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Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen!

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 1:20PM CST

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Hot on the heels of MP-12T's announcement, we now know who MP-17 and MP-18 are going to be. They are none other than Prowl and Smokescreen!

Site sponsor BBTS has posted preorders for both figures.

MP-17 Prowl, available in July

MP-18 Smokescreen, available in August

Both are currently available for pre-order at 79.99
Credit(s): BBTS
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Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457368)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:22pm CST
Dammit... *Clicks on both* Now a Bluestreak, too? Please?!
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457369)
Posted by bruticus1978 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:26pm CST
:ic$: And there goes the rest of my money!
I have just now figured out what Masterpiece figure to start with and more are now on their way. Awesome! :DANCE:
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457370)
Posted by Mkall on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:28pm CST
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Dammit... *Clicks on both* Now a Bluestreak, too? Please?!

I would think that likely. Takara shows every indication thus far of using the mold to get the most money possible.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457371)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:29pm CST
MP Prowl cool 8) That I want!
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457372)
Posted by RodimalToyota on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:29pm CST
Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457374)
Posted by duo_maxwell_1017 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:33pm CST
Im excited!! So it looks like almost everyone from G1 will get the Masterpiece treatment. I really like it where this line is going. I also hope that Takara can release multiple Masterpieces back to back to back.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457375)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:33pm CST
Mkall wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Dammit... *Clicks on both* Now a Bluestreak, too? Please?!

I would think that likely. Takara shows every indication thus far of using the mold to get the most money possible.


They'll have a ball with Streak then, with all of his variants :lol: All silver, silver and black, the unreleased deco based on Diaclone...
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457376)
Posted by necr0blivion on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:36pm CST
:michaelbay:

Now these are some crazy announcements! This is a great day to be a Masterpiece collector (and hopefully remain gainfully employed. Good job, Takara!
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457378)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:39pm CST
heres hoping they get a US release
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457380)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:40pm CST
OMG awesome news! And unfortunately I have to preorder them both. XD What about Blue/Silverstreak?
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457381)
Posted by Dean ML on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:40pm CST
So awesome. Cannot wait for preview images. The classics mold was pretty awesome, so it'll be interesting to see how this can top it while being even more faithful to G1 Prowl.

Other than head molds and color schemes, do you think there will be any other differences between Prowl and Smokescreen? Wonder what their accessories will be... Smokescreen will surely have something related to his G1 spotlight episode (The Gambler, right?). Maybe Prowl will have something related to Chip Chase?

Ironhide / Ratchet seem inevitable both for their popularity and being able to get two great characters from one mold.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457383)
Posted by Valandar on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:50pm CST
The only way they can be more faithful is if they turn into Fairlady Z's
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457388)
Posted by Delicon on January 23rd, 2013 @ 2:04pm CST
This could get expensive for me quickly.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457390)
Posted by AutoBorst on January 23rd, 2013 @ 2:10pm CST
Awesome, but why does Bluestreak always seem to take a backseat to Prowl and Smokescreen? If they're not Fairlady Nissan Z's then I'm not going to bother.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457391)
Posted by tf459 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 2:10pm CST
This is why i stopped collecting deluxe figures and went to only masterpiece figures!! They are on a roll!! Now i want a masterpiece ironhide and rachet. There g1 figures were horrible!!! Come on takara :D
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457393)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 2:15pm CST
*Cough!* Bluestreak! *Cough!*
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457400)
Posted by tf459 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 2:32pm CST
I got a feeling that bluestreak or silverstreak will be a TRU exclusive like how they got mp-11 thundercracker. Just a thought
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457402)
Posted by Rated X on January 23rd, 2013 @ 2:41pm CST
RodimalToyota wrote:Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?



I wouldnt count on all the Autobots. Volkswagen, Jeep, and Corvette may not be as willing to license their old school cars to Hasbro. Same thing with who ever owns the Wheeljack or Mirage race cars. Maybe Trailbreaker/Hoist since it was a GM vechicle.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457406)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 23rd, 2013 @ 2:53pm CST
Rated X wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?



I wouldnt count on all the Autobots. Volkswagen, Jeep, and Corvette may not be as willing to license their old school cars to Hasbro. Same thing with who ever owns the Wheeljack or Mirage race cars. Maybe Trailbreaker/Hoist since it was a GM vechicle.


