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Courtesy of Cybergundam Blog, we have higher resolution versions of official Masterpiece Datsun images we have seen prior. First up is Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl, with images showing his scale compared to previous Masterpiece releases. Next up to the plate is MP-18 Bluestreak, and in turn we get a nice group shot of a handful of the latest Autobot Masterpiece releases. Both figures are set for a release on August 31st at a price of ¥5,800, and are available for pre-order from any of our site sponsors.

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Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470265)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 8th, 2013 @ 9:42am CST
Daaaaaaamn these look good standing in a group! The more I see of Prowl the more I want him. Honestly not too sure about Bluestreak. I've never really liked Bluestreak for some reason.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470266)
Posted by joevill on March 8th, 2013 @ 9:47am CST
Blurrz wrote:Courtesy of Cybergundam Blog, we have higher resolution versions of official Masterpiece Datsun images we have seen prior...


These look great!

*ping*

:michaelbay:
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470270)
Posted by megatronus on March 8th, 2013 @ 9:58am CST
These guys look amazing as a group. :BOWDOWN:

But why does Red Alert get no love? His paint job actually came out nice. :lol:
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470271)
Posted by Ravage XK on March 8th, 2013 @ 9:59am CST
Prowl is pre-ordered. Bluestreak, Im not that bothered by. Looking forward to seeing Smokescreen though.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470279)
Posted by Trikeboy on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:28am CST
I'm loving this mould. I can't wait to add all three to my collection. Seeing them next to Optimus Prime just sells it. Its nice to see the shoulder cannons are part of the figure so you can have Prowl animation or toy accurate. I'm guessing that is why we haven't seen Smokescreen yet since his shoulder cannons were quite different in the show.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470287)
Posted by Erailea on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:49am CST
Wah! I want Prowl, but it's not happening D;
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470298)
Posted by mandingo_rex on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:16am CST
This is far from an actual complaint, so it should be taken as a silly comment...

...But I hope before too long we can get an Autobot that isn't red/black/white/blue like a Hound, Bumblebee or Sunstreaker, just to offset the Autobots a tad colorwise. As much as I want Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide, they're all the same colors as the ones we've gotten already! Haha.

Smokescreen should help a lot (at least helping to dilute the black/white with some more blue), and I guess Rodimus counts with his yellows/oranges, (but I don't display him with the rest of the G1 cast... He'll go with the eventual Galvatron) but my girlfriend pointed it out the other day. "So are the good guys all the same colors? Is that how you tell them apart? Is it like a team thing?"

And from that point on, all I saw was the same colors on all the MP Autobots.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470299)
Posted by God Magnus on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:16am CST
Prowl is definitely a must-have for me. Bluestreak is a solid want-if-I-have-the-money.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470318)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:49am CST
Soooo sexy. I'm really glad they gave Bluestreak the black hood, it really makes him stand out. These figures look so amazing. I just noticed their legs look kind of skinny in comparison to the Sideswipe mold, but it works, considering the original figures. I also like all the detailing on the legs that matches the originals. Really looking forward to these figures! I hope they do stagger the releases though, I don't want to have to wait until September and then buy them both at the same time. #-o

One of these images needs to be my desktop background... and my cellphone wallpaper... and printed and framed and displayed proudly on my wall. Okay, maybe not the last one, but you know what I mean. :lol:
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470325)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:04pm CST
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
AutoBorst wrote:SOLD on Prowl. Looks fantastic. I wonder what sort of unique accessory(ies) may be included besides his gun and shoulder rockets?

That's a rather good question. What accessories will these guys and Smokescreen be coming with?


Incidentally, watched Attack of the Autobots yesterday and there was this thing...

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Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470326)
Posted by megatronus on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:05pm CST
mandingo_rex wrote:This is far from an actual complaint, so it should be taken as a silly comment...

...But I hope before too long we can get an Autobot that isn't red/black/white/blue like a Hound, Bumblebee or Sunstreaker, just to offset the Autobots a tad colorwise. As much as I want Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide, they're all the same colors as the ones we've gotten already! Haha.

Smokescreen should help a lot (at least helping to dilute the black/white with some more blue), and I guess Rodimus counts with his yellows/oranges, (but I don't display him with the rest of the G1 cast... He'll go with the eventual Galvatron) but my girlfriend pointed it out the other day. "So are the good guys all the same colors? Is that how you tell them apart? Is it like a team thing?"

