POTP Rodimus Unicronus out at US retail!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Nevermore, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. ultramagnus1

    ultramagnus1 Well-Known Member

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    With Unicron about to make a grand entrance it wouldn't surprise me if there was an anti matrix containing Unicron's essence that turns its wearer evil.

    As this fig comes with a matrix I'm willing to wager rodimus finds it and becomes a slave to Unicron
     
  2. CrossHero

    CrossHero Nothing is too weird

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    There is a Unicronian Matrix, called The Dead Matrix. As one might imagine, it’s both the same and the exact opposite of the Matrix of Leadership, and it came with Universe Nemesis Prime in 2003. It functions exactly like Primus’s Matrix, and Nemesis Prime tried to kill Primus by unleashing it in Cybertron’s core.
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    Dead Matrix - Transformers Wiki

    Rodimus Unicronus comes with the Matrix of Corruption, and the bio states him being a corrupted form of G1 Rodimus. For reasons, obviously the name Dead Matrix can’t be re-used, but it’s most likely intended to be the exact same thing, especially since this Rodimus is very clearly Unicronian aligned.
     
  4. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    I posted this in two separate threads and someone else posted in in yet another thread, all of which are relevant to some degree. Chances are someone at Seibertron saw one of my posts.
     
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  5. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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  6. ultramagnus1

    ultramagnus1 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet.
     
  7. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid Optimal Opthanos

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    So has anyone confirmed this is actually in stores and the dude who "found it" in Kansas didn't get it another way?
     
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  8. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    The logistics behind it would make this theory a little bizarre.

    First, the person would have needed to obtain Rodimus Unicronus through whatever non-retail channels, which can't have been cheep especially considering there has been no other confirmed worldwide sighting yet.
    Then, he'd have needed to forge a Walmart receipt with Rodimus Unicronus's UPC on it.
    Then, he reports it to Seibertron and subsequently sells Rodimus Unicronus on eBay...?

    Sounds rather wonky to me. Scalping and selling a toy for profit is one thing. But importing a toy, faking a retail sighting and then selling the toy again pretending to be a scalper?
     
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  9. T-Hybrid

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    I didn't realize the UPCs were unique at Walmart. So if that's the case this is still really weird but far more believable.
     
  10. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    It has nothing to do with Walmart. The receipt shown in the Seibertron news story depicts the UPC 063050966273.

    Now, you can ignore the leading zero, but at the same time the barcode is lacking the check digit (that's just how receipts at Walmart are, apparently - Walmart Canada's online listings are also lacking the check digits). The check digit can only be one specific digit that can be calculated by websites such as this one. The check digit for this particular barcode is 9.

    Rodimus Unicronus's UPC barcode has already been revealed. There was a listing at Toys"R"Us Canada that is no longer accessible, and if you go to the Walmart US listing for Rodimus Unicronus and check the source code for the page, you'll find the UPC barcode 630509662739.
     
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  11. Arduous

    Arduous Megatron Rules All TFW2005 Supporter

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    Has it been reported yet ....leaders wave 2 at Walmart

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  12. Gamerlingual

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    Is release now or April?
     
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    It's out in Maryland. I had to make a bit of a drive, but I found one.
     
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    I’m debating on buying one off Evil-bay in a couple days. It’s the only figure left in the line I really want.
     
  16. axl6533

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    Posted mine in the sightings but my Walmart had one and got him
     
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    Ended up finding him near Pittsburgh! The black seems rather sliming on this mold
     
  18. fratboy28

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    Just found this today at Wal-Mart and wanted to share the news! I almost like this paint job even better than the original!
     

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    It's out in Tampa FL USA at my local Walmart.
     
  20. Oniconvoy

    Oniconvoy The Other Black Repaint

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    Where are all the pics?
     

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