DNA Design DK-42 (Legacy Prowl Samurai Upgrade Kit)

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  1. That guy named storm

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    Helmet looks a little too big, but otherwise it looks good
     
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    This armour borrows its overall design from the original Animated toy, so all the same restrictions it creates should apply.

    The shoulderpads are attached to an armature that swings up under the armpits, and holds the pads in front of the shoulders. This doesn't affect the lateral articulation at all, but it does affect how far you can move the shoulders forward.
     
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    I think the helmet should've had a visor on it as well, but other than that, it looks bought.
     
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    Unfortunately I'm not as impressed with this as I thought I would be. It all looks oversized, like the whole thing should be shrunk by about 10%
     
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    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    Although frankly I'm not certain that this figure is worth the sturm and drang of an add-on set, off to pre-order I go.
     
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    I think he needed a new head for this kind of armor kit. 
     
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    I still have not seen the base figure released anywhere locally.
     
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    They did the helmet in the absolutely worst way they could've possible done the helmet.
     
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    Can't really say it sells me on either the base figure or the upgrade set.

    I would say a whole new figure from the ground up would be better for the whole Samurai Prowl thing, but given the nature of the alt mode complications would arise either way.
     
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    HAAAhahahaha, that helmet.
     
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    They did it like the og which imo is not the way to do it. It should be a alternate head with the helmet already on.
     
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    The problem is that the original set came with a Prowl that had a smaller head than the first Prowl had, so the helmet was a little smaller and looked better on the head.

    Here the head is normal size, so the helmet looks too big.
     
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    Not sure if replicating the original's engineering virtually 1:1 was the right way to go for this. It works, I suppose, but it shows a distinct lack of creativity in my opinion. I would've liked to see something that improves upon the engineering of a 14-year-old toy rather than just reproducing it. Hopefully this won't discourage other companies from giving this type of thing a shot, but I suspect it will, unfortunately.
     
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    I get what they wanted to do with the helmet, but that was a weak point in the original toy (which still did it better!). Why is the helmet bucket shaped? If it had to be, fine, but it looks so huge that doesn't look like the case. And if you were going to swallow the original head that completely you should've had a faux face &/or visor cover everything so it looked better.

    I suppose overall it's not terrible, and it doesn't go overboard with bits I could do without.
    THAT BEING SAID, I noticed the large amount of clear plastic. DNA's batting average hasn't been so stellar to enjoy gambling fragility on top of the cost?
     
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    This upgrade kit made me consider buying legacy prowl. I actually like the concept, although the helmet looks more like a bucket than a samurai helmet to me
     
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    Man. Seeing an all out upgrade kit for an Animated toy in 2023. :')

    Legends Animated Prowl was and is the goat. Such a versatile design flawlessly translated into legends class. I got him back when I was a kid (well, teen actually but still) when he was part of the Rescue Ratchet pack. Have loved him ever since.

    Samurai Prowl from 2009 doesn’t have much articulation either, it’ll be a shame if this doesn’t either but I’ll not be surprised.
     
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    Not complaining about the helmet. I hate having to swap heads to do the basic function of an accessory. This is a very toy way to handle the process, and I like it.
     
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