I'd worry a lot more about all the sponsors Mirage and Wheeljack have. Ho boy. :roll:

Trailbreaker and Hoist are Toyota brand trucks, which falls under the Toyota Motor Corporation, or TMC. TMC currently owns the Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors brands.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457408)
Posted by DPrime on January 23rd, 2013 @ 2:55pm CST
This is getting outta control man. It's going to be rough trying to pay for all these awesome mp's. I'm still waiting for a real Megatron or Galvatron. I still haven't got coronation Starscream or Grimlock, wtf! :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457412)
Posted by RodimalToyota on January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:02pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?



I wouldnt count on all the Autobots. Volkswagen, Jeep, and Corvette may not be as willing to license their old school cars to Hasbro. Same thing with who ever owns the Wheeljack or Mirage race cars. Maybe Trailbreaker/Hoist since it was a GM vechicle.


I'd worry a lot more about all the sponsors Mirage and Wheeljack have. Ho boy. :roll:

Trailbreaker and Hoist are Toyota brand trucks, which falls under the Toyota Motor Corporation, or TMC. TMC currently owns the Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors brands.


If they changed VW's minds for the Lambo rights, then everyone else will fall in line. I'm sure Nissan is happy with the coolness of the Alternity GTR's. My guess is these will be original Z's.

As far as everyone else, they got Binaltech's, and with older models, most companies aren't trying to make money of old designs. I'd say there's a good shot at getting everyone, with only BB, Jazz and CJ being the two biggest pain in the asses
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457414)
Posted by Rhinox23 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:18pm CST
Sorry guys, but I'm a little confused. Do we know if these are new molds? Or are these remolds/retools/repaints/whatever of the Sideswipe mold? I feel like I'm missing something that everybody else is seeing. Or are we just speculating until we get some official pics? Like I said...I'm confused, but very interested to learn more and see some pictures! :???:

I hope they're new molds because I can't justify spending $80 for each of these no matter how cool they are if they're just repeats of Sideswipe.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:31pm CST
Rhinox23 wrote:Sorry guys, but I'm a little confused. Do we know if these are new molds? Or are these remolds/retools/repaints/whatever of the Sideswipe mold? I feel like I'm missing something that everybody else is seeing. Or are we just speculating until we get some official pics? Like I said...I'm confused, but very interested to learn more and see some pictures! :???:

I hope they're new molds because I can't justify spending $80 for each of these no matter how cool they are if they're just repeats of Sideswipe.


For G1 and their reissues, a lot of characters were created using a limited amount of unique molds. The list goes a little like this:

Lamborghini Countach: Sideswipe, Red Alert, Tigertrack, Clamp Down, Deep Cover
Nissan Datsun/Fairlady Z: Prowl, Bluestreak, Smokescreen
Toyota 4WD Hi-Lux: Trailbreaker, Hoist
Onebox Cherry Vanette: Ironhide, Ratchet

Since Masterpiece strives for accuracy, we're 100% certain Prowl will be a new mold with Smokescreen and possibly Bluestreak as his retools, like in G1.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457419)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:32pm CST
Rhinox23 wrote:Sorry guys, but I'm a little confused. Do we know if these are new molds? Or are these remolds/retools/repaints/whatever of the Sideswipe mold? I feel like I'm missing something that everybody else is seeing. Or are we just speculating until we get some official pics? Like I said...I'm confused, but very interested to learn more and see some pictures! :???:

I hope they're new molds because I can't justify spending $80 for each of these no matter how cool they are if they're just repeats of Sideswipe.


The newest Masterpiece to be announced before Prowl and Smokescreen was Tigertrack, who WILL be a repaint of MP Sideswipe, since the original (e-Hobby) Tigertrack was also a repaint/redeco of Sideswipe.

We can't be 100% sure until we see them, but I'm almost positive that they'll be a new, shared mold.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457423)
Posted by Rhinox23 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:45pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:For G1 and their reissues, a lot of characters were created using a limited amount of unique molds. The list goes a little like this:

Lamborghini Countach: Sideswipe, Red Alert, Tigertrack, Clamp Down, Deep Cover
Nissan Datsun/Fairlady Z: Prowl, Bluestreak, Smokescreen
Toyota 4WD Hi-Lux: Trailbreaker, Hoist
Onebox Cherry Vanette: Ironhide, Ratchet

Since Masterpiece strives for accuracy, we're 100% certain Prowl will be a new mold with Smokescreen and possibly Bluestreak as his retools, like in G1.


Bounti76 wrote:The newest Masterpiece to be announced before Prowl and Smokescreen was Tigertrack, who WILL be a repaint of MP Sideswipe, since the original (e-Hobby) Tigertrack was also a repaint/redeco of Sideswipe.

