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Clearer Pictures of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime

Posted on 07-30-2010 at 12:37 AM by Megablah under Transformers Masterpiece
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TFW2005 board member yizhi521 has just stopped by to give us some new closer pictures of the prototype for the new Takara Masterpiece, Rodimus Prime! As shown earlier, Rodimus' trailer will open up to reveal a rather large cannon a la G1 Rodimus Prime, however, now we see clearer shots of Rodimus' robot mode!

Will this have any gimmicks? Will be it be in scale with other Masterpiece figures? Join the conversation and see more pictures by clicking the title of this story!
Views: 51,037 / Credit: yizhi521 of the 2005 Boards!

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Deceptigtar
meh. i can see why a lot off ppl are excited for this but it just looks too simple. wake me up when the MP line stops repainting the same CON seeker over and over and give us a new molded CON.
ronin0510
Well rodimus prime confirmed. Hopefully we might see if we will get hot rodimus too!
OMEGAPRIME1983
AW MAN!!! Idk if I should feel happy as hell or real jypped(? spelling)... As much as I love dear old Roddy, yes I like Rodimus Prime even though he killed Optimus, but this looks to be a LITERAL upscale with better articulation of the G1 figure right down to the trailer, which doesn't have many differences AT ALL.. If this is close to the same height, I'm putting him on my G1 shelf when Hasbro releases him I realize that the MP line is to be "the perfect version of the figure" but for Christ's sakes, They could have TRIED to intergrate the trailer into his TFmation.... Though, his gun looks as though it could tf on it's own, so PERHAPS they found a way you have a Hot Rodimus/Rodimus Prime figure in 1?? Bc the wing on his back looks more like Hot Rodimus's wing than RC's wing.. Just sayin..
Tirade
I'm not surprised in the least. This is exactly what I expected. And you know what? I'm happy. I like the trailer battle station. Can't wait to see better, colored pics.

EDIT: Obviously still a work in progress, but I like what I see. I'm sure others will voice their displeasure though.
Bgrngod
Boxy. I hope they fix the dull back end of that thing.

I really do hope that is a very early WIP prototype. There are quite a few things that could use improving based on what we are seeing already.
OMEGAPRIME1983
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Originally Posted by Deceptigtar View Post
meh. i can see why a lot off ppl are excited for this but it just looks too simple. wake me up when the MP line stops repainting the same CON seeker over and over and give us a new molded CON.
Don't worry Shane, your Illinois brethren will keep you posted!! I could repaint one red for "hate plague Rodimus
prime13
I don't know why, but for some reason I'm kind of disappointed.
OMEGAPRIME1983
Wonder where the proto of his bot mode is?? They have the proto of his alt mode and the trailer..S250 can you possibly ask on actoys if there was a proto of the bot mode itself??
S250
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Originally Posted by OMEGAPRIME1983 View Post
Wonder where the proto of his bot mode is?? They have the proto of his alt mode and the trailer..S250 can you possibly ask on actoys if there was a proto of the bot mode itself??
the show is not open,maybe they will reveal his bot mode tomorrow.
harrismonkey
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Originally Posted by OMEGAPRIME1983 View Post
AW MAN!!! Idk if I should feel happy as hell or real jypped(? spelling)... As much as I love dear old Roddy, yes I like Rodimus Prime even though he killed Optimus, but this looks to be a LITERAL upscale with better articulation of the G1 figure right down to the trailer, which doesn't have many differences AT ALL.. If this is close to the same height, I'm putting him on my G1 shelf when Hasbro releases him I realize that the MP line is to be "the perfect version of the figure" but for Christ's sakes, They could have TRIED to intergrate the trailer into his TFmation.... Though, his gun looks as though it could tf on it's own, so PERHAPS they found a way you have a Hot Rodimus/Rodimus Prime figure in 1?? Bc the wing on his back looks more like Hot Rodimus's wing than RC's wing.. Just sayin..
I hear you. I like this and am excited! (although I hope a little more work happens on the mold)

But as much as I LOVE my Grimlock, it felt a lot like it was just a larger version of the toy I already have (with improved articulation). It seem a little like the first three molds really were steps forward for those characters, and like the newest two (Grimlock and Rodimus) are more just very nice upscales of what they already did. While I like Grimlock and expect to like this a lot, I don't like that trend.
OMEGAPRIME1983
Exactly how I feel harrismonkey.. I'm not sure I like this new direction the line it taking..
ZEGR
he does look a bit simle but thats how rodimus was anyway so i dont mind at all....at last rodimus prime get a proper toy...im excited


P.S.There is also a pic of the new unicron and primus,dont know if anyone noticed it http://pic.actoys.net/attachment/Mon...63f3c8783a.jpg
Valkysas
I like what I see.

