New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 5:33PM CDT

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As we aim to keep you entertained with Transformers news over the weekend, as usual, why not kick back and enjoy two new galleries? Seibertron.com proudly presents Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm, a redeco of the new and improved seeker MP mold (though the box shows the old one), and Prowl, with its Nissan Fairlady alt-mode, in all their non-import glory, which you can view by clicking on any of the images below! For those of you who might be wondering, there are no differences between the Hasbro and Takara releases of Prowl aside from some extremely minor paint shade variations on the badge symbols on the doors.


Transformers Masterpiece Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm


Transformers Masterpiece Prowl

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm

Transformers News: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm
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Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1595990)
Posted by Convoy on August 2nd, 2014 @ 5:49pm CDT
No wonder the domestic Prowl release is so expensive.
Volume carries a price, the same as weight, when shipping.
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1595994)
Posted by Seibertron on August 2nd, 2014 @ 5:56pm CDT
Convoy wrote:No wonder the domestic Prowl release is so expensive.
Volume carries a price, the same as weight, when shipping.


I really wish they had put the missile launchers in with Hasbro Prowl. It would have somewhat justified the price on him. Instead, he turned out to be the least accessoried Hasbro Masterpiece yet!
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1595996)
Posted by Railbomb on August 2nd, 2014 @ 6:07pm CDT
I got the pair since Toys R Us had a buy one get one half off deal on Transformers. $35 for Prowl is much better than $70.
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1595999)
Posted by Rated X on August 2nd, 2014 @ 6:10pm CDT
First Hasbro butchered Acid Storm. Then they butchered Sunstorm.

Dont see any difference between Takara and Hasbro Prowl except the crappy Hasbro shoulder rockets. (which prowl didnt have in the cartoon anyways)
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596002)
Posted by Seibertron on August 2nd, 2014 @ 6:32pm CDT
Rated X wrote:First Hasbro butchered Acid Storm. Then they butchered Sunstorm.

Dont see any difference between Takara and Hasbro Prowl except the crappy Hasbro shoulder rockets. (which prowl didnt have in the cartoon anyways)


Missile launchers didn't come with the Takara or the Hasbro versions.
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596013)
Posted by shajaki on August 2nd, 2014 @ 6:56pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Masterpiece Sunstorm, a redeco of the new and improved seeker MP mold (though the box shows the old one)...
ha! not sure if id have noticed that.

Va'al wrote:Prowl, with its Nissan Fairlady alt-mode, in all their non-import glory...
so is this to say hes not changed at all? i mean, i assumed as much but its best hearing from the guys who have both in their hands ;)
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596016)
Posted by Seibertron on August 2nd, 2014 @ 7:04pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
Va'al wrote:Masterpiece Sunstorm, a redeco of the new and improved seeker MP mold (though the box shows the old one)...
ha! not sure if id have noticed that.

Va'al wrote:Prowl, with its Nissan Fairlady alt-mode, in all their non-import glory...
so is this to say hes not changed at all? i mean, i assumed as much but its best hearing from the guys who have both in their hands ;)


There are some extremely minor paint shade differences that I noticed on the badges on the door, but that's about it. I'd expect to see similar minor variations amongst toys from the same production run so this one is an extreme stretch. It's really odd for the same item to be released in both markets without noticeable differences (movies 1 through 3 aside). I can't help but wonder if these were made when the Takara ones were made or something along those lines.
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596031)
Posted by Seibertron on August 2nd, 2014 @ 8:28pm CDT
Well I feel like an idiot. Despite owning probably over a dozen or more different versions of the Masterpiece Starscream / Seeker mold, I just discovered after 8 years that there is a tab in the upper wing that plugs into his upper backside shoulder area. Doh! I can't tell you how many times I've had to transform these guys over the last 8 years for their own galleries and then again for comparison shots. I can't believe I never noticed that. I only accidentally discovered it somehow on Hasbro's new Sunstorm and thought "wow, that was nice of them to modify the mold to do that." and then I realized that all of them have that. Problem solved with wings flopping backwards on the Masterpiece Seekers!
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596035)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 2nd, 2014 @ 8:59pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Convoy wrote:No wonder the domestic Prowl release is so expensive.
Volume carries a price, the same as weight, when shipping.


I really wish they had put the missile launchers in with Hasbro Prowl. It would have somewhat justified the price on him. Instead, he turned out to be the least accessoried Hasbro Masterpiece yet!
Ditto to the extra launchers, but as for the volume thing, in another sense his box might not be big/expensive enough! My TRU started putting all their Prowls inside the service desk where no one can see them while browsing, counting instead on every interested party specifically asking for them. This is apparently due to his small size making him too easy to shoplift. They can't put security spider-wraps on him because he's under $100 and/or his box is small enough that it might get damaged if they try.

This means we'll have to start pestering TRU employees even more...and that it may not be possible to just browse future Hasbro MP Autobot car releases, unless they lock 'em up in an R-zone display case or something.

