Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

Thursday, February 25th, 2021 9:59am CST

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Hasbro has just revealed its latest offering in the Transformers Movie Masterpiece line on their official Chinese social network channels. This is Optimus Prime as he looked like in the Bumblebee movie with the alt mode he had once he reached Earth (without trailer). He comes with a Matrix that can be place din the chest and looks great overall in robot mode. Alt mode suffers with some of the robot's leg kibble found in the back. The image are from The official Transformers Weibo page and the reveal was done in a video on Taobao.

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Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096439)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 25th, 2021 @ 10:03am CST
Man, that actually looks really good. Weird he comes with a Matrix since one wasn’t seen in the movie but it’s welcome regardless.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096440)
Posted by Evil Eye on February 25th, 2021 @ 10:03am CST
The robot mode looks great, but that vehicle mode, oh ye gods that isn't so good. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096441)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on February 25th, 2021 @ 10:04am CST
Okay, possibly a dumb question having not seen all the movies, but did any of the movies involve the Matrix? I don't think so but not 100% sure. If not, then why are they including it for a MPM figure?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096442)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 25th, 2021 @ 10:05am CST
Perfect bot but what's up with the cat ears on the truck?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096443)
Posted by TulioDude on February 25th, 2021 @ 10:06am CST
I wonder if the Matrix has an concept art that wasn't part of film or if they just made the Matrix for this toy.
TulioDude wrote:He looks pretty nice,I don't think the truck matches with the one in movie though.

Day 422 of waiting for Transfomers Armada Masterpiece news.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096444)
Posted by Spider5800 on February 25th, 2021 @ 10:13am CST
TF-fan kev777 wrote:Okay, possibly a dumb question having not seen all the movies, but did any of the movies involve the Matrix? I don't think so but not 100% sure. If not, then why are they including it for a MPM figure?


The matrix was in the 2nd and 3rd movies, but it didn't look like that.

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Prime also wouldn't have had it at this point, it was hidden on Earth.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096448)
Posted by jtanimator on February 25th, 2021 @ 10:41am CST
Well, I really wanted to hate this guy. When I figured out they were giving us the BB Optimus prime from leaks last week, I couldn’t have been more annoyed. There’s just SO many characters from the movies left that are screaming for MPM treatment, and they go for another Optimus. Typical.
With that being said, I really freaking dig this guy. No, he doesn’t look nearly as good as the other third party offerings, but he looks immensely more fun, he’s gonna be in scale with my other MPM’s, and he’s not gonna cost $300+ dollars. And as for me, I don’t know of a BB Optimus that can claim all 3 of those properly. I’m gonna happily get this guy and give hasbro a pass with giving us another optimus prime in the MPM line IF they choose this year’s MPM decepticon very carefully. We still need blackout, bone rusher and brawl from the first movie and we all know that’s the cast lineup they’ve been attempting to complete since they started this line. If they get distracted now by giving us some m BS Camero BB Movie Bumblebee for the 2nd figure this year, then I’ll be triggered.
But for now, I’m unexpectedly excited.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096449)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on February 25th, 2021 @ 10:49am CST
Not really interested in this design.

Hopefully the other MPM we get this year (if we keep the usual release schedule) is an 07 figure. Rumor is it's 76 Camaro Bumblebee, which would be awesome.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096453)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 25th, 2021 @ 11:15am CST
I agree that including the matrix is an odd choice but maybe it could have more to do with current live action movie plans. Still not keen on this design, I would have preferred it less G1 but c'est la vie
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096454)
Posted by hausjam on February 25th, 2021 @ 11:28am CST
Hasbro and Takara just don't care about alt modes anymore.

They should just start making non-transforming figures. (Oh that's right. They screwed those up too.)
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096455)
Posted by Solrac333 on February 25th, 2021 @ 11:35am CST
Nice!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096457)
Posted by Big Grim on February 25th, 2021 @ 11:46am CST
That's a rather gorgeous robot mode!