I don't know what the hell the rest of you were expecting to see. It's G1 Rodimus Prime. There's only so much they can do with that.
OMEGAPRIME1983
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
I like what I see.

I don't know what the hell the rest of you were expecting to see. It's G1 Rodimus Prime. There's only so much they can do with that.
Not sure what I was expecting, but I was hoping for more than this I suppose
ronin0510
I am loving this as well. I cant wait to see more. Hopefully i can budget out for him and predaking and have an awesome christmas lol
Valkysas
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Not sure what I was expecting, but I was hoping for more than this I suppose
Such as?

IT'S RODIMUS PRIME.

Should it look like Swoop or something?

People are complaining that Rodimus Prime looks too much like Rodimus Prime.

This fandom confuses the shit out of me.
David Hingtgen
I expected the rear 2/3 to look like it was "part" of the vehicle, and not a separately-hauled trailer hitched up behind it. That is how it looked in the animation---winnebago, not a cab hauling a trailer.

Honestly I think the G1 toy did a better job of that. (and I've always considered the G1 toy lame)

And of course, with Masterpiece™ engineering, there was the hope (and even expectation) that this could finally be a "holy grail" toy----it could be Hot Rod/car, and Rodimus/winnebago---all in one glorious toy. (really, just alter the front bumper and the spoiler position,raise the windshield a bit, and you could pretty much have Hot Rod attach to the trailer and look right)
harrismonkey
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
Such as?

IT'S RODIMUS PRIME.

Should it look like Swoop or something?

People are complaining that Rodimus Prime looks too much like Rodimus Prime.

This fandom confuses the shit out of me.
I don't know. The "trailer" always felt a bit lazy to me even as a kid, and it's the same thing still.

Like I said, I am excited. I just feel like they maybe aren't trying quite as hard with the last couple molds as they were with the first few.

Don't get me wrong- I can't wait to get this thing.
Easterling Capt
or they are just tryign to stay triue to his G1 toy form.
OMEGAPRIME1983
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
Such as?

IT'S RODIMUS PRIME.

Should it look like Swoop or something?

People are complaining that Rodimus Prime looks too much like Rodimus Prime.

This fandom confuses the shit out of me.
No, it isn't that he looks to much like Rodimus. Like you said, He's rodimus, who else should he look like, I'm talking about the complexity of it, and it seems that he's going to be a rather small base figure judging by the G1 figure. My point is the complexity. It's LITERALLY an up-scaled version with JUST better articulation and nothing more it seems like.. Well, probably a matrix chamber as well, but it's just a better detailed, more articulated version of the G1 version, I'm not complaining of the choice of the character, just wishing it were more complex, and I still have hope that it could maybe be so.
Valkysas
You havent even seen clear pictures of the thing, or how it transforms! No one knows anything about how complex it is! besides, it's a fairly basic design, why should they be expected to deviate from the character design that they're trying to make a figure of just to make it more complex? They didnt change Grimlock much over his G1 toy, and he's great. They had to change Prime, Megatron, and Starscream because their original toys didnt represent the show designs well at all, so there was a ton of room for improvement. Rodimus? Not so much. You also don't know how big it is yet.
guard convoy
alright, everyone is talking about MP Rodimus Prime, but what is up with that BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN G1 FORT MAX

anyways, i LIKE that mp rodimus prime, and what is cool, the prototype's back end is slanted while the picture is a box at the back