And from that point on, all I saw was the same colors on all the MP Autobots.



I was thinking the same thing! Between Prime & TigerTracks, there should be enough color to go around.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470339)
Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:50pm CST
megatronus wrote:These guys look amazing as a group. :BOWDOWN:

But why does Red Alert get no love? His paint job actually came out nice. :lol:


I could be wrong but I think they're only trying to display the 1984 line up from the G1 characters or as I call them...the original 18 so I would not be suprised if Takara produces at least the folowing line up* and their subsequent redecos along with the popular characters like Grimlock and Rodimus Prime...may be an Arcee too

* 1984 cast
Optimus Prime
Jazz
Prowl
Bluestreak
Ironhide
Ratchet
Sideswipe
Sunstreaker
Hound
Mirage
Windcharger
Bumblebee
Gears
Huffer
Cliffjumper
Wheeljack
Trailbreaker
Brawn
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470343)
Posted by megatronus on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:52pm CST
SLUGSLINGER81 wrote:
megatronus wrote:These guys look amazing as a group. :BOWDOWN:

But why does Red Alert get no love? His paint job actually came out nice. :lol:


I could be wrong but I think they're only trying to display the 1984 line up from the G1 characters or as I call them...the original 18 so I would not be suprised if Takara produces at least the folowing line up* and their subsequent redecos along with the popular characters like Grimlock and Rodimus Prime...may be an Arcee too

* 1984 cast
Optimus Prime
Jazz
Prowl
Bluestreak
Ironhide
Ratchet
Sideswipe
Sunstreaker
Hound
Mirage
Windcharger
Bumblebee
Gears
Huffer
Cliffjumper
Wheeljack
Trailbreaker
Brawn


That's actually quite insightful - thanks!

Looking forward to a possible Wheeljack, if only to hear Jon3.0 do the voice on the Twincast Podcast :D
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470359)
Posted by mandingo_rex on March 8th, 2013 @ 2:34pm CST
megatronus wrote:
mandingo_rex wrote:This is far from an actual complaint, so it should be taken as a silly comment...

...But I hope before too long we can get an Autobot that isn't red/black/white/blue like a Hound, Bumblebee or Sunstreaker, just to offset the Autobots a tad colorwise. As much as I want Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide, they're all the same colors as the ones we've gotten already! Haha.

Smokescreen should help a lot (at least helping to dilute the black/white with some more blue), and I guess Rodimus counts with his yellows/oranges, (but I don't display him with the rest of the G1 cast... He'll go with the eventual Galvatron) but my girlfriend pointed it out the other day. "So are the good guys all the same colors? Is that how you tell them apart? Is it like a team thing?"

And from that point on, all I saw was the same colors on all the MP Autobots.



I was thinking the same thing! Between Prime & TigerTracks, there should be enough color to go around.


Ah, I forget about TigerTracks, since I don't plan to get him. I don't count him, though, as he's not technically a vintage G1 Autobot. But exactly, just that yellow helps to break things up.

I'm all for any of the G1 Season 1 Autobots first, as those are some of my favorites. Besides the obvious repaints of the S1 cars and trucks, the only others I'm really looking forward to see as MPs are Tracks, the rest of the Dinobots, and Ultra Magnus in full-on armor. (I guess Grimlock's silver/grays help break up the monotony of the red/black/white/blue MP Autobots, too... An entire Dinobots team would kick ass!)

At this point though, any and all G1 MP Autobots are a guaranteed buy, whatever order they come in.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470409)
Posted by NTESHFT on March 8th, 2013 @ 6:36pm CST
I'm ready to see Smokescreen...
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470413)
Posted by Trikeboy on March 8th, 2013 @ 7:12pm CST
mandingo_rex wrote:
megatronus wrote:
mandingo_rex wrote:This is far from an actual complaint, so it should be taken as a silly comment...

...But I hope before too long we can get an Autobot that isn't red/black/white/blue like a Hound, Bumblebee or Sunstreaker, just to offset the Autobots a tad colorwise. As much as I want Jazz, Ratchet and Ironhide, they're all the same colors as the ones we've gotten already! Haha.

