zappatton2 wrote:I was just thinking again about this Sideswipe (mostly because I'm excited to see the final product), and I realized the fact that the came out with a slightly less popular character (than say Soundwave, Galvatron, etc.) actually makes me rethink any future third party purchases. This probably wasn't their strategy, but the fact that they could come out with any G1 Masterpiece at any time makes me hold off on things like 3rd-party Soundwave, Ratchet, Ironhide, etc.
TakaraTomy could, but they won't. Look at their track record, there aren't a lot of MP releases each year. Not to say that your favorite characters aren't on their drawing board, but I just don't think the likelihood of getting all these figures in MP scale is going to be very high.
Buy the new Coronation Starscream, hope you can find the repainted Sunstorm at a decent price since it's been advertised as an exclusive; now, wonder if Sideswipe will be released before the end of 2012. Meanwhile, we'll hopefully see Ironhide/Ratchet released before this Summer and maybe even get one version of MP Soundwave before year's end.
Not complaining about it, though. If we really did see a ton of MP releases, we'd either be broke or have to severely limit any other spending. I still haven't picked up the new Prime yet (MP-10).