We can't be 100% sure until we see them, but I'm almost positive that they'll be a new, shared mold.


Thanks guys! That makes perfect sense. I'm excited about (eventually) seeing the new mold for Prowl/Bluestreak/Smokescreen. Though again, I will likely only be getting one of this mold. That honor goes to Prowl! Definitely up there as far as my G1 favorites. I appreciate the information. This gives me something (else) to look forward to! :D
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457425)
Posted by STngAR on January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:52pm CST
This is kinda funny. I decide to throw in the towel with the MP line and all these new figures. Doesnt change my mind but there are other figures I decided I would rather put the money toward. :MAXIMAL:
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457427)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:54pm CST
As for Smokescreen being chosen over Bluestreak, me thinks it has something to do with the fact Smokescreen had more retooling done in G1. Whereas Bluestreak simply has the lightbar removed, Smokescreen has an added spoiler and new front end.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457430)
Posted by Blurrz on January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:59pm CST
Oh this is the best ever. If he looks like IDW RID Prowl, that'll be boss too.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457438)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 23rd, 2013 @ 4:11pm CST
Image

Yeah, this is pretty nice news, can't wait to see how they will be done, but... I wanted a Megatron Version 2/Galvatron...
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457447)
Posted by XDMan on January 23rd, 2013 @ 4:32pm CST
Prowl and Smokescreen!?

YES! YYYEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

This has been the greatest time in history! Now I don't need the BT versions in my fan-fiction/These MP figures will be perfect to display!

Now give us a Bluestreak, please Takara? And Jazz, Sunstreaker, Mirage, Wheeljack, Ironhide/Ratchet (if you could, similar to the iGear toys), Hound, Trailbreaker, Bumblebee (classic VW, please), Cliffjumper (I don't know if he or BB are coming first, so make this guy come first (and he better not be a red BB), since fans think Cliff is always a redeco of BB), Brawn, Gears, Windcharger, a smaller, better Megatron, MP-11 versions of Skywarp and Thundercracker (similar to TRU version, but removing the references) and Shockwave!!!

Oh, looking for this?

Image
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457455)
Posted by Son of Carl on January 23rd, 2013 @ 5:16pm CST
XDMan wrote:Prowl and Smokescreen!?

YES! YYYEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

This has been the greatest time in history! Now I don't need the BT versions in my fan-fiction/These MP figures will be perfect to display!

Now give us a Bluestreak, please Takara? And Jazz, Sunstreaker, Mirage, Wheeljack, Ironhide/Ratchet (if you could, similar to the iGear toys), Hound, Trailbreaker, Bumblebee (classic VW, please), Cliffjumper (I don't know if he or BB are coming first, so make this guy come first (and he better not be a red BB), since fans think Cliff is always a redeco of BB), Brawn, Gears, Windcharger, a smaller, better Megatron, MP-11 versions of Skywarp and Thundercracker (similar to TRU version, but removing the references) and Shockwave!!!




You forgot Reflector. Reflector looking like he did in the cartoon is a must have, in my opinion.

I would also like the Insecticons, and the Constructions(even if they don't form Devastator, though I would prefer that they did.)
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Posted by Rhinox23 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 5:24pm CST
XDMan wrote:Prowl and Smokescreen!?

YES! YYYEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

This has been the greatest time in history! Now I don't need the BT versions in my fan-fiction/These MP figures will be perfect to display!

Now give us a Bluestreak, please Takara? And Jazz, Sunstreaker, Mirage, Wheeljack, Ironhide/Ratchet (if you could, similar to the iGear toys), Hound, Trailbreaker, Bumblebee (classic VW, please), Cliffjumper (I don't know if he or BB are coming first, so make this guy come first (and he better not be a red BB), since fans think Cliff is always a redeco of BB), Brawn, Gears, Windcharger, a smaller, better Megatron, MP-11 versions of Skywarp and Thundercracker (similar to TRU version, but removing the references) and Shockwave!!!


I would really love to get a MP Perceptor! I know that he might not be able to translate well into a remold of another figure, but I think he would be a fantastic masterpiece figure! All of your suggestions are great too though! Just adding my two cents. :grin:
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457463)
Posted by Judge Deliberata on January 23rd, 2013 @ 5:33pm CST
HAH!

I was JUST last night (ogling my new MP Sideswipe) ruminating over how badly the Autobots outnumber the cons in the MP department (only a barrage of MP Coneheads can save us now!), and thought to myself "It's only a matter of time before they do Prowl/Bluestreak/Smokescreen to get the most mileage possible out of a mold." Nevertheless, I welcome the idea with open arms; Bluestreak's a favorite of mine.

