Classics Rodimus Test shot on ebay

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  1. Dreweido

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    The action feature is the stupid blue jizz gun. And the saw hand.
     
  3. dasaffe

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    The auction shows the gun, attached to the tail, flipped up onto the roof of the car, pointing forward.

    I've never seen a photo of that, I'd call it news. Nice find.

    I like that Rodimus is packed with play features, it makes it more likely that the kiddos will dig him, ensuring perhaps that we'll be treated to Rodimuses elsewhere in the franchise.
     
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    ugh. the more i see of that one the worse it looks.
     
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    The alt mode still looks pretty cool. (other than the wing being wider than the rest of the car) The flame missile still sucks. It was a bad idea on Energon Rodimus, and it's still a bad idea.

    *awaits more cries of "He has no knees!"*
     
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    mmm


    alt mode so sexy
     
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    It looks like the rocket is acutally a detachable gun. I think I can see his hand behind it in the picture. I think it's a great looking figure. I'll buy him too.
     
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    you mean cries of no bicep articulation. sigh.... all this mold has going for it is a 20 year old homage :yuck 

    although, praise the lord he actually has painted hands instead of just red like it would usually be :D 
     
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    Yay! more Roddy pictures! And clearer ones too! I'm digging it, and for more than just the homage.
     
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    The irony is that the original did have bicep articulation...
     
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    This toy has to be loads better than the original Hot Rod toy. I went through 3 Hot Rods back in the day because when you transformed him and twisted his top windshield part around it would eventually just twist completely off, which isn't suppose to happen. Plus the original had very little articulation making for non existent action poses.
    But, I do hope the new Rod has the ability to hold the original Rod's guns, that new thing is ugly.
     
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    of course it is, although i'm not sure it's much better in proportions. my biggest beef is all the things they changed that aren't an improvement, like putting his shoulders in his armpits, 2 wrist cannons instead of three, how smashed the alt mode looks, the bow legs, the hood partially covering the face, the engine actually covering the face, the head sculpt that doesn't look as good as Energon Rodimus...

    it just seems like they didn't bring anything new to the table with this Hot Rod, they just made some changes for changes sake. and i really like Cyb Excellion, who took the basic ideas of G1 rodimus and changed and improved on them. It's ironic that the 2 classics that bum me out are the 2 that are closest to their G1 looks (screamer and roddy).

    bring on Bumblebee:) 

    Oh, and no Knee articulation, wtf? (<--that's a joke there, son)
     
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    Smashed? I thought the alt mode looked rather sleek and low slung, like a sports car should look. As opposed to the original's oddly proportioned wedge look, that could best be described as a chibi doorstop, with a banana.

    At the end of the day, it's still just Hot Rod. And, I'm only buying it so I can heap abuse upon it, in photo comics.
     
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    That's is a thing of beauty. The more I see the pics the more I want them.
     
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    ha! true that. i think mostly the car looks off to me as the cockpit are is a bit too small, which is overly enhanced by the wing being way to big (the way the wings designed, looks like you could have made the 3 pieces, so it could slot together in the middle back area, so that it could be pushed in on each side in car mode and be closer to the width of the car, and spread out in robot mode)
     
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    You know, rotate the wings on the spoiler up and back a bit, lose the ugly gun, and that'd actually make a convincing version of Rodimus Prime's cab.
     
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    Dammit, I just realized this; the back end flipping up like that means thats what that hinge is for- the canopy doesn't open :( 
     
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    The saw feature's a nice touch.
     
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    Mm..With wings as BIG as that, Hasbro can consider giving Hot Rod/Rodimus whatsoever another mode, making him a Triple Changer. (Hee hee!) :D 
     
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    Yes! The more I see of that one, the better it looks!

    He's once again my favorite from Classics.... until new pics of the others surface, of course.

    -airfox
     

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