POWER OF THE PRIMES (POTP) Rodimus prime Preview

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  1. is456

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  2. Russ840

    Russ840 Autobot Targetmaster

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    I really love the Hot Rod portion of this figure.
     
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  3. NemesisJazz

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    Looks great, the backpack sucks but oh well...

    Looks like it could have folded nicely but budget ran out for the hinges
     
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  4. Haywired

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    IMHO better looking than Orion/Optimus figure. Might be the only Leader I'll get from this line. It's G1-esque blocky which actually helps the stickers to stay in place.
     
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  5. convoy84

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    Oh, no question. The back half of Hot Rod's vehicle mode doesn't look it's about to burst at the seams.
     
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    I love this, will be my definitive CHUG Rodimus for sure. First thing I'm doing when I get this thing are removing the stickers and painting the rims.
     
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  7. Mizzinno

    Mizzinno Merc With A Mouthplate

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    Seeing how he was designed really makes me upset that we got G1 Optimus instead of Armada, and that the chances for a retool of Rodimus into Armada Prime are slim to none. This figure's transformation is perfect for it.
     
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    Why is the vehicle transformed wrong from the start? The exhaust pipes are upside down.
     
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    Not a bad looking figure, I wish it had a G1 chest, painted wheels and more tampos instead of stickers, though.
     
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    Here's another full review from Kevin Liu.
     
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    Reprolabels will come to the rescue.
     
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    Ok i saw Kevin's review.
    The best parts:
    - Hot Rod figure
    - Winnebago trailer
    - Evolving feature

    Worst parts:
    - hollow back pack
    - stickers on the trailer overlapping on the hinges
    - arm articulation as rodimus.

    Rodimus Prime's shoulder joint is horrendous if you're attempting raising it up sideways.
    So Roddy arm's better be played on front-back swing poses only.
    What a bummer.

    I guess I'll be playing it a lot with Hot Rod than Rodimus.
    And just make Rodimus good only for display purposes.

    I guess Hasbro kinda "ran out of ideas at this point" how to deliver a Rodimus Prime figure trying to be honest with the G1 cartoon's transformation.
    Or probably Hasbro just "timed it right" to release a Rodimus figure.

    I hope in the future Hasbro will release another Rodimus that isn't "blocky" like this.
    And take notes from the MP-09's good and bad.
    Perhaps a mass release version of MP-09... with a real working trailer/car carrier.

    It kinda felt Hasbro just took a note from FP's Protector.

    I'll be waiting for more reviews if some one can really flex out the playability of Rodimus Prime
     
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    Not a fan of the different colors between the trailer and Hot Rod.  Am I missing something, or is there a reason they are different?
     
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  14. Bountyan

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    [​IMG]

    good enough for me
     
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    Loving how this turned out.  The TFTM accuracy has the little kid in me squeeling with delight.
     
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    Hot Rod looks great. I keep rewatching the video to see if there is a way for that double hinge to get the car windshield onto his back, but I don't think so...
     
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    I'm glad I have the Classics Hotrod + Fansproject armor.
     
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    The optimus video got me curious if the new POTP Optimus can use a megatron arm canon now. Or Galvatron's for that matter. Really loving everything about the POTP line so far.
     
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    Wow he turned out way better than I thought, overall he looks great. I still hate the box on his back but it\'s not quite as bad as it seemed from initial pictures. Clip-on wheels on a Leader class figure is completely unacceptable though and the stickiers overlapping joints is just plain stupid. You can already tell they are warped and damged in Kevin\'s video. I might pick him up if I can but only after the dinobots and the OP Leader class. 
     
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    Finally a picture next of hot rod he’s definitely my rodimus
     
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