Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches

Friday, April 18th, 2014 5:28AM CDT

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Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertron.com user fenrir72, we took a look at the official Takara Tomy website (and Twitter account) to find some further information on the Fan's Choice Masterpiece figure: Star Saber! The site offers some information, Google translated and tweaked below and an early stages study sketch, also mirrored below, confirming its mass release and the creation of a 'development diary'. So stay tuned with Seibertron.com and Takara as we bring you more about this figure during its creation before it's released!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches


It reached number one in impressive in the "Masterpiece Fan's Choice" poll conducted at the end of last year. Mass release of the masterpiece "Star Saber" has been confirmed.
Development project has finally begun.

Let us show you a drawing of the design study for this first installment of the development diary!

It is a early study sketch, but it's still possible to see the coolness of heroic Star Saber. Further along, elements of mechanical toy are going to be added to this figure, as the level of perfection as a toy is gradually increasing.

The Masterpiece Star Saber mass release has been determined by the vote of everyone.
We will continue to update from time to time the development progress of Star Saber on this page, as we cannot wait for you to also enjoy the process of it getting onto the market, and all information will be stated on this page.
Credit(s): Takara Tomy
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Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1566202)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 18th, 2014 @ 6:52am CDT
@ Va'al

Thanks for the proper translation. What makes the art cool is the acronym W.I.P. :DANCE:

Work in Progress............12 months to go? I'm giddy like a schoolgirl!
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1566247)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2014 @ 9:20am CDT
What this means by "diary" is that this page on TT's website will be updated periodically with information about the figure as production of it continues onward.
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1566288)
Posted by Siger on April 18th, 2014 @ 10:40am CDT
Cool looking, but Gundam?
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1566291)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 18th, 2014 @ 10:47am CDT
More like a mix of Optimus and Gundam. He's one of the "Cybertron" commanders back in Victory.
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1566318)
Posted by craggy on April 18th, 2014 @ 11:40am CDT
Star Saber's design has always been a little Gundam. I think his daddy was playing both franchises.

Honestly can't say there's a whole lot to get me excited from those pics, because it's just a picture of the character in each of his modes (well, there's no tiny wee dude, but I bet they'll get to that) but in general I'm pretty keen to see more. I like the design of the character and depending on how big he ends up being he might work okay in the IDW side of my collection. Heck, might just get him any way, since there's no other version of him I'm really able to get that's worth the money to me.
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1566460)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 18th, 2014 @ 11:15pm CDT
You mean the "Courage" unit? He's a necessary part despite he only got to show up during the show were the transformation sequences.
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581765)
Posted by Va'al on June 13th, 2014 @ 6:25am CDT
Quite a while ago we reported the beginning of the Fan Poll Choice Masterpiece Star Saber's journey to production, with some early study sketches. Today, Twitter account TFYuki has teased what could be a fairly big reveal for the figure coming tomorrow. Check out the image below, which appears to feature the original toy's feet over some new design sketches, and speculate away!

UPDATE: The account has also tweeted an image of the new figure's prototype feet, mirrored below.

So everyone, tomorrow at the Tomy booth at Tokyo Toy Show 2014 "Let's Say Go!"


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Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581772)
Posted by guarayakha on June 13th, 2014 @ 7:08am CDT
Full prototype reveal tomorrow!? F**k, how am I gonna sleep through the night!!!?


:KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

*spazzed out of over-excitement*
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581780)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 13th, 2014 @ 7:48am CDT
Say Go, Takara! Say Go!
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581789)
Posted by Miles Wolf on June 13th, 2014 @ 8:07am CDT
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Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581794)
Posted by megatronus on June 13th, 2014 @ 8:17am CDT
Nice. I'm highly anticipating this guy. Should be a very nice change of pace aesthetics-wise.

I just hope they do another MP fan poll, but this time, featuring Decepticon leaders!
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581797)
Posted by DeadCaL on June 13th, 2014 @ 8:22am CDT
I saw the first foot and I went "Waitaminute, that foot doesn't look very.... oooOOOOhhhh" :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581800)
Posted by guarayakha on June 13th, 2014 @ 8:39am CDT
megatronus wrote:Nice. I'm highly anticipating this guy. Should be a very nice change of pace aesthetics-wise.

I just hope they do another MP fan poll, but this time, featuring Decepticon leaders!


Heh, most of the cons that I wanted an MP of is mostly the non-leaders. MP LioKaiser would be dope, but that's stepping into combiner territory.

Makes you wonder though; Which con leader would most Japanese TF fans pick? I can't quite imagine them picking Megatron, so perhaps Galvatron? Gigatron is kinda too bizzare looking, and Scorponok's kinda meh. Maybe Overlord(if he qualifies as a leader alongside BlackZarak), Cybertron Megatron and Reverse Convoy. Or maybe they'll just pick Deathsaurus just to go with StarSaber.
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581812)
Posted by triKlops on June 13th, 2014 @ 10:11am CDT
This should be a great day for reveals; really looking forward to this guy.
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581814)
Posted by YRQRM0 on June 13th, 2014 @ 10:17am CDT
Is this the result of that MP fan poll that featured all the Primes? Meaning no MP Armada Optimus? :-(
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581815)
Posted by Siger on June 13th, 2014 @ 10:22am CDT
Sorry, I don't have a robot foot fetish. [-(
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581824)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 13th, 2014 @ 10:51am CDT
I literally said 'OMG' out loud when I saw the prototype foot. :o I feel like this has been the best year for Japanese releases in a long, long time.
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581832)
Posted by ScottyP on June 13th, 2014 @ 11:05am CDT
I would've laughed my butt off if that picture had been of the bottom of the foot.
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581845)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 13th, 2014 @ 12:37pm CDT
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Will be waiting in anticipation. MP-11 Starscream and Star Saber are the two Masterpieces I really want. Hopefully it won't be overwhelmingly awesome that it will make me want Star Saber more than Starscream... :PRAY:
Re: Takara Tomy Fan Choice Masterpiece Star Saber - Development Diary and Early Study Sketches (1581849)
Posted by G1COLLECTOR on June 13th, 2014 @ 1:08pm CDT
ULTRA PASS ON THIS!!!
Come on, work on MP Blaster /Autobot MP Cassettes, MP Jazz, Mp Tracks, MP Hound, & *MP Sunstreaker..... Let's not waste time on this Crap, Star Saber...??

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