Smokescreen should help a lot (at least helping to dilute the black/white with some more blue), and I guess Rodimus counts with his yellows/oranges, (but I don't display him with the rest of the G1 cast... He'll go with the eventual Galvatron) but my girlfriend pointed it out the other day. "So are the good guys all the same colors? Is that how you tell them apart? Is it like a team thing?"

And from that point on, all I saw was the same colors on all the MP Autobots.



I was thinking the same thing! Between Prime & TigerTracks, there should be enough color to go around.


Ah, I forget about TigerTracks, since I don't plan to get him. I don't count him, though, as he's not technically a vintage G1 Autobot. But exactly, just that yellow helps to break things up.

I'm all for any of the G1 Season 1 Autobots first, as those are some of my favorites. Besides the obvious repaints of the S1 cars and trucks, the only others I'm really looking forward to see as MPs are Tracks, the rest of the Dinobots, and Ultra Magnus in full-on armor. (I guess Grimlock's silver/grays help break up the monotony of the red/black/white/blue MP Autobots, too... An entire Dinobots team would kick ass!)

At this point though, any and all G1 MP Autobots are a guaranteed buy, whatever order they come in.


Honestly, I highly doubt that we will see the other Dinobots from Takara. Grimlock was a special case because he is a huge fan favorite but the others aren't as iconic. To get the others I think we will have to wait for a 3rd Party to do them.

I too will buy any and all G1 Autobots in the MP line.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470429)
Posted by Stormrider on March 8th, 2013 @ 9:00pm CST
Nice! Love how Bluestreak has the two toned alt exterior. Looking forward to these.
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Posted by xyl360 on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:25pm CST
Till all are MINE :D!

I've got em' all on preorder now and I think I'll likely buy every single MP that Takara comes out with (with the exception of exclusives like Tigertracks since I've no real desire for such a repaint).

I hope they can get their license rights again to do Sunstreaker but I won't hold my breath.

I can't wait to see who's next :).
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Posted by Sinnertwin on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:32pm CST
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.
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Posted by xyl360 on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:35pm CST
Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470447)
Posted by Blurrz on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:04pm CST
xyl360 wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).


What are the other two repaints?
<-- G1 noob
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470448)
Posted by xyl360 on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:14pm CST
Blurrz wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).


What are the other two repaints?
<-- G1 noob

I'm guessing he's referring to the eHobby/Diaclone repaints (which would likely show up as exclusives just like Tigertracks did).
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470453)
Posted by Arctorro on March 9th, 2013 @ 12:01am CST
I decided to bite the bullet and order these two through hlj.com. Never bought anything from them before for two reasons; 1) don't get much in the way of Takara figures (except MP) 2) their site was a bitch to navigate.

The site seems to have been improved and for the first time something I searched for appeared :shock: So made an account and pre-ordered (cancelling my BBTS pre-orders at the same time) and will most likely get Smokescreen from them if all goes well. Depending on how this goes I just might be getting all my MP's from them seeing as the shipping on one of these guys is a little less than the price difference for the imports U.S. retailers are charging.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470468)
Posted by Rhinox23 on March 9th, 2013 @ 1:14am CST
Arctorro wrote:I decided to bite the bullet and order these two through hlj.com. Never bought anything from them before for two reasons; 1) don't get much in the way of Takara figures (except MP) 2) their site was a bitch to navigate.

The site seems to have been improved and for the first time something I searched for appeared :shock: So made an account and pre-ordered (cancelling my BBTS pre-orders at the same time) and will most likely get Smokescreen from them if all goes well. Depending on how this goes I just might be getting all my MP's from them seeing as the shipping on one of these guys is a little less than the price difference for the imports U.S. retailers are charging.


I have the same concerns with HLJ. I realize the price might be cheaper, but I'm worried shipping will cost a lot more. I know that ehobbybaseshop and robotkingdom both have lower prices but their shipping costs are through the roof. Keep us updated with how much shipping is and how you like their customer service, etc. If you have a good experience, then I'll probably start importing from them. Hopefully it goes well!
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470472)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 9th, 2013 @ 2:15am CST
But HLJ offers 3 different shipping options, and before I pre-ordered the Nissanbots yesterday I put a few in-stock Transformers in my cart to see what shipping to my state might cost.


