Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Saturday, February 8th, 2020 8:48pm CST

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Wonder Festival 2020 is now underway in Japan with the displays finalized and image coming in from various twitter accounts and websites, like Dengeki Hobby. Below you can see Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-50 Tigatron in his full completely new mold glory. While some fans thought a simple redeco of MP Cheetor with a new head could do the job for Tigatron, the die hard Beast Wars fans knew this would not be enough and Takara did indeed go out of their way to make him as show accurate as possible. This means his mold is fully unique with achieving new transformation steps to get to similar looking Cheetor robot mode detail in some places. With MP Cheetor right next to him, you can just compare and see that hinges, shapes and sizes for pieces are all different, which is remarkable. The feet for instance are a different shape and proportion to Cheetor's and the chest is made up of his actual beast mode head, and his arms have different functionality implemented with them along with different panel segments. All this shows that the transformation will be distinct from Cheetor's, at least from a level of the smaller steps. The price is revealed on a tag next to him and it is 24000 yen, so around $220 USD. Since this does not appear to be an exclusive item, it will most probably be available at a 20-30% discount from Japanese retailers.

Let us know what you think of him and if you will be preordering him or not when the time comes.

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers MP-50 Tigertron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed

Credit(s): @TF_pr, @is42731, @Chohenken, @portarmym @takaratomytoys on Twitter and dengeki hobby


This article was last modified on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 9:58pm CST

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Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051728)
Posted by Lore Keeper on February 8th, 2020 @ 9:18pm CST
God, I want this and Arcee so badly! But, Masterpieces are just out of my price range these days. Though... i may just have to make an exception... :-?
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051729)
Posted by TulioDude on February 8th, 2020 @ 9:24pm CST
They went all out on this one!He looks imposing!

The tiger head looks a little odd though.I will assume it's because it's a hand-painted version of the toy for the festival.
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051734)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 8th, 2020 @ 10:43pm CST
HELL YEAH MAN!!!

Man and he even has his wrist-rocket! Oh shit son, this...I’m almost to tears with this news! Proof that God loves Beast Wars!
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051749)
Posted by angtre on February 9th, 2020 @ 3:38am CST
But... but.. I was expecting Rattrap! Ruined forever!

Just kidding, this will make a fine addition to my BW-themed MP collection. I would have settled for a retool of Cheetor too, but Tigatron being a brand-new mold is very welcome news.

***Insert here usual price tag complain***
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051753)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 9th, 2020 @ 3:58am CST
This not being a reuse of the cheetor mold is suprising, but in a good way, and the price is expected. I'm priced out of the mp market but they are certainly pretty to look at :x
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051754)
Posted by Emerje on February 9th, 2020 @ 4:52am CST
Well, those of us that insisted Tigatron wouldn't be a simple retool/repaint of Cheetor feel a little vindicated. Sure, there's a lot of parts that look alike and the transformation will be mostly the same, but this is the 100% new figure that Tigatron deserves! Such a great looking figure, too, and just the right size.

Of course now that we have Tigatron and Blackarachnia we have to have Airrazor and Silverbolt to "complete the set". Sorry, Rattrap, Waspinator, Rhinox, and all the rest, you're going to have to wait a few more years.

Emerje
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051756)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 9th, 2020 @ 5:01am CST
I'm down for MP Silverbolt.
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051763)
Posted by Ironhidensh on February 9th, 2020 @ 6:09am CST
Looks real good, but the price is way beyond what I'm willing to pay for a figure of this size, and a character if this level. :(

Ah well.
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051771)
Posted by BumbleDouche on February 9th, 2020 @ 8:15am CST
Am I nuts, or does Tigatron look substantially taller than MP Primal in those pics? Either that or the camera angle is playing tricks on me. I certainly don't remember Tigatron being that tall in the show... ?
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051786)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 9th, 2020 @ 10:45am CST
looks more or less about right to me.
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Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051787)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 9th, 2020 @ 11:02am CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:looks more or less about right to me.
Image

Yeah, optimus was kinda tiny in the show, it just didn't always come across, due to where characters may have been in the 3d space of the scene
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051806)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 9th, 2020 @ 12:25pm CST
So he is a only bit smaller than MP Dinobot, yet roughly £80 less (obviously exact pricing is iffy, right now) and people are complaining :???: For the larger Beast Wars MP figures, he has the cheapest price point so far. It was Blackarachnia that was grossly overpriced for the smallest Predacon of Season One.


