HYPER HOBBY RODIMUS PRIME scan

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  1. Masabon

    Masabon Well-Known Member

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    Hello from Japan. I introduce the space of HYPERHOBBY as the last topic in the year. There is not the new information for the introduction of the toy. However, prototype of RODIMUS PRIME 25 years ago is introduced this time.
     

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    Can't wait for the Go-kaiger series. Don't think it will be as good as Shinkenger but seeing all the past ranger will be fun.
     
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    wow....that prototype rodimus head is uglier than my mother in law.
     
  4. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Nice, any changes to the release dates of Black Rodimus or the 2 ehobby sets?
     
  5. Masabon

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    A talk of "HIRONORI KOBAYASHI" and "TAKASHI KUNIHIRO" which are the TOMY staff to a magazine is carried.

    > "HIRONORI KOBAYASHI"
    1999 TAKARA entering a company
    He deals with a design of the MP series now.

    >TAKASHI KUNIHIRO
    1984 TAKARA entering a company
    G1 "RODIMUS CONVOY" "HOT RODIMUS"
    "OPTIMUS PRIME 2009Revenge Ver."
    He designed the above

    It is what it understood from two behaviors.

    The prototype of RODIMUS was the thing which was bigger than the article which TAKARA sold.RODIMUS was designed as a high-priced article at first.
    However, size became small for appreciation of the yen of 1980's and a size reduction request from HASBRO.The reason is because it matched the reason with a few moving parts of RODIMUS with the problem of the appreciation of the yen and an American strength standard.There seem to have been damage report many of the toy of early TRANSFORMERS in those days.
    The staff of TAKARA seems to have designed RODIMUS firmly.
    The hip joint of RODIMUS became firm, and it seems to have followed that the joint of the knee omitted it.What I may show by events is mentioned in these prototype in future.

    Finally I introduce words of Mr.KOBAYASHI.
    「ハスブロのスタッフも言ってました。『ホットロディマスは好きだがロディマスコンボイは
    嫌いだ』だって」
    The staff of HASBRO said, too. "I like HOT RODIMUS(HOTROD), but dislike RODIMUS CONVOY(RODIMUS PRIME)"

    If a meaning is wrong because I translate it with a PC, I'm sorry.
     

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    OH BABY!!! I LOVE THIS ALL!!!!!!!!!! All the rumors about it being bigger are true. Wow..... just wow. My mind is BLOWN!

    What is amazing is the original face design on the right is COMPLETELY the "Old Hot Rod" design found on the original animation proto cel which was later put into The Ark books.
     
  7. rhinox1701

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    Very informative..really appreciate this article. Thank You!!
     
  8. VitaminZinc

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    Wow, that head is hideous. He looks... very tired...
     
  9. Rodimus_Prime

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    It would have been interesting if a Rodimus Prime toy based on the bigger prototype was released, darn it. Massive change in Transformers toy history..... the what if's. Now we get the Masterpiece 2+ decades later.
     
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    It would be nice to come out with a Rodimus Prime fig the is show acurate, color acurate, voyager sized, to fit in with the rest of the Universe line. That would be nice. 25 year?? Whatever, as long as it fits this then I will buy it. If its a masterpiece thing then I pass.
     
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    Pity they shrunk him down. The prototype not only has elbows, but he'd be closer in size to Galvatron, too.
     
  12. theestampede

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    this is really cool, I love seeing this kind of thing.
     
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    I'm happy with the G1 that we got, but I LOVE that proto.
     
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    It would have been awesome to have an over-sized G1 Rodimus. I wonder if KOTOYS is listening.

    ...also off-subject, seeing That TFU Tracks with metallic blue paint, and G1 accurate, Firebirebird-esque, flaming, Autobot insignia instead of tribal tattoo, really makes me want to spend the money for the Japanese version :D 
     
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    That proto is cool! I particularly love the big "radar station/1960's super-computer" that his trailer turns into. I think I would have preferred that to the battle platform.

    I think I actually prefer the alternate face-sculpt, too. It's more stern.
     
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    Masabon is currently my favourite board member. Thanks for all the info :D 
     
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    Finally Tracks got his own G1 fire tattoo on his car hood!
     
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    Is that the official pic of the last prime MP? If so, I see something interesting about the shoulders. Any chance to get a higher res image of that section for closer examination?
     
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    Anti Spark It'S DUB Or Nothing!

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    Does anyone know what General Kup will be retooled/repainted into?
     
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    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thats what she said!:p 
     

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