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Master-peace? – MP-10ASL Convoy (Atmos Safari Lebron Ver.) scores a three

He shoots, he scores!!!!!!

Welcome to the new world of Transformers Masterpiece collecting. If you thought Bapes were a scourge, if you couldn’t believe MP-44’s retail price was over $400, if you thought Ghostbusters x Transformers Masterpiece toys were just hogwash… well I have three words for you bucko:

Earlier this year, we were treated to incredible mock-ups of MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy at Wonderfest 2019. These crazy decos were billed as some kind of Atmos x Transformers collaboration. It was very difficult to find any details about these as far as their authenticity or expectations of mass release. The general consensus is that one or more of these figures MIGHT see a wide release or one of the decos may see a limited run in Japan, similar to the Bape crossover figures.

Transformers Atmos MP10 Convoy display Wonderfest 2019
The Convoy display at Wonderfest 2019. Photo by Snakas.
Transformers Atmos Shoe Wonderfest voting

Well, my fellow Collecticons, today brings us even more news. The first official Atmos crossover with Transformers goes on sale March 2nd in Japan along with the NIKE LEBRON XVI LOW “SAFARI” shoes. See for yourself at Atmos Japan.

Transformers Masterpiece MP-10ASL Convoy (Atmos Safari Lebron Ver.) Robot
The man, the myth, the machine.

“OH MY GOD!!! HOW DO I GET IT?!”

Well, there’s not a ton of info yet, since I’ve never attempted to purchase from the Atmos Japan store living in the states, but I’m working hard to get the details. Here’s what we know:

  • It’s being released on Saturday March 2nd, 2019 in Japan. No time is mentioned but apparently the stores open at 11 AM Tokyo JST (I’ll just do the math for your lazy asses and tell you the stores open March 1st, 8 PM CST)
  • The MP-10ASL Convoy will be available in-person at Atmos Japan stores for ¥20,000 + tax (approx $181). No word yet on if it will be available on their webstore or not, but there may be hope. These are the stores that open at 11 AM JST.
  • If you want to prepare for the online sales rush, you might want to create an account on Atmos Japan. Good luck!
  • The shoes will be available online for ¥17,500 + tax but it’s likely to be a very busy time on the site. Here is the site, no specific link for the products is currently available as of this posting.
  • The shoes, but sadly not the action figure, will be available in the USA on March 2nd at 10 AM EST at regular sneakerhead outlets and Nike.com. Price is $175 + tax.
Lebron Nike Safari

So there you have it. If this is any indication for what’s next, we are likely to see a LOT of reuses of the MP-10 mold for these shoe collaborations. Good luck Collecticons, and hopefully this doesn’t make those completists out there say “Master-peace!” if they haven’t already.

MP-10ASL Atmos Safari Lebron Photos
This is what happens when Teletraan-1 strikes midnights: He turns into a pumpkin!

MP-10ASL Convoy will be available while supplies last at Collecticon.toys but expect a heavy after-market mark-up!

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Green BAPE G1 Convoy – Optimuspot gets his day in the sun

Bathing Ape Green Optimus Prime G1 Convoy

This ain't no leprechaun!

Bottalk user Optimuspot gets as close to reality as possible with this super rare and first dive into the world of designer toys for Transformers.

Bathing Ape Green G1 Optimus Prime cab

Now go find me a pot of gold!

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Bathing Ape Optimus Prime – BAPE Convoy has me dreaming in green

Bathing Ape G1 Convoy

Grape ape, grape ape

At long last I received a long-lost order from my trustworthy associate Bodhar. The very hard to get Bathing Ape G1 Convoy (aka Bape Prime) is now in my grasp and inches me ever closer to tasting the G1 Optimus Prime cab rainbow.

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MP10 Convoy’s rifile – inspired by IDW and EJ Su!

Transformers MP10 masterpiece convoy rifile transformation

Fiction is stranger than fiction sometimes!

It has come to my attention after being indicated by a fellow Bottalker, that perhaps the MP-10 Convoy’s collapsible rifle was pre-cursed by the amazing EJ Su’s Optimus Prime rifle. The similarities are definitely there. Very cool!

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MP10 is an enlarged Hybrid Convoy

Masterpiece 10 new convoy

Just like to you told you fuckers

You still crying now, you stupid sacs of lard?

Seibertron has posted the first images of MP10 and they are glorious. Say… don’t you remember someone suggesting that it would look like the Hybrid G1 Convoy? No? Well cat’s outta the bag, it was me!

MP10 and Hybrid Style Convoy

Separated at birth? You bet your ass they were!

It was clear that the Hybrid Style Convoy was superior to the original MP-01 mold as soon as I got it, but it was just so gall darn tiny!  Now we are seeing the culmination of years upon years of Transformers engineering and we do indeed have the ultimate Optimus Prime toy.  I applaud you TakaraTomy and Hasbro. Well done.  Hats off.  It’s a shame you have such fickle petty “fans.”  Have faith in these companies, they are unparalleled in their respective fields.

Transformers MP10 convoy semi

Dat alt-mode!!

By the way, I only count ONE grill!!!! Finally!!! edit: nevermind, there are still two grills. DAMMIT!

