Blog #1291: Toy Review: Transformers Masterpiece Grapple

Transformers Masterpiece Artfire

Artfire is repainted and remolded from Masterpiece Inferno and Grapple.


Artfire does not include most of the accessories that came with Inferno and Grapple.

Targetmaster Nightstick

It’s hard to believe, but Hasbro actually beat Japan to the punch on a Masterpiece Targetmaster. The USA release of Masterpiece Hot Rod (original mold) included a Targetmaster partner. Nightstick looks great. I really like the design.


Artfire is a repaint of Inferno, so the only new feature is his Targetmaster. He does come with two chromed cannon hands that can flip out in place of his hands. Grapple and Inferno came with one chromed and one non chromed version. He can either hold Nightstick in his hand, or you can remove one of his cannon hands and attach Nightstick directly on the end of his wrist.

Overall: Artfire looks beautiful, but if you aren’t a completist, and can live without the Targetmaster, he is probably not worth the expense of a third version of this mold.

Thanks for reading!

About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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