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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby rpetras » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:24 am

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These look as good as I could have hoped!

It will be a sad day when I pull down the Alt versions of these guys, but these truly are Masterpiece figures. :BOWDOWN:
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby jgilkinson » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:29 am

Prowl has always had a special place in my heart. I was very disappointed by his classic figure but THIS... this is the toy I have been waiting for Prowl... cant wait to see close ups
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Bounti76 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:02 am

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So looking at the listings, we have Masterpiece Tigertrack coming in June, Prowl in July, and Bluestreak in September...does that mean Smokescreen is for August, or is he delayed? His listing used to give a release date of August, now all it says is "4th quarter 2013".
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Sinnertwin » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:20 am

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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Ravage XK » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:06 am

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Very very nice. I really hope its not as expensive as Sideswipe.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Dorkimus » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:07 am

Great! Though where is shoulder cannon for Prowl?

Hmmm...now that I have studied some facts, seems that cartoon&comic version seldom had cannon, but the toy version had. Same goes his Generations version. Anyways, those look really worth buying.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Cyber Bishop » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:17 am

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OH HELL YEAH!!!!
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Cyberpath » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:04 am

Fantastic!

MP-10 was to be my only super-pricey Transformer. But I'm tempted. Prowl or Bluestreak? Bluestreak or Prowl? Both...?


Question: is it right to assume that these guys will have translucent eyes like the Takara MP-10, and painted baby-blue for the possible Habsro release?
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby AutoBorst » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:46 am

SOLD on Prowl. Looks fantastic. I wonder what sort of unique accessory(ies) may be included besides his gun and shoulder rockets?
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:25 pm

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Simply amazing. It's been awhile since we've seen TFs so universally acclaimed. I'm really looking forward to these, even moreso that Sideswipe. The Fairlady always was one of my favorite cars, and Prowl is probably one of my top-10 Autobots.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby warzon3 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:35 pm

Okay, so after a day to digest these images a few minor gripes...

I don't like how the bicep has a huge cut out socket in it, and the fact that it is black on both bots makes it worse. That black piece that hinges below the deltoid and extends into the bicep should be white plastic to match the bicep color, not black. MP Sideswipe has the same thing going on. It takes a way from the G1 look of it.

The upper-arm delts are a little elongated over all...they should be more square. I think they did that because the wheels look huge on their arms...

Second, Bluestreaks cannon were never that thick. It looks cool how big they are, but not exactly G1 accurate.

Lastly, I curious to see better res. pics because Blustreak's head sculpt looks pretty good, but something about Prowls head sculpt seems off still to me....

Nothing major though...still buying both.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Gurgintius Maximus » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:14 pm

Foolish to gripe about these at all. 10/10 I am in awe about how accurate these guys are. Love how they did the lower legs. Right out of my memories!
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Sinnertwin » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:05 am

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Cyberpath wrote:Fantastic!

MP-10 was to be my only super-pricey Transformer. But I'm tempted. Prowl or Bluestreak? Bluestreak or Prowl? Both.. ?


All 3 of them! :lol:
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby xyl360 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:03 am

I was going to skip these two and only get Smokescreen, but after seeing official pics I couldn't resist and went ahead and preordered them on BBTS.

I think I'm going to collect every single non-exclusive MP that Takara comes out with from now on assuming they keep doing things the way that they are. These are absolutely perfect renditions of the G1 cast.

Now I just need to clear a shelf or 2 so I can keep them all together :P.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby QBKiller94 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:24 am

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Damn you Takara! I was going to skip these. Now I have to shell out $80 for Prowl, $80 for Bluestreak, $80 for Smokescreen and $2,000 for a divorce lawyer.

Come on Hasbro...bring these to the U.S. shelves for a reasonable price! My $70 MP Grimlock looks like a steal these days.

All griping aside, these look awesome. We're going to see eBay flooded with Generations/Classics Prowl, Bluestreak and Smokescreen listings between now and the summer!
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby El Duque » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:20 am

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We now have higher quality versions of the official MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak images that were revealed earlier this week by BigBadToyStore. Check them out below, both are currently scheduled release in September.

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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby AutoBorst » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:35 am

Wow, both of those are stunning.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Rhinox23 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:01 am

They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby QBKiller94 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:13 am

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Rhinox23 wrote:They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D


Wow! Good catch. Watch, the "Patorol" variant will end up listed on eBay for $500!
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby RAcast » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:13 am

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Rhinox23 wrote:They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D

You can blame the kana. ;) The romanization of "Patrol" would be "Patorol," because Japanese is all symbols.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:56 am

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RAcast wrote:
Rhinox23 wrote:They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D

You can blame the kana. ;) The romanization of "Patrol" would be "Patorol," because Japanese is all symbols.


Not quite. Long story short, Japanese speech is syllabic in nature (meaning, no standalone consonants except for "n"), but they do cheat with "u" and "i" kana, with those vowels being nearly silent. However, those vowels distort the "t" sounds into "tsu" and "chi", so "to" is used instead. Otherwise you'd get "Patsurol" or "Pachirol" :lol:

But I just wasted my time explaining it, since you guys never read it, and the error could have been avoided altogether. >:oP
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:09 pm

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LOOOL. I really hope they fix that on the final release though. :o

They both look so good. The one thing I wish they could've done better with the new MP scale is have the weapons integrate better in vehicle mode. While it would be pretty easy to make Prowl's gun fold, I can understand why they couldn't do much with Sideswipe's shoulder launcher. It's just too big.
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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby mooncake623 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:10 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Rhinox23 wrote:They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D

You can blame the kana. ;) The romanization of "Patrol" would be "Patorol," because Japanese is all symbols.


Not quite. Long story short, Japanese speech is syllabic in nature (meaning, no standalone consonants except for "n"), but they do cheat with "u" and "i" kana, with those vowels being nearly silent. However, those vowels distort the "t" sounds into "tsu" and "chi", so "to" is used instead. Otherwise you'd get "Patsurol" or "Pachirol" :lol:

But I just wasted my time explaining it, since you guys never read it, and the error could have been avoided altogether. >:oP



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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby horus » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:12 pm

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Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Postby Thadicon » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:16 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Rhinox23 wrote:They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D

You can blame the kana. ;) The romanization of "Patrol" would be "Patorol," because Japanese is all symbols.


Not quite. Long story short, Japanese speech is syllabic in nature (meaning, no standalone consonants except for "n"), but they do cheat with "u" and "i" kana, with those vowels being nearly silent. However, those vowels distort the "t" sounds into "tsu" and "chi", so "to" is used instead. Otherwise you'd get "Patsurol" or "Pachirol" :lol:

But I just wasted my time explaining it, since you guys never read it, and the error could have been avoided altogether. >:oP


Dude I read it and it was very informative :APPLAUSE:
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