New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Monday, September 28th, 2015 12:56pm CDT

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It is the year 2000. The treacherous Destrons have been replaced, along with the Cybertrons, to make way for Takara's newest Transformers series: Car Robots. It changed pretty much everything. Gone (for the most part) were the beasts we had come to know and love, now the Cybertrons were vehicles and Convoy was a FAIYAA ENJIN, his cohorts were expensive luxury vehicles with ridiculous disproportionate bodies, and together they waged a war against Gigatron and his evil Destrongers. (Although one of them, that shark fellow, had the spirit of a poet and the intelligence of a stone.)

It was refreshing to see Transformers begin to return to their roots, vehicles, but the series was notorious for including a new character we hadn't seen done before.... Black Convoy. An evil clone of Convoy? Balderdash!

And so began the evil Convoy/Optimus clone repaints. (I know what you're thinking "Hey! There was a Lio Convoy colored to look like Galvatron, years before that, mister!" I know, but he wasn't Nemesis colored, so there. :P Okay, okay, there WAS a Nemesis colored Lio Convoy, but meh.)

Of course, Masterpiece couldn't be left out of that list of toylines due to receive an evil Optimus, oh no. Heck, we've seen some rather crazy stuff in Transformers, including a mish mash of Transformers and Evangelion! (You can see that gallery, here.) So, a Nemesis Prime/Black Convoy repaint in Masterpiece is not only not surprising, but expected!

And that brings us to the first of today's newest gallery: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version! Oh and even though he wears the coat of evil, this dude's all good and saint like, so it's Optimus, going through an emo phase, apparently. He should've come with headphones so he could listen to The Cure.

Wait, what's that you say? "There's another gallery included with this, tell us about that!" You're right, my apologies. MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version is yet another repaint of yet another Convoy/Optimus mold (you don't say!) and also a Masterpiece! (Starting to see the trend, here?!)

For those of you who don't know, this Masterpiece is based on one of the worst scenes in Transformers history, the death of Optimus Prime. It wasn't bad enough that Hasbro and Sunbow teamed up to create Transformers: The Movie, which was really The Quest For More Money: Let's Kill Off All The Good Characters To Make Way For New Ones: The Movie. It wasn't enough to make kids all sad inside and out watching their beloved Optimus Prime die, oh no, they had to go full throttle and make his body decay and turn gray and black before our very eyes. (Our young, heartbroken eyes.) Here comes Takara Tomy to the rescue because no one had made a dead Optimus figure before!

And that brings us to our second gallery of the day: MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

You can see both figures and their galleries by clicking on the respective images below. When you're done checking them out, come on back to the forums and share your thoughts with us!

New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Transformers Masterpiece Convoy Black Ver.

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version


Transformers Masterpiece Sleep Convoy

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!


This article was last modified on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 9:44am CST

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Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1729669)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 28th, 2015 @ 1:05pm CDT
Though Sleep Mode looks pretty depressing (as it should), the Eldedroid looks pretty cool. Daniel Witwicky never looked better. 8-)
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1729680)
Posted by hinomars19 on September 28th, 2015 @ 1:27pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:And so began the evil Convoy/Optimus clone repaints. (I know what you're thinking "Hey! There was a Lio Convoy colored to look like Galvatron, years before that, mister!" I know, but he wasn't Nemesis colored, so there. :P)


Doesn't this guy count? :( http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Black_Lio_Convoy

I finally sold my Sleep mode Convoy. He's a nice looking guy, I think, but I really only bought it for the trailer (which I kept). Needed space for the new stuff. Elderoid looks good too, and has great fiction, but already having MP01 and MP02 Magnus, I can't be having more of this guy hanging around. Collecting a lot of figures at this size can become tricky fast.
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1729685)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 28th, 2015 @ 1:40pm CDT
Thanks to Sabr, hinomars19 and Seibertron (the man himself) appropriate edits have been made to reflect all of the pertinent information.
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1729698)
Posted by ScottyP on September 28th, 2015 @ 2:28pm CDT
I never had the guts to put the papercraft MP-1B trailer together. I did that with MP-2's back in the day and that thing crumpled back to flatness within days.
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1729733)
Posted by cramoptimus maximus on September 28th, 2015 @ 4:45pm CDT
Sadly, I think this was really the only Masterpiece Mold to be truly worthy of the tittle. Dont get me wrong, I love masterpiece and I have all of them uptodate, except for MP1 GOLD prime of course, but had they kept this amount of Diecast in everyfigure... It truly would have been more special, ala Soul of chogokin...

