Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018

Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018

Thursday, July 26th, 2018 9:27am CDT

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The ACG Hong Kong 2018 show is underway and while it is outside of Japan, Takara is there in full form (since many Takara products are sold in Hong Kong through Hasbro Asia). The upcoming Masterpiece figures MP 17+ Anime Prowl, MP 29+ Anime Shockwave, MP 34S Shadow Panther and MP 42 Cordon were on display and we got photos of them from the Transformers Never Die Facebook group.

Prowl an Shockwave are redecos, Shadow Panther comes with different accessories from Cheetor (including a mutant mask) and Cordon is a slight retool of Sunstreaker.

As we know already, this Prowl figure will also be released simultaneously in the US and an interview between Seibertron and Hasbro confirmed that this will happen more frequently from here on out. Due to the brand unification going both ways, Hasbro will now be importing Takara Masterpiece figures themselves and selling them through specialty retailers (like Entertainment Earth, BBTS, ect) with a wraparound cover for English words. We have transcribed the interview for you below, you will find it after the images of the Masterpiece figure display.

Transformers News: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon

Transformers News: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon

Transformers News: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon


Ryan (interviewer) – Speaking of Masterpiece, Takara Tomy is releasing Beast Wars Megatron – is that coming from you guys or not?

Ben (Transformers Brand Manager) – It’s a partnership we have with Takara now, so Hasbro are now importing the Takara Masterpiece items stateside. You will see a box that will go around the Takara Tomy original packaging, like a slip sleeve sort of thing, that will bring our brands together. It will be the exact release you would’ve expected in Japan, at the same time you would’ve gotten it in Japan.

Ryan – Is it a product you worked on together?

Ben – There’s definitely more collaboration going on, not to the level of Movie Masterpiece, but in general you see the unification of our brands, product lines, the Masterpiece line that Takara is creating is our next step in working together.

Credit(s): TFND


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Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1974163)
Posted by TulioDude on July 26th, 2018 @ 10:10am CDT
Shadow Pahnter feels like he came form an unaired episode of Beast Wars.I could see they doing a episode of a Predacon Cheetor.

Shockwave looks so good in these colors!
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1974250)
Posted by Emerje on July 26th, 2018 @ 3:48pm CDT
Small error in the transcript that should look like this:

Ryan (interviewer) – Speaking of Masterpiece, Entertainment Earth is releasing Beast Wars Megatron – is that coming from you guys or not?

Pretty sure we all know it's coming from Takara Tomy, that wasn't the question. ;)

Emerje
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1974252)
Posted by GrangerPerry on July 26th, 2018 @ 3:56pm CDT
The Shockwave we’ve always wanted, I’m so looking forward to seeing his box! His upside down stand is making me lol out loud right now though must have been displayed by a Hasbro employee
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1977524)
Posted by pastagician on August 9th, 2018 @ 10:35am CDT
MP-10A pricing, can anyone give me an idea what these are actually worth? The prices online are a bit nuts.
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1977613)
Posted by william-james88 on August 9th, 2018 @ 4:54pm CDT
pastagician wrote:MP-10A pricing, can anyone give me an idea what these are actually worth? The prices online are a bit nuts.

The lowest they ever went on the secondary market (which was the main way to get it outside the initial market) was around the 500$ mark. Its only gone up since
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1977686)
Posted by Emerje on August 9th, 2018 @ 10:47pm CDT
pastagician wrote:MP-10A pricing, can anyone give me an idea what these are actually worth? The prices online are a bit nuts.

Mandarake sells opened ones with slight box damage like yours occasionally for 80,000 JPY, about $721, but for a seller outside of Japan you might be able to ask $800. Definitely wont sell one for $4,000+ like people are asking on eBay.

Emerje
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1978374)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on August 13th, 2018 @ 3:18pm CDT
As an aside, I received an invoice today. Due for release August 24th, MP 34S Shadow Panther came in at a very reasonable £68. At less than half the price of Dinobot and a fraction of the cost of Megatron, it was quite refreshing :lol:
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999162)
Posted by shajaki on December 16th, 2018 @ 9:45am CST
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Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999164)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on December 16th, 2018 @ 9:51am CST
shajaki wrote:Image



:lol:

Not I. I've already pre-Ordered BW Megs, the biggest and likely most expensive of that line. Other than MP Galvatron, I have no interest in the MP Collection outside of Beast Wars.

