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Sunday, November 17, 2019

In a real fight, we'd've creamed 'em! MP-18+ Animation Masterpiece Bluestreak

Hasbro/Takara has been trying to retrofit some of the earlier Masterpiece figures with livelier paint and a more animation accurate look when necessary.  MP-18+ is their reboot of Bluestreak, which originally released back in 2014. With a lighter gray paint, blast effects, and a new face sculpt, this is the version you'll really want. 

 Fairlady mode looks really good. Only issue is that the back quarter refuses to tab in flush. There is always a tiny gap. In hand, it's not horrible, but it's still there. I looked for whatever was keeping it from closing, but everything looks fine. Oh well.


Compared to the original MP-18, the animation head sculpt really shows a lot more personality. You have the choice of the stoic face, a grin, and a scowl. Paint looks a lot better in the lighter gray.


Ironhide: "Um... Bluestreak, you DO know the Decepticons flew away 3 minutes ago...?"

Blast effects work great on his shoulder cannons as well as gun. It can also attach to several other autobots' weapons. I really hope the blast effects become standard on Masterpiece figures. They add quite a bit of uniqueness to the characters.


Bulletpoints!

PRO
  • Toy accurate face and paint. 
  • Blast effects work with tons of Masterpiece transformers besides Bluestreak. 

CON

  • Some parts do not tab in well in car mode.

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