RUMOR/SPECULATION: US MP Rodimus, SANS Trailer but TARGETMASTER

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  1. igniz1984

    igniz1984 Well-Known Member

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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I almost wonder if that's something the Toyarena dude dreamed up to sell more of his shit. Either way, whatever...the real decider will be the product pics.
     
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    personally, i think this is great news. the people who cant afford the takara version will be able to get the hasbro version, even without the trailer, this is better than no hasbro version at all.

    i love this idea. ppl who want rodimus can buy him, and ppl who just want hotrod can buy him, and the targetmaster is icing on the cake
     
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    Speculation at absolute best. Until we get another form of confirmation I'd list this under "rumor", if not "fan speculation". Not that I don't believe that's possible, just that Masterpiece Grimlock *JUST* came out a matter of weeks ago, this toy isn't even released or available yet in Japan, and Hasbro is at the tail end of prepping for Movie 3 releases. I mean, Transformers Prime's toyline hasn't even been announced or previewed yet, because that's set for a release after Movie 3.
     
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  6. igniz1984

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    True and I guess it can justify being much cheaper than the Takara version but I guess Im one of the ones who would have preffered both and will have to fork over probably over 100 bucks just for the trailer if this rumor is true. Crossing my fingers it isnt.
     
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    Grain of salt taken.
     
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    1) Next year is the 25th anniversary of the original movie.

    2) Roddy is quite widely speculated to be in TF 3, which opens next summer.

    3) It's quite likely Hasbro would take part in the development of this toy, in some way,
    so as to absorb the costs....but with the trailer as well, it may result in a pricepoint unattractive to retailers.


    Incidentally, was there some suggestion of 'very small' robots being in TF3?*
    Could TF3 have Targetmasters?

    *Maybe there wasn't.

    Pinch of salt yes, but this doesn't seem impossible.
     
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    quoted for truth, who cares about the ugly trailer
     
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    Nice (if true)! I don't give a fuck about the trailer. He'd be in bot mode all the time anyway.
     
  11. David Hingtgen

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    Thirded. I want an MP HotRod, don't want to pay double for a trailer I do not desire.
     
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    I honestly don't understand why they would do that. But hey if this is true, it's a nice option for consumers.
     
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    huh... i'd kinda be okay with that, as with most guys who have Trailers, the trailer just sits around... and adding a Target master would be awesome... only thing that would be different is vehicle mode... but like Kickback said, this is probably at least a year away from release, so i'll just wait and see what happens...
     
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    Meh. I'll still get both.

    This might belay my desire to get 2 of the Takara releases though.
     
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    I wouldn't buy an incomplete MP Rodimus Prime that was release domestically. I would feel cheated.
     
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    And also, for this particular figure, isn't going from Hot Rod to Rodimus it's particular "shtick"? I figured that this gimmick would be the biggest selling point.

    But again, whatever. We will find out later.
     
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    If it's a Targetmaster I'll probably end up getting it along with the Takara version. If not, I'm definitely passing.
     
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    Not saying it isnt true but from a vendors point of view we've heard nothing whatsoever about this and none of our wholesalers in the USA, Japan or China have heard anything either.

    It would be nice to have 2 different figs however :) 
     
  19. Maverick Hunter Christian

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    I could see it. The US MP releases (if memory serves) have all been sub a hundred dollars; the inclusion of the Rodimus trailer would certainly set this figure over that price point. Giving the figure a Targetmaster would go a little ways towards making up for the loss of the trailer. I don't think its an unreasonable claim.

    But as others have said, probably way too soon to be true; what with Grimlock just now showing up and all. ...how long ago did we know about Grimmy being US bound?
     
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    If it's true, I'd buy both.
     

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