MP-40 Hot Rodimus with targetmaster

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Cheem The Rup, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Sam

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    They're remoulded the handle so that 28 (and presumably the other carbots) can hold it.
     
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    hm well thats pretty cool
     
  3. Predakwon

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    Wow, this thread....

    Can't wait for this guy to drop. I've gotten every MP Rodimus (v1, v2, TRU) and MP-28. Why stop now?
     
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  4. Spaceman1251

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    I wonder if the Amazon JP price will drop some more a few days after it’s release, like it did with MPM-4 or the MP-36 reissue.
     
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    You probably aren't completely off base, either. Takara most certainly was going to do a repaint, just not necessarily this particular one. Although I think it was more to do with feedback from Artfire as opposed to a 3P product that I'm not sure even it's own creators remember that they were working on it anymore.

    Either way I'm actually pleased that this didn't turn out to just be black Hot Rod or a worse option like another all clear version. I know the Rebirth TM Hot Rod isn't the most exciting but at least it stands out among all of the other MP repaints.
     
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  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Oh no he's got to go! go go my budget!

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    Pretty much what everyone had to be expecting. standard MP line stuff. only real question is what the product photos would look like.
     
  7. Sam

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    It is quite nice that it's original, if nothing else. They've never made a Rebirth Hot Rod before. I'm also glad that they gave Firebolt the deco closer to his toy. Just a lick of red paint away.

    We could've got this instead:

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    They saved that deco for their other line.
     
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    I’m happy to support the line by buying this repaint. End of story.
     
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    Looking forward to getting this guy in hand. The mold itself could be better, true, but I dig the Akom cartoon colors.

    I doubt he realizes his own hypocrisy that's so blatantly obvious to others. Could win Olympic gold in mental gymnastics. :lol 
     
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    And... reported for off-topic ranting. Again. Some people just can't help themselves, I guess.

    Back on topic (which has nothing to do with KOs, by the way), I'm wondering if Takara is trying to recoup as much money from this mold as they can before possibly dropping a new and improved MP Rodimus Prime v2 on us much like MP-10 and MP-36. If that's the case, I'll happily support TT with mah hard earned cash.
     
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    id be interested in a new rodimus prime since i missed out on the first one and couldnt afford dx9 carry when it came out
     
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    I'm hoping if Mp-40 sells are good, it might be the greenlight to make the moviebots (Kup,Blurr,Scourge, and Cyclonus) a little more palatable by giving them a targetmaster repaint option. Honestly, I think a lot of us were expecting the black "nemesis" repaint so I know people got thrown for a loop with the AKOM version but if it means those guys get made I have no problem supporting it. I think everyone would be on board with a new Rodimus, MP-9 was just a little to ambitious for it's time.
     
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    Rodimus Prime could really benefit from the current engineering magic that Sunstreaker and Megatron had. But I'd much prefer a new Galvatron before that.
     
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    Does anyone think that the Targetmaster figure will be remolded for possible Cyclonus/Scourge, etc figures?
     
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    I like both myself . anything is better than Hasbro's deco in my opinion. Firebolt did have the MP-40 deco in the cartoon as well.
     
  16. Shin Densetsu

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    I'm not surprised Takara is making this. I just wish the engine block was backwards compatible with the TRU Offshoot figure from the very beginning.

    TRU Offshoot fits in my MP28 hands just fine, it's car mode where it's incompatible.

    This is a good release for those missed out on MP28 and/or those who like AKOM colors + Offshoot.
     
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    Did you think it would have been made eventually? I’m a bit surprised myself since Japan hasn’t focused on the American cartoons much (that I’m aware of)​
     
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    AKOM Hot Rod with Offshoot? Yes I do
     
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    I guess the biggest question left us whether or not he's fully painted. It appeared that he got the + treatment as it appeared to be a coat of paint on his thighs at one if his show appearances.
     
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    Dont have the funds yet this month for MP40 but I'll be defo grabbing him when I get the chance to.
     
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