I wonder if he's not been announced yet because how virtually near-identical he is to Prowl (doesn't seem to be stopping Sideswipe/Red Alert/Tigertrack), or because they're trying to maybe clear up legal issues with his name? I know he's gone back and forth between Bluestreak/Silverstreak for some time now.

Calling it now: Masterpiece Blue Bluestreak for an E-hobby or Amazon.jp exclusive. :P
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457465)
Posted by Arctorro on January 23rd, 2013 @ 5:40pm CST
Pre-ordered both without hesitation! Can't wait for Bluestreak :D
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457471)
Posted by SkyWarpsGhost on January 23rd, 2013 @ 6:08pm CST
I was just saying to the GF about how I hope these guys don't sell out on pre order ;)
And off her own bat, she went and pre ordered and paid for Prowl and Smokescreen for me! I don't ever gush about her on FB etc but this act of amazingness just needed to be mentioned lol :)
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457474)
Posted by xyl360 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 6:17pm CST
I preordered Smokescreen (always liked him much better than Prowl).
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457475)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 23rd, 2013 @ 6:18pm CST
SkyWarpsGhost wrote:I was just saying to the GF about how I hope these guys don't sell out on pre order ;)
And off her own bat, she went and pre ordered and paid for Prowl and Smokescreen for me! I don't ever gush about her on FB etc but this act of amazingness just needed to be mentioned lol :)


Wife her. Wife her NAO!
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457480)
Posted by SkyWarpsGhost on January 23rd, 2013 @ 6:53pm CST
Henkei and Botcon exclusives, her kind of vocabulary :x
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457484)
Posted by Arctorro on January 23rd, 2013 @ 7:19pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
SkyWarpsGhost wrote:I was just saying to the GF about how I hope these guys don't sell out on pre order ;)
And off her own bat, she went and pre ordered and paid for Prowl and Smokescreen for me! I don't ever gush about her on FB etc but this act of amazingness just needed to be mentioned lol :)


Wife her. Wife her NAO!

^This :D
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457506)
Posted by necr0blivion on January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:32pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?



I wouldnt count on all the Autobots. Volkswagen, Jeep, and Corvette may not be as willing to license their old school cars to Hasbro. Same thing with who ever owns the Wheeljack or Mirage race cars. Maybe Trailbreaker/Hoist since it was a GM vechicle.


I'd worry a lot more about all the sponsors Mirage and Wheeljack have. Ho boy. :roll:

Trailbreaker and Hoist are Toyota brand trucks, which falls under the Toyota Motor Corporation, or TMC. TMC currently owns the Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors brands.


If Trailbreaker and Hoist get MPs before "proper" Classics releases... what a world! But then I could say the same for Soundwave as he's yet to receive a "proper" Classics release, only 2 video game versions or the Music Label version from a few years ago.
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Posted by Ultra Markus on January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:33pm CST
XDMan wrote:Prowl and Smokescreen!?

YES! YYYEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

This has been the greatest time in history! Now I don't need the BT versions in my fan-fiction/These MP figures will be perfect to display!

Now give us a Bluestreak, please Takara? And Jazz, Sunstreaker, Mirage, Wheeljack, Ironhide/Ratchet (if you could, similar to the iGear toys), Hound, Trailbreaker, Bumblebee (classic VW, please), Cliffjumper (I don't know if he or BB are coming first, so make this guy come first (and he better not be a red BB), since fans think Cliff is always a redeco of BB), Brawn, Gears, Windcharger, a smaller, better Megatron, MP-11 versions of Skywarp and Thundercracker (similar to TRU version, but removing the references) and Shockwave!!!

Oh, looking for this?

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that would all be nice but they will never make a jazz the same way as the others they would not make him a porsche and bumblebee a VW if you remember there were licencing issues with the alternators and as for cliffjumper i never thought even back when i was a kid that cliff was a repaint of bumble bee
i could tell they were different molds so the statement that fans think Cliff is always a redeco of BB is completely false
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457508)
Posted by necr0blivion on January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:34pm CST
SkyWarpsGhost wrote:I was just saying to the GF about how I hope these guys don't sell out on pre order ;)
And off her own bat, she went and pre ordered and paid for Prowl and Smokescreen for me! I don't ever gush about her on FB etc but this act of amazingness just needed to be mentioned lol :)


Ladies and Gentlemen *ahem* of the Seibertron boards: I've just outed Manti Te'o as a Transformers fan.
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Posted by jbellanca on January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:41pm CST
Great! Preordered! Prowl was my first Transformer ever as a kid in the '80's, so excited to get him in Masterpiece!
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Posted by jbellanca on January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:47pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:As for Smokescreen being chosen over Bluestreak, me thinks it has something to do with the fact Smokescreen had more retooling done in G1. Whereas Bluestreak simply has the lightbar removed, Smokescreen has an added spoiler and new front end.


