Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 12:57PM CST

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Greetings, fellow Seibertronians! We've known about the second version of Masterpiece Bumblebee for less than a week now. Nonetheless, Takara Tomy is wasting no time in ramping up the hype as best they can. Our own Seiberton.com member, Cyberpath, has tipped us off to a promotional video from Takara Tomy as posted to the Facebook site "Planet Iacon" by "Singapore Transformers Fans Unite." The video first reminds us that we are entering the 35th year celebration of the Transformers and that the party is kicking off with MP-44 Masterpiece Optimus Prime ver. 3.0! Then they roll right into their announcement of the follow up to the most cartoon accurate Optimus Prime toy they've ever produced, none other than MP-45 Transformers Masterpiece Bumblebee ver. 2.0! Takara Tomy then begins to show off their latest Masterpiece creation alongside stills and video clips from the original G1 cartoon, meant to showcase how screen accurate this new version of Bumblebee is supposed to be to his cartoon appearance in both alt mode and robot mode, very similar to the credo behind making a third Masterpiece version of Optimus Prime. The video also showcases the inspiration for several of the accessories accompanying MP-45, including a Spike Witwicky figure, Bumblebee's signature blaster (with plastic laser blast effect!), interchangeable facial expressions, and even an I :BOT: NY license plate! MP-45, confirmed to be an officially licensed Volkswagen product, is slated to come out in September 2019 at the asking price of 13,000 JPY.

The link to the video can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/Planetiacon.stfu/videos/542040579640250/

What are your feelings on this new Masterpiece offering from Takara Tomy? This seems to be a divisive issue with fans, so please, let us know what you think in the comments below. As always, stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!
Credit(s): Planet Iacon - Singapore Transformers Fans Unite (Facebook)
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010108)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on February 13th, 2019 @ 1:31pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:$85 on Anime-Export.

That's a much better price. But it's still way too much for this badly-designed piece of scrap.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010112)
Posted by Seibertron on February 13th, 2019 @ 1:46pm CST
Just got word from Hasbro that we can share those images again with all of you. Here are Hasbro's official product images of Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee.


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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010129)
Posted by Trikeboy on February 13th, 2019 @ 5:34pm CST
They sacrificed sculpt over a door gimmick. That sucks. There is no reason for the side door windows to be on the feet if the doors didn't open. They could have minimized the foot kibble.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010130)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 13th, 2019 @ 5:38pm CST
Trikeboy wrote:They sacrificed sculpt over a door gimmick. That sucks. There is no reason for the side door windows to be on the feet if the doors didn't open. They could have minimized the foot kibble.


Where would the doors go instead, though? The backpack? It's already pretty big, and adding some more mass in there would make Bumblebee look more like a hunchback than a hatchback.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010132)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on February 13th, 2019 @ 6:09pm CST
What the hell is that price?! I didn't pay that much for MP Barricade, Tracks, OR Roadrage! And they're excellent!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010133)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on February 13th, 2019 @ 6:20pm CST
It's funny now that we can get third party MP figures much cheaper than official ones consistently.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010141)
Posted by william-james88 on February 13th, 2019 @ 7:01pm CST
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:What the hell is that price?! I didn't pay that much for MP Barricade, Tracks, OR Roadrage! And they're excellent!

Roadrage is excellent? Her head doesnt even lock in place.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010158)
Posted by Vanleer on February 13th, 2019 @ 8:41pm CST
I finally figured out why the price is so high. Its BB and Spike and not just Spike. They made spike close to the original 3.75 inches and a cool measly 3-4 POA 4 if the head moves :-? :-?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010159)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 13th, 2019 @ 9:30pm CST
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010164)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 13th, 2019 @ 11:14pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
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MP Ironhide and Ratchet have butts made out of tires, and MP Hound won't be available until months after MP Bumblebee 2.0. I think bots who live in glass houses shouldn't be throwing stones. :-?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010182)
Posted by Big Grim on February 14th, 2019 @ 7:35am CST
Looks like hot garbage in my opinion.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010185)
Posted by Emerje on February 14th, 2019 @ 8:11am CST
ScottyP wrote:
carytheone wrote:Here's a question that popped into my head this morning. Did Takara or Hasbro expect this new Bee to be well received? One would assume so, otherwise why release it?

