Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 6:58AM CDT

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Straight from Takara Tomy's website we have some brand new shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack!

These accompany the latest stock images from Amazon Japan as we reported here.

Thanks to Seibertron User, Cyberpath, we've been informed of Turn Around shots for this more cartoon accurate deco of masterpiece Wheeljack. The shots allow us a glimpse of the figure at new angles.

Transformers News: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Cyperpath has also put together an image showing a comparison between this MP-20+ and the previous release MP-20 (Taken from Seibertron's own gallery) in both robot mode and car mode.

Transformers News: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy

Let us know what you think of these new photos and if you're still planning on adding this new deco of Wheeljack to your collection in the comments below!

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Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977276)
Posted by mentre83 on August 8th, 2018 @ 7:14am CDT
It's so greyscale that it could be placed lying next to Masterpiece "Sleep Mode" Optimus Prime. Face down, of course.
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977277)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 8th, 2018 @ 7:16am CDT
I got to say, I do prefer the colours on normal mp 20 but I don't collect based on the toon, so I'm glad that those who do, have an option that works better for them now.
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977282)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2018 @ 8:34am CDT
If the interior of the vehicle mode vents are painted as they kinda look to be in those turn-around pics, then that means the vehicle mode isn't nearly as plain-colored as the initial images led us to believe, which is a good thing.
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977293)
Posted by o.supreme on August 8th, 2018 @ 9:42am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Straight from Takara Tomy's website we have some brand new shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack!

Thanks to Seibertron User, Cyberpath, we've been informed of Turn Around...


Great pics. Also, Every Now and then I fall apart....
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977304)
Posted by william-james88 on August 8th, 2018 @ 11:17am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Straight from Takara Tomy's website we have some brand new shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack!

Thanks to Seibertron User, Cyberpath, we've been informed of Turn Around...


Great pics. Also, Every Now and then I fall apart....


I fucking need you more than ever!
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977305)
Posted by o.supreme on August 8th, 2018 @ 11:24am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Straight from Takara Tomy's website we have some brand new shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack!

Thanks to Seibertron User, Cyberpath, we've been informed of Turn Around...


Great pics. Also, Every Now and then I fall apart....


I **** need you more than ever!


;)^ :lol:
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977464)
Posted by Rainmaker on August 9th, 2018 @ 1:27am CDT
Well I think it looks better than the original, especially the blue windshields... =P~

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977656)
Posted by william-james88 on August 9th, 2018 @ 9:04pm CDT
Hasbro confirmed to Seibertron that the days of waiting for the Hasbro release of a Masterpiece figure is over. From here on out there is no more waiting, and anyone can get the same Masterpiece figure in the US on the same day as Takara is releasing theirs in Japan. Toysrus used to be the distributor of such Masterpiece figures, and now Entertainment Earth has stepped in to take that duty which we saw with Masterpiece Beast Wars Megatron and which we again with the latest release, MP 20+ Wheeljack Cartoon Version.

While it is not stated to be an exclusive to them, it is the only retailer offering the Hasbro release at the moment rather than importing the product from Japan. The toys will be the same, but the Hasbro release is said to have an extra sleeve on the box for English writing. This makes it the very first time Hasbro releases this mold. The price is $79.99 with free shipping and there are wholesaler discounts. The figure is being released in February 2019.

Here are additional descriptions from the listing:

Transformers Masterpiece Edition Wheeljack is back! The Autobot mad scientist comes complete with another one of his crazy inventions. With cartoon-specific detailing, Wheeljack looks just like he did in the cartoons from 1984 in his blue windows and colorful finish. Transforms from Lancia Stratos Turbo to robot and back again. Includes shoulder cannon and additional accessories. It's great for Generation One fans!


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Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977664)
Posted by Emerje on August 9th, 2018 @ 9:33pm CDT
It'll be about $12+ less to import it. >:oP

However, it's a great for those that need this option, it's basically the same as the Japanese taxed price (about $83).

Emerje
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977674)
Posted by Qwan on August 9th, 2018 @ 9:48pm CDT
Emerje wrote:It'll be about $12+ less to import it. >:oP

However, it's a great for those that need this option, it's basically the same as the Japanese taxed price (about $83).

Emerje

How can it cost about the same, and yet be $12 more expensive than importing (with associated costs)?
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977675)
Posted by william-james88 on August 9th, 2018 @ 9:53pm CDT
Emerje wrote:It'll be about $12+ less to import it. >:oP

However, it's a great for those that need this option, it's basically the same as the Japanese taxed price (about $83).

Emerje

I really wonder, who needs this option? Then again, lots of people order from BBTS and this is 5$ cheaper
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977680)
Posted by Emerje on August 9th, 2018 @ 10:21pm CDT
Qwan wrote:
Emerje wrote:It'll be about $12+ less to import it. >:oP

However, it's a great for those that need this option, it's basically the same as the Japanese taxed price (about $83).

