In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 10:56AM CDT

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The wait is almost over! MP-17 Prowl the latest figure in Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece will be release any day now, and it appears Japanese Toy Blogger Alfes 2010 has already gotten his hands on the highly anticipated figure. Check out the small in-hand gallery mirrored below from the Planet Iacon facebook page.

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Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images
Credit(s): Alfes 2010 via Planet Iacon
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520102)
Posted by Bowspearer on September 26th, 2013 @ 11:10am CDT
The wait isn't even remotely close to being over. For most of us who are importing, the delay with Bluestreak means we'll be waiting another month on top of Prowl's release for him to be shipped. It's getting beyond exciting to the point of being annoying and frustrating. Why can't TakaraTomy announce a realistic schedule to begin with instead of pushing back every second Masterpiece release?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520108)
Posted by megatronus on September 26th, 2013 @ 11:23am CDT
Calm down. Unless you believe Takara to be omniscient, you should cut them some slack for producing something we want so badly.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520116)
Posted by EagleTron on September 26th, 2013 @ 11:52am CDT
He is still looking alrit but that side view of him makes him look kind of overly wide from the front to back and his hands are little to big. Other than that, I'm looking forward to see the video review.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520119)
Posted by rpetras on September 26th, 2013 @ 11:55am CDT
Bowspearer wrote:The wait isn't even remotely close to being over. For most of us who are importing, the delay with Bluestreak means we'll be waiting another month on top of Prowl's release for him to be shipped. It's getting beyond exciting to the point of being annoying and frustrating. Why can't TakaraTomy announce a realistic schedule to begin with instead of pushing back every second Masterpiece release?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520123)
Posted by Bowspearer on September 26th, 2013 @ 12:12pm CDT
megatronus wrote:Calm down. Unless you believe Takara to be omniscient, you should cut them some slack for producing something we want so badly.


Except it's not just the delay and the demand and desire for MP Prowl has been anything but unrelated to Takara's marketting cmapign with it. Prowl was already a case of "shut up and take my money" from the outset to alot of us. On top of that you have Shogo Hasui running a major twitter hype building campaign on a figure which already has high expectations. That builds anticipation. Then they not only delay the figure, but keep on building hype for it.

When you carry out a marketing campaign that way while delaying a figure, eventually something will give and it'll wind up pissing people off.

Tbh I was fine with it all until Hasui kept building the hype after the figure had been delayed. At that point it crossed over from enticing customers to slightly alienating them and from memory it either didn't happen when Soundwave was delayed, or was nowhere near as bad.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520125)
Posted by Bowspearer on September 26th, 2013 @ 12:15pm CDT
rpetras wrote:
Bowspearer wrote:The wait isn't even remotely close to being over. For most of us who are importing, the delay with Bluestreak means we'll be waiting another month on top of Prowl's release for him to be shipped. It's getting beyond exciting to the point of being annoying and frustrating. Why can't TakaraTomy announce a realistic schedule to begin with instead of pushing back every second Masterpiece release?


At this point though it's no longer a gift horse in the mouth. The marketing machine stopped being that when Hasui kept hyping the figure up this month when it had become delayed and most of us were anticipating it. The last couple of teasers have been more like what happens when someone carries a joke too far and people start getting ticked off by it.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520128)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 26th, 2013 @ 12:25pm CDT
*sniffs, wipes tear from eye*

He's beautiful.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520129)
Posted by EagleTron on September 26th, 2013 @ 12:30pm CDT
:saint:
Bowspearer wrote:
rpetras wrote:
Bowspearer wrote:The wait isn't even remotely close to being over. For most of us who are importing, the delay with Bluestreak means we'll be waiting another month on top of Prowl's release for him to be shipped. It's getting beyond exciting to the point of being annoying and frustrating. Why can't TakaraTomy announce a realistic schedule to begin with instead of pushing back every second Masterpiece release?


At this point though it's no longer a gift horse in the mouth. The marketing machine stopped being that when Hasui kept hyping the figure up this month when it had become delayed and most of us were anticipating it. The last couple of teasers have been more like what happens when someone carries a joke too far and people start getting ticked off by it.

Yeah, I know what you mean now. Thats like I tell you that I made a new magic trick but I don't show you it for a entire year or so and that whole time I'm telling you all about it and showing you the props and equipment but then I delay showing you the trick, after a while the intended spectators are going to be saying shut up about it already, lol.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520142)
Posted by merphul on September 26th, 2013 @ 1:12pm CDT
lol, his hands do look close to the size of his head and it's a shame Prowl wasn't a female autobot cuz with that kind of forward depth on the chest... hot damn!

all kidding aside, he looks awesome and I don't mind the delay in hopes that they were fine tuning or making fixes in the production process. Honestly the wait between first reveal and release of these figures run so long (I think it's been about a year since the first non-silhouette shot was released), that I just ignore release dates until TFS tells me my order was shipped. It's kind of a shame that he's so chesty, but even the masterpieces look better from some angles than others.

That shot on one leg makes me think the weight distribution and strength of the joints on this guy should be superb.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520151)
Posted by ScottyP on September 26th, 2013 @ 1:36pm CDT
He's moved to "Order Stop" status on HLJ. Expecting that shipping notice aaaany time now :grin:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520160)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 26th, 2013 @ 2:38pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:He's moved to "Order Stop" status on HLJ. Expecting that shipping notice aaaany time now :grin:


Pretty sure it's been Order Stop for quite some time now. They can only take so many preorders. But the release is very soon, so it should be any day now, like you said.

Edit: Derp, spoke too soon, just got the payment request now. :D Now for the long, agonizing wait for Streak to be released.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520170)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 26th, 2013 @ 2:54pm CDT
just paid for my prowl at HLJ.. not to ship him!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520173)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 26th, 2013 @ 2:57pm CDT
And shipped!!!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520182)
Posted by ZenPrime on September 26th, 2013 @ 3:10pm CDT
paid for mine on HLJ as well waiting for Streak to be in stock before I ship...
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520185)
Posted by Burn on September 26th, 2013 @ 3:17pm CDT
I got my notice Prowl was sitting in my Private Warehouse @ HLJ.

He moved in there with the Optimus Prime/Bumblebee pack ... and Metroplex.

Combine that with Blitzwing and Springer, that's gonna be a big box.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520197)
Posted by ScottyP on September 26th, 2013 @ 4:07pm CDT
I turned off private warehouse for this one. Too excited. The $13 shipping is worth it.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520215)
Posted by Stormrider on September 26th, 2013 @ 4:49pm CDT
Can't wait for the figure. Looks great.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520241)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 26th, 2013 @ 6:25pm CDT
To paraphrase transwiki.........prickishness to the MP level lol!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520257)
Posted by Cyberpath on September 26th, 2013 @ 7:29pm CDT
Shipped!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1520269)
Posted by Arctorro on September 26th, 2013 @ 9:21pm CDT
He is sitting in my warehouse, and now the wait for streak starts :D

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