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New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images

Transformers News: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 10:14PM CST

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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.

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Credit(s): Shogo Hasui, ToyHobby Market
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Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (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: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (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.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470187)
Posted by Kibble on March 7th, 2013 @ 10:37pm CST
These guys look great, but that most recent pic makes it seem like the outside foot might be a bit Alternator-ish looking. I'd like to see a side view...
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470192)
Posted by xyl360 on March 7th, 2013 @ 11:58pm CST
sdn1337 wrote: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.

You may need to adjust your TV if you believe that Hasbro's are more show accurate. With the exception of the eyes, nothing on Hasbro's version of MP-10 was more accurate than Takara's (far less so, actually, especially the tones of red and blue).

The same goes for Soundwave. The toy had yellow eyes (just like Hasbro's) and the show had red (like Takara's).

I understand not wanting to spend that much for the Takara releases, but calling them less show-accurate than Hasbro's is quite an inaccurate statement.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470193)
Posted by Flashwave on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:00am CST
RAcast wrote:
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.


Two words: Licensing Fees

Hasbro's already said 'Swipe was done with Lamborghini's approval, and according to their panel (and don't ask me which one, but I read it on here) that wasn't in their plans at this time. Now, I won't say Never, Hasbro's pulled some doozy surprises in the past, but this isn't as easy a Masterpiece to import over as a generic truck Prime or a Dinosaur shaped Grimlock. Or a tape deck
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470202)
Posted by RAcast on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:55am CST
Flashwave wrote:
RAcast wrote: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.


Two words: Licensing Fees

Hasbro's already said 'Swipe was done with Lamborghini's approval, and according to their panel (and don't ask me which one, but I read it on here) that wasn't in their plans at this time. Now, I won't say Never, Hasbro's pulled some doozy surprises in the past, but this isn't as easy a Masterpiece to import over as a generic truck Prime or a Dinosaur shaped Grimlock. Or a tape deck

^ Bolded important text.
That's my point. ;) I'm probably abnormally patient though. :lol: Personally, I'm waiting on the G2 redeco, that'll make it harder to be patient.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470204)
Posted by MGrotusque on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:59am CST
I'm gushing over these two releases. They're absolutely perfect! But i've never been a fan of either character so i'm not going to pull the trigger and pre order. What i really want is a Smokescreen.
His G1 colours will be the "pop" that i'm looking for in my MP collection and on my shelf. As a personality he's solid and i'm a big fan of Datsuns. A lot.
Prowl is a prick and Bluestreak is a wanker. Don't like em and i;m not paying good money to have em on my shelf. :D

Killer MP figs though....can't argue that.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470205)
Posted by wewyllenium on March 8th, 2013 @ 1:06am CST
I hope their back sides would look somewhat like the cartoon as well.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470209)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 8th, 2013 @ 1:16am CST
wewyllenium wrote:I hope their back sides would look somewhat like the cartoon as well.


Better than! Squats have done wonders for their glutes. Im sure you'll be impressed ;)
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470211)
Posted by Rhinox23 on March 8th, 2013 @ 1:27am CST
RAcast wrote:
Flashwave wrote:
RAcast wrote: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.


Two words: Licensing Fees

Hasbro's already said 'Swipe was done with Lamborghini's approval, and according to their panel (and don't ask me which one, but I read it on here) that wasn't in their plans at this time. Now, I won't say Never, Hasbro's pulled some doozy surprises in the past, but this isn't as easy a Masterpiece to import over as a generic truck Prime or a Dinosaur shaped Grimlock. Or a tape deck

^ Bolded important text.
That's my point. ;) I'm probably abnormally patient though. :lol: Personally, I'm waiting on the G2 redeco, that'll make it harder to be patient.


I understand what you're saying. I'm just more risk averse than you. And you are more willing to be patient than I am. I realize that from $40 (likely US price) to $80 import price is double. But $40 is not that much money. I don't know if you have MP Sideswipe but he's well worth it in my opinion.

If you are correct, then you will definitely save some money by waiting. However, the risk is that they don't release him stateside. Then, if you want him you'll have to pay ridiculous scalper prices or forego getting him altogether. $120-160?...who knows, but the uncertainty is there. Also, there is no customer service to speak of with scalpers or on ebay. Yes, you could get your money back but they probably won't have nor offer replacements if there is a defect. Again, this is just a risk that I personally am not willing to take. Like I said in my first post, it's just something to think about now while everyone has the option of preordering the Takara version.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470212)
Posted by Deruji on March 8th, 2013 @ 1:34am 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.