ZeroWolf wrote:I'm down for MP Silverbolt.


Un/Fortunately, I don't think HasTak has interest in any MP Silverbolt, G1, Fuzor or Eagle.
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051865)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 9th, 2020 @ 11:36pm CST
now they need to have MP Airazor so Tigatron can have his partner
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051868)
Posted by Emerje on February 10th, 2020 @ 12:25am CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:So he is a only bit smaller than MP Dinobot, yet roughly £80 less (obviously exact pricing is iffy, right now) and people are complaining :???: For the larger Beast Wars MP figures, he has the cheapest price point so far. It was Blackarachnia that was grossly overpriced for the smallest Predacon of Season One.

Can't say I've really seen anyone complain about that, if anything the two things haven't really sunken in together yet. His lower price probably has a lot to do with most of the engineering already being worked out and the likelihood that he wont come with the tons of accessories that Dinobot came with and probably no electronics.

ZeroWolf wrote:I'm down for MP Silverbolt.


Un/Fortunately, I don't think HasTak has interest in any MP Silverbolt, G1, Fuzor or Eagle.

I'd call it unfortunately. Not that I would say they're on the same level, but people did say the same thing about Lio Convoy. Never know, they might throw us a bone someday.

Emerje
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051872)
Posted by wilcosu35 on February 10th, 2020 @ 1:57am CST
Aaand there goes my money again. And he's a new mold, like i was expecting. Good.
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051885)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 10th, 2020 @ 9:00am CST
Emerje wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I'm down for MP Silverbolt.


Un/Fortunately, I don't think HasTak has interest in any MP Silverbolt, G1, Fuzor or Eagle.

I'd call it unfortunately. Not that I would say they're on the same level, but people did say the same thing about Lio Convoy. Never know, they might throw us a bone someday.

Emerje


The difference is, Silverbolt isn't a Convoy. Not forgetting a large part of the design team at HasTak and the fanbase, do have a fetish for all things that share that aesthetic. A shared stance with 3P also. They barely touch Beast Era as it is, but if it isn't a Megatron or Optimus, they're not interested either.

As for a potential MP Transmetal line, the scale of a Season Two cast, relative to their Season One counterparts, would be too cost prohibitive EG TM Megatron is at least twice his Season One size and Rampage towers over that.
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051912)
Posted by BluePhirePB on February 10th, 2020 @ 1:33pm CST
I'm glad they didn't cheap out and just redeco Cheetor. For that, I'll pay the price amiami and others eventually put out. I've bought every MP Beast Wars figure that had a show appearance and this will be no different!
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051913)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 10th, 2020 @ 1:35pm CST
Personally, I am curious who we'll get as a potential next non-show character. As Shadow Panther is far more aesthetically interesting than Cheetor.
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051914)
Posted by Rtron on February 10th, 2020 @ 1:45pm CST
It seems his transformation will be VERY different to Cheetor's, despite the very similar robot modes. Having just the one image of his beast mode, here's the differences in engineering I can already see: his lower legs are formed from the whole tiger legs compressing, while his thighs are actually part of the tiger belly. His forearm kibble seem to form from his tiger chest, also. His robot crotch splits apart to form part of the tiger belly too. This also means the tiger's back is probably also the robot's back. And the chest is obviously not a faux head, but rather the actual beast mode head.
Re: Transformers MP-50 Tigatron Images from Wonder Festival 2020 and $220 Price Revealed (2051915)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 10th, 2020 @ 2:03pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Personally, I am curious who we'll get as a potential next non-show character. As Shadow Panther is far more aesthetically interesting than Cheetor.


Stripes ;)

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