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Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 8:07PM CST

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Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has posted the first images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak. Check them out in both robot and vehicle modes mirrored below. As you can see the Nissan (Datsun 280ZX) Fairlady Z alt mode has been faithfully reproduced. Both are scheduled for a September release. Click the following links for the BBTS pre-order pages:

MP-17 Prowl

MP-18 Bluestreak

Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed

Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed

Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed

Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469507)
Posted by agentcastle on March 5th, 2013 @ 8:11pm CST
seems a bit crotchy... hopefully will look better from a different angle... obviously i'm still buying one
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469508)
Posted by SER on March 5th, 2013 @ 8:12pm CST
Looks great!
:BOT: 's for the win!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469509)
Posted by Down_Shift on March 5th, 2013 @ 8:14pm CST
Man posting anything that is slightly important from your phone is a huge pain in the ass. Ha ha ha.

These suckers look amazing. I am so pumped for Bluestreak, he looks perfect.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469510)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 5th, 2013 @ 8:15pm CST
What the...!

Does Bluestreak actually have a slightly different head, to match his animation model?!? I can't tell 'cause it's a bit blurry, but the additional shoulder launchers make it seem possible...unless Prowl actually has them too and they're just not deployed.

So far, so good! Just wish they were still coming out a bit slower so my wallet could keep up.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469511)
Posted by Down_Shift on March 5th, 2013 @ 8:21pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:What the...!

Does Bluestreak actually have a slightly different head, to match his animation model?!? I can't tell 'cause it's a bit blurry, but the additional shoulder launchers make it seem possible...unless Prowl actually has them too and they're just not deployed.

So far, so good! Just wish they were still coming out a bit slower so my wallet could keep up.


Sure does!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469512)
Posted by Doc bot on March 5th, 2013 @ 8:21pm CST
Beautiful! They look just like their G1 box art paintings. These are the toys we imagined we were playing with when we were kids.

Awesome detail. They even have those wacky Japanese side view mirrors at the front of the hood.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469514)
Posted by Seibertron on March 5th, 2013 @ 8:25pm CST
Masterpieces indeed. Wow. Keep it up Takara Tomy and Hasbro. You've been knocking it out of the park with the current Masterpiece line. Looking forward to seeing what Hasbro's going to do with all of these Masterpieces on U.S. shelves at some point. Almost seems like a full blown line will be released instead of just the occasional figure here or there.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469515)
Posted by sdn1337 on March 5th, 2013 @ 8:28pm CST
Finally! I can't wait for these to release. Now i want to see what smokescreen looks like then ill make my decision on which one to get.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469518)
Posted by quickmixed on March 5th, 2013 @ 8:40pm CST
:APPLAUSE: Fantastic.

I'm kind of hoping that you can place a missile in those rocket launchers to make them bigger (they seem quite short), but other than that these are brilliant.
Well done Takara. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469520)
Posted by wewyllenium on March 5th, 2013 @ 8:47pm CST
I'm glad to see they resemble the cartoon aesthetics. I'm in but am a bit cautious. Takara tommy burned me with the Hasbro release of MP Sounwave. Makes me think of waiting for as western release. :D
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469525)
Posted by mandingo_rex on March 5th, 2013 @ 9:41pm CST
Someone mentioned that they seem to have different head sculpts, which wouldn't surprise me. The Alternator "Z triplets" (okay, granted Prowl was a different car) ones all did, and that line paid similar attention to detail. I don't see the MP line not having slight differences since Red Alert and Sideswipe did.

They also have different "crotch" plates, to match the cartoon. So I'd say unique heads are a pretty good bet. Why'd they not supply better images?

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469526)
Posted by padfoo on March 5th, 2013 @ 9:41pm CST
Doc bot wrote:Beautiful! They look just like their G1 box art paintings. These are the toys we imagined we were playing with when we were kids.

Awesome detail. They even have those wacky Japanese side view mirrors at the front of the hood.