Pre-orders are up on hlj, they cost about $50, so you should get them now
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470221)
Posted by RAcast on March 8th, 2013 @ 2:54am CST
Rhinox23 wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Flashwave wrote:
RAcast wrote: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.


Two words: Licensing Fees

Hasbro's already said 'Swipe was done with Lamborghini's approval, and according to their panel (and don't ask me which one, but I read it on here) that wasn't in their plans at this time. Now, I won't say Never, Hasbro's pulled some doozy surprises in the past, but this isn't as easy a Masterpiece to import over as a generic truck Prime or a Dinosaur shaped Grimlock. Or a tape deck

^ Bolded important text.
That's my point. ;) I'm probably abnormally patient though. :lol: Personally, I'm waiting on the G2 redeco, that'll make it harder to be patient.


I understand what you're saying. I'm just more risk averse than you. And you are more willing to be patient than I am. I realize that from $40 (likely US price) to $80 import price is double. But $40 is not that much money. I don't know if you have MP Sideswipe but he's well worth it in my opinion.

If you are correct, then you will definitely save some money by waiting. However, the risk is that they don't release him stateside. Then, if you want him you'll have to pay ridiculous scalper prices or forego getting him altogether. $120-160?...who knows, but the uncertainty is there. Also, there is no customer service to speak of with scalpers or on ebay. Yes, you could get your money back but they probably won't have nor offer replacements if there is a defect. Again, this is just a risk that I personally am not willing to take. Like I said in my first post, it's just something to think about now while everyone has the option of preordering the Takara version.

Worse comes worse, I can always give it a pass. I do have a nostalgic soft spot for Sideswipe, but I'm very tight with what I let myself spend. There's nothing that won't either come along again at some point or there will be another better version at some point. :P
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470222)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 8th, 2013 @ 3:10am CST
I never heard of them before, are they good?

And is there a way to predict the shipping cost for pre-orders? It appears not.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470225)
Posted by Deruji on March 8th, 2013 @ 4:40am CST
Cyberpath wrote:I never heard of them before, are they good?

And is there a way to predict the shipping cost for pre-orders? It appears not.


It depends on the weight of the item, which isn't known yet. I would suggest buying from them, even with shipping added you will not get it cheaper anywhere else.

They don't charge for pre-order, so you can still cancel if you change your mind.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470226)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 8th, 2013 @ 4:54am CST
Deruji wrote:It depends on the weight of the item, which isn't known yet. I would suggest buying from them, even with shipping added you will not get it cheaper anywhere else.

They don't charge for pre-order, so you can still cancel if you change your mind.

Thanks! Just ordered! Very exciting. Hope everything goes smoothly with the shipping.

I'm glad I slept on this, and didn't order from a shop that charges for per-orders. That’s quite a difference, most stores sell Prowl and Bluestreak for $80 each; and HLJ for $50 each. For that price you could also get Smokescreen and still save $10. Why doesn’t everyone use them?

If I had known about this earlier maybe I would have actually ordered the Takara MP-13.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470238)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on March 8th, 2013 @ 6:50am CST
Link to site please.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470239)
Posted by griftimus prime on March 8th, 2013 @ 6:53am CST
i like how they keep choosing to make the characters who can be repainted over and over. or who have 20 cosset tape robots that can each be a MP figure then repaint them
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470240)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on March 8th, 2013 @ 7:14am CST
i might get prowl and bluestreak. maybe. :-?
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470246)
Posted by AutoBorst on March 8th, 2013 @ 7:53am CST
Why are they using animated-style shoulder rockets? I know it's more show-accurate, but it also just looks lazy. I guess it wouldn't be too long after release that some 3rd party makes detailed, toy accurate launchers to replace these.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470248)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 8th, 2013 @ 8:03am CST
Transformers Hoarder wrote:Link to site please.


Damn phone. Sorry, cant get the link up
Hlj.com
Type in prowl in the search bar and order away. Theres a link under the listing for transformers masterpiece
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470256)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on March 8th, 2013 @ 8:56am CST
Thanks, I'm preordered on both.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470261)
Posted by Blurrz on March 8th, 2013 @ 9:33am CST
Courtesy of Cybergundam Blog, we have higher resolution versions of official Masterpiece Datsun images we have seen prior.. First up is Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl, with images showing his scale compared to previous Masterpiece releases. Next up to the plate is MP-18 Bluestreak, and in turn we get a nice group shot of a handful of the latest Autobot Masterpiece releases. Both figures are set for a release on August 31st at a price of ¥5,800, and are available for pre-order from any of our site sponsors.

