Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak
Monday, January 28th, 2013 11:16AM CSTCategories: Toy News, Sponsor News
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As there are no images of this figure yet, let us harken back to his first incarnation and drool over what will be the third of the Datsun Trio.
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Posted by buddhaquest on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:34am CST
Posted by kirbenvost on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:41am CST
Posted by osubreeze on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:44am CST
Posted by buddhaquest on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:44am CST
Posted by buddhaquest on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:47am CST
osubreeze wrote:As long as its Blue I'll be purchasing
...and if he isn't?
Posted by osubreeze on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:49am CST
Posted by kirbenvost on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:02pm CST
Posted by TreyTable on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:05pm CST
Posted by osubreeze on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:08pm CST
Of course lets face it, the blue version will likely be another release. Hello MP-19B!. You heard it here first!
Posted by ebeforei on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:09pm CST
Posted by mongrel on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:19pm CST
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:23pm CST
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.
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:40pm CST
Posted by Bouncy X on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:57pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: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.
well isn't that interesting. i always figured he was called "blue" because he was a cop car and the whole connection to police and the color blue. lol
so yeah it turns out i confused two characters....dont know how to delete a post so here i am showing how blonde i am. lol
Posted by Anonymous. on January 28th, 2013 @ 1:49pm CST
buddhaquest wrote:I really hope he's displayed at this year's Toy Fair... less than two weeks away... feels like an eternity.
Takara is never at Toy Fair. [/color]
Posted by TimothyR on January 28th, 2013 @ 2:58pm CST
Posted by jamarmiller on January 28th, 2013 @ 2:59pm CST
Really hope Hasbro Brings out Sideswipe, Red Alert , these 3 datsun guys and the tapes, including Lazer beak ( but separate from soundwave )
Posted by kirbenvost on January 28th, 2013 @ 3:09pm CST
Posted by gothsaurus on January 28th, 2013 @ 3:16pm CST
Mind you, if anyone has a link to confirm a MISB blue bluestreak, I'd certainly love to see it.
Posted by funeralthirst7 on January 28th, 2013 @ 3:28pm CST