New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime

New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime

Saturday, May 15th, 2021 4:34pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! Thanks to the Takaratomy Mall website, we have some new in stock images to share from the forthcoming Movie Masterpiece 12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime!

This toy is based on the how Optimus Prime looks during the much loved Cybertron sequence at the beginning of the Bumblebee movie, while the alt mode is the same as seen in the movies final moments.

Transformers News: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime

As you can see from these images, not only does he come with his trusty ion cannon, but Prime comes with the Matrix of Leadership, rendered in the same style. The Matrix did not appear in the movie.

What do you think? Do you plan on getting him?

Shout out in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): Takara Tomy Mall


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Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104513)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 15th, 2021 @ 4:42pm CDT
The bot mode is fantastic. But these CAT EARS on the truck? Come on.... #-o
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104521)
Posted by butcher31 on May 15th, 2021 @ 6:21pm CDT
It just looks like such an easy fix to get rid of those pointy bits in truck mode. Just one more hinge on each side. Or just remove them completely from the bot mode. Does it matter if the sides of his shoulders aren't angled?

Honestly, I'm still going to buy it...but I just don't get it.
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104529)
Posted by jtanimator on May 15th, 2021 @ 7:43pm CDT
Okay, here's my mixed thoughts on this:

originally I thought he looked great in bot mode, and while his truck mode cat ears suck pretty hard, I'm one of those "well I'm not displaying it in truck mode anyways" people, so its mostly fine.

However admittedly I recently purchased and received Toyworld's Freedom Leader representation of this guy, and after having that fantastic looking toy in hand for a few days, I can't help but notice how inaccurate and less cool this official guy looks in comparison.

Like most others here, I'll certainly still be getting this, but my remaining reasons are because He'll be the only Masterpiece scaled BB Optimus Prime on the market, and also because I have no doubt his transformation will be much more enjoyable than any third party (especially ToyWorld) to date.
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104533)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 15th, 2021 @ 8:19pm CDT
Call me blasphemous, but I've been burned by overpaying for MPM Starscream. Then the more reasonably priced KO come out with a better paint job and it's butt-flap fixed.

So THIS time, I'll definitely wait for the improved KO of that Optimus. [-(
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104553)
Posted by Emerje on May 16th, 2021 @ 1:13am CDT
No discount on Amazon Japan. :( ¥21,100 + ¥2,127 shipping with the tax removed. Meanwhile AmiAmi is asking ¥15,400, but the shipping will certainly be higher, but I doubt it'll be more than ¥7,827. Going to wait a few days and see what the prices do.

Emerje
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104554)
Posted by Meantoy on May 16th, 2021 @ 3:11am CDT
Bot mode looks awesome..... but why do they keep makeing his alt mode a Marmon when he was a Freightliner?!? :BOOM:
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104558)
Posted by jtanimator on May 16th, 2021 @ 4:48am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Call me blasphemous, but I've been burned by overpaying for MPM Starscream. Then the more reasonably priced KO come out with a better paint job and it's butt-flap fixed.

So THIS time, I'll definitely wait for the improved KO of that Optimus. [-(


Here’s the thing. I’m all for 3rd party figures and KOs, I’ve been collecting both 3p and official figures for years. And while I’m not trying to preach to you or tell you what to do, I’d strongly recommend that if you are gonna buy a straight KO of a hasbro product, perhaps be willing to support the designers at hasbro for being the ones to create the engineering by purchasing the official toy before you go for a KO. Obviously you like the design, so not giving credit and support to the company who spent the time and money to make it is pretty sideways. The only reason these KO companies can make the exact same figure for so much cheaper with better QC is just because they stole the design and engineering from Hasbro and they only have to pay for materials and improved refinement/paint. it’s different in the case of original 3rd party designs, because they created their own designs with their own budget and their own ingenuity. But going out of your way to purchase the KO of an official product without being willing to support the company that made the KO possible is just kinda messed up. And who knows, there’s a good chance that if you buy the official to show support, it will have great QC like MPM ratchet, and it’s a win win. But hey, you do you.
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104564)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 16th, 2021 @ 7:11am CDT
Emerje wrote:No discount on Amazon Japan. :( ¥21,100 + ¥2,127 shipping with the tax removed. Meanwhile AmiAmi is asking ¥15,400, but the shipping will certainly be higher, but I doubt it'll be more than ¥7,827. Going to wait a few days and see what the prices do.