And maybe because Smokescreen's getting some play in Prime right now, so maybe trying to capitalize on some of the mindshare.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 9:33pm CST
Gonna get Prowl but pass on Smokescreen.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457535)
Posted by RodimalToyota on January 23rd, 2013 @ 9:52pm CST
I'm not sure about repaints with these two, prowl to Smokescreen is about as
Much difference in the body as Sideswipe vs Sunstreaker.

They will have to retool prowls roof to make a silver/blue streak.

God I wish Sunstreaker would become reality.
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Posted by Trikeboy on January 23rd, 2013 @ 9:52pm CST
3 Masterpieces (Prowl, Smokescreen and Tiger Tracks), 2 Zelda games (Wind Waker HD and Zelda WiiU) and colour images of Fansproject Breakdown. Can today get any better?
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Posted by RodimalToyota on January 23rd, 2013 @ 10:01pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
XDMan wrote:Prowl and Smokescreen!?

YES! YYYEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

This has been the greatest time in history! Now I don't need the BT versions in my fan-fiction/These MP figures will be perfect to display!

Now give us a Bluestreak, please Takara? And Jazz, Sunstreaker, Mirage, Wheeljack, Ironhide/Ratchet (if you could, similar to the iGear toys), Hound, Trailbreaker, Bumblebee (classic VW, please), Cliffjumper (I don't know if he or BB are coming first, so make this guy come first (and he better not be a red BB), since fans think Cliff is always a redeco of BB), Brawn, Gears, Windcharger, a smaller, better Megatron, MP-11 versions of Skywarp and Thundercracker (similar to TRU version, but removing the references) and Shockwave!!!

Oh, looking for this?

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that would all be nice but they will never make a jazz the same way as the others they would not make him a porsche and bumblebee a VW if you remember there were licencing issues with the alternators and as for cliffjumper i never thought even back when i was a kid that cliff was a repaint of bumble bee
i could tell they were different molds so the statement that fans think Cliff is always a redeco of BB is completely false


Volkswagen Group owns Lambo and Porsche, if they finally budged to allow Sideswipe then you can bet Takara will Eventually get what they need to do others from that licensing deal.
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457544)
Posted by Rated X on January 23rd, 2013 @ 10:10pm CST
RodimalToyota wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Oh awesomesauce! Repaints are finally welcomed!
I hope BlueStreak and Sunstreaker are the next two to be anno0unced.

Followed by Jazz and Bee'
Followed by Jazz G2 repaint, and Goldbug.


hot damn! I love me more cars!



I wondering what the next 200$ price point fig will be..

Shockwave?
Renewal Megatron?
Blaster?



I wouldnt count on all the Autobots. Volkswagen, Jeep, and Corvette may not be as willing to license their old school cars to Hasbro. Same thing with who ever owns the Wheeljack or Mirage race cars. Maybe Trailbreaker/Hoist since it was a GM vechicle.


I'd worry a lot more about all the sponsors Mirage and Wheeljack have. Ho boy. :roll:

Trailbreaker and Hoist are Toyota brand trucks, which falls under the Toyota Motor Corporation, or TMC. TMC currently owns the Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors brands.


If they changed VW's minds for the Lambo rights, then everyone else will fall in line. I'm sure Nissan is happy with the coolness of the Alternity GTR's. My guess is these will be original Z's.

As far as everyone else, they got Binaltech's, and with older models, most companies aren't trying to make money of old designs. I'd say there's a good shot at getting everyone, with only BB, Jazz and CJ being the two biggest pain in the asses



I always thought Trailbreaker and Hoist were Ford Broncos. Theres always repro labels for those unwilling sponsors like Alitalia on Wheeljack. But who owns made the car ? Same thing for Mirage ? How about Inferno and Grapple ? We know Volkswagen wont let Bumblebee happen. Did porshe say no in the past ? And WTF is Cliffjumper anyways ? In my childhood I always assumed he was a Honda...
Re: Takara Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18 Announced: Prowl and Smokescreen! (1457545)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 10:25pm CST
And WTF is Cliffjumper anyways ? In my childhood I always assumed he was a Honda...


Cliff is a Porsche 924

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