Sometimes being G1, cartoon accurate is not a good thing.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by 46+2, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. 46+2

    46+2 Well-Known Member

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    I just cant get over how ugly that MP rodimus is. IMHO, what brings him down is how accurate the alt mode is. I like what hasbro has done so far with the classics figures, they resemble G1 characters but have been modernized. I suppose the whole point of a masterpiece is my very compliant. I had the same complaint of MP megs.

    The key word in my title is "sometimes". There are times where its a win.

    P.S. Dont bash me for my opinion on roddy. this a rant about what the titlle says.

    P.S.s. I'm also not a Geewunner.

    the lynching begin...
     
  2. Foster

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    I assume you mean the Rodimus Prime alt mode, not the Hot Rod one.

    I still think the worst alt mode in the MP line is Optimus himself.
     
  3. crasis

    crasis Yahk Deculture!

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    Don't buy Masterpieces, then. They are obviously not your bag.
     
  4. Doc Pirahna

    Doc Pirahna Well-Known Member

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    The Hot Rod alt mode is amazingly awesome in my opinion. I can see how people wouldn't like the winebago mode but I enjoy it in a campy silly way.
     
  5. Rodimus Major

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    I agree.

    I personally like MP Rodimus, but to each their own. You won't get any lynching from me.

    I see what you did there...
     
  6. heltskelt

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    I actually love the car alt mode. I love that it's low and wide. I was never too into the cybertronian winnebago mode, but i think the engineers have done an outstanding job. I love the MP line, even if i can't afford every figure. I'm just hoping Rodimus is not as fragile as Megs. Does that mean that you miss the Alternators line? I sure do.
     
  7. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    ^This.
     
  8. jasonmako

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    OOhhhh its a Winebego...blah. I really really love <3 the Hot Rod mode. Can't wait. Hell if everybody remembers he didn't like being Rodimus that much anyways!
     
  9. 46+2

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    Possibly.
     
  10. Cliffbee

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    I like the (now) retro-futuristic look of the "third-season" G1 toys, and I'm not a fan of the recent redesigns of the vehicle modes of Kup, Blurr and Scourge.

    As for Rodimus Prime, the only thing I don't like about his design is that, as a toy, his trailer is as uninteresting as Optimus'.
     
  11. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i dislike the g1 version but for some reason i like the MP version.

    and yeah, gotta agree with fos, primes trailer is actually the weakest of all the MP alt modes. its a just a step above the THS version.
     
  12. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    So far I've bought one of each Masterpiece mold, but I don't really think I'm gonna buy Rodimus.
     
  13. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    rodimus is beautiful, it is my favorite looking masterpiece so far, it is just perfect

    and i am 19 and i find the space winnebago to be the most glorious of vehicles ever designed
     
  14. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    ya, I love the original g1 designs. I can understand not liking the winnibaggo, but that robot mode is pretty much perfect (though I wish the front skirt piece was split, so you could raise one leg without raising the whole piece, thats a very small complaint though). The Hot Rod car mode is incredible as well.
     
  15. Buzzer-Bot

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    I like G1, but it shuld be understood that several of the characters' alt-mode are quite silly in modern times like Perceptor. He's current fig is great, but why is he receiving so much bashing for his alt-mode?It's a sensible alt-mode, imo.

    About your problem with MPs, I can understand. I find it too original, even though it's supposed to be this way.
     
  16. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    I would agree, and the Rodimus Prime alt mode proves it. It's just...boring. One flame detail on a box and it opens up into an equally boring and simple hunk of plastic with guns protruding out of it. It's one of the reasons I love the Protector kit so much, as the trailer is incredibly well sculpted and makes itself interesting. I admire the Hot Rod car mode because I think that looks cool.

    But the overall point is that some screen accurate characters from G1 aren't the greatest thing ever to look at. A G1 accurate Brawn or Seaspray without a redesign would look plain awful.
     
  17. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    I dont think your analogy is very accurate considering both brawn n seaspray cartoon adaptation differs a lot from the toon, more so brawn.
     
  18. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    Then don't transform him to Winnebago mode.
     
  19. MaxLinden

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    Nahhh..... the MP Hot Rod is going to soon have the worst alt mode in my eyes....
    Optimus is the second worst.....
     
  20. ComicGuy89

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    I actually liked the Winnebago mode since the first time I saw it in the cartoon, and I preferred it to the Hot Rod mode. Still I do wish the MP version did something more with its trailer.
     

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