Side-by-side Physical Comparison of TFU Prowl and Henkei Prowl

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by solitudinal, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Posts:
    2,546
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +14
    Some long awaited TFU Prowl Vs. Henkei Prowl Pics:

    I'm not sure if my TFU Prowl figure is wonky, but I notice the paint apps on Henkei Prowl are A LOT better. It's pure crystal white whereas TFU Prowl appears to show some signs of yellowing. I kept my TFU Prowl in a Detolf and out of any sunlight.

    Another thing I find inexplicable, but Henkei Prowl is the slightest bit taller than TFU Prowl? Amidoingitwrong? I checked and made sure my TFU Prowl was properly transformed. Maybe someone could shed some light on this.

    And no offence to anyone who prefers TFU over Henkei. :) 

    [​IMG]
    Side by side.

    [​IMG]
    Very noticeably different chaser lights

    [​IMG]
    Something's not right here.

    [​IMG]
    See?

    [​IMG]
    Top view. The light-piped eyes are different. And I much prefer the Henkei version.

    [​IMG]
    Another side view.

    [​IMG]
    Something doesn't seem right about the feet. Henkei Prowl is on the left. I double checked to make sure my TFU Prowl was correctly transformed. Did I do something wrong? :confused: 

    Vehicle mode comparison to come later.
     
  2. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Posts:
    5,658
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Likes:
    +6
    Looks like Universe Prowl's feet aren't folded out completely, mine come out like the Henkei version. Unless there's a mold variant I'm not aware of.
     
  3. Xhairs

    Xhairs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Posts:
    1,216
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    yes you need to pull down the TFU prowls feet down. great pics
     
  4. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Posts:
    2,546
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +14
    Thanks :) 
     
  5. Ricky_Stream

    Ricky_Stream Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Posts:
    1,966
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    Portugal
    Likes:
    +145
    Ebay:
    don't understand how you pulled the henkei feet and not the universe. :p 

    In a soundwave voice: "henkei superior....universe inferior"

    :) 
     
  6. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Posts:
    2,546
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +14
    I don't know how I pulled that off either (pun intended) :lol 

    "Who are you calling Inferior?!"

    "No one would listen to an uncharismatic bore like you!"

    "Hey who you calling unchar-ris-ism-matic?"

    "Yeah let's kick tailgate!"

    You know what happens next. :wink: 
     
  7. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Posts:
    5,402
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Likes:
    +1
    someone told me about pulling the feet down and I never tried it until now. what a difference it makes.

    Thanks for the pics. Looks like Henkei Prowl has more vibrant whites and reds. I'm so bummed Hasbro puts out the weaker versions of these guys. It's not worth me paying triple to get better paint but I do like the chrome on a few of these guys a lot
     
  8. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Posts:
    3,786
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +1
    I'm not liking all of that chrome.

    Although I think I like the white on the Henkei version better,
     
  9. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Posts:
    2,546
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +14
    Pretty hard to get Henkeis in the US huh? Or rather, expensive. :eek: 

    The chrome's okay but I definitely prefer the white on Henkei Prowl, looks a lot cleaner.
     
  10. taterx

    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Posts:
    1,718
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +2
    all types of true. now I might be buying my secound henkei.
     
  11. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Posts:
    2,546
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +14
    Here are his pics in Vehicle Mode. The differences in paint apps are more obvious in the first 2 pics.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Just for fun. I love rack-focus shots :) 
     
  12. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    82,021
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Likes:
    +447
    The only thing i like about Henkai Prowl is his Chrome should canons.
     
  13. Dead Metal

    Dead Metal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Posts:
    1,465
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +8
    Ebay:
    Henkei also seems to have a completely different siren on his roof, it's round and fat while the TFU one is sleeker and has sharper edges.
     
  14. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Posts:
    2,546
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +14
    Yup, I find the rounder Henkei chaser lights kinda cute :) 
     
  15. raptorclans

    raptorclans Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Posts:
    278
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Likes:
    +1
    Oooh... thanks for the comparison mate... I might get him to compliment my Uni Prowl. From the photos it seems the car fenders are better painted, my hasbro one has parts not properly covered by white paint (meaning you can tell it was once clear plastic). I like the siren, the white-ness and the shoulder cannons, but the chrome spoiler's overkill... lol~

    Henkeis are roughly the same price as Hasbros over here, if not a couple of bucks more...
     
  16. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Posts:
    2,546
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +14
    No worries, mate :wink:  You from Australia?

    We're fortunate in Singapore too that Henkeis and TFUs cost roughly the same price too.

    Does your TFU Prowl have the smudgy paint problem? I realized that mine does not. Did I get lucky? Hmmm.
     
  17. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Posts:
    3,470
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +1
    I dunno that the white is whiter on Henkei, just that he has much starker colors against it than the TFU version. The windshield is darker on the Henkei, and the autobot symbol is a much richer red too, which all would make the white POP a bit more I think. The autobot symbol on the TFU looks like a faded out henna tattoo or something, yikes!

    I gotta say, the siren and non-chromed fin make me like the TFU version more though. With a little repaint love at home, all his other problems can be fixed too.

    Still, awesome comparison shots, thanks a lot!
     
  18. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Posts:
    2,546
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +14
    Anytime. :) 

    As for the white on Henkei, you would not immediately notice it unless you had TFU Prowl next to it before your very eyes. It's hard to tell when it's in pictures I agree so the best way to judge would be to see them for yourself if you get the chance. :) 
     
  19. heshanj

    heshanj Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Posts:
    2,734
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    awesome comparison pics, bro...the henkei version looks better in most points, especially the white paint...the chrome is alright..dont LOVE it but its quite nice and doesnt look weird like some henkei figs do with the random chrome...i dont like the fat chubby siren though..
    and i also didnt know the feet come out like that (im still tryign to do it lol)..now how about the same with sunstreaker? have u done so already?
     
  20. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Posts:
    2,546
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +14
    Someone posted up a comparison pic of Sunstreaker already, and I don't really feel like opening up my TFU Sunstreaker right now.. :tongue: 
     

Share This Page