Masterpiece Rodimus Prime / Rodimus Convoy

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  1. alexcollier

    alexcollier Well-Known Member

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    I've had Masterpiece Rodimus about a day. I don't know if it's just mine but there are a few issues that might crop up in others. I havn't take any photos yet but will soon

    1) The mechanism in the left foot has slipped so that the foot cannot sit as far back as the other when standing and it tends to make Roddy fall over on occasion. This happened after about 30 minutes.

    2) The backpack is clipped on by a small grey pice. Unfortunately, this piece has all but the most tenuous grip so that the back pack unlocks and the Fins flop backwards far too often.

    3) The hands cannot hold the individual guns AT ALL. The pegs on the guns are far too small and the thumb cannot wrap around the handle. I can't pose him in any good poses with the guns and have to have gravity friendly poses.
    VERY annoyed by this.

    4) Not a problem but take care when putting Roddy into the cabin to form the winnebago. The whole toy is a bunch of hinges and some feel very thin. The fin section on mine make some unsettling creaky noise when I slot it in.

    4) The engine block (though spring loaded to collapse) presses against the windshield on mine when in robot mode. A little worried about scratching but probably not a big issue. Just being overly cautious.

    5) When you rotate the fist around to reveal the post for the saw-blade/welder, the fist doesn't seem to wnat to go in the forearm completely so you have a gap in the door. But again, maybe I just need to fiddle around with it.

    6) The black side parts on the lower leg swing out on a hinge. Both of mine came of the pin with little trouble. I was able to slot them back on and hoping they don't come off again as they are not designed to come off like some other parts.

    It's still an A-MAZING toy and probably the best MP released. There are FAR more pros than the cons mentioned here. I am still annoyed about the guns. Will have to add nail polish or something but not sure if it will work as it is such a huge difference in the size of the gap and the peg.
     
  2. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I can't wait to get mine. Thanks for the heads up; I'll keep them all in mind when messing around with Roddy.
     
  3. DethPike

    DethPike Master of Sinanju

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    Thanks for the heads up - maybe try kleenex? I know it sounds stupid but I use it all the time - it's less permanent than nail polish but it can close gaps like this well - works for gijoe backpacks that won't stay on the dudes too.
     
  4. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Backwards or forwards? The answer is really going to affect where I display him.
     
  5. alexcollier

    alexcollier Well-Known Member

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    He falls backwards. But only as mine has that slipped spring/disc. Should be fine if you don;t have that problem.
     
  6. Doug

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    I'm not going to open mine when it arrives,no room to display it.

    So I don't have to worry about it right now.
     
  7. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    I am hoping these are some qc issues and not on all of them, sorry not hoping that you got screwed on qc just that others will be fine. Still glad to know he is an amazing figure and thanks for the heads up on the issues!
     
  8. Lachoneus

    Lachoneus Dinobot

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    So was there a hint as to the identity of the next MP with Rodimus?
     
  9. LigerPrime

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    Master Piece Rodimus Prime

    Guys, just picked up Master Piece Rodimus Prime! My apologies for the limited pictures as I'm rushed for time. Impressions so far - a good toy, well at least in Hot Rod mode! The joints are tight with no parts dangling! He looks to be around G1 Galvatron size!

    I can't compare because ALL my TFs are in storage (I'm doing some major house cleaning) so best I can do is compare it to a MOTU and SH Figuarts figures!

    *Awww crap guys! I'm having difficulty uploading my pictures to photobucket!!! @#%!!!

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    Comparison with a MOTU and SH Figuart action figure

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  10. jrxcombinetrain

    jrxcombinetrain Just like combiners

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  11. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    Box's pretty big:

    width as long as G1 Takara reissue Optimus!

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    Length's almost the same as Japanese reissued Optimus also!

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    In-packaged pictures:

    The in-package bot mode is Hot Rod!!!

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    My apologies for the "rush" job guys! I've got to go now...hopefully someone here will do a vastly superior picture review later! :) 
     
  12. LigerPrime

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    You should have posted it sooner, dude! LOL! I haven't even taken out the guns yet! X)
     
  13. Blackout32

    Blackout32 Subdivisions

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    Very very cool pics of Roddy shown here. I want 1 soooooooooo bad now dang it.
     
  14. jrxcombinetrain

    jrxcombinetrain Just like combiners

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    Can i try to explain this?
    Guns can be setted in the hole of the center of palms.

    But due to the design of fingers.
    If you want Rodimus to hole his guns, his fingers curved, then guns dropped.
    This is the problem i said:banghead: 
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    Sorry for my poor english.
    By the way, this is just a very very little problem.
    He is still a masterpiece!!!!!!
     
  15. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    Yer thinking of final convoy.
     
  16. Polenicus

    Polenicus Warring At Play

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    Any chance I can get a comparison shot of him standing next to MP Grimlock, Alternator's Hot Rod and/or MP Optimus? Just want to get a feel for his scale.
     
  17. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    I only wish the Matrix was bigger. Maybe along the size of the one that came with prime. This one is smaller than the BiS one
     
  18. rizuan76

    rizuan76 Banned

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    Thanx for the heads-up dude!
     
  19. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike I Drank What?

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    Hey alex,just a tip but take those clear rubber bands that some figures have holding pieces in packages and use those on Roddy's hand and weapons to hold them in place,some of my figs that have issues like that thats what I do,they hold pretty good.Hope that helps.
     
  20. rob_charb

    rob_charb Well-Known Member

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    Hey jrx, where did you pick up your Rodimus and how much was he (NTD)?
     

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