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Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages

Transformers News: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 8:37AM CDT

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Takara Tomy have published their official product pages for Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak! The wait for the first of the Nissan brothers is almost over, Prowl is scheduled to release in a little over a week, with Bluestreak releasing in Ocotber. No new images, but we've mirrored the content of the pages below, enjoy!

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
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518569)
Posted by Cyberpath on September 18th, 2013 @ 9:04am CDT
I don't understand, did they mean that the current Masterpiece scale started with Rodimus Prime, or that they are working to improve Rodimus to fit better with the new toys?
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518573)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on September 18th, 2013 @ 9:13am CDT
These MP figures look awesome,, too bad I'm not collecting MP at the moment...maybe some day I will :APPLAUSE:
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518576)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on September 18th, 2013 @ 9:20am CDT
These MP figures look awesome,, too bad I'm not collecting MP at the moment...maybe some day I will :APPLAUSE:
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518582)
Posted by Naked Magnus on September 18th, 2013 @ 9:46am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:I don't understand, did they mean that the current Masterpiece scale started with Rodimus Prime, or that they are working to improve Rodimus to fit better with the new toys?

I am pretty sure it means that the current scale started with Rodimus.
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518584)
Posted by VioMeTriX on September 18th, 2013 @ 9:50am CDT
i think they meant the scale started with rodimus, but not hot rod... even theough technically rodimus is the right scale in robot and vehicle mode, hot rod is way out of scale. i think we just need new figures of both and call it a day...
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518587)
Posted by megatronus on September 18th, 2013 @ 9:54am CDT
Can someone point me to this Rodimus reference? I don't see it anywhere...
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518589)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 18th, 2013 @ 10:06am CDT
I think Rodimus Prime is fine as-is, but we could do with another Hot Rod
Only thing is they'd have to do some really interesting things with the transformation to make it worthwhile.

But anyway, these are looking amazing. Bring on the release!
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518590)
Posted by Cyberpath on September 18th, 2013 @ 10:10am CDT
megatronus wrote:Can someone point me to this Rodimus reference? I don't see it anywhere...
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518595)
Posted by Bowspearer on September 18th, 2013 @ 10:45am CDT
El Duque wrote:Image


Dammit, I thought they fixed this?
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518596)
Posted by guarayakha on September 18th, 2013 @ 10:46am CDT
I don't think they're actually referring to the scale of Rodimus, but rather "the new unified scale for MPs post-Rodimus", which is MP-10.
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518610)
Posted by tmk9883 on September 18th, 2013 @ 12:38pm CDT
Just pre-ordered Smokescreen now that I have some room in my POL. All look great. Now I just need to find the space to display them all.
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518614)
Posted by merphul on September 18th, 2013 @ 1:04pm CDT
This should be a reference to alt modes as the robot modes for earlier MP's (excluding MP-1 and MP-5)such as grimlock and the seekers are of a good relative size(although depending on which comic/cartoon episode you're reading, you can argue that grim should be a good chunk bigger than OP). Mind you this should refer only to the autobot vehicle alt modes as all those vehicles are more or less on the same scale. As a T-rex grimlock should ostensibly be a good chunk bigger, and the seekers/soundwave and friends obviously are madly out of scale for their alt modes, although I find their robot forms scale pretty well. But giving allowances for rodimus being a alien space car, he is the first vehicle of the scale that the autobot MP's seem to have followed since.
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518654)
Posted by Cyberpath on September 18th, 2013 @ 4:59pm CDT
Bowspearer wrote:


Dammit, I thought they fixed this?

Old pic.

Here's a newer one: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUCC1PxCIAE_TM-.jpg:large
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518656)
Posted by Stormrider on September 18th, 2013 @ 5:09pm CDT
guarayakha wrote:I don't think they're actually referring to the scale of Rodimus, but rather "the new unified scale for MPs post-Rodimus", which is MP-10.


It is funny to read their Google translated version. It does sound strange because of it. The translation is saying in scale starting with Rodimus. The second statement is saying that Prowl can fit inside MP10. There are two run on sentences missing punctuation in between. :D
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518798)
Posted by Emerje on September 19th, 2013 @ 4:57pm CDT
merphul wrote:But giving allowances for rodimus being a alien space car,


He isn't an "alien space car", he's an Earth Winnebago from the far off future of 2005. If he was a space car he wouldn't have wheels, everyone knows that. :P

Hot Rod liked to fish for a day, but Rodimus liks to spend the whole weekend.

Emerje
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518801)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 19th, 2013 @ 5:01pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
merphul wrote:But giving allowances for rodimus being a alien space car,


He isn't an "alien space car", he's an Earth Winnebago from the far off future of 2005. If he was a space car he wouldn't have wheels, everyone knows that. :P
Many of the WFC/FOC TFs have wheels. ;)
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518857)
Posted by Cyberpath on September 20th, 2013 @ 4:07am CDT
New photo from the designer:

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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518898)
Posted by El Duque on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:48am CDT
Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui has tweeted out a couple of images comparing the soon to be released Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl to his original G1 figure. Check out the images mirrored below. The wait is almost over, MP-17 Prowl should release at the end of this month!

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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518900)
Posted by megatronus on September 20th, 2013 @ 10:01am CDT
El Duque wrote:Image

"Patrol" is fixed!

