Transformers Siege Leaked Stock Photos For Optimus Prime & Megatron, Plus Battle Master Scans

Apparently it was too early to observe that the flow of leaks via Weibo had seemed to subside, as usual-suspect "tf-factory" has put out a few minor items in the last little while. We’ve got copies of the final stock images for Voyager wave 1, showing the packaging and robot and vehicle images for Optimus Prime and Megatron. This is not our first time seeing the Voyager packaging, as it had been displayed at Summer Wonderfest in Japan immediately after SDCC. We also have images of the covers for the Hasbro Asia variants of the instructions for wave 1 Battle Masters, which brought an interesting detail to light, especially when taken together with the Voyager packaging. Click through to find out more!

HELLO, NEWMAN – Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime & Megatron Stock Images

UK Toy distributor NDA Toys has posted stock images for the Transformers: Cyberverse Ultimate Class figures, Optimus Prime and Megatron! Listed under their Seinfeld-themed internal development codenames of “Peterman” and “Newman,” respectively, this is the best look we’ve gotten at the $30 pricepoint figures so far. Both look good, though articulation-sticklers may not be thrilled that Megatron seems to lack elbows. Keep reading for the images!

ThreeA’s Megatron emerges from a slumber next week

Another ThreeA figure hits the Bambaland store next week: the grand Deception leader, Megatron arrives for pre-orders. Not the awesome 1980s Megatron or the best Megatron, but the bulky Michael Bay Transformers film version. I’m not a huge fan of the Bay-era designs, but at least ThreeA’s figure will have all the details (and articulation) for fans who really want him.

Pre-orders begin Friday, Jan. 30, at 9 a.m. Hong Kong Time (8 p.m. Eastern Thursday, Jan. 29) on the Bambaland store. A price wasn’t listed on the World of ThreeA production blog, but if we find one out, we’ll let you know ahead of time.

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Asia exclusive MP Megatron to be a gold redeco

Thanks to Big Bad Toy Store we now have more details on the upcoming Asia Exclusive Masterpiece Megatron release. Previous information was pretty cryptic, especially the reference to the “Destron leader repaint”. Originally I thought this would mean a gray and blue repaint similar to the original Japanese Megatron figure release. Instead this is a gold repaint, a fairly obscure reference to the early pre-G1 Megatron prototype and original release box art that eluded to an original attempt to release the Decepticon (Destron in Japan) leader in gold. Good thing they didn’t back then, gold plastic is notorious for becoming very brittle over time (something I’ve experienced first hand multiple times). 

The new figure appears to use a gold coating rather than gold paint or chrome. It’s more expensive than paint or chrome, but it’s also more resilient to wear and and gives the figure a more even look. It doesn’t have quite the shine that Lucky Draw figures have, but it isn’t as dull as gold painted figures either. In the end it isn’t a bad looking figure, if you don’t mind the looks of Masterpiece Megatron that is. In addition to the gold the spots on his sides and inside his legs are now purple rather than red like the original. Looks like he’ll also include his original release accessories, though they don’t appear to be altered. 

As an Asia exclusive these will be a little difficult to get your hands on for cheap. They won’t be available in Japan and shipping to the the US from most of Asia is pricey. BBTS and TFSource are both asking US$199.99 and calling for a December release. Robot Kingdom, based in Hong Kong, will certainly have orders up for less whenever they officially start, but keep in mind the shipping prices will be excessive. To be honest I’m not all that crazy about this release. Asia exclusive aside, this really isn’t that great of a figure to begin with. If I’m going to buy another Masterpiece Megatron it’s going to be an all new figure in the current smaller scale. 

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New Image of Mastepiece MP-05G Megatron Gold Version

Planet Iacon has posted an image of MP-05G Megatron still in his plastic tray, but it’s the best and clearest image of the Asia-exclusive version of Megatron we’ve yet seen. All of the original accessories are still here, including the Optimus Prime Murder Weapon Accessory Set of a Beam Dagger and Pistol -and also Kremzeek! Keep reading to see the image!

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TF Masterpiece MP-05 Megatron to get a new exclusive release

Big Bad Toy Store is reporting that a new release of Transformers MP-05 Megatron is on the way. They’re listing it as a 30th Anniversary exclusive, but stop short of saying where exactly it’s intended to be sold. While it certainly isn’t a North American release it’s hard to guess what store or event it is being produced for. It also wouldn’t surprise me if it turned out to not be a Japanese release at all, but yet another “Asia Exclusive” like the upcoming Masterpiece Optimus Prime reissue instead. Others think this might be one final run for the mold similar to the final use of the original Masterpiece Optimus Prime mold MP-01L which had the word “Last Shot” molded into his back and perhaps signals an all new Megatron in the modern scale on the horizon. 

Whatever the case we don’t get a very clear idea of what this will look like and the photos where in black and white. We know it’ll have chromed parts, but it also is listed as a “Destron leader repaint”. Destrons are the Japanese equivalent to Decepticons so that’s not a lot to go on. However, when the original G1 figure was first released to Japan around 1985 one of the biggest changes to the figure (aside from removing the chrome) was using blue where the American figure used red. I wouldn’t at all be surprised if this new figure featured blue parts instead of the red of the original Masterpiece. 

BBTS has the figure listed at US$199.99 and a December release, same month as Ultra Magnus gets released which gives more credit to the theory of this being an exclusive to Asia. And let’s face it, for most people this is the absolutely worst TF MP figure there is with lots of floppy joints, skinny legs, and overall poor design. Hopefully we’ll get a proper new MP Megatron in the coming years, but for now it looks like Starscream is still leading the Decepticons.

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Kotobukiya pulls the trigger on D-Style Megatron

No real surprise that Kotobukiya wouldn’t be able to stop at just one. Over at the Tokyo Model Hobby Show 2014 they’ve revealed the follow up to their previously announced Transformers D-Style Optimus Prime will be none other than the Decepticon tyrant Megatron. If you aren’t familiar with D-Style they’re a series of super deformed robot model kits, largely (but not exclusively) consisting of Takara Tomy robot lines like Brave series and Zoids.

Like with Prime, Megatron will include a total of three expressions (angry, smiling, and frowning) along with his energon ball and chain and a mini version of his gun mode. Not a whole lot to go on just yet, we’re still waiting on details for Prime, but more when get it. 

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The Sega fan in me is loving these new images of Mega Drive Megatron

With the new images from Takara Tomy’s site, we get another chance to “ooh” and “aah” over Sentinel’s Mega Drive Megatron. Andres posted the pre-order information last May and I totally share in his excitement. As previously mentioned, the transforming blast-from-the-console-past will cost ¥10,000 and ship this September. But thanks to the site’s update, we now have even more information! The Mega Drive Megatron will have a removable miniature cartridge of Sonic the Hedgehog in its slot. How is that for a big dose of nostalgia? The cartridge’s label looks absolutely perfect, too. In fact, the whole darn robot looks magnificent.

Share in our excitement with these new photos in the gallery!

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Offcial Images Bearbrick Transforming G1 Optimus Prime and Megatron Figures From Medicom

AmiAmi has posted order pages for the upcoming Transformers Bearbrick Convoy (Optimus Prime) and Megatron (AKA Be@rbrick) figures. The bear-headed minifigures are based on the Kubrick line of minifigures, one of the first collector-oriented riffs on the Lego minifigure body type. The roughly Deluxe-sized figures are listed for sale at 5,184 JPY / $50 USD and are slated to begin shipping sometime in July 2014. No listings for Bumblebee and Starscream which suggests they will come in a second wave. Read on to see the official images for more details.

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