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  1. Obvious Prime

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    I was looking at the little booklet that came with Universe Onslaught, and I found this.

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    WTF? Did Prowl have a different light bar early on and they changed it for some reason?
     
  2. blitzwingfan94

    blitzwingfan94 Vikings are the bomb!

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    Yes that is a prototype pic, His is bent a little now. I like it that way though. :( 
     
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    Yup.
     
  4. DJ Soundwave

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    Apparently you've never heard of the phrase , "Picture may vary from final product"
     
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    hahahahahahahahahahahaha!
     
  6. Obvious Prime

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    Well, I know that. I've just never seen any pics of Prowl with the different lightbar, so I thought I'd show them here to share with other various people who also didn't know about this.
     
  7. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    Yes and that pic is exactly why I changed it back:

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  8. Obvious Prime

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    Hey, that looks great. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's Barricade's lightbar, yeah?
     
  9. Ravenxl7

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    At first the change bothered me, but, the more I see the one he has, the more I like it more than the plain one. It wouldn't bother me if they took it and used it for a potential Red Alert retool/repaint of Sideswipe.
     
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    Not to go off topic, but I realy do hope they make Red Alert. The mold would look great in those colours.
     
  11. Death333

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    Correct. It takes a bit of modding to make it fit but man does it look 100% better.
     
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    Any tutorials? How'd you get em off? I'd like to try that.

    It'll also give me an excuse to finally nab a premium Barricade to replace the one i plan on mutilating for his lightbar....
     
  13. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    I remember seeing pics of the straight lightbar...and being disappointed when the red boomerang pics and final product showed up.
     
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    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    The boomerang bar is not even translucent, no?
    I really like the straight light bar, gives it more of a "Classics" look IMO.
     
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    Red Alert wouldn't be the Prowk mold though would it?

    It would be the Sunstreaker/Sideswipe mold right?
     
  16. Ravenxl7

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    Actually, yes it is, though it does seem to have a bit more pigment than other clear plastics. Actually the one he has is more along the lines of a "Classics" look, aka an updated and more modern look (not saying your opinion is wrong though).

    I was just saying that I wouldn't mind if they used the same light bar for Red Alert. They'd certainly still use Sideswipe for the rest of it. That way the third use of the Prowl mold could be Smokescreen, and the third use of the Sunstreaker mold could be Red Alert.
     
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    What's interesting (to me anyway) is that the Henkei version changes the lightbar again, to something different than either of them.

    Proto photo has "straight stick" lightbar

    Final universe toy has wing-shaped lightbar

    Henkei version has rounded 'boomerang' (well, Japanese-style) lightbar.

    Just a guess, but I think that, since the only mold difference between Prowl and Silverstreak is the lightbar and its connection point on the roof, when the time came to take the proto Prowl photo, the final lightbar was not quite there yet, and they just fished something out of the parts bin to finish up the toy.
     
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    I'd rather see him as a repaint of Universe Sideswipe.
     
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    i didn't even know they changed the lightbar.....i was just in awed by prowl's sheer awesomeness :lol 
     
  20. Lazeric

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    Originally the U.S. version was suppose to have the straight lightbar, and the Japanese release would have a "boomerang" shaped one (two different lightbar shapes were planned from the beginning.) If what you say is true and the Henkei release is still different (I did a quick image search but couldn't find a non-prototype pic of Henkei Prowl's car mode) then they made a conscious decision to change the US lightbar sometime after the paint masters were done.

    Personally, I preferred the straight lightbar, and wondered what was up with the new one.
     

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