Emerje


Amiami would certainly not charge any taxes in advance too so expect some hefty custom charges.

At least it will be available in Canada and even Québec via Toys R Us for 170$CAN plus taxes and free shipping. I would tolerate those cat ears only in I can get it at 33% off at the very least. I'll bid my time.
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104566)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 16th, 2021 @ 7:29am CDT
jtanimator wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Call me blasphemous, but I've been burned by overpaying for MPM Starscream. Then the more reasonably priced KO come out with a better paint job and it's butt-flap fixed.

So THIS time, I'll definitely wait for the improved KO of that Optimus. [-(


Here’s the thing. I’m all for 3rd party figures and KOs, I’ve been collecting both 3p and official figures for years. And while I’m not trying to preach to you or tell you what to do, I’d strongly recommend that if you are gonna buy a straight KO of a hasbro product, perhaps be willing to support the designers at hasbro for being the ones to create the engineering by purchasing the official toy before you go for a KO. Obviously you like the design, so not giving credit and support to the company who spent the time and money to make it is pretty sideways. The only reason these KO companies can make the exact same figure for so much cheaper with better QC is just because they stole the design and engineering from Hasbro and they only have to pay for materials and improved refinement/paint. it’s different in the case of original 3rd party designs, because they created their own designs with their own budget and their own ingenuity. But going out of your way to purchase the KO of an official product without being willing to support the company that made the KO possible is just kinda messed up. And who knows, there’s a good chance that if you buy the official to show support, it will have great QC like MPM ratchet, and it’s a win win. But hey, you do you.


You misunderstood a bit here. I'd never but a "straight-up" KO of an official product ever. That's just worthless. But if the KO fixes some design errors from the original AND it's as a better price, I'd go for it.

I've got burned by :TAKARATOMY: :HASBRO: a few too many times with horrible QC and prices randomness.
I imported MP-11 for a whopping nearly 300$ at the time and it was complete garbage. Then it came out without the coronation kit at Canadian Toys R Us for 70$CAN. It got scalped to hell and back but still.
Then AGAIN with Starscream but this time the MPM, I bought it for nearly 200$ while Target basically paid their customers to take it away 3 weeks after it came out. Plus that bot have a huge unsightly picnic table on his butt that is visible from the front. The KO fix that.
So if I buy a modded KO, it's also a bit of a revenge against them. But honestly, I'd be hesitant to get a slightly modded KO. When I said I did, it was mostly my grudges talking.

But a HEAVILY modded KO that is more 3P than anything else? I see no problem. Like AoE Hound that have been oversised and heavily modded my WeiJiang or the Combiner Wars Devastator that is a perfect copy of the original, but undersised to be the same sized as the normal Combiners from CW. Each times I bought those, I already bought the original. I kept my AoE Hound but I sold my CW Devy because he was too big. My friend bought the CW Devy Undersised but kept his because he love both the undersised and the original.

Anyway, TlDr; I'm not a KO fan but if I'm hesitant or dont even want to buy the original because there's too many points that get on my nerves, a KO that fix all the "problems" would be the thing that will get my money. Even if that KO is ironically MORE expensive than the original.
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104624)
Posted by Emerje on May 17th, 2021 @ 12:41am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Emerje wrote:No discount on Amazon Japan. :( ¥21,100 + ¥2,127 shipping with the tax removed. Meanwhile AmiAmi is asking ¥15,400, but the shipping will certainly be higher, but I doubt it'll be more than ¥7,827. Going to wait a few days and see what the prices do.

Emerje


Amiami would certainly not charge any taxes in advance too so expect some hefty custom charges.

No customs in the US for personal purchases. ;)

Emerje
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104627)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 17th, 2021 @ 4:45am CDT
Emerje wrote:No customs in the US for personal purchases. ;)

Emerje


Lucky you.
The fees in Canada are atrocious and I heard it's as bad for the U.K.