~ Grim
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096466)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 25th, 2021 @ 1:34pm CST
Prime looks good but also looks needlessly fiddly and complex like every other MPM figure. Ya know Target and Hasbro have a long history with exclusives so I'm not that surprised it's another Target exclusive, it's still going to probably be a pain to get though. Any guesses on price? I'll be surprised if this goes for less than $125.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096476)
Posted by Agent 53 on February 25th, 2021 @ 3:06pm CST
I wrote it on TFW2005, but they got the wrong truck again, in the film, if we assume that the truck on the Golden Gate bridge with Bumblebee really was Optimus, then the truck is a freightliner like G1 Optimus, whereas this figure is based more on a Mamon COE, like the Studio Series figure.

Ironically, in Age of Extinction Optimus did use a Mamon COE before switching the the Western Star alt mode he used for the rest of the Film and in Last Knight, while the Evasion Mode figure based on that design used a Frieghtliner, to draw it closer to G1 Optimus.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096478)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 25th, 2021 @ 3:21pm CST
Agent 53 wrote:I wrote it on TFW2005, but they got the wrong truck again, in the film, if we assume that the truck on the Golden Gate bridge with Bumblebee really was Optimus, then the truck is a freightliner like G1 Optimus, whereas this figure is based more on a Mamon COE, like the Studio Series figure.

Ironically, in Age of Extinction Optimus did use a Mamon COE before switching the the Western Star alt mode he used for the rest of the Film and in Last Knight, while the Evasion Mode figure based on that design used a Frieghtliner, to draw it closer to G1 Optimus.


It's possible that they had to use an early design concept that used this truck design. That happens a lot with movie toys in general, not just Transformers movie toys.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096482)
Posted by Rtron on February 25th, 2021 @ 5:17pm CST
We'll see when more images come out, but I feel like the truck mode is a serious step down from the Studio Series one, without really improving on the robot mode beyond the extra size and paint that come with a higher price point. I mean, the Studio Series one is practically perfect in truck mode. I understood it with Starscream, because his MPM robot mode is waaaaaaaaaaaay better than the Studio Series one. But the alt mode downgrade here just seems pointless.

Maybe I'm just not a big enough fan of this design to notice the robot mode improvements?

A bit bummed this isn't a duo release like the previous four MPMs, it means the Decepticons will fall behind again. I was sure Bumblebee Optimus Prime was going to be the next Autobot release, but I expected him to come out paired with Bonecrusher or Brawl. Like what they did with Jazz / Megatron and Ratchet / Starscream.

Oh well, as long as the next guy is a Movie 1 Decepticon... Although it'll probably be Bumblebee's old Camaro body from the first movie.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096493)
Posted by ScottyP on February 25th, 2021 @ 7:00pm CST
Rtron wrote:We'll see when more images come out, but I feel like the truck mode is a serious step down from the Studio Series one, without really improving on the robot mode beyond the extra size and paint that come with a higher price point. I mean, the Studio Series one is practically perfect in truck mode. I understood it with Starscream, because his MPM robot mode is waaaaaaaaaaaay better than the Studio Series one. But the alt mode downgrade here just seems pointless.
I'm with you on this, the truck looks bad. It has cat ears.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096518)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 25th, 2021 @ 8:30pm CST
Hmmmm, interesting, the robot mode is pretty good, though the head sculpt seems off, but that truck mode is pretty lame compared to other movie primes and even to the SS figure. Not sure what to think about it yet
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096569)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 26th, 2021 @ 6:06am CST
A video showing the toy in hand.

The bot mode look impressive, but that truck is a real mess. It's serious garbage. Especially with the silly cat ears.



I won't preorder this.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Revealed (2096577)
Posted by ScottyP on February 26th, 2021 @ 8:34am CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Hmmmm, interesting, the robot mode is pretty good, though the head sculpt seems off, but that truck mode is pretty lame compared to other movie primes and even to the SS figure. Not sure what to think about it yet
For this toy, they really embellished the subtle details on his face plate from the movie. I would argue that should have been done via tampo/etc rather than sculpted detail.

Someone mentioned earlier that MPM figures feel rushed and I think I agree. Megatron and Starscream felt like they were breaking that trend. This doesn't.

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