Huzzah! :KREMZEEK:
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518920)
Posted by EagleTron on September 20th, 2013 @ 12:07pm CDT
Mp Prowl looks alrit as always. I can't wait see a Mp Prowl vs Mp Sideswipe video comparison to see which figure is better. :-?
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518921)
Posted by Seibertron on September 20th, 2013 @ 12:08pm CDT
The Prowl mold seems much better than the Sideswipe mold. Both are really awesome, but the Prowl mode seems much more refined and perfected. I'm really looking forward to Prowl, Bluestreak and Smokescreen. I can't wait to have Prowl in hand in a couple of weeks. The Masterpiece galleries from the past year or so will follow soon thereafter!
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518923)
Posted by EagleTron on September 20th, 2013 @ 12:26pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:The Prowl mold seems much better than the Sideswipe mold. Both are really awesome, but the Prowl mode seems much more refined and perfected. I'm really looking forward to Prowl, Bluestreak and Smokescreen. I can't wait to have Prowl in hand in a couple of weeks. The Masterpiece galleries from the past year or so will follow soon thereafter!

That makes sence so far in point in time judging by how fast some sites preorders sold out for mp17-18-19. But a lot of times the newer toy wins out in favoritism untill both compared figures become old. Lets see how things turn out, very interesting to see if I made the rite choice of liking the mp 12 mold over the mp17 mold.
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1518927)
Posted by Craver2707 on September 20th, 2013 @ 12:53pm CDT
Am I a fool for wanting to wait for these to hit stateside? Is there hope for these figures to NOT GO To toys r us? Is it wrong to lay awake at night, dreaming of these Glorious Creations? The only two MPs that I got from Takara were Megatron and Ultra Magnus.. Still hoping for magnus' trailer...
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1519006)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 20th, 2013 @ 6:03pm CDT
I'd like a chrome gun now that I see him next to his G1 self.
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1519016)
Posted by Dean ML on September 20th, 2013 @ 7:27pm CDT
I'm in love. Absolute perfection.
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1519021)
Posted by Dean ML on September 20th, 2013 @ 7:31pm CDT
Craver2707 wrote:Am I a fool for wanting to wait for these to hit stateside? Is there hope for these figures to NOT GO To toys r us? Is it wrong to lay awake at night, dreaming of these Glorious Creations? The only two MPs that I got from Takara were Megatron and Ultra Magnus.. Still hoping for magnus' trailer...


You're a fool. Hey, you asked! Don't wait till it's too late and either live with regret or pay out the a$$ later. Justify it by telling yourself these are an investment and only increase in value. Besides, every one of these is a fanboy dream come true.
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1519023)
Posted by megatronus on September 20th, 2013 @ 7:36pm CDT
Craver2707 wrote:Am I a fool for wanting to wait for these to hit stateside?
Yes. It probably won't happen (due to the licenses Hasbro would have to acquire).

Craver2707 wrote:Is there hope for these figures to NOT GO To toys r us?
See above. These probably won't see a US release.

Craver2707 wrote:Is it wrong to lay awake at night, dreaming of these Glorious Creations?
No. You should worship these MPs every waking moment.

Craver2707 wrote:The only two MPs that I got from Takara were Megatron and Ultra Magnus...
I'm sorry.

Craver2707 wrote:Still hoping for magnus' trailer...
:lol:
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1519048)
Posted by Stormrider on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:40pm CDT
Dean ML wrote:
Craver2707 wrote:Am I a fool for wanting to wait for these to hit stateside? Is there hope for these figures to NOT GO To toys r us? Is it wrong to lay awake at night, dreaming of these Glorious Creations? The only two MPs that I got from Takara were Megatron and Ultra Magnus.. Still hoping for magnus' trailer...


You're a fool. Hey, you asked! Don't wait till it's too late and either live with regret or pay out the a$$ later. Justify it by telling yourself these are an investment and only increase in value. Besides, every one of these is a fanboy dream come true.



Yeah, don't miss the boat.
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1519090)
Posted by Bowspearer on September 21st, 2013 @ 2:14am CDT
El Duque wrote:Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui has tweeted out a couple of images comparing the soon to be released Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl to his original G1 figure. Check out the images mirrored below. The wait is almost over, MP-17 Prowl should release at the end of this month!

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There's a point where tweets hype a product and there's a point where it just gets cruel. At this point everyone who is going to want one has seen it and everyone who has seen it either has it preordered or is in the throes of getting it preordered. Seriously, wake me up in 5 days.....
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1520099)
Posted by El Duque on September 26th, 2013 @ 10:55am CDT
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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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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?
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Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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?
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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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1520128)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 26th, 2013 @ 12:25pm CDT
*sniffs, wipes tear from eye*

He's beautiful.
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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?
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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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1520170)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 26th, 2013 @ 2:54pm CDT
just paid for my prowl at HLJ.. not to ship him!
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1520173)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 26th, 2013 @ 2:57pm CDT
And shipped!!!
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1520215)
Posted by Stormrider on September 26th, 2013 @ 4:49pm CDT
Can't wait for the figure. Looks great.
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1520241)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 26th, 2013 @ 6:25pm CDT
To paraphrase transwiki.........prickishness to the MP level lol!
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (1520257)
Posted by Cyberpath on September 26th, 2013 @ 7:29pm CDT
Shipped!
Re: Official Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Product Pages (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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