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Masterpiece Prowl - Collector's Coin Image

Posted on 09-03-2013 at 04:34 AM by Superquad7 under Transformers Masterpiece
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Hot on the tail of the recent image on Twitter by designer Shogo Hasui news, we have this bit of news - the image of the collector's coin for the upcoming release of Masterpiece Prowl! While some collectors have simply chosen to pass on collecting the coins to the recent Masterpiece figures, this one certainly has a look of lawful authority that is aptly applicable to Prowl. Many thanks TFW2005.com member Autobot_Jacer for sharing this news from Planet Iacon / TransformersAsia. This is yet another step closer for the release of Masterpiece Prowl!
Views: 2,797 / Credit: Autobot_Jacer of the 2005 Boards!
dannyboy76
Nice. I've got all the coins from MP-09 onwards. I've lost the urge to collect them though.
harrismonkey
Anybody seen anything more on the Japan Amazon exclusive version?

Robot Kingdom has had these previously, but so far has not posted pre orders.

Preorders are currently up on Amazon.co.jp but it doesn't seem to be possible to get it shipped to the US. I can't enter a US address when setting up an account.
TCracker
Looks awesome. Kinda want. I usually give them coins away.
Superquad7
This is certainly the best looking one to date!
privatespoon
Although they are a little bit pointless, I do like the collector coins & this looks one of the best.
DELTAsnake
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Originally Posted by dannyboy76 View Post
Nice. I've got all the coins from MP-09 onwards. I've lost the urge to collect them though.
I've got all the MP and Encore coins so far, but I don't think I'll get any more of them in the future. It's cheaper to buy the toys coin-less from Japan than to buy with-coin from HK. A guy I know got Fort Max for $100 less than me by getting his from Japan with no coin.
opt1musaber
This one definitely looks awesome. Alas, I don't think I'll get this since I'm buying from Japan :/
soymonk
Nice! I wonder what the coins will look like for his moldmates.
Sol Fury
Looks like this originated at Transformers Asia - watch this page for the one for Streak:

Transformersasia.com

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Originally Posted by harrismonkey View Post
Anybody seen anything more on the Japan Amazon exclusive version?

Robot Kingdom has had these previously, but so far has not posted pre orders.

Preorders are currently up on Amazon.co.jp but it doesn't seem to be possible to get it shipped to the US. I can't enter a US address when setting up an account.
Ask and ye shall receive!

robotkingdom.com -- Online Toys Company

Here is a good news for all Masterpiece Fans!
All MP-17, MP18 preorders on Robotkingdom on or before 15th September 2013 will be guaranteed with the Coin and Amazon Exclusive Missile Launcher.
negamegatron
I hate to be that guy but since you only get one launcher per figure and I can't afford to order two of each figure, I'm just gonna wait for the eventual Dr. Wu versions.
puma
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Originally Posted by negamegatron View Post
I hate to be that guy but since you only get one launcher per figure and I can't afford to order two of each figure, I'm just gonna wait for the eventual Dr. Wu versions.
hahaha. Seriously?!?! All the pictures i've seen have shown each one with TWO launchers on their body. Each figure released will come with a PAIR of launchers. The Amazon Sideswipe and Soundwave both came with two of their exclusives pieces i.e. Sideswipe with 2 pile drivers and Soundwave with 2 energon cubes.

Where did you see that 1 launcher per figure nonsense???
Lion
Is it only a coin, or a whole badge? Either way, this could be my first one...
negamegatron
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Originally Posted by puma View Post
hahaha. Seriously?!?! All the pictures i've seen have shown each one with TWO launchers on their body. Each figure released will come with a PAIR of launchers. The Amazon Sideswipe and Soundwave both came with two of their exclusives pieces i.e. Sideswipe with 2 pile drivers and Soundwave with 2 energon cubes.

Where did you see that 1 launcher per figure nonsense???
The actual listings.

