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Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015?

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015?

Monday, March 10th, 2014 6:17PM CDT

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According to online retailer Captured Prey the upcoming Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Bluestreak will not feature a blue deco homaging the original Diaclone figure as was initially speculated. They are reporting this version will come with an all silver deco minus the black found on the standard release, the silver will apparently be a lighter shade as well.

Captured Prey wrote:Scheduled for a June release, this version of MP-18 Streak is slated to be a Japan exclusive. According to our information, this figure will be a "Silverstreak" deco, using a lighter shade of silver and without the black parts seen on the original MP-18 Streak. Product images are placeholders provided by the distributor.


But wait..............it seems a blue Diaclone version is in the works! Captrued Prey followed up with the following message on their Twitter account:

Captured Prey wrote:"The Blue version of (MP) bluestreak will be release later this year or beginning of next year. We are still negotiating with takara..."
Credit(s): Captured Prey
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556550)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 10th, 2014 @ 6:26pm CDT
That's a rather unsurprising twist. Using the US Bluestreak name with the appropriate toy deco... which had all silver. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556551)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 10th, 2014 @ 6:26pm CDT
So we could be getting both a Silverstreak and a Bluestreak as special versions of Streak? Here's hoping if true.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556556)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 10th, 2014 @ 6:38pm CDT
Talk about wanking the fans dry lol!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556601)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 10th, 2014 @ 8:20pm CDT
talk about a "streak" of luck!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556627)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 10th, 2014 @ 10:16pm CDT
yep yep only want this if this is blue. preparing to cancel preorders
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556634)
Posted by megatronus on March 10th, 2014 @ 10:31pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:So we could be getting both a Silverstreak and a Bluestreak as special versions of Streak? Here's hoping if true.
YES!

fenrir72 wrote:Talk about wanking the fans dry lol!
YES!

Ultra Markus wrote:talk about a "streak" of luck!
NO.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556650)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 10th, 2014 @ 11:16pm CDT
Just got Streak today and I want the blue one. No BLUE? No thank YOU.

(God, I need sleep...)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556698)
Posted by MegaDump on March 11th, 2014 @ 4:00am CDT
Dunno why everyone is so nuts about a blue Bluestreak. The name refers to the dictionary meaning "continuous, rapid, or interminable speech: to talk a blue streak," which defines his character. Is it just because his Diaclone precursor was blue, or can people not be bothered to think more closely about things?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556699)
Posted by MegaDump on March 11th, 2014 @ 4:04am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Talk about wanking the fans dry lol!
YES!

Ultra Markus wrote:talk about a "streak" of luck!
NO.[/quote]

Unless the former is the cause of the latter "streak?"
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556746)
Posted by rpetras on March 11th, 2014 @ 9:29am CDT
I don't need the all silver G1 toy deco.

I'll be in for the blue deco when it comes out.

Cancelling preorder in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556764)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 11th, 2014 @ 10:53am CDT
MegaDump wrote:Dunno why everyone is so nuts about a blue Bluestreak. The name refers to the dictionary meaning "continuous, rapid, or interminable speech: to talk a blue streak," which defines his character. Is it just because his Diaclone precursor was blue, or can people not be bothered to think more closely about things?


The original name was supposed to be a playful reference to his color as well. The original G1 figure actually had several versions in the parent Diaclone line, silver with black (the one the cartoon uses) and this one:

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It's that deco made it into early catalogs, and created the myth that we actually got a blue Bluestreak in Transformers instead of the all silver. As such, people claim they had one or at least saw one, that sort of thing. It's a famous one among the oldies.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1556882)
Posted by shajaki on March 11th, 2014 @ 7:47pm CDT
MegaDump wrote:Dunno why everyone is so nuts about a blue Bluestreak. The name refers to the dictionary meaning "continuous, rapid, or interminable speech: to talk a blue streak," which defines his character. Is it just because his Diaclone precursor was blue, or can people not be bothered to think more closely about things?

k... i highly doubt they chose the name bluestreak due to its literal definition in the dictionary. besides, by that logic blurr should be named bluestreak no?

and youd be surprised how closely people examine things. why else would there be people discussing this? good job essentially calling everyone stupid.

people want a blue bluestreak for the same reason they want tigertrack. its pretty simple.

anyways... im an MP completist. and i would love a blue bluestreak. like everyone else who ever saw the catalog pictures (for me it was trading cards which he was blue) ive always wanted one. but buying an MP silverstreak... even i take issue with that. its not nearly different enough from MP streak to warrant another purchase.

