, plus the award that the line has recently won (as covered here). Check it out for yourselves below!

Transformers News: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron

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Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1845677)
Posted by The7thParallel on December 6th, 2016 @ 6:33am CST
Looks like a fan mock-up to me.
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1845696)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 6th, 2016 @ 8:47am CST
Better quality from Amazon Japan --

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Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1845697)
Posted by Cobotron on December 6th, 2016 @ 8:54am CST
That painting is AMAZING. Love how, stylistically, it hearkens back to the Japanese catalog art of old.

And Primal riding Leo is about as awesome as it gets! :lol:
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1845712)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 6th, 2016 @ 10:10am CST
I'm surprised they didn't use the box art-based pose for the packaging, instead of the pose where he's doing The Mario.
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1845797)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 6th, 2016 @ 5:44pm CST
Guido wrote:Also, the G1 comic is written by Simon Furman (with art by me) :D



:BOWDOWN: :x
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1845799)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 6th, 2016 @ 5:48pm CST
The7thParallel wrote:Looks like a fan mock-up to me.


Which one?
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1845858)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on December 6th, 2016 @ 10:32pm CST
The7thParallel wrote:Looks like a fan mock-up to me.


Thought the same thing...
It could be legit, but obviously this isn't printed... If this is the real deal, it's just an electronic version.
Just looks a bit too sharp with the focus.
At the same time, this wouldn't be all that difficult to piece together in Ps.
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1845885)
Posted by BumbleDouche on December 7th, 2016 @ 4:07am CST
Well there wont be any plausible deniability regarding the alt. mode when trying to sneak that mother through customs.
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846044)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 7th, 2016 @ 6:27pm CST
MegaDump wrote:Well there wont be any plausible deniability regarding the alt. mode when trying to sneak that mother through customs.


Pray that the customs examiner is not bereft of common sense.
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846060)
Posted by nycPrime on December 7th, 2016 @ 8:09pm CST
MegaDump wrote:Well there wont be any plausible deniability regarding the alt. mode when trying to sneak that mother through customs.

LOL. I had preordered mine through A-E after it was mentioned that they'd insert the orange plug free of charge. I was still debating if I wanted them to go that route, and was leaning against it since a few folks including Seiberton mentioned that they never had issues importing without the plug. But after seeing that box, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have them insert it.
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846061)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on December 7th, 2016 @ 8:14pm CST
nycPrime wrote:
MegaDump wrote:Well there wont be any plausible deniability regarding the alt. mode when trying to sneak that mother through customs.

LOL. I had preordered mine through A-E after it was mentioned that they'd insert the orange plug free of charge. I was still debating if I wanted them to go that route, and was leaning against it since a few folks including Seiberton mentioned that they never had issues importing without the plug. But after seeing that box, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have them insert it.

mp-05 had a pic of the gun on his box.
x-transbots cares. they put no gun images on the box and they pre-inserted orange caps at the factory so people could keep him mib.
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846063)
Posted by SpaceKaseJase on December 7th, 2016 @ 8:33pm CST
I, myself, ordered from A-E last week; after a few emails with CS, I decided to allow them to insert the orange plug. They even mentioned about possibly using a certain tape that can easily be removed:

"we do carefully the job, however whole risk is on us. If the product gets damaged, we will replace it. We are still checking about what to use, one option would be easy orange tape (easily removable)."
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846075)
Posted by nycPrime on December 7th, 2016 @ 9:08pm CST
SpaceKaseJase wrote:I, myself, ordered from A-E last week; after a few emails with CS, I decided to allow them to insert the orange plug. They even mentioned about possibly using a certain tape that can easily be removed:

"we do carefully the job, however whole risk is on us. If the product gets damaged, we will replace it. We are still checking about what to use, one option would be easy orange tape (easily removable)."

I assume we have until they receive the product to decide if we want them to insert the plug? Easily removable orange tape would be awesome.
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846079)
Posted by SpaceKaseJase on December 7th, 2016 @ 9:33pm CST
Yup--I, for one, don't want to take any chances. I told CS to include the plug. They did it before with MP-05, so they have experience with it.
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846124)
Posted by BumbleDouche on December 8th, 2016 @ 4:01am CST
nycPrime wrote:
MegaDump wrote:Well there wont be any plausible deniability regarding the alt. mode when trying to sneak that mother through customs.