Amazon.co.jp: ƒgƒ‰ƒ“ƒXƒtƒHーƒ}ー ƒ}ƒXƒ^ーƒsーƒX MP-17 ƒvƒ香[ƒ‹ amazon.co.jpŒタ’“チ“T ƒ~ƒTƒCƒ‹ƒ‰ƒ“ƒ`ƒƒー1Œツ•t‚ォ: ‚ィ‚‚ソ‚
Amazon.co.jp: ƒgƒ‰ƒ“ƒXƒtƒHーƒ}ー ƒ}ƒXƒ^ーƒsーƒX MP-18 ƒXƒgƒŠーƒN amazon.co.jpŒタ’“チ“T ƒ~ƒTƒCƒ‹ƒ‰ƒ“ƒ`ƒƒー1Œツ•t‚ォ: ‚ィ‚‚ソ‚

That's where.

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Comes with one "missile launcher" part as amazon.co.jp limited benefit.
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Originally Posted by Prowl listing
"Missile launcher" can be equipped on both shoulders combined with amazon.co.jp limited benefit of MP-18 Streak.
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Originally Posted by Streak listing
"Missile launcher" can be equipped on both shoulders combined with amazon.co.jp limited benefit of MP-17 Prowl.
With the exception of robot mode all pics show ONE missile launcher and all descriptions say missile launcher (SINGULAR).

Try doing some research before assuming you're correct and calling nonsense… I did.
harrismonkey
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
Looks like this originated at Transformers Asia - watch this page for the one for Streak:

Transformersasia.com



Ask and ye shall receive!

robotkingdom.com -- Online Toys Company

Here is a good news for all Masterpiece Fans!
All MP-17, MP18 preorders on Robotkingdom on or before 15th September 2013 will be guaranteed with the Coin and Amazon Exclusive Missile Launcher.
Thank you!

Interesting. It's been right under my nose the whole time. With Sideswipe they offered it with and without the exclusive. I was expecting a second listing and then the bonus isn't mentioned till you scroll down so I didn't even realize I was looking at it.

I'm really glad I asked. I might not have caught this until after the 9-15 deadline. (I've been checking and seeing this listing for over a month now- I feel stupid)
harrismonkey
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Originally Posted by negamegatron View Post
I hate to be that guy but since you only get one launcher per figure and I can't afford to order two of each figure, I'm just gonna wait for the eventual Dr. Wu versions.
I actually like Bluestreak's built in launchers better than Prowl's. I figure if I get both than I'll have a full set to put on one of them. Most likely Prowl.
negamegatron
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Originally Posted by harrismonkey View Post
I actually like Bluestreak's built in launchers better than Prowl's. I figure if I get both than I'll have a full set to put on one of them. Most likely Prowl.
I'm wondering if maybe the G1 missiles will fit into the built-in ones. They appear hollow at least some ways down, so even if the G1 missiles don't fit (or they do but you don't have a G1 version, like me), there is probably some way to add missiles for that full look.

I think I'm probably going to cancel my BBTS pre-orders and order one of each from RK to get at least one official set. I have no interest in the coins though, to be honest.
puma
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Originally Posted by harrismonkey View Post
Thank you!

Interesting. It's been right under my nose the whole time. With Sideswipe they offered it with and without the exclusive. I was expecting a second listing and then the bonus isn't mentioned till you scroll down so I didn't even realize I was looking at it.

I'm really glad I asked. I might not have caught this until after the 9-15 deadline. (I've been checking and seeing this listing for over a month now- I feel stupid)
I apologize for not looking into it. But the fact that Takara and Amazon are showing off 2 launchers on each figure and then only including 1 is pretty ridiculous. I guess they're thinking is if you buy both Prowl and Streak, you'll have 1 pair for 1 bot. Hope they're the same colors...

I'll just have to keep my eyes peeled to BBTS and ebay to get the launchers.
negamegatron
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Originally Posted by puma View Post
I guess they're thinking is if you buy both Prowl and Streak, you'll have 1 pair for 1 bot. Hope they're the same colors...
They look to be the same colour, both Streak and Prowl show black bases on them. It would also be total crap if they expect you to buy both figures to get a set and then make them different colours.

And technically only Streak had the launchers in the G1 cartoon series (though Prowl toy had them as well).

