Amazon Japan exclusive accessories for MP Prowl/Streak confirmed:

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  1. BenjaminXavier

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    As mentioned in the MP Prown and Bluestreak thread.

    Paying extra to turn a screen accurate figure into a non screen accurate figure is not my thing.

    They are cool for those that want their MP's to reflect the G1 toys.
     
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    Geez, for as much as these things go for, it's annoying that they don't all include every accessory. It's getting like video game preorder bonuses.
     
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    meh, eventually doctor wu will release better versions of these :D 
     
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    yeah you need to buy both Prowl and Bluestreak to get a pair of launchers.
     
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    Really. Pretty ridiculous.
     
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    As much as these go for? I'd tend to agree if they cost the same as Prime or Starstcream but I paid £28 each for them (less than most of us will have paid for certain CHUG figs at some point) and they come with cartoon accurate shoulder cannons. For a line that is aesthetically very cartoon orientated and given that these extras are only available from one place and aren't that aesthetic I think you are being a tad harsh.
     
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    I'm no stickler about their prices since I'm more then willing to pay it, and I certainly don't want to beat that dead horse. I generally haven't minded some stores including a coin, either. I just feel that, for the price MOST of us will be paying, it would be nice to know we are getting all the accessories designed for said figure, weather it fits a particular aesthetic or not. If a store wants some way to get a jump on competition, offer a discount or go with something like the coin as it's not really a part of the figure's design. I'm also a big gamer, and I do get a little tired of knowing I'm missing out on something just because I'm buying the game at one place and not another. Granted, games are still way worse with these types of offers, but you never know if they will slide down that slippery slope.
     
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    Sonofabitch...
     
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    This is absurd. Not only are they exclusive, but you have to double dip just to get one set?

    I'm not getting any of these, but if I did, it would've been Bluestreak. As such, I certainly would've wanted the launchers (as that IS screen-accurate, in addition to being cool).

    MPs are already ridiculously overpriced. But at least they usually include plenty of accessories so I feel slightly less like I'm getting fleeced. This is just gouging.
     
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    Yeah, this is some bullshit right here. I mean I get cool little exclusives like Energon cubes and stuff like that. But this one is fucking ridiculous.

    My wife said it today, and it's the fucking truth. We are nickled and dimed by everything now a days. Nickle and Dimed.
     
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    Yeah, the Soundwave energon cubes I was fine with, and even Sideswipe's piledrivers. But this is a basic part of the character's appearance.

    It's like one of the cassette packs coming with Soundwave's shoulder cannon. No, it's worse because if you get Soundwave, you're more likely to get one of the cassette packs. If you get Bluestreak, you're probably LESS likely to double dip unless you care about the incentive.
     
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    They're not included as the characters didn't have them on the cartoon.

    Apparently these Masterpiece (Prowl/Bluestreak/Sideswipe/Red Alert) are already pushing the limit of their budget at their 5,800 Yen price point. So including extra accessories might not be an option except for big retailers like Amazon.

    Randy
     
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    Except... Bluestreak did. He's always had the shoulder cannons. And I really, really doubt they're pushing their budget that much, considering these are the size of Alternators.
     
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    And they never ever appeared with just one AFAIK. (plus it looks stupid). Having to buy both just to get a single set? (and thus, not correctly-colored for Bluestreak).

    FT is giving us alternate-color hands for Quakewave for free. Takara is making half a set of weapons an exclusive...
     
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    Eh, it's a little weird that they're not already included, but as long as they're available individually like the piledrivers were at least it's an option if I want a set.

    Or there's Dr. Wu.
     
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    this. I really don't like the official amazon ones anyway. perhaps wu can cook up some 100% chrome ones that will actually be sold in sets.
     
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    But you are getting rocket launchers......just not the toy versions.
     
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    I didn't mind paying extra for Sideswipe's chrome "piledrivers," because they look like an entirely different accessory, and one that's not crucial to his character. The fact that you only get 1 of the shoulder guns is bad enough, but the fact that it's just a superior version of the standard accessory is a little irksome. Should have been a taser gun with a rope attached or something.
     
  20. PoweredConvoy

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    They both have the cartoon accurate versions (even Prowl). It's the extra toy like ones that only come with the Amazon.co.jp versions.

    Also I'm going by what the designer Shogo Hasui said in the interview, that it is very difficult to make these figures at the appropriate size and scale. These figures are more complex than the Alternators in a lot of ways if you don't count the interiors of the Alternators.

    Randy
     

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