the robot mode from the picture looks nice, can't wait to see more
guard convoy
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Originally Posted by OMEGAPRIME1983 View Post
No, it isn't that he looks to much like Rodimus. Like you said, He's rodimus, who else should he look like, I'm talking about the complexity of it, and it seems that he's going to be a rather small base figure judging by the G1 figure. My point is the complexity. It's LITERALLY an up-scaled version with JUST better articulation and nothing more it seems like.. Well, probably a matrix chamber as well, but it's just a better detailed, more articulated version of the G1 version, I'm not complaining of the choice of the character, just wishing it were more complex, and I still have hope that it could maybe be so.
you know what, that is what everyone wants anyway, we get simple PEOPLE BITCH, we get complex, PEOPLE BITCH

come on make up your mind, i actually perfer it to be simpler, that way i don't got to fear IT SHATTERING IN MY HAND

MP-05 PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!
stevej
Well this just went from "must have" to "not quite sold on it yet". Maybe pics of the robot mode on display tomorrow will help... Maybe color photo's next month will help.

Certainly doesn't look like TT knocked it out of the park so I guess he'll just be an "adequate" addition to the line.

Underwhelmed.
chrisr291
I wouldn't say this is the G1 toy with better articulation. Sorry fans, but the G1 toy sucks.....



This is a HUGE Upgrade and I'm extremely happy with the results. I really wasn't sure what to expect from the Trailer because its something he never really used in season 3. Plus, just like MP04 Trailer, it will probably just end up in my closet anyway.

Besides, this is just a prototype photo, no need to grab pitchforks yet folks. I have no doubt Takara will provide us with another awesome MP figure.
ThaConqueror
Looks pretty cool even from that crappy angle. Can't wait for better pics, particularly in it's final colours. I hope there's a new 'Con mold coming soon so that I can keep my figures even (hypothetically, as I haven't purchased any MP figures yet...but I know where I can besides the Interwebs!). My money's on Soundwave.
RobotoChan
Its looking good so far. As long as they make it articulate better than the G1 version, which won't be hard, then I am sold.
chrisr291
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Originally Posted by OMEGAPRIME1983 View Post
I'm not complaining of the choice of the character, just wishing it were more complex, and I still have hope that it could maybe be so.
I'm not looking for a rubix cube, I want a Transformer that takes a reasonable amount of time to Transform. I can understand the argument but with memories of MP Megatron in my head, I'm ok with basic transformations lol.
guard convoy
best rush job to show the differences, not complex my butt



based on this i LOVE how he looks

and i know i will have to add this:

THIS MASTERPIECE IS NOT THE SAME SIZE AS G1 RODIMUS, I SCALED THE IMAGE TO BE SIMILAR IN SIZE TO COMPARE QUICKLY
OMEGAPRIME1983
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
You havent even seen clear pictures of the thing, or how it transforms! No one knows anything about how complex it is! besides, it's a fairly basic design, why should they be expected to deviate from the character design that they're trying to make a figure of just to make it more complex? They didnt change Grimlock much over his G1 toy, and he's great. They had to change Prime, Megatron, and Starscream because their original toys didnt represent the chow designs well at all, so there was a ton of room for improvement. Rodimus? Not so much. You also don't know how big it is yet.
That's a good point, and please stop yelling, I'm not bitching. You're right, I don't know how big he's going to be, but that still doesn't change the fact that he looks simple. However I agree with guard convoy in that maybe simple could be better and he won't be all flimsy. once I see the proto for bot mode, I'll make a more informed judgment. I don't get why you're getting all bent out of shape about MY opinion.. That's what I don't get about this fandom.. why is it when someone opens their mouth about not liking something right away it's automatically dubbed as the wrong opinion.. Chill out, for all you know, I might be right about it being that simple, and you could possibly change your mind and hate it (just using this as an example, I'm not saying you will) Once I see better pictures, I'll make a better judgment and go from there, but until the, guess what.. you yelling at me through the computer is pointless. Let me have my opinion, and you cam keep yours. Geesh.. Also, in regards to your PS guard convoy, anything looks complex next to the G1 version. Just sayin.. However, did you make that picture larger?? I do see more and better details than the original.
chrisr291
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Originally Posted by guard convoy View Post
best rush job to show the differences, not complex my butt

