MP-09 Hotrod / Rodimus Prime not a true masterpiece?

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Does Masterpiece Hot Rod/ Rodimus fall short?

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Kranix

    Kranix Banned

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    Does anyone else that owns MP-09 feel he is not a true masterpiece? i mainly feel this way because A. he is floppy due to all the panels he consists of B. his arms have very little articulation considering his shoulders hit the chest and back panel.
     
  2. Jaicen

    Jaicen Well-Known Member

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    He's probably the last true masterpiece actually, and at that scale definitely.

    I take it you have TRU Roddy.
     
  3. Kranix

    Kranix Banned

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    i have a toys r us roddy and takara version.... my takara one has never been transformed, thats why i got a us one. but on both of them to point a gun it has to be almost straight forward, they could have added more to the shoulder articulation, or shave down the corners in his inside back panel.
     
  4. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    If you get the first edition MP9, then yes, the thing is anything but.

    Hasbro\MP second revision\E-hobby black Rodimus, now that's a thing of beauty. Hot Rod's arms are only limited on the shoulders, the rest of the arm is exceptionally articulated.

    Everything comes apart when between modes and locks together again in the final result. The only flimsy thing is the connection with the trailer.
     
  5. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    A Masterpiece of Shit maybe.
     
  6. Wikkid

    Wikkid Semi-retired customizer

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    I'm no fan of the Hot Rod character and do agree the mold has serious issues but as far as design, I'd have to say that Mp-09 has thus far been the greatest interpretation of a character to date. The fact that they managed to engineer an exact toon likeness in robot and vehicle mode is astonishing. MP-11 being a close second.
     
  7. strangeguy32000

    strangeguy32000 Well-Known Member

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    Out of all my MP figures (I have five) I probably value Rodimus Prime the least.
    Frankly, everything that was good about the Masterpiece figures wasn't good with Hot Rod. Sure, he comes with almost as many Accessories as Grimlock as well as an exclusive targetmaster figure, but his articulation leaves much to be desired. His elbows are floppy, fiddly Pieces of shit that require rotation of either Bicep or wrist to get into any real pose. His hands are just pitiful, barely able to hold his included weapons, Not even capable of pointing (Which every other Masterpiece figure I own can do). Two of the advertised features don't actually work (Offshoot cannot actually Plug into his engine block because the bottom post doesn't exist, and the big, chromey Matrix of leadership cannot be plugged into Rodimus' chest cavity like it says on the box). He is a massive pain in the ass to transform since his instructions don't mention that you have to sandwich his palms underneath his panels, Thanks for nothing Hasbro.
    And this is all just for the American release of everyone's least favorite Turbo-Revvin punk.
    The Japanese version, which comes with his combat deck, is even more prone to damage due to brittle plastics and a hip-plate that drags on the ground in vehicle mode.
     
  8. jtscribe

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    I would have to agree with the OP. I bought a Hasbro version from a board member here and promptly sold it about three days after I got it. The plastic felt cheap, his hands looked and felt cheap, and he couldn't even hold his guns without them falling out. I lost about $5-10 on shipping costs and I'm calling that good because I couldn't stand him.
     
  9. Dah Padre

    Dah Padre Retired Porn Star

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    Roddy is definitely a MP. I was unfortunate enough to get the first run of it, and was truly upset at the QC issues. After doing a few fixes though all the complaints stopped. Now I look at it on my display and have to say they really did knock this one out the park with it's quad changing ability. It just looks so dead on in all 4 modes to how it appears in the cartoon. The only thing at this point I would change is the height difference between Hot Rod/Rodimus mode.
     
  10. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    I do not own MP Roddy but yes he is an MP, is he the best of the the bunch? Not by a long shot.
     
  11. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I LOVE MP-09 :) 

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    I don't own the US version but my V1 and V2 Roddys are not floppy and the panels line up great. I'll give you the shoulder movement issue, but it's not something that truly ruins my overall enjoyment of the figure.

    Which Takara version do you own? V1 or V2?
     
  12. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    He's the upgraded version of the original g1 toy and just as unappealing to me. In that regards that have captured his essence perfectly :D 
     
  13. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    One more :) 

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  14. REMINATOR

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    I have to agree with you on this one. I have both MP-9 v1 and Hasbro version, I will say the design is purely genius! MP-9 woke me up again and reminded me how excited the MP Line can be since the first debut of MP-1.

    I would've been okay if TTomy just give us only Rodimus/ 2 mode, but the design team managed to give us 4 modes and in toon likeness is utterly priceless.

    Yes, I am well aware the numerous problems with the mold especially with MP-9 v1, but that doesn't make it a piece of shit. The design is there, they just need to execute it better. Choosing higher quality of material, use a thicker peg, clip, and making the transformation go smoother would've help the figure. Hasbro Rodimus is a perfect example of that good execution e.g. solving the lower leg panel hinge. Personally, I thought MP-9 was kind of rush, they need to spend a little bit more time before releasing the figure.
     
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    I have both the Takara V1 and Hasbro version and have no QC issues with my Takara version. My Hasbro versions hood in car mode doesn't close flush. That being said I love this toy and consider it a great addition to my Masterpiece collection. Only mold I've yet to pickup is MP-11. Can't wait, but will have to see if we get a USA release.
     
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    One of my personal favorite figs. MP-09 ALL DAY!
     
  17. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Swing and a miss.
     
  18. Sai

    Sai Decepticon

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    Hey does anyone think that Hastak would consider redoing the Rodimus prime mold in the future and when i say that i mean produce a much improved figure in terms of qc issues? I know they made a Hasbro and MP-09 v2 of this but from what i've seen and read it doesn't seem like they stamped out all the flaws....really on the fence with this,i wanna get it but yet i don't wanna get an mp with poor qc and flaws.If i knew there were plans for a much improved rodimus in the future then i would definitely wait for that.
     
  19. ex dtw2003

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    Looks insanely like the cartoon bot AND car AND is well articulated. Definitely a Masterpiece.

    Is he perfect? Heck no, but he IS a Masterpiece.
     
  20. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    MP-09 the first release (which i have) is flawed no doubt but its an MP alright. I find that my Hasbro release is much better since the floppy parts are not floppy and the issues are fixed and i love the figure.
     
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