TaoTaoToys on Weibo has shared two photos showing the outer box for the soon to be released Masterpiece Sunstreaker. MP-39 has its official release date in Japan at the end of this month, so it's not entirely surprising that a few pieces may have found their way out to other channels at this point. The packaging is largely the standard fare with the familiar styling and array of stock imagery we've already seen, but it's good as a start point to get the excitement going for the release in just a couple of weeks' time! Click through to have a look.
Shared on Facebook by Bruce Dong, we have a first look in hand video for MPM-5 Movie Masterpiece Barricade. The video itself is not the highest quality or honestly the most clear demo of the toy, but the presenters do run through things like the moving parts, installing the spinning blade accessory weapon, and naturally, spend several minutes on the transformation. The video is in Chinese, as is so often the case with these early looks, but you can pick up the basics. We've also taken a few screencaps so you can check out some of the details more thoroughly. Keep reading to find it all in the full article!
Weibo user 小白哥乌拉诺斯 has posted scans of MPM-5 Movie Masterpiece Barricade's instructions! The transformation is, as would be expected, complex, taking 40 steps to accomplish. And that doesn't even count the extra steps needed to prepare his arm for his Daisy Wheel of Murder weapon! Keep reading to see for yourself.
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Via one of the usual Weibo suspects, we have a first look at the front and back panels of what will in the near future be the packaging for Masterpiece Barricade, joining the Movie Masterpiece lineup as MPM-5. These images are likely taken from original print files, and as such represent the current stage of production this toy might be at. The images themselves only contain stock images the likes of which we've seen already, and no new information seems to be contained within. Check them out below!
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Loopaza Megastore has posted new Figure-Oh ("Figure King") scans to Facebook! The MP-41 Dinobot hype continues - and continues to look largely deserved. The metallic blue on the figure is especially nice, and we get a larger copy of the pictures lining Dinobot up with the initial Maximal cast in both modes! Keep reading to see.
Weibo user 北马伊斯力 also shared images from Transformers Generations 2018 of the upcoming MP-39 Sunstreaker! We get a good look at the figure's transformation, as well as option parts for the chest to make the windows more accurately represent either the animation model or the vehicle mode, as well as various design illustrations done for the figure. Keep reading!
Weibo user 北马伊斯力 has posted a string of images pertaining to MP-41 Dinobot! While the shots are all of the grayscale model, we get a solid look at the figure's transformation as well as some great closeups of its alternate faces. There's also a (Japanese) interview with numerous images of sketches and other design documents for the figure as well! Keep reading to see.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: A whole lot of official images of MP-41 Dinobot came out. How do we feel about how it looks? (Hint: The bot mode looks great. Dino mode maybe not so much). Titans Return came out this week. What lessons, if any, did the the creators learn from Combiner Wars? And you will not believe who made it into the Toy Hall of Fame ahead of Transformers. I'd tell you to write down your guess, but then you'd already know the answer. All that and more on this episode of RFC!
The full barrage of Masterpiece Dinobot publicity is underway, and TakaraTomy has struck on two fronts! First a promo video has gone up on Youtube, giving some new angles and details on the upcoming Masterpiece, as well as showing the figure alongside select sequences from the Beast Wars cartoon. TakaraTomy's official site has also added the product page, and while many photos there are the ones we've seen already, we get some value out of the 360-view slides that offer the all-important view of the robot's back, plus other areas of interest. There's a lot to check out, and you can find screencaps and mirrored photos for it all below!
Just a short while after we got a first tease of Masterpiece Dinobot's robot mode, the dam has burst and we have all the (initial) stock photography for MP-41! Most importantly, this has size reference images showing an impressive scale alongside Optimus Primal and Cheetor. But beyond that, we have an accessory layout and various pose and detail shots of the figure. And while some clue can be derived for the most basic of transformation processes, much still remains delightfully mysterious! SPOILER: the body turns inside-out between modes! Keep reading to see all the lovely images!
A tiny bit earlier than we expected, we have our very first look at stock photography for a full color sample of the upcoming Masterpiece Dinobot! The third (or technically fourth) Beast Wars Masterpiece is shown in robot mode with the tail weapon and regular sword, and as one might expect of such a Masterpiece, it does not immediately present an idea of how it can possibly transform. We suspect witchcraft. The photo is not very large, but it's a good start for what will doubtlessly be an incoming deluge of high quality images very soon! Click through to take a look.
Hasbro Pulse has posted an official announcement for MPM-5 Barricade, a joint production with TakaraTomy! The brief announcement covers the details of the figure, including its 40-step conversion and the fact that it was designed using Industrial Light & Magic's original CAD files for the character! Keep reading for all the details and a better look at the photo.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Tons of interesting topics including MP-41 Dinobot. Are you laying down the $250? Also we have some new Power of the Primes stock photos. How do these differ from what we saw at Hascon? We discuss it! We share our thoughts on the Titans Return trailer from Machinima! Plus we catch up on listener questions and comments! All that and more on this week's RFC!