Which Animated Rodimus?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Torque, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    I currently have the Japanese one, though the paint has started to chip, so i've considered getting the Hasbro one. Is he a good representation, with paint and QC and everything? Or am i better off saving my $12 for DOTM stuff?
     
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    If you can find it, get it. The red is a nice maroon. Matches the show model better than the too-purple-maroon and is consistent, which looks great.
     
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    Yes, the Hasbro one is definitely a great pickup. Mine is great, no problems whatsoever.
     
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    I'm a big fan of my Hasbro version, but have never seen the Japanese version.
     
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    I have the Takara and Hasbro versions. The former is the best by a slim margin. It's colour is more appealing somehow.
     
  6. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    like the hasbro one way better, not a fan of the shiny, or the purpleness of the takara one
     
  7. Torque

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    ya, got him today-worth the purchase!
     
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    Buy some Future floor polish and paint it over your Rodimus before it gets worse. In fact, paint it over all of your TakTom shiny figs. It does wonders protecting mine.

    And since you asked, I like the TakTom Rod better even though it is less accurate. It just looks so damn great.
     
  9. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    Get it. He's an amazing figure.
     
  10. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    only TakTom i have is him and Blackout, and Blackout is juust fine. might try the polish though, sounds like a good trick to utilize
     
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    12 dollars is NEVER better spent on a Bayformer, Get the Hasbro Hot Rod!
     
  12. videriant

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    $12? Which friendly, neighborhood TRU are you shopping at? Mine started at $13 and moved on into the $15 range.
     
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    Pretty much all Japanese Animated was Shiny or sparkling paint jobs. To me it made them look like they where special limited edition versions that aren't accurate but are rare pieces for a collection. But they weren't so it general they just gave most of the American versions the 1 up on accuracy of colors.

    In short I'd say get an American Rodimus.
     
  14. SkywarpsNipples

    SkywarpsNipples ホンマおもろい人やね〜

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    I only have the Takara releases, but to me they're worth the extra money (especially the black version). DOTM toys will be out for a grand while and Rodimus #s are drying up so I'd say get him before it's too late.
     
  15. Torque

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    there were some on clearance, but as it turns out Rodimus wasnt one of them, so i ended up paying the $15
     

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