I do agree that it is dubious business practice to show figures with both launchers without an in pic disclaimer. They had to know that those pics were going to be separated from the original listings. I hope they enjoy hate mail.
Timesynch
Neat but I have no desire to collect coins. The figures themselves are works of art that I'll appreciate instead.
Incepticon
I'm more than happy with their built-in shoulder canons. Bluestreak & Smokescreen's look perfect, and I'll never be displaying Prowl with his anyway.
negamegatron
I really dislike Smokescreen's. I realise they're animation accurate, but the animation was kind of crap in a lot of cases. I might use the Amazon Exclusive cannons for Smokescreen, the built-in for Bluestreak, and none for Prowl.
deathsheadII
oooooh nice coin
Autovolt 127
Talk to the badge. I quite like the look of Prowl's coin.
Mewtwo
I really hope they put my coins and launchers aside. Because Prowl and Bluestreak are in the same shipment I have to wait... I don't mind waiting. As long as I still get my coins and launchers.
soundwave69
Does RK charge immediately for preorders?
Furyan
^ Yes they do.
soundwave69
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^ Yes they do.
thank you
HolyCulture
How do you order from Amazon Japan to get the exclusive items? I didn't know where to order to get Sideswipe's pile drivers, and I don't know how to get Smokescreen's alternate blasters. I've honestly never even heard of them. Any help or links would be appreciated.
puma
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Originally Posted by HolyCulture View Post
How do you order from Amazon Japan to get the exclusive items? I didn't know where to order to get Sideswipe's pile drivers, and I don't know how to get Smokescreen's alternate blasters. I've honestly never even heard of them. Any help or links would be appreciated.
Living in Japan would help in this instance. Robotkingdom has the Amazon version of Prowl for preorder as another member kindly posted in the thread already. You're probably too late on official Sideswipe pile drivers. And it's too early to sorry about Smokescreen's exclusive.
HolyCulture
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Originally Posted by puma View Post
Living in Japan would help in this instance. Robotkingdom has the Amazon version of Prowl for preorder as another member kindly posted in the thread already. You're probably too late on official Sideswipe pile drivers. And it's too early to sorry about Smokescreen's exclusive.
Thanks. Do you know if the Sideswipe with pile drivers had a different plastic tray to accommodate the extra accessories, or were they just inserted in a little plastic baggy? I may just buy them on eBay or something.
puma
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Originally Posted by HolyCulture View Post
Thanks. Do you know if the Sideswipe with pile drivers had a different plastic tray to accommodate the extra accessories, or were they just inserted in a little plastic baggy? I may just buy them on eBay or something.
They were separate I believe. I got mine off of eBay. BBTS did list some after they came out too so there's another option. That's how I got my Soundwave Energon cubes. Prowl's launcher is already being sold on eBay. I think I've see it around $30 for just one. That's going to be expensive.
harrismonkey
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Originally Posted by puma View Post
They were separate I believe. I got mine off of eBay. BBTS did list some after they came out too so there's another option. That's how I got my Soundwave Energon cubes. Prowl's launcher is already being sold on eBay. I think I've see it around $30 for just one. That's going to be expensive.
I just preordered both Prowl and Bluestreak off Robot Kingdom with one launcher a piece. Shipped to the US they came in at $81 a piece. That's less than BBTS without shipping or the launchers.

I love BBTS, but I've been getting my MP cars from Robot Kingdom for this reason. If BBTS offered them with the launchers at a reasonable price I still might have done BBTS.

But what I'm saying is there's no need (presently) for it to be expensive.
HolyCulture
Ok guys. I also just paid for Prowl and Bluestreak on Robotkingdom.com. I only changed because it was cheaper. Does anyone have experience preordering with them so close to a release? Is it safe to cancel my preorder through BBTS? I'm a little worried.

Also each one gets an exclusive launcher? I can't tell what it is. Are they for the robots they come with or are both for Prowl? Also Smokescreen is getting something in the future?
Automorpher
^ Its 1 launcher per Bot so you gotta order 2X units to get a pair of launchers.

If you need to have these for BOTH Prowl & Bluestreak, you gotta order 4X units.
HolyCulture
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Originally Posted by Automorpher View Post
^ Its 1 launcher per Bot so you gotta order 2X units to get a pair of launchers.

