Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 8:56pm CST

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MP-54 Reboost will hijack his brother Skids thread to show himself off!
So let's get right into it.

First of, the box is small and pretty similar to what we got so far from Takara over the years.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

This is what you get when you open the box. Reboost have more accessories than Skids notably that adorable mini scooter. There's also the instructions and the obligatory character card.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

The little guy is an "hologram" of Sam Witwicky (I guess) and can ride the scooter easily. But the guy is way too small compared to the car.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

They didn't had to do that but they did anyway. The hood can lift up to reveal an engine!

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

The trunk door can open and there is LOTS of storage inside.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

After a very small transformation, the scooter can store inside.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

All 3 weapons can store inside as well.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

But once all 3 guns are in the truck, there is no more room for the scooter unless you don't mind leaving the rear door open.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

The vehicle is superbly well detailed.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

There's no interior details at all inside. The bot takes all the space.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

But the clear guy is stubborn. And yes, this is official.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

The holo-guy can only be a child at this size.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

But he's annoying as hell to deal with, things popping off everywhere all the time.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

So in the end, despite the fact that having an extra gun, an extra dude, and a scooter over Skids is super nice, those extras shall remain box-warmers.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Now, it's time for comparison pictures with other Transformers.

First, G1 Skids.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Next, MP-10 Optimus Prime, and MP-21 Bumblebee (the only one that matters.)

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Finally, some comparison with current WFC deluxes.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Transforming Reboost was pretty straightforward and smooth like MP-21 or MP-10. No annoying steps, no tolerance issues, and it use clever tricks all over. Only thing that may cause a problem are the arms when I'll put him back into vehicle mode. Those arms pretzel themselves à la Alternators.
Reboost have decent articulations and joints. Also, his hands do have a trigger finger and can open and close.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

He's pretty stable and can even take a running pose without issues.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Reboost is very fun to handle.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

That head looks like the original Diaclone. But for me, all I can see is Optimus Prime, finally going in retirement. :lol:
It's also the only place that a :BOT: is revealed.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Too often, guns are annoying to deal with Masterpieces toys. They usually have a hard time to peg in hands. Not here. Reboost take his guns firmly in hand/arm and will not drop them unless you want to take them off.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Reboost have a very clean back. Plus the back of the legs are the only place where faux-parts are used with those back-of-the-van cheat-panels. A very clever trick.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Comparison with MP-21 Bumblebee and MP-10 Optimus Prime in robot mode. Reboost is meant to go with the older Masterpiece instead of the newer one that are obsessed with Cartoon accuracy. And that's a great thing IMO.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

With G1 Skids because he's PRECIOUS.

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

With the current WFC deluxes:

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Finally, with MP-10 and the newer MP Optimus mold in the shape of Nemesis Prime:

Transformers News: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review.

Overall, I seriously think that MP-54 Reboost is my Transformers of the year. He's fun to handle, beautiful in all mode, plus he use so many nice transformation tricks.
Not only that, but he's priced just in the mid point between a current Leader and Commander toy. I highly recommend him.

It's been a while since I had a Transformers THIS good! :BOWDOWN:

Credit(s): Kanrabat from Seibertron.com


This article was last modified on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 9:06pm CST

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Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122221)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 30th, 2021 @ 9:40pm CST
It's not Sam Witwicky. It's a Holomatter Avatar.
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122227)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 30th, 2021 @ 10:41pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:It's not Sam Witwicky. It's a Holomatter Avatar.


You could name him George Constanza or Antoine Bertrand that it wouldn't make any difference.
I was talking about the mold itself.
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122228)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 30th, 2021 @ 10:47pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It's not Sam Witwicky. It's a Holomatter Avatar.


You could name him George Constanza or Antoine Bertrand that it wouldn't make any difference.
I was talking about the mold itself.
Oh... You don't know. The story behind Reboost as a character. It is... something else.

HONDA CITY-R
It’s been many a long and arduous road before Reboost came face to face with the Honda City R. He was originally part of the Autobot Outer Planetary Support Squad, taking the form of a surveillance satellite. After a long service in space, he successfully positioned to join the defense force of the allied planet Engali. He soon thought of his position as part of a noble family’s citadel defense team as his vocation. He accepted orders from the Engalian House of Peers without a second thought. In order to deepen the planet’s alliance, Reboost was even put forward to marry the heir of a certain major family. The 8-gendered Engalians have a complicated and bizarre marriage system, but Reboost found he got on well with his potential spouse, named Merai, and they agreed to the marriage. Sadly, it soon became clear that the noble houses were after Reboost’s special ability, and he soon became embroiled in a dispute between the various princes of the houses. Reboost lost consciousness after an attack, and was moved to a research facility on another planet. When he awoke, Reboost found he’d been disassembled, with his life core being examined under the name “Component X”. Secretly hacking into the facility’s network, Reboost found that the Engalian traitors had formed a conspiracy with a division of the corporation known as Marlboor, and that Merai and his other spouses were safe, but already married into other families. But just as one relationship ended, another began. He had found some of the enemy’s spy data on a car from Planet Earth: a red Honda City R. Realising at once he had no other options for a vehicle mode, Reboost began to plan his escape to Earth. Distracting the enemy using holomatter avatars, he set about rebuilding his core into an autonomous Motocompo-type device, then used the facility’s ground bridge to travel to the Sol system’s warp gate. From there, he hitched a ride on a cargo ship to Earth. As he landed, he found that his destination was under attack from the Decepticons, putting a human city in danger. He rushed to a nearby parking garage, and finally found and merged with his long-awaited Honda City R! Injecting nanovectors and transplanting his life core, he turned the City R into a super robot lifeform, transforming into an Autobot warrior and counter attacking the Decepticons. Reboost, having undergone a splendid rebirth through the City R, became the new defender of the city.

