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Transformers News: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak

Monday, January 28th, 2013 11:16AM CST

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It really should come as no surprise that after Prowl and Smokescreen were announced as the next Masterpiece figures, that a Bluestreak would follow. Lo and behold this morning that Site Sponsor BigBadToyStore announced MP-19 Bluestreak for $79.99

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.

Re: MP-19 Masterpiece Bluestreak preorder listed on BBTS
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458743)
Posted by buddhaquest on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:34am CST
My very first Transformer was Bluestreak... I think it would make sense for MP-19 to be my last.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458744)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:41am CST
Oh my, this is going to be an exciting summer! Our very own Masterpiece subscription service. :lol:
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458745)
Posted by osubreeze on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:44am CST
As long as its Blue I'll be purchasing
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Posted by buddhaquest on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:44am CST
I really hope he's displayed at this year's Toy Fair... less than two weeks away... feels like an eternity.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458749)
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?
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Posted by osubreeze on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:49am CST
Thats what Prowl and Smokescreen are for.
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Posted by kirbenvost on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:02pm CST
He wasn't blue in the cartoon, so I doubt it. He'll probably be silver with the black hood like on the show.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458755)
Posted by TreyTable on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:05pm CST
Is it Bluestreak or Silverstreak? Either way it's a Fairlady Z, at least I hope it still is.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458756)
Posted by osubreeze on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:08pm CST
Very true. I guess I may have to re-think. Okay as long as he isnt entirely silver ala Alternators Series.

Of course lets face it, the blue version will likely be another release. Hello MP-19B!. You heard it here first!
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Posted by ebeforei on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:09pm CST
My very first transformer - This is an automatic buy. I cannot wait..... It's going to be a broke summer for sure.....
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458760)
Posted by mongrel on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:19pm CST
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?
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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. :lol:

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.
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Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 28th, 2013 @ 12:40pm CST
damn i wish i had the cash to get more MP tfs. i need the seekers, these 3, sideswipe, red alert, soundwave, grimlock and rodimus prime.
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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
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Posted by Blurrz 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.
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Posted by TimothyR on January 28th, 2013 @ 2:58pm CST
i always thought it was "blue" because he ate smurfs and never cleaned his robo undies.
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Posted by jamarmiller on January 28th, 2013 @ 2:59pm CST
I really love these but am holding out for the Hasbro Versions

Really hope Hasbro Brings out Sideswipe, Red Alert , these 3 datsun guys and the tapes, including Lazer beak ( but separate from soundwave )
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Posted by kirbenvost on January 28th, 2013 @ 3:09pm CST
After the ridiculously difficult and stessful experience of trying to find Hasbro's MP-10 at retail, I'm happy to pay more for the Takara version, especially for these smaller ones. I'm sure Hasbro would sell them for less but I doubt the availability would be any better than the last few MPs.
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Posted by gothsaurus on January 28th, 2013 @ 3:16pm CST
Let's face it... there has never been a confirmed blue Bluestreak in the TF line. While it's a fun holy grail Diaclone item — and certainly one I'd want to buy as an eHobby exclusive — my FIRST priority would be the show accurate (and toy accurate) version in silver/black.

Mind you, if anyone has a link to confirm a MISB blue bluestreak, I'd certainly love to see it.
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Posted by funeralthirst7 on January 28th, 2013 @ 3:28pm CST
At the rate these Masterpiece figures are being released I am having a very hard time keeping up with them.
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Posted by Blackstreak on January 28th, 2013 @ 3:59pm CST
This is the one for me! :DANCE: :KREMZEEK:

gothsaurus wrote:Let's face it... there has never been a confirmed blue Bluestreak in the TF line. While it's a fun holy grail Diaclone item — and certainly one I'd want to buy as an eHobby exclusive — my FIRST priority would be the show accurate (and toy accurate) version in silver/black.

Mind you, if anyone has a link to confirm a MISB blue bluestreak, I'd certainly love to see it.


