25 Apr 2015

Transformers Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Review

It's been a long wait, but finally got my Transformers Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust in yesterday! And it was so worth the wait!!

Click the link below to head straight to the full Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel video review. For more pics and info, scroll further down too :)



Packaging:

The standard classic design of all Takara Transformers Masterpiece figures, so no surprises here. It's simple, but still the best looking packaging for these kinds of figures.






Great set of accessories with two shoulder cannons and the immobiliser which should have really come with Wheeljack instead. Either way, it's always nice to have those little extras from the cartoon episodes to add to the display.






Figure:

Absolutely LOVE this repaint/retool. The paint app is sharp, and really does pay great homage to the original Diaclone toy from the 80s. Screw Philip Morris and their whole issue with the look of the alt mode. I for one am glad Takara still decided to release the figure, albeit only internally in Japan.




The head sculpt is an absolute winner, with great silver facial paint and red highlights for the optic stripes. Coupled with the twin shoulder cannons and blue translucent wings, the look is just pure bad ass!

And on the blue translucent plastic, I actually love its use on the wings, cockpit area, and especially the feet where they are more obvious in robot mode. They really add a nice touch to the figure as opposed to the standard grey clear plastic on Wheeljack.




I am so glad that Takara have decided to release MP repaints in the original Diaclone colours. It just makes sense from a Transformers history perspective, and is the perfect complement to the standard cast and colourways of the cartoon cast.

It's a shame Takara was forced to make the minor modifications it did to try and cater for the issues raised by Philip Morris. But in the end, it's still recognisable and doesn't detract from its awesomeness too much.

With the Nissan mold in Diaclone blue, and the red of Road Rage in the Corvette mold of Tracks both coming out later this year, my display of Diaclone alt modes is going to look awesome in the cabinet! Can't wait to get them!



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