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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby megatronus » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:29 pm

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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby Bounti76 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:30 pm

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If I didn't already have the Takara Sunstorm and Prowl, these might be tempting. As it is, Sunstorm's colors are too off putting....too bright a yellow, with that red....McDonald's Sunstorm. I might have been able to look past that if his head and other accent color was black instead of diarrhea brown. The flame paintjob on Hasbro's jet mode is cooler, but Takara's is a classier color scheme all around.

And I'm glad I paid a little more for Takara's Prowl. It was only about $10 more than Hasbro Prowl, and I've had him for close to a year now. Plus, his box is MUCH easier to store than Hasbro's.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby Siger » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:38 pm

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Siger wrote:Don't worry, there are plenty of people like you who are willing to pay exorbitant prices for small figures.


Did I not say I paid $50 shipped for my Takara version a year ago? you know the same price you'll pay for that KO?

Yep, that's great! I can get a Takara one right now for $60 too. Either way TRU isn't gonna get my money. Charging more than Takara is highway robbery.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby Erailea » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:42 am

Siger wrote:Oops, must have been signed into my account. I updated the link thanks.

Don't worry, there are plenty of people like you who are willing to pay exorbitant prices for small figures. The line will never die.


There's a difference between being a collector and being someone who wants "stuff"

A collector will save up and buy the legitimate product. Someone who wants the look of a real product, but doesn't want to actually pay for it, will go for the "stuff". If buying knock-offs makes you happy, then that's your thing, but it's completely unnecessary to make fun of those who choose to collect the legitimate merchandise.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby megatronus » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:55 am

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Erailea wrote:
Siger wrote:Oops, must have been signed into my account. I updated the link thanks.

Don't worry, there are plenty of people like you who are willing to pay exorbitant prices for small figures. The line will never die.


There's a difference between being a collector and being someone who wants "stuff"

A collector will save up and buy the legitimate product. Someone who wants the look of a real product, but doesn't want to actually pay for it, will go for the "stuff". If buying knock-offs makes you happy, then that's your thing, but it's completely unnecessary to make fun of those who choose to collect the legitimate merchandise.

^Very nice distinction!
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:20 pm

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mooncake623 wrote:
Siger wrote:Don't worry, there are plenty of people like you who are willing to pay exorbitant prices for small figures.


Did I not say I paid $50 shipped for my Takara version a year ago? you know the same price you'll pay for that KO?

Yep, that's great! I can get a Takara one right now for $60 too. Either way TRU isn't gonna get my money. Charging more than Takara is highway robbery.


Concerning the pricing. Used to be the TR/USA domestic release was cheaper than the Tomy version but now the difference is near negligible.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby Wolfman Jake » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:51 pm

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I bought myself a Prowl from TRU's website. Very excited to have him in hand soon! :) I'm passing on Sunstorm. His deco is just...awful. What's up with the bronze helmet and highlights? I'll wait until the Takara one is reissued at some point, or if I can snag one on the secondary market at a good price.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby megatronus » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:23 pm

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Wolfman Jake wrote:I bought myself a Prowl from TRU's website. Very excited to have him in hand soon! :) I'm passing on Sunstorm. His deco is just...awful. What's up with the bronze helmet and highlights? I'll wait until the Takara one is reissued at some point, or if I can snag one on the secondary market at a good price.

I highly doubt Takara Sunstorm will be reissued - eHobby exclusives generally aren't.

Having both in hand though, I have to say that they're evenly matched. Hasbro's deco looks MUCH better in person, and I actually prefer his vehicle deco over Takara's. The yellow is nice and bright as befits a solar-bot, and the flames are actually a nice metallic orange - it's overall more coherent. The helmet is the one thing that really bugs me. The bronze is nice on the figure, but the helmet doesn't capture that metallic sheen, so doesn't really match those accents. I switched his helmet out for a spare Thundercracker one, and he looks really nice. I'll post a pic in a bit.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby DanaCornZine » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:36 pm

I got my MP Prowl today. I'm honestly really, really disappointed. He's entirely plastic, but that didn't surprise me. His shoulder cannons are really small. The entire bot is really small, honestly. He doesn't even compare to MP Rodimus or any of the seekers.

