Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 11:27pm CST

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Powered Convoy and others who contacted us, we got wind of Takara's official announcement of Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker. This was done through the Dengeki Hobby site which posted loads of beautiful images showing the various accessories, poseability and "gimmicks" this release has in store. This figure will retail for 27500 Yen ($264.27 approximately), but that is one beautiful Thundercracker. I mean, that shot of his back is just gorgeous, especially when compared to how inelegant the previous seeker mold was in that regard.

For those waiting for a cheaper price on Amazon Japan, there won't be one since this is a TTMall exclusive. Which means that the only seller in Japan is TTMall and any seller in the US will be selling the Hasbro release instead which will be identical both in looks and price (give or take). Here are the accessories this release comes with:

Null Beam cannon (x2)
Replacement face (surprise) (x1)
Replacement face (smile) (x1)
Replacement face (ridiculous) (x1)
Effect parts (A) (x1)
Effect parts (B) (x2)
Effect parts (C) (x1)
Effect parts (D) (x1)
Adapter (x1)
Display base (base A) (x1)
Display (base B) (1)
Support (x1)
Character card (x1)
Instruction manual (x1)

The toy is coming out in September 2021.

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images

Credit(s): TTMALL and Dengeki Hobby


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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092633)
Posted by Emerje on January 13th, 2021 @ 11:43pm CST
Well this is a worst case scenario. Pulse price will probably be $265 like Starscream, if not $270. Shame because we got Screamer on Amazon Japan for under $200 or $225 shipped. Hopefully we'll get a better price on Skywarp.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092634)
Posted by william-james88 on January 13th, 2021 @ 11:53pm CST
Emerje wrote:Well this is a worst case scenario. Pulse price will probably be $265 like Starscream, if not $270. Shame because we got Screamer on Amazon Japan for under $200 or $225 shipped. Hopefully we'll get a better price on Skywarp.

Emerje


The price aint so bad at BBTS

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ils/147214
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092635)
Posted by Emerje on January 14th, 2021 @ 12:03am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:Well this is a worst case scenario. Pulse price will probably be $265 like Starscream, if not $270. Shame because we got Screamer on Amazon Japan for under $200 or $225 shipped. Hopefully we'll get a better price on Skywarp.

Emerje


The price aint so bad at BBTS

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ils/147214

I saw the Entertainment Earth ad and ended up ordering one there, came to $255 after tax and free shipping (BBTS would be $257 after tax and $4 shipping). I wonder why Thundercracker is so much cheaper from Hasbro this time around? Looking forward to seeing what the Pulse price ends up being.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092638)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 14th, 2021 @ 12:37am CST
So if this is 52+, will Skywarp be 52B, 52-, or 52++? Prowl, Smokescreen, and Bluestreak all got their own numbers didn’t they? So why shouldn’t the Seekers? Why is the numbering so egregiously whack?

The numbers, WHAT DO THEY MEAN?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092641)
Posted by william-james88 on January 14th, 2021 @ 2:28am CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:So if this is 52+, will Skywarp be 52B, 52-, or 52++? Prowl, Smokescreen, and Bluestreak all got their own numbers didn’t they? So why shouldn’t the Seekers? Why is the numbering so egregiously whack?

The numbers, WHAT DO THEY MEAN?


Look away Nemesis! I can't lose another friend to the folly.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092645)
Posted by ZeroWolf on January 14th, 2021 @ 3:52am CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:So if this is 52+, will Skywarp be 52B, 52-, or 52++? Prowl, Smokescreen, and Bluestreak all got their own numbers didn’t they? So why shouldn’t the Seekers? Why is the numbering so egregiously whack?

The numbers, WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

I was going to post that about the numbers myself :lol: was Thundercracker and Skywarp given their own numbers when based off the mp11 mold?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092649)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 14th, 2021 @ 4:29am CST
One thing is sure.

Anyone who truly want or even barely want the newest MP Thundercracker should preorder ASAP. Because historically, that one always have some serious price hikes on the secondary market once it's officially sold out.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092653)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 14th, 2021 @ 6:36am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:So if this is 52+, will Skywarp be 52B, 52-, or 52++? Prowl, Smokescreen, and Bluestreak all got their own numbers didn’t they? So why shouldn’t the Seekers? Why is the numbering so egregiously whack?

The numbers, WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

I was going to post that about the numbers myself :lol: was Thundercracker and Skywarp given their own numbers when based off the mp11 mold?
No, they just got MP-11T and MP-11SW.

And I will say the same here as I said about Screamer. The chest (and the price!) just kills it for me. Too bad, TC has always been my favorite Seeker, love that blue. But I maintain the MP-11 mold was near perfection, and this is at best a lateral move.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092655)
Posted by Powered Convoy on January 14th, 2021 @ 6:59am CST
MP-7 was the first Thundercracker and MP-11TC was the retooled one. Skywarp was MP-6 and MP-11SW.

