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Deluxe-class Autobot Prowl

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To ere is to be human

I doubt this is an animation error- as frequently happened in G1 to smaller bots like Bumblebee- but my statement above about Prowl being the shortest Autobot is just a guess. Even though he's drawn to stand taller than Bumblebee in the new series, if you think about it, a motorcycle is far smaller than even a compact car. While BB might stand on the order of 11-13' tall, I would venture that Prowl would stand no taller than 8'-9'.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 1 July, 2008 - 02:19
I'm waiting for the Sidecar

I'm waiting for the Sidecar Prowl to come out: comes with equip-able battle armor!

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Posted by YuushaFan on 1 July, 2008 - 09:02
The thing about that is that

The thing about that is that the plain figure might suffer, but if you plan to display him with battle armor only, it should look great.
I have trouble getting my Prowl to balance.

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Posted by Mike on 1 July, 2008 - 11:09
I'll reply to both of you

I'll reply to both of you here.

Even though it was rather redundant, me just being impatient, and I wanted to get one before the "...Animated" shelves went barren like the movie's line did last year, I still plan to get samurai-Prowl when he comes out. It'll be interesting to see if they make any mods to the molds to accommodate the new parts...

Yeah, Prowl is a bit tricky to pose since the soles of his feet are flat, and not sloped. You just have to deal with it. The toes are hard to position because they rub up against the inside of the lower legs.
On top of that, while yeah you can bend the lower legs at that trans. joint, I'm still seriously considering chopping both of those gold parts anyways. I just think it was careless of them to do that.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 1 July, 2008 - 17:35
Oh, BTW- you really have

Oh, BTW- you really have to fight to get those shurikens out of the wheels; I almost broke a few fingernails trying to get them out! It almost- almost- makes that streetlight weapon worth it...
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 1 July, 2008 - 17:38
I hear taking the gold

I hear taking the gold things off, turning them upside down, and placing them on the opposite leg fixes that issue.

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Posted by Mike on 1 July, 2008 - 22:09
Oh-? Well, I guess I'll

Oh-? Well, I guess I'll gotta make like "Myth Busters" and determine if that is true or not.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 2 July, 2008 - 02:15
Let me know. I mean, I could

Let me know.
I mean, I could try it myself, but I don't want to ruin your Mythbusters fun.

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Posted by Mike on 2 July, 2008 - 13:18
The Almighty EVA_Unit_4A says...

It works!

Swapping the gold panels on the legs for each other, and then turning them both upside-down produces the desired effect! The only downside is that the panels are flat on the bottom, and the extended curved plastic of the ball-&-socket joint(s) pushes up against it; however, some light and simple sanding on the panels will eliminate any excess pressure.

That's a good little find you found there, Mike. Thank you!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 2 July, 2008 - 15:06
Woo! Mike done good.

Woo! Mike done good.

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Posted by Mike on 2 July, 2008 - 17:16
Concerning the knee joints

The lack of motion never really bothered me because I discovered how to "cheat" and get more articulation almost immediately. Part of me even thinks that it's not really cheating and you're supposed to use it that way; that being, the part of me that thinks that Hasbro would never give us a figure with such little knee movement in the modern age.

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Posted by Gareth Infinity on 1 July, 2008 - 16:33
 
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