Friday, 1 January 2021

Masterpiece Autobot Ratchet MPM-11


Without a doubt the Movie Masterpiece version of Autobot Ratchet is the best Hasbro and Takara Tomy have released and this release completes the Autobot cast from the original 2007 live action film. 

Monday, 28 December 2020

Masterpiece Autobot Jazz MPM-9

 


Movie Masterpiece Jazz was revealed alongside Movie Masterpiece Megatron at a Hasbro China event in January 2019. Unfortunately Jazz was only in the first live action film but this figure is the best representation of his only appearance, complete with his grizzly end.

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Masterpiece Spinout MP-39+


Profile (Translated from the Trading Card) 
MP-39+ Cybertron Assault & Rescue Spinout
Function: Assault & Rescue
Motto: “It is not fit to spin out history with petty details.”
Profile:
Spinout was originally a battle machine (Car Robot) on an Earth from another dimension. He was unprecedentedly given consciousness by the Cybertron's ancient computer, becoming a Super Robot Lifeform. Impulsive and hot headed yet demonstrates obedience and loyalty to the Earthlings. Clearly remembers his past life as a battle machine and doesn’t feel confident fighting without a pilot.
STR...5; INT...7; SPD...7; END...8; RNK...4; CRG...8; FBL...9; SKL...4

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Quintesson Allicon (Earthrise, 2020)

 

I tend not to collect mainline figures nowadays but the Quintesson Allicon figure was hard to pass on. This is the first official toy release since the characters debut in the 1986 animated movie.

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Masterpiece Ironhide MPM-6

Ironhide was my favourite character from the 2007 movie and was a good modern day representation of the 1984 character. No longer a red Nissan Cherry Vannette, he was now a black GMC Topkick C4500 4x4. I'd like to think they chose black colour scheme from the original Diaclone version of Ironhide seeing as how Michael Bay was quoted as saying red did not turn out well on film.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Masterpiece Black Convoy MP-49


MP-49 Destron Unicronian Herald Black Convoy
Function: Unicronian Herald
Motto: “Demise is the destiny of all life forms.”
Profile:
Unicron created a killing machine in the image of Convoy. Although he possesses an identical combat ability to Convoy, his body is stained black from housing an evil spark. A formidable foe with incredible power and lacks any compassion or mercy. His mission is to obliterate any Transformer who stands against Unicron and he uses the destructive energy he collects to restore his master.
STR...10; INT...10; SPD...9; END...10; RNK...5; CRG...10; FBL...9; SKL...10

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Masterpiece Black Convoy MP-10B


Profile (Translated from the Trading Card) 
MP-10B Destron Unicronian Herald Black Convoy
Function: Unicronian Herald
Motto: “Demise is the destiny of all life forms.”
Profile:
A clone of Convoy has been created by Unicron. A formidable fighting force, destruction is an urge arising from the depths of its being. Launches attacks throughout the cosmos against Transformers making no distinction between Cybertron or Destron. The destructive energy on the battleground is dedicated to the resurrection of his Lord. He follows the will of Unicron, evil incarnate.
STR...10; INT...10; SPD...9; END...10; RNK...5; CRG...10; FBL...9; SKL...10