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Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470265)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 8th, 2013 @ 9:42am CST
Daaaaaaamn these look good standing in a group! The more I see of Prowl the more I want him. Honestly not too sure about Bluestreak. I've never really liked Bluestreak for some reason.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470266)
Posted by joevill on March 8th, 2013 @ 9:47am CST
Blurrz wrote:Courtesy of Cybergundam Blog, we have higher resolution versions of official Masterpiece Datsun images we have seen prior...


These look great!

*ping*

:michaelbay:
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470270)
Posted by megatronus on March 8th, 2013 @ 9:58am CST
These guys look amazing as a group. :BOWDOWN:

But why does Red Alert get no love? His paint job actually came out nice. :lol:
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470271)
Posted by Ravage XK on March 8th, 2013 @ 9:59am CST
Prowl is pre-ordered. Bluestreak, Im not that bothered by. Looking forward to seeing Smokescreen though.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470279)
Posted by Trikeboy on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:28am CST
I'm loving this mould. I can't wait to add all three to my collection. Seeing them next to Optimus Prime just sells it. Its nice to see the shoulder cannons are part of the figure so you can have Prowl animation or toy accurate. I'm guessing that is why we haven't seen Smokescreen yet since his shoulder cannons were quite different in the show.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470287)
Posted by Erailea on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:49am CST
Wah! I want Prowl, but it's not happening D;
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470298)
Posted by mandingo_rex on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:16am CST
This is far from an actual complaint, so it should be taken as a silly comment...

...But I hope before too long we can get an Autobot that isn't red/black/white/blue like a Hound, Bumblebee or Sunstreaker, just to offset the Autobots a tad colorwise. As much as I want Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide, they're all the same colors as the ones we've gotten already! Haha.

Smokescreen should help a lot (at least helping to dilute the black/white with some more blue), and I guess Rodimus counts with his yellows/oranges, (but I don't display him with the rest of the G1 cast... He'll go with the eventual Galvatron) but my girlfriend pointed it out the other day. "So are the good guys all the same colors? Is that how you tell them apart? Is it like a team thing?"

And from that point on, all I saw was the same colors on all the MP Autobots.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470299)
Posted by God Magnus on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:16am CST
Prowl is definitely a must-have for me. Bluestreak is a solid want-if-I-have-the-money.
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Posted by kirbenvost on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:49am CST
Soooo sexy. I'm really glad they gave Bluestreak the black hood, it really makes him stand out. These figures look so amazing. I just noticed their legs look kind of skinny in comparison to the Sideswipe mold, but it works, considering the original figures. I also like all the detailing on the legs that matches the originals. Really looking forward to these figures! I hope they do stagger the releases though, I don't want to have to wait until September and then buy them both at the same time. #-o

One of these images needs to be my desktop background... and my cellphone wallpaper... and printed and framed and displayed proudly on my wall. Okay, maybe not the last one, but you know what I mean. :lol:
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470325)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:04pm 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?


Incidentally, watched Attack of the Autobots yesterday and there was this thing...

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Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470326)
Posted by megatronus on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:05pm CST
mandingo_rex wrote:This is far from an actual complaint, so it should be taken as a silly comment...

...But I hope before too long we can get an Autobot that isn't red/black/white/blue like a Hound, Bumblebee or Sunstreaker, just to offset the Autobots a tad colorwise. As much as I want Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide, they're all the same colors as the ones we've gotten already! Haha.

Smokescreen should help a lot (at least helping to dilute the black/white with some more blue), and I guess Rodimus counts with his yellows/oranges, (but I don't display him with the rest of the G1 cast... He'll go with the eventual Galvatron) but my girlfriend pointed it out the other day. "So are the good guys all the same colors? Is that how you tell them apart? Is it like a team thing?"

And from that point on, all I saw was the same colors on all the MP Autobots.



I was thinking the same thing! Between Prime & TigerTracks, there should be enough color to go around.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470339)
Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:50pm CST
megatronus wrote:These guys look amazing as a group. :BOWDOWN:

But why does Red Alert get no love? His paint job actually came out nice. :lol:


I could be wrong but I think they're only trying to display the 1984 line up from the G1 characters or as I call them...the original 18 so I would not be suprised if Takara produces at least the folowing line up* and their subsequent redecos along with the popular characters like Grimlock and Rodimus Prime...may be an Arcee too

* 1984 cast
Optimus Prime
Jazz
Prowl
Bluestreak
Ironhide
Ratchet
Sideswipe
Sunstreaker
Hound
Mirage
Windcharger
Bumblebee
Gears
Huffer
Cliffjumper
Wheeljack
Trailbreaker
Brawn
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470343)
Posted by megatronus on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:52pm CST
SLUGSLINGER81 wrote:
megatronus wrote:These guys look amazing as a group. :BOWDOWN:

