Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

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Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Mkall » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:14 pm

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Hot on the heels of MP-12T's announcement, we now know who MP-17 and MP-18 are going to be. They are none other than Prowl and Smokescreen!

Site sponsor BBTS has posted preorders for both figures.

MP-17 Prowl, available in July

MP-18 Smokescreen, available in August

Both are currently available for pre-order at 79.99
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby duo_maxwell_1017 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:20 pm

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Yea I pre ordered both. Hopefully there will be more Masterpiece releases this year!!
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Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:22 pm

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Dammit... *Clicks on both* Now a Bluestreak, too? Please?!
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Postby bruticus1978 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:26 pm

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:ic$: And there goes the rest of my money!
I have just now figured out what Masterpiece figure to start with and more are now on their way. Awesome! :DANCE:
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Mkall » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:28 pm

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Dammit... *Clicks on both* Now a Bluestreak, too? Please?!

I would think that likely. Takara shows every indication thus far of using the mold to get the most money possible.
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Postby MightyMagnus78 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:29 pm

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MP Prowl cool 8) That I want!
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby RodimalToyota » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:29 pm

Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby duo_maxwell_1017 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:33 pm

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Im excited!! So it looks like almost everyone from G1 will get the Masterpiece treatment. I really like it where this line is going. I also hope that Takara can release multiple Masterpieces back to back to back.
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Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:33 pm

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Mkall wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Dammit... *Clicks on both* Now a Bluestreak, too? Please?!

I would think that likely. Takara shows every indication thus far of using the mold to get the most money possible.


They'll have a ball with Streak then, with all of his variants :lol: All silver, silver and black, the unreleased deco based on Diaclone...
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby necr0blivion » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:36 pm

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Now these are some crazy announcements! This is a great day to be a Masterpiece collector (and hopefully remain gainfully employed. Good job, Takara!
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Doubledealer93 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:39 pm

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Postby kirbenvost » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:40 pm

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OMG awesome news! And unfortunately I have to preorder them both. XD What about Blue/Silverstreak?
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Dean ML » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:40 pm

So awesome. Cannot wait for preview images. The classics mold was pretty awesome, so it'll be interesting to see how this can top it while being even more faithful to G1 Prowl.

Other than head molds and color schemes, do you think there will be any other differences between Prowl and Smokescreen? Wonder what their accessories will be... Smokescreen will surely have something related to his G1 spotlight episode (The Gambler, right?). Maybe Prowl will have something related to Chip Chase?

Ironhide / Ratchet seem inevitable both for their popularity and being able to get two great characters from one mold.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby Valandar » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:50 pm

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The only way they can be more faithful is if they turn into Fairlady Z's
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Postby Delicon » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:04 pm

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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby AutoBorst » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:10 pm

Awesome, but why does Bluestreak always seem to take a backseat to Prowl and Smokescreen? If they're not Fairlady Nissan Z's then I'm not going to bother.
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Postby tf459 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:10 pm

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This is why i stopped collecting deluxe figures and went to only masterpiece figures!! They are on a roll!! Now i want a masterpiece ironhide and rachet. There g1 figures were horrible!!! Come on takara :D
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Postby tf459 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:32 pm

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I got a feeling that bluestreak or silverstreak will be a TRU exclusive like how they got mp-11 thundercracker. Just a thought
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Postby Rated X » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:41 pm

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RodimalToyota wrote:Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?



I wouldnt count on all the Autobots. Volkswagen, Jeep, and Corvette may not be as willing to license their old school cars to Hasbro. Same thing with who ever owns the Wheeljack or Mirage race cars. Maybe Trailbreaker/Hoist since it was a GM vechicle.
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Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:53 pm

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Rated X wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?



I wouldnt count on all the Autobots. Volkswagen, Jeep, and Corvette may not be as willing to license their old school cars to Hasbro. Same thing with who ever owns the Wheeljack or Mirage race cars. Maybe Trailbreaker/Hoist since it was a GM vechicle.


I'd worry a lot more about all the sponsors Mirage and Wheeljack have. Ho boy. :roll:

Trailbreaker and Hoist are Toyota brand trucks, which falls under the Toyota Motor Corporation, or TMC. TMC currently owns the Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors brands.
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby DPrime » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:55 pm

This is getting outta control man. It's going to be rough trying to pay for all these awesome mp's. I'm still waiting for a real Megatron or Galvatron. I still haven't got coronation Starscream or Grimlock, wtf! :HEADHURTS:
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

Postby RodimalToyota » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:02 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?



I wouldnt count on all the Autobots. Volkswagen, Jeep, and Corvette may not be as willing to license their old school cars to Hasbro. Same thing with who ever owns the Wheeljack or Mirage race cars. Maybe Trailbreaker/Hoist since it was a GM vechicle.


I'd worry a lot more about all the sponsors Mirage and Wheeljack have. Ho boy. :roll:

Trailbreaker and Hoist are Toyota brand trucks, which falls under the Toyota Motor Corporation, or TMC. TMC currently owns the Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors brands.


If they changed VW's minds for the Lambo rights, then everyone else will fall in line. I'm sure Nissan is happy with the coolness of the Alternity GTR's. My guess is these will be original Z's.

As far as everyone else, they got Binaltech's, and with older models, most companies aren't trying to make money of old designs. I'd say there's a good shot at getting everyone, with only BB, Jazz and CJ being the two biggest pain in the asses
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Postby Rhinox23 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:18 pm

Sorry guys, but I'm a little confused. Do we know if these are new molds? Or are these remolds/retools/repaints/whatever of the Sideswipe mold? I feel like I'm missing something that everybody else is seeing. Or are we just speculating until we get some official pics? Like I said...I'm confused, but very interested to learn more and see some pictures! :???:

I hope they're new molds because I can't justify spending $80 for each of these no matter how cool they are if they're just repeats of Sideswipe.
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Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:31 pm

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Rhinox23 wrote:Sorry guys, but I'm a little confused. Do we know if these are new molds? Or are these remolds/retools/repaints/whatever of the Sideswipe mold? I feel like I'm missing something that everybody else is seeing. Or are we just speculating until we get some official pics? Like I said...I'm confused, but very interested to learn more and see some pictures! :???:

I hope they're new molds because I can't justify spending $80 for each of these no matter how cool they are if they're just repeats of Sideswipe.


For G1 and their reissues, a lot of characters were created using a limited amount of unique molds. The list goes a little like this:

Lamborghini Countach: Sideswipe, Red Alert, Tigertrack, Clamp Down, Deep Cover
Nissan Datsun/Fairlady Z: Prowl, Bluestreak, Smokescreen
Toyota 4WD Hi-Lux: Trailbreaker, Hoist
Onebox Cherry Vanette: Ironhide, Ratchet

Since Masterpiece strives for accuracy, we're 100% certain Prowl will be a new mold with Smokescreen and possibly Bluestreak as his retools, like in G1.
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