Legacy Prowl BTS

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  1. Pixelmaster

    Pixelmaster >implying toys are good

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    Commentary, Control art and Takara block model
    Sam Smith - Hasbro ⚓️ on Instagram: "Transformers Legacy Evolution - Animated Universe Prowl So this guys been floating around the internet for a few months, but I am glad to finally have him revealed! So let’s get into the details of Legacy Evolution Prowl. Building on the design ideology that had been established for Legacy, it was clear that we were going to have two pieces of entertainment that would require us to push the designs outside of their comfort zones, Transformers Prime and Transformers Animated. As the debut character to represent the tone of the 2007 animation, I wanted to preserve a recognizable design aesthetic from the original character, while ensuring that it would sit comfortably amongst the rest of the legacy expression. I reached out to @santalux75 with my ideas and he got to work on an incredibly faithful design for both the bot and alt modes. With a couple of alterations to some of the proportions we were in a comfortable position to start executing the design kick off with Takara. Kunihiro Takashi is a huge Animated Prowl fan and put together a wonderful transformation plan that incorporated plenty of historical character attributes along met with modern articulation. We found a balance for how much detail we wanted to texturize the model with, that still left enough of the smooth paneling of the source material. The deco was treated much the same way, utilizing his iconic black and gold livery, met with the patroller khaki pants and his iconic blue visor. Prowl is outfitted with his shurikens that rotate closed and can be stowed onto the wheels. While he can hold them in both hands, we wanted to ensure that the figure was still compatible with 5mm post accessories, so his right hand is sculpted to support both. Overall I am thrilled with how this “reimagined” figure turned out. What are your thoughts on this design? Leave a comment below!"
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    Robot mode turnaround
    Sam Smith - Hasbro ⚓️ on Instagram: "Transformers Legacy Evolution - Animated Universe Prowl - Robot Turntable"

    Bike mode turnaround
    Sam Smith - Hasbro ⚓️ on Instagram: "Transformers Legacy Evolution - Animated Universe Prowl - ALT Mode Turntable"
     
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  2. DutyBeforeAll

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    Prowls been hitting the juice HARD!
     
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  3. Gumblor Gimbles

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    its been said a million times before, but these geewunified designs are just.... drab. its prowl if he were less like prowl.

    much better than bulkhead, knockout and arcee, though.
     
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    *mario mushroom sounds*
    love the side-by-side. prowl looks amazing and can't wait to grab it.
     
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  5. TF Hot Rod

    TF Hot Rod Legacy TFA enjoyer

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    He’s beautiful isn’t he?

    Is he perfect? No, but that being said for a G1-ified/CHUG-ified modern Animated Prowl (in a similar vain to ROTF Lockdown and RTS Lugnut) coming out 15 years later with the budget they have now, I think he came out darn good.

    They did a pretty good job of while changing the design, keeping the iconic elements of the design.

    Definitely happy as someone who was wanted Legacy TFA to see it happen and look forward to seeing what else is coming in addition to Optimus.

    Happy to see Animated get some love. Good time to be a Transformers fan.
     
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  6. Pixelmaster

    Pixelmaster >implying toys are good

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    That bike mode is just embarrassing
     
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    I love the comparison with the T:A animation model. The Legacy toy is like Prowl after he mysteriously started setting home run records.
     
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    looks like a before and after ad for steroids
     
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    This guy does look really good. From a character design perspective I actually prefer this over his OG design.
     
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    They really knocked it out of the park with this one.
     
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    Love it.

    Can't wait to see Optimus (Seriously though, make a new Lugnut and Slipstream).
     
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    Lugnut I got a feeling he will be coming, especially now that he won the fan vote.
     
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    Utter perfection. They really nailed it. The head sculpt clinches it for me, that is 100% Prowl. He won’t be replacing my G1 Prowl, but I’m going to have to have some sort of headcanon for his presence, because I need this figure. I never had him, Ratchet and Bulkhead from the original toy line (I was more ‘Con focused).

    Now, where’s Leader Class Lugnut, Deluxe Oil Slick and Deluxe Lockdown
     
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    Design and bot mode are alright. Still don't like the head but it's not the worst. Glad for the people that like it and I hope future Animated toys are better than this and for characters that actually need them like Lugnut and Sentinel.
    My least favourite part is still that bike mode though. A 15 year difference should not look like this.
    Screenshot_20230202-144443_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20230108-215706_YouTube.jpg
     
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    Look forward to posing it with my Legacy Arcee.
     
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    I do kinda, feel odd to say or feel but I do feel that way in a sense.
    It shouldn’t but unfortunately it does, don’t hugely bug me since the robot mode I care about more but also Prowl isn’t the only example of a older toy being technically better than toys years later (when it should kinda be the reverse). I feel like you could argue Leader ROTF Prime is still the best offical TF1-3 movie Optimus still to this day.
     
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    He did some things better but I still feel like for Lugnut he’s too skinny.
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    true. I'm on a laptop so i couldnt see the whole image... yeah, RTS is a bit too skinny.
     
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    I feel the opposite. If that reveal the shield toy was released now, everyone would complain that it doesn’t look enough like Lugnut. Wrong colours, wrong proportions, missing key details (only the face is a direct homage)
     
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    I could see this, which is pretty lame when when the figure itself was a pretty great representation of Lugnut, even if it wasn't 100% accurate to Animated.
     
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