Magic Square Toys Legends Scale Prowl, Smokescreen, and Bluestreak

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by NOCV, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. TIKnTIN

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    yeah, no… i'm serious. too many flaws for me to overlook. no wheels behind the shoulders, no shoulder cannons, flattened/crushed junkyard alt mod, and those holes in the wells behind the headlights. :p 

    MS can and has done better recently, so why settle for sub-par design/execution from 3 years ago!
     
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    'cause they'd have to spend many a doubloon to redesign and retool, and they probably haven't even come close to recouping their tooling cost for v1/Bluestreak.
     
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    there is a real simple solution for that. just skip it and don't bother posting about it in the thread.
     
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  4. mark4flair

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    But we needs it Precious, we needs it!
     
  5. TIKnTIN

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    i doubt that. MS released Preceptor in very limited quantity and i'm sure they factored covering their costs to make money even with that. i'd guess they would have done the same with Bluestreak to cover costs. any further use of the mold with minor retool to pump out Prowl and Smokescreen would be bonus above and beyond the initial Bluestreak release.
     
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  6. NOCV

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    This!

    I love MS, and have nearly all of their figures. The Datsun mold is only a step above the Sideswipe mold. It gets the job done but is nowhere near as well-executed as their more recent designs.

    Prowl needs his wingtips, his shoulder wheels and toy cannons, and his headlights altered to eliminate the big gap in the shell around them. Those are bare minimum necessities. A lot of extra attention to the alt mode would be great, as would a cleaner foot design for the bot mode.

    I've seen it said on Weibo that Prowl was delayed to make changes to parts of the front of the car or upper body, and I've also seen it said that the delay was due to paint adhesion issues with the white nylon. Neither were directly from MS, so who knows.

    I know I'd love to have this guy in hand before the end of the year, though. I think he was originally ready to ship last December. I'm tired of waiting.
     
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  7. TIKnTIN

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    and maybe you should take your own advice in threads… you seem to have no issues with shitting in threads all the time on figures you don't like. :rolleyes: 
     
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    Yeah, 100% this.
    I've got zero problem with the sculpt itself, as I believe it's still the best bot rendition of the Datsun bros, at this scale, by a long shot (plus, cartoon Prowl doesn't even carry a shoulder cannon, so I don't see the big deal here).
    But that patrol tampos are... Why? I'd be so happy if they were gone for good - with the glossy coat too - in the final release.
     
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    Two e-bay vendors have listed this this morning, one of whom says that orders will start shipping on the 5th of December. Bought mine.
     
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    Shoulder Cannons or we riot.
     
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    Well, there was this tease pic in October, so Prowl release could still make it this year. I don't think any changes have been made to his mold or the "patrol" sign. And if I'm wrong, It'll be even better :D 

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    maybe the problem with Prowl is that MS thinks they already released him?

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    Reply to @MS-TOYS: "Yes, by competition."
     
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    Strangely, Showz shows Silverstreak (Bluestreak again) as incoming instead of Prowl. :( 

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    Is it finally going to happen..? For real..? o_O 
     
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    Old images unfortunately