Takara Masterpiece MP-39 Sunstreaker

I always figured it would be a question of “when” and not “if” with regard to Takara providing us with a representation of Sideswipe’s vain & arrogant twin. However I did make an assumption that it would have been long before now, I thought they would have kept up the momentum up on the Autobot cars, for the main core characters anyway. But we were not left empty handed with a gap on the shelf …

Back in Black, Chaos and Mayhem with MP-08B, MP-09B & MP-10B

  “… evil cannot exist without good.” Thomas Aquinas. Being in quite a reflective mood lately, I’ve also been thinning down my collection somewhat. So I decided what better time to revisit some of the items I will be keeping and do all new galleries for them. I started with my previous post of MP-10 Mode …

MP-10 Convoy Mode “EVA” or “How I learned to stop getting suckered in by repaints and learned to love my wallet”

Takara (and Hasbro) make it really easy for the fans to contract that most common of collectors ailments, repaint / redeco fatigue. In fact I would say that where the masterpiece line is concerned, Takara are excelling at it and look set to head into the stratosphere by re releasing some (if not all) previous …

Takara Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple

I must confess to knowing very little about Grapple (the character), his distant cartoon appearances eluded me and I struggle to recall any memorable storylines he was involved in during the Marvel UK Comics years. I do recall however seeing him on the toy shelves along with his red counterpart knowing that I wanted him, …