when pictures surface of "silverstreak", it better knock my socks off. to like, the other side of the room.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1557825)
Posted by MegaDump on March 15th, 2014 @ 8:52pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
MegaDump wrote:Dunno why everyone is so nuts about a blue Bluestreak. The name refers to the dictionary meaning "continuous, rapid, or interminable speech: to talk a blue streak," which defines his character. Is it just because his Diaclone precursor was blue, or can people not be bothered to think more closely about things?

k... i highly doubt they chose the name bluestreak due to its literal definition in the dictionary. besides, by that logic blurr should be named bluestreak no?

and youd be surprised how closely people examine things. why else would there be people discussing this? good job essentially calling everyone stupid.

people want a blue bluestreak for the same reason they want tigertrack. its pretty simple.

anyways... im an MP completist. and i would love a blue bluestreak. like everyone else who ever saw the catalog pictures (for me it was trading cards which he was blue) ive always wanted one. but buying an MP silverstreak... even i take issue with that. its not nearly different enough from MP streak to warrant another purchase.

when pictures surface of "silverstreak", it better knock my socks off. to like, the other side of the room.


Well, I would have thought the logical thing to do when you see a character named Bluestreak, who isn't blue, would be to ask yourself "What the heck is a Bluestreak?" They may have intended him to be blue, as that would have been more obvious, but the fact that he talks constantly and at inappropriate times matches the definition well. Besides, I didn't call EVERYONE stupid. Only MOST of the population are inherently stupid, why do think the world is the way it is?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1557977)
Posted by shajaki on March 16th, 2014 @ 4:12pm CDT
MegaDump wrote:Well, I would have thought the logical thing to do when you see a character named Bluestreak, who isn't blue, would be to ask yourself "What the heck is a Bluestreak?" They may have intended him to be blue, as that would have been more obvious, but the fact that he talks constantly and at inappropriate times matches the definition well. Besides, I didn't call EVERYONE stupid. Only MOST of the population are inherently stupid, why do think the world is the way it is?

then maybe youd be surprised how many 3 year olds dont ask questions like that. cause i was a child once and didnt care about such things. as an adult i research things involved with my hobby (as do most people who care enough to post on a forum and discuss it) and now understand things like the "myth" of the blue bluestreak.

as far as the straight definition goes, it does match the bio. but ive watched the cartoons (particularly season 1 before it got 10X the characters) and i dont recall bluestreak talking more or less than any other character.

and if your outlook on like is that most of the world is stupid, i feel bad for you. but thank god for the internet, the greatest outlet for pessimists ever invented.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1576241)
Posted by Cyberpath on May 22nd, 2014 @ 3:36am CDT
The new MP-18 deco:

streak.jpg


Apparently an homage to the G1 toy:

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The original MP-18:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1576301)
Posted by ScottyP on May 22nd, 2014 @ 9:40am CDT
Man, that is just barely different enough for me to care. Still gonna do it. The red launchers are a huge plus and really make it still worth it in my book.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581076)
Posted by Cyberpath on June 11th, 2014 @ 8:14am CDT
From Takara:

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今週末は東京おもちゃショー!開催記念商品の「MP-18S シルバーストリーク」は数量限定なので早めにお越しくださいね!昔の玩具のストリークをご存知の方には懐かしいカラーリングに仕上げてます!http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/toy/event/2014/06/mp-18s.html
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581081)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 11th, 2014 @ 8:33am CDT
Seibertron.com member Cyberpath dropped by to show us some new images of Takara Tomy Exclusive Masterpiece MP-18S Bluestreak he found from Takara. This version of Streak is meant to homage the original G1 toy and transforms from robot to a fully licensed Nissan Fairlady 280Z!You can check out our galleries of Takara's Masterpiece Streak here.

Please check out images of MP-18S mirrored below.


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MP-18S Silver streak will be a 2014 Commemorative Tokyo Toy Show Exclusive and available this weekend



The Tokyo Toy Show this weekend! Please come in early for the Commemorative merchandise "MP-18S Silver Streak" because it is limited quantity! I am in good old finish coloring in person knowing a streak of old toy!


Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581089)
Posted by megatronus on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:07am CDT
Wow - he looks quite different!

