Rumour MP-45 to be Bumblebee ver 2.0 with cartoon accurate alt mode?
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 5:41AM CSTCategories: Toy News, Rumors
Posted by: ZeroWolf Views: 44,484
The rumour states that the masterpiece following MP-44 will be none other than a new version of Bumblebee, with a robot mode closely resembling the G1 animation model and with an Alt mode to match the chibifed cartoon model which was done to match the original G1 toy.
The rumour also gives a run down on what he'll include and a Japanese price as well as his release date. These details are included in the original and subsequent posts. He also states that preorders will open on the twelfth of February. Apparently included is the figure itself, a Spike figure, two different faces, a gun effect part, a numberplate, seal and instructions.
Prehaps as proof to these claims, or as a reaction to the rumour, the TagHobby website created a listing for the figure, with matching details.
Here is what the listing says:
TAKARATOMY於2019年9月推出變形金剛 MASTER PIECE系列 MP45 大黃蜂 Ver.2，暫時知道附有人偶Figure、武器及Effect部件，售價達日圓13,000(未含稅)，會有什麼新玩法，留意我們日後報導。
TAGHOBBY get the updated news!! TAKARATOMY will release the TRANSFORMERS Master Piece Series MP45 Blublebee Ver.2.0 in Sep 2019. It include figure, weapon and effect part. We are very surprise for the price of ver.2.0 is 13,000Yen(Not included tax).
No source is given on the TagHobby site.
So again, it must be stressed that this is all rumours currently.
Till then why not have a look at Seibertron's own gallery of MP-21 Bumblebee to see the old version or check out a top 5 list of non-movie Bumblebee toys as compiled by several Seibertron.com users:
Transformers Masterpiece Bumblebee Gallery
Top Five Non-Movie Bumblebee Toys
What do you think of this? Would you pick up a new Bumblebee? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
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Posted by Beachjezus on February 5th, 2019 @ 5:52am CST
It’s like Masterpiece has rebooted with insane prices. And your next masterpiece is New Seekers. Just my prediction.
Posted by Randomhero on February 5th, 2019 @ 5:58am CST
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 5th, 2019 @ 6:00am CST
Posted by Black Hat on February 5th, 2019 @ 6:10am CST
I mean, I guess the actually good one will come down in price on the aftermarket, but I couldn't think of a less necessary "remake" in the MP line if I tried. The Seekers? Yeah, the current mold is awful, they deserve a remake (albeit not how they'll probably end up, costing £300 a piece and taking three years to transform for the sake of """"accuracy""""). Sideswipe? I guess, he was the first MP car bot I suppose, though without going on a long rant all he really needs is better ankle and elbow articulation (the latter could be accomplished with a very basic retool) and IMO he'd be fine, you can even finagle a decent ab crunch out of his transformation joint. But...Bumblebee? I mean, if him turning into a realistic VW Beetle as oppose to a penny racer really activates your almonds, I guess, but honestly I always thought the fact he goes from an accurate Beetle into a pretty spot-on G1 Bumblebee with minimal kibbly bits and a sensible transformation is a selling point in itself.
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 5th, 2019 @ 6:24am CST
Posted by mentre83 on February 5th, 2019 @ 6:36am CST
Still, a chibi Bumblebee might mean finally getting MP Cliffjumper.
Posted by ThunderThruster on February 5th, 2019 @ 6:40am CST
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 5th, 2019 @ 6:58am CST
Posted by Cyberpath on February 5th, 2019 @ 7:16am CST
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on February 5th, 2019 @ 7:19am CST
Sunstreaker and Sideswipe just look so perfect with each other. I love how they all look together. I guess a new MP Bee will be nice, but I'm trying to get the original, since I found the beautiful G2 version for 40$
Posted by carytheone on February 5th, 2019 @ 7:28am CST
Posted by frogbat on February 5th, 2019 @ 7:30am CST
My main issue isn't the fact they're revisiting bumblebee, it's more that I'd rather have them finish the season 1 and two characters off or if they have to re visit a character, they should pick the seekers.
Posted by Randomhero on February 5th, 2019 @ 7:31am CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:I legitimately feel bad for mp collectors; the line (once meant to be coherent) has been pseudo rebooted so many times, having the cast even look like they belong together is now impossible
It is a choice to buy this stuff. No one forced anyone to replace anything. Even after 13 years some
People still prefer classics Prime over all the other GHUG iterations and there are plenty who still prefer MP-01 over MP-10 and MP-44.
Don’t feel bad for grown adults who have enough expendable income who continue to buy toys
Posted by BW Megatron on February 5th, 2019 @ 7:35am CST
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 5th, 2019 @ 7:42am CST
Seriously, to the G1 Collectors out there you have my sympathy. You're never getting beyond Season One in the Masterpiece Collection, not through Takara anyway.
Posted by ScottyP on February 5th, 2019 @ 8:03am CST
Worth noting that if this info is true, MP-45 would be almost double the price of those unlicensed options at MSRP so surely the parts count would allow for some magic even with penny car proportions.
That's what I'd like to know! At this point he's become Mirage.BW Megatron wrote:What happened to Masterpiece Hound? Did Takara forget about it?
Posted by carytheone on February 5th, 2019 @ 8:12am CST
Toyworld pulled it off really well with their TW-03 BII and is a figure I've always wanted.ScottyP wrote:Sounds fun, I hope they get the engineering right. That "penny car" look into a somewhat normally proportioned robot can be tricky. I have two third party "MP" Cliffjumpers that drive this design concern. The first one I got was the MMC Ocular Max version which goes for the super deformed, tiny car look. It's not a mess to transform and the lack of a backpack is wonderful, but the rest of the resulting robot cuts a really odd looking silhouette. It was so bad I ended up getting the X-Transbots version which apes a good bit from MP-21 in the looks department - backpack and all - and it's spectacular.
So I have high hopes for what Takara can do.
Well if the rumor is true, Bee will come with parts and accessories to pull off every one-off scene and a cartoon accurate Daniel/Spike.Worth noting that if this info is true, MP-45 would be almost double the price of those unlicensed options at MSRP so surely the parts count would allow for some magic even with penny car proportions.
Posted by Glarryg on February 5th, 2019 @ 8:22am CST
Randomhero wrote:Don’t feel bad for grown adults who have enough expendable income who continue to buy toys
... we make our voices heard through our wallets.
Posted by Mirimus on February 5th, 2019 @ 8:33am CST
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 5th, 2019 @ 8:45am CST
Mirimus wrote:I've been edging away from masterpiece ever since the first rumblings of Prime v.3, but if this turns out to be true, I really will be done.
I keep my eye out for MP Galvatron (someday) other than that, I just stick to the Beast Wars MP line. I don't think the rest of the line is worth it anymore. In as much as I collect lines that end, the G1 line most likely never will now. Which is pathetic, in and of itself.