Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased

Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 9:32pm CDT

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Thanks to the Shizuoka Hobby Show, we have our first teaser image of the upcoming Masterpiece Cheetor/Cheetus figure! The image was found by yours truly and it shows off the typical shadowy figure silhouette that we have become used to. A fairly dynamic Cheetah mode can be discerned as can a fairly filled out robot mode with decent limbs and perhaps a bit of a larger torso and shoulder pads. Check out the image mirrored below and sound off in the comments section on how you feel about this next masterpiece. And as always stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your latest Transformers News and Galleries!

Transformers News: Masterpiece Cheetus/Cheetor Confirmed and Teased

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Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788814)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on May 11th, 2016 @ 9:40pm CDT
Holy cannoli.
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788815)
Posted by Kurona on May 11th, 2016 @ 9:54pm CDT
A cheetor... that can turn it's head???
Impossible. No. Has to be fake.
From a pure silhouette standpoint this is looking wonderful. I hope we get to see the prototype soon enough; I don't think there was much between Inferno's silhouette and prototype being shown, was there? Like a month or something?

What's interesting to me is that Cheetor and Inferno are being revealed roundabout the same time. Is it possible that the Beast Wars masterpieces are then being worked on alongside the G1 guys rather than instead; much like how Star Saber was developed?
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788816)
Posted by Emerje on May 11th, 2016 @ 9:55pm CDT
Not sure if that was the best angle for the cat silhouette, it makes his head look huge. Should be interesting to see how they turn his skinny back legs into something substantial for robot mode.

Emerje
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788818)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2016 @ 10:16pm CDT
Unfortunately, these silhouettes look to be from stock photography of Cheetor's CG cartoon model. The beast mode one especially resembles the shape of the art seen on the Telemocha toy's packaging:

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Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788819)
Posted by Railbomb on May 11th, 2016 @ 10:23pm CDT
At first when I saw the silhouette of the beast mode I didn't see it as a turned head but a GIANT head. Like one of those Big Head mode cheats you used to see in games.
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788828)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 11th, 2016 @ 10:33pm CDT
At least it's tentatively considering the BW releases as separate from the main line, as the "X" (pronounced "cross") in "BW 20 X Transformers Masterpiece" usually denotes Crossovers.
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788829)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on May 11th, 2016 @ 10:33pm CDT
Definitely promotional mock-ups, no way he would be that far along in the design process. I am cautiously hopeful (that it'll turn out nicely, and that I'll have a job by the time these start to drop :-s )
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788830)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 11th, 2016 @ 10:34pm CDT
Booooooooooo! 8-}

Joke! Wished it was old rubber ducky first so King Kong and Godzilla would duke it out. At least Primal will have a kid bother to play with.

ETA June 2017?
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788838)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 11th, 2016 @ 11:11pm CDT
this is going to so cool!
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788845)
Posted by Deathsaurus1 on May 12th, 2016 @ 12:26am CDT
WHAT WHY NOT TRANSMUTATE!
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788846)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 12th, 2016 @ 12:36am CDT
Deathsaurus1 wrote:WHAT WHY NOT TRANSMUTATE!


The popular 'bots first I assume.
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788847)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 12th, 2016 @ 1:40am CDT
That twisted derpy looking bot mode silhouette leaves much to be desired. Not like i cared much for Cheetor anyways.

I will say though that i very much appreciate the Beast Era MP possibilities and am definitely excited to see how the MP Beast era figures play out if they carry on further with that aesthetic.
I'll even pick up one or two if they are done proper and produce designs and characters i like.
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788848)
Posted by Kurona on May 12th, 2016 @ 1:43am CDT
Everyone's saying that Dinobot or Megatron might be next; but honestly... I'm thinking Lio Convoy could be a very real possibility.

