necr0blivion wrote:Consensus time: are newcomers jumping onto Masterpiece, or maybe hoping for an eventual Hasbro release? Are those, like myself, who had been faithful to the Masterpiece series for years still interested in the new releases/has the steady flow of new product rejuvenated your interest in the line?
I've been collecting the figures I want since MP-04 came out. I picked-up Optimus, Starscream, Ultra Magnus, Megatron, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Grimlock, and the "Takara" Hasbro Starscream(which was clearly made by Hasbro). I found the line was getting extremely stale.
MP-10 was announced and I sat on the fence for a bit before pre-ordering him. When I got him, I fell in love with him. I picked up MP-11 when it came out, and felt like a sucker for buying the same characters a second time, though the robot mode was drastically improved. My interest in this line became completely rejuvenated when Sideswipe was revealed, our first Autobot car. And shortly after that, Soundwave. And then his cassettes. And now Prowl and Smokescreen. This line is finally becoming the line that a lot of us hoped it would become when it first started. It is the MOTUC of Transformers.