Its no secret that Takara Tomy is ignoring the children's toy market and pursuing adult collectors. Are recent developments evidence that the MP line will become a flagship line for Takara Tomy? Another question is, will a ramped up MP line really succeed? The release of MP Starscream in September and the rather sudden announcement of MP Megatron this month show that Takara Tomy is taking the MP line very seriously. MP Megatron must have been in development even before MP Starscream was released. Its even probable that MP Megs was developed simultaneously with MP Starscream. Regardless, the appearance of Megs so soon after the release of Starscream show that Takara Tomy is pushing the MP line a lot harder then it has in the past. But will it succeed? Takara Tomy effectively 'restarted' the MP line with Starscream. The long periods between the releases of MP1 and MP2 showed that Takara was cautious about the MP line. The MP line is clearly a very risky line for Takara because of the high overall production costs for each figure (and the possible non-involvement of Hasbro). Takara's previous success with MP1 can't demonstrate the strength of the line because it was a Convoy figure. And Convoy figures will always sell in Japan (especially G1 Convoy). So now, from being overly cautious in the past, Takara Tomy is seemingly going full throttle with the MP line. The toy company didn't even wait to see how well MP Starscream sold before developing Megatron. Megs will be released in March, can we expect the next MP figure to be revealed in April/May for a September release? Again, is this a good idea? MP Starscream and Megs have gotten mixed reactions from fandom. What do you guys think? I love every single MP release but I do have qualms about SS and Megs. And I love the fact that Takara Tomy is seemingly going full throttle on this line but I am a little bit concerned too. At the very least, TFs are finally returning to Japan.