Your right about that they look really good, I might have to part with my entire Alternators collection to make room.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469527)
Posted by padfoo on March 5th, 2013 @ 9:44pm CST
wewyllenium wrote:I'm glad to see they resemble the cartoon aesthetics. I'm in but am a bit cautious. Takara tommy burned me with the Hasbro release of MP Sounwave. Makes me think of waiting for as western release. :D


From these first pictures, the one thing I really like is that they don't have the hollow legs like the first series of Masterpiece cars.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469529)
Posted by RAcast on March 5th, 2013 @ 9:49pm CST
Aww yeah! :grin: They look AMAZING!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469535)
Posted by Rhinox23 on March 5th, 2013 @ 10:02pm CST
RAcast wrote:Aww yeah! :grin: They look AMAZING!


^QFT! They actually look a little better than I expected! As someone mentioned already, I'm loving the solid looking legs. These look like great figures. If they're as good as Sideswipe is, then we're in for a real treat! I only have Prowl on preorder right now, but that may change!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469545)
Posted by warzon3 on March 5th, 2013 @ 10:28pm CST
Holy crap they look amazing!!!


I wonder how tall they stack up to MP Sideswipe. I know they are the same in the scale chart, but I hope they are a little taller.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469546)
Posted by TFIta369 on March 5th, 2013 @ 10:30pm CST
Let's see, Sideswipe :D , money out... Red Alert :D , money out... Prowl :D , money out, Bluestreak :D , money out, Smokescreen :D , money out, Metroplex :D , money out, Fortress Maximus :D , money out, Triplechangers :D , money out..... What's next? :-?
Jazz? Bumblebee? Reflector? Mirage?! Megatron?! Galvatron?! UNICRON?! >:oP
What a great year to get our wallets fit and slim! :D
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469548)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on March 5th, 2013 @ 10:32pm CST
Definitely getting Prowl. Bluestreak, not really.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469549)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on March 5th, 2013 @ 10:35pm CST
These look so awesome. God, I love that Datsun Fairlady... I might just have to get Bluestreak and break my rule of collecting outside of my established scale. These are just that good looking.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469566)
Posted by Blurrz on March 5th, 2013 @ 11:55pm CST
I just love all of these releases because I know deep down the road there is going to be Masterpiece Blurr <3
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469568)
Posted by wewyllenium on March 5th, 2013 @ 11:56pm CST
I'm actually mastering debating in lewd anticipation for clearer pics. :D I'm happy MP-10 got down-scaled. I will have these soon.

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From Wikki :D
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469575)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 6th, 2013 @ 12:09am CST
What the-?! :???:

Weren't we told that Streak would be MP-19, not 18? :???: :???: :???:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469577)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 6th, 2013 @ 12:11am CST
I usually never find a reason to buy a redeco. I finally have one. All three Datsun brothers would look amazing on my shelf. I didn't even collect the seekers, just 'Screamer.

If these come to the US for a manageable price, I'm all over them like white on rice.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469579)
Posted by rpetras on March 6th, 2013 @ 12:24am CST
These look as good as I could have hoped!

It will be a sad day when I pull down the Alt versions of these guys, but these truly are Masterpiece figures. :BOWDOWN:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469580)
Posted by jgilkinson on March 6th, 2013 @ 12:29am CST
Prowl has always had a special place in my heart. I was very disappointed by his classic figure but THIS... this is the toy I have been waiting for Prowl... cant wait to see close ups
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469593)
Posted by Bounti76 on March 6th, 2013 @ 2:02am CST
So looking at the listings, we have Masterpiece Tigertrack coming in June, Prowl in July, and Bluestreak in September...does that mean Smokescreen is for August, or is he delayed? His listing used to give a release date of August, now all it says is "4th quarter 2013".
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469597)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 6th, 2013 @ 2:20am CST
Takara: Making grown men feel like they were 8 years old again. ThankYou :grin:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469612)
Posted by Ravage XK on March 6th, 2013 @ 4:06am CST
Very very nice. I really hope its not as expensive as Sideswipe.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469617)
Posted by Dorkimus on March 6th, 2013 @ 5:07am CST
Great! Though where is shoulder cannon for Prowl?

Hmmm...now that I have studied some facts, seems that cartoon&comic version seldom had cannon, but the toy version had. Same goes his Generations version. Anyways, those look really worth buying.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469636)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on March 6th, 2013 @ 7:17am CST
3 words...