I'm looking forward to getting him in. Also, inclusion of the red launchers is pretty awesome. Guess I won't have to buy Guilty's set after all. :D
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581092)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:11am CDT
Silverstreak! Silverstreak! Silverstreak! I must have it :grin:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581095)
Posted by ScottyP on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:14am CDT
Wow, that looks fantastic. Excited!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581110)
Posted by Ravage XK on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:42am CDT
OK, I'll bite but this will be the last use of this mould wont it?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581113)
Posted by Seibertron on June 11th, 2014 @ 9:58am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:OK, I'll bite but this will be the last use of this mould wont it?


I hope not! I'd really like to get my hands on a Diaclone "blue" Streak!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581121)
Posted by Ravage XK on June 11th, 2014 @ 10:19am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:OK, I'll bite but this will be the last use of this mould wont it?


I hope not! I'd really like to get my hands on a Diaclone "blue" Streak!


Yeah, I forgot about that one...but then that's it!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581122)
Posted by Torneira on June 11th, 2014 @ 10:20am CDT
Hey, why does he comes without his :BOT: insignia?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581129)
Posted by megatronus on June 11th, 2014 @ 11:09am CDT
Torneira wrote:Hey, why does he comes without his :BOT: insignia?

Probably because its Diaclone related (can an expert chime in to confirm/deny?).

At the very least, he'll likely come with an Autobot sticker.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581151)
Posted by Economus Prime on June 11th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
Torneira wrote:Hey, why does he comes without his :BOT: insignia?

Probably because its Diaclone related (can an expert chime in to confirm/deny?).

At the very least, he'll likely come with an Autobot sticker.


Based on the appearance of the box, which takes after Masterpiece Tigertrack's, I'd agree with that.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581157)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 11th, 2014 @ 12:18pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
Torneira wrote:Hey, why does he comes without his :BOT: insignia?

Probably because its Diaclone related (can an expert chime in to confirm/deny?).


Nope, the all-silver deco is a Transformers original, like Skywarp is. :lol: Silver with black is an original Diaclone, along with blue with silver. :-B

megatronus wrote:At the very least, he'll likely come with an Autobot sticker.


That is a surefire possibility :)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581233)
Posted by Cyberpath on June 11th, 2014 @ 4:16pm CDT
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From TFYUKI.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581333)
Posted by El Duque on June 11th, 2014 @ 11:46pm CDT
Just in case you wanted a side by side comparison with the previously released Transformers Masterpiece MP-18 Streak, here you go. Once again from the Twitter feed of TF Yuki we have a new image of the Tokyo Toy Show exclusive MP-18S Silverstreak, as you can see difference is quite dramatic. He will also come with a couple of Autobot faction symbols in two different sizes. Check out the image mirrored below:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581340)
Posted by megatronus on June 11th, 2014 @ 11:56pm CDT
My response continues to be:

=P~ =P~ =P~
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1581367)
Posted by Downbeat on June 12th, 2014 @ 1:57am CDT
Missile launchers look great, deco looks sharp. Super hoping that Bluestreak and Silverstreak are going to be different characters, that could be fun!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1583468)
Posted by shajaki on June 18th, 2014 @ 3:29pm CDT
did anyone else know he'd be out this soon? i must have missed it... in stock at BBTS.

MP-18S Masterpiece Silverstreak / Bluestreak - Exclusive Version @ BBTS for $84.99
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1583487)
Posted by shajaki on June 18th, 2014 @ 5:01pm CDT
even better! in stock at robotkingdom WITH a coin and cheaper price!

Tokyo Toy Show 2014 Exclusive Masterpiece MP-18S Silver Streak @ robotkindgom $64.90

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1583514)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 18th, 2014 @ 7:04pm CDT
shajaki wrote:even better! in stock at robotkingdom WITH a coin and cheaper price!
Yeah, but higher shipping costs for U.S. customers since BBTS is in the U.S. while RobotKingdom is in Hong Kong.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Will Not Be Blue? - Blue Version Will Come Later This Year / Early 2015? (1583541)
Posted by megatronus on June 18th, 2014 @ 9:25pm CDT
shajaki wrote:did anyone else know he'd be out this soon? i must have missed it... in stock at BBTS.

MP-18S Masterpiece Silverstreak / Bluestreak - Exclusive Version @ BBTS for $84.99

The release date was always June-ish, so sounds about right.

I have this guy tied up with MP Wheeljack, so I guess I won't be seeing him until August :/
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