It used to be that an MP would be released everyother year, then one per year, then two, then now we have 5 MP releases or more per year, and quite honestly, some of the newer molds just dont feel special anymore...

Call me crazy, but I am looking forward to the XO KO MP king grimlock, the oversized grimlock, more than any other recent MP since ultra magnus and Wheeljack...

I have started sort of a refuge form MP 1 based molds in my house... just love this mold, its weight, and gimmicks... :D

Great job on the galleries, the pictures are truly worthy of this mold... thank you.
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1729752)
Posted by Seibertron on September 28th, 2015 @ 7:36pm CDT
These galleries were more galleries started back in 2013, but were never finished. Felt good to get these completed finally. I also finished the galleries for Hasbro's Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP-10) that I started back in 2012 as well as MP-10B Black Convoy which was started back in 2013. They're all finished finally which means I just have Gold Megatron, Marvel Comic Grimlock, and Black Rodimus to do at some point to get all of Masterpiece done at last.
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1729770)
Posted by MaverickPrime on September 28th, 2015 @ 10:02pm CDT
Oh come on! The Cure is not an emo band! Sure, some songs are depressive, but they have a lot of happy and cheerful songs too!
Beautiful galleries, but I had to get that out of my chest.
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1729771)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 28th, 2015 @ 10:08pm CDT
MaverickPrime wrote:Oh come on! The Cure is not an emo band! Sure, some songs are depressive, but they have a lot of happy and cheerful songs too!
Beautiful galleries, but I had to get that out of my chest.


It...was a joke. =\ *sighs*
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1732394)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 7th, 2015 @ 10:35pm CDT
We are taking a small break in the middle of all this NYCC madness to bring you a gallery of Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime which was sold as a Toys R Us exclusive in 2012.. This is the second version of Optimus Prime in the Masterpiece line which is smaller than his MP-01 predecessor. It should be no surprise that this mold shared the top spot in our recent Top 10 Best Optimus Prime Toys list. Optimus Prime comes with his trailer, the Matrix of Leadership, a Roller unit (molded in blue instead of silver), an energy axe and a Spike figure. Prime features lighter blue bits and eyes compared to Takara's version which features a darker blue which makes this guy more cartoon accurate. Click on any of the images to see the full gallery.

Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP-10)

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Transformers Masterpiece Spike Witwicky

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Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1732640)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 8th, 2015 @ 12:05pm CDT
Another day, another gallery. No, not from a convention (though we have plenty of those!)

No, today we have a gallery of another Masterpiece Convoy figure. (Yes, another. Do you think Optimus gets a residual check for all of these uses of his likeness? Dude must be rollin' in dough by now.)

The original run consisted of several repaints of the MP-01 Convoy mold, the MP-03 Starscream mold, one run of MP-05 Megatron, a handful of MP-08 Grimlock and two of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy (and his evil twin taking a cue from the Star Trek mirrorverse! All he needed was the ridiculous goatee...)

It was MP-10 that changed everything. The new Masterpieces were actually toys! Toys you could play with and transform. Toys that were well built and felt like an action figure on steroids, rather than a pretty gem that sits in a glass case under lock and key. (I'm looking at YOU, Hasbro Masterpiece Hot Rod/Rodimus and your achy breaky arms. You're on notice, chief!)

With the soft reboot of the line comes repaints, because MONEY. We've shown you some of the extensive repaints in this news piece here.

Oh, and you can take a look at the LOVELY MP-10, right here! (Did you know there's an Asian region reissue of this guy? Did you know he comes with Vector Sigma? VECTOR. FRICKIN'. SIGMA. That's right! You can buy him right here at Seibertron.com sponsor BBTS's sale page.)

Which brings us to our newest gallery:

Masterpiece MP-10B Black Convoy

I know. You're all like "We just saw this..." Nay. Nay, say I! You've seen this redeco of the MP-01 mold, but not the MP-10. Today's gallery features Optimus/Convoy looking all dapper in his best dressy black. (All he needs is a bow tie.)

