Transformers Review – Prowl (Kabaya)


Intro:
            Prowl – despite being the second-in-command of the Autobots forces on Earth, as far as the animated series were concerned, he received considerably limited screen times. If fact, non-Transformers fans might not even recognize him! In the comics, however, he did receive the treatments that he deserved. He was featured heavily both in the US and UK comics, and was also featured as a member of the Earth-based Transformers – the Earthforce. 
            Traditionally depicted as a police car-themed robot, the name was also reused in the Beast Wars, though never featured in the animated series, he was, however, featured in the 2006 IDW Beast Wars: The Gathering comic series, in which he transforms into an owl.
            In the 2001’s Robot in Disguise series (Car Robots in Japanese), another character by the name of Prowl appeared as one of the 3 Autobots brothers. He would transform into a Lamborghini Diablo police patrol car. Another Prowl was also featured heavily in the Energon series, as (yes, you guessed it again), a race car which happens to be a police patrol car.
            The latest Prowl character would subsequently appear in the Animated line as a ninja-ish police patrol motorcycle.
            So yeah, Prowl has been quite popular with the fans, so it’s unsurprising that Prowl would be also receive a Kabaya Gum-treatment.

Alternate Mode:
            As you might have known by now, Prowl transforms into a police patrol car. The designs are based on the Universe/ Henkei version of the G1 character. The mode looks quite slick and smooth.     
Robot Mode:
 
            The robot mode is obviously based on the Universe/ Henkei version. Again, I really like the details, enhanced by the stickers provided. Prowl is armed with a pair of shoulder cannons, as well as a rifle. 
            Being a part-former, I think Kabaya cheated a bit by having the doors sticking to the back of the shoulders, instead of being on an independent axle. 
            Articulation-wise, he has whatever is typical with any Kabaya Transformers, except for one thing – he actually has knee joints, although mostly due to transformations, but who cares, right?
 
            The entire figure can be a bit back-heavy, so you may wanna watch out and try to find his sweet spots while posing him.

Summary:
            Prowl would be a worthy buy, especially if you’re a fan of the Kabaya Transformers, or a fan of the character itself.
            Recommended.

Verdict: 8/10

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