Is that a Commonwealth thing?
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2104741)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 17th, 2021 @ 7:40pm CDT
Man, I wish the alt mode was cleaner, and I wish that this Prime design had a nicer midriff, it's just ugly. But I still like it enough to get
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2107000)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 9th, 2021 @ 5:09pm CDT
Greetings Seibertronians!

MPM Optimus Prime is just around the corner. Seibertron user MadProject pointed out that Prime VS Prime made a video review of this soon to be widely in store Masterpiece. The rather controversial truck mode that is heavily sacrificed for the bot mode and a simpler transformation is shown in all it's "cat hears" and "legs on the back" glory. Then on to a surprisingly simple transformation that is no harder than the voyager to transform and we finish with a pretty solid bot mode.

You can watch the review down below:



What do you think of this Masterpiece? Is the imperfect vehicle mode a deal breaker or is it forgiven for that nice robot mode and that user friendly play value? Please let us know!
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2107004)
Posted by Cliffjumperprime on June 9th, 2021 @ 5:31pm CDT
Things i dont like about this figure
CAT EARS
NO LEDS
DOORS ON ARMS
LEGS AT BACK OF TRUCK LOOK STUPID AND
WHY DOES OPTIMUS HAVE A HUGE CROUCH PIECE
AND RUBBER EAR ANTENAS ON HEAD THAT ARE RUBBER
im sorry NOT SORRY but hasbro failed massivly on this figure
Tw optimus is way better and better colors that match the movie
Hasbro is showing there true colors being cheap and nasty AGAIN while suckers are buying into this heap mess :HEADHURTS: :roll: :lol:
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2107005)
Posted by Dominus Prime on June 9th, 2021 @ 5:55pm CDT
I also submitted this video hours ago
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2107007)
Posted by jtanimator on June 9th, 2021 @ 6:43pm CDT
I wanted to like this figure since day 1. I really did. Up until now, I was one of the few advocates of this figure. But never freaking mind. there’s WAY too many “buts” when watching this review. His monkey arms are too long, his head is too big AND too thin, the color mismatching is completely unacceptable for a premium figure, those hands look freaking ridiculous (I’ve seen better looking articulated hands on WFC leader and voyager figures), the articulation is worse than most deluxe class WFC figures I own (seriously?? A single jointed knee???), the loose wrists, the MASSIVE gaps in the truck mode bed, the cat ears, the lack of diecast, cheaper plastic, and I’m ashamed to say the list goes on and on. I’ve liked most of the previous MPM releases thus far, but this certain figure has SO many issues and “buts” to the figure that everyone is bound to find at least a couple things that get on their nerves about him. And the worst part is hastak has absolutely no reason why they couldn’t have knocked it out of the park with this one. They have the MPM budget, the CAD design files, the groundwork example laid from several 3p companies, some ingenious hastak designers who’ve been giving us fantastic mainline figures and some great past masterpieces, so what the heck went wrong? What a dang shame. It takes quite a lot to make me consider not buying an MPM, but this is genuinely doing that for me.
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2107008)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 9th, 2021 @ 6:51pm CDT
Unless I land on that MPM at heavy clearance, it's a hard pass. I'll stick with the SS voyager or I'll go the 3P route.
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2107027)
Posted by Emerje on June 10th, 2021 @ 12:33am CDT
The way I look at this he's like the mullet of Optimus Prime figures. Earth trailer truck in the front and Cybertronian truck in the back. Still getting him, I have no choice since Amazon Japan doesn't allow cancellations after a few weeks from your order.

Emerje
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2107146)
Posted by TulioDude on June 10th, 2021 @ 6:43pm CDT
We can do like Cyberverse and say it's his cybertronian mode.

Day 527 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.
Re: New Stock Images of MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime (2107147)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 10th, 2021 @ 6:53pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:We can do like Cyberverse and say it's his cybertronian mode.

Day 527 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.


In that case, it's missing the fancy hubcaps.

Regardless, I'm sure a 3P upgrade kit will come soon enough to fix the most glaring issues.

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