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Transformers: Masterpiece
Decepticons Visual Checklist

Visual Checklist & Reviews

This checklist includes toys released under the Transformers: Masterpiece label. This initial cardback checklist attempts to take figures released by TakaraTomy in Japan, Hasbro’s domestic & Asian releases to form a cohesive line. Beneath the cardback checklist is a simplified checklist of other releases in the MP line that have either been replaced by improved versions or are additional variant releases to a toy already in the checklist. The choices made are strictly that of the checklist creator. Individual collections may vary.

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Starscream was retooled for a more G1-accurate look. He includes two null rays, a holographic pilot, and his “Coronation” gear: a crown, two pauldrons, and a cape. US Release: None. Japan Release: 2011.

Thundercracker included two null rays & missile racks, a holographic pilot, a gun clip, & display stand. He features various tampos of Soundwave & Reflector. US Release: 2012. Japan Release: None.

Sunstorm includes two null rays, a chromed pilot, and Starscream’s “Coronation” gear: a crown, two pauldrons, and a cape. US Release: 2014. Japan Release: 2012. See: Differences.

Acid Storm featured a new digital camouflage deco. He included two null rays & missile racks, a holographic pilot, a gun clip, & display stand. US Release: 2013 (TRU). Japan Release: 2013.

Ravage & Rumble both transform into cassettes the same size as their G1 counterparts. Ravage included his cassette case. Rumble included two piledrivers, their mount, two pistols, and his cassette case. US Release: 2013. Japan Release: 2013. See Differences.

Buzzsaw & Frenzy both transform into cassettes the same size as their G1 counterparts. Buzzsaw included his cassette case. Frenzy included two piledrivers, their mount, two pistols, and his cassette case. US Release: 2013. Japan Release: 2013. See Differences.

A black redeco of Soundwave, Soundblaster includes his Concussion Blaster, Red Gun-Mode Megatron, Red Energon Cube, purple display panel, a sensor, Ratbat and his case. US Release: None. Japan Release: 2013.

A black redeco of Optimus Prime, Nemesis Prime includes a Laser Blaster, Red Energon Ax, and a Dead Matrix. Unlike Optimus, this figure’s affiliation logo is a tampo. US Release: None. Japan Release: 2013.

Skywarp has only been released in Asia thus far, but he is the expected repaint of MP-11 Starscream. He includes two null rays, Gun-Mode Megatron, & a pilot. US Release: None. Japan Release: None.

Exhaust is a retool of Wheeljack that includes a gun, two shoulder missiles, and the Immobilizer. The deco can’t be sold in the US, leaving availability uncertain. US Release: None. Japan Release: 3/2015.





Previous Releases & Character Variants:

The Masterpiece Releases in this section are official releases in the line, but are excluded from the checklist above due to scale, being a variant of a character in the checklist, or having been replaced by a newer release that better fits in with the line. The distinctions made are solely that of the checklist creator. Individual collections may vary.


MP-03 Starscream

Starscream’s original release featured a design intent on the jet mode being an accurate F-15 Eagle. He included 2 null rays, 2 missile racks, Doctor Arkeville, a gun clip, and display stand. US Release: None. Japan Release: 2006.


MP-03G Ghost Starscream

A reissue of MP-03 cast in mostly purple translucent plastic to recreate Starscream’s Ghost. He included two null rays, two missile racks, Doctor Arkeville, a gun clip, and display stand. US Release: None. Japan Release: 2010.


MP-03 Starscream (US)

A US release featured Starscream in his more traditional colors and painted battle damage. He included two null rays, two missile racks, Doctor Arkeville, a gun clip, and display stand. US Release: 2007. Japan Release: 2008.


MP-05 Megatron

In scale with MP-01 Optimus Prime. Megatron was not released in the US due to his highly accurate gun mode. He includes Fusion cannon, Energon Mace, Sword, Pistol, & Kremzeek. US Release: None. Japan Release: 2007.


MP-05G Gold Megatron

A gold reissue of MP-05 Megatron, he has only been released in Asia so far. He includes Fusion cannon, Energon Mace, Sword, Pistol, Kremzeek, & a Reflector Camera. US Release: None. Japan Release: None.


MP-06 Skywarp

A redeco of MP-03, Skywarp is mostly black instead of sporting a vintage deco. He includes two null rays, two missile racks, Doctor Arkeville, a gun clip, and display stand. US Release: None. Japan Release: 2007, 2008.


MP-06 Skywarp (US)

A redeco of MP-03, the US release of Skywarp featured a more G1 deco. He includes two null rays, two missile racks, Doctor Arkeville, a gun clip, and display stand. US Release: 2009. Japan Release: None.


MP-07 Thundercracker

A redeco of MP-03, Thundercracker is mostly blue instead of sporting a vintage deco. He includes two null rays, two missile racks, Doctor Arkeville, a gun clip, and display stand. US Release: None. Japan Release: 2008.


MP-09B Rodimus Prime (Black)

An e-Hobby exclusive black repaint of Rodimus Prime. He includes his Trailer, Anti-Photon Lasers /Eliminator, the Matrix, a buzzsaw, & a torch. This run had notable QC issues. US Release: None. Japan Release: 2009.


MP-11S Sunstorm (US)

The US release of Sunstorm features an Animated Deco. He includes two null rays, two missile racks, a pilot, gun clip, and display stand. US Release: 2014 (TRU). Japan Release: None. See: Differences.


MP-13 Soundwave

A clear & copper redeco of Soundwave for Year of the Goat. He includes all his accessories, the first five cassettes and all their accessories in a clear/copper redecos. US Release: 3/2015. Japan Release: None.

Release Differences:
MP-13:

The US release of MP-13 featured a lighter blue Soundwave with a yellow visor to more accurately resemble the original toy. In addition to Laserbeak, the US release also included the other four cassettes: Buzzsaw, Ravage, Frenzy, & Rumble and all of their accessories.

MP-11S:

The US Release of Sunstorm featured an almost entirely different deco from the Japanese release. Both are pictured in the checklists above, but the US release featured a deco that more closely resembled the Animated series.

MP-15 & MP-16:

While the cassettes were released as two-packs in Japan, the US release (exclusive to Toys R Us) saw the four cassettes included with Soundwave & Laserbeak as one giant set. The TRU release featured the accessories of all six Transformers though the cassette cases were now clear instead of pink and featured slightly different deco. Rumble & Frenzy featured brighter colors and gold/silver paint instead of chromed highlights, Ravage was more grey, and Buzzsaw more yellow.

Name Translations (US Name = Japanese Name):

Condor = Laserbeak, Jaguar = Ravage.


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