Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak

Transformers News: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 8:22AM CST

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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: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470016)
Posted by AutoBorst on March 7th, 2013 @ 8:35am CST
Wow, both of those are stunning.
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470026)
Posted by Rhinox23 on March 7th, 2013 @ 9:01am CST
They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470031)
Posted by QBKiller94 on March 7th, 2013 @ 9:13am CST
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!
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470032)
Posted by RAcast on March 7th, 2013 @ 9:13am CST
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.
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470045)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 7th, 2013 @ 9:56am CST
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
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470070)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 7th, 2013 @ 12:09pm CST
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.
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470091)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 7th, 2013 @ 1:10pm CST
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



I prefer it misspelled =X
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470092)
Posted by horus on March 7th, 2013 @ 1:12pm CST
Missile Launchers? Check! ;)

Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470093)
Posted by Thadicon on March 7th, 2013 @ 1:16pm CST
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:
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470098)
Posted by --B-- on March 7th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CST
QBKiller94 wrote:We're going to see eBay flooded with Generations/Classics Prowl, Bluestreak and Smokescreen listings between now and the summer!


Glad I sold mine last fall!

The big question is how will Hasbro release these and Sideswipe? TRU? HasbroToyShop?

I would prefer a subscription service like MattyCollector has for the MOTU and Voltron lines, that way I am guaranteed.

That said, I have to gues that MP Ratchet and Ironhide are in the works. =P~
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470128)
Posted by sdn1337 on March 7th, 2013 @ 4:49pm CST
I'm pretty sure my last post talking about how takara should release actual pictures of these mps was the same day they released them. :lol: I had a feeling they would that day too.

But about the figures. Awesome, great, wonderful, and nice. I can't wait to see how smokescreen is going to look. I'll probably wait until hasbro releases these though considering they do more show accurate decos and obviously due to the price.

I'm more for the show accuracy than the toy accuracy because for the passed couple of months I've watched a majority of G1 (up to the hilarious 3rd season... i dont know why i just find a lot of the episodes comical) and I didn't grow up with those transformers figures.

The only g1 related figure i actually own is the 2003 reissue of Ultra Magnus (with the long missiles due to safety issues) that i got for Christmas that year. It's one of the few figures that i actually have out on one of my shelves considering Ultra Magnus is one of my favorite characters now.

But yeah... figures are sick. Now let's get on with the rest of the G1 cast. I mean EVERYONE.
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470143)
Posted by craggy on March 7th, 2013 @ 6:03pm CST
Definitely have to get Prowl. If only so he can stand behind MP Grimlock and be all sarky.

I am hoping that lots of people do sell their Classics versions though. I still want that Smokescreen!
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470151)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 7th, 2013 @ 7:16pm CST
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?
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470156)
Posted by Stormrider on March 7th, 2013 @ 7:30pm CST
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



Yes, you are correct. It is also the reason why Artfire's true name is "Autofire" (small "u" unpronounced), we simply misread but it also makes a lot more sense - Autofire.

Going back - I am loving these masterpieces. Although folks are thrilled with less hollow looking legs, I am not sure that is exactly the case. We are only seeing the front and inside of the legs (for both figures). Obviously kibble or a big gap is hidden in the back of the calves.

Too bad about the plastic wheels, which are noticeable in Bluestreak robot mode. Rubber should be the standard.
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470157)
Posted by Stormrider on March 7th, 2013 @ 7:31pm CST
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
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?



I would like to start seeing generators or computer consoles as accessories.
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470161)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 7th, 2013 @ 7:52pm CST
Normally I'd be bitching about how they should have made a Megatron Version 2 or Galvatron, but seeing these images, I'm half-hoping they see domestic distribution, despite the fact I already own the Universe Deluxe toy.
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470162)
Posted by Rhinox23 on March 7th, 2013 @ 7:56pm CST
sdn1337 wrote:I'll probably wait until hasbro releases these though considering they do more show accurate decos and obviously due to the price.


I think you're taking a very big risk in assuming there will be a Hasbro release. As of now, there is no word on a Sideswipe/Red Alert release and there will soon be no more of the Takara ones either. TFSource said it was getting in its last shipment of Red Alerts and that will be it. Since there has been no mention about these and there has been about Soundwave, they could very well never be seen stateside.

So, Prowl and co. may not make it here either, and do you really want to miss out on their awesomeness? To me, it's not worth the risk. Besides, they'd probably cost $40-$45 here so they're not that much more expensive. Just something to think about.
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470181)
Posted by El Duque on March 7th, 2013 @ 10:13pm CST
We have a trio of new Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 images to share. The first was tweeted by Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui. The second and third come from ToyHobby Market. Both figures are currently slated for September releases.





Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470182)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on March 7th, 2013 @ 10:21pm CST
Do I chance missing these guys with the hope of a stateside release?
Re: Clearer Official Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak (1470184)
Posted by RAcast on March 7th, 2013 @ 10:28pm CST
Rhinox23 wrote:
sdn1337 wrote:I'll probably wait until hasbro releases these though considering they do more show accurate decos and obviously due to the price.


I think you're taking a very big risk in assuming there will be a Hasbro release. As of now, there is no word on a Sideswipe/Red Alert release and there will soon be no more of the Takara ones either. TFSource said it was getting in its last shipment of Red Alerts and that will be it. Since there has been no mention about these and there has been about Soundwave, they could very well never be seen stateside.

So, Prowl and co. may not make it here either, and do you really want to miss out on their awesomeness? To me, it's not worth the risk. Besides, they'd probably cost $40-$45 here so they're not that much more expensive. Just something to think about.

Keeping in mind that the retail number on these is between $80-$100, a $40 IS a lot. :lol: Reducing the price by half of what Takara is asking would make them a lot more palatable to most people. You could scream at me all day about "maybe we will, maybe we won't," and I'd just sit here and wait. Because after all, we're more likely to than not to, eventually.

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