REBOOST
After a long interstellar mission filled with galactic hardship, Reboost has finally been assigned to Autobot City on Earth, gaining a new vehicle mode and a new city to protect. Now he rejoices in all the planet has to offer. He has a cheerful social life and diverse hobbies: giving people rides around town, multispectrum landscape photography and cy-fiber weaving, building new relationships all the while. Starting with Cosmos, he’s come to get along with many Autobots. That said, he’s clashed with Tailgate, who views Earth machinery as living beings.

Reboost carries a number of weapons specialised for urban defense. His mid-size laser gun can rapid fire laser dot rounds can hit an aerial target at 150km, and his Rocketbot shells can create an energy-weapon dampening field of up to 300 metres. At close range, his double laser gun turret can project destructive hard-light blades that don’t harm humans and buildings, hurting only enemies. His recon drone, Component X was constructed with his own life force and personality component, allowing it to perform complex reconnaissance and maneuvering using holomatter avatars, as well as retreat while carrying his life core. His in-born Boost Key ability allows him to reactivate the life functions of organic and mechanical beings alike, also allowing him to temporarily boost the power of both himself and others. While this does boost morale and can bring back those on the brink of death, its restorative powers are limited by Reboost’s lack of medical expertise, introducing an element of randomness to its powers and limiting its overall use.
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122229)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 30th, 2021 @ 11:06pm CST
Oh God... :lol:

My guess is that Reboost is just an average Joe, a blue collar worker with a boring 9 to 5 job. He find happiness in his chuunibyou delusions (thus explaining that zany backstory.)

That makes me like him even more!
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122231)
Posted by primalxconvoy on November 30th, 2021 @ 11:57pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:It's not Sam Witwicky. It's a Holomatter Avatar.


"...Reboost includes a Holomatter Avatar driver, which is a transparent version of the Spike Witwicky figure included with Hound..."


(Source: - https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Reboost )

Anyway, great little review. I love the car nice details and can't wait to transform them, but I'm worried about the Binaltech arms, as I have up getting to get Binaltech Grimlock's arms back into car mode. I ended up just removing them and chucking them into the box.

I'm also surprised that they didn't mention anything about Reboost suffering from https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Primus_apotheosis...

Btw, our lad in Japan, Wotafa, reviewed Skids:

- https://youtu.be/3HDPCR6E37c

It's in Japanese, but his reviews are usually pretty easy to understand regardless, as he knows his Transformers well.

Btw, if anyone could make some comparison pics to show the official versions alongside the xTransbots versions, that would be great. I'm a little interested in getting this version and want to see the scale:

- https://youtu.be/-fKj9Euhm-I

This is what it's based upon:

- https://japanesenostalgiccar.com/jnc-th ... er-arrest/
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122242)
Posted by Evil Eye on December 1st, 2021 @ 8:38am CST
He looks fantastic! I kinda want Crosscut, if only because I want a version with the Motocompo scooter, but don't fancy another red Autobot (especially as I have the red version of Bumblebee). But yeah, thanks for this review.
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122245)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on December 1st, 2021 @ 9:35am CST
Man, this guy has a SERIOUS case of Primus Apotheosis
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122271)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 1st, 2021 @ 5:14pm CST
He looks great, I am looking forward to my Reboost, though I probably won't see him for 4-5 months
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122284)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 1st, 2021 @ 6:52pm CST
How does that Spike figure compare size-wise with Dianauts?
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122288)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 1st, 2021 @ 7:08pm CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:How does that Spike figure compare size-wise with Dianauts?


You mean the Diaclone humans? Vintage or modern?
We need a Diaclone collector for the answers.
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122302)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 1st, 2021 @ 9:52pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:How does that Spike figure compare size-wise with Dianauts?


You mean the Diaclone humans? Vintage or modern?
We need a Diaclone collector for the answers.