based on this i LOVE how he looks
Yeah, Its just Rodimus Prime, it would take a lot of work to make that lame character look awesome. The Designers are "Only Human" after all
Rodimus Major
Looks good to me so far. Can't wait to see it painted.
guard convoy
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Originally Posted by chrisr291 View Post
Yeah, Its just Rodimus Prime, it would take a lot of work to make that lame character look awesome. The Designers are "Only Human" after all
i'm getting this at botcon no matter what lol i have to get this lol Dark Awakening is a fave episode of mine when i was first learning of g1

in other news.....that trailer looks like it has speakers in it for sound....
DrillBIT
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Originally Posted by Rodimus Major View Post
Looks good to me so far. Can't wait to see it painted.
Probably not too far away.
8/28 and 8/29 at CharaHobby 2010.
chrisr291
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Originally Posted by guard convoy View Post
i'm getting this at botcon no matter what lol i have to get this lol Dark Awakening is a fave episode of mine when i was first learning of g1

in other news.....that trailer looks like it has speakers in it for sound....
Your going to wait that long? I'm getting mine day 1 locally
guard convoy
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Originally Posted by chrisr291 View Post
Your going to wait that long? I'm getting mine day 1 locally
well i got to save money up for botcon haha and i'm still trying to find a job for money ugh

anyways, this is looking promising i can't wait to see more
harrismonkey
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Originally Posted by guard convoy View Post
best rush job to show the differences, not complex my butt

http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/u...g?t=1280388442

based on this i LOVE how he looks

and i know i will have to add this:

THIS MASTERPIECE IS NOT THE SAME SIZE AS G1 RODIMUS, I SCALED THE IMAGE TO BE SIMILAR IN SIZE TO COMPARE QUICKLY
You make a good point, and kinda remind me again of why I kept my G1 HotRod but didn't keep my G1 Rodimus when I got rid of the lion's share of my transformers as a kid.

I'm just disappointed at how similar that trailer looks to the original. That was a real weak point of the original as well.
guard convoy
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Originally Posted by harrismonkey View Post
You make a good point, and kinda remind me again of why I kept my G1 HotRod but didn't keep my G1 Rodimus when I got rid of the lion's share of my transformers as a kid.

I'm just disappointed at how similar that trailer looks to the original. That was a real weak point of the original as well.
well most people are gonna only use the trailer for vehicle mode anyways lol i'm mainly focusing on a good bot mode and an accurate vehicle mode, battlestation mode is icing on the cake
Valkysas
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Originally Posted by OMEGAPRIME1983 View Post
That's a good point, and please stop yelling, I'm not bitching. You're right, I don't know how big he's going to be, but that still doesn't change the fact that he looks simple. However I agree with guard convoy in that maybe simple could be better and he won't be all flimsy. once I see the proto for bot mode, I'll make a more informed judgment. I don't get why you're getting all bent out of shape about MY opinion.. That's what I don't get about this fandom.. why is it when someone opens their mouth about not liking something right away it's automatically dubbed as the wrong opinion.. Chill out, for all you know, I might be right about it being that simple, and you could possibly change your mind and hate it (just using this as an example, I'm not saying you will) Once I see better pictures, I'll make a better judgment and go from there, but until the, guess what.. you yelling at me through the computer is pointless. Let me have my opinion, and you cam keep yours. Geesh..
Oh, my intention wasnt to "yell". sorry. it's just, people judging it's complexity and size from these blurry, bad-angle shots, it's just.. well, it's blowing my mind that fans can be so nitpicky, and it's more of a "oh my god, this is actually happening?" exclamation marks, opposed to "I want you to die" exclamation marks.
Bumblejazz
Looks good to me!
Ceasar121
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Originally Posted by OMEGAPRIME1983 View Post
AW MAN!!! Idk if I should feel happy as hell or real jypped(? spelling)... As much as I love dear old Roddy, yes I like Rodimus Prime even though he killed Optimus, but this looks to be a LITERAL upscale with better articulation of the G1 figure right down to the trailer, which doesn't have many differences AT ALL.. If this is close to the same height, I'm putting him on my G1 shelf when Hasbro releases him I realize that the MP line is to be "the perfect version of the figure" but for Christ's sakes, They could have TRIED to intergrate the trailer into his TFmation.... Though, his gun looks as though it could tf on it's own, so PERHAPS they found a way you have a Hot Rodimus/Rodimus Prime figure in 1?? Bc the wing on his back looks more like Hot Rodimus's wing than RC's wing.. Just sayin..
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Originally Posted by harrismonkey View Post
I hear you. I like this and am excited! (although I hope a little more work happens on the mold)

