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More MPM-3 Masterpiece Movie Bumblebee comparison images

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This thing is definitely growing on me, and I’m getting excited for Movie Transformers again!  Way to go Hasbro!

I am a little miffed why this is labeled MPM-3 when Hasbro never released anything under the movie masterpiece line… just a strange slight of hand there.  The MPM (masterpiece Movie) toyline only ever had two entries in its catalogue, MPM-1 Starscream, also known as Leader Starscream in the Hunt For The Decepticons Line, and MPM-2 Bumblebee, which was a repaint of Battle Ops Bumblebee.

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I have no idea where these images are from, but how did they get ahold of new photos of an unreleased MP figure!?

Later figures you might expect in a line called Masterpiece Movie were under Hasbro Asia only. So whatever guys, do what you want, just give us these awesome re-imagined figures!MPM3-masterpiece-movie-bumblebee-comparison-vehicle-car

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Leader Dark Spark Optimus Prime Revealed at Hong Kong Toy Show

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Guess who’s back, back.. back again, gain…

The second toy from the upcoming “The Last Knight” toyline was revealed at the Hong Kong Toyfair along with Masterpiece Movie Bumblebee. This time it is Shadow Spark Optimus Prime! We can surmise that this represents the evil Nemesis Prime version of Optimus that we’ve seen battling Bumblebee in the trailers thus far.  The color scheme is a little… weird, but the more depressing thing is that this is our first repackaged redeco from a previous movie line popping up.  We have a redeceo of Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime on our hands, complete with bizarro non-canon sword!

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Holy box art, Batman

Also revealed is the massive change in packaging which is focusing on box art instead of the toy! I guess  the robot characters were finally deemed to matter? Also notice that stupid logo for “Transformers: The Last Knight” is still in effect and this is also dubbed as part of a “premiere line.”

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Transformers Premium Movie Toy line revealed – Bumblebee displayed in Hong Kong

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Premium Bee

Today at the 2017 Hong Kong Toy Fair, Hasbro revealed the first of supposedly many Masterpiece Movie toys.  Of course Bumblebee is the first and it’s claimed to be an all new mold. But is that true?

Let’s take a look!

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Only the best giant Bumblebees of all time.

I have to admit that I was skeptical at first. A lot of the features of this ‘new mold’ of a giant Bumblebee looked awfully familiar.  After doing some quick analysis though, I am happy to announce that this new Bee is indeed all new! Very nice! Transformers designs truly do age like a fine wine after ten years.  Will this be the penultimate Bumblebee toy?  Chances are yes, at least this is the best we are likely to get for a very long time.

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Battle Ops / MPM2 Masterpiece Bumblebee on the left – 2017 Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee on the right.

The movie masterpiece line is expected to drop in July of 2017 and Bumblebee price starts at $79.99.  More to come surely!

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Topspin looks great… as Misfire!!

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I’m baaaack! – Digibash by Air Hammer

With photos of Titans Return Topspin surfacing and the reviews looking great, many are wondering who he might be redeco’ed or remolded into.  One very exciting possibility is Targetmaster Misfire whose loud pink color scheme has stood out over the years amidst his Decepticon allies. With rumors of a “Scavengers” comic story circulating, and Krok coming in wave 4, could wave 5 be full of rummaging Decepticons?

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Titans Return Wave 4 deluxes in the flesh – Quake, Krok, Topspin

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Fancy meeting you guys here.

The cat is out of the bag and the final mysteries of Titans Return wave 4 have been revealed!  Krok and Quake are redecos of Skullsmasher and Hardhead, as expected.  The colors are looking very nice on these end of era G1 bots.

If you want to see the full line-up, including Topspin, check out this minuscule image below.

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The gang’s all here, headless!

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Shia-watch 2016: Shia Labeouf got married and somehow we missed it.

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Hunk’a hunk’a burnin’ love

Merry Christmas, Collecticons!

I was awoken today when my girlfriend informed me that our very own Shia Labeouf was wed recently. The fact that I learned this from somewhere outside of the Transfandom shocked me so this Collecticon felt it was time to inform the rest of us.

In an (according to Shia himself) accidental turn of events, his wedding was live-streamed to the world.  You can view the live-streamed wedding below.

The reason my girlfriend informed me of this was because she is in holiday lethargy mode and was reading a list of people married in 2016. Go figure, this happened back in October!

All in all, congratulations guys and let’s hope we see this happy couple resurface in Transformers 6: The Search for Even More Money.

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Titans Return Orion Pax and Dion by Air Hammer

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Digibash by Air Hammer

Here’s another wishful thinking digibash now that Kup has been revealed to be an upcoming Titans Return figure.  Bring on the giftset!!

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Lost Light #1 gets a facelift and an homage

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Beyond Good, Beyond Evil, Beyond 57 Issues

Wow, RIPT Apparel is stepping up their game.  Not only did they create ANOTHER exclusive comic book cover, but this time they totally went over the top this time. Rarely do you ever see the TF:TM poster get homaged and this time it did.  The results are stunning and really get me pumped to dive into Lost Light!  Rodimus is looking badass in that nemesis paint scheme too!

The comic comes out next week!

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Optimus Prime #1 Retailer Exclusive Cover by RIPT Apparel Homages Shockwave

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“Are All One?” They sure are!

Fresh off the internet presses is the final cover art for “Optimus Prime” #1 coming in November.  This awesome cover homages “Transformers” #5 with Shockwave on the cover. You can read the full press release at RIPT Apparel’s Blog.

I think this art is dope!!!  Can’t wait to get mine.

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Masterpiece Megatron 2 arises as MP-36

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The captain has come back to reclaim the ship!

Yes, it’s true.  The gray prototype was in fact a Takara-led release of Megatron in the newer, tidier Masterpiece scale to go along with MP-10. It looks awesome.