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Old 11th August 2017, 02:23 PM
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I preordered it... I am a MP whore
Haha I will too just because I'm completing the G1 MP's from MP-10 onwards. But it can stay in the box and I won't order an extra to display since I already have MP-28 out. I have no nostalgia for a Targetmaster Hot Rod. Guess this makes me a variant collector now too!
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Old 11th August 2017, 06:22 PM
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The more I see it the more I appreciate and like those colours.
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Old 17th August 2017, 09:50 PM
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Since when has Transformers ever not been Malibu Stacey with a new hat. Forgetting about the fact that any Targetmaster MP of the 86 Cars and Jets was always going to be that way, Transformers has always been that way.

After all, let's just look at the 1984/85/86 toyline in terms of retools, reapints and re-accessorising.

Autobot Cars:
Sunstreaker - Countach LP500S
Ironhide - Nissan Onebox Cherry Vanette
Ratchet - Nissan Onebox Cherry Vanette in an ambulance deco and with a new siren.
Trailbreaker - 4WD Hilux.
Bluestreak - Fairlady Z.
Hoist - Hilux in a green and orange colour scheme and with a new winch.
Inferno - Fuso fire engine.
Smokescreen - Fairlady Z in a racing car deco and with a new spoiler and bumper bar.
Prowl - Fairlady Z in a police car colour scheme and with a new siren.
Sideswipe - Countach LP500S in a new colour scheme and with a new boot and spoiler.
Optimus Prime - Freightliner COE
Red Alert - Countach LP500S in a fire dept colour scheme with the newer rear section and with a new spoiler.
Grapple - Fuso truck in construction colour sheme and with a new crane.
Ultra Magnus - Freightliner COE in a new colour scheme and with a new trailer.

The seekers are more of the same and the G2 combiners are such low hanging fruit in this regard that I'm not even going to bother mentioning them, yet still not as bad as the Euro G1 Constructicons or G2 Dinobots.

Then there's G2 Sideswipe, Jazz and Inferno, who are all literally "with a new hat" releases with minor colour scheme changes.

That ignores things like the Pretender Monsters vs Dino King which colour scheme aside, are literally releases "with a new coat".

And so the list goes on.....

Take character away for a minute and why is this "with a new hat" situation any worse than previous ones?

After all, the only thing a Masterpiece of a G1 "with a new hat" toy is guilty of is being a faithful rendition of the original.
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Old 17th August 2017, 10:32 PM
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You are right...

...but it's still a new hat
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