Bluestreak accessory?
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Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470476)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 9th, 2013 @ 3:29am CST
Arctorro wrote:I decided to bite the bullet and order these two through hlj.com. Never bought anything from them before for two reasons; 1) don't get much in the way of Takara figures (except MP) 2) their site was a bitch to navigate.

The site seems to have been improved and for the first time something I searched for appeared :shock: So made an account and pre-ordered (cancelling my BBTS pre-orders at the same time) and will most likely get Smokescreen from them if all goes well. Depending on how this goes I just might be getting all my MP's from them seeing as the shipping on one of these guys is a little less than the price difference for the imports U.S. retailers are charging.


$50 a pop, bro. Even if they'd charge the same shipping as BBTS, we're basically getting a 2 for 1 deal had we bought one off BBTS and paid their prices.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470478)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 9th, 2013 @ 3:37am CST
xyl360 wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Till all are MINE :D!
I can't wait to see who's next :).


Ditto.
To hazard a guess, with Nissan on board, I'd say an Ironhide's on the way.
There's a potential four repaints right there.

Yes, MP Ironhide and Ratchet would be super sweet (especially since I didn't get the PP05 PE figures).


What are the other two repaints?
<-- G1 noob

I'm guessing he's referring to the eHobby/Diaclone repaints (which would likely show up as exclusives just like Tigertracks did).


That's them. Red and White for the G1, Black for the Diaclone and Green, if they want to milk it some more and do the Movie homage ala Encore #5
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470479)
Posted by Deruji on March 9th, 2013 @ 3:47am CST
Cyberpath wrote:But HLJ offers 3 different shipping options, and before I pre-ordered the Nissanbots yesterday I put a few in-stock Transformers in my cart to see what shipping to my state might cost.


Bluestreak accessory?
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If time isnt't a factor you can select SAL, it might take longer but you'll get it cheaper, but no tracking. Otherwise EMS is good enough.

I live in Europe so I'm used to international shipping costs and hlj has always been fair in that respect.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470486)
Posted by Eagleblaster on March 9th, 2013 @ 5:07am CST
They look ok, not bad. But the colors of these two look kindof underwhelming. Add some more color to the robot mode. But they do really look like robots :)
I cant wait to see Smokescreen, I got him on preorder he might be one of the few figures I get this year. Only the best of the best.

And MP Sideswipe is Awwwsom. Easily in my Top 10.
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Posted by Joetx on March 9th, 2013 @ 10:37am CST
Not complaining, but the 3 of them are smaller than I'd thought they'd be. They look Voyager-sized at the most, maybe not even that. They definitely look smaller than Alternator size.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1470598)
Posted by warzon3 on March 9th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CST
I wonder how tall they will make ironhide ratchet now....

scale chart says right under Primes windshield... furthermore, a case could be made that they should be as tall as the head of MP-11 Starscream.

Either way they will tower over the Prowl and Sideswipe mold even though some scenes made them only slightly taller...

I still think Bluestreaks shoulder cannons are too chunky.....its cool but not accurate.
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Posted by Bowspearer on March 9th, 2013 @ 8:04pm CST
Now I've slept on this, I'm surprising myself in saying this, but Bluestreak is perfect, but Prowl has some niggles. First off the "PATOROL" typo. Considering they had the original artwork to work with, there is no excuse for that kind of "Japlish" typo. Secondly, Prowl's launchers. I can understand going with cartoon style cannons for Bluestreak, however with Prowl, they just look off. Besides, on Prowl, they're meant to be heat seeking missile launchers.

Honestly, considering that Bluestreak's launchers don't even work for Smokescreen in terms of show accuracy, I don't know why they didn't just bite the bullet and use the launchers they'd be uniquely sculpting for Smokescreen, as they're a much better fit for prowl.

As for accessories, half-net launcher and grappler attachment.
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Posted by Arctorro on March 10th, 2013 @ 1:53am CST
Arctorro wrote:I decided to bite the bullet blah blah blah :lol:

Rhinox23 wrote:I have the same concerns with HLJ. I realize the price might be cheaper, but I'm worried shipping will cost a lot more. I know that ehobbybaseshop and robotkingdom both have lower prices but their shipping costs are through the roof. Keep us updated with how much shipping is and how you like their customer service, etc. If you have a good experience, then I'll probably start importing from them. Hopefully it goes well!