But why does Red Alert get no love? His paint job actually came out nice. :lol:


I could be wrong but I think they're only trying to display the 1984 line up from the G1 characters or as I call them...the original 18 so I would not be suprised if Takara produces at least the folowing line up* and their subsequent redecos along with the popular characters like Grimlock and Rodimus Prime...may be an Arcee too

* 1984 cast
Optimus Prime
Jazz
Prowl
Bluestreak
Ironhide
Ratchet
Sideswipe
Sunstreaker
Hound
Mirage
Windcharger
Bumblebee
Gears
Huffer
Cliffjumper
Wheeljack
Trailbreaker
Brawn


That's actually quite insightful - thanks!

Looking forward to a possible Wheeljack, if only to hear Jon3.0 do the voice on the Twincast Podcast :D
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470359)
Posted by mandingo_rex on March 8th, 2013 @ 2:34pm CST
megatronus wrote:
mandingo_rex wrote:This is far from an actual complaint, so it should be taken as a silly comment...

...But I hope before too long we can get an Autobot that isn't red/black/white/blue like a Hound, Bumblebee or Sunstreaker, just to offset the Autobots a tad colorwise. As much as I want Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide, they're all the same colors as the ones we've gotten already! Haha.

Smokescreen should help a lot (at least helping to dilute the black/white with some more blue), and I guess Rodimus counts with his yellows/oranges, (but I don't display him with the rest of the G1 cast... He'll go with the eventual Galvatron) but my girlfriend pointed it out the other day. "So are the good guys all the same colors? Is that how you tell them apart? Is it like a team thing?"

And from that point on, all I saw was the same colors on all the MP Autobots.



I was thinking the same thing! Between Prime & TigerTracks, there should be enough color to go around.


Ah, I forget about TigerTracks, since I don't plan to get him. I don't count him, though, as he's not technically a vintage G1 Autobot. But exactly, just that yellow helps to break things up.

I'm all for any of the G1 Season 1 Autobots first, as those are some of my favorites. Besides the obvious repaints of the S1 cars and trucks, the only others I'm really looking forward to see as MPs are Tracks, the rest of the Dinobots, and Ultra Magnus in full-on armor. (I guess Grimlock's silver/grays help break up the monotony of the red/black/white/blue MP Autobots, too... An entire Dinobots team would kick ass!)

At this point though, any and all G1 MP Autobots are a guaranteed buy, whatever order they come in.
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Posted by NTESHFT on March 8th, 2013 @ 6:36pm CST
I'm ready to see Smokescreen...
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470413)
Posted by Trikeboy on March 8th, 2013 @ 7:12pm CST
mandingo_rex wrote:
megatronus wrote:
mandingo_rex wrote:This is far from an actual complaint, so it should be taken as a silly comment...

...But I hope before too long we can get an Autobot that isn't red/black/white/blue like a Hound, Bumblebee or Sunstreaker, just to offset the Autobots a tad colorwise. As much as I want Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide, they're all the same colors as the ones we've gotten already! Haha.

Smokescreen should help a lot (at least helping to dilute the black/white with some more blue), and I guess Rodimus counts with his yellows/oranges, (but I don't display him with the rest of the G1 cast... He'll go with the eventual Galvatron) but my girlfriend pointed it out the other day. "So are the good guys all the same colors? Is that how you tell them apart? Is it like a team thing?"

And from that point on, all I saw was the same colors on all the MP Autobots.



I was thinking the same thing! Between Prime & TigerTracks, there should be enough color to go around.


Ah, I forget about TigerTracks, since I don't plan to get him. I don't count him, though, as he's not technically a vintage G1 Autobot. But exactly, just that yellow helps to break things up.

I'm all for any of the G1 Season 1 Autobots first, as those are some of my favorites. Besides the obvious repaints of the S1 cars and trucks, the only others I'm really looking forward to see as MPs are Tracks, the rest of the Dinobots, and Ultra Magnus in full-on armor. (I guess Grimlock's silver/grays help break up the monotony of the red/black/white/blue MP Autobots, too... An entire Dinobots team would kick ass!)

At this point though, any and all G1 MP Autobots are a guaranteed buy, whatever order they come in.


Honestly, I highly doubt that we will see the other Dinobots from Takara. Grimlock was a special case because he is a huge fan favorite but the others aren't as iconic. To get the others I think we will have to wait for a 3rd Party to do them.

