Toy News: Takara Tomy Posts Official Stock Photos and Information for "Masterpiece" Lio Convoy
Back in June it was revealed that Takara Tomy would be releasing Lio Convoy as a Masterpiece figure! Originally featured in the "Beast Wars II" series in Japan, this character has received the homage treatment several times over the years, but this is the first time in a while he has received an original design/release all his own!
Now thanks to Takara Tomy Mall we now have official stock photos and information on the figure. Here is the information from the site (translated via Google Translate):
The Rio Convoy, who was active in the TVCG animation “Beast Wars II”, is faithfully reproduced in the anime settings.
A complete transformation from a White Lion to a robot (Lio Convoy)!!
- In addition, because it is possible to be full-possible, an animation activity pose is also realized!
- Reproduce poses with Rio Typhoon mode and lion claw!
- Includes Cybertron Buster, Rio Beam and Rio Missile!!
- The shape of the head in both modes has evolved, and the “living” lion's face is in Beast Mode just as in the anime play!
- In robot mode, it is replaced with a mecha lion composed of straight lines!
This listing confirms that the figure will feature a beast mode head that can switch between a more mechanical looking one and one based on the character's appearance in the animated series. While the mane is showed splayed out, there is no confirmation yet that it can spin like the original toy.
Takara Tomy Mall has a price of ¥21,600 (about $202.91 USD) with a release date of February 2020 for this release. However, individual retailer prices tend to be lower than Takara Tomy Mall's suggested price so keep an eye out for what different shops will ask for this Masterpiece figure.