Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 6:24PM CDT

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Thanks to Dengeki Hobby, we have new images of of the prototype Masterpiece Beast Wars Megatron figure! The figure is on display in the same pose he was featured in when he was initially revealed, but with some minor stance differences, the most notable of which allows us to see that the Dino tail does in fact swing out of the way and enable you to make use of his left hand!

Also of note is the designation. Whereas we were under the assumption that he would be MP-43, here we have a card saying his in MP-44. This brings up 2 questions: 1) is this just a simple mistake? and 2) if it isn't, who is MP-43? We will leave that answer up to you to debate for now.

Check out the images below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963674)
Posted by Omega-Doom on June 7th, 2018 @ 6:55pm CDT
Megatron looks shorter than I expected, I still love the details on the little guy.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963675)
Posted by Emerje on June 7th, 2018 @ 7:03pm CDT
MP-43 will probably be the much anticipated Hoist or Trailbreaker.

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963679)
Posted by Ultra Markus on June 7th, 2018 @ 7:58pm CDT
I wonder if the t rex head comes off to reveal a hand like the other side
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963687)
Posted by MagicDeath on June 7th, 2018 @ 8:21pm CDT
Emerje wrote:MP-43 will probably be the much anticipated Hoist or Trailbreaker.

Emerje


I think Takara all but confirmed they’re at least working on that mold in an interview about Sunstreaker.

Alternate Theory:
MP-43: Megatron (BW)
MP-44: Megatron (BW), but with a different number
:-P
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963701)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on June 7th, 2018 @ 9:21pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:I wonder if the t rex head comes off to reveal a hand like the other side

While I would be very pleasantly surprised, I would nonetheless be very surprised. He only had two hands in two scenes during the entirety of season 1. And neither of those scenes were in this body.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963754)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 8th, 2018 @ 8:03am CDT
Emerje wrote:MP-43 will probably be the much anticipated Hoist or Trailbreaker.

Emerje


Or it could be the subtly hinted at MP Blaster. We got some new cassettes after all, he can't be too far behind. It would also make a change instead of the usual Car Bots cluttering up the line.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963760)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on June 8th, 2018 @ 8:38am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:I wonder if the t rex head comes off to reveal a hand like the other side


If it did, it would explain why the T-Rex head splits in the middle. I assume it does because of the obvious seam in the middle. Otherwise, there's no point in it being there like MP-10's crotch hole :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963762)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 8th, 2018 @ 8:57am CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:I wonder if the t rex head comes off to reveal a hand like the other side


If it did, it would explain why the T-Rex head splits in the middle. I assume it does because of the obvious seam in the middle. Otherwise, there's no point in it being there like MP-10's crotch hole :HEADHURTS:
The seam could be there due to the head halves being two separate pieces screwed or pinned together if the head had to be assembled that way to accommodate any internal gimmick that might have been built into it.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963764)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 8th, 2018 @ 9:01am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:I wonder if the t rex head comes off to reveal a hand like the other side


If it did, it would explain why the T-Rex head splits in the middle. I assume it does because of the obvious seam in the middle. Otherwise, there's no point in it being there like MP-10's crotch hole :HEADHURTS:
The seam could be there due to the head halves being two separate pieces screwed or pinned together if the head had to be assembled that way to accommodate any internal gimmick that might have been built into it.



Indeed. Although I thought it was just a prototype seam, perhaps its significance is demonstrating the inclusion of the (show) missile/(toy) water gun "tongue"?
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963766)
Posted by william-james88 on June 8th, 2018 @ 9:05am CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Emerje wrote:MP-43 will probably be the much anticipated Hoist or Trailbreaker.

Emerje


Or it could be the subtly hinted at MP Blaster. We got some new cassettes after all, he can't be too far behind. It would also make a change instead of the usual Car Bots cluttering up the line.


