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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby RAcast » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:54 am

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RAcast wrote:Keeping in mind that the retail number on these is between $80-$100, a $40 IS a lot. :lol: Reducing the price by half of what Takara is asking would make them a lot more palatable to most people. You could scream at me all day about "maybe we will, maybe we won't," and I'd just sit here and wait. Because after all, we're more likely to than not to, eventually.


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Hasbro's already said 'Swipe was done with Lamborghini's approval, and according to their panel (and don't ask me which one, but I read it on here) that wasn't in their plans at this time. Now, I won't say Never, Hasbro's pulled some doozy surprises in the past, but this isn't as easy a Masterpiece to import over as a generic truck Prime or a Dinosaur shaped Grimlock. Or a tape deck

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That's my point. ;) I'm probably abnormally patient though. :lol: Personally, I'm waiting on the G2 redeco, that'll make it harder to be patient.


I understand what you're saying. I'm just more risk averse than you. And you are more willing to be patient than I am. I realize that from $40 (likely US price) to $80 import price is double. But $40 is not that much money. I don't know if you have MP Sideswipe but he's well worth it in my opinion.

If you are correct, then you will definitely save some money by waiting. However, the risk is that they don't release him stateside. Then, if you want him you'll have to pay ridiculous scalper prices or forego getting him altogether. $120-160?...who knows, but the uncertainty is there. Also, there is no customer service to speak of with scalpers or on ebay. Yes, you could get your money back but they probably won't have nor offer replacements if there is a defect. Again, this is just a risk that I personally am not willing to take. Like I said in my first post, it's just something to think about now while everyone has the option of preordering the Takara version.

Worse comes worse, I can always give it a pass. I do have a nostalgic soft spot for Sideswipe, but I'm very tight with what I let myself spend. There's nothing that won't either come along again at some point or there will be another better version at some point. :P
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Re: HLJ store

Postby Cyberpath » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:10 am

I never heard of them before, are they good?

And is there a way to predict the shipping cost for pre-orders? It appears not.
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Re: HLJ store

Postby Deruji » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:40 am

Cyberpath wrote:I never heard of them before, are they good?

And is there a way to predict the shipping cost for pre-orders? It appears not.


It depends on the weight of the item, which isn't known yet. I would suggest buying from them, even with shipping added you will not get it cheaper anywhere else.

They don't charge for pre-order, so you can still cancel if you change your mind.
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Re: HLJ store

Postby Cyberpath » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:54 am

Deruji wrote:It depends on the weight of the item, which isn't known yet. I would suggest buying from them, even with shipping added you will not get it cheaper anywhere else.

They don't charge for pre-order, so you can still cancel if you change your mind.

Thanks! Just ordered! Very exciting. Hope everything goes smoothly with the shipping.

I'm glad I slept on this, and didn't order from a shop that charges for per-orders. That’s quite a difference, most stores sell Prowl and Bluestreak for $80 each; and HLJ for $50 each. For that price you could also get Smokescreen and still save $10. Why doesn’t everyone use them?

If I had known about this earlier maybe I would have actually ordered the Takara MP-13.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:50 am

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Link to site please.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby griftimus prime » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:53 am

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i like how they keep choosing to make the characters who can be repainted over and over. or who have 20 cosset tape robots that can each be a MP figure then repaint them
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

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i might get prowl and bluestreak. maybe. :-?
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby AutoBorst » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:53 am

Why are they using animated-style shoulder rockets? I know it's more show-accurate, but it also just looks lazy. I guess it wouldn't be too long after release that some 3rd party makes detailed, toy accurate launchers to replace these.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Anonymous. » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:33 am

Courtesy of Cybergundam Blog, we have higher resolution versions of official Masterpiece Datsun images we have seen prior.. First up is Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl, with images showing his scale compared to previous Masterpiece releases. Next up to the plate is MP-18 Bluestreak, and in turn we get a nice group shot of a handful of the latest Autobot Masterpiece releases. Both figures are set for a release on August 31st at a price of ¥5,800, and are available for pre-order from any of our site sponsors.

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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:42 am

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Daaaaaaamn these look good standing in a group! The more I see of Prowl the more I want him. Honestly not too sure about Bluestreak. I've never really liked Bluestreak for some reason.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby joevill » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:47 am

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Blurrz wrote:Courtesy of Cybergundam Blog, we have higher resolution versions of official Masterpiece Datsun images we have seen prior...


These look great!

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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby megatronus » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:58 am

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These guys look amazing as a group. :BOWDOWN:

But why does Red Alert get no love? His paint job actually came out nice. :lol:
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Ravage XK » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:59 am

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Prowl is pre-ordered. Bluestreak, Im not that bothered by. Looking forward to seeing Smokescreen though.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Trikeboy » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:28 am

I'm loving this mould. I can't wait to add all three to my collection. Seeing them next to Optimus Prime just sells it. Its nice to see the shoulder cannons are part of the figure so you can have Prowl animation or toy accurate. I'm guessing that is why we haven't seen Smokescreen yet since his shoulder cannons were quite different in the show.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Erailea » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:49 am

Wah! I want Prowl, but it's not happening D;
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby mandingo_rex » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:16 am

This is far from an actual complaint, so it should be taken as a silly comment...

