Tag Archives: Transformers: 2010

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Does anything scare G1 Grimlock? – Transformers 2010 Predaking

Transformers 2010 Predaking meets Generation 1 Grimlock

Let's see Me Grimlock get out of this one!

Good luck little fella’…

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TakaraTomy 2010 Universal Dominator Unicron video review

I’m once again sorry it took so long but this is probably my choice for figure of the year. I love Unicron and although I still pine for a true G1 unicron, this is probably as close as we will ever get. Simply marvelous and awesome.

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TakaraTomy 2010 Unicron review incoming

Transformers 2010 Unicron with Cybertron Unicron and friends

I think the multiverse is le' fuct

Thanks to everyone that follows the TFsource youtube channel for each review that I painstakingly create to be the end-all-be-all authority review on the figure in and out. Upcoming is TakaraTomy 2010 Unicron! I hope it was worth the wait

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The Final Countdown – MP01L Final Convoy & Masterpiece Megatron

Masterpiece Convoy Final Version

Final? I've heard that one before TakaraTomy...

I was underwhelmed today when I received an update from Robotkingdom in my email stating that they had posted pre-orders for a new edition of the Masterpiece Convoy and Megatron molds. The Convoy is labled as MP1L, which I assume designates it as “Last.” The figure is suffixed with Final Edition. It will come with a monochromatic base that has new soundbytes in Japanese, that will supposedly reveal the next character in the Masterpiece line. Megatron appears to have no changes thus far and is not designated with a new suffix letter.

I’m really getting jaded with all of these re-issues of the Masterpiece Convoy mold. I know I’m not the only one. Masterpiece Megatron has patiently been waiting for any sort of special treatment for a re-release and I hope TakaraTomy doesn’t plan on angering the great Destron general (for their sake!)

2010 MP5 reissue Masterpiece Megatron

Didn't they already do a second run of this guy in original colors?

By the looks of it, these figures will probably be tied into the Transformers 2010 line. If that is the case, then we should at least expect some special packaging for these figures and in turn some minor differences. At the very least, I expect Convoy to include some new characters on his arm stickers. The grayscale base appears to want Sleepy Prime to stand on it.

I never thought I’d say this but…
Dear TakaraTomy: Please, no more Masterpiece figures!

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Masterpiece MP 09 Rodimus weapons

Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Hot Rod weapon

Simply brilliant

Another fan-made contribution showing how the rifle for Masterpiece Rodimus Convoy may be created by the combination of both of the younger Hot Rod’s dual pistols. You be the judge…

Transformers Generation 1 Hot Rod toy

Dual-wield!

Photo from Mdverde

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Transformation of Masterpiece Rodimus to be completely insane

Masterpiece Hot Rod's transformation is not going to be what we are used to

Wait a dog gone minute, his foot is going to go WHERE?

Speculation on Masterpiece Rodimus is at an all-time high with different posters on various boards claiming what the figure will and won’t do. I have just come across an image posted by a concerned fan showing some peculiar placements of parts after transformation. By the looks of the image, Rodimus’ legs will make up the front of his vehicle mode. Just adding some fuel to the fire folks, enjoy the heat!

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TakaraTomy’s Transformers 2010 toyline – the big picture

TakaraTomy Transformers 2010 logo

Such a subtle hint with those flames!

TakaraTomy’s Transformers 2010 line has been evolving over the past few months and has included some unexpected figures joining the psuedo-toyline. Originally, the line promised only 4 new toys including Masterpiece Sleep Convoy, a Unicron Repaint, the Sons of Cybertron Animated giftset and one empty slot many of us assumed would be left for Masterpiece Rodimus. As of yesterday, we have visual confirmation on Masterpiece Rodimus Convoy from Cybertron Convention 2010.

Upon visiting the TakaraTomy Transformers 2010 website, one can see that the slots have increased to 7 from the original 4 when the website launched (see below).

TakaraTomy Welcome to Transformers 2010 products page

The original look of the 2010 products page

TakaraTomy's Transformers 2010 product page

2010 Mid-summer look of TakaraTomy product page

Figure King 150 Transformers 2010 spread

The only confirmed toy missing here is the Predaking reissue

Incidentally, Figure King magazine posted a spread detailing the releases so far announced for Transformers 2010. If you include the Predaking reissue along with Masterpiece Rodimus Convoy, the total sits at 7. All signs are beginning to point to this line ending with a total of ten official releases, just to keep things tidy.

Masterpiece Rodimus Convoy is also up to bat at #9 in the Masterpiece line… leaving a precarious 10th slot that seems all too coincidental. Of course the first thing that comes to mind would be a Masterpiece Galvatron, but two new Masterpiece molds in a year seems like a bit of a pipe-dream. Let’s not count ol’ purple horns out though. The Decepticons have been un-represented so far in the Transformers 2010 line, except for the recent announcement of Predaking. Galavatron most certainly will be appearing in one of the last 3 slots in some form. Let’s hope it’s not just a redeco of Henkei Galvatron matched with Cyclonus…

Another possibility to fill out the line with another Masterpiece figure would be a reformat version of Megatron. The MP-05 mold is the only one that has yet to be redecoed. With such a fabulous mold, we know something has to be coming. The Purple Megatron gun in the Sleep Mode Convoy set may be strong indication that a clear Masterpiece Megatron is in our future. Heck, they just released a clear Masterpiece Starscream so it can be pulled off.

There’s also the possibility of more G1 reissues with slight upgrades like the Encore line. The possibilities here are many: Cyclonus, Scourge, Galvatron, Rodimus, Kup, Blurr, Trypticon or even Metroplex. The 2010 line seems to be pulling from every line available so more reissues are not out of the question.

And finally, none of these predictions could be true and MP-09 Rodimus Convoy could be the final piece offered in the line and it caps out at 7. Who knows. I have faith in the Japanese to round everything off at 10, including a new Masterpiece figure. Come on TakaraTomy, you got The Touch!