New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy

New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy

Monday, December 30th, 2019 4:01pm CST

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Greetings Seibertronians! Now that MP-47 is on its way to proud owners, let's check in with next MP to be released, MP-48 Lio Convoy!

Takara Tomy were showing off a new picture on their twitter feed, one of which was posed with a previous Takara Encore release, Anime Big Convoy! It also featured a ghostly Optimus Primal looking on. Check out the pictures below!

Transformers News: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy

Accompanying the picture was this tweet, which we have run through a machine translation.

Nearly the final sample of the MP Rio Convoy has arrived from the developer (()

So I arranged it with the big convoy of the reprint anime color. Japanese beast commander combination.

Reservation is here
https://t.co/RdbAkQ9Z9H https://t.co/hS3Yxj489p


Anime Big Convoy is a redeco of Big Convoy that aims to be as close to the Beast Wars Neo look of the character.

What do you think of these pictures? Do you have a preorder locked in place for either of these? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.

Credit(s): Takara Tomy Twitter Feed


This article was last modified on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 5:49am CST

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Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2048065)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 30th, 2019 @ 6:22pm CST
Those 2 look absolutely fantastic together. They are beautiful
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2048109)
Posted by bvzxa on December 30th, 2019 @ 8:29pm CST
I might have to get him. I have the Anime Big Convoy and I love it. Wow!!!
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2048115)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 30th, 2019 @ 10:55pm CST
It's pretty cool that both MPs of Optimus Primal and Lio Convoy were scaled to size up with the original Big Convoy mold, along with how the show-accurate Encore of Big Convoy was made to go with the two aforementioned MPs.
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2048159)
Posted by STngAR on December 31st, 2019 @ 1:26pm CST
Damn, did not realize encore Big Convoy was anime color. Quick search on EBay and.......add to cart. :lol:

:MAXIMAL:
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2048186)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 31st, 2019 @ 5:52pm CST
STngAR wrote:Damn, did not realize encore Big Convoy was anime color. Quick search on EBay and.......add to cart. :lol:

:MAXIMAL:

Oh yeah, that Big Convoy is fantastic!

He will look great with Lio Convoy. We need a 3-shot with those 2 and MP-38
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2048407)
Posted by megamanfan on January 3rd, 2020 @ 4:54pm CST
primal up there like "remember who you are, simba"
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055137)
Posted by william-james88 on February 29th, 2020 @ 11:22pm CST
Fellow Seibertronian Cobotron has informed us that there is a video review of Takara's Transformers Masterpiece MP 48 Lio Convoy. While it is in Japanese, you can see the Transformation and just how exactly the cartoon lion head becomes a robotic lion head on his shoulder in robot mode.

Hey all. Just stumbled across this on youtube. Just uploaded today.




This toy is still available at Amazon Japan.

If you'd rather deal with a domestic seller or an exporter that offers PayPal you do have options. Hasbro Pulse, TFSource, Big Bad Toy Store, Ages 3 and Up, Entertainment Earth, and The Chosen Prime are all asking $184.99 USD. Robot Kingdom is $142.99 USD. Hobby Link Japan and AmiAmi are asking 16,000 JPY while Hobby Search is asking 17,000 JPY. If you are in the UK, you can get him for £144.99 at Kapow Toys and In Demand Toys.
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055143)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on March 1st, 2020 @ 12:01am CST
You don't really need to understand Japanese with this reviewer. He's thorough with showing off details and the transformation (not mention careful with fragile looking areas), not cutting off parts that are the exact same but mirrored (think of it as "in case you missed it")...

...and holy cow is the cradle for the lion head scary :shock:
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055220)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 1st, 2020 @ 10:46am CST
Thanks to a multitude of Twitter users (who will be listed below), we have a slew of new images for you of the just released MP-48 Lio Convoy. MP-48 Lio Convoy is the latest in the Transformers Masterpiece line, and the newest addition to the Beast Wars section of that line. He is technically the 2nd Masterpiece figure from Beast Wars II following MP-38 Optimus Primal, done up in his Beast Wars II deco from his appearance in the Beast Wars II Movie.

Lio Convoy transforms from a white lion into a robot with a giant lion head on his right shoulder and a lion tail on his left, with a very nice Prime-esque face and wonderfully detailed chest.

You can check out the images below, and you can check out a review that showcases some of the more delicate sections of the figure and will give you a hand in transforming him, as can be seen here. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055221)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2020 @ 10:50am CST
Oh, good. I couldn't remember if it had been shown that he comes with a Cybertron Buster.

Did you guys know they made a role play toy of that gun back in the day?
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055224)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 1st, 2020 @ 11:05am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, good. I couldn't remember if it had been shown that he comes with a Cybertron Buster.