That said, If HasTak seemingly want to price the majority G1 Collectors out of the market, on their heads be it.
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999165)
Posted by shajaki on December 16th, 2018 @ 10:28am CST
By "line" do you mean MP BW? Cause 44 is already the new reigning champ of costly (non-exclusive) MP's.
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999169)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 16th, 2018 @ 12:02pm CST
If MP-44's "Stupidly overengineered design, dumbed-down looks" becomes a trend this line can die.
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999170)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 16th, 2018 @ 12:03pm CST
I'm out. I cancelled my BW Megs pre order, and I've passed on the new Prime pre orders. Putting Dinobot on eBay this weekend.

I'm not happy about it, but Takara is just being greedy. That's their right, of course, but it's lost them a customer, and probably gained the KO market a new one.


I'm waiting to see the price on Hound. If it's the same as Sunstreaker, I'll pay it, but if it's more, than he is a pass as well.
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999176)
Posted by william-james88 on December 16th, 2018 @ 12:28pm CST
I am out for G1 molds (already was) but will keep supporting BW MPs. And Ironhidensh, if the KO sunstreaker is anything to go by, the KO altrernative might be very poor. So it would be an all or nothing (as in we experience the real thing or we dont experience the mold at all).
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999185)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 16th, 2018 @ 1:10pm CST
william-james88 wrote:I am out for G1 molds (already was) but will keep supporting BW MPs. And Ironhidensh, if the KO sunstreaker is anything to go by, the KO altrernative might be very poor. So it would be an all or nothing (as in we experience the real thing or we dont experience the mold at all).


Yeah, KO's can be hit or miss. The MPM Prime KO was vastly superiour to the official, but the MPM Barricade (which I bought by accident) was good, but not as good. I've heard nothing but praise for the Megatron 36 KO's, but I honestly never paid any attention to the Sunstreaker one. I know the Datsun KO is of equal quality, but the Sideswipe/redalert was lacking.

All I know is that anything over 250, really 230 bucks is simply a ripoff, no matter how good looking or desired, or official a mold is. The pricing for BW Megtatron and Prime 44 makes me want to never buy a Takara product again. If it wasn't for my kids liking Transformers, Hasbro would have priced me out of the main line purchases a couple of years ago. As it is, I try and wait for sales and discounts.
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999412)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 17th, 2018 @ 6:45pm CST
Unless they finally do Trailbreaker or Brainstorm or another Targetmaster repaint (hopefully Stepper soon) I am out minus the MPMs. MP BW Megatron will be the last of the Beast MPs for me, and I have my Sideswipe, Shattered Prime, Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (still sad about that one), and Sideswipe. So I have most of the guys I care for.
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999963)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 20th, 2018 @ 7:19am CST
For anyone's interested --



BBTS Transformers Masterpiece MP-11NR Ramjet (DEFECTIVE SHOULDERS) for $40 (marked down from $180.)

Product Description

This listing is for the version that was manufactured improperly and has incorrectly installed parts that prevent proper transformation. This item is sold AS IS and is not eligible to be returned. All sales are final.


Shoulder fix tutorial by The Chosen Prime:





Looks like a good deal, but I've got a feeling Takara will redo Starscream & the jets, so..
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999981)
Posted by galvatron00 on December 20th, 2018 @ 9:23am CST
Cyberpath wrote:For anyone's interested --
BBTS Transformers Masterpiece MP-11NR Ramjet (DEFECTIVE SHOULDERS) for $40 (marked down from $180.)
Product Description
This listing is for the version that was manufactured improperly and has incorrectly installed parts that prevent proper transformation. This item is sold AS IS and is not eligible to be returned. All sales are final.
Shoulder fix tutorial by The Chosen Prime:

Looks like a good deal, but I've got a feeling Takara will redo Starscream & the jets, so..
Why, Cyberpath?! Why you post the deal so now I can't buy it with Christmas money in a week as it will probably be sold out?! WHY CYBERPATH?! :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999988)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 20th, 2018 @ 9:44am CST
Shit, that is pretty damn tempting.
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999989)
Posted by galvatron00 on December 20th, 2018 @ 9:45am CST
Ironhidensh wrote:****, that is pretty damn tempting.
See, Cyberpath?! Now 'densh is gonna get one!! Which is ok, he's a good dude. :lol:
Re: Takara Masterpiece Display at ACG Hong Kong 2018 with Prowl, Shockwave, Shadow Panther, Cordon #ACGHK2018 (1999995)
Posted by no-one on December 20th, 2018 @ 10:05am CST
Well fudge CP, I just talked myself out of broke ass MP Ramjet yesterday. Well I guess this is a good problem to have :BANG_HEAD:

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