I could be colored red for all I care. He's got an incredible character development and amazing firepower for an Autobot of his size.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458827)
Posted by mongrel on January 28th, 2013 @ 4:43pm CST
Streak & Prowl are both Fairlady-Zs. Replacing a windows roof with a siren and black paint really doesn't justify a new MP number... should be MP-18p and MP-18b.
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Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2013 @ 5:19pm CST
mongrel wrote:Streak & Prowl are both Fairlady-Zs. Replacing a windows roof with a siren and black paint really doesn't justify a new MP number... should be MP-18p and MP-18b.
MP-3 Starscream, MP-6 Skywarp, and MP-7 Thundercracker were all redecos of each other, with only their face scuplts being different between one another.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458835)
Posted by mongrel on January 28th, 2013 @ 5:24pm CST
Oh yeah you're right. But then Sideswipe & Red Alert shared a number, as do MP-10 Optimus & Black Convoy ... I guess it's not something that MATTERS, it would just be nice for history's sake if you could look back at the catalog of pieces and know which ones were the same mold by looking at the number.
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Posted by Trikeboy on January 28th, 2013 @ 5:40pm CST
mongrel wrote:Oh yeah you're right. But then Sideswipe & Red Alert shared a number, as do MP-10 Optimus & Black Convoy ... I guess it's not something that MATTERS, it would just be nice for history's sake if you could look back at the catalog of pieces and know which ones were the same mold by looking at the number.


Optimus Prime was MP-01 and made MP-04 by adding the trailer (a new mould had to be made), Ultra Magnus was MP-02. Starscream was MP-03 and MP-11, Skywarp was MP-06 and Thundercracker was MP-07. Sideswipe is MP-12, Red Alert is MP-14. If it is a new character, they get a new number. If it is a redeco but the same character, it's got a letter. Black convoy, sleep convoy etc all had letters because they were all Convoy in different paint schemes. MP-10 has a black repaint but it is still Convoy, not Nemesis Prime or Scourge. If we ever get an Ultra Magnus from that mold it will have a new number. The only exception to the rule is if the character doesn't get a general release such as Tiger Tracks or Sunstorm, which are exclusives, so get a letter after their name.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458839)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 28th, 2013 @ 5:45pm CST
as long as he is not blue
toy or cartoon accurate colors by all means
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Posted by Ultra Markus on January 28th, 2013 @ 5:46pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:Let's face it... there has never been a confirmed blue Bluestreak in the TF line. While it's a fun holy grail Diaclone item — and certainly one I'd want to buy as an eHobby exclusive — my FIRST priority would be the show accurate (and toy accurate) version in silver/black.

Mind you, if anyone has a link to confirm a MISB blue bluestreak, I'd certainly love to see it.

my thoughts exactly
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458841)
Posted by El Duque on January 28th, 2013 @ 5:48pm CST
So is the MP line looking to become the new neo-classics line?
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458842)
Posted by XDMan on January 28th, 2013 @ 5:56pm CST
Bluestreak? Yes! Yes!! YES!!!

Now with this guy coming at long last, I hope we get more Autobots and Decepticons! Keep up with the good work, Takara!

My predictions on the possible Hasbro versions will have to wait, so...
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-19 is Bluestreak (1458879)
Posted by Stormrider on January 28th, 2013 @ 8:52pm CST
Exciting times. Preordered. :)
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Posted by First-Aid on January 28th, 2013 @ 8:55pm CST
So how many repaints of this are left? Seriously, can we PLEASE get a mold that won't be repainted five million times? Oh wait...they managed to find a way to repaint Optimus Prime 80 times...

I've said it before. This is how they pick their molds. How many characters can we repaint and create with a single mold? I'm very surprised we haven't seen Acid Storm yet. Soundwave will get a repaint as Soundblaster. THey even managed to find a way to repaint ROdimus Prime. Grimlock and Megatron are the only figures that haven't been repainted from that line. Sideswipe is getting three, Prowl gets three, Starscream got four with maybe more to come, Optimus got 6 or 7 (I lost count). So my predictions to come:

Bumblebee/Cliffjumper/Hubcap- high priority due to being able to use three times.
Hoist/Trailwhathisnamenow- mold could probably be used for Brawn/Outback if slightly retooled
Ironhide/Ratchet- stealing thunder from 3rd person companies
Thrust/Ramjet/Dirge- only need slight wing retools, but basically repaints

I don't think you will see much beyond that. There aren't many other characters that they can easily repaint beyond the original G1 series. I suspect that we WILL get Galvatron to oppose ROdimus Prime, but we may not. Shockwave? Maybe. More Dinobots? Probably not. I think we are nearing the end of the MP line.
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Posted by quickmixed on January 28th, 2013 @ 9:06pm CST
First-Aid wrote: Grimlock and Megatron are the only figures that haven't been repainted from that line.