...But I hope before too long we can get an Autobot that isn't red/black/white/blue like a Hound, Bumblebee or Sunstreaker, just to offset the Autobots a tad colorwise. As much as I want Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide, they're all the same colors as the ones we've gotten already! Haha.

Smokescreen should help a lot (at least helping to dilute the black/white with some more blue), and I guess Rodimus counts with his yellows/oranges, (but I don't display him with the rest of the G1 cast... He'll go with the eventual Galvatron) but my girlfriend pointed it out the other day. "So are the good guys all the same colors? Is that how you tell them apart? Is it like a team thing?"

And from that point on, all I saw was the same colors on all the MP Autobots.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:49 am

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Soooo sexy. I'm really glad they gave Bluestreak the black hood, it really makes him stand out. These figures look so amazing. I just noticed their legs look kind of skinny in comparison to the Sideswipe mold, but it works, considering the original figures. I also like all the detailing on the legs that matches the originals. Really looking forward to these figures! I hope they do stagger the releases though, I don't want to have to wait until September and then buy them both at the same time. #-o

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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Cyberpath » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:04 pm

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AutoBorst wrote:SOLD on Prowl. Looks fantastic. I wonder what sort of unique accessory(ies) may be included besides his gun and shoulder rockets?

That's a rather good question. What accessories will these guys and Smokescreen be coming with?


Incidentally, watched Attack of the Autobots yesterday and there was this thing...

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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby megatronus » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:05 pm

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mandingo_rex wrote:This is far from an actual complaint, so it should be taken as a silly comment...

...But I hope before too long we can get an Autobot that isn't red/black/white/blue like a Hound, Bumblebee or Sunstreaker, just to offset the Autobots a tad colorwise. As much as I want Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide, they're all the same colors as the ones we've gotten already! Haha.

Smokescreen should help a lot (at least helping to dilute the black/white with some more blue), and I guess Rodimus counts with his yellows/oranges, (but I don't display him with the rest of the G1 cast... He'll go with the eventual Galvatron) but my girlfriend pointed it out the other day. "So are the good guys all the same colors? Is that how you tell them apart? Is it like a team thing?"

And from that point on, all I saw was the same colors on all the MP Autobots.



I was thinking the same thing! Between Prime & TigerTracks, there should be enough color to go around.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby SLUGSLINGER81 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:50 pm

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megatronus wrote:These guys look amazing as a group. :BOWDOWN:

But why does Red Alert get no love? His paint job actually came out nice. :lol:


I could be wrong but I think they're only trying to display the 1984 line up from the G1 characters or as I call them...the original 18 so I would not be suprised if Takara produces at least the folowing line up* and their subsequent redecos along with the popular characters like Grimlock and Rodimus Prime...may be an Arcee too

* 1984 cast
Optimus Prime
Jazz
Prowl
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Ratchet
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Sunstreaker
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby megatronus » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:52 pm

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megatronus wrote:These guys look amazing as a group. :BOWDOWN:

But why does Red Alert get no love? His paint job actually came out nice. :lol:


I could be wrong but I think they're only trying to display the 1984 line up from the G1 characters or as I call them...the original 18 so I would not be suprised if Takara produces at least the folowing line up* and their subsequent redecos along with the popular characters like Grimlock and Rodimus Prime...may be an Arcee too

* 1984 cast
Optimus Prime
Jazz
Prowl
Bluestreak
Ironhide
Ratchet
Sideswipe
Sunstreaker
Hound
Mirage
Windcharger
Bumblebee
Gears
Huffer
Cliffjumper
Wheeljack
Trailbreaker
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That's actually quite insightful - thanks!

Looking forward to a possible Wheeljack, if only to hear Jon3.0 do the voice on the Twincast Podcast :D
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby mandingo_rex » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:34 pm

megatronus wrote:
mandingo_rex wrote:This is far from an actual complaint, so it should be taken as a silly comment...

...But I hope before too long we can get an Autobot that isn't red/black/white/blue like a Hound, Bumblebee or Sunstreaker, just to offset the Autobots a tad colorwise. As much as I want Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide, they're all the same colors as the ones we've gotten already! Haha.

Smokescreen should help a lot (at least helping to dilute the black/white with some more blue), and I guess Rodimus counts with his yellows/oranges, (but I don't display him with the rest of the G1 cast... He'll go with the eventual Galvatron) but my girlfriend pointed it out the other day. "So are the good guys all the same colors? Is that how you tell them apart? Is it like a team thing?"

And from that point on, all I saw was the same colors on all the MP Autobots.



I was thinking the same thing! Between Prime & TigerTracks, there should be enough color to go around.


Ah, I forget about TigerTracks, since I don't plan to get him. I don't count him, though, as he's not technically a vintage G1 Autobot. But exactly, just that yellow helps to break things up.

I'm all for any of the G1 Season 1 Autobots first, as those are some of my favorites. Besides the obvious repaints of the S1 cars and trucks, the only others I'm really looking forward to see as MPs are Tracks, the rest of the Dinobots, and Ultra Magnus in full-on armor. (I guess Grimlock's silver/grays help break up the monotony of the red/black/white/blue MP Autobots, too... An entire Dinobots team would kick ass!)

At this point though, any and all G1 MP Autobots are a guaranteed buy, whatever order they come in.
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