New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 7:05am CDT

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Also originally from Amazon Japan, and found via the Facebook group and page for TFND, we have new stock images for the recently revealed - at Wonderfest 2018 - anime / cartoon series accurate deco version of the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack, including the Anti-Hypnosis accessory included in the set, and some comparisons to previous figures released in the line.

There are more images of the robot mode in this new deco, though some vehicle shots are also included, and the Lancia and sponsor deco have disappeared (though not the number). Check them out below, and share your thoughts about this new version in the comments!

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

Transformers News: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack

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Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1976995)
Posted by mentre83 on August 7th, 2018 @ 7:26am CDT
I'm not a huge fan of this "plus" redeco: I don't like the disappearance of the "Lancia" writing at all.

While it certainly didn't appear in the original cartoon, it's a matter of over simplification: I don't mind my Masterpieces having a little more detail than the average figure, given their cost.
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977005)
Posted by Cyberpath on August 7th, 2018 @ 8:45am CDT
Definitely prefer the original edition, it was already cartoon-accurate; this one is too literal in my opinion. Wheeljack transforms into a specific car, and his pattern was simplified for animation and that works great there. I like that the Masterpiece Autobots look like real-world cars in alt-mode. But overall it's nice, too.

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They still haven't fixed the canon arm so it could bend like in the original stock photos...

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Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977006)
Posted by william-james88 on August 7th, 2018 @ 8:48am CDT
Lol, they put the car mode pics at the very end in hope that all those robot mode pics seduced you already. Also, nice homage to arms micron wheeljack in car mode.
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977070)
Posted by carytheone on August 7th, 2018 @ 2:17pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
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Ha, "loving" the emperor's new clothes. He looks especially naked when compared to a full repro kit.

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They still haven't fixed the canon arm so it could bend like in the original stock photos...
Not sure if I follow. Pretty sure he can pull off that pose,, mine has anyway :-?

william-james88 wrote:Lol, they put the car mode pics at the very end in hope that all those robot mode pics seduced you already. Also, nice homage to arms micron wheeljack in car mode.

I was thinking CW, but UW is spot on in the worst way.

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Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977092)
Posted by Cyberpath on August 7th, 2018 @ 3:47pm CDT
carytheone wrote:
They still haven't fixed the canon arm so it could bend like in the original stock photos...
Not sure if I follow. Pretty sure he can pull off that pose,, mine has anyway :-?


Not as much as in the original stock photos, I'm sure. Somewhere between the prototype and final product they cut costs and limited its swing range. I even opened it to see.

Perhaps it's why they didn't tab it all the way into his shoulder in the new stock photos.

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Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977098)
Posted by carytheone on August 7th, 2018 @ 3:56pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
carytheone wrote:
They still haven't fixed the canon arm so it could bend like in the original stock photos...
Not sure if I follow. Pretty sure he can pull off that pose,, mine has anyway :-?


Not as much as in the original stock photos, I'm sure. Somewhere between the prototype and final product they cut costs and limited its swing range. I even opened it to see.

Perhaps it's why they didn't tab it all the way into his shoulder in the new stock photos.
Ahhhhh..... so I see. I've never noticed that before. I did noticed that when the cannon was tabbed all the way in, tilting it up un-tabs it a bit. Still seems to pull an acceptable angle though.
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977104)
Posted by Beano on August 7th, 2018 @ 4:06pm CDT
Is no one gonna comment on the Ludacris price point for this lesser detailed release than the original :shock: it's nearly double!!!

Edit post - okay so most retailers have dropped the price by about 3000 yen, which is still about 1500 yen dearer than the original release but a hell of a lot better than the original asking price for this. A lot more reasonable but still hard to justify.
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977119)
Posted by shajaki on August 7th, 2018 @ 4:31pm CDT
I couldn't be happier about this. He's the one I've been whining about since they first conceived this "+" line. Absolutely spot on ;)^

:DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE:
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977226)
Posted by Emerje on August 8th, 2018 @ 1:43am CDT
Ended up ordering one off AmiAmi. The car mode isn't great (even if it is accurate), but it fixed one of my chief complaints about the original, namely all the whit parts stuck to his arms. His arms look a lot better now and overall it's a good looking figure.

I wonder if Hasbro will be releasing this one like they are Prowl?