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What to expect from MP-10 and men acting like children

THS 02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy

Everyone forgets that this amazing motherfucker came AFTER MP-01

It revolts me to no end how so many Transformers fans can stain a good time with their greedy childish bickering and comments about how they have been wronged by the companies that provide them wonderful Transformers toys.  There is a growing mass of upheaval surrounding the revelation of Masterpiece 10 being another Optimus Prime / Convoy.  “We don’t want another Convoy!”  Oh really?

The Masterpiece Prime mold is old, out-dated, blocky and overall unimpressive compared to 100’s of toys that have come out in the past 8 years.  Did it ever occur to you short-sighted twits that the reason they are re-creating the mold is to make a far superior toy?  It wouldn’t take too much given the amazing engineering advances the TakaraTomy designers have made.  Take Hybrid Style G1 Convoy, pictured above.  This is quite easily the best of the best as far as G1 Convoy goes.  There is no comparison!  THIS IS THE MASTERPIECE!  It’s size tends to overshadow it’s awesome-sauce though.  I’m positive that MP-10 will surpass every other Convoy that has come before, even THS-02.

For the love of God, we may have a successful alt-mode AND robot mode and lord’a mercy, only one truck grill! A girl can dream, can’t she?

Now suck it up and wait for the big reveal in the next 2 months.  God I can’t stand even looking around the other TF sites with all this verbal diarrhea!

THS02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy

Shut the fuck up already and be patient.

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MP-10 is MP Convoy version 2, just like I said it would be

Famitoy pre-order for MP-10 Convoy Version 2

You can never have enough Convoy!!

Sucks to be a collector these days, don’t it?

Come on, the writing was all over the wall.  I only wish that I had publicly made the prediction months ago when I deciphered the Da Vincitron code.

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Masterpiece 10 – Who is it going to be?

Masterpiece Convoy Last Shot

For the last time? Yeah I doubt it

There’s been a lot of hoopla about which character Masterpiece 10 is going to be. We were apparently going to be teased with the identity of MP-10 from the audio clips housed in MP-1L’s pedestal. So far, no one has found any hint that may or may not be lost in translation from the 15 or so phrases from the pedestal.

MP-10 is going ot be large, with a hefty price tag of 22,000 yen, according to Big Bad Toy Store.  This is going to be pretty large, in the vein of MP-4 or MP-9.  Some speculation is a fully armored Ultra Magnus, a Masterpiece Devastator, or even Omega Supreme from left field.

I however, have composed a different theory.  I worry that the true identity of Masterpiece #10 may be much less spectacular than a new Masterpiece Shockwave or Galvatron.  WIth the hoopla building up to the “last shot” of the Masterpiece Prime mold, I am left wondering why it was re-release more than 3 times in the past 18 months in various incarnations.  What was the need to churn out production run after production run of a mold that has surely seen its fair share of time in the sun?

As the Masterpiece line has increased in complexity I have felt that the MP Convoy mold is a bit simplistic and just doesn’t fit in with the aesthetic anymore.  Ever since Starscream, Megatron, Grimlock and now Rodimus Prime, MP Convoy is left looking a bit boxy and clunky, not to mention the ‘cheating’ going on with the double front grill.  Might it be time for an upgrade of the Cybertron Commander to the new realm of Masterpiece figures?  I’m sure greater leaps and bounds can be taken to make an even more grand and regal Masterpiece Optimus Prime mold to be abused by the factories over and over again for another decade.

Optimus Prime painting

You can never get enough of me!!

So there you have it.  MP-10 could very well be a brand new updated Optimus Prime mold, leading us into an entirely new realm of Masterpiece figures and the possibility for all of them to be re-imagined once again.  Does this theory hold water?  Just as much as any other one.  I myself would prefer a nice shiney Galvatron figure to stand opposite Rodimus Convoy, but my spidey senses tell me otherwise.  We shall see…

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Hail King Optimus Prime! – Masterpiece Convoy gets a cape

MP Convoy wearing the iGear cape

Starscream isn't the only man of metal who gets to feel the soft touch of velvet!

I recently received iGear’s Masterpiece Convoy Cloak.  It took me a while to figure out that the clasps cover the air horns on the top of the chest.  This is a pretty cool accessory and very well made, especially when compared to the Masterpiece Starscream coronation set.  Enjoy the pic!

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Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime – Worse than ROTF Devastator?

Ultimate Optimus Prime my ass!

I guess we have to take the bad with the good

As I feared, the “ultimate” moniker is anything but. Ultimate Optimus Prime’s toy form was revealed today to the dismay of, well, fucking everyone! See what the fuss is about by checking out more photos of this monstrosity.

The trailer is just a wraparound set of butterfly wings for Optimus and the toy itself is a far cray from the incredible engineering we saw in Leader Optimus Prime. This toy is going to join in with the other “ultimate” transformer toy from the first two movies, Ultimate Bumblebee. It also appear to be about as bad as Revenge of the Fallen Devastator.

These toys jsut aren’t meant to get much bigger than 12 inches tall. Please, just give it a rest and stick to the deluxe and voyager figures!

Revenge of the Fallen Devastator SUCKS!

BARRRRF!