MP-40 Hot Rodimus with targetmaster

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  1. danny boy

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    Redeco? Good news that's it's not just MP-28 repackaged with TM.
     
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    You ever had it in hand to mess around with? It's pretty fun. I would've liked updated ball-jointed shoulders and elbows (like Nighstick) but the double-hinge joints are required for the transformation so it makes sense they're keeping them.
     
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    What would be nice, is if he comes with all 3 guns, if you can peg the extra in Firebolt some how.

    Randy
     
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    That'd be pretty awesome. Shame his original guns don't peg into each other a la G2 Sideswipe, that'd solve that problem.
     
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    Russ840 Autobot Targetmaster

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    Yeah I have fiddled with him. I think it's the deco that bothers me most when I think about it. I'll see how it comes out before I make judgements. I hope there are some tweaks to the guy. Nightstick is awesome so hopefully there are a few to bring them more closely together regarding the overall aesthetic.
     
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    I never liked the yellow and blue accents, and I really hope they give him all silver legs. His alt mode originally has a grey top-half anyway, so there was no real reason to give him black shins. An all red face will really sweeten the deal, too.
     
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    I don't know if it's been mentioned before, but I wonder if they can figure out how to have the targetmaster replace the hand like the way Artfire does.
     
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    Unlikely I'm afraid. And since Hot Rod wasn't technically a TM in Japan there's no need to have that option available. That gimmick was exclusive Japan, from what I understand.
     
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    Russ840 Autobot Targetmaster

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    Agreed. The digibash, a page or so back, does help.
     
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    Yeah I don't know my way around PS all that well but I wanted to get a quick idea of how he could look (the Offshoot in the photo used to be mine before I sold it to Sixo!)
     
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    Russ840 Autobot Targetmaster

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    Well you did a good enough job with it dude. It the real thing is like that I'll be tempted. That and a better handle that fits correctly in MP28's hand.
     
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    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    It's called the Hasbro deco artist took a lot of liberties.

    I personally dislike the deco on MP Offshoot. It is kind of sloppy and haphazard to me, like most of Hasbro originated decos on Masterpiece figures.

    Randy
     
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    No toy-esque tampographs? Looks kinda bland honestly.
     
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    More pink detailing on the helmet but the shoulder vent paint is removed.
     
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    I was hoping for red thighs and tampos. Maybe/hopefully they'll be stickers, if they really won't paint them on, so we at least have the option of adding them anyways to complete the toy look.
     
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    I wonder if TakaraTomy have decided to do away with suffix numbering for regular MP releases. The differences between MP-40 and 28 are so minimal that it would have been designated MP-28"insert letter/s" in the past.
     
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    Hmm that just looks weird. What is it supposed to be referencing?

    I see they're remove any orange from the spoiler.

    Firebolt looks alright, he seems to be holding him straight...

    Extra paint details on the shins and pelvis look a little odd.
     
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    I see what TakaraTomy were aiming for with the deco - The Rebirth color scheme AKOM style.

    No shoulder vent paint and white speedos.

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