The holograms figure is larger than a standard, modern Diaclone "human". O would say it's around or taller than their standard, entry-level mechsuit.
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122563)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 5th, 2021 @ 4:57pm CST
Greetings Seibertronians!

The newsest editions to the Masterpiece line are finally making it into the hands of collectors worldwide! Maybe though, you're still on the fence about these new figures. Maybe your fingers are hovering over the buy button but can't quite commit. Maybe, just maybe, a review of these two figures from fellow Seibertron user, and YouTube toy reviewer, Chuckdawg1999, will change your mind!

Let's see what he thinks of this pair:

chuckdawg1999 wrote:The Honda City mold is the BEST Masterpiece figure I've handled in a long, long time. I haven't enjoyed transforming a figure this much since Masterpiece Bumblebee 1.0. If I have to pick one to recommend, Skids is part of the G1 cast so it's a necessity for a Masterpiece shelf. Then again both are very affordable so if you can, both are great additions to any collection.



Has his words swayed you to buy one or both of these figures? Do you already have them?

Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122564)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 5th, 2021 @ 5:13pm CST
"The BEST MP mold since Bee 1.0."

Indeed. Oh yeah indeed. :BOWDOWN:
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122571)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 5th, 2021 @ 7:30pm CST
Gosh, it's almost like so many MPs since the original MP Bee making RotF Optimus look like a Happy Meal toy in terms of complexity for the sake of looking extra super-duper toony was a mistake!

Still being amused by the fact that we're likely to see Screech, and an RotF Skids-colors redeco of this Skids.
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122579)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 5th, 2021 @ 9:41pm CST
Hot Rod and Ironhide weren't that bad too. Especially Ironhide, with the blast effects it looks like it walked right out of the cartoon.
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122587)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 6th, 2021 @ 3:21am CST
For me, these are the best MPs to come out since the awful cartoon bots infested the MP lumber and diluted the true meaning of "MP". I like Reboost more than Skids just due to the "ordinaryness", combined with the detailed paint job and use of chrome, etc.

I have bought all three current Hondas and will happily buy any more iterations of this mold. It's that good. I hope more "proper" MPs are released in the future.

Btw, if possible, could someone take a comparison photo between the official version and one of the 3P versions (especially the police car version) please?

Oh, and it's great to see another HONEST YouTuber and welcomed member of the TF community's video reviews. Long may this continue.
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122612)
Posted by Big Grim on December 6th, 2021 @ 11:18am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:For me, these are the best MPs to come out since the awful cartoon bots infested the MP lumber and diluted the true meaning of "MP". I hope more "proper" MPs are released in the future.

This is very much in line with how I see the MP line. We need to get away from the smooth, boring cartoon versions of these characters and get em closer to the toy releases or a blend of the two. The lack of detail and the rounded off fingers in particular wind me up something rotten.

Skids is the first MP I've wanted in ages. Why? Because he has the appropriate amount of detail!

~ Grim
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122617)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 6th, 2021 @ 12:09pm CST
Big Grim wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:For me, these are the best MPs to come out since the awful cartoon bots infested the MP lumber and diluted the true meaning of "MP". I hope more "proper" MPs are released in the future.

This is very much in line with how I see the MP line. We need to get away from the smooth, boring cartoon versions of these characters and get em closer to the toy releases or a blend of the two. The lack of detail and the rounded off fingers in particular wind me up something rotten.

Skids is the first MP I've wanted in ages. Why? Because he has the appropriate amount of detail!

~ Grim


I too, vote for MPs to go old school like Skids and his bros did.
Want a 100% cartoon accurate figure? Easy. Get a non-transformable action figure.
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122650)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 6th, 2021 @ 3:25pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Big Grim wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:For me, these are the best MPs to come out since the awful cartoon bots infested the MP lumber and diluted the true meaning of "MP". I hope more "proper" MPs are released in the future.

This is very much in line with how I see the MP line. We need to get away from the smooth, boring cartoon versions of these characters and get em closer to the toy releases or a blend of the two. The lack of detail and the rounded off fingers in particular wind me up something rotten.

Skids is the first MP I've wanted in ages. Why? Because he has the appropriate amount of detail!

~ Grim


I too, vote for MPs to go old school like Skids and his bros did.
Want a 100% cartoon accurate figure? Easy. Get a non-transformable action figure.

This^

I've always preferred the older approach, but sadly, unless Skids is a massive seller (I hope he is and the right lessons are learned) Takara will see more money from the cartoon accurate range.

Though I have a feeling that MP Skyfire will only ever be cartoon accurate :lol:
Re: Masterpiece MP-54 Reboost Pictures Review. (2122730)
Posted by Big Grim on December 7th, 2021 @ 5:37am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:Though I have a feeling that MP Skyfire will only ever be cartoon accurate :lol:

Sure, that can't be helped! Thing is though, as the Siege showed us, even animation versions of a character can be dripping in detail. :)

~ Grim

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