New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 10:11AM CDT

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Takara Tomy staff designer Shogo Hasui continues to tease fans with a new Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl tweet. This images gives us a nice sense of the figure's scale with the previously released MP-12 Lambor plus Barricade and Jazz from the Human Alliance line. Check out the image mirrored below. MP-17 Prowl is set to release this summer.

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Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472822)
Posted by Xephon0930 on March 19th, 2013 @ 10:20am CDT
Prowl seems a bit blocky but it fits for G1. I still want to get him for around $50 if I could seeing how these deluxe class sized MP transformers are cheaper than the more Leader Class sized ones.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472823)
Posted by Trikeboy on March 19th, 2013 @ 10:23am CDT
Prowl looks better and better. It's a great time to be a Masterpiece collector.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472835)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 19th, 2013 @ 10:53am CDT
Posting these next to the movie bots really shows how lifeless and same-ey they are. So much personality, visible car bits, expression in the face, vivid color... I'll take the G1 Masterpiece over the movie line any day. They look amazing.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472846)
Posted by triKlops on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:08am CDT
Got Prowl on preorder; looking forward to his release!
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472847)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:14am CDT
I was worried about the scale, but it looks perfect.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472852)
Posted by Xephon0930 on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:23am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Posting these next to the movie bots really shows how lifeless and same-ey they are. So much personality, visible car bits, expression in the face, vivid color... I'll take the G1 Masterpiece over the movie line any day. They look amazing.


To be fair,all the toys Optimus RotF Leader mold gets does make him look pretty awesome.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472859)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:53am CDT
Xephon0930 wrote:Prowl seems a bit blocky but it fits for G1. I still want to get him for around $50 if I could seeing how these deluxe class sized MP transformers are cheaper than the more Leader Class sized ones.


Hobbylink Japan has him for about that much if their preorders are still open. That is excluding shipping, though.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472864)
Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on March 19th, 2013 @ 12:48pm CDT
Xephon0930 wrote:Prowl seems a bit blocky but it fits for G1. I still want to get him for around $50 if I could seeing how these deluxe class sized MP transformers are cheaper than the more Leader Class sized ones.


I wish that was the case, but if Sideswipe is any indication, he'll sell out shortly and prices will go up. when I got him from BBTS at the preorder price of $84.99 I felt that he would eventually go down in price and go on sale on BBTS, but lucky for me, I had a store credit of $60.89 for an item that I had cancelled from my POL and bought him, otherwise I wouldn' of picked him up, and I do believe he is now sold out and going for over $100.00, personally I would preorder/purchase prowl and not look back, either way his value will not depreciate, specially the Takara MP version...take care and good luck
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472867)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 19th, 2013 @ 1:14pm CDT
looks good but not for the price
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472925)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 19th, 2013 @ 4:57pm CDT
Excited about these two. They look perfect.

Now I kind of want a Sideswipe, too.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472965)
Posted by Stormrider on March 19th, 2013 @ 9:20pm CDT
Great detail.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472977)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:12pm CDT
I have the silver and red repaint of Alternators Prowl (I dont remember the name). I dont see much difference here. So, what's the point paying for the "masterpeice" when the Alternators are (almost) perfectly fine?

Especially whith Reprolabels. I have Alternators Jazz with repros and I'm not looking forward for a MP Jazz anymore.
With my Alternators Hound, I just need to buy the repros and some Shapeways accessories if they ever make them to have a MP Hound.
Of course, I dont say all Alternators are MP quality or even representative of their G1 counterpart.

I see the new MP line for the Autobot cars as the new Alternators line in fact. It's just too bad that they are at Takara prices.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472994)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on March 20th, 2013 @ 1:15am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I have the silver and red repaint of Alternators Prowl (I dont remember the name). I dont see much difference here. So, what's the point paying for the "masterpeice" when the Alternators are (almost) perfectly fine?


For one thing, MP Prowl is a near exact representation of Prowl as he appears in the G1 cartoon. Alternators Prowl, on the other hand, uses a different alt mode and a little on the "chunky" side.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1472996)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 20th, 2013 @ 1:34am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I have the silver and red repaint of Alternators Prowl (I dont remember the name). I dont see much difference here. So, what's the point paying for the "masterpeice" when the Alternators are (almost) perfectly fine?


For one thing, MP Prowl is a near exact representation of Prowl as he appears in the G1 cartoon. Alternators Prowl, on the other hand, uses a different alt mode and a little on the "chunky" side.


Meh, who I am kidding? If they ever bother brigging them over here as Hasbro NON-EXCLUSIVES at maybe around 40$ (the Human Alliance price point) I would buy them in a heartbeat. For me to pay 100$ for one of these tiny MPs, it have to be a Character I truly care about.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1473000)
Posted by Bowspearer on March 20th, 2013 @ 3:14am CDT
????? That makes no sense Kan. Yes you'll pay $80-$100 to deal with importers/secondary market options (which is entirely self-inflicted), but here's the thing. Plenty of Asian retailers have had these guys on preorder for about $50. I paid $49 for Sideswipe and Red Alert, I paid $138 Soundwave, I'm paying $36 for each of the cassette sets and I'm paying $48 for each of the Datsuns.

The trick is to preorder from the right place and at the right time.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1473001)
Posted by Bowspearer on March 20th, 2013 @ 3:15am CDT
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Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1473011)
Posted by Eagleblaster on March 20th, 2013 @ 5:06am CDT
Dont get me wrong, those mp- sideswipe and prowl look great. But they got my much maligned and loved human alliance/ bayformer figures looking bad next to those guys.

Yeah those 2 HA figures cant compare to those mp's but if you put them next to *Human alliance Skids with Makela Barnes sitting on his shoulder. Now thats a different story. I would take Human Alliance Skids and even Deluxe battle blades bumble over mp-prowl anyday (maybe because I haven't really seen him yet) but not sideswipe he's grreat. I only would put ha skids and a couple of other formers over swipe cause swipe is that good. He is a Lambo what more can you say.

Good MP figures tho thx.

Show those Mp- Smokescreen pictures pls.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1473017)
Posted by Mykltron on March 20th, 2013 @ 6:08am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I have the silver and red repaint of Alternators Prowl (I dont remember the name). I dont see much difference here. So, what's the point paying for the "masterpeice" when the Alternators are (almost) perfectly fine?


For one thing, MP Prowl is a near exact representation of Prowl as he appears in the G1 cartoon. Alternators Prowl, on the other hand, uses a different alt mode and a little on the "chunky" side.


Don't forget that the Alternator chest is completely wrong. It points down and the doorwings are at the wrong angle as well.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1473036)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on March 20th, 2013 @ 8:06am CDT
Mykltron wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I have the silver and red repaint of Alternators Prowl (I dont remember the name). I dont see much difference here. So, what's the point paying for the "masterpeice" when the Alternators are (almost) perfectly fine?


For one thing, MP Prowl is a near exact representation of Prowl as he appears in the G1 cartoon. Alternators Prowl, on the other hand, uses a different alt mode and a little on the "chunky" side.


Don't forget that the Alternator chest is completely wrong. It points down and the doorwings are at the wrong angle as well.


Well, basically besides the paint scheme, decals and head sculpt, everything else about the mold does NOT represent G1 Prowl. That said, he was never intended to perfectly represent G1 Prowl, unlike MP Prowl.
Re: New Scale Image: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1473055)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 20th, 2013 @ 9:16am CDT
Don't see a difference... between a 1970s car and a 2000s car???

#-o

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