Masterpiece Prowl, Animation Version

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  1. ChromeMagnus

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    The ever popular Baba has MP-17+ in stock now.
    Those who get his automatic $5 off $70 discount can save $5 instantly at checkout.
    Transformers Toy TAKARA Masterpiece MP-17+ Prowl Anime Recolor version New | eBay
     
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    I got mine earlier this week, opened him up today and yeah - horrible paint job. Just all around sloppy, paint splotches and schmutz everywhere. Most CHUG's I own have cleaner paint - pretty disappointing for a "Masterpiece".

    The mold is cool and I like the color scheme they chose, but the paint application is poor all around. And the weird white plastic that is thrown against the actual white paint is very noticeable in a bad way too.

    I didn’t pay too much for him thankfully, but if I knew what I would be receiving I would’ve passed on this release.
     
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    Whoo hoo.....just got my ship notice from Agabyss.
     
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    Not the best pics but so far these are my gripes. The helmet seems a tad crooked and that tiny dark paint (or unpainted) spot on the 4th pic 20181010_155011.jpg
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  5. ChromeMagnus

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    I'll probably pick this up during the next Ebay 15%-20% off flash sale.
     
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    Hmm...that's not encouraging. I've had this on preorder forever, though I personally prefer the original toy colors. May just go pick up a Hasbro Prowl on eBay instead.
     
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    I couldn't help but notice mp-17+'s absence in TCP and Toydojo's latest news letters. Anyone have the scoop of what's going on? (apologies if I missed this several pages back)
     
  8. ChromeMagnus

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    Wow. I might stick to my original Takara MP Prowl then.
     
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    I’ll add to some of the paint woes. Mine looks like he got his face carved up in a knife fight.

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    Just got my copy of MP17+, mine show no sign of mold degradation, everything is really tight.
     
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    Sheesh. All the pics I've seen so far, most of them show some degree of paint damage to the head/face area.

    So, uh, anyone want to unload a new/sealed MP-17 Takaratomy Prowl? I'm suddenly in the market for a first release.
     
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    Yah, sloppy paint job on mine too for the head/face area ;(
     
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    My theory is that it is Hasbro/TT joint release that may explain these sloppy paint jobs. Hasbro is known to have poor QC.... Sigh...
     
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    My first release Takara MP17 has more major paint flaws than shown on this new + version. Easily the worst QC of any MP I own. I had thought about getting this version for that reason even though the + versions aren't my thing but it doesn't seem to be a wise decision on a QC basis and it's livery is not tickling my fancy anyway.
     
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    Even if it is Hasbro/TT joint release, it is not an excuse of them to have sloppy paint job, quite sad man in this case.
     
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    Sucks about paint issues, sorry folks. Mine is pretty much perfect - I think this time they painted the crest red first and then put white paint over the middle, so there’s a tiny bit of wear with red underneath on the middle. However, it’s really not noticeable to the naked eye, only visible in photos.

    The only error on mine is that damn movie insignia.

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    I have to say that I have no paint issues on mine - and usually it's me looking at everyone else say how they got a perfect one while mine has some paint woes. Mine's not *perfect* - if I look closely, there's a tiny chip in the grey paint on his waist, a minuscule line of black showing through the white paint on the edge of one of his feet, a scratch in the grey paint on his pelvis, and a tiny mark on the white paint by his Autobot logo - but I certainly wouldn't call the paint on mine sloppy. It's far better than many MPs I've had, and better than the paint job on my original MP-17 (I had to send back my very first MP-17 because it had a giant black blob of paint on the hood). Paint jobs are always luck of the draw with MPs, sadly. That said, I'd definitely send back that one with the tiger claw marks on his face!

    I almost didn't pick this up because generally I'm not a fan of blue windows, but I'm glad I did as the colours really work. Also, it's nice to have an MP Prowl who can actually stand up - the knee joints on my original MP-17 have grown ridiculously floppy over the years.

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    Yeah, I'm not a big fan of the Bayverse movie Autobot and Decepticon symbols. Did anybody have any luck removing that tampo'd symbol? I thought I say someone post a vid on how to remove tampos.
     

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