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!
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.