MP Rodimus Designer Comments

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  1. kurdt_the_goat

    kurdt_the_goat Well-Known Member

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    Takara Tomy site updated with bare-bones MP-9 pages today - no new pics but there is a Designer Comments section that my wife graciously translated for everyone :) 

     
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  2. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    I like the text :) 
     
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    Hah, very nice. I'd actually wondered for a while whether "space winnebego" was really correct. I thought hey, after all, it could be a space cargo truck, for instance, since it was supposed to be the successor to Optimus Prime. But nope, that derisive nickname was absolutely correct all these years! :lol 
     
  4. kurdt_the_goat

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    Well it just says "Camping Car" so i dunno about the "space" part, but definitely "Winnebago" part!
     
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    He's from space, it's a given. :D 
     
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    Haha yeah...been calling him 'space winnebago' for quite some years, but I always thought that was unintentional, as well..since the trailer part was so long and flat, I thought they wanted it to represent a trailer ala Prime, as well.

    CAMPER IS NOW CANON BITCHNATZ
     
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    I always wanted to see the Autobots pile into Rodimus and go for a road trip. Check out Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite. They deserve a vacation.
     
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    Rewind, Eject, Wheelie, all the smaller-scale bots hanging out beside him in the forest, roasting marshmallows and telling scary stories...
     
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    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Good text and homage. :D 
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    can't wait to have this in my hands:thumbs2: . I'm going to buy the Takara Tomy version first and Hasbro's version afterwards:D 

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    Tell your wife thanks for the translation!
     
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    You know. This text really puts Hot Rod into perspective. When we first meet the character he is out fishing. With a giant robot sized fishing rod.

    When he "grows up" he looses his tricked out car mode and becomes a tricked out winnebego.

    I don't know how I haven't seen this before.
     
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    So after all these years perhaps he should be redesigned with a tricked out mobility scooter alt mode?
     
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    Followed by a tricked out coffin with some sweet flames on the side.
     
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    Thanks for the translation... I was one of those kids that grew up with Hotrod in the movie, love it. Then the rest is history.
     
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    Thanks for the translation, its always good to get an insight or two, much appreciated
     
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    Thanks for the translation. Like The Madness, I love reading these developer comments - it's always cool to find out some of what goes on in their heads when they design these toys. It's one of those things actually where you wish they could realise exactly what they are striving to create - imagine how awesome something like that could be!
     
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    *looks for screenshots on robot chicken when optimus transforms into a coffin"
     
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    So when Rodimus gave the Matrix away and got his sportscar mode back, was that a midlife crisis?
     
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    Hey, I resent that! :( 
     
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    :lol -HAH!

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