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Hasbro’s MP Bluestreak holds a secret – New Masterpiece Megatron coming?

 

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Well hello there Mr. Tron, and Cron… and you too Bumblebutt

 

My coworker and I just received our MP Bluestreaks from Toys R Us and the packaging contains some mighty interesting line art.  Anyone familiar with these types of ‘diagram’ drawings in the packaging knows they almost always reflect real product.  In this packaging, you can see Optimus in his MP-10 rendition.  The interesting things of note here are a brand new slavishly G1 Megatron (with huge feet!), a slightly beefed up Bumblebee that is at least reminiscent of the Masterpiece figure, and my personal favorite, a G1 Unicron in planet mode!  The Unicron is the most surprising and least likely to be based off a toy.  In fact, it almost looks exactly like Floro Dery source material.  The other bots though?  Your guess is as good as mine, but wouldn’t it just be nice, for once, to be right??

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TakaraTomy answers long-time Transformers purist collectors’ prayers – MP-18B Blue Bluestreak is born!

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My blue heaven!

If you’ve been following this blog at all, which if you have then I probably know you in real life, then you know I’ve been fiending for a Masterpiece Blue Diaclone Bluestreak figure.  This is unanimously THE UNICORN of all Generation 1 collecting.  The only remotely close second would be blue-chested Swoop.  Then you got Red Tracks I guess but who’s counting now?  The point is, we now have a somewhat mass release version of one of the greatest enigmas to ever grace Transformers since its inception.

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The original G1 Bluestreak instruction manual, taken from Unicron.com

The news post about this I saw near midnight last night almost made me jump out of bed in joyous celebration, since I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this piece since the car brothers were initially made into Masterpieces.  The MP-18S Silverstreak toy was such a freakin’ letdown that I figured it was a troll move that we would never really see Bluestreak in the flesh.  Those fears are quelled as of today and I’m sorry to admit, but I plan to buy THEM ALL!  Sources indicate that this will be a limited run of about 2000, but no convention has been listed as its release platform.  Whatever the method, you can bet your tuccus that I will be first in line to preorder this baby!

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Masterpiece 18S Silverstreak – nominated for biggest bum-out of 2014

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A now for something completely useless…

When the Datsun brothers came out, Bluestreak was far and away the aesthetic winner of the bunch.  The evenness of the alt mode, the muted color scheme, and the fact that a somewhat C-list character was getting the big bad masterpiece treatment elevated its likability above the fan-favorite Prowl. When it was announced that MP-18S would be released later down the line,  a fever raced through the fandom.  Just a year earlier, a special release of the Lamborghini Masterpiece mold had yielded a rare Diaclone-origin Tigertrack in yellow.  Diaclone figures were getting the Masterpiece treatment!  TakaraTomy is known for their stubborness to keep tradition going so the release of a special Datsun, especially Bluestreak, could only mean one thing: Blue Bluestreak!  THE UNICORN ITSELF!

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Is that what I think it is?! A unicorn in the wild!? Nope, it’s just a custom by TFW2005 user pumpkingonzo

I have done my own private retcon in my head and the silver version of Bluestreak will always be dubbed Silverstreak, until we get a real Blue Bluestreak.  So to see today that MP18-S is actually going to be the real Silverstreak really pulls at some painful strings inside my body.  This is really a big shame.  The only difference is a few paint apps on the hood of the car.

I’m just so annoyed by this that I think I’m going to let this blog post fall flat.

TL;DR: MP18-S is a huge letdown and it sucks.

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Where’s Silverstreak? He’s right here: Masterpiece MP-19 Bluestreak

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Fairlady Z, please come back to me!

Oh hayill, TakaraTomy goin’ nuts!  They are actually giving us what we need!  Bluestreak!  The preorder is up on BBTS right now.

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Masterpiece 16 and 17 – Prowl and Smokescreen. Where’s Silverstreak?

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More Autobot car brothers coming our way, thanks TakaraTomy!

Today Big Bad Toy Store broke the news about the next set of Masterpiece Transformers, which look to follow suit of Sideswipe and Red Alert: Prowl and Smokescreen!  Also mentioned recently was a repaint of Sideswipe into Tigertracks.  I guess we can expect a Deep Cover or Clampdown really soon as well.

So what else could this mean for future Masterpieces?  Of course Silverstreak… or maybe even, just maybe… a real BLUE Streak…

G1 Blue Bluestreak Masterpiece

A girl can dream, can’t he?

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KO Diaclone Bluestreak inevitable

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Let's get on with it then

KOtoys.com has announced a new batch of knock-offs.  This time we are ‘treated’ to a G1 knock-off of Bluestreak and Blitzwing.  Both of these figures have Diaclone versions, and Bluestreak’s is incredibly notable.  After seeing what has happened when Knock-offs, Diaclone, and G1 mix together, I am all but certain that one of the greatest tales in Transformers lore is about to be wiped off the slate.  No one wants a regular G1 Bluestreak anymore, the reissues were far more than enough to appease the appetites of us G1 fanboys.  The only reason worth knocking off this piece is to create one of the rarest and most misunderstood unicorns out there: Diaclone Blue Bluestreak.

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A most beautiful sight indeed

By the way, one of these is on Ebay right now and it’s only got a small bid of something like $2000.  Think I’m kidding?

Diaclone Fairlady Z No.07 Bluestreak on Ebay

5 hours to go even!

To see how the auction fairs, check the link here.

I’ll be really sad to see the most argument-inducing figures ever become a shitty knock-off toy from China.  So sad in fact, that I might just give up and sell everything.  Cash in now before the ko’s become worth much more than the originals!

It seems that the only thing I write about anymore are these wretched knock offs… ba hum bug.