$70 for this little thing. I honestly feel completely ripped off. I don't like TRU in the first place because everything they carry is more expensive than anywhere else. Also, they NEVER seem to stock items like this that are exclusive to their store in this area. Yes, I live in West Virginia but Charleston and Huntington are both decent size cities. I shouldn't have to order this from the internet. *grumble grumble*
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby Wolfman Jake » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:50 pm

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Wolfman Jake wrote:I bought myself a Prowl from TRU's website. Very excited to have him in hand soon! :) I'm passing on Sunstorm. His deco is just...awful. What's up with the bronze helmet and highlights? I'll wait until the Takara one is reissued at some point, or if I can snag one on the secondary market at a good price.

I highly doubt Takara Sunstorm will be reissued - eHobby exclusives generally aren't.


The original Sunstorm was an eHobby exclusive, but wasn't MP-11 Sunstorm technically an Amazon.com Japan exclusive? Either way, it got mass distribution in the other Asian (non-Japanese) territories. I wouldn't discount it being released again. Almost every other Masterpiece release in recent years seems to be getting an "Encore" release whether in Japan or in the greater Asian market. I'll remain patient. Though, the temptation to go for the...less pleasing Hasbro release would maybe help Acid Storm not feel like the odd bot out with his unique deco. Think Takara would ever do a Masterpiece Acid Storm in a "traditional" seeker deco layout?
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:57 pm

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DanaCornZine wrote:I got my MP Prowl today. I'm honestly really, really disappointed. He's entirely plastic, but that didn't surprise me. His shoulder cannons are really small. The entire bot is really small, honestly. He doesn't even compare to MP Rodimus or any of the seekers.

$70 for this little thing. I honestly feel completely ripped off. I don't like TRU in the first place because everything they carry is more expensive than anywhere else. Also, they NEVER seem to stock items like this that are exclusive to their store in this area. Yes, I live in West Virginia but Charleston and Huntington are both decent size cities. I shouldn't have to order this from the internet. *grumble grumble*


Mine just came in at the address I use for ordering stuff online (we've had packages stolen from my actual address, so we don't trust some of the neighbors here), so I'll be picking up mine tomorrow. Hopefully I won't have the same issues. Really want to get more involved with the Masterpiece line besides the three I own currently, and I hope Prowl is a good first step in that direction.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby megatronus » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:40 am

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Wolfman Jake wrote:The original Sunstorm was an eHobby exclusive, but wasn't MP-11 Sunstorm technically an Amazon.com Japan exclusive? Either way, it got mass distribution in the other Asian (non-Japanese) territories. I wouldn't discount it being released again. Almost every other Masterpiece release in recent years seems to be getting an "Encore" release whether in Japan or in the greater Asian market.

You have to look at who has been reissued. Prime... Starscream... Grimlock... primary characters who are constantly reincarnated with each new wave of fiction. Sunstorm, though? Not sure he makes that A-list cut.


Wolfman Jake wrote:I'll remain patient. Though, the temptation to go for the...less pleasing Hasbro release would maybe help Acid Storm not feel like the odd bot out with his unique deco. Think Takara would ever do a Masterpiece Acid Storm in a "traditional" seeker deco layout?

I really hope Takara does an Acid Storm. Just because the deco differences between the versions would be really interesting, I think. Ideally, we'll see a MP-11 mold Skywarp first, though. :D


DanaCornZine wrote:I got my MP Prowl today. I'm honestly really, really disappointed. He's entirely plastic, but that didn't surprise me. His shoulder cannons are really small. The entire bot is really small, honestly. He doesn't even compare to MP Rodimus or any of the seekers.

:roll:

I'm really not sure how you can complain in good faith about the size or materials used. The Japanese version has been out for over a year, and there are countless reviews, pictures, and size comparisons. 15 seconds of googling could have given you ALL the information you needed, and more, to avoid this purchase if those were truly deal-breakers.


DanaCornZine wrote:$70 for this little thing. I honestly feel completely ripped off. I don't like TRU in the first place because everything they carry is more expensive than anywhere else. Also, they NEVER seem to stock items like this that are exclusive to their store in this area. Yes, I live in West Virginia but Charleston and Huntington are both decent size cities. I shouldn't have to order this from the internet. *grumble grumble*

So you don't like the convenience of internet availability? Go figure. >:oP
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby Wolfman Jake » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:13 am

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Wolfman Jake wrote:I'll remain patient. Though, the temptation to go for the...less pleasing Hasbro release would maybe help Acid Storm not feel like the odd bot out with his unique deco. Think Takara would ever do a Masterpiece Acid Storm in a "traditional" seeker deco layout?