If you need to have these for BOTH Prowl & Bluestreak, you gotta order 4X units.
Why would someone need a set for two bots? What's the significance of these launchers? We're they in an episode? They don't look like the original toy launchers. So I don't get it.
puma
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Originally Posted by HolyCulture View Post
Why would someone need a set for two bots? What's the significance of these launchers? We're they in an episode? They don't look like the original toy launchers. So I don't get it.
people may want to have this look over the regular version.

Exclusive launchers


Built in launchers
harrismonkey
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Originally Posted by HolyCulture View Post
Why would someone need a set for two bots? What's the significance of these launchers? We're they in an episode? They don't look like the original toy launchers. So I don't get it.
No, they aren't exact matches to the G1 toys. But they're a whole lot close than the built in launchers. For those of us who think they should have the launchers it's a big deal.
autotronprime
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Originally Posted by puma View Post
They were separate I believe. I got mine off of eBay. BBTS did list some after they came out too so there's another option. That's how I got my Soundwave Energon cubes. Prowl's launcher is already being sold on eBay. I think I've see it around $30 for just one. That's going to be expensive.
Do you have a link to the launcher auctions? Couldn't seem to find it, wanted to watch it.
puma
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Originally Posted by autotronprime View Post
Do you have a link to the launcher auctions? Couldn't seem to find it, wanted to watch it.
Check the solds. There are a few under there. I'm sure a lot more will pop up once the figures get released.
HolyCulture
The amazon launchers look way better. Bluestreak's normal launchers are more show accurate i think. I read that Smokescreen will get some cool amazon exclusive stuff too. Anyone else read about this?
negamegatron
Well, paycheque deposited. So now I have to decide whether it's the extra $10.00 or waiting 'til the end of October and having Prowl and Bluestreak ship together… hmr. I suck at delayed satisfaction, but I'm also (relatively) cheap.

EDIT: Went with immediate satisfaction. It feels good.
harrismonkey
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Originally Posted by negamegatron View Post
Well, paycheque deposited. So now I have to decide whether it's the extra $10.00 or waiting 'til the end of October and having Prowl and Bluestreak ship together hmr. I suck at delayed satisfaction, but I'm also (relatively) cheap.

EDIT: Went with immediate satisfaction. It feels good.
I ran it through Robot Kingdom both ways before I checked out. You only would have saved about $4 ordering together. Didn't seem even remotely worth it.
HolyCulture
I just switched all my preorders from BBTS to RK. My country has a high tax for products made in China, and RK said I can ask them to declare the value as $0.00. Has anyone else done this before? Is there a high risk of damage or theft? Any experiences shared will be appreciated.
negamegatron
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Originally Posted by harrismonkey View Post
I ran it through Robot Kingdom both ways before I checked out. You only would have saved about $4 ordering together. Didn't seem even remotely worth it.
Sold some stuff, so I ordered two of each. $304-something together. $157-something each separately. Decided 3.34% wasn't worth the month wait on Prowl.
Mewtwo
Would RK change the order from a combined one to a seperate one? Without having to cancel it and put me further on the list? Or should I just wait and have them both ship at the same time...
puma
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Originally Posted by Mewtwo View Post
Would RK change the order from a combined one to a seperate one? Without having to cancel it and put me further on the list? Or should I just wait and have them both ship at the same time...
email them...
puma
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Originally Posted by negamegatron View Post
Sold some stuff, so I ordered two of each. $304-something together. $157-something each separately. Decided 3.34% wasn't worth the month wait on Prowl.
ha. so i'm not the only one then who did this to get 2 pairs on launchers. I'm pretty sure selling the spare will be easy.
negamegatron
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Originally Posted by puma View Post
ha. so i'm not the only one then who did this to get 2 pairs on launchers. I'm pretty sure selling the spare will be easy.
I already did! $85!

I kind of want a third pair, because I dislike the ones on Smokescreen, but I'm thinking Prowl is going to go without or Bluestreak might stick with the built-ins. Also, that was my budget for TFs *poof!* Or better yet, maybe someone will trade me a Prowl/Bluestreak set for the Smokescreen ones I don't think I want…

Also, I'm pretty sure Dr. Wu will release versions coloured differently for everyone. He's hit all the Amazon exclusives so far.
bonewire
As someone else said, Dr. Wu

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