Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Cheem The Rup, Aug 3, 2017.
Mine's too. Nothing special.
You can probably swap windshields but the red colour on the side of them won't match up.
Get MP-28 on eBay for cheap, buy some Future and wait for the KO.
Heh....I was looking at my shelf thinking the same thing.
He looks as out of place and oversized with MP-28 as he does with MP-40
I got a email from Amazon. I guess the date was changed to 2/22 - 2/25
I really can not stand the deco on the hasbro Fire bolt.
MP40 really does it for me. Prob because he is my fav character.
I'm warming up to this guy, slowly. Coming down from the disappointment of him not being a toy deco.
For me Hot Rod was always about Firebolt, had them both as a kid, loved them to bits (literally). I definitely want an MP Firebolt, and I'm pretty happy that we're getting one in the right colours.
Since the MP line is all about the toon now it makes sense we wouldn't get a red-faced Firebolt. It also makes sense that if we're getting Firebolt we're going to get a Hot Rod that looks how he did in the toon when they were both paired up. It's close enough to MP-28 that I don't really care about the differences, though actually I do prefer the deeper red on MP-40. Wish there was a blue windshield, but I'll live without it.
Same for me dude. Had both as well. I am really onboard with toon accurate though. The closer to the animation, for me, the better. I like the new windshield. It is quite accurate to on screen as well. I always thought it stood out in the series and hated the whitish look compared to the movie. Funny how I loving this figures deco but I hate how Hot Rod look from season 3 onwards.
I actually like the old deco on Firebolt. It's just more interesting to me visually. I wonder if I could get one on Ebay, and if this new one will make the old one less desirable, so I can get it cheaper.
But I have no connection to the character from the cartoon. I just want a cool little bot that turns into a gun. Cause by the time the tv show switched from season 2 to season 3, I was out. Who the hell are these people? Rodimus who?? OK I'm done. It was only decades later when I got interested in the character designs from movie and beyond.
I'm usually all about the toon too, except when it comes to certain toys I had as a kid but which I never saw in the toon. That's why I had to have a Grapple with toy-accurate face and helmet. And I managed to buy a spare Loud Pedal head and gun for my Tracks.
So even though I would prefer a blue windshield I think a red Hot Rod is more important for me (I find MP-28 is bordering on magenta, even though he's not magenta enough for some people).
You can usually find loose Offshoots somewhere. I think there's one on ebay for about $30-40. That's around how much I paid for both of the ones I had, and later sold. Chimungmung had them at some point but I guess they sold out a while back.
I would say that the reason I like the toon accurate one is because of nostalgia. I'm just clouded by that I think.
This is the paint scheme I was wanting when they originally announced MP-28 and the fact I can get it and Firebolt is awesome.
It's great when you can get the things you like in the way you like them.
Come on toy deco Hot rod.
Now it lists it as 12/23/17 with a note that says 'This product can not cancel the order after confirming the order'
Ok Im confused yeah its a new release date for December that once place cant be canceled. but my original order I guess I can still cancel. I probably will since that had a Feb. date but it this is a glitch Im going to be kind of pissed if I have to ship him by himself for no reason
Me too, a couple of days ago he was just completely MEH, there were more chances of lightening striking in the same place twice than me ever buying this figure but all of a sudden it's got me going; 'Hmmm!?'
I'll sleep on it but I won't be surprised if I caved in and bought it in the coming weeks. I must say, though I'm a toon accurate nut I would have preferred it if the crotch wasn't coloured white, I just find that white off putting as toon accurate as it is...kind of like the knee pads on the coneheads.
That alt mode looks sick with the darker burgundy and the yellow apps on the trunk. TT kind of has magic like that people were going meh with Red Alert and Sideswipe at first.
You gotta expect an AKOM homage to be off putting! If TT reeeaaally wants to complete the AKOM effect they should hire the cheapest, fastest factory available. All qc issues will be true to the AKOM spirit!
I can't wait for AKOM Ultra Magnus repaint with a red mouth!
Yeah noticed that too. That's very strange. I checked my order to update my delivery address (moving tomorrow) and saw they split my order with Overlord into two shipments and the price didn't change. After I updated it merged them together again but my shipping price went down. They were set to ship together before I changed anything.
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