KO Alternator Prowl - a WHOLE lotta pics!

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  1. agesthreeandup

    agesthreeandup Energon Supplier

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    So got in the Alt prowl today and I thought I would give a small review of the figure along with a ton of images so you can see for yourself what this figure is like.

    If you have any of the previous KO alts then you know of what their quality is like. It is OK but not great. This one is not like any of the previous figures. This has taken the bar up considerable. it is not perfect but for what they cost, they are close enough for me.

    You can see by the box that is the very similar to the Japanese box. The text has all been translated into english with their not so good translations. Some of them are quite funny to read as you can see here.

    When I first pulled out the figure I was impressed. it felt solid and had good weight to it. I think the only thing I did not like upon first impression was the tires for the wheels. They did not seem to fit quite right and the wheels were unimpressive themselves. I don't recall if the BT version had chrome wheels or not but this one did not. They are just grey. The figure transforms the same as the Alternator and felt much the same when transforming it. All the joints were good and tight with the exception of the rear bumpers but if I recall correctly, they were not that much better on the Hasbro version either. Robot mode is nice and can pose without problems. He can hold both weapons without issues and can use them in any pose the original one can.

    I think my only two issues with this figure is the tires and wheels and some of the paint. It seems a little sloppy in places and you can see some of the overspray in others. The white paint on the car is stunning and there are no problems with that, it is more of the red on the arms or the black bumpers that are not as good as could be.

    Final opinion is this is a great figure to pick up if you dont have one. I am excited about the release of the blue version and the Chinese Police version of this figure. I think they will be great additoins to a line that is getting much better quality wise.

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    KO Alt Prowl says that 'He is OK!'
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    Spencer.
     
  2. MegaMoonMan

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    HAND - make the performance more fascinating.

    Instant lol!

    Is the plastic really that ugly yellowish color, or is it just because of the pics?
     
  3. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Maybe it's carved out of ivory.
     
  4. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    The 'yellowed' plastic is atrocious.
     
  5. Mike

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    The real question is ... do the damn window mirrors break off like they're made of fine china like the original?

    Either way, this is tempting enough that I might actually pick him up.
     
  7. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Impressive for a KO, from what I can tell in the pics the wheels are just like the BT version - or at least very close.
     
  8. agesthreeandup

    agesthreeandup Energon Supplier

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    I think the yellow is more the images than the actuall figure. It is more of a 'pearl' colour then yellow. The car body is nice and white.

    I don't recall how the original one was done but here is an image of the inside of the door for this one and how the mirror is attached. It has a large peg that is melted on the inside. I used the mirriors to open the doors of the car several times without even thining about it and nothing happened.
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    Spencer.
     
  9. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    Thanks for the review, Spencer :) 
     
  10. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    "flashlight of the energy type"
    Pure win
     
  11. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Did they make the non police version?
     
  12. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Sweet I'm gonna get a blue one.
     
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    How much is this?

    Been really wanting to get an alt Prowl and this seems like a decent enough KO that I won't mind it not being an original.

    Edit: Nevermind..found it.

    About half the cost of getting the real deal, not bad at all.
     
  14. GavynN.X.

    GavynN.X. I want AM thundercracker

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    holy monkies!

    Spencer, when will you start shipping?
     
  15. GavynN.X.

    GavynN.X. I want AM thundercracker

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    Also,
    "Blight STick" - The perfect for a near wrestle
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    This is the true potential of English.
     
  16. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    It'd be really cool if they came out with a red version to turn into Sideswipe. I'd definitely get that.
     
  17. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    I am so getting this once it hits the local shores.
    Not bad from the looks of it :D 
     
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    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    Never realize the prototype's hand color is different from the actual release of prowl, I like the black and silver version better. So is this a BT KO or Alts KO? Because on the car body I see different white tones
     
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    Anyone know how the Wheeljack KO held up to the Binlaltech/Alternators? Please let me know. I had one in my hands many many months ago and decided I'd get it later. Obviously you guys know that was a bad move. I can't see myself paying $80 for a $20 toy that was out only months ago. :(  If I need to get a KO version, then that's what I need to do. Thanks in advance.
     
  20. Brave Magnus

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    Sweet! For KOs terms I mean. I havent seen this one and its looks very good.
     

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