Yup, I feel exactly the same. I mean when you look at this thing in-hand, the only real difference between this and a Masterpiece would be: A: Some of the articulation compromises in a few of the individual bots. (which Takara has addressed with new parts) B: Maybe paint on the vehicles, but I doubt they would have painted all the figures anyway.( i.e. MP Wheeljack) C. Paint apps (again Takara is giving it the deluxe treatment) Other than that, the aesthetic is definitely part Toon and Toy as Hasui mentioned in the interview. It also LITERALLY uses ideas that Hasui had developed for a possible MP Devastator. Come on! So yeah, I think the Takara version will be a nice compromise between having a very satisfying 18" G1 Devastator and never getting a MP Devy at all. I'm displaying Hasbro Devy combined and the Takara version as individual bots since they are upgrading the articulation on the ones that needed it.