Mindmaster wrote:Looks fantastic. Again, my only gripe is that the visor is yellow. I prefer show-accuracy over toy-accuracy. Is there a way to screw the head open, remove the visor, and just paint it red?
Well I prefer comic accuracy, and this is how he looked in the UK comics. My greatest hope is that this sells so well as to prompt a beautiful purple repaint. Yes, I'm serious. They could repaint all the cassettes into the Cobalt Sentries, Enemy, and Four-Star knock-off color schemes for the other Frumble and Buzzsaw...or just screw the second Lasersaw repaint and do a second Ravage in green to give us Masterpiece Blackcat!
Though I do agree with you in principle that Hasbro's insistence on repainting for toy-accuracy kind of defeats the whole point of Masterpieces going for greater media accuracy. Their trailerless Rodimus Prime ended up not being accurate to much except those 3H comics where he tried to knock Beast Machines out of continuity just like Shokaract's future; a worthwhile cause, but still...
I plan on picking up Takara's Soundwave someday too, since he was my fav in the cartoon, so I want both eye colors. Considering how nuts everyone's going for Hasbro's set, I think its price is going to soar on the secondary market like nothing we've seen before (search ebay for TRU MP Grimlock; this could realistically go for double his price by the end of the year, and I'm still kicking myself for snoozing and losing out on him), so it unnerves me that so many collectors are going to try and mod the eye color, since many attempts are bound to fail and ruin a significant fraction of these guys.