Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009

Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009

Friday, July 3rd, 2009 8:22am CDT

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Seibertron.com member Real Devastator has just posted new information regarding the Transformers Masterpiece figure line.

According to Japanese hobby shop Digitami, the Optimus Prime/ Convoy MP-04, with trailer, will see another production release sometime in October of 2009. With a price point of 18,900 yen, roughly $200.00 USD, it doesn't look like the value of the figure has gone down at all since its first run.

View the posting in its original format by clicking the link below.

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/digitamin/b116/

Credit(s): Real Devastator


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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (947543)
Posted by Mkall on July 3rd, 2009 @ 9:32am CDT
Hmmm, My 20th anniversary Prime is showing his age, and a few good bumps and scrapes. Maybe I'll get this one.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (947574)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 3rd, 2009 @ 10:26am CDT
I'm still undecided if I want MP-1 or MP-4 with the trailer. The main issue being Quality Control. Will it be bad like last time? :-?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (947591)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 3rd, 2009 @ 11:17am CDT
I got MP4 during its previous re-release and noticed no QC problems. I kept MP Prime in his box and display the trailer with 20th Anniversary Prime instead as he had already been out for a couple of years.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (947622)
Posted by Mach on July 3rd, 2009 @ 12:28pm CDT
My mp4 trailer is doing ok too, not much of QC problem. Maybe just a few isolated cases that the trailer a bit unsatisfactory
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (947623)
Posted by Overcracker on July 3rd, 2009 @ 12:29pm CDT
Very cool. I've been meaning to get one. but the Prices just put me off.

With as new release comes a new lower and more accessible price. Juding from the page and converting from Yen to USD: $199 much better than the 240 being asked at BBTS for an opened MP-01. or the close to 300 for the MP-04 a while back.

Hopefully I'll be able to get one this time around..
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (947626)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 3rd, 2009 @ 12:37pm CDT
O well, if anything it'll be a nice house-warming gift for when I move out :P
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (947649)
Posted by Zeds on July 3rd, 2009 @ 1:52pm CDT
What. This is the 3rd or 4th release now?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (947655)
Posted by Overcracker on July 3rd, 2009 @ 2:01pm CDT
Zeds wrote:What. This is the 3rd or 4th release now?


Depends on what you are referring to.

For the main Prime/truck Mold, its the 6th time its released in some form I believe. I could be wrong. MP-01, Mp-02: Ultra Magnus, Mp-04(This set a few years ago), Hasbro's 20th Anniversary Prime. (red paint and Black gun), Hasbro's 20th Anniversary DVD edition Prime(blue gun, and a more Orange paint).

For this particular Set, only the second time.

The Prime + trailer set was only released once by Takara.
Hasbro has yet to have a similar release in the west.
Their releases have only been the Truck/Prime portion. In Prime colors.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (947772)
Posted by MetaMorden on July 3rd, 2009 @ 3:41pm CDT
I don't own MP-04, but I heard there are serius quality control issues with him, much worse than MP-01. Well, let's just wait and see the result this time...
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (947899)
Posted by Zeds on July 3rd, 2009 @ 7:17pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:For this particular Set, only the second time.


So then the 3rd release if you count the original release in there. I would be happier if they released Grimlock in all his Diaclone goodness! Anyone else noticed that E-hobby has not released anything much since the Omega or Encore repaints? Hope the Encore line gets ramped up again with some new releases after the movie.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (948111)
Posted by Diem on July 4th, 2009 @ 5:58am CDT
Hmm...

Hopefully, other fans'll buy this just to get a trailer to go with their existing MP Primes. Then there'll be a cheap 2nd-hand Prime for me to buy :grin:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (948283)
Posted by soundwave13c on July 4th, 2009 @ 2:04pm CDT
cool! I did not get the first release, maybee I can scratch enough funds by that time :|
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (948314)
Posted by Narc on July 4th, 2009 @ 3:36pm CDT
What QC issues? Haven't heard of that with MP-4.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 re-release in October 2009 (948319)
Posted by Overcracker on July 4th, 2009 @ 3:47pm CDT
Zeds wrote:
Overcracker wrote:For this particular Set, only the second time.


So then the 3rd release if you count the original release in there.


If you are counting how many times Takara has issued the MP Prime mold in Prime colors, this would be the third time yes.

However this is the second time we get the set with the Official Takara Trailer. As opposed to the couple of other third party trailers for him that are floating around.

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