I really hope Takara does an Acid Storm. Just because the deco differences between the versions would be really interesting, I think. Ideally, we'll see a MP-11 mold Skywarp first, though. :D


A Takara version of MP-11 Thundercracker would be needed too. The Hasbro version is very nice, but suffers some of Hasbro's classic "deco tampering" just to be different. I'd like a "clean" version someday without the added "joke" tampographs and with the wing lines of uniform width instead of stylized and flared out.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby DanaCornZine » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:45 pm

megatronus wrote:So you don't like the convenience of internet availability? Go figure. >:oP


Good point. I didn't mean it to come across that way. I meant that it just seems silly that so many of these figures never make it to the shelves in every store.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby megatronus » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:32 pm

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DanaCornZine wrote:
megatronus wrote:So you don't like the convenience of internet availability? Go figure. >:oP


Good point. I didn't mean it to come across that way. I meant that it just seems silly that so many of these figures never make it to the shelves in every store.

Yea, I agree it's sucky when that happens.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby ScottyP » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:43 pm

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I have to say, the Hasbro one is actually superior to my Takara one. You know why? Paint. The paint is much, much cleaner. The Fairlady Z logo is crisp, the police shields are even, centered, and bright, the tail lights have clear edges and aren't overdone - I've gotta say, if you didn't get the Takara one, go for the Hasbro over it. Those launchers are sold separately in either case if you have a serious need for them.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby megatronimus » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:23 pm

I just picked up Prowl earlier today. I think it's fantastic. It's the first masterpiece I bought so I'm sure my opinion on the subject should be taken with a grain of salt compared to some of you folks who have much more experience with them. Im sure all you guys remember the first masterpiece you bought and how awesome you thought it was until you got one that was even awesomer.
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Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl

Postby Va'al » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:09 am

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We've been reporting the appearance of the Hasbro release of Transformers Masterpiece Prowl for a bit now, and we posted the official Seibertron.com galleries - but if that is not enough to convince you, why not take a look at the following video review by fellow board member IJKProductions? Check it out embedded below!

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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby Siger » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:09 pm

Erailea wrote:
Siger wrote:Oops, must have been signed into my account. I updated the link thanks.

Don't worry, there are plenty of people like you who are willing to pay exorbitant prices for small figures. The line will never die.


There's a difference between being a collector and being someone who wants "stuff"

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Wow, that's a stretch. How's that making fun of "real" collectors? I was just making a statement that I feel is accurate without stretching the truth or attempting to poke fun or insult.
There will be plenty of people buying up this Prowl in my estimation. If you consider that making fun, you probably need some desensitizing treatments.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby dragons » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:03 pm

this is first review I saw of any cars looks like mp series is going with g1 toys in size accuate
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby Mr_Autobot411 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:22 pm

its laughable here in canada, that he is going for 99.99

i got the takara version for 68 bucks

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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby megatronus » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:18 am

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So I've been abroad for the last month or so for work, so I'm only now opening all the stuff I ordered while I was away, including TRU MP Prowl.

I was very, very pleasantly surprised to find that TRU duplicated my order - I had not 1, but 2 boxes from TRU.com, both containing an MP Prowl inside! I double checked my bank, and I wasn't double-charged. I paid for just the one.

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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:06 am

Looks like Prowl is going to be warming the shelves for the next year or so. Nobody's buying it at $70. At least it has plenty of those $100 Cybertron Starscreams to keep it company.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby fenrir72 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:44 am

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That stock picture is a mistake or a fraud. The MP Sunstorm that TRU is selling is using the old MP seeker mold not the new one.
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Re: Prowl and Sunstorm In-Stock at TRU

Postby Kibble » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:04 am

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fenrir72 wrote:That stock picture is a mistake or a fraud. The MP Sunstorm that TRU is selling is using the old MP seeker mold not the new one.


The box shows the old mold, but inside is the new mold...
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