Just in from DaimChoc on Twitter is our first look at the highly-anticipated Legacy Evolution Deluxe Animated Prowl and Junkion 2!
Prowl is looking very accurate to his OG design albeit slightly more “G1-ified”, while Junkion 2 also transforms into a motorcycle and looks like he will fit in well with a Junkion lineup. Both are shown off here in their robot/vehicle modes, as well as posed with their accessories.
Check it out after the break and let us know your thoughts on the boards!
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Oh he was definitely isn’t.
I dig it, and call the actual Ricochet, Stepper (his other name).
He is no replacement for a G1/Earthrise Prowl. I see this guy as an alternate form of Animated Prowl who will look good with those old Animated toys.
I would call this guy Ricochet if I ever get him for Generations bunch.
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I don’t despise it but yeah it’s not great. Don’t hate it but still not very good.
It seems to mostly all come down to the waist down area, and how the arms fold.
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A “bit better?” She’s a bike. Prowl is a poorly played game of Tetris on wheels.
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Since this thread was “revived”, if anyone needs a size comparison with a figure let me know. If I have the figure I will try and do it.
But one I did for the review thread.
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Fair also hard to beat black and gold.
Ironically it came out when I was too young. But interestly enough he was the only Deluxe and non-activator toy I had from Animated.
Whats left of it.
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But yeah he came out good also in addition to the head looking better in hand, he doesn’t look as bulky as some photo’s portrayed. The bike is weak but it doesn’t kill it for me. And for G1-ification the best of the Legacy figures.
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Animated Prowl is my second favorite version of Prowl but Animated came out just I was getting "too old" for Transformers, so I was pretty happy he was the first Animated character revisited in Legacy.
I have to say I think in terms of Deluxe Bike Bots, Arcee is a bit better in alt-mode and transformation but robot mode I'd give the slight edge to Prowl. Both are about comparable in terms of "G1ification" redesigns imo.
It's indeed a mystery.
Pretty weird photography decision, if I'm being honest.
Alternate head that they were thinking about for the stock renders and forgot to focus on the renders themselves.
I doubt that, because the image shows the head on a ball peg. They took off the head, which has no modular abilites, but left the arms on the body. Why?
I did a similar thing with Prime Universe Bulkhead, I just have him as a "G1" Bulkhead.
Now I'm waiting for a new Animated Universe Lugnut so I can have him as a "G1" Lugnut.
I could, but I’m not going to, if anything I’d make G1 prowl the new character. I’m too connected to Animated prowl as a character to do that, and the design just screams TFA Prowl
Saw this thread get bumped and I thought Axelgrease got leaked lol.
I find it funny how Crashbar's head is not detachable in the way of Paleotrex even though the back of box shows it being detachable in the way of Paleotrex. Guess there were some last minute changes
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Could just use him as a brand new character with a new name.
I’m in a similar headspace with this guy. I don’t like having multiples of characters (not counting reformatted versions like Rodimus or Twincast or super Megatron) but I realllyyy want this guy as I adore animated, I think I may just have him as TFA Prowl that’s found his way into “my” universe
It's a great looking figure but I'm fully expecting to see the mold again as Road Pig or something, so I'm not sweating the different body types. I'd also be happy if they ever released this dude in G1 colors although I'm not sure why they would. If they truly never use this mold again, I'll consider swapping my ER Prowl for this one.
I respect that you like to headcanon and repurpose figures, but I'm personally not really into doing that. I like the characters to represent who they're intended to. Between the two Prowls there's just a little too much shared DNA for me to justify them as wholly different characters.
If you can rationalize different bots existing with the same body type I don't think two bots with similar heads but totally different body designs, colors, and alt modes are that much of a stretch. I'll just call him Nightprowler and say he's a ninja who trained with Drift.
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Apart from the head crest and being a police vehicle they look completely different. And personality wise they could not be more different.
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He havs even less in common than ER/Seige Barricade, Smokescreen, and Bluestreak. So if you consider them different characters, just use them as different characters.
Good point. If the first 2 leaked photos it looked big, but the last set looks better. And in hand, even better.
I would agree, of the Prime updates last year she was done the best.
And he does look good with Bulkhead.
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G1 Prowl and Animated Prowl are both Autobot rescue vehicles with head crests who are close to Optimus Prime and share a name. It's the same reason I skipped Cybertron Metroplex.
If you like to collect multiples of the character, more power to you. I'm not telling you how to collect. But don't ever call me "dumb" for saving space and money.
Meh. Symmetry is overrated.
Especially on guys like the Junkions.