by: Austin Welch
Okay, so unlike Huffer, Prowl is actually one of my very favorite characters. Although I cherish the excellent voiceover work by Michael Bell, I must admit that my love for Prowl was solidified by Simon Furman’s handling of the character in the latter issues of the original Marvel run of Transformers comics. Prowl is just one of those stuffed-shirt types – the ones who were born to play the straight man opposite knuckleheads like Grimlock. The running gag at the character’s entry at the Transformers Wiki is that he’s a prick, but he’s a lovable prick, for sure.
I’ve always wanted to immortalize Prowl in ABS, so recently, I finally began work on him. Originally, I was thinking that I’d make the Targetmaster version of Prowl that I’d invented for some of my fanfic, but he ended up so much like the original G1 version, I went with it. He went through a couple of false starts, but I think I’ve nailed him. You be the judge. For the most part, he transforms almost exactly like the classic action figure, but I’ve taken design cues from some of the Alternators as well. I even re-created his classic acid pellet rifle and shoulder cannon. Actually, he had two shoulder cannons originally, but I left it at one, to make him seem less “busy”. I’ll be the first to admit he looks a lot better in robot mode than vehicle. But hey, he’s better than the Kre-o version, no? The slide show is below.
If you missed some of my previous posts, be sure to check out some of my other Lego Transformers below.
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