Animated Rodimus: Will he or won't he?. . .

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by videriant, Apr 5, 2010.

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Who will be more popular/scalped.

  1. Arcee. Her swords will go to town on Rod's head.

    17 vote(s)
    25.8%
  2. Rodimus. Trusty bow. No one'll ever see him.

    25 vote(s)
    37.9%
  3. Tie. It's a myth, neither actually exist.

    21 vote(s)
    31.8%
  4. Who cares, I'm a G1-er / Michael Bayer.

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    . . .be more popular/scalped then Animated Arcee. Please present your arguments.

    I believe it's still unknown how much of the Animated Arcee issue is scalpers and how much of it is fanboys buying 3-4 for themselves and how many buying it for girls. A lot of people seem to think that it's sooooo easy to predict how popular a character will be and that Hasbro dropped the ball on Arcee and the club dropped the ball on PCP so let's see how good people are at predicting how Hot Rod will do.

    Things to take into consideration:

    Similarities
    1) Animated line
    2) 1st use of the mold
    3) TRU exclusive
    4) Produced in the same amount (I'm assuming, of course I can't confirm)
    5) Both suffer end-on-line syndrome

    Arcee
    1) It's a girl-bot
    2) It's pink
    3) 1st Arcee toy that resembles G1 toy
    4) Screen time
    5) Packed with Cybertron Ironhide
    6) Released in Winter/Spring
    7) Japanese Version news available (but at the time no pics)
    8) People did not anticipate her rarity and took their time looking for her

    Rod
    1) It's NOT a girl-bot.
    2) It's not pink.
    3) Name recognition. He's been around.
    4) Screen action.
    5) Packed with Ironhide
    6) Released in summer/fall
    7) No news yet on Japanese version. (Chrome bow?)
    8) The arcee issue may cause people to over-react when Rod comes out.
     
  2. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Although I believe Rodimus will still be a hot scalping item, TFA Arcee is the ONLY Arcee we've ever had.
     
  3. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Well Animated Rodimus is is anticipated almost as much as Arcee, and unfortunately there is a growing possibility he and Ironhide maybe the last Animated releases.

    Websites like our own beloved TFW and others are making the scalpers more aware of what the hard core collectors are wanting and the fact the design will be much more desirable to kids than Arcee will add to the demand so I not only think Rodimus will be scalped as much as Arcee i believe there is strong evidence to suggest it could be worse.

    Also unless somehow the remaining yet to be released Animated figures get wide releases we are likely looking at Scalping of Arcee magnitude for most of what is left if not all.
     
  4. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    I added the possibility/news of a Japanese version as another difference and the timing issue. Because of what happened with Arcee people may over-compensate on Rod.
     
  5. Gligamesh51

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    Rodimus is more popular...poll over.
     
  6. MegaMoonMan

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    He'll get scalped slightly less than Arcee - but only slightly.
     
  7. Optimus Vader

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    I don't like either character, but the Animated Rod does look pretty damn cool... even for a whiny little bitch bot.

    I've been wondering why Ani Arcee is so popular myself. I know that there are only a few Arcees over the years, but her character sucks. Maybe that's why everyone likes her so much.
     
  8. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    PArt of why Arcee was scalped so much is because that is the only Arcee toy that approximates her G1 design. As Ironhide and Rodimus have both gotten multiple toys before, I don't see scalping as that big of a problem for them (compared to Arcee at least). I think we can rest easy here.
     
  9. QmTablit

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    Rodimus will surely be scalper fodder, but not to Arcee levels. The "female toy in a 'boys' line" aspect alone puts Arcee over.
     
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    Rodimus will be less scalped since many modern day collectors have Classics Rodimus while Arcee hasn't had a toy since 2004.
     
  11. Grimlockprime16

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    I think rodimus is gonna be scalped hard. this is most likeley 1 of the last animated toys we will be getting and the scalpers that read these post will know it and be allover it.
     
  12. Zigholtul

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    Damn it I need a Classics Rodimus. I feel so alone :cry 
     
  13. grimlock1972

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    your not alone man I need one as well
     
  14. Insecticon

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    Rodimus would probably be scalped along the same lines of Titanium Grimlock and Mirage. He would still be findable, but not very easily.
    Judging from the speculation from when the line was initially rumored to be canceled, Arcee was a much, much more desired figure than Rodimus was. People were angry that Arcee probably wasn't going to get released. Scalpers took note of this, and took advantage when Arcee was finally released at Toys R Us.
     
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    Arcee wins.
     
  16. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    The same.

    Although it doesn't matter much to me, I found Arcee with no problem at all. ;) 
     
  17. megatronski

    megatronski PURGE THE HERETIC

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    What about movie 2007 and rotf?
     
  18. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Rodimus, the fangirls love him and the fanboys are gay for him.
     
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    It'll be close, but I have a feeling Rodimus will be less scalped than Arcee.
     
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    I found Arcee with the help of a fellow board member selling at cost. Since I was able to get a hold of her, I was able to find her on the pegs. I buy a couple and help out fellow board members that are looking for her at cost+shipping. I will do the same for Rodimus. I want to keep him off the hands of scalpers and in the hands of collectors and kids as much as possible.

    Oh yeah, you guys know that threads like this will only add Rodimus to the shopping list to scalpers.
     

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