You can take a look at this beautiful gem, in it's full gallery, by clicking on the images below:

Transformers Masterpiece Black Convoy

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1732982)
Posted by Deathsanras on October 9th, 2015 @ 12:11pm CDT
Masterpiece galleries are always awesome to see, especially the lovely MP-10 mold.
However, you guys constantly mis-transform this mold, to the point it's distracting:
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This:
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folds out.

Seriously.
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Try not to be distracted by it.
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And it's not just the ugly, gaping hole. When that panel isn't folded out, it causes alignment problems in the rest of the cab. You night have been wondering why you had to "squeeze" things together more than you expected. That's why.
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1733914)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on October 12th, 2015 @ 2:40pm CDT
I really want to get that YOTH Optimus someday. I wonder why I never pick one up when it came out
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1753544)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 8th, 2016 @ 9:28pm CST
Ah Road Rage, originally an e-HOBBY exclusive redeco of G1 Tracks based on the Diaclone version of the toy. She has three toys to her name including the original e-Hobby exclusive Road Rage, BotCon 2012 Turbo Tracks (Come on despite the name, this is Road Rage) and the subject of this newest gallery entry, Masterpiece MP-26 Road Rage.

Masterpiece Road Rage is a retool of MP-25 Tracks which include a new head, weapon, collar, biceps, hands, hips and thighs. Even the Blaster accessory that came with Tracks has been redecoed into Twincast. Go ahead and click on the images below to view the whole gallery.

Transformers Masterpiece Road Rage

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Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1753971)
Posted by Va'al on January 10th, 2016 @ 12:55pm CST
After the latest gallery in the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece line over the weekend, Seibertron.com is ready to bring you not one but two more additions to the gallery collection - and it's two variants of existing molds: MP-21R Bumble Red Boby Body and MP-14C Clampdown!

The former is the inevitable red repaint of the Bumblebee figure, whose gallery you can view here, and features the excellently hilarious typo on the collector coin, though not the Daniel exosuit. The latter is the latest in a long series of repaints and retools for the MP14 mold, with a white, black, red and light blue paint apps to bring it closer to its police car look. You can check out both galleries by clicking on any of the images below!

Transformers Masterpiece Bumble Red Body

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Transformers Masterpiece Clampdown

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Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1753973)
Posted by Optimutt on January 10th, 2016 @ 1:09pm CST
This is the first I've noticed both the white background and the chrome bumpers on that MP Red Bee. That is beautiful! I can't justify getting it for just these couple of changes, but otherwise, yeah, that adds a whole lot to the toy. I wish yellow Bee also had the white on his chest and foot.

Thanks for the galleries, Ryan!
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1753981)
Posted by Gearslide on January 10th, 2016 @ 1:54pm CST
So does the fandom have names for Red Bumblebee and Yellow Cliffjumper? Or are they just Red Bumblebee and Yellow Cliffjumper?

I kinda like how "Rumblebee" for Red Bumblebee sounds, but by that logic, Yellow Cliffjumper would be "Yiffjumper" and I'm not a fan of that name.
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1753982)
Posted by Cobotron on January 10th, 2016 @ 1:58pm CST
I've always heard yellow Cliffjumper referred to as Bumblejumper.
I like "Rumblebee". :lol:
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1754007)
Posted by Desslok2201 on January 10th, 2016 @ 3:46pm CST
Bumblejumper is the old microchange mazda familia that was released on early bumblebee cards that people are now calling bumper. Rumblebee is a decent name, though
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1754034)
Posted by Microraptor on January 10th, 2016 @ 6:00pm CST
Fun fact: This body was used for Bumblebee in the Evangelion crossover. That means you can have a toy to represent that particular piece of fiction without spending ludicrous amounts of cash on yet another MP-10 redeco! Everyone wins!
Re: New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version (1754043)
Posted by Starsaber468 on January 10th, 2016 @ 7:15pm CST
Microraptor wrote:Fun fact: This body was used for Bumblebee in the Evangelion crossover. That means you can have a toy to represent that particular piece of fiction without spending ludicrous amounts of cash on yet another MP-10 redeco! Everyone wins!

Neat now all we need is an Mazinger Z and Getter robo MP-10 redecos/repaints to add on top also we need an MP Bumblebee in some EVA-02. Color scheme also a repainted of MP Bumblebee as Boss Barot idk if it's pointless and unneeded but I want it XD

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