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

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  1. SlickPrime

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    If it weren't for DNA's track record for heads, I'd say just make a new head sculpt that would complement a smaller helmet. I'd pay a $10 upcharge for that.
     
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    Feels like this is meant for a way bigger than Prowl here. The armor looks way too big.
     
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  3. Notomus

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    I'll consider getting it, though not sure it'll be worth the DNA price tag...
     
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    I knew I was right to wait on Legacy Prowl. I need that samurai armor!
     
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    The armor does look a touch big on Prowl, but we also have to remember what the original looked like:
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    The helmet was just as egrigous if not more so on the original. The shoulder pads are a bit overly large, though, I will agree there.
     
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    The (only?) highlight for Legacy TFA Prowl is its lower body articulations. It can pull off all kinds of serious acrobatic/martial art poses and look super natural about it. This DNA kit doesn't look like it'll hamper the lower body articulations too much, but the weight & proportion of it all probably will not make the figure easy to balance, taking away the figure's main advantage over the OG.

    So if I'm desperate for a TFA Samurai Prowl on my shelf, I'd just get the original.
     
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    The thing that astonished me then - and outright baffles me in retrospect - about the original Animated Deluxe-class Samurai Prowl is Hasbro included the armour/sidecar with a slight redeco of Deluxe-class Prowl for the exact same price as the wave-one version.

    Including an extra half a figure worth of accessories didn't bump Samurai Prowl up from Deluxe to Voyager-class, it was just better value for the same price.

    ~L~
     
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    they did get rid of the traffic light accessory, and reduced the amount of colored plastic (no clear red) and paint applications.
     
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    Don't forget about the nerfed throwing stars in the legs.
     
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  10. Pikachu_King

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    True, I swapped mine from the original release into my Samurai prowl back in the day so I totally forgot they did that too.
     
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    I was gonna skip Legacy Prowl but this made me get it. Now I have him in hand and I'm eager to get this. Samurai Prowl is hands down my fave Animated toy...hence why I still have mine somewhere!
     
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  12. John TheDestroyer

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    I'd say it's very likely. I'd give it a roughly 75% chance if I had to guess

    So don't buy this unless you actually like the way it looks, because there's a fair chance there will be more options down the line
     
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    I thought I had this preordered, but I guess not. Just bought at Show.Z, hope it's one of their good kits
     
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    Reminds me a little bit of G1 Vroom with the sidecar being integrated into the design!
     
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    This is yet another thing where the best idea would have been to ditch the OG set up and start over. Trying to keep it like the old toy's "framework" design with all the parts attached to each other and wrapped around Prowl just requires so much extra, needless engineering and material. It also limits a lot of what you can do with the set. You could have just had things like the shoulder pads plug into his, well, shoulders. Plus, there's a good reason the original toy swapped out Prowl's head for a different one. Leaving the old head here and trying to jam a helmet on just makes it look terrible.
     
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    i do wish it had 2 of the sword wheels, dont get why they didnt do that tbh
     
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    I wish there were something to give him a different head, hands and his back flaps cause of definitely but an upgrade for that.