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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
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

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

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SLUGSLINGER81 wrote:
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
Brawn


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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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:36 pm

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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Trikeboy » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:12 pm

mandingo_rex wrote:
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.


Honestly, I highly doubt that we will see the other Dinobots from Takara. Grimlock was a special case because he is a huge fan favorite but the others aren't as iconic. To get the others I think we will have to wait for a 3rd Party to do them.

I too will buy any and all G1 Autobots in the MP line.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Stormrider » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:00 pm

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Nice! Love how Bluestreak has the two toned alt exterior. Looking forward to these.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby xyl360 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:25 pm

Till all are MINE :D!

I've got em' all on preorder now and I think I'll likely buy every single MP that Takara comes out with (with the exception of exclusives like Tigertracks since I've no real desire for such a repaint).

I hope they can get their license rights again to do Sunstreaker but I won't hold my breath.

I can't wait to see who's next :).
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Sinnertwin » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:32 pm

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xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby xyl360 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:35 pm

Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Blurrz » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:04 pm

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xyl360 wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).


What are the other two repaints?
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby xyl360 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:14 pm

Blurrz wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).


What are the other two repaints?
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I'm guessing he's referring to the eHobby/Diaclone repaints (which would likely show up as exclusives just like Tigertracks did).
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Arctorro » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:01 am

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I decided to bite the bullet and order these two through hlj.com. Never bought anything from them before for two reasons; 1) don't get much in the way of Takara figures (except MP) 2) their site was a bitch to navigate.

The site seems to have been improved and for the first time something I searched for appeared :shock: So made an account and pre-ordered (cancelling my BBTS pre-orders at the same time) and will most likely get Smokescreen from them if all goes well. Depending on how this goes I just might be getting all my MP's from them seeing as the shipping on one of these guys is a little less than the price difference for the imports U.S. retailers are charging.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Rhinox23 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:14 am

Arctorro wrote:I decided to bite the bullet and order these two through hlj.com. Never bought anything from them before for two reasons; 1) don't get much in the way of Takara figures (except MP) 2) their site was a bitch to navigate.

The site seems to have been improved and for the first time something I searched for appeared :shock: So made an account and pre-ordered (cancelling my BBTS pre-orders at the same time) and will most likely get Smokescreen from them if all goes well. Depending on how this goes I just might be getting all my MP's from them seeing as the shipping on one of these guys is a little less than the price difference for the imports U.S. retailers are charging.


I have the same concerns with HLJ. I realize the price might be cheaper, but I'm worried shipping will cost a lot more. I know that ehobbybaseshop and robotkingdom both have lower prices but their shipping costs are through the roof. Keep us updated with how much shipping is and how you like their customer service, etc. If you have a good experience, then I'll probably start importing from them. Hopefully it goes well!
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Cyberpath » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:15 am

But HLJ offers 3 different shipping options, and before I pre-ordered the Nissanbots yesterday I put a few in-stock Transformers in my cart to see what shipping to my state might cost.


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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Sinnertwin » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:29 am

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Arctorro wrote:I decided to bite the bullet and order these two through hlj.com. Never bought anything from them before for two reasons; 1) don't get much in the way of Takara figures (except MP) 2) their site was a bitch to navigate.

The site seems to have been improved and for the first time something I searched for appeared :shock: So made an account and pre-ordered (cancelling my BBTS pre-orders at the same time) and will most likely get Smokescreen from them if all goes well. Depending on how this goes I just might be getting all my MP's from them seeing as the shipping on one of these guys is a little less than the price difference for the imports U.S. retailers are charging.


$50 a pop, bro. Even if they'd charge the same shipping as BBTS, we're basically getting a 2 for 1 deal had we bought one off BBTS and paid their prices.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Sinnertwin » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:37 am

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xyl360 wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).


What are the other two repaints?
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I'm guessing he's referring to the eHobby/Diaclone repaints (which would likely show up as exclusives just like Tigertracks did).


That's them. Red and White for the G1, Black for the Diaclone and Green, if they want to milk it some more and do the Movie homage ala Encore #5
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Deruji » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:47 am

Cyberpath wrote:But HLJ offers 3 different shipping options, and before I pre-ordered the Nissanbots yesterday I put a few in-stock Transformers in my cart to see what shipping to my state might cost.


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If time isnt't a factor you can select SAL, it might take longer but you'll get it cheaper, but no tracking. Otherwise EMS is good enough.

I live in Europe so I'm used to international shipping costs and hlj has always been fair in that respect.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Eagleblaster » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:07 am

They look ok, not bad. But the colors of these two look kindof underwhelming. Add some more color to the robot mode. But they do really look like robots :)
I cant wait to see Smokescreen, I got him on preorder he might be one of the few figures I get this year. Only the best of the best.

And MP Sideswipe is Awwwsom. Easily in my Top 10.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Joetx » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:37 am

Not complaining, but the 3 of them are smaller than I'd thought they'd be. They look Voyager-sized at the most, maybe not even that. They definitely look smaller than Alternator size.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby warzon3 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:24 pm

I wonder how tall they will make ironhide ratchet now....

scale chart says right under Primes windshield... furthermore, a case could be made that they should be as tall as the head of MP-11 Starscream.

Either way they will tower over the Prowl and Sideswipe mold even though some scenes made them only slightly taller...

I still think Bluestreaks shoulder cannons are too chunky.....its cool but not accurate.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Bowspearer » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:04 pm

Now I've slept on this, I'm surprising myself in saying this, but Bluestreak is perfect, but Prowl has some niggles. First off the "PATOROL" typo. Considering they had the original artwork to work with, there is no excuse for that kind of "Japlish" typo. Secondly, Prowl's launchers. I can understand going with cartoon style cannons for Bluestreak, however with Prowl, they just look off. Besides, on Prowl, they're meant to be heat seeking missile launchers.

Honestly, considering that Bluestreak's launchers don't even work for Smokescreen in terms of show accuracy, I don't know why they didn't just bite the bullet and use the launchers they'd be uniquely sculpting for Smokescreen, as they're a much better fit for prowl.

As for accessories, half-net launcher and grappler attachment.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Arctorro » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:53 am

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Arctorro wrote:I decided to bite the bullet blah blah blah :lol:

Rhinox23 wrote:I have the same concerns with HLJ. I realize the price might be cheaper, but I'm worried shipping will cost a lot more. I know that ehobbybaseshop and robotkingdom both have lower prices but their shipping costs are through the roof. Keep us updated with how much shipping is and how you like their customer service, etc. If you have a good experience, then I'll probably start importing from them. Hopefully it goes well!

I wasn't able to get a shipping estimate with pre-orders, but did add a random toy that was about half the weight of one MP and ran a few numbers (which I've now forgotten #-o ) on the cheapest option and was pleasantly surprised. I feel that what I'm saving on one figure more than covers that and 2 - 3 (Hoping to get Smokescreen as well and ship all 3 together) with a better shipping option should be better than import prices from a U.S. retailer.

Remember that these will be shipping to Australia and I believe that will cause the costs to be similar to shipping from America, but I will let you know what it cost me.
Sinnertwin wrote:$50 a pop, bro. Even if they'd charge the same shipping as BBTS, we're basically getting a 2 for 1 deal had we bought one off BBTS and paid their prices.

That's what I was thinking, not matter what happens I doubt we can loose :D
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Bowspearer » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:57 am

If you stick everything in private warehouse and combine shipping, then I cant imagine you paying more than $40 in shipping for both MPs.
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