Emerje

How can it cost about the same, and yet be $12 more expensive than importing (with associated costs)?

Full MSRP plus tax is 9,180 JPY ($83) making $79.99 reasonably close to the Japanese price. But after the usual discounts from exporters (AmiAmi, HLJ, et al) it's closer 6,500 JPY (give or take) plus 800 JPY to 1,000 JPY for SAL shipping bringing it to around $68~ total or around $12 less than Hasbro's price.

Will, there's a lot of people that simply don't trust or feel comportable importing themselves and would rather use a domestic online shop.

Emerje
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977684)
Posted by Qwan on August 9th, 2018 @ 10:34pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Qwan wrote:
Emerje wrote:It'll be about $12+ less to import it. >:oP

However, it's a great for those that need this option, it's basically the same as the Japanese taxed price (about $83).

Emerje

How can it cost about the same, and yet be $12 more expensive than importing (with associated costs)?

Full MSRP plus tax is 9,180 JPY ($83) making $79.99 reasonably close to the Japanese price. But after the usual discounts from exporters (AmiAmi, HLJ, et al) it's closer 6,500 JPY (give or take) plus 800 JPY to 1,000 JPY for SAL shipping bringing it to around $68~ total or around $12 less than Hasbro's price.

Emerje

Ahh, I gotcha! Thanks for the explanation :D
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977689)
Posted by william-james88 on August 9th, 2018 @ 10:56pm CDT
Just an FYI, most retailers in Japan also have that discount, Amazon Japan as well. I have only ever seen that Japanese MSRP ever followed at takara tomy mall.

As for the preference of a domestic online retailer, i never really understood it myself since i figured anyone able to order online could do it anywhere, so why not choose the cheaper option.
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977693)
Posted by Emerje on August 9th, 2018 @ 11:36pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Just an FYI, most retailers in Japan also have that discount, Amazon Japan as well. I have only ever seen that Japanese MSRP ever followed at takara tomy mall.

No doubt, though given enough time I think we'll see the domestic price come down as well. Other stores are also carrying EE's exclusives, but for a flat $5 more (except for MP-43 Megatron which is the same price) on each one so there's room for sales and discounts later on. Either Hasbro is giving the best prices to EE or the other stores are getting theirs from elsewhere (Asia?).

As for the preference of a domestic online retailer, i never really understood it myself since i figured anyone able to order online could do it anywhere, so why not choose the cheaper option.

Me either, but we've both seen long time fans ask advice on ordering from Japan for the first time or choosing to buy from domestic shops over lower priced Japanese exporters. I think there's a belief that it's expensive to ship from Japan, but we know that doesn't have to be the case. Heck, sometimes the shipping from Japan is cheaper than what I can ship any package for within my own country. :roll:

Emerje
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977699)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 10th, 2018 @ 12:56am CDT
I just pre-ordered this from Amazon Japan the other day. If Amazon US picks it up then I'll go with them, but right now after shipping I doubt EE will be that much better.
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977703)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 10th, 2018 @ 1:11am CDT
I thought people may choose to get it domestically to avoid the hassle of knowing if they have to pay extra taxes or fees. In the UK we have to pay VAT on imports over a certain price (we can ask for it to be marked 'gift' or the seller will do that but it's a game of roulette as to whether you'll get caught and have to pay the taxes). Buying from a domestic supplier will mean that they will have sorted that out already and just added to the local price but I don't have to worry those things.
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1977707)
Posted by Emerje on August 10th, 2018 @ 1:34am CDT
Well that's certainly a benefit of being American. No customs, no taxes, and no added fees. Some states expect a use-tax for online and out of state purchases, but it's done on an honor system. What we pay is our total, no surprises when they arrive.

Emerje
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1979309)
Posted by Cyberpath on August 19th, 2018 @ 3:26pm CDT
carytheone wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:
carytheone wrote:
They still haven't fixed the canon arm so it could bend like in the original stock photos...
Not sure if I follow. Pretty sure he can pull off that pose,, mine has anyway :-?


Not as much as in the original stock photos, I'm sure. Somewhere between the prototype and final product they cut costs and limited its swing range. I even opened it to see.

Perhaps it's why they didn't tab it all the way into his shoulder in the new stock photos.
Ahhhhh..... so I see. I've never noticed that before. I did noticed that when the cannon was tabbed all the way in, tilting it up un-tabs it a bit. Still seems to pull an acceptable angle though.


Not enough. :(

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It would have improved the flying poses, too.

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Oh well. If I had a copy of the cannon I think I could tweak it, but otherwise I don't want to mess with it.
Re: Turn around shots of MP-20+ Wheeljack from Takara Tomy (1980869)
Posted by Cyberpath on August 27th, 2018 @ 3:33pm CDT
MP-20+ pre-orders --

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