Or its just a mistake.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963768)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 8th, 2018 @ 9:14am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Emerje wrote:MP-43 will probably be the much anticipated Hoist or Trailbreaker.

Emerje


Or it could be the subtly hinted at MP Blaster. We got some new cassettes after all, he can't be too far behind. It would also make a change instead of the usual Car Bots cluttering up the line.


Or its just a mistake.




Dare, there is a place where dreams survive :DANCE:
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963771)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 8th, 2018 @ 9:27am CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Emerje wrote:MP-43 will probably be the much anticipated Hoist or Trailbreaker.

Emerje


Or it could be the subtly hinted at MP Blaster. We got some new cassettes after all, he can't be too far behind. It would also make a change instead of the usual Car Bots cluttering up the line.


Or its just a mistake.




Dare, there is a place where dreams survive :DANCE:


Sometimes when your hopes have all been shattered...

Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963773)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 8th, 2018 @ 9:31am CDT
:lol:

In all honesty though, unless I read MP-43 Galvatron ( :BOWDOWN: ), I'm not overly concerned who is the missing number is, in as much as I am sure it is someone.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963775)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 8th, 2018 @ 9:34am CDT
In other news, that sure is a mess of kibble on Megatron's back, alright.

https://twitter.com/transchange/status/1004988920218521600


Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963776)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 8th, 2018 @ 9:40am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:In other news, that sure is a mess of kibble on Megatron's back, alright.

https://twitter.com/transchange/status/1004988920218521600





:shock: Woooo

The Maximal designs should be the only ones with that much overt kibble. The only visible kibble on this form of Megs should be the two halves of the T-Rex midsection, which isn't that big surely :???:
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963782)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 8th, 2018 @ 10:21am CDT
Meh, not a deal breaker for me, I'm not going to pose him showing his back to the world. I'm going to trust the designers on knowing where they are going on this
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963784)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 8th, 2018 @ 10:34am CDT
I mean, he is supposed to have a backpack of kibble anyway. This one's just not as streamlined as it could have been hoped to be.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963789)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 8th, 2018 @ 11:17am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Meh, not a deal breaker for me, I'm not going to pose him showing his back to the world. I'm going to trust the designers on knowing where they are going on this



Sabrblade wrote:I mean, he is supposed to have a backpack of kibble anyway. This one's just not as streamlined as it could have been hoped to be.



Indeed. Still he will look odd next to the other Season One Predacons, who all should have very little kibble (other than Waspinator).
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963790)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on June 8th, 2018 @ 11:21am CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Meh, not a deal breaker for me, I'm not going to pose him showing his back to the world. I'm going to trust the designers on knowing where they are going on this



Sabrblade wrote:I mean, he is supposed to have a backpack of kibble anyway. This one's just not as streamlined as it could have been hoped to be.



Indeed. Still he will look odd next to the other Season One Predacons, who all should have very little kibble (other than Waspinator).

That’s a pretty bold speculation, considering the amount of proportion-change happening with Tarantulas, Scorponok, Blackarachnia, Terrorsaur...
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron Prototype On Display at Tokyo Toy Show (1963791)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 8th, 2018 @ 11:26am CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Meh, not a deal breaker for me, I'm not going to pose him showing his back to the world. I'm going to trust the designers on knowing where they are going on this



Sabrblade wrote:I mean, he is supposed to have a backpack of kibble anyway. This one's just not as streamlined as it could have been hoped to be.



Indeed. Still he will look odd next to the other Season One Predacons, who all should have very little kibble (other than Waspinator).

That’s a pretty bold speculation, considering the amount of proportion-change happening with Tarantulas, Scorponok, Blackarachnia, Terrorsaur...


Well not really. The aim of Takara for this line is show accuracy. The examples you gave only really sport arachnid legs as kibble. Terrorsaur, on the other hand, has none on display. Which will be really interesting to see. Megatron and Waspinator (you could technically argue Inferno) are the only ones with kibble backpacks in Season One.
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