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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby carytheone » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:18 pm

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In my book, Prowl is a white and black police car. I can only go on the molds I've experienced, so my list is:

5. Classics
4. Combiner Wars
3. G1
2. Siege
1. MP

I do feel that the classics mold is pretty ****, but at least it looks the part.

Honorable mentions: Beast Hunters and the Q-Transformers

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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby william-james88 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:39 pm

carytheone wrote:
I do feel that the classics mold is pretty ****, but at least it looks the part.


I agree with that. A G1 Prowl list would have been a bit too black and white though, so I thought opening it up as I do all my other lists made it more fun and diverse, especially when we realize how much of a Mainstay prowl has been through the diverse generations.
And I cannot recommend that Animated Prowl toy enough.

Oh and as for that classics mold, it's so lackluster (compared to others) that even in the Bluestreak list me and Cobs are writing, it didn't come up. There's just a bunch of Datsun molds better or more interesting than that Classics mold.
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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby carytheone » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:03 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
carytheone wrote:I do feel that the classics mold is pretty ****, but at least it looks the part.
I agree with that. A G1 Prowl list would have been a bit too black and white though, so I thought opening it up as I do all my other lists made it more fun and diverse, especially when we realize how much of a Mainstay prowl has been through the diverse generations.
I agree that using all Prowls is way more fun and diverse. I was just stating what Prowl means to me. A lot of that is lack of exposure of most things outside of G1.

And I cannot recommend that Animated Prowl toy enough
Had it, it was cool, sold it to a board member.

Oh and as for that classics mold, it's so lackluster (compared to others) that even in the Bluestreak list me and Cobs are writing, it didn't come up. There's just a bunch of Datsun molds better or more interesting than that Classics mold.
I saw you mention that list and I looked up Silver/Bluestreak molds and you really don't have much to choose from (well I only looked at G1-ish toys). I am curious to what you guys come up with and hopefully expand my horizons a bit.

I have the classics mold of Silverstreak (don't actually have Prowl) and it's a pretty poop mold. I should see if Cobo wants it? :twisted:
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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby blackeyedprime » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:11 pm

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Energon Prowl looks more like Mirage :???:
Also, I thought MP Ultra Magnus was supposed to be one of the best ones?


MP Ultra Magnus has a few issues but not many, the arm seams from the transformation method, lack of Magnus in smaller mode (he will always be a tripple changer to me despite him having a base mode) due to it copying a third party toys transformation to some degree -which the citizen stack has a better marvel comic kind of look to it especially with the head upgrade that I don't have :( so G1 toy out won the MP for me on that one. I got the diaclone MP Magnus and Stack so it's great to have both versions.

As for the prowl list, alternators prowl kind of reminds me of the siege notlambos proportions and I always imagine prowl having to be black and white as much as I like animated prowls figure other than maybe his head. Kind of weird i'm more accepting of the owl and magnaboss prowl over a black and gold motorbike, even a damn cool samurai one.
Siege Prowl doesnt really have a car mode for me so the classics wins in that department and over the cw figures fake chest/cheaper looking car mode but wouldnt make it to my list or even be in a top 10. G1 would replace siege/cw to me and Mp no.1
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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby william-james88 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:01 pm

blackeyedprime wrote:As for the prowl list, alternators prowl kind of reminds me of the siege notlambos proportions and I always imagine prowl having to be black and white as much as I like animated prowls figure other than maybe his head. Kind of weird i'm more accepting of the owl and magnaboss prowl over a black and gold motorbike, even a damn cool samurai one.
Siege Prowl doesnt really have a car mode for me so the classics wins in that department and over the cw figures fake chest/cheaper looking car mode but wouldnt make it to my list or even be in a top 10. G1 would replace siege/cw to me and Mp no.1


This is a lovely analysis on the Prowls out there, thanks for sharing! And I can understand where you are coming from with the acceptance of different interpretations. In beast wars, they are all beasts anyways and it's mainly a name reuse (even though there is fiction backing that some of these characters were reformatted G1 characters). Whereas in Animated you basically have a totally new character called Prowl that only shares the police theme with his namesake and is totally different compared to Optimus, Bumblebee and Ratchet who are simply reinterpretations of their established characters in a new show. He feels like a name reuse while the others do not.

carytheone wrote:I saw you mention that list and I looked up Silver/Bluestreak molds and you really don't have much to choose from (well I only looked at G1-ish toys). I am curious to what you guys come up with and hopefully expand my horizons a bit.

I have the classics mold of Silverstreak (don't actually have Prowl) and it's a pretty poop mold. I should see if Cobo wants it? :twisted:


While these lists are just my opinion, they are always of toys I would recomend to people. While they are a look back on the history of the character, I still feel they should all be part of one's collection. They all offer something different about the character. That's why the Classics mold is so amiss now, not only is it not that great a mold but it doesn't give you anything the others don't give you. I am writing this for both Bluestreak (where the classics mold will not appear) and for Prowl. For Prowl, you have him as a beast, a combiner and even a beast combiner. Plus if you want MP scale, you have the MP and if you want CHUG scale, you have the Siege toy. And the G1 toy is ever present since all g1 toys have their charm and unique origins and build. Amongst all that, there isn't much of a place for Classics. And looking at that line as a whole, it is becoming less and less relevant in a collection as the Hasbro designers keep giving us the same characters. The classics line was a line just made to plug a hole on some store pegs and in restrospect it was a line simply meant to fill a hole in our collection, as more accurate toys came out. When all is said and done, I think the only one that I will keep amongst all my classics toys would be Megatron simply because of the innovative transformation and design.

