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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WING SABER TOYZ UPCOMING RELEASE: TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE (MP1L) CONVOY FINAL EDITION [- トランスフォーマー マスターピース MP-1L コンボイ最終生産 !!]




Hey folks! Just a quick update since this is the New Year! Happy Rabbit Year 2011.  Finally caved in and pre-ordered what has been touted as the final hoorah of this truly landmark Masterpiece toy which has been released unprecedented times ever since its inception way back in 2004. It was a solid introduction in the whole Masterpiece genre, one which has spawned countless of  ''Editions'' of the beloved Transformers Leader and uber good guy: Convoy aka Optimus Prime. 



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Product Name

Transformers Masterpiece MP-1L Convoy Final Production (tentative name)[Takara Tomy]

Item CodeTOY-RBT-1332
ManufacturerTakara Tomy
Release Datelate Mar-2011
Original TitleTransformers
Copyright(C)TOMY
SpecificationsPackage: windowed sack box
w/ sound stage
DetailsFinal Production bonus:
Sound stage with newly recorded voices of Tessho Genda, first voice actor of anime Convoy.




This mould seems to be going so strong that even Takaratomy themselves cant resist a final dig at re-releasing this so-called 'Final Edition' to us unsuspecting collectors. I did own the original version, never with the uber-trailer, but it was sold off sometime ago to fund my G1Vintage toys addiction...So what does one get with this current and latest release?! Apparently just a shinier paint job and extra voice-activated display stand with a gleaming Autobot insignia just like the Hasbro 20th DVD Edition..Kinda underwhelming to be honest, but there are some shots which show that there are no significant additions to the whole set-- trailer included or not. Personally it's the mould itself which make it worth the import price alone. Bought it off from Etoysjapan, payment is 1/5 fraction of the total cost of just under USD100. 




FINAL THOUGHTS: 


I'm getting this release as a direct replacement for the one which I sold off. This is for completists only, and hopefully more details would be revealed in the coming months before it's release sometime in March 2011. A trailer would be sweet, but at the retail price of 10,000 Yen, its a safe bet to assume that we just receive the bare-bones minimum of the hulking and super weighty (2kgs!) Autobot leader. B+ 







All pics are linked credited to Amiami/tfwiki/  Amazon Japan/ tformers.com  & ehobby


Convoy and Masterpiece Copyright Takaratomy & Hasbro 

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