Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed

Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed

Friday, May 14th, 2021 4:00am CDT

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Thanks to Seibertronian Sabrblade alerting us to this news, we have new Masterpiece news to share with you! TFW2005 boards member masabon has shared a photo of two upcoming figures from the latest Generations book, which was released yesterday in Japan. In that photo, we can see a grey prototype of Masterpiece Skyfire (or possibly called Jetfire) standing next to MP-10 Optimus Prime, showing that he'll be the biggest Masterpiece figure to date....

Transformers News: Masterpiece Skyfire/Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed

...possibly, until Masterpiece Raiden is released! First teased back in late 2019, this is the first image of the 'bot that turns into the upper torso of Raiden, a G1 Japanese-only combiner. Raiden has a similar origin as Devastator, being a redecoed and slightly retooled version of a Diaclone group of toys (though these turned into trains rather than construction vehicles). This image of Shouki is only a render so far, rather than a physical prototype model of the Trainbot leader. This does prove, however, that the first Masterpiece combiner is coming along, though how soon until we see a physical model of Shouki (or any other Trainbot) is anyone's guess.

Additionally, given the stark size difference in the very cartoon-accurate Skyfire to MP-10, could we see the first Masterpiece figure that crosses the $500 price barrier? Until we know anything about a release date for him, it's hard to tell.

What do you think of this new image? Are you excited for either release? Going to stick with Commander Class Siege Jetfire in your collection? Let us know what you think below!

Credit(s): Masabon from TFW2005


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Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104428)
Posted by TulioDude on May 14th, 2021 @ 10:32am CDT
Cool,seeing Jetfire being this big gives me hope that future Masterpieces will have the size they need to adhere to scale.

The Trainbot Shouki make me think that a Masterpiece Rail Racer would be dope.

Day 500 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104447)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 14th, 2021 @ 8:36pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:Cool,seeing Jetfire being this big gives me hope that future Masterpieces will have the size they need to adhere to scale.

The Trainbot Shouki make me think that a Masterpiece Rail Racer would be dope.

Day 500 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.


500 days? Damn, no respect. You know I'm with you bro.

Did the Trainbots appear in one of the Japanese-only shows? I honestly don't remember.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104450)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2021 @ 8:47pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Did the Trainbots appear in one of the Japanese-only shows? I honestly don't remember.
The Headmasters.

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Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104608)
Posted by TulioDude on May 16th, 2021 @ 7:55pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
TulioDude wrote:Cool,seeing Jetfire being this big gives me hope that future Masterpieces will have the size they need to adhere to scale.

The Trainbot Shouki make me think that a Masterpiece Rail Racer would be dope.

Day 500 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.


500 days? Damn, no respect. You know I'm with you bro.



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After Bumbleebee Optimus Prime,does anyone else wonder if Hastak will do the Decepticons from that movie,before or after finishing the 2007 cast?
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104743)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 17th, 2021 @ 7:47pm CDT
I am excited to see more of raiden.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104768)
Posted by Ultra Mad on May 17th, 2021 @ 11:45pm CDT
I cannot wait to add Raiden to my collection. Even better if he's in Chug scale, so he can go into my Generations/classics collection alongside my Unite Warrior Computron and Superion and Hasbro's Defensor. I really hope he doesn't cost an arm and a leg...but after buying Haslab Unicron...I shouldn't complain about pricing...
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104828)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 18th, 2021 @ 4:03pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I am excited to see more of raiden.


We all are. Wouldn't mind an Encore re-release if possible.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104839)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 18th, 2021 @ 5:37pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I am excited to see more of raiden.


We all are. Wouldn't mind an Encore re-release if possible.


They re-released Devastator a zillion times. Why not Raiden?
Maybe it's a lost molds thing à la Dinobots.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104842)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 18th, 2021 @ 5:53pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I am excited to see more of raiden.


We all are. Wouldn't mind an Encore re-release if possible.


They re-released Devastator a zillion times. Why not Raiden?
Maybe it's a lost molds thing à la Dinobots.


I wouldn't think so, we've been burnt by "lost mold" theories before. The more likely reason is that there's no significant demand for him on either side of the world: trains don't sell in the US, and Japan has too many of them. Don't forget Tomy's Shinkalion line of transforming trains to fill that particular niche.
Maybe MP Raiden will reignite interest in him, leading to a reissue one day, complete with the tracks from the original Diaclone release.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104843)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 18th, 2021 @ 6:17pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:They re-released Devastator a zillion times.
I think you're confusing Devastator with the Bruticus mold.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104852)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 18th, 2021 @ 10:08pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:They re-released Devastator a zillion times.
I think you're confusing Devastator with the Bruticus mold.