Grimlock did get a repaint. There was that King Grimlock comic coloured version that was released. It was crazy expensive and still is. It was a nice homage to the comics but Takara must have been scratching their heads trying to come up with a repaint for him.
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Posted by Stormrider on January 28th, 2013 @ 9:09pm CST
Megatron hasn't been repainted yet, but he has been reissued a few times, which to me means the same thing to Takara - money.
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Posted by Spaceship Bruce on January 28th, 2013 @ 9:32pm CST
And MP Bluestreak will be the 1st Transformer I've bought in, well, ever. Moms bought me a G1 Optimus for a surprise a few years back, & before that I hadn't received a new figure since like 1988, well before I had any purchasing power. Now, as a grown-ass man, I will purchase an $80 Bluestreak. Bluestreak's my dude.
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Posted by Down_Shift on January 28th, 2013 @ 9:57pm CST
I always loved Bluestreak. He was my favorite BT, my favorite Classic, my favorite Comic Character (well all of those categories have a few ties for first, but really who doesn't)

This Streak might be tuggin at my heartstrings like Lambor has. What a glorious year and we're only 28 days in!
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Posted by necr0blivion on January 28th, 2013 @ 11:16pm CST
First-Aid wrote:I think we are nearing the end of the MP line.


So, 9 MP offerings in a year means we're nearing the end...? Yeah, I completely disagree with you. Many pertinent bots were repaints or had slightly different models, at least this approach means that Takara is offering ACTUAL characters instead of "sleep mode" characters. And there's a big market for Black Convoy/Nemesis Prime.

I don't blame Takara for wanting to get their money's worth out of a mold, but if we're getting various characters because of it while showing that it's worth Takara's time to develop and produce more MPs then I'm a happy customer. Looking at the line in a historical context, it's not like we're losing a slot for a new mold with the repaints coming out. I'm sure the one-off molds will make their way to us eventually, but it's more likely with regular releases compared to 1 or 2 per year.
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Posted by Trikeboy on January 29th, 2013 @ 1:30am CST
necr0blivion wrote:
First-Aid wrote:I think we are nearing the end of the MP line.


So, 9 MP offerings in a year means we're nearing the end...? Yeah, I completely disagree with you. Many pertinent bots were repaints or had slightly different models, at least this approach means that Takara is offering ACTUAL characters instead of "sleep mode" characters. And there's a big market for Black Convoy/Nemesis Prime.

I don't blame Takara for wanting to get their money's worth out of a mold, but if we're getting various characters because of it while showing that it's worth Takara's time to develop and produce more MPs then I'm a happy customer. Looking at the line in a historical context, it's not like we're losing a slot for a new mold with the repaints coming out. I'm sure the one-off molds will make their way to us eventually, but it's more likely with regular releases compared to 1 or 2 per year.


Totally agree with you. If anything, this line has finally found it's feet and is marching along nicely. There are tons of characters that benefit from multiple moulds still to be released. Jazz and Stepper, Ironhide and Ratchet, Blaster and Twincast, Soundblaster, Enemy etc. Not to mention headline characters such as Galvatron and a new, in scale Megatron. The MP line will continue to grow and I'm happy about that. 4-5 smaller and 1-2 larger MP's per year will do nicely, as long as the quality remains.
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Posted by Sinnertwin on January 29th, 2013 @ 3:26am CST
Takara has been repainting toys since day dot. I wonder how many of us as children actually playing with them said " no thank you, I'd rather you not buy me a repaint" ? I know I didn't
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Posted by Bowspearer on January 29th, 2013 @ 7:19am CST
Along with others, called this the moment 2 of the trio were announced and predicted it the moment I heard Sideswipe was being released (though not necessarily the order of the three).

Considering the pattern Takara are taking, the most likely next 3 Masterpiece Autobot cars are Grapple, Hoist and Artfire (whose partner was a recoloured Nightstick anyway originally) with an eHobby Hauler - after they release Clampdown and Deepcover of course.
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Posted by gothsaurus on January 29th, 2013 @ 9:30am CST
I'm here to make a case FOR repaints. That means Takara can make their money back (and keep supporting the line) — it means more characters for us, and quickly... instead of waiting a year for them to design and test a new mold. Repaints and retools are good for both of us. As long as they're doing it smartly, like giving us five of the original G1 car characters in quick succession, I am completely happy. Bravo.