I wasn't able to get a shipping estimate with pre-orders, but did add a random toy that was about half the weight of one MP and ran a few numbers (which I've now forgotten #-o ) on the cheapest option and was pleasantly surprised. I feel that what I'm saving on one figure more than covers that and 2 - 3 (Hoping to get Smokescreen as well and ship all 3 together) with a better shipping option should be better than import prices from a U.S. retailer.

Remember that these will be shipping to Australia and I believe that will cause the costs to be similar to shipping from America, but I will let you know what it cost me.
Sinnertwin wrote:$50 a pop, bro. Even if they'd charge the same shipping as BBTS, we're basically getting a 2 for 1 deal had we bought one off BBTS and paid their prices.

That's what I was thinking, not matter what happens I doubt we can loose :D
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Posted by Bowspearer on March 10th, 2013 @ 5:57am CDT
If you stick everything in private warehouse and combine shipping, then I cant imagine you paying more than $40 in shipping for both MPs.
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Posted by AutoBorst on March 11th, 2013 @ 8:16am CDT
I'm going to assume the real reason why Takara went with cartoon-accurate shoulder missile launchers is because they're worked into the design and not just plug in the G1's did?

The more I look at them the more I dislike these launchers. It's so distracting from the character design. They've got this amazing robot body but these lame tubes next to the head. Really hope a 3rd party makes toy-accurate launchers.
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Posted by warzon3 on March 11th, 2013 @ 10:45am CDT
The gun barrels aren't even cartoon accurate, they are way to big and fat... and the back base of the cannons don't look right because they built them into the transformation.
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Posted by Delta Magnus on March 11th, 2013 @ 2:21pm CDT
Whoa. I am impressed.

I really want to get into the Masterpiece line, but I'm rather strapped for cash after purchasing Robot Damashii Unit 00 (which should be arriving in a few weeks).

Prowl is great. Bluestreak is cool too, glad they made him accurate to the cartoon. Wish they'd given him some bigger shoulder cannons though. I wonder if they're to scale with the Alternators figures? I have a Silverstreak, and a Windcharger I need to either repair or replace. They would look great alongside the Masterpiece figures.

I'm definitely getting Soundwave at some point, probably getting at least 1 Seeker, probably getting Grimlock and Prime. Not sure about Megatron, hope they go down the Prime route and release an improved version.

I hope they do Hound. He was one of my favourites.
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Posted by craggy on March 11th, 2013 @ 5:35pm CDT
Delta, considering the quality issues with some people's MP Megs, they'll probably end up doing a new one at some point. Or they'll sure Toyworld and just re-release Hegemon.
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Posted by Eagleblaster on March 11th, 2013 @ 9:28pm CDT
I just preordered Prowl in addition to preordering Smokescreen last week. Now I have months to decide which one im going to get before they are released. I might go with Prowl even though I wasnt interested in him as much as I was in smokescreen becuase of his just black and white color but.

First off: Prowl is a more known character. Second: the toy its self is the first from that mold which is good. And finally: thinking about my collection. I dont have many black and white transformers and the only Prowl that I have is animated Prowl and that one is not even close to being good as this one.

Oh, after looking at the pics with mp prowl and sideswipe together he is actually starting to look better than swipe (in robot mode not car mode. Swipe's lambo alt mode is top-notch) cause swipe has that big chest and small feet which as Prowl has better robot proportions. And a normal sized chest and big robot feet. Prowl is a Grrreat toy mold.
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Posted by kirbenvost on March 12th, 2013 @ 12:58pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:I wonder if they're to scale with the Alternators figures? I have a Silverstreak, and a Windcharger I need to either repair or replace. They would look great alongside the Masterpiece figures.


They're much smaller in vehicle mode but could pass in robot mode as they're almost as tall. At least Sideswipe is, but it seems the Datsuns are going to be about the same height.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1472818)
Posted by El Duque on March 19th, 2013 @ 10:10am CDT
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: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (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: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (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: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (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: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1472846)
Posted by triKlops on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:08am CDT
Got Prowl on preorder; looking forward to his release!
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1472847)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:14am CDT
I was worried about the scale, but it looks perfect.
Re: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (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: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (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: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (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: Slew of Additional Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Images (1472867)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 19th, 2013 @ 1:14pm CDT
looks good but not for the price

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