New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 4:46PM CST

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Seibertron.com is proud to present our newest gallery: MP-17 Prowl!

The first of the three Datsun Fairlady Z releases, the one that started it all. Instantly recognizable, Prowl the strategist makes a splash in Masterpiece form for the first time. Much like his brother Bluestreak, Prowl is a highly detailed replica of the Datsun Fairlady Z, with yet another gorgeous paint scheme.

Prowl, as a character, was kinda boring and by the book, while this Masterpiece figure is anything but. Takara Tomy's attention to detail continues to wow with this guy, because he looks like he stepped right out of your screen, and looks like a work of art. Much like the Lamborghini mold (gallery coming soon!), each Datsun figure has their own individual face, making each figure unique and not just a simple redeco like the figures of the past.

If you're still sitting on the fence about these, we hope our galleries will sway you. These beautiful gems will look great in any collection. Want to see more? Check out the pictures below before heading to the full gallery (which can be accessed just by clicking any of the pictures) and then come back and share your thoughts!

Transformers Masterpiece Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

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Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

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Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1528173)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on November 5th, 2013 @ 9:59pm CST
First off: that thing about him and Bluestreak being brothers...is that a Japanese universe thing? Coz I don't remember that being a thing in U.S. Stuff.

Second: he's smaller than Alternators Prowl? :shock: DAY-yam he looks tiny.
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1528183)
Posted by RhA on November 5th, 2013 @ 11:42pm CST
He is tiny!
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1528189)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 6th, 2013 @ 12:30am CST
RhA wrote:He is tiny!


Sideswipe and the Datsun brothers are all in the same scale, so they're all tiny. They're about the size of a large Unicron Trilogy Deluxe Class figure. Which, after digging them out of storage, I was surprised to see just how outlandish they were and how far we've come while minimizing their size.

Impressive, while a bit sad. Impressive as engineering these things has become a work of art, while the price for what you get is worse. That's just the way things go, I suppose. =\
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1528263)
Posted by xyl360 on November 6th, 2013 @ 12:12pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:
RhA wrote:He is tiny!


Sideswipe and the Datsun brothers are all in the same scale, so they're all tiny. They're about the size of a large Unicron Trilogy Deluxe Class figure. Which, after digging them out of storage, I was surprised to see just how outlandish they were and how far we've come while minimizing their size.

Impressive, while a bit sad. Impressive as engineering these things has become a work of art, while the price for what you get is worse. That's just the way things go, I suppose. =\

And totally worth it for the end result IMO. If I spent money on toys by the pound or based on the amount of plastic and/or metal they contained, I'd be buying bigger things like Super Sentai stuff or the dollar store KOs.

I don't believe a figure needs to be big to be considered a "masterpiece", it just needs to look "perfect", which in my opinion, these definitely do. I said it with MP-10 and I can confidently say it about every MP created since: that's not another <insert name of character> toy, that IS <insert name of character>. So in this case, that IS Prowl IMO. He is the essence of everything I think of when I think of G1 Prowl.
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1528266)
Posted by megatronus on November 6th, 2013 @ 12:22pm CST
xyl360 wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
RhA wrote:He is tiny!


Sideswipe and the Datsun brothers are all in the same scale, so they're all tiny. They're about the size of a large Unicron Trilogy Deluxe Class figure. Which, after digging them out of storage, I was surprised to see just how outlandish they were and how far we've come while minimizing their size.

Impressive, while a bit sad. Impressive as engineering these things has become a work of art, while the price for what you get is worse. That's just the way things go, I suppose. =\

And totally worth it for the end result IMO. If I spent money on toys by the pound or based on the amount of plastic and/or metal they contained, I'd be buying bigger things like Super Sentai stuff or the dollar store KOs.

I don't believe a figure needs to be big to be considered a "masterpiece", it just needs to look "perfect", which in my opinion, these definitely do. I said it with MP-10 and I can confidently say it about every MP created since: that's not another <insert name of character> toy, that IS <insert name of character>. So in this case, that IS Prowl IMO. He is the essence of everything I think of when I think of G1 Prowl.

:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

Couldn't have said it better myself.
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1528268)
Posted by RhA on November 6th, 2013 @ 12:42pm CST
megatronus wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
RhA wrote:He is tiny!


Sideswipe and the Datsun brothers are all in the same scale, so they're all tiny. They're about the size of a large Unicron Trilogy Deluxe Class figure. Which, after digging them out of storage, I was surprised to see just how outlandish they were and how far we've come while minimizing their size.

Impressive, while a bit sad. Impressive as engineering these things has become a work of art, while the price for what you get is worse. That's just the way things go, I suppose. =\

And totally worth it for the end result IMO. If I spent money on toys by the pound or based on the amount of plastic and/or metal they contained, I'd be buying bigger things like Super Sentai stuff or the dollar store KOs.

I don't believe a figure needs to be big to be considered a "masterpiece", it just needs to look "perfect", which in my opinion, these definitely do. I said it with MP-10 and I can confidently say it about every MP created since: that's not another <insert name of character> toy, that IS <insert name of character>. So in this case, that IS Prowl IMO. He is the essence of everything I think of when I think of G1 Prowl.

:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

Couldn't have said it better myself.

I agree. Size does not equal the level of awesomeness. The pricetag is, however, far too big to justify that size.
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1528290)
Posted by megatronus on November 6th, 2013 @ 2:35pm CST
RhA wrote:
megatronus wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
RhA wrote:He is tiny!


Sideswipe and the Datsun brothers are all in the same scale, so they're all tiny. They're about the size of a large Unicron Trilogy Deluxe Class figure. Which, after digging them out of storage, I was surprised to see just how outlandish they were and how far we've come while minimizing their size.

Impressive, while a bit sad. Impressive as engineering these things has become a work of art, while the price for what you get is worse. That's just the way things go, I suppose. =\

And totally worth it for the end result IMO. If I spent money on toys by the pound or based on the amount of plastic and/or metal they contained, I'd be buying bigger things like Super Sentai stuff or the dollar store KOs.

I don't believe a figure needs to be big to be considered a "masterpiece", it just needs to look "perfect", which in my opinion, these definitely do. I said it with MP-10 and I can confidently say it about every MP created since: that's not another <insert name of character> toy, that IS <insert name of character>. So in this case, that IS Prowl IMO. He is the essence of everything I think of when I think of G1 Prowl.

:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

Couldn't have said it better myself.

I agree. Size does not equal the level of awesomeness. The pricetag is, however, far too big to justify that size.

Have you tried HLJ? A lot of people have been able to get the MP cars for less than $60 shipped.
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1528325)
Posted by DanaCornZine on November 6th, 2013 @ 8:13pm CST
I do, however, want them to match up in size to the other MP figures. It seems like they're all whatever size they just happen to make and don't match one another. If they're going to go to all the trouble of making such a great mold and then putting a huge price tag on it, they should make them stand at the right height when compared to one another.
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1528344)
Posted by megatronus on November 6th, 2013 @ 9:32pm CST
DanaCornZine wrote:I do, however, want them to match up in size to the other MP figures. It seems like they're all whatever size they just happen to make and don't match one another. If they're going to go to all the trouble of making such a great mold and then putting a huge price tag on it, they should make them stand at the right height when compared to one another.

They... do...
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1555605)
Posted by Dr Va'al on March 6th, 2014 @ 1:38pm CST
These ain't your parents' Transformers galleries, kids. Seibertron.com is extremely pround to present two new galleries, and the focus in on the 12th installment in the Takara Tomy Masterpiece line: take in the beauty of MP-12 Lambor (Sideswipe) and its incredibly angry, spiky, 90s repaint - MP-12G G-2 Lambor. While both figures use the same mold, MP-12 G1 Sideswipe comes with his signature shoulder cannon, gun and piledrivers, while the G2 version includes an all new headsculpt, guns, sword, shoulder spiked wheels and sticker set - and they transform into the officially licensed Lamborghini Countach model! Click on any of the images below for the full galleries.