I hope they do Jazz and Stepper next... then Mirage and Sunstreaker....
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Posted by Son of Carl on January 29th, 2013 @ 5:54pm CST
I'm hoping that our next Autobot car is a character with a unique sculpt, such as Mirage or Hound. If they burn through all the cloned characters too quickly we won't likely see these guys. Or they will have a hefty price tag.
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Posted by Bowspearer on January 29th, 2013 @ 6:53pm CST
raccon wrote:I'm hoping that our next Autobot car is a character with a unique sculpt, such as Mirage or Hound. If they burn through all the cloned characters too quickly we won't likely see these guys. Or they will have a hefty price tag.


Hound isn't a unique sculpt these days. If Tigertrack sells well enough, then you can be sure that eHobby would release a Masterpiece Detritus figure. There is one other possibility here as well.

If the original characters by eHobby sell well enough, then it's possible that much like what was done with the Sideswipe mold, they'll assign original characters to the Diaclone versions of G1 molds. Should that happen, then there would be no Autobot Car mould that had single uses. Sunstreaker would have 2 eHobby releases, Wheeljack would have 1 and Mirage would have 1.

In short, there is along hanging on how viable the Masterpiece line is for eHobby in terms of not only what characters we get, but also the order of releases we get.
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Posted by Son of Carl on January 29th, 2013 @ 7:46pm CST
Bowspearer wrote:
raccon wrote:I'm hoping that our next Autobot car is a character with a unique sculpt, such as Mirage or Hound. If they burn through all the cloned characters too quickly we won't likely see these guys. Or they will have a hefty price tag.


Hound isn't a unique sculpt these days. If Tigertrack sells well enough, then you can be sure that eHobby would release a Masterpiece Detritus figure. There is one other possibility here as well.

If the original characters by eHobby sell well enough, then it's possible that much like what was done with the Sideswipe mold, they'll assign original characters to the Diaclone versions of G1 molds. Should that happen, then there would be no Autobot Car mould that had single uses. Sunstreaker would have 2 eHobby releases, Wheeljack would have 1 and Mirage would have 1.

In short, there is along hanging on how viable the Masterpiece line is for eHobby in terms of not only what characters we get, but also the order of releases we get.


Well let's hope so. I've already pre-ordered my Tigertrack. He will be my (hopefully) temporary stand-in for Sunstreaker. As for variants of moulds, I wouldn't mind a clear plastic Mirage.
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Posted by Bowspearer on January 29th, 2013 @ 8:18pm CST
raccon wrote:He will be my (hopefully) temporary stand-in for Sunstreaker. As for variants of moulds, I wouldn't mind a clear plastic Mirage.


It's funny you bring that up considering that he and Sideswipe are the victims of a mixup (compare the G1 toys to the physical descriptions in the tech specs to see what I mean).
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Posted by TimothyR on January 29th, 2013 @ 8:40pm CST
First-Aid wrote:So how many repaints of this are left? Seriously, can we PLEASE get a mold that won't be repainted five million times? Oh wait...they managed to find a way to repaint Optimus Prime 80 times...

I've said it before. This is how they pick their molds. How many characters can we repaint and create with a single mold? I'm very surprised we haven't seen Acid Storm yet. Soundwave will get a repaint as Soundblaster. THey even managed to find a way to repaint ROdimus Prime. Grimlock and Megatron are the only figures that haven't been repainted from that line. Sideswipe is getting three, Prowl gets three, Starscream got four with maybe more to come, Optimus got 6 or 7 (I lost count). So my predictions to come:

Bumblebee/Cliffjumper/Hubcap- high priority due to being able to use three times.
Hoist/Trailwhathisnamenow- mold could probably be used for Brawn/Outback if slightly retooled
Ironhide/Ratchet- stealing thunder from 3rd person companies
Thrust/Ramjet/Dirge- only need slight wing retools, but basically repaints

I don't think you will see much beyond that. There aren't many other characters that they can easily repaint beyond the original G1 series. I suspect that we WILL get Galvatron to oppose ROdimus Prime, but we may not. Shockwave? Maybe. More Dinobots? Probably not. I think we are nearing the end of the MP line.


how in the world are repaints, in this case, a bad thing?? i understand, we're all sick of normal hasbro repaints that totally suck. .. but these are different G1 characters.. is there really anyone out there who said "sweet we got MP starscream, man i really hope we don't get skywarp and thundercracker!" no.. because that's stupid.

