TreyTable wrote:Is it Bluestreak or Silverstreak? Either way it's a Fairlady Z, at least I hope it still is.
Glad you asked! In Japan, it shouldn't matter he's just called Streak.
When Hasbro released him in 1984, he was called Bluestreak, even though he was silver. That's because of a Diaclone deco that had him in blue with a silver hood, that deco went unused for Transformers.
Fast forward to the reissues, he was renamed Silverstreak due to Hasbro's inability to claim the Bluestreak name. Nowadays Hasbro has both names, but Bluestreak is seeing more use now, look at Kre-O and GDO Legends Bluestreak
And I'm not surprised at all. MP-19P Streak Proto Color version anyone?
mongrel wrote:Why are they giving these new MP models whole-number codes - 17, 18, 19... isn't it likely some will just be repaints of eachother? Or are they really to be entirely unique molds?
Only straight redecos get a letter, retools get a whole new number. To illustrate the possible changes from MP-17 Prowl:
MP-18 Smokescrean: new head, lightbar removed, new vehicle front end, spoiler
MP-19 Streak: lightbar removed, minor cosmetic changes.