Not really. If we're counting EU reissues and color variants (but not the non-combining ones), and the original Diaclone release, Bruticus has still Devastator beat. Devastator does have the most "reissues" as Devastator himself, while Bruticus has Ruination redecos and Battle Gaia to add to his count.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104957)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 19th, 2021 @ 7:57pm CDT
A bit off the new MP track, but I finally decided to get MP-43 Megatron, (and have enough cash) so I went searching online, and holy crap. $300+ wherever I look. Is this figure just that good, or was it a limited run? I've seen reviews and looked at photos, and I think he looks great! But $300? Is he worth it?
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104958)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 19th, 2021 @ 8:00pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:A bit off the new MP track, but I finally decided to get MP-43 Megatron, (and have enough cash) so I went searching online, and holy crap. $300+ wherever I look. Is this figure just that good, or was it a limited run? I've seen reviews and looked at photos, and I think he looks great! But $300? Is he worth it?

Classic a year or 2 too late to the jump price. He was retailing for $300+ on non-import sites to begin with, so if anything you are seeing a sort of accurate market price.

Plus he's pretty big, so he had that going for his price too
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104976)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 19th, 2021 @ 10:05pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:A bit off the new MP track, but I finally decided to get MP-43 Megatron, (and have enough cash) so I went searching online, and holy crap. $300+ wherever I look. Is this figure just that good, or was it a limited run? I've seen reviews and looked at photos, and I think he looks great! But $300? Is he worth it?


He was the most expensive MP before MP-44 Optimus Prime came along.
That Megatron may be the one who broke the camel's back for MP prices.

There's also the common problem with his brittle crotch. We guys are sensitive in that area, but this Megatron take it on another level. No idea if the issue have been fixed on later runs.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104981)
Posted by william-james88 on May 19th, 2021 @ 11:49pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:A bit off the new MP track, but I finally decided to get MP-43 Megatron, (and have enough cash) so I went searching online, and holy crap. $300+ wherever I look. Is this figure just that good, or was it a limited run? I've seen reviews and looked at photos, and I think he looks great! But $300? Is he worth it?


I think he is. And 300 is around the price he was at when released initially so your not paying much of a premium on the secondary market.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2104987)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 20th, 2021 @ 5:03am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:A bit off the new MP track, but I finally decided to get MP-43 Megatron, (and have enough cash) so I went searching online, and holy crap. $300+ wherever I look. Is this figure just that good, or was it a limited run? I've seen reviews and looked at photos, and I think he looks great! But $300? Is he worth it?


I think he is. And 300 is around the price he was at when released initially so your not paying much of a premium on the secondary market.


Age 3 and Up: almost 360$US
TF Source: 360$US
BBTS: 320$US. We got a winner here!

Those were the only places that came to mind where you are guaranteed to have a genuine MP-43 with reliable customer services. And who have the thing in stock.
So yeah, BBTS is the way to go for Americans. No markups, only the basic price. And yes, MP-43 is an expensive boy who have set the trend for MPs with INFINITE BUDGET! MP-44 came after and it was a zillion rupees.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2105113)
Posted by Spartron on May 21st, 2021 @ 9:10am CDT
Hello Everyone,

Also not a new Masterpiece question, but I saw a Masterpiece Rachet on Ebay, and on the box it is labeled as Ironhide. Now I am 99% sure it is a KO, but I did a search on google and on another transformers forum, someone asked that, and it seems there may have been an error in a early run and its legit? Either way, curious if anyone has heard of that.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2106963)
Posted by MadProject on June 9th, 2021 @ 11:18am CDT
New review of MPM Optimus Prime (Bumblebee movie)!

Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2106965)
Posted by Overcracker on June 9th, 2021 @ 12:03pm CDT
MadProject wrote:New review of MPM Optimus Prime (Bumblebee movie)!



For a Masterpiece, that truck mode is just sad.
Re: Masterpiece Skyfire / Jetfire Prototype and Render of Masterpiece Trainbot Shouki Revealed (2106967)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 9th, 2021 @ 12:26pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:
For a Masterpiece, that truck mode is just sad.


Neko Truck go meow meow!

If no other news staffers makes the news post, I'll do it tonight in the right thread.

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