I too will buy any and all G1 Autobots in the MP line.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470429)
Posted by Stormrider on March 8th, 2013 @ 9:00pm CST
Nice! Love how Bluestreak has the two toned alt exterior. Looking forward to these.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470440)
Posted by xyl360 on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:25pm CST
Till all are MINE :D!

I've got em' all on preorder now and I think I'll likely buy every single MP that Takara comes out with (with the exception of exclusives like Tigertracks since I've no real desire for such a repaint).

I hope they can get their license rights again to do Sunstreaker but I won't hold my breath.

I can't wait to see who's next :).
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470442)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:32pm CST
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470443)
Posted by xyl360 on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:35pm CST
Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470447)
Posted by Blurrz on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:04pm CST
xyl360 wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).


What are the other two repaints?
<-- G1 noob
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470448)
Posted by xyl360 on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:14pm CST
Blurrz wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).


What are the other two repaints?
<-- G1 noob

I'm guessing he's referring to the eHobby/Diaclone repaints (which would likely show up as exclusives just like Tigertracks did).
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470453)
Posted by Arctorro on March 9th, 2013 @ 12:01am CST
I decided to bite the bullet and order these two through hlj.com. Never bought anything from them before for two reasons; 1) don't get much in the way of Takara figures (except MP) 2) their site was a bitch to navigate.

The site seems to have been improved and for the first time something I searched for appeared :shock: So made an account and pre-ordered (cancelling my BBTS pre-orders at the same time) and will most likely get Smokescreen from them if all goes well. Depending on how this goes I just might be getting all my MP's from them seeing as the shipping on one of these guys is a little less than the price difference for the imports U.S. retailers are charging.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470468)
Posted by Rhinox23 on March 9th, 2013 @ 1:14am CST
Arctorro wrote:I decided to bite the bullet and order these two through hlj.com. Never bought anything from them before for two reasons; 1) don't get much in the way of Takara figures (except MP) 2) their site was a bitch to navigate.

The site seems to have been improved and for the first time something I searched for appeared :shock: So made an account and pre-ordered (cancelling my BBTS pre-orders at the same time) and will most likely get Smokescreen from them if all goes well. Depending on how this goes I just might be getting all my MP's from them seeing as the shipping on one of these guys is a little less than the price difference for the imports U.S. retailers are charging.


I have the same concerns with HLJ. I realize the price might be cheaper, but I'm worried shipping will cost a lot more. I know that ehobbybaseshop and robotkingdom both have lower prices but their shipping costs are through the roof. Keep us updated with how much shipping is and how you like their customer service, etc. If you have a good experience, then I'll probably start importing from them. Hopefully it goes well!
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470472)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 9th, 2013 @ 2:15am CST
But HLJ offers 3 different shipping options, and before I pre-ordered the Nissanbots yesterday I put a few in-stock Transformers in my cart to see what shipping to my state might cost.


Bluestreak accessory?
Image
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470476)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 9th, 2013 @ 3:29am CST
Arctorro wrote:I decided to bite the bullet and order these two through hlj.com. Never bought anything from them before for two reasons; 1) don't get much in the way of Takara figures (except MP) 2) their site was a bitch to navigate.

The site seems to have been improved and for the first time something I searched for appeared :shock: So made an account and pre-ordered (cancelling my BBTS pre-orders at the same time) and will most likely get Smokescreen from them if all goes well. Depending on how this goes I just might be getting all my MP's from them seeing as the shipping on one of these guys is a little less than the price difference for the imports U.S. retailers are charging.


$50 a pop, bro. Even if they'd charge the same shipping as BBTS, we're basically getting a 2 for 1 deal had we bought one off BBTS and paid their prices.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470478)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 9th, 2013 @ 3:37am CST
xyl360 wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).


What are the other two repaints?
<-- G1 noob

I'm guessing he's referring to the eHobby/Diaclone repaints (which would likely show up as exclusives just like Tigertracks did).


That's them. Red and White for the G1, Black for the Diaclone and Green, if they want to milk it some more and do the Movie homage ala Encore #5
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470479)
Posted by Deruji on March 9th, 2013 @ 3:47am CST
Cyberpath wrote:But HLJ offers 3 different shipping options, and before I pre-ordered the Nissanbots yesterday I put a few in-stock Transformers in my cart to see what shipping to my state might cost.


Bluestreak accessory?
Image



If time isnt't a factor you can select SAL, it might take longer but you'll get it cheaper, but no tracking. Otherwise EMS is good enough.

I live in Europe so I'm used to international shipping costs and hlj has always been fair in that respect.

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