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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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MP5G Gold Megatron ain’t so bad

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He definitely wasn’t the Leader we deserved, but he was the leader we got. Thanks Batman, thanks.

 

I’m sick of hearing the hate for this guy!  That purple makes all the difference for me.  The big sadness is that the accessories are all the same as the original.  I mean, couldn’t Kremzeek have at least been molded in a different color?  Like Blue?

For under $60 from Lena, I think this was a steal.

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Someone left the skittles in the radiator again!

 

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MP-21 Bumble vs Gobots Bugbite – the only comparison that matters

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The just don’t make ’em like they used to!

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This comparison is shockingly legit.

Transformers versus Gobots: the ultimate battle continues in 2015…

 

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This is the best MP22 Ultra Magnus photo I’ve seen yet

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He just a ‘lil guy at heart!

Hollar from the hills boys, MP-22 Ultra Magnus is out!

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MP-23 Exhaust might go bust!!! Infringement declared by Phillip Morris

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A letter just received from Big Bad Toy Store!

Wow, this was a most un-expected turn of events!  Incredible!  If I didnt’ have to drive across the state, I’d weigh in on this but wow!!!

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MP-25 = Masterpiece Megatron 2? All signs point to yes

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Yessssss…

You can bet your ass this is happening.  Thanks Golditron!

UPDATE: I was wrong :-(((((

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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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Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm – Fast Food seeker

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Would you like fries with that?

TFW2005 user jru42287 posted a screenshot of what is expected to be the final deco of the upcoming Masterpiece Sunstorm release from Hasbro.  Results are, shall we say, underwhelming?  In a very drastic departure from the TakaraTomy Japanese release, we have a lot of unexpected white and red in the figure, instead of the more orange deco many were expecting.

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A collection of previous incarnations of Sunstorm – photo by David Willis of Shortpacked

The figure will feature the MP-12 mold, just like Masterpiece Thundercracker.  Although hard to see, there are some flame details along the front of the wings.

So just who is art directing over at Hasbro?  Is this meant to be part of the thrilling 30?  More like squirty thirty.

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More awesome Evangelion Optimus Prime photos

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He’s got the Matrix of Longinus

I had to share these awesome hi-res photos of the upcoming Masterpiece Optimus Prime Evangelion Unit-01 toy.  The colors are just so garrish and wild that I might say this is the craziest TF repaint ever!  Check out more photos at the ever-vigilant S.T.F.U. Facebook page.

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Cybergelion unit-10

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MP10 NERV Optimus Prime! Unit-10?

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A logo I never thought I’d see on a Transformer!

Today is the day!  We finally got a good look at the upcoming MP10 Evangelion Unit-01 Optimus Prime toy!  This is awesome!  This is one of the craziest Transformers we’ve seen in a while, and are likely to see again!  Holy moly!  My guess is the price will be around $300 USD for this guy, but let’s hope not.  A wide release would be nice.

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Shinji’s like “Optimus Mom!!”

I’m pretty excited, but I must admit, the color scheme is a little bit strange.  I would’ve liked to see some new accessories like a progressive knife, but at least it looks like his right shoulder features a 100% real NERV logo!

One of the biggest surprises here is that this is the FULL ON MP10 toy!  It includes all accessories and even a trailer and roller.  Spike has apparently been redecoed into something resembling a Nerv Uniformed Employee.  Too cool!

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Spike started running with a different crowd after second impact.

So yeah after all the hoopla we finally got a look at the real MP10 Eva Mode toy and I am tickled pink.  This is just one of those wacky figures that will be worth gobs and gobs of money in the future, so this collecticon says if you think you might want it, get it now!!!!

PS. This also makes the reissue of MP10 a little more effectual.  I wonder if we’ll see OTHER strange redecos of OTHER Masterpiece figures soon

You can see more info at this TFW2005.com post