Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February

Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 5:09pm CDT

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Thanks to fellow board member Cyberpath, we've got news that in addition to new releases in the Masterpiece line; Takara are re-issuing MP-21 -- otherwise known as Bumblebee! The G1 cartoon-accurate figure is set to be re-released in February of next year, and pre-orders are currently up on a couple sites. Click here to pre-order from HLJ, click here to pre-order from AmiAmi; click the image below to see our gallery of this wonderful figure, and tell us in the forums if you plan to get the friendly Autobot scout!

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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908720)
Posted by Bounti76 on September 5th, 2017 @ 6:04pm CDT
Why reissue this when the first one never sold out? I could see redoing it in blue as Glyph, or really out there, doing it in orange as Volks. But Bee, again?
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908721)
Posted by william-james88 on September 5th, 2017 @ 6:15pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:Why reissue this when the first one never sold out? I could see redoing it in blue as Glyph, or really out there, doing it in orange as Volks. But Bee, again?

It sold out rather quickly in Japan which is the market those sites cater too.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908739)
Posted by dragons on September 5th, 2017 @ 9:20pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:Why reissue this when the first one never sold out? I could see redoing it in blue as Glyph, or really out there, doing it in orange as Volks. But Bee, again?


Sold out at ToysRus and hasbro and other online stores bbts, tfsourece and more web sites when I was looking for him at time had buy him from Amazon maybe it was ebay
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908755)
Posted by nycPrime on September 5th, 2017 @ 10:21pm CDT
Still available for $65 from TRU: https://www.toysrus.com/product?productId=88792926

Any difference between the TT and Hasbro versions?
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908760)
Posted by william-james88 on September 5th, 2017 @ 10:29pm CDT
nycPrime wrote:Still available for $65 from TRU: https://www.toysrus.com/product?productId=88792926

Any difference between the TT and Hasbro versions?


Yes, 1.

The red tailight is red paint on clear plastic in one and on the other it is clear red plastic with yellow paint covering everything else.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908761)
Posted by Emerje on September 5th, 2017 @ 10:44pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:Why reissue this when the first one never sold out? I could see redoing it in blue as Glyph, or really out there, doing it in orange as Volks. But Bee, again?

The Japanese version sold just fine because it could be bought considerably cheaper than the TRU version (and even more so over the scalped ones sold by TFSource and BBTS). The version can be had for as low as around US$42, even with US$7 or $8 for shipping you're still coming in at US$15 under TRU's price.

Emerje
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908855)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 6th, 2017 @ 10:32am CDT
Now I'd like a reissue of MP-24 please. And maybe MP-20 while we're at it.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908857)
Posted by Cybertronius Primus on September 6th, 2017 @ 10:36am CDT
The original is still at my local toys r us here in the uk
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908935)
Posted by shajaki on September 6th, 2017 @ 5:27pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Now I'd like a reissue of MP-24 please. And maybe MP-20 while we're at it.
*cough cough*
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908940)
Posted by nycPrime on September 6th, 2017 @ 5:47pm CDT
How much was star saber when originally imported from Japan?
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908956)
Posted by william-james88 on September 6th, 2017 @ 7:46pm CDT
nycPrime wrote:How much was star saber when originally imported from Japan?

About $140 before shipping.

You can get him for only $110 right now from Japan (with an opened box)

http://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/deta ... 9&ref=list
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908980)
Posted by nycPrime on September 6th, 2017 @ 10:33pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
nycPrime wrote:How much was star saber when originally imported from Japan?

About $140 before shipping.

You can get him for only $110 right now from Japan (with an opened box)

http://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/deta ... 9&ref=list

Works out to $155 after shipping. That BBTS price is mighty tempting.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1908981)
Posted by william-james88 on September 6th, 2017 @ 10:36pm CDT
nycPrime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
nycPrime wrote:How much was star saber when originally imported from Japan?

About $140 before shipping.

You can get him for only $110 right now from Japan (with an opened box)

http://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/deta ... 9&ref=list

Works out to $155 after shipping. That BBTS price is mighty tempting.

What helps is BBTS bought all their copies when the Yen was lower than it is now. And since you are getting a new one with them, its a far better purchase.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1909472)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 8th, 2017 @ 5:45pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Now I'd like a reissue of MP-24 please. And maybe MP-20 while we're at it.
*cough cough*

I know I know I know!

Ok, maybe I didn't know BBTS still had him... now I needs moneys
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1909675)
Posted by skywarp-2 on September 9th, 2017 @ 1:47pm CDT
While I am happy about the Masterpiece reissues, I am kinda hoping they rerelease the MP-11SW and MP-11T versions of the Starscream molds in Thundercracker and Skywarp. I need those two bots. I also would like to find a reissue of the cassettes that came as additional for the Masterpiece Soundwave. I need those as well, tho I bought recently the bootleg KO soundwave Takara ver., with the added ratchet joints. I actually prefer that version, and the paint apps were not an issue on mine. My laserbeak was actually painted pretty well. Tho, based on vid reviews online, I did take him and clear coat his body to keep the paint from chipping. I got the best clear coat spray out there, it works wonders and serves to bond the paint to the plastic and diecast parts.

I will wait to get the resissue of Megatron, and I hope beyond hope that they reissue most of the current MP line up, from MP 11 on.. I think MP-10 has plenty of releases so far, and is still the gold standard in Masterpiece figures..
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1910151)
Posted by ltivey on September 11th, 2017 @ 10:15am CDT
Have you seen the price of masterpiece bumblebee in toys r us uk, its silly money. bring on the re-release. Also need Prowl and Smokescreen re released
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1910243)
Posted by skywarp-2 on September 11th, 2017 @ 3:39pm CDT
I'm hoping for a release of the Conehead jets too. Hopefully they get a larger run then the first batch! Have to take out a 2nd mortgage to get just 1 online anywhere!!
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1927205)
Posted by wilcosu35 on December 18th, 2017 @ 12:27pm CST
Sorry for nerco-ing this, but i just noticed something. I was looking around for a more specific release date for the MP-22 reissue, since he's coming up (still haven't found anything better than "january"). I noticed on his lower legs, the inner portion of them is entirely red, whereas the original had blue paint there, with white paint just below the knee, if i believe correctly.
Do you guys think this is just a bad photo of a poorly painted proto or will he have differently coloured legs?
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1927208)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 18th, 2017 @ 1:04pm CST
wilcosu35 wrote:Sorry for nerco-ing this, but i just noticed something. I was looking around for a more specific release date for the MP-22 reissue, since he's coming up (still haven't found anything better than "january"). I noticed on his lower legs, the inner portion of them is entirely red, whereas the original had blue paint there, with white paint just below the knee, if i believe correctly.
Do you guys think this is just a bad photo of a poorly painted proto or will he have differently coloured legs?


According to TakaraTomy Mall the MP-22 reissue is due January 27, 2018.

That's just the old stock photos. And fixed on the revamped Takara website --

Image

Image
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee to be Re-issued in February (1927248)
Posted by nycPrime on December 18th, 2017 @ 8:58pm CST
I was so tempted to get the UM reissue but decided to be good and passed. Hope I don't regret it =(

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