Why Rodimus/Hot Rod don't have regular Voyager/Leader Class toy release?

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  1. transform75

    transform75 Well-Known Member

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    We did get a repaint, voyager cloud rodimus, very close to idw
     
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  2. deathzero23

    deathzero23 Well-Known Member

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    Considering the MP Rodimus have a mechanism issues, we really need a PROPER one. Bigger one.
     
  3. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    He's not a leader
     
  4. Mormolyce

    Mormolyce Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean, clearly this is the best representation of Rodimus.

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    You got the powaaaaaa!
     
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  5. SouthtownKid

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    A lot of people say this, but I don't see the similarity. They look nothing alike in either mode, imo.

    This:
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    Looks like this:
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    Cloud "Rodimus" looks like nothing:
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    ...except maybe Springer trying out a new color scheme.

    For the price of Cloud Rodimus, you might as well buy a third party figure that actually looks like the character.
     
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    prfctcellrulz Emperor Of Destruction

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    Either Leader Class or I'm gonna have to sell a kidney to spring for DX9 Carry 'cause, again, big or nothing.
     
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  7. transform75

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    Well Takara and some fans beg to differ :) 

    It does have some cues, it was never supposed to be 100% rodimus from MTMTE but it has some cues, and the painting on his face in hand makes him different from springer.
    I use it as a knight and former leader of the wreckers with my botcon 2014 knights of cybertron as Rodimus Major. I did take some fun pics of him, will try to post them later.

    I would still prefer a 80$ official product who represents the character well rather than a 3rd party product more expensive. MMC does great products though, tempted by their kultur, but that is for another discussion :) 

    My 2 fav versions of this character: Cloud Rodimus and United rodimus (painted darker red) until we get a proper leader class
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  8. SouthtownKid

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    Some fans had no choices at the time Cloud Rodimus came out. Now we do. Much, much better choices.

    And are we now again pretending Takara gives a crap about IDW? :sly: 
     
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    Sign me up for a voyager IDW Rodimus. I have no use or interest in a leader class.
     
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    Just be patient. We've got Hot Rod in Titans and we'll likely see Rodimus in PotP. Just prepare yourself mentally for him to be a retool of a new Springer.
     
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    He's lanky and spiky like a Nick Roche design. Since there's no other options, it's a water-in-the-desert situation. "Lanky, spiky, red, GOOD ENOUGH!"

    If a really spot-on official IDW Rodimus ever got released, you'd see a ton of Cloud Rodimii start vanishing off Lost Light shelves.
     
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  12. transform75

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    Legends skids? :) 

    Yes cloud rodimus is not IDW, but close enought for official voyager product

    We had a hot rod in TR, hope to have rodimus voyager in POTP as well
    (and again, cloud rodimus can be a knight with his sword, just saying :)  )
     
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    I agree with you, OP. I'd like a full-on Rodimus Prime Generations Voyager or even Leader (though I'd prefer if he does get a Leader-class that he be on the shorter side, with more accessories, rather than stand at eye level with UM).

    Even if the stories that followed him weren't great, I think there's a lot of fond nostalgia for the "lighting of our darkest hour" scene.
     
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    I think we'll eventually get a Rodimus figure. Hopefully in PotP. I'd like leader-class so he can fit in with with my leader class Ultra Magnus, Jetfire and Ginrai. Now, the big question is: what alt mode? Winnebago? Yikes. Can you make that an exciting design? No COE truck. No tank. Instead of a Winnebago, make it a heavy duty four door-SUV type vehicle with the ability to seat four Titanmasters. Or at least 2-3 Titanmasters like God Bomber can. Bonus points if you can hitch God Bomber to it.

    Maybe this is blashphemous but why not make Rodimus combine with another God Bomber drone/armor/vehicle. Super Rodimus converts into God Rodimus? Yeah, now I'm really getting farfetched.
     
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    Voyager winnebago G1-ish style to go against TR Galvatron would be my most wanted Rodimus Prime. Toss in Firebolt targetmaster (maybe the mold Takara is including with their legends Hot Rod). Set him against a voyager G1-ish Shockwave who also has a Targetmaster pal (easy place to make Fracas so he can be transplanted to Scourge).

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    ... just out of fun and toilet thoughts while reading the thread , since hasbro and Takara is doing hotrod in the tr/legend range and they have done/doing god bomber/ apex amour . Maybe just maybe .... add on like godbomber like the previous poster said . But instead of going full bananas , add on Winnebago that converts him to rodimus prime .
    That way you finally get to use that headmaster from the cov set.
     
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    Combiner Wars legend Rodimus
    Titans Return deluxe Hot Rod
    Walmart exclusive deluxe TLK Hot Rod

    That's 3 of his character I've added to my collection in the last couple years
     
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    Some of us just prefer Rodimus Prime over Optimus Prime.
     
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    Mmmmokay then. Let's break this down a little.

    1) 'Blamed from Optimus Prime's death' is not a factor. The kids they're selling to largely don't give much of a toss about something from 31 years ago.
    2) The character appears more often as a deluxe car because deluxes consistently sell better than all the other regular size classes, going all the way back to when they were established back in Beast Wars.
    3) Do Hasbro/Takara care about the character? About as much as they care about any character: if it sells, they care.

    As everyone else has mentioned, he's odds-on favourite for a first wave toy in POTP. Personally I'm looking forward to seeing what he's like.
     
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    Absolutely this. Also, to me personally, I don't like the character AS Rodimus, so I have no interest in a toy of him. If they make one and someone is happy? Yay. Saves me money. If not, then I have a deluxe to represent Hot Rod, and he definitely doesn't need to be any bigger than a deluxe.
     

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