Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version)

Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version)

Monday, January 9th, 2017 10:32pm CST

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Via fellow Seibertronian ScottyP, we have news of an upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece figure, under the MP-38 numbering label: (another) Beast Wars Convoy! The subtitle appears to be, through machine translation - [Original コンボイ(ビーストウォーズ) 伝説の総司令官Ver] - Legendary General Commander Version. We have no images, and the source gives no indication as to whether this is a straight repaint, so feel free to let the speculation run wild! The figure is expected at the end of June 2017.

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Legendary Commander Version)

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851458)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 9th, 2017 @ 10:36pm CST
You may know the 総司令官 (soushireikan) moniker better as "Supreme Commander".

As for this redeco: BWII Movie!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851459)
Posted by Va'al on January 9th, 2017 @ 10:43pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:You may know the 総司令官 (soushireikan) moniker better as "Supreme Commander".

As for this redeco: BWII Movie!



Oooh good point good point!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851463)
Posted by DestronMirage22 on January 9th, 2017 @ 11:02pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:As for this redeco: BWII Movie!


That would be interesting. :-?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851464)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 9th, 2017 @ 11:04pm CST
At least they are repainting a very good masterpiece figure, one of the better recent ones I gather
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851470)
Posted by Zeedust on January 9th, 2017 @ 11:31pm CST
Probably just Primal in Optimus Prime colors.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851474)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 9th, 2017 @ 11:39pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:As for this redeco: BWII Movie!
I thought that too. Though, not as Burning Convoy, but as the slightly more toy-accurate deco he had in that movie, as he was viewed in that movie as a Legendary Supreme Commander.

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851476)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 9th, 2017 @ 11:48pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:As for this redeco: BWII Movie!
I thought that too. Though, not as Burning Convoy, but as the slightly more toy-accurate deco he had in that movie, as he was viewed in that movie as a Legendary Supreme Commander.

Image


Then consider MP Lio Convoy confirmed :lol:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851489)
Posted by RAR on January 10th, 2017 @ 3:49am CST
Sounds like it's based on his appearance in the Beast Wars Second Movie to me - so it may be the clear red & gold deco

http://www.tfu.info/toytables/bw_optimusprimal.htm

But since the normal version is sort of like the CGI cartoon colours and the Japanese "Special Convoy" colours perhaps the black and white toy deco makes sense as an option too.

What I'd call "BlackJack" Optimus Primal personally.

It might be difficult to mould the rubbery parts in clear material if it is then the use of another solid colour would make some sense.

I like the toy but I have not bought it yet as I thought he was a bit overpriced.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851507)
Posted by PeterPrime on January 10th, 2017 @ 6:24am CST
Personally I hope for Transmetal Primal. One can always hope...
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851528)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on January 10th, 2017 @ 8:45am CST
PeterPrime wrote:Personally I hope for Transmetal Primal. One can always hope...

Make that two! :D Although I desire a Masterpiece BW Megatron more than any figure right now.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851551)
Posted by wilcosu35 on January 10th, 2017 @ 10:08am CST
If it's a repaint, i'm not interested.

If it's an entirely new figure though....
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851559)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 10th, 2017 @ 10:41am CST
PeterPrime wrote:Personally I hope for Transmetal Primal. One can always hope...
If it were, then the toy's name would be solicited as "Metals Convoy" instead of just "Convoy".
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851563)
Posted by Overcracker on January 10th, 2017 @ 10:47am CST
wilcosu35 wrote:If it's a repaint, i'm not interested.

If it's an entirely new figure though....



No chance its a new figure. MP-32 Convoy was just released a few months ago. you expect an entirely new mold so soon of the same guy? With Cheetor coming out also?



Maybe it will be this color scheme:

Image

Just kidding.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851590)
Posted by MrBlack on January 10th, 2017 @ 12:27pm CST
Zeedust wrote:Probably just Primal in Optimus Prime colors.

NOOOOOO!

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851607)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 10th, 2017 @ 1:31pm CST
Optimal Optimus was a Supreme Commander, right?

http://www.tfu.info/1998/Maximal/Optima ... ptimus.htm
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851612)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 10th, 2017 @ 2:29pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Optimal Optimus was a Supreme Commander, right?

http://www.tfu.info/1998/Maximal/Optima ... ptimus.htm
All of Beast Wars Convoy's cartoon-based toys were Supreme Commanders in Japan.

But this toy is specifically ranked as "Legendary Supreme Commander".
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851640)
Posted by Seibertron on January 10th, 2017 @ 4:28pm CST
Why would this get a new number instead of a sub number in the series?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851652)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 10th, 2017 @ 5:04pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Why would this get a new number instead of a sub number in the series?
That's a good question. Up until now, unique ID numbers were given to MPs that were both mass retail releases and separate characters, even if they reused a previous mold.

If this is a same-character mold reuse, then the non-exclusive mass retail status would be my only guess for it's getting a new number, but which would then have me questioning why it wouldn't be an exclusive if it's the same character from the same mold.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851686)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 10th, 2017 @ 8:26pm CST
Digibash example (not mine) of what this could possibly look like:

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) (1851690)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 10th, 2017 @ 8:39pm CST
I did a price check and the 12,000 Yen price is the same as the original MP-32 release. As that mold is the only one with that price, we can carefully consider MP-38 to be a redeco.

The new number is odd though, unless some certain parts were to be retooled like the head.

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