OH HELL YEAH!!!!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469673)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 6th, 2013 @ 9:04am CST
Fantastic!

MP-10 was to be my only super-pricey Transformer. But I'm tempted. Prowl or Bluestreak? Bluestreak or Prowl? Both...?


Question: is it right to assume that these guys will have translucent eyes like the Takara MP-10, and painted baby-blue for the possible Habsro release?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469688)
Posted by AutoBorst on March 6th, 2013 @ 9:46am CST
SOLD on Prowl. Looks fantastic. I wonder what sort of unique accessory(ies) may be included besides his gun and shoulder rockets?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469734)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 6th, 2013 @ 12:25pm CST
Simply amazing. It's been awhile since we've seen TFs so universally acclaimed. I'm really looking forward to these, even moreso that Sideswipe. The Fairlady always was one of my favorite cars, and Prowl is probably one of my top-10 Autobots.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469848)
Posted by warzon3 on March 6th, 2013 @ 5:35pm CST
Okay, so after a day to digest these images a few minor gripes...

I don't like how the bicep has a huge cut out socket in it, and the fact that it is black on both bots makes it worse. That black piece that hinges below the deltoid and extends into the bicep should be white plastic to match the bicep color, not black. MP Sideswipe has the same thing going on. It takes a way from the G1 look of it.

The upper-arm delts are a little elongated over all...they should be more square. I think they did that because the wheels look huge on their arms...

Second, Bluestreaks cannon were never that thick. It looks cool how big they are, but not exactly G1 accurate.

Lastly, I curious to see better res. pics because Blustreak's head sculpt looks pretty good, but something about Prowls head sculpt seems off still to me....

Nothing major though...still buying both.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469875)
Posted by Gurgintius Maximus on March 6th, 2013 @ 7:14pm CST
Foolish to gripe about these at all. 10/10 I am in awe about how accurate these guys are. Love how they did the lower legs. Right out of my memories!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469943)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 7th, 2013 @ 2:05am CST
Cyberpath wrote:Fantastic!

MP-10 was to be my only super-pricey Transformer. But I'm tempted. Prowl or Bluestreak? Bluestreak or Prowl? Both.. ?


All 3 of them! :lol:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469993)
Posted by xyl360 on March 7th, 2013 @ 7:03am CST
I was going to skip these two and only get Smokescreen, but after seeing official pics I couldn't resist and went ahead and preordered them on BBTS.

I think I'm going to collect every single non-exclusive MP that Takara comes out with from now on assuming they keep doing things the way that they are. These are absolutely perfect renditions of the G1 cast.

Now I just need to clear a shelf or 2 so I can keep them all together :P.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1469998)
Posted by QBKiller94 on March 7th, 2013 @ 7:24am CST
Damn you Takara! I was going to skip these. Now I have to shell out $80 for Prowl, $80 for Bluestreak, $80 for Smokescreen and $2,000 for a divorce lawyer.

Come on Hasbro...bring these to the U.S. shelves for a reasonable price! My $70 MP Grimlock looks like a steal these days.

All griping aside, these look awesome. We're going to see eBay flooded with Generations/Classics Prowl, Bluestreak and Smokescreen listings between now and the summer!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470014)
Posted by El Duque on March 7th, 2013 @ 8:20am CST
We now have higher quality versions of the official MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak images that were revealed earlier this week by BigBadToyStore. Check them out below, both are currently scheduled release in September.

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470016)
Posted by AutoBorst on March 7th, 2013 @ 8:35am CST
Wow, both of those are stunning.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470026)
Posted by Rhinox23 on March 7th, 2013 @ 9:01am CST
They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470031)
Posted by QBKiller94 on March 7th, 2013 @ 9:13am CST
Rhinox23 wrote:They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D


Wow! Good catch. Watch, the "Patorol" variant will end up listed on eBay for $500!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470032)
Posted by RAcast on March 7th, 2013 @ 9:13am CST
Rhinox23 wrote:They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D

You can blame the kana. ;) The romanization of "Patrol" would be "Patorol," because Japanese is all symbols.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470045)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 7th, 2013 @ 9:56am CST
RAcast wrote:
Rhinox23 wrote:They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D

You can blame the kana. ;) The romanization of "Patrol" would be "Patorol," because Japanese is all symbols.