Emerje
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977245)
Posted by Cyberpath on August 8th, 2018 @ 4:00am CDT
Turn-arounds from Takara's website --

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Comparison --

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Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977271)
Posted by william-james88 on August 8th, 2018 @ 6:36am CDT
Emerje wrote:Ended up ordering one off AmiAmi. The car mode isn't great (even if it is accurate), but it fixed one of my chief complaints about the original, namely all the whit parts stuck to his arms. His arms look a lot better now and overall it's a good looking figure.

I wonder if Hasbro will be releasing this one like they are Prowl?

Emerje


He should, we should be getting official confirmation soon.
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977274)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 8th, 2018 @ 6:57am CDT
Straight from Takara Tomy's website we have some brand new shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack!

These accompany the latest stock images from Amazon Japan as we reported here.

Thanks to Seibertron User, Cyberpath, we've been informed of Turn Around shots for this more cartoon accurate deco of masterpiece Wheeljack. The shots allow us a glimpse of the figure at new angles.

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Cyperpath has also put together an image showing a comparison between this MP-20+ and the previous release MP-20 (Taken from Seibertron's own gallery) in both robot mode and car mode.

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Let us know what you think of these new photos and if you're still planning on adding this new deco of Wheeljack to your collection in the comments below!

Stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news!
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977276)
Posted by mentre83 on August 8th, 2018 @ 7:14am CDT
It's so greyscale that it could be placed lying next to Masterpiece "Sleep Mode" Optimus Prime. Face down, of course.
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977277)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 8th, 2018 @ 7:16am CDT
I got to say, I do prefer the colours on normal mp 20 but I don't collect based on the toon, so I'm glad that those who do, have an option that works better for them now.
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977282)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2018 @ 8:34am CDT
If the interior of the vehicle mode vents are painted as they kinda look to be in those turn-around pics, then that means the vehicle mode isn't nearly as plain-colored as the initial images led us to believe, which is a good thing.
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977293)
Posted by o.supreme on August 8th, 2018 @ 9:42am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Straight from Takara Tomy's website we have some brand new shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack!

Thanks to Seibertron User, Cyberpath, we've been informed of Turn Around...


Great pics. Also, Every Now and then I fall apart....
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977304)
Posted by william-james88 on August 8th, 2018 @ 11:17am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Straight from Takara Tomy's website we have some brand new shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack!

Thanks to Seibertron User, Cyberpath, we've been informed of Turn Around...


Great pics. Also, Every Now and then I fall apart....


I fucking need you more than ever!
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977305)
Posted by o.supreme on August 8th, 2018 @ 11:24am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Straight from Takara Tomy's website we have some brand new shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack!

Thanks to Seibertron User, Cyberpath, we've been informed of Turn Around...


Great pics. Also, Every Now and then I fall apart....


I **** need you more than ever!


;)^ :lol:
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977464)
Posted by Rainmaker on August 9th, 2018 @ 1:27am CDT
Well I think it looks better than the original, especially the blue windshields... =P~

:MAXIMAL:
Re: New Stock Images for Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-20+ Wheeljack (1977656)
Posted by william-james88 on August 9th, 2018 @ 9:04pm CDT
Hasbro confirmed to Seibertron that the days of waiting for the Hasbro release of a Masterpiece figure is over. From here on out there is no more waiting, and anyone can get the same Masterpiece figure in the US on the same day as Takara is releasing theirs in Japan. Toysrus used to be the distributor of such Masterpiece figures, and now Entertainment Earth has stepped in to take that duty which we saw with Masterpiece Beast Wars Megatron and which we again with the latest release, MP 20+ Wheeljack Cartoon Version.

While it is not stated to be an exclusive to them, it is the only retailer offering the Hasbro release at the moment rather than importing the product from Japan. The toys will be the same, but the Hasbro release is said to have an extra sleeve on the box for English writing. This makes it the very first time Hasbro releases this mold. The price is $79.99 with free shipping and there are wholesaler discounts. The figure is being released in February 2019.

Here are additional descriptions from the listing:

Transformers Masterpiece Edition Wheeljack is back! The Autobot mad scientist comes complete with another one of his crazy inventions. With cartoon-specific detailing, Wheeljack looks just like he did in the cartoons from 1984 in his blue windows and colorful finish. Transforms from Lancia Stratos Turbo to robot and back again. Includes shoulder cannon and additional accessories. It's great for Generation One fans!


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