LOL. I had preordered mine through A-E after it was mentioned that they'd insert the orange plug free of charge. I was still debating if I wanted them to go that route, and was leaning against it since a few folks including Seiberton mentioned that they never had issues importing without the plug. But after seeing that box, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have them insert it.


That's all well and good for American collectors... But here in Australia, it's illegal to even own a pretend "replica" gun without a gun license & importing this would be problematic at best. When Australian customers tried to import the first MP-Megatron, they were almost all seized by customs & destroyed, barring the select few who elected to pay the exorbitant, life-long upkeep on a license & pre-warned customs officials regarding their purchase.
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846211)
Posted by SpaceKaseJase on December 8th, 2016 @ 2:09pm CST
That totally sucks, bro. I assume those who imported MP-05 never got their money back, right? That is the most absurd, asinine thing I've ever heard of. Even our customs laws are ridiculous when it comes to toys that resemble guns.
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846230)
Posted by nycPrime on December 8th, 2016 @ 3:09pm CST
MegaDump wrote:That's all well and good for American collectors... But here in Australia, it's illegal to even own a pretend "replica" gun without a gun license & importing this would be problematic at best. When Australian customers tried to import the first MP-Megatron, they were almost all seized by customs & destroyed, barring the select few who elected to pay the exorbitant, life-long upkeep on a license & pre-warned customs officials regarding their purchase.

It sounds like importing it yourself through a Japanese retailer is a huge risk not worth taking. Where does that leave you and/or other Australian TF collectors? Does it mean you either have to go through the legal (and expensive) way of obtaining it, or more realistically not having it in your collection? Or are there other means?
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846291)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 8th, 2016 @ 7:20pm CST
MegaDump wrote:
nycPrime wrote:
MegaDump wrote:Well there wont be any plausible deniability regarding the alt. mode when trying to sneak that mother through customs.

LOL. I had preordered mine through A-E after it was mentioned that they'd insert the orange plug free of charge. I was still debating if I wanted them to go that route, and was leaning against it since a few folks including Seiberton mentioned that they never had issues importing without the plug. But after seeing that box, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have them insert it.


That's all well and good for American collectors... But here in Australia, it's illegal to even own a pretend "replica" gun without a gun license & importing this would be problematic at best. When Australian customers tried to import the first MP-Megatron, they were almost all seized by customs & destroyed, barring the select few who elected to pay the exorbitant, life-long upkeep on a license & pre-warned customs officials regarding their purchase.


What about Burn's method? Or are the rules dependent on a particular state there?
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846571)
Posted by BumbleDouche on December 11th, 2016 @ 5:26am CST
fenrir72 wrote:
MegaDump wrote:
nycPrime wrote:
MegaDump wrote:Well there wont be any plausible deniability regarding the alt. mode when trying to sneak that mother through customs.

LOL. I had preordered mine through A-E after it was mentioned that they'd insert the orange plug free of charge. I was still debating if I wanted them to go that route, and was leaning against it since a few folks including Seiberton mentioned that they never had issues importing without the plug. But after seeing that box, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have them insert it.


That's all well and good for American collectors... But here in Australia, it's illegal to even own a pretend "replica" gun without a gun license & importing this would be problematic at best. When Australian customers tried to import the first MP-Megatron, they were almost all seized by customs & destroyed, barring the select few who elected to pay the exorbitant, life-long upkeep on a license & pre-warned customs officials regarding their purchase.


What about Burn's method? Or are the rules dependent on a particular state there?


In my state, even owning Apollyon (which I somehow managed to sneak through customs via eBay) would require a special gun license & "letter of approval" from the local police commissioner, allowing me to retain possession (even if he innocently stands in robot mode on my bookshelf, as he does). This "license" costs about $300AUD & expires every 3 years, meaning you have to repeat the process in perpetuity (or however long you keep your "devastating weapon of mass destruction") & (now that you've informed the police about your owning it), you cannot sell it to a third party if that party is not also in possession of those same ridiculous credentials.

Fortunately, I got away with "illegally" obtaining Apollyon, but frankly, the official release doesn't look *that* much better to my eye, so I wont bother taking additional unnecessary risks. Further, if someone were to break into my house & steal Apollyon, somehow transform him without the instructions (good luck!) & were to attempt to hold up a bank or something, I could be held liable for not declaring it as a "replica weapon." How do you like them apples?! :CON:
Re: Box Art for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron (1846636)
Posted by SpaceKaseJase on December 11th, 2016 @ 8:33pm CST
Bro, there are no words...

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