Transformers Masterpiece G-2 Lambor




























Transformers Masterpiece Lambor



















Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1555662)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 6th, 2014 @ 6:00pm CST
Look, Takara, you do Masterpieces very well, but that face on G2 Lambor cannot stay.
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1555667)
Posted by Seibertron on March 6th, 2014 @ 6:03pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Look, Takara, you do Masterpieces very well, but that face on G2 Lambor cannot stay.


That face is what does it for me. It's priceless!

I bought an extra Tigertrack to solve a problem with my original one and I've got an extra G2 Lambor. I might do a face swap so that everyone can see what he looks like that way (plus use the G1 Autobot logos instead).

I'll post pics when my extra Tigertrack arrives!
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1555712)
Posted by Vicalliose on March 6th, 2014 @ 8:37pm CST
What bugs me is that this is a Japanese release. When the reference behind it is an American comic thing they just wouldn't get that much over there.

And yet the odds of this ever being released here are just about zero. If not because of Hasbro not wanting to go through all the paperwork, then because they just don't give a crap about this somewhat obscure reference.

I'm really on the edge of buying this, but I've never payed import costs on an MP before and I'm really hesitant to do it. :-x

"But look at that grimace and the stupidly large warhammer-esque gun!" - My inner G2 kid.
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1555714)
Posted by Seibertron on March 6th, 2014 @ 8:39pm CST
Vicalliose wrote:What bugs me is that this is a Japanese release. When the reference behind it is an American comic thing they just wouldn't get that much over there.

And yet the odds of this ever being released here are just about zero. If not because of Hasbro not wanting to go through all the paperwork, then because they just don't give a crap about this somewhat obscure reference.

I'm really on the edge of buying this, but I've never payed import costs on an MP before and I'm really hesitant to do it. :-x


Where are you located? Here in the states?
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1555719)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 6th, 2014 @ 9:18pm CST
I wish modern Transformers had more of those crazy 90s faces. Everyone's just so |:| these days...
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1555720)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 6th, 2014 @ 9:23pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Look, Takara, you do Masterpieces very well, but that face on G2 Lambor cannot stay.


That's the whole point of this figure. G2 Sideswipe looked that crazy in the comic, and this is as crazily accurate as you can get to that source material. The face is iconic, for this release.
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1555723)
Posted by Vicalliose on March 6th, 2014 @ 9:41pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Where are you located? Here in the states?

Well yeah. I say "import costs" but you know what I mean. On every MP I've waited for a US release because it ends up saving me more or less around 50% of what Asian releases cost. Which is why I'm even considering it, because I'm pretty confident a US release isn't going to happen (at least of the G2 version here). The only small chance is if they already have to work a deal out to get BB released they might release the Lamborghini mold here in the states.

I'm just having an inner conflict over whether or not it's "worth it". #-o
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1555724)
Posted by JackStraw on March 6th, 2014 @ 9:42pm CST
Nice photos as always! As I was going through them I was thinking "he should throw YOTH Optimus in here".....I'm loving him in hand. Is it me, or could 12G be blacker, like he seems to appear in the box art?
Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1555839)
Posted by Dr Va'al on March 7th, 2014 @ 10:32am CST
Continuing in the intent to visually document as many Transformers figures as professionally and beautifully as possible, Seibertron.com is proud to offer another Masterpiece gallery! Click on any of the images below for the full works, showing Takara Tomy MP-19 Smokescreen in its gorgeously blue, red and white officially licensed Nissan Datsun/Fairlady Z altmode, and shoulder cannons, gun and yellow head crest in robot mode.


Transformers Masterpiece Smokescreen





















Re: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl (1556158)
Posted by MrDeflok on March 9th, 2014 @ 4:43am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:Look, Takara, you do Masterpieces very well, but that face on G2 Lambor cannot stay.

I felt the same. So I did this:



More pics:
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