And if his box was the same size as his Takara counterpart's, thieves with large jackets wouldn't even have to unpackage him before exiting the store!

As with so many past MPs that simply sold out immediately, how much shelf space his box takes up isn't even an real issue. Either Hasbro or TRU might have to rethink something here.
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596036)
Posted by EagleBot13 on August 2nd, 2014 @ 9:02pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
shajaki wrote:
Va'al wrote:Masterpiece Sunstorm, a redeco of the new and improved seeker MP mold (though the box shows the old one)...
ha! not sure if id have noticed that.

Va'al wrote:Prowl, with its Nissan Fairlady alt-mode, in all their non-import glory...
so is this to say hes not changed at all? i mean, i assumed as much but its best hearing from the guys who have both in their hands ;)


There are some extremely minor paint shade differences that I noticed on the badges on the door, but that's about it. I'd expect to see similar minor variations amongst toys from the same production run so this one is an extreme stretch. It's really odd for the same item to be released in both markets without noticeable differences (movies 1 through 3 aside). I can't help but wonder if these were made when the Takara ones were made or something along those lines.

There are probably production wide QC issues that the takara version doesn't have. I've noticed that with most hasbro masterpiece figures.
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596038)
Posted by Seibertron on August 2nd, 2014 @ 9:07pm CDT
EagleBot13 wrote:There are probably production wide QC issues that the takara version doesn't have. I've noticed that with most hasbro masterpiece figures.


I think the Hasbro version had LESS paint flaws than my Takara version does.
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596054)
Posted by reluctantyouth on August 2nd, 2014 @ 10:05pm CDT
I found Prowl and Sunstorm in Bloomington,IL today and scored BOGO 50% off on last day of sale. Out the door for both with tax was $123.89. Couldn't just get Sunstorm. Now having an official Hasbro Prowl for $35.00 is well worth it. This is a first being able to purchase two different just out MP figures at same time. The figs came in Yesterday and were held but requester didn't show. I called store at 10:30am to hold them until I could get there at 245pm...store was a 45 min drive from my TRU. Well worth it. :grin: :BOT:
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596056)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 2nd, 2014 @ 10:05pm CDT
Are there any differences between the Prowls?
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596066)
Posted by Anonymous. on August 2nd, 2014 @ 10:55pm CDT
That Sunstorm is way too Ronald McDonalds for me.
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596076)
Posted by Seibertron on August 3rd, 2014 @ 12:28am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Are there any differences between the Prowls?


Nope!
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596080)
Posted by Deadput on August 3rd, 2014 @ 12:35am CDT
Unlike others i love Sunstorm's paint



It looks cartoony i like that



my fave part of Sunstorm is the brownish head instead of the BLACK HEAD EVERY OTHER SEEKER COMES WITH SINCE FOREVER.
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596097)
Posted by TimothyR on August 3rd, 2014 @ 2:58am CDT
whoever decided to use that brown and to not fully paint the waist/cod piece needs a SERIOUS kick right in the nuts.

seriously.. that is just terrible. i would've understood if the thing was orange and white, or had a different shade of yellow or used orange highlights rather than white.. but i have no clue why they decided that brown was a good idea.

i just don't understand it... why not make the head white.. or yellow, or red, or orange, or dark grey.. WHY BROWN!!!

mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Unlike others i love Sunstorm's paint



It looks cartoony i like that



my fave part of Sunstorm is the brownish head instead of the BLACK HEAD EVERY OTHER SEEKER COMES WITH SINCE FOREVER.


it looks cartoony like that?.. what, like he just stuck his head into a cartoon toilet filled with cartoon crap?.. in that case, yes it looks cartoony.

see.. the problem is that this is a MASTERPIECE FIGURE, IT'S HEAD IS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE IT WAS IN THE SHOW OR THE G1 TOY. i could stomach the brown if this was a generations figure or something.. but not a MASTERPIECE figure.

i'm sure they're going to wonder why this thing won't sell very well. i mean, the guy who chose this brown has to be the same guy who chose the colors for the AOE figures.. if not, then he HAS to be related. this is just unacceptable.
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596108)
Posted by Economus Prime on August 3rd, 2014 @ 4:10am CDT
The stand with the three movable bars that you use for the Masterpiece Seekers, where did you get it?
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596111)
Posted by CenturionSAM on August 3rd, 2014 @ 5:42am CDT
I like this Sunstorm more then the takara one.
Re: New Galleries: Hasbro Masterpiece MP-04 Prowl and MP-05 Sunstorm (1596129)
Posted by reluctantyouth on August 3rd, 2014 @ 8:43am CDT
Sunstorm is selling better than Acid Storm did. There were 4-5 Acid Storms sitting in my TRU for months before they were gone. I passed on Acid Storm and waited for Sunstorm. I love the new color scheme more than Takara as well. I just have Screamer, Skywarp, and Sunstorm for my MP seekers...that's all I need and each stands out on their own...love the contrast. :BOT:

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