Based on what I've read here, at TFW and social media, it's getting universally panned and people are having a hard time finding any real positives. With that being said, is Takara and Hasbro completely oblivious to what fans want? Or are they just really cocky? If they are actually that out of touch, what does that say for the MP line as a whole?
If you sell half as many but raise the price by 100%, then you got a 33 1/3 chance of winning, but I, I got a 66 and 2/3 chance of winning, because Optimus Prime KNOWS he can't beat me and he's not even gonna try! So Starscream, you take your 33 1/3 chance, minus my 25% chance and you got an 8 1/3 chance of winning. But then you take my 75% chance of winning, if we was to go one on one, and then add 66 2/3 per cents, I got 141 2/3 chance of winning. See Starscream, the numbers don't lie, and they spell disaster for you it's all a wash?

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:APPLAUSE:

Bee's growing on me, but I'll wait for it to hit half price on Amazon JP.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010187)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 14th, 2019 @ 8:52am CST
My other two TF friends, having seen BEE 2.0 and the outrageous prices of Overpriced Prime and BB himself, have turned their backs on MP figures altogether. Both diehard Geewun fans.
The line is called "Masterpiece", as such the figures should look like something so well made it earns that moniker. This figure could be part of SIEGE and wouldn't look out of place. That's not a slight against SIEGE, just the lack of finesse with this "MP" BB.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010252)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on February 14th, 2019 @ 4:50pm CST
This figure does not deserve to be called 'Masterpiece', either officially or unofficially. It's overpriced, under-engineered, has some paltry accessories. A nigh-total fail.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010261)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 14th, 2019 @ 5:29pm CST
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:This figure does not deserve to be called 'Masterpiece', either officially or unofficially. It's overpriced, under-engineered, has some paltry accessories. A nigh-total fail.

Yeah, this scream 'rush job' to me, especially as hound continues to tease us at all of these events
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010276)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 14th, 2019 @ 6:02pm CST
Big Grim wrote:Looks like hot garbage in my opinion.



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How DARE you call this "hot garbage"?

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There's nothing "hot" about this. :-P
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010280)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 14th, 2019 @ 6:06pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:This figure does not deserve to be called 'Masterpiece', either officially or unofficially. It's overpriced, under-engineered, has some paltry accessories. A nigh-total fail.

Yeah, this scream 'rush job' to me, especially as hound continues to tease us at all of these events

I agree, it feels like they should have done better and could have. Hound was shown to us in JULY and here we are 7 months later and he's still just a gray prototype. I really feel he got pushed back, and maybe Bee was shoved in front of not just him, but Blackarachnia too. I think it was supposed to go Hound -> BA -> Bee, but they moved him to get released right after Prime
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010292)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 14th, 2019 @ 7:43pm CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I agree, it feels like they should have done better and could have. Hound was shown to us in JULY and here we are 7 months later and he's still just a gray prototype. I really feel he got pushed back, and maybe Bee was shoved in front of not just him, but Blackarachnia too. I think it was supposed to go Hound -> BA -> Bee, but they moved him to get released right after Prime


What's even weirder with Hound is that we HAVE seen painted samples already! We've had great at-show pics of him for months! And now they've gone back to showing him in gray, unpainted plastic. What the heckin' heck is going on?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010297)
Posted by Emerje on February 14th, 2019 @ 7:56pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:And now they've gone back to showing him in gray, unpainted plastic.

The gray is actually primer, not plastic. They paint the figures gray to give them a uniform look instead of whatever random colors they molded them out of. We've even seen examples in the past of Takara Tomy painting Hasbro figures gray before they were ready to show off their own color schemes.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee ver. 2.0 Takara Tomy Promotional Video (2010310)
Posted by william-james88 on February 14th, 2019 @ 9:37pm CST
I'll admit, I have no clue what factors into that rather high price.

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