Henkei Prowl, Silverstreak, Smokescreen

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  1. Doc Wheeljack

    Doc Wheeljack Well-Known Member

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    What are peoples opinions on the Henkei versions of Prowl, Silverstreak, and Smokescreen, as compared to the Hasbro versions?

    I invested in a Henkei Prowl, but don't really notice that much of a difference when comparing him to figures put out by Hasbro. The chrome is a nice touch, but I'm not sure it's enough to push me over the edge for the other two figures.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Henkei Smokescreen definitely. I preferred Hasbro's for the others.
     
  3. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Henkei Smokescreen and Prowl are a 100% MUST BUY

    Bluestreak... you could go with either one. Both look pretty nice in my opinion
     
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    Prowl: I dislike the chrome spoiler, but fans seem to prefer the white paint. Personally, I think it's overrated.

    Bluestreak: Slightly more cartoon-accurate shade of grey in alt mode, but it clashes with the black in robot mode. Hasbro's painted missiles look better too.

    Smokescreen: Absolute MUST buy! Even the chrome missiles look better than Hasbro's grey ones. Blows the Universe version out of the water.
     
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    Henkei Smokescreen looks better than Hasbro Smokescreen. For the other two I can barely tell the difference. Especially Prowl.
     
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    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    I've got Henkei Prowl and Smokescreen, and Universe Silverstreak.

    The chrome and bright white make Prowl pop. The colors on Henkei Smokescreen better match the G1 figure and the numbering on the car mode is done a lot more elegantly.

    Silverstreak... I actually prefer the black in car mode on the Hasbro version as well as the blue windows.
     
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    Smokescreen - Henkei by a lot. So much better. Only pick up the Universe version if you insist on owning a Smokescreen but don't want to pay the price for a Henkei, which is rather expensive.

    Silverstreak - I lean Henkei since it's slightly more accurate, but it's not a "must-have" like Smokescreen's.
     
  8. Doc Wheeljack

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    Thanks. Now the hunt begins for a henkei smokescreen... If anyone's looking to sell, get in touch!

    I'm still undecided on silverstreak. The only reason I'd pull that trigger is to complete the set.
     
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    I'd just get the Hasbro version of Silverstreak. The Takara one doesn't look that good or significantly different.
     
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    Join da club, brother...
     
  11. Doc Wheeljack

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    Haha! There's one on eBay now, but it's too much. Used and $100+... I don't mind dropping a little coin, but that's ricrazerous.
     
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    smokescreen is 100% better in henkei colors, so much that it makes the hasbro one look ko
     
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    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    I got the Hasbro, since it was cheaper and easier to get. Now, with aftermarket prices, they cost about the same, so go with whichever moves you.
     
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    Prowl - the Henkei version has less problems with sticky paint and the white looks better.

    Silverstreak - after a lot of deliberation, I got the Universe one - the colors are better matched overall.

    Smokescreen - I still don't have him, but there is no contest, the Henkei one is infinitely better. He's one of the four Henkei figures I still need to get, so you'll have some competition in finding one at a decent price.
     
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    ^Pretty much this.
     
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    Hasbro Prowl, Henkei Smokescreen and Hasbro silverstreak for me.
     
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    Can't agree with you more,Henkei Smokenscreen & Henkei Prowl are both nice figures that one must get
     
  18. Dansproject

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    I'm in the minority, I find Henkei Smokescreen's colours drab and washed out. The only things that big me about the Universe one are his yellow spoiler and red weapons. Henkei Prowl is a must, though.
     
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    Henkei Prowl and Smokescreen are way better than the crappy Hasbro paintjobs.
     
  20. Hal7300

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    ^This.
     

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