Will be interesting to see what Skywarp version 2.0 is.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092662)
Posted by ilikerobits on January 14th, 2021 @ 8:07am CST
I have the Maketoys Skywarp and Thundercracker (Skycrow and Lightning). They're gorgeous. They have dicast (lots of it). They have waist swivels. They were 100 bucks each. 'Nuff said.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092670)
Posted by joevill on January 14th, 2021 @ 9:49am CST
Very tempting!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092676)
Posted by xMXUx on January 14th, 2021 @ 10:19am CST
Really wish this wasn't a TT Mal exclusive >:oP
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092716)
Posted by william-james88 on January 14th, 2021 @ 2:27pm CST
xMXUx wrote:Really wish this wasn't a TT Mal exclusive >:oP


40$ is a deal breaker on a high end figure like this?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092720)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 14th, 2021 @ 3:10pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
xMXUx wrote:Really wish this wasn't a TT Mal exclusive >:oP


40$ is a deal breaker on a high end figure like this?


Ha!

That's what we Canucks have to pay extra for anything from Hasbro Pulse. From a toothpick to a fridge.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092756)
Posted by Emerje on January 14th, 2021 @ 10:46pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:So if this is 52+, will Skywarp be 52B, 52-, or 52++? Prowl, Smokescreen, and Bluestreak all got their own numbers didn’t they? So why shouldn’t the Seekers? Why is the numbering so egregiously whack?

The numbers, WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

It's just how they do exclusives now, with a "+". For example, Sunstreaker is 39 and Cordon was 42, but Spin-out is 39+ as a TTM exclusive. No "+" has been sold at regular retail before and the only exclusive to get a unique number is MP-711, but that was more like a joke. They did use a letter for the Atmos Prime (10SL), but otherwise they've been sticking to the "+" since 2018. If Thundercracker is a "+" that might mean Skywarp will be retail.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092765)
Posted by xMXUx on January 15th, 2021 @ 4:12am CST
william-james88 wrote:
xMXUx wrote:Really wish this wasn't a TT Mal exclusive >:oP


40$ is a deal breaker on a high end figure like this?


Since I'm located in Switzerland, after shipping and taxes it's more like a $100-150 difference to Starscream :HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092767)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 15th, 2021 @ 4:24am CST
xMXUx wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
xMXUx wrote:Really wish this wasn't a TT Mal exclusive >:oP


40$ is a deal breaker on a high end figure like this?


Since I'm located in Switzerland, after shipping and taxes it's more like a $100-150 difference to Starscream :HEADHURTS:


Ah.
I knew it was some Europe thing. You guys really get the short end of the stick when it come to imports.

Are Takara Tomy Mail exclusives on sale at Amazon.jp? Because for this here Canadian, it's always the cheapest option for Japanese exclusives. Especially when counting taxes and shipping.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/s?k=transforme ... _nr_p_89_3
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092769)
Posted by xMXUx on January 15th, 2021 @ 4:47am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
xMXUx wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
xMXUx wrote:Really wish this wasn't a TT Mal exclusive >:oP


40$ is a deal breaker on a high end figure like this?


Since I'm located in Switzerland, after shipping and taxes it's more like a $100-150 difference to Starscream :HEADHURTS:


Ah.
I knew it was some Europe thing. You guys really get the short end of the stick when it come to imports.

Are Takara Tomy Mail exclusives on sale at Amazon.jp? Because for this here Canadian, it's always the cheapest option for Japanese exclusives. Especially when counting taxes and shipping.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/s?k=transforme ... _nr_p_89_3


They're not. But Amazon.jp isn't shipping to Switzerland anyways, so doesn't really matter. But yeah, collecting TFs over here really isn't an easy feat. I'm stuck importing pretty much anything from overseas, meaning spending $40 for a mainline deluxe is pretty much the norm :HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092770)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 15th, 2021 @ 5:20am CST
xMXUx wrote:They're not. But Amazon.jp isn't shipping to Switzerland anyways,


Are you sure about that? Check the box for "Allow international shipping" and see how it goes. The link I provided should have the box already checked.

There's many Amazon.jp vendors that don't ship to Canada either, but if I check the box, it filter them out. :-?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-52+ Thundercracker Officially Revealed with Lots of Beautiful Images (2092772)
Posted by william-james88 on January 15th, 2021 @ 6:22am CST
Emerje wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:So if this is 52+, will Skywarp be 52B, 52-, or 52++? Prowl, Smokescreen, and Bluestreak all got their own numbers didn’t they? So why shouldn’t the Seekers? Why is the numbering so egregiously whack?

The numbers, WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

It's just how they do exclusives now, with a "+". For example, Sunstreaker is 39 and Cordon was 42, but Spin-out is 39+ as a TTM exclusive. No "+" has been sold at regular retail


Sideswipe mp12+ was not exclusive.

https://www.hlj.com/transformers-master ... e-tkt97595

Neither was wheeljack.

So further evidence that the numbers mean nothing.

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