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Old 01-28-2011, 10:18 PM   #1
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Masterpiece Rodimus Prime / Rodimus Convoy

I've had Masterpiece Rodimus about a day. I don't know if it's just mine but there are a few issues that might crop up in others. I havn't take any photos yet but will soon

1) The mechanism in the left foot has slipped so that the foot cannot sit as far back as the other when standing and it tends to make Roddy fall over on occasion. This happened after about 30 minutes.

2) The backpack is clipped on by a small grey pice. Unfortunately, this piece has all but the most tenuous grip so that the back pack unlocks and the Fins flop backwards far too often.

3) The hands cannot hold the individual guns AT ALL. The pegs on the guns are far too small and the thumb cannot wrap around the handle. I can't pose him in any good poses with the guns and have to have gravity friendly poses.
VERY annoyed by this.

4) Not a problem but take care when putting Roddy into the cabin to form the winnebago. The whole toy is a bunch of hinges and some feel very thin. The fin section on mine make some unsettling creaky noise when I slot it in.

4) The engine block (though spring loaded to collapse) presses against the windshield on mine when in robot mode. A little worried about scratching but probably not a big issue. Just being overly cautious.

5) When you rotate the fist around to reveal the post for the saw-blade/welder, the fist doesn't seem to wnat to go in the forearm completely so you have a gap in the door. But again, maybe I just need to fiddle around with it.

6) The black side parts on the lower leg swing out on a hinge. Both of mine came of the pin with little trouble. I was able to slot them back on and hoping they don't come off again as they are not designed to come off like some other parts.

It's still an A-MAZING toy and probably the best MP released. There are FAR more pros than the cons mentioned here. I am still annoyed about the guns. Will have to add nail polish or something but not sure if it will work as it is such a huge difference in the size of the gap and the peg.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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I can't wait to get mine. Thanks for the heads up; I'll keep them all in mind when messing around with Roddy.

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Old 01-28-2011, 10:54 PM   #3
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Will have to add nail polish or something but not sure if it will work as it is such a huge difference in the size of the gap and the peg.
Thanks for the heads up - maybe try kleenex? I know it sounds stupid but I use it all the time - it's less permanent than nail polish but it can close gaps like this well - works for gijoe backpacks that won't stay on the dudes too.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:00 PM   #4
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1) The mechanism in the left foot has slipped so that the foot cannot sit as far back as the other when standing and it tends to make Roddy fall over on occasion. This happened after about 30 minutes.
Backwards or forwards? The answer is really going to affect where I display him.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:29 PM   #5
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Backwards or forwards? The answer is really going to affect where I display him.
He falls backwards. But only as mine has that slipped spring/disc. Should be fine if you don;t have that problem.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:35 PM   #6
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I'm not going to open mine when it arrives,no room to display it.

So I don't have to worry about it right now.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:44 PM   #7
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I am hoping these are some qc issues and not on all of them, sorry not hoping that you got screwed on qc just that others will be fine. Still glad to know he is an amazing figure and thanks for the heads up on the issues!
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So was there a hint as to the identity of the next MP with Rodimus?
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:16 AM   #9
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Master Piece Rodimus Prime

Guys, just picked up Master Piece Rodimus Prime! My apologies for the limited pictures as I'm rushed for time. Impressions so far - a good toy, well at least in Hot Rod mode! The joints are tight with no parts dangling! He looks to be around G1 Galvatron size!

I can't compare because ALL my TFs are in storage (I'm doing some major house cleaning) so best I can do is compare it to a MOTU and SH Figuarts figures!

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Old 01-29-2011, 01:32 AM   #10
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I also just received my rodimus 3 hours ago!
But i found a tough problem.
His palms can't hold guns very well. Guns got dropped easily.

Enjoy pictures!
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