Turning Classic Rodimus into Rodimus Prime?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Nerroth, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. Nerroth

    Nerroth Alea iacta est.

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    Hi!


    I've been waiting for an updated Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime figure for a very long time, so I was delighted, as you can imagine, to see that we won't have too long to wait to see Classic Rodimus on the shelves (well, at least on Canadian and American shelves, not so sure about here in Ireland!)

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    But funnily enough, I had a dream last night in which I had a box with Rodimus included (and I had to put the Autobot faction symbol on myself - how weird is that?) and he came with a trailer piece which allowed conversion into Rodimus Prime...

    Any ideas on whether there could be such a module made to fit that Rodimus figure (akin to what King Statscream once designed for the Sparks of the Past Rodimus Prime) to move the figure up a class size and finally give us an updated Rodimus Prime figure?

    Would any of you want to see such a release in the Classics line?

    Or am I just mad for the whole idea?


    Gary
     
  2. Party_Prime

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    I could easily see it, bashing the G1 trailer can easily fit him, I'm assuming he's a deluxe. You'd need to modify his wind sheild to expand it so it would look right with the trailer.

    I even wonder, since they're making Hot Rod, would that possibly mean a Rodimus Prime? THat would roq.
     
  3. Megatronwp38

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    Ugh, no more rodimus prime....New look, new packaging, same product...Loser.
     
  4. Brave Magnus

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    That's one heck of a toy. :thumb 
    I have a question: Rodimus alt.mode is the truck's cab, right? So that will mean he has to be a new mold? Because I don't see any other posibility.
    The thing is that the toy has to look good in both modes.
     
  5. Neomarsala

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    Actually, an MP Rodimus Prime has always been at the top of my wishlist for possible new MP figures.
     
  6. Nerroth

    Nerroth Alea iacta est.

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    So if Roddy's a loser, what does that make the purple chap in your av?

    After all, Roddy's first act was to kick the crap out of your friend and followed it up with tossing him out of Unicron's leg, unleashing the Matrix to ruin a certain Chaos Bringer's day and leading the surviving Autobots to freedom while taking a rather... unorthodox route out of Unicron's dying body!


    Rodimus-bashing is really getting old, quite frankly.


    So, back to the topic at hand:

    That new Rodimus is a Deluxe, so using the old cab might work - but it would be interesting to see if a new design could be put together for the figure.


    But yeah, I'd like a brand-new Rodimus Prime figure too!


    Gary
     
  7. Ops_was_a_truck

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    I think the classics Rodimus is mighty neat. I like him a lot. I'm especially happy that the rubsigns were brought back.
     
  8. rattrap007

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  9. Greyryder

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    NONSENSE! Rodimus bashing never gets old! :p 

    I think this would be a more complicated mod than just building a camper for him. The rice boy wing would have to be moved up to the car/cab roof. Probably eaier to just remove it, and build a new one. From what I've seen of the transformation, that thing moves all over the place.
     
  10. Switchblade

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    Honestly, I'd rather see a full, original Classics Rodimus Prime, not just a trailer attachment for Hot Rod. We've got a Hot Rod with knees and shoulders, now it's time for Hasbro to give us a Rodimus Prime with legs.
     
  11. Darth Fitch

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    I would buy that if I saw him. He'd be Rodimus in my book.
     
  12. butz

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    It would have to be a new figure, I think; Classics Roddy really doesn't look like he was made with any consideration for having an RP mode.
     
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    It looks like the wing swings up onto the roof for his regular transformation. A trailer could then attach to the back end of the car. It might be possible.
     
  14. butz

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    I don't know- I'd be kinda pissed if the bot mode for Rodimus Prime was only the standard Hotrod figure (at the very least it should be bigger).
     
  15. Fretburn

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    Aside from vehicle modes being different, Rodimus was basically just a beefed up Hot Rod. Their animation models were the same aside from coloration differences.

    So IF the old winnebago could fit and be bashed around this than that should be enough. That spoiler would definitely need to be moved though.
     
  16. butz

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    Call me a nitpicker, but I'd like to have a Rodimus Prime figure be comparable in size to the other leader figures in the line, particularly if they later do a Galvatron.
     
  17. giga-galvatron

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    I love Rodimus as much as the next guy, but I think Hasbro would do a Galvatron faster than they will do another Rodimus/Hot Rod toy. Maybe further down line if they decided to keep it going and expand on the g1 universe, we might see a remold Wave 1 Rodimus into a Rodimus Prime with trailer.

    You know what would be the coolest shit in the universe. Classic GESTALTS!!!!
     
  18. Vialli

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    I'd personally LOVE a true G1 Galvatron.

    As far as gestalts go, wouldnt mind Predaking :) 
     
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    These are great ideas but I think a new Rodimus should be a larger figure that is based on Hot Rod's mold. Just adding a trailer to him isn't enough imo.
     

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