prowl, smokescreen, and bluestreak were all main characters in G1.. if they're going to give us a prowl.. without the other two... i'd be pissed. plus, i'm almost 100 percent certain that they'll all be remolded in some way.

what's wrong with picking molds that they can get the most out of to begin with? get all of the autobot cars and stuff out of the way first. plus, we have yet to hear about what the next Soundwave sized character we're going to get..

are you kidding.. you think they're just going to produce molds that can be repainted.. what about grimlock? they repainted him in more "toon accurate" colors.. but that's it. and with soundwave you can get, what, soundblaster out of it and that's about it.

you translate this hot streak that takara is on with the MP line as a sign of it nearing its end? that's of the more ridiculous things i've read in a while. to me, it looks like they're finally catching their stride.

i'm sure at some point we will see a triple changer.. and who knows, at some point we may even see a combiner.

we still need the characters you mentioned.. there's still the insecticons, ultra magnus, reflector, blaster, kup, arcee, scourge, cyclonus, all of the combiners.. even if they don't combine, omega supreme, trypticon, like i said triple changers, astrotrain, blitzwing, springer.. etc.. seaspray, gears.. etc.

there are tons of characters left. i see the MP line completely heating up rather than sizzling out as you'd suggest.
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Posted by First-Aid on January 29th, 2013 @ 11:07pm CST
I just don't see them making multiple figures like Magnus, Galvatron, and other figures that they can't use multiple times. I also find it ironic that the same people who complain about repaints normally are saying it's okay now because it's G1.

I doubt we will ever see a triple changer and I'm damned sure we'll never see a combiner. Just too much to invest for a minimal profit. I'd be very curious to know just how many MP figures are sold of each character. It's a niche market with a very small population cross-section so there is virtually no profit in them without the huge prices. Unless you use the mold more than once, of course, which is why you will see those characters massively outnumber the "single mold" characters. I wouldn't be surprised if the ratio is 1 single mold character for every 4 repaintable molds. My point is this: if the cost really is significant as I suspect, and they really try to focus on repaintable characters, we are running out of those characters that can be re-used three or more times like the Seeker or Prowl molds. And those are the ones who will be relatively affordable. SIngle molds are going to cost far more.
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Posted by Son of Carl on January 30th, 2013 @ 6:35pm CST
Bowspearer wrote:
raccon wrote:He will be my (hopefully) temporary stand-in for Sunstreaker. As for variants of moulds, I wouldn't mind a clear plastic Mirage.


It's funny you bring that up considering that he and Sideswipe are the victims of a mixup (compare the G1 toys to the physical descriptions in the tech specs to see what I mean).


Are you referring to the fact that they are twins? If so, then yeah, the fact that they don't look alike always bothered me when I was a kid. Especially when Red Alert came out using the same mould as Sideswipe. A yellow Sideswipe will help me to get some closure.
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Posted by Bowspearer on January 30th, 2013 @ 8:42pm CST
Raccon wrote:
Bowspearer wrote:
raccon wrote:He will be my (hopefully) temporary stand-in for Sunstreaker. As for variants of moulds, I wouldn't mind a clear plastic Mirage.


It's funny you bring that up considering that he and Sideswipe are the victims of a mixup (compare the G1 toys to the physical descriptions in the tech specs to see what I mean).


Are you referring to the fact that they are twins? If so, then yeah, the fact that they don't look alike always bothered me when I was a kid. Especially when Red Alert came out using the same mould as Sideswipe. A yellow Sideswipe will help me to get some closure.


No I'm referring to the fact that Sideswipe's physical description in his tech spec physically describes Sunstreaker's mould (piledriver arms and jetpack on back) and that Sunstreaker's physical description in his tech spec physically describes Sideswipe's mould (sleek body design).
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Posted by First-Aid on January 30th, 2013 @ 10:46pm CST
First-Aid wrote:
I've said it before. This is how they pick their molds. How many characters can we repaint and create with a single mold? I'm very surprised we haven't seen Acid Storm yet.


Call me Nostradamus Prime.
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Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on January 31st, 2013 @ 1:00am CST
Bluestreak was my first Transformer ever. So I am so glad I've got him in G1, Classics, Alternator and now masterpiece. :D

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Twincast / Podcast #101:
"Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"
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Posted: Sunday, September 21st, 2014