Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail

Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail

Friday, August 4th, 2017 3:08pm CDT

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A Seibertronian reader has shared with us that they were able to purchase MPM-4 Optimus Prime. They have included a photo and a receipt. This tells us that this figure was purchased at the ToysRus in Columbia, MN.

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Transformers News: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1902040)
Posted by Quantum Surge on August 4th, 2017 @ 3:14pm CDT
Here's to hoping he won't be hard to find!
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1902062)
Posted by Everharm on August 4th, 2017 @ 4:54pm CDT
2 In Janesville WI Toys R Us
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1902155)
Posted by SlyTF1 on August 4th, 2017 @ 10:40pm CDT
I went to my local Toys R Us today and saw 2 of them. I was genuinely surprised. But disappointed, because I literally only have $2 to my name. It'll be a while before I can afford one of these things.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906357)
Posted by Va'al on August 25th, 2017 @ 2:10am CDT
Courtesy of regular news source Loopaza Mega Store on Facebook, and the magazine Figure King 235, we have some images of the Takara Tomy specific release of Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime! The images are mirrored below, and you can compare this to the Hasbro release by checking out our gallery here.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906362)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on August 25th, 2017 @ 4:10am CDT
Do we know when this guy's set to release? The extra blue paint and lighter grey plastic that's a lot closer to the silver paint might make him worth the wait and the extra money.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906365)
Posted by Cybertronius Primus on August 25th, 2017 @ 4:44am CDT
Them lighter colours look much better. But how much will it cost?
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906372)
Posted by dragons on August 25th, 2017 @ 5:56am CDT
I'm fine with hasbro version if I didn't buy version I would have bought for this version depending what price is
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906398)
Posted by Quantum Surge on August 25th, 2017 @ 9:38am CDT
Is it me, or does the lighter gray have kind of a beige look to it? I'll probably stick with the Hasbro version and add tge extra details myself.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906415)
Posted by william-james88 on August 25th, 2017 @ 10:49am CDT
Quantum Surge wrote:Is it me, or does the lighter gray have kind of a beige look to it? I'll probably stick with the Hasbro version and add tge extra details myself.

It does. For some reason, Takara went for a more matte look and while I havent seen too much complaining here, lots of fans elsewhere have expressed unhappiness in the matter. I still preffer the fact that he has blue paint on his feet. But ultimately, I think I will just stick to the recent MB release, as sacriligious as that may sound. MPM 3 BB proved you could have something look great with an intuitive transformation that is complex but in no way annoying (once you get the hang of it). It doesnt prove to the same with this Prime. Plus I dont like his eyes and that is a huge factor when thinking of dropping loads a money on a toy.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906443)
Posted by Quantum Surge on August 25th, 2017 @ 12:45pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Quantum Surge wrote:Is it me, or does the lighter gray have kind of a beige look to it? I'll probably stick with the Hasbro version and add tge extra details myself.

It does. For some reason, Takara went for a more matte look and while I havent seen too much complaining here, lots of fans elsewhere have expressed unhappiness in the matter. I still preffer the fact that he has blue paint on his feet. But ultimately, I think I will just stick to the recent MB release, as sacriligious as that may sound. MPM 3 BB proved you could have something look great with an intuitive transformation that is complex but in no way annoying (once you get the hang of it). It doesnt prove to the same with this Prime. Plus I dont like his eyes and that is a huge factor when thinking of dropping loads a money on a toy.

Funny you mentioned that, I thought you were the one that did the podcast/twincast on him (someone else did it) and I was wanting to ask you if I can get a hold of it (or if we'd do some trade). :oops:
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906467)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on August 25th, 2017 @ 3:30pm CDT
Wish I would've known that Takara and Hasbro were going to have different versions...
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906484)
Posted by Notesandtabs on August 25th, 2017 @ 5:48pm CDT
Everybody is so chill here compared to TFW. We have been arguing back and forth for over 350 pages about MPM-04, and we saw the Takara testshots weeks ago (about a month ago).

Cool to see most people here like the Takara grey.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906499)
Posted by william-james88 on August 25th, 2017 @ 7:47pm CDT
Notesandtabs wrote:Everybody is so chill here compared to TFW.

I know, I am so surprised at how different the discussion is. I don't mind it of course, its just cool to see how different the same fanbase could be :)
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906533)
Posted by wilcosu35 on August 25th, 2017 @ 10:51pm CDT
I like the looks of this one, i think i'll get the Takara.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906587)
Posted by Ironhidensh on August 26th, 2017 @ 9:56am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Notesandtabs wrote:Everybody is so chill here compared to TFW.

I know, I am so surprised at how different the discussion is. I don't mind it of course, its just cool to see how different the same fanbase could be :)

it's only because I'm following the "if you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all" rule.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906609)
Posted by Rodimus86 on August 26th, 2017 @ 11:58am CDT
Toydojo.com already has the Takara version of the MPM Optimus up for ore order I ordered mine just now for $149.99
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906702)
Posted by Quantum Surge on August 26th, 2017 @ 6:35pm CDT
I think Takara gray looks fine, but I'd prefer the Hasbro's version (if I had one :BANG_HEAD: ). Sure it'd be clashing with the brighter colors on it, but I think it kind of fits the rough Cybertronian metal better for me. Maybe a happy medium between the color grays would be good enough, but what I'm more worried about is distribution (maybe a knockoff copy would be good if not better).
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906735)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on August 26th, 2017 @ 10:45pm CDT
Rodimus86 wrote:Toydojo.com already has the Takara version of the MPM Optimus up for ore order I ordered mine just now for $149.99

Thanks, just went for one myself! too bad he's a penny short of free shipping though, that's a bit unfortunate. Hopefully he's in sooner than later, I like his colors better and I feel like there's a chance the panels work better than the Hasbro version but there's going to be nothing stopping me from picking up Hasbro's if I see it in store, $50 is a big difference.
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906813)
Posted by shajaki on August 27th, 2017 @ 11:38am CDT
Personally I don't see the point in getting all up in arms until we get side by side comparisons. And I'm getting both regardless so....
Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-4 Optimus Prime At US Retail (1906881)
Posted by Notesandtabs on August 27th, 2017 @ 6:57pm CDT
Plus 1. Everybody on TFW is freaking out, but we have no clue what the Tak version will look like, and most of us don't even know what the Has ver looks like.

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