Did you guys know they made a role play toy of that gun back in the day?

Did not know that no. got any pics?
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055227)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2020 @ 11:09am CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, good. I couldn't remember if it had been shown that he comes with a Cybertron Buster.

Did you guys know they made a role play toy of that gun back in the day?

Did not know that no. got any pics?
Right here.
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055228)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 1st, 2020 @ 11:11am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, good. I couldn't remember if it had been shown that he comes with a Cybertron Buster.

Did you guys know they made a role play toy of that gun back in the day?

Did not know that no. got any pics?
Right here.

That's really cool!
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055232)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2020 @ 11:26am CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, good. I couldn't remember if it had been shown that he comes with a Cybertron Buster.

Did you guys know they made a role play toy of that gun back in the day?

Did not know that no. got any pics?
Right here.

That's really cool!
Beast Wars Neo had one too for its standard issue Maximal sidearm, the Matrix Cannon (most often seen being used by Stampy).
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055235)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 1st, 2020 @ 11:59am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, good. I couldn't remember if it had been shown that he comes with a Cybertron Buster.

Did you guys know they made a role play toy of that gun back in the day?

Did not know that no. got any pics?
Right here.

That's really cool!
Beast Wars Neo had one too for its standard issue Maximal sidearm, the Matrix Cannon (most often seen being used by Stampy).

Now I kinda want one
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055428)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 2nd, 2020 @ 6:51pm CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, good. I couldn't remember if it had been shown that he comes with a Cybertron Buster.

Did you guys know they made a role play toy of that gun back in the day?[/
quote]
Did not know that no. got any pics?
Right here.

That's really cool!
Beast Wars Neo had one too for its standard issue Maximal sidearm, the Matrix Cannon (most often seen being used by Stampy).

Now I kinda want one


Takara did a lot of role play items back in the day. Imagine if Hasbro made stuff like this using the nerf brand.
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055434)
Posted by ZarenPRIME on March 2nd, 2020 @ 7:31pm CST
I'm BUMMED Artimus was omitted. I was really looking forward to her being included. :-( :-(


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Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055453)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 2nd, 2020 @ 11:14pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Takara did a lot of role play items back in the day. Imagine if Hasbro made stuff like this using the nerf brand.
They did.
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055499)
Posted by Bucky on March 3rd, 2020 @ 2:36pm CST
So I just spent the last hour transforming him into bot mode. Definitely gonna recommend kid gloves on the transformation. There’s a whoooole lot going on with this toy. Good, and bad.

The engineering on him is pretty top notch, and he’s definitely interesting. Lot of twisting and turning. Lot of hinges and cradle-like structures. But with so much intricate engineering, and with such a thoroughly complicated transformation there’s a lot of areas that could end in breakage. Doesn’t help that there’s some parts of the instructions where it’s intensely difficult to tell what’s going on, but I don’t think that’s anything new. This is especially true with the abdominal section. It’s hard to tell how to move the side panels. The video posted above is recommended.

Just about everything on this toy is tight. Everything slides in and out of slots and cavities very smoothly, and everything tucks away neatly. All of which is cool. But there are some clearance issues. Mostly in regards to his lion claws. The slide right into the legs perfectly, but if you don’t have the leg bend, and instead have it straight like I did, when you go to twist the leg, you can easily snap the tips of the claws off. So be super careful. Luckily I only slightly bent mine on one leg, but I’m the only one who is ever going to notice the slightly imperfection,

I’d also be careful when it comes to transforming the legs. You might not think it at first, but there’s a lot of hinges down there, and a lot of twisting requires to transform them. My thigh swivels are insanely tight, so I had to use a bit more force than I was comfortable with, given the complex knee area.

Some of the cooler parts are that Lio Convoy is fully loaded in terms of weapons, and they all fold away and conceal nicely. His ratchets are good and tight, and have an oddly satisfying little click to them. Although the right elbow on mine appears to somewhat stuck. His colors are bold and beautiful. He doesn’t have ankle tilts, but he does have toe tilts. :lol:
Oh, and the ab crunch is great, and was unexpected.


All in all, Lio Convoy is a gorgeous looking toy, and he’s very cool. Personally I don’t know that I’ll be transforming him into lion mode again, but that’s okay. He looks amazing in bot mode anyway. ;)^
Re: New Pictures of MP 48 Lio Convoy Alongside Takara Encore Anime Big Convoy (2055510)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 3rd, 2020 @ 6:07pm CST
I've seen 2 breakage reports on Twitter already with the chest plate, did you have any particular issues there?

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