But as much as I LOVE my Grimlock, it felt a lot like it was just a larger version of the toy I already have (with improved articulation). It seem a little like the first three molds really were steps forward for those characters, and like the newest two (Grimlock and Rodimus) are more just very nice upscales of what they already did. While I like Grimlock and expect to like this a lot, I don't like that trend.
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Originally Posted by OMEGAPRIME1983 View Post
Exactly how I feel harrismonkey.. I'm not sure I like this new direction the line it taking..
??? How the hell is the trailer going to be part of the figure? I don't think that's even possible by the laws of mass ALOT of screen accuracy would have to be sacrificed to do that.

Seriously, we're getting complex, screen accurate interpretations of G1 characters, and the complaint is that it's not complicated enough? Why would they make an over complicated Transformation? Have we learned nothing from MP05 and Movie Prime? As long as he looks good in both modes, I'm cool. Some figures don't lend to a complicated transformation.

I'm with Valkysas. They're kicking out updated versions of g1 favorites in a line CLEARLY for collectors, and people are complaining before even seeing finished photos. This fandom confuses the heck out of me.
lfcreds91
you guys should understand...........
MP are there to resemble the G1 counterparts with close similarities and better possibilities.......
what some of you are complaining seems to be asking for a modern henkei or FP version
DrillBIT
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Now I see they have a way to exchange the position of the arms to make it show accurate (tires to the back instead of staying in the front).
Sledgehammer
Want even more than I did beforehand. Simples.
Optimus_Prowl
Hm. I like it! It looks so awesome! Are those double jointed elbows? Or maybe an extending transformation joint? Either way that is RAD! I can't wait for this to migrate to the states so I cna have an aultimate version of Roddy.

I'm still gonna hold out hope that there are secret extra wheels hidden in those forearms and that his entire arm can stretch and be the side of car mode like the toon model. What I can dream can't I?
guard convoy
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Originally Posted by DrillBIT View Post
Now I see they have a way to exchange the position of the arms to make it show accurate (tires to the back instead of staying in the front).
yeah, i know the comparison ain't that great, but it is something we can use until we get really good photos later, and this way we can start to see some features to the best of our ability

the more i look the more i like, i can't wait to see more
Valkysas
Looking at his arms, and figuring they go under the chest for vehicle mode, but the chest in robot mode is still apparently pretty solid, and all the mass from the body, arms, and legs has to somehow fit under that trailer... Rodimus has got to be pulling some pretty neat tricks to fit that bot in that vehicle mode, just going by the size of the chest/hood.

since he has what looks to be a wheel in the back of his leg, at least some of the bottom of the trailer becomes his legs.
OMEGAPRIME1983
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
Oh, my intention wasnt to "yell". sorry. it's just, people judging it's complexity and size from these blurry, bad-angle shots, it's just.. well, it's blowing my mind that fans can be so nitpicky, and it's more of a "oh my god, this is actually happening?" exclamation marks, opposed to "I want you to die" exclamation marks.
, truce then?? I'm not trying to nitpick it, I guess I'm just so used to the MP's being so leaps and bounds over the originals with updated tf's and what not.. Don't get me wrong, I'm super excited about this figure, I really am, but as I said, I was just expecting more, and you're right, I am going off of horridly angled blurry photos, and looking at that alt mode proto, I see a lot of hinges and panels. I do so hope that there is the chance of a hot rod to rodimus conversion though, because face it, that'd just be plain awesome and again, looking at the photoshop guard convoy did, I am looking to be very wrong about the complexity of rodimus, and I eagerly await better cleaer pictures to see what's REALLY goin on under that hood. Also, I wonder what's going on with his left hand.. I can't tell if he's holding something, or if it's just his hand there..

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