Also, I think that silhouette is taken straight from the show. I mean, the beast mode is clearly taken from packaging art, so it'd be weird to have a silhouette of the toy in one mode and a silhouette of art of the toy in another.
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788851)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 12th, 2016 @ 2:26am CDT
So cheetor is next up? Got to say I'm a little surprised as I assumed it would be megatron next but this is still good news. Plus we can expect them to redco this one as tigertron. I just wonder how long they will make us wait before we see real pics.
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788932)
Posted by Autobot N on May 12th, 2016 @ 9:56am CDT
If this means that I can get a MP TM Tarantulas, I'M IN.
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1788942)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 12th, 2016 @ 10:05am CDT
Kurona wrote:Also, I think that silhouette is taken straight from the show. I mean, the beast mode is clearly taken from packaging art, so it'd be weird to have a silhouette of the toy in one mode and a silhouette of art of the toy in another.
Thank you for recognizing this. The more people understand that these silhouettes aren't of the toy, the less misinformation is spread. ;)^

I've been looking around trying to find the original non-blackened version of the robot mode image and the closest I can find is the pose Cheetor makes at the end of his stock footage beast-to-robot transformation sequence, only mirrored and at different angles than the one seen in this silhouette.
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1789249)
Posted by xyl360 on May 13th, 2016 @ 4:10am CDT
If I recall correctly (and based on the simple fact that Japan had FAR more BW toys/merchandise, and even shows than the US/other countries), Beast Wars was really popular in Japan during its heyday. Hopefully that means that Takara's decided to push forward with a full line of MPs dedicated to the Beast Wars. Based on that post about them waiting to see how Primal does would seem to indicate otherwise though unfortunately.

Oh well, here's hoping that all those Japanese Beast Wars fans are still as excited and dedicated to collecting the Beast Wars as I am and Takara just can't produce enough Primals, Cheetors and any other BW characters they decide to give the MP treatment to so that they lock in plans to go ahead with the full line (all of season 1, all of season 2/3 (Transmetals, TMIIs etc.) and give us hardcore Beast Wars fans/collectors what we've been dreaming of for so long (especially after the decent, though not perfect teases we got with Generations Rhinox and Waspinator, not to mention Tankor and Legends Blackarachnia): full on perfect show/CG accurate versions of the full Beast Wars cast from all seasons. At least for the US series, though I'd totally be down with buying me some Japanese Beast Wars MPs as well (Lio Convoy, Big Convoy, Longrack, heck, pretty much all of the unique/exclusive BW Neo characters would be good).
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1789351)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 13th, 2016 @ 11:33am CDT
xyl360 wrote:If I recall correctly (and based on the simple fact that Japan had FAR more BW toys/merchandise, and even shows than the US/other countries), Beast Wars was really popular in Japan during its heyday. Hopefully that means that Takara's decided to push forward with a full line of MPs dedicated to the Beast Wars. Based on that post about them waiting to see how Primal does would seem to indicate otherwise though unfortunately.

Oh well, here's hoping that all those Japanese Beast Wars fans are still as excited and dedicated to collecting the Beast Wars as I am and Takara just can't produce enough Primals, Cheetors and any other BW characters they decide to give the MP treatment to so that they lock in plans to go ahead with the full line (all of season 1, all of season 2/3 (Transmetals, TMIIs etc.) and give us hardcore Beast Wars fans/collectors what we've been dreaming of for so long (especially after the decent, though not perfect teases we got with Generations Rhinox and Waspinator, not to mention Tankor and Legends Blackarachnia): full on perfect show/CG accurate versions of the full Beast Wars cast from all seasons. At least for the US series, though I'd totally be down with buying me some Japanese Beast Wars MPs as well (Lio Convoy, Big Convoy, Longrack, heck, pretty much all of the unique/exclusive BW Neo characters would be good).
*imagines a fully poseable masterpiece magmatron*

=P~
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1789632)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2016 @ 2:17pm CDT
One way they could possible handle Cheetor's skinny beast hind legs and his thicker robot legs is by having the tail split in have and attaching to each hind leg to give them more mass in robot mode.
Re: Masterpiece Cheetus / Cheetor Confirmed and Teased (1789956)
Posted by xyl360 on May 16th, 2016 @ 3:19am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
xyl360 wrote:A bunch of stuff I said
*imagines a fully poseable masterpiece magmatron*

=P~

Yes, YES, OOOOOOH HELL YESSSS!!!

I loves me some Magmatron, and having an MP version would be amazing. I still plan to create a custom pre-Earth mode Magmatron (from the comics) at some point. I've been looking at FansProject's upcoming Dia-Battles figure as well as the official MP version Takara's coming out with, though I haven't quite decided which one works best for Magmatron yet as they both have their high points and faults with regards to how much they look like his pre-Earth form from the comics (either way, some modding in addition to paint work will be involved).

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