TakaraTomy Masterpiece Bumblebee Re-release Scheduled for February

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Copper has been a fan of Transformers since age four, when she saw the 1986 movie on VHS and demanded to watch it again. You can find her on the forums (and elsewhere in the tubes) as Copper Bezel.
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Allspark icon Powered Convoy alerts us that Masterpiece Bumblebee (with exo-suited Spike) will be re-released in February per HobbyLink Japan and Rakuten. If you’ve missed out so far on the definitive edition of the original friendly little Volkswagen behind one of the most ubiquitous archetypes in Transformers, now’s your chance!

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TakaraTomy releases pictures of Legends LG-54 to 57

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Jo, aka "Broadside", had her first experience with Transformers watching Transformers: Cybertron on CITV, but only really got involved in the fandom through the IDW comics. When not posting on the Allspark, she can sometimes be found contributing to the Transformers and IDW Hasbro wikis... sometimes.
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Following our previously reporting on the leaked names, TakaraTomy has released images of LG-54 Bumble and Exo-Suit Spike, LG-55 Targetmaster Slugslinger, LG-56 Perceptor and LG-57 Octone. Interestingly, every one of the toys comes with an additional figure to enhance play value; read on to see what they are!

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MP-21 Spike Exosuit Vehicle Mode Pic

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Tiffany has been helping to provide news and content for The Allspark for several years, such as coverage from San Diego Comic-Con and contents from Japanese Transformers-related reading materials.
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TakaraTomy designer Shogo Hasui continues to tease us on Spike in his exosuit that’ll be with MP-21 Bumblebee! This time, it’s a side-view of the exosuit’s vehicle mode via Twitter! MP-21バンブル付属のエクセルスーツは、ビークル時にスパイクの頭を前に向ける事ができます。 先のツイートで「差し替えなしで変形」と説明しましたが、この場合一度ヘルメットを取り外してスパイクの頭を可動させる必要があります。#TT_TF pic.twitter.com/z7M4qYigK2 — Shogo Hasui (@Hasui_TF) March 24, 2014 Mind, this is a rough translation. On the exosuit accompanying MP-21 Bumblebee, you can turn Spike’s head to point forward while […]

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Prototype Image of MP-21 Spike in Exosuit

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Tiffany has been helping to provide news and content for The Allspark for several years, such as coverage from San Diego Comic-Con and contents from Japanese Transformers-related reading materials.
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TakaraTomy designer Shogo Hasui shares a look at the prototype Spike Witwicky in his exosuit (“excelsuit” in Japan), who’ll accompany MP-21 Bumblebee! Those that have watched the 1986 The Transformers: The Movie will remember the exosuit that Spike and his son Daniel wore throughout the film, and Daniel used it quite often in the Japanese Transformers: The Headmasters TV series. […]

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