Updated Images of Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust and New Release Date
Those of you who have been following the news around Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust’s upcoming release perhaps know that Marlboro was not too happy about it. The cigarette manufacturer pursued potential importers of the toy in the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe demanding that any pre-orders for the figure be removed from their websites due to what they claimed was trademark infringement. Namely the chevron-type “V” that appeared in multiple places on Exhaust’s car mode.
Takara Tomy have now, however, have released updated images of Exhaust and those shapes called into question by Marlboro have been removed. And importers such as site sponsor TFSource are now offering the figure once again!
Exhaust’s released date has also been moved from February 28th, 2015 to March 21st, 2015. This delay may be due to the aforementioned change in his deco.
Head over to TFSource to see the updated images, and discuss this news in Spectre’s thread in the Transformers Discussion forum. Not a member? Sign up today and share your thoughts on the events surrounding MP-23 Exhaust!