I don't think it's the price, I mean sure it was expensive, but I don't see that stopping Hasbro Uk from selling it. I mean The Grimlock Reissue is £99.99 on the toys r us website compared with the $59.99 it came out in the states at (although that did go up to $79.99, but still that is nearly £50 cheaper)
Hasbro only seem to mind if they think it will shelf warm, and then only after releasing a bunch of shelf warmers. MP Prowl should be £39.99. I was happy to pay £59.99 for 2 reasons, 1 - I am lazy and easily being able to pick something up from toys r us seems like a good option. 2 - I believe that if you want more good stuff over here, we actually have to buy what they offer us to encourage them to put more out. Prove the Hasbro UK that us fans and collectors arent just going to import stuff all the time.
That said, with the exception of the AoE toys ALL my recent purchases have been imported (MP Streak, MP Sideswipe, MP Smokescreen (no Prowl you notice...) Generations Whirl, Springer, Rhinox and Blitzwing). My Smokescreen turned up today (eBayed it off of a guy who had unfortunately had to sell his collection, got Sideswipe off him to. Not KO's
) and I gotta say the Prowl news was quite depressing. I was even gonna order another set of Launchers for him
For the record, would the Prowl cancellation constitute news? I mean if repaint AoE legends appearing in shops is frontpaged... just saying...