Two new Masterpiece announcements from Takara are leaving me perplexed about what I need in my TF collection! First up is what I believe is the line’s first all-new character: Exhaust. Exhaust is both new & old. While the character is a fun new creation, the alt mode is actually older than Wheeljack first appearing as the Marlboro version the Diaclone Lancia Stratos, a repaint of the Alitalia version. It’s very cool – and would look great with the other Diaclone versions of the MPs, but I’m not sure I’m sold. While I love new characters, I’m not sure how many of the Diaclone repaints I want to mix-in with my G1ers. I may cave as this is a great way to display the alt mode while Wheeljack is in his robot form. It does look cool, but I’ll have to wait & see. I’ve got til March to figure it out.
And here’s the other dilemma! This figure looks awesome. And it’s huge. And the price isn’t too bad for the size. There’s just one thing: I don’t know anything about Star Saber. I haven’t even taken the time to read his tfwiki. Maybe I’ll have time to check it out before March??