Henkei Sunstreaker and Prowl In Package Pics

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  1. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

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    Recently acquired these two:

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    Prowl looks like a girl! Okay, robots have no gender, but he looks feminine the way he's drawn.

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    Compared to the previous Henkeis, the box-art now features a drawn image of the TF in the box. And we're up to 8 Autobots Vs. 4 Decepticons! Unfair! Henkei Skywarp and Thundercracker, Henkei Megatron needs you soon! :lol 
     
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    Yay for no dull surprise!
     
  3. Blaster_Prime

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    Gotta love the box art
     
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    Odd. The stock photos of Sunstreaker show him to be darker than Hasbro's version, yet the toy itself looks to be the same shade of yellow.
     
  5. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

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    Love the new box art. Don't know what Hasbro is thinking with their current look.
     
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    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    Love that box art.
     
  7. hutchprime

    hutchprime Made of sterner stuff

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    I heart how many exclamation points the Japanese use.
     
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    Yeesh, I thought the Universe Boxart was bad... well, it is, very, but this isn't a whole lot better. I agree, Prowl looks like a girl and Sunstreaker looks like... a creeper. o_O 

    I really wish Universe Prowl had a ligthbar closer to that one. Or like movie Barricade's. Still baffles me as why they can properly chrome Sunstreaker, but no one else. (came close with Prowl, though. That's nice)
     
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    great decision not to go with the whole hasbro stoned,emotionless,zombified bot look.
     
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    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    i gotta go against the grain, while i like the idea of more dynamic "posed" art than the statuesque dull surprise of Universe, i think those look super-amateurish and pretty terrible. ...and isn't that Prowl pose a swipe of the TFC reissue are (pose-wise?) have to go look...

    Edit: not as much as i thought:
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    (i couldn't find the TFC reissues in the resources section BTW...)
     
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    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    oh, and i think i'm gonna have to get Sunstreaker if the paint really is as much better as it looks in these first pix... wonder if i can swap the spoilers...
     
  12. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Still, at least the Henkei artwork depicts each character in a unique, dynamic pose versus Universe's generic standard head shot in 3/4-front-view perspective with mouth slightly agape.
     
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    Issit just me or does Prowl have a new siren beacon? :eek: 
     
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    I'm really starting to dig sunstreaker's chrome use. Prowl's gun is about all I like from that Henkei, but oh well. Guess that makes my henkei list go up now from just Ironhide, Ratchet, and Astrotrain. Gotta grab the henkei sunstreaker eventually. Make him stand apart more from Universe 2.0 Sideswipe too. =D
     
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    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    hey, you're right, it is different (rounded off on the ends).
    ok, that kindda pisses me off ~ i assumed Hasbro changed from the straight bar seen on early test shots (and the back of the US package, right?) to the swept bar so they'd just have a consistent mold between Henkei and Classics. I want that straight bar, dangit :p 
     
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    My Sunstreaker is shipping, finally. I've been hopping on one leg for a month now, as though I had to pee.
     
  17. solitudinal

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    Here are some more quick pics of Henkei Sunstreaker. Sorry for the poor lighting and slight grain.

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    All the goodies laid out. Instructions have WORDS and not just pictures. Fortunately I know Chinese so I can decipher some of the basic Japanese characters.

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    Zany-looking comic. All Henkeis from here on will have a special comic bundled with the toy. Sorry about my digits, the comic was folded up and stuffed at the bottom, so now it's badly creased. :( 

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    Right page: Autobots gloat over outnumbered Decepticons

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    Do not understand what's going on, looks like Prowl pulled Sunstreaker over for speeding. And look at that bratty little kid!

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    Right page: Sunstreaker promises never to speed again (maybe?) Prowl looks unconvinced. :lol 
    Left page: TakaraTomy shows off it's chrome bits of the Henkei line.

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    Roll call! And a sneak preview! You totally cannot tell the next ones in line are Sideswipe, Tankor (Octane) and Silverstreak. :tongue: 

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    Chrome blaster becomes chrome exhaust pipe.

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    Transform! Let's hear that G1 transformation sound.

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    Tadah.

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    Above shot taken with flash. Oooooh, shiny!
     
  18. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    They look nice, not nice enough though. I get them if they are drastically different like Astrotrain and Megatron. Will also get ratchet since I don't hear any domestic news on him yet, unless we hear something before it's release.

    The Box art is OK. I like the hasbro box art. It's just a picture really. Never really cared much for the box art.
     
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    I almost feel jipped. That looks so much cooler than the one I got. Don't get me wrong, I will never part with the one that I have but the artwork is awesome, the little comic is awesome, and the extra deco work on them is great!!! I'm starting to think that this is done on purpose. I hope not. By the by, does anyone know what the ranks actually mean? Like from 1 - 10 what do they mean?
     
  20. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

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    Ranks? Did you mean why he is labeled C-07? It's the sequence of his release I think. Or are you referring to his techspecs?
     

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