Adventures in Toy Shopping: Hasbro Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe Class Prowl

27 09 2013

Even though TF Prime is off the air, the toys keep rolling out. Spotted Prowl at my local Target ($14.99) and love how Hasbro handled this figure.

Transformers Prime Prowl 01

He uses the same bold mold as the previously release Smokescreen with new paint apps, new head mold, and light bar. He’s whiter in color than Smokescreen which is really nice.

Transformers Prime Prowl 02

The head mold has more of TF Animated feel than his Classic G1 look. The light piping is one of the best I’ve seen in a long time.

Transformers Prime Prowl 03

Next to Smokescreen, you can see how Hasbro can craft out another character with some simple changes.

Transformers Prime Prowl Smokescreen

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Hasbro Transformers Beast Hunter Voyager Optimus Prime with Custom Faceplate

22 04 2013

This figure I intentional held off from buying until I heard how Takara Tomy was going to handle their release with their Transformer Go! series. They ended up going with slightly lighter colored red and blue and changed all the translucent green parts to translucent blue. The real important factor to me was whether their version would have a faceplate head sculpt instead of the mouth version. For me,  MY Optimus Prime figure must have the face plate head. The going price would probably be around $60 with shipping if I decided to go that route. Decided to just go with the US version and handle the face plate myself with non-dry putt.

Though not perfect, I did the best I could to mold a face plate on to the figure. I used just a little of the putty and shaped it with a toothpick and xacto knife. It’s definitely not sleek and hard edged but I get the look I generally want.

Beast Hunters Voyager Optimus Prime Face Plate 02

At a distance, which is generally the view I’ll see this guy the most when looking on my shelf , he looks good. I’m glad the gray of the putty matches the gray used on areas like on the biceps. To add a little extra to the figure, I used a couple of Autobot stickers from Reprolabels.com on the shoulders.

Beast Hunters Voyager Optimus Prime Face Plate 01

Though not the perfect solution, it works for me. In the future, I hope that a 3rd party company has alternate head in the works or at least an attachable face plate to stick on.

Beast Hunters Voyager Optimus Prime Face Plate 03