With the classics/universe line being a step toward the best representations of g1 characters at a smaller scale than MP, that makes me think of what will come up next in the generations line. The only one still on my shelf now would be Sunstreaker. He's missing a good update, specifically meant for him.
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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby Sideswipe G-Win » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:25 am

Wow, I could not possibly disagree more with the op list, but hey it's all good! For me there's only 3 Prowl figures:

1. Masterpiece
2. Siege
3. G1 Prowl

As much as I enjoyed TF Animated, that Prowl never really felt like Prowl to me, even though the toy was really fun. Everything else for me is meh. What's great though is that there are so many versions of the character that everyone out there is bound to be happy with something.
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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby Tigerhawk7109 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:07 pm

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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:27 am

How did I miss this list? Anyway, Prowl has a special place for me, he was my very first Transformer. Ever. Willy J's list is good, but I would also replace BW Prowl with G1 Prowl on the list. And Alternators Prowl is hot garbage. My list:

5. G1 Prowl - great-looking car mode, so-so robot mode.
4. TFA Prowl - I like the bike mode and he's very posable, but not top-spot-worthy.
3. CW Prowl - I love this mold, and plan to own every iteration. Bonus points for the shotgun.
2. Siege Prowl - great homage to G1 with a fun transformation.
1. MP Prowl - quite possibly the best looking MP there is, rivaled only by MP-18B.

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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby william-james88 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:13 am

Rodimus Prime wrote:How did I miss this list? Anyway, Prowl has a special place for me, he was my very first Transformer. Ever. Willy J's list is good, but I would also replace BW Prowl with G1 Prowl on the list. And Alternators Prowl is hot garbage. My list:

5. G1 Prowl - great-looking car mode, so-so robot mode.
4. TFA Prowl - I like the bike mode and he's very posable, but not top-spot-worthy.
3. CW Prowl - I love this mold, and plan to own every iteration. Bonus points for the shotgun.
2. Siege Prowl - great homage to G1 with a fun transformation.
1. MP Prowl - quite possibly the best looking MP there is, rivaled only by MP-18B.

Honorable mention: RiD 2001 Prowl - same as G1


Great list man, and thanks for the nice comments! In Prowl's case he too many great toys and fun incarnations, fortunately for us, that I didn't want to leave them out. He's the autobot character with the biggest change from version to version across the different media and eras, be it physically or personality wise, which I always found pretty cool. And I agree with Alternators prowl, I don't get the appeal.

Ironhidensh wrote:Not bad.

Take Siege and Beast wars out of the list, though.

Throw Siege in the trash, place BW on a shelf of honor. Replace them with Alternators/Binaltech and G1, respectively.


Do you dislike Siege Prowl specifically or that mold? Because now that I have all three siege datsuns, I must say they look phenominal. Probably my favourite datsun mold in general. Cobo, would you agree?
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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby carytheone » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:24 am

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william-james88 wrote:Because now that I have all three siege datsuns, I must say they look phenominal. Probably my favourite datsun mold in general.
Much like Rowdy Roddy Primer, G1 Prowl was my first TF and the character will always have a little place in my heart. The Siege mold is amazing and looks cool, sleek and sporty, definitely best in CHUG. But a Datsun is only a Datsun and I gotta give it to the MP mold as it's one of the best (Prowls, MPs & TFs) ;)^
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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby Cobotron » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:42 pm

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william-james88 wrote: Probably my favourite datsun mold in general. Cobo, would you agree?
Weeeeeeeell, there are a few things about the Siege mold that look off to me. It's the spindleyness in his waist and thigh region. I have imagined it away in my mind though because the mold has so many other positives. I would say it is certainly my favorite CHUG mainline Datsun mold so far though.

But for me, the MP mold is the ultimate Datsun mold to date. Pretty much what carytheone just said. ;)^
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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby blackeyedprime » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:38 pm

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The siege prowl is my least liked 'car' mode of generations figures for sure. The crotch looks like it doesnt belong on the figure in robot mode, I have to stand other figures in front of barricade so that his lower half cant be seen for the most part.
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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:06 pm

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blackeyedprime wrote:The siege prowl is my least liked 'car' mode of generations figures for sure. The crotch looks like it doesnt belong on the figure in robot mode, I have to stand other figures in front of barricade so that his lower half cant be seen for the most part.

I feel like we have the opposite opinion on the mold, I love the alt mode, but the robot mode is kinda weak. Not too big a fan, but I'm glad to have a good version of all 3
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Re: Top 5 Best Prowl Transformers Toys

Postby Ironhidensh » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:20 am

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Ironhidensh wrote:Not bad.

Take Siege and Beast wars out of the list, though.

Throw Siege in the trash, place BW on a shelf of honor. Replace them with Alternators/Binaltech and G1, respectively.


Do you dislike Siege Prowl specifically or that mold? Because now that I have all three siege datsuns, I must say they look phenominal. Probably my favourite datsun mold in general. Cobo, would you agree?


That mold. :SICK: I feel its a real step backwards from where the "Datsun bros" molds have come. Honestly, I feel that way about all of siege. This line (with only 3 exceptions) has felt like a giant step backward. Totally just my opinion, and I'm actually quite happy siege has brought so much happiness to the majority of the fandom.
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