Not quite. Long story short, Japanese speech is syllabic in nature (meaning, no standalone consonants except for "n"), but they do cheat with "u" and "i" kana, with those vowels being nearly silent. However, those vowels distort the "t" sounds into "tsu" and "chi", so "to" is used instead. Otherwise you'd get "Patsurol" or "Pachirol" :lol:

But I just wasted my time explaining it, since you guys never read it, and the error could have been avoided altogether. >:oP
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470070)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 7th, 2013 @ 12:09pm CST
LOOOL. I really hope they fix that on the final release though. :o

They both look so good. The one thing I wish they could've done better with the new MP scale is have the weapons integrate better in vehicle mode. While it would be pretty easy to make Prowl's gun fold, I can understand why they couldn't do much with Sideswipe's shoulder launcher. It's just too big.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470091)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 7th, 2013 @ 1:10pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Rhinox23 wrote:They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D

You can blame the kana. ;) The romanization of "Patrol" would be "Patorol," because Japanese is all symbols.


Not quite. Long story short, Japanese speech is syllabic in nature (meaning, no standalone consonants except for "n"), but they do cheat with "u" and "i" kana, with those vowels being nearly silent. However, those vowels distort the "t" sounds into "tsu" and "chi", so "to" is used instead. Otherwise you'd get "Patsurol" or "Pachirol" :lol:

But I just wasted my time explaining it, since you guys never read it, and the error could have been avoided altogether. >:oP



I prefer it misspelled =X
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470092)
Posted by horus on March 7th, 2013 @ 1:12pm CST
Missile Launchers? Check! ;)

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470093)
Posted by Thadicon on March 7th, 2013 @ 1:16pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Rhinox23 wrote:They misspelled patrol on Prowl. It says "Patorol." :lol: :lol: Hopefully they get that fixed when he's released. Otherwise, he's perfect! :D

You can blame the kana. ;) The romanization of "Patrol" would be "Patorol," because Japanese is all symbols.


Not quite. Long story short, Japanese speech is syllabic in nature (meaning, no standalone consonants except for "n"), but they do cheat with "u" and "i" kana, with those vowels being nearly silent. However, those vowels distort the "t" sounds into "tsu" and "chi", so "to" is used instead. Otherwise you'd get "Patsurol" or "Pachirol" :lol:

But I just wasted my time explaining it, since you guys never read it, and the error could have been avoided altogether. >:oP


Dude I read it and it was very informative :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470098)
Posted by --B-- on March 7th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CST
QBKiller94 wrote:We're going to see eBay flooded with Generations/Classics Prowl, Bluestreak and Smokescreen listings between now and the summer!


Glad I sold mine last fall!

The big question is how will Hasbro release these and Sideswipe? TRU? HasbroToyShop?

I would prefer a subscription service like MattyCollector has for the MOTU and Voltron lines, that way I am guaranteed.

That said, I have to gues that MP Ratchet and Ironhide are in the works. =P~
Re: Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak Revealed (1470128)
Posted by sdn1337 on March 7th, 2013 @ 4:49pm CST
I'm pretty sure my last post talking about how takara should release actual pictures of these mps was the same day they released them. :lol: I had a feeling they would that day too.

But about the figures. Awesome, great, wonderful, and nice. I can't wait to see how smokescreen is going to look. I'll probably wait until hasbro releases these though considering they do more show accurate decos and obviously due to the price.

I'm more for the show accuracy than the toy accuracy because for the passed couple of months I've watched a majority of G1 (up to the hilarious 3rd season... i dont know why i just find a lot of the episodes comical) and I didn't grow up with those transformers figures.

The only g1 related figure i actually own is the 2003 reissue of Ultra Magnus (with the long missiles due to safety issues) that i got for Christmas that year. It's one of the few figures that i actually have out on one of my shelves considering Ultra Magnus is one of my favorite characters now.

But yeah... figures are sick. Now let's get on with the rest of the G1 cast. I mean EVERYONE.

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