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US Edition Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Revealed

Posted on 05-31-2011 at 01:56 PM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
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Thanks to Toycollectors.com.au, an offshoot of the Ozformers Forums, we have our first look at Masterpiece Rodimus Prime from HASBRO. The figure is in robot mode, in the previous box stylings for the seekers and Grimlock. No trailer is seen, but it comes with a new deco and an exclusive Targetmaster. According to a sticker on the box, the figure will be a Toys R Us Exclusive. Check out the pic in the full story!
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MrSneis
Will buy on sight!!
process
Yea, I'll take one.
exomega255
wait wtf? a target master? O.o
hupla
Botcon starts early :O
Sludge
Oh hell yes!
miscreant
Oh f*cking snap!

And firebolt to boot!
BraveMax
EDIT: Works now.

Too bad the only part of this I want is the Targetmaster...
aprim
want!
General Tekno
I've got the original release, and it looks like I'll be getting this one too for the new deco/Targetmaster.

Somebody please let Protoman know his wallet's gonna get raped again.

EDIT: Hold up a sec..... that's not MP Rodimus' Matrix there, is it? If memory serves, his is smaller, AND this one has the joints to open!

Looks like he has the MP Prime Matrix to me.
mx-01 archon
And he comes with a repaint of Prime's Matrix, as well. Wonder if he still has the smaller one. Probably.

I like the toy-styled leg deco. Red boots, with the silver shin plate and the arrows. And I like the flame deco on the chest a lot better than the original, cartoon accuracy aside.
G1Wheeljack
Not fond of the flame changes on the chest but he will be mine. I guess they couldn't trademark Firebolt though, glad he comes with him though as well as all his non-trailer accessories.

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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
I've got the original release, and it looks like I'll be getting this one too for the new deco/Targetmaster.

Somebody please let Protoman know his wallet's gonna get raped again.
Was taken care of before I even made this post
Sammael
Colors are considerably different than MP-09. He looks to be more toy accurate than cartoon accurate. That targetmaster is... odd. He is too big and there is no way that Roddy will be able to hold him, the hands are too frail.
Secretcode
...goddammit..
Paladin
But did they fix the breaking issues??!?!
Nerroth
I wonder who will be the first to make a Shattered Glass re-deco of him...
Optimus Prime
EASY BUY!!!
General Tekno
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Originally Posted by Paladin View Post
But did they fix the breaking issues??!?!
Probably. MP Starscream's Hasbro release was better.

This is probably why the MP Rodimus second release has the reportedly superior QC - odds are they had to do tweaks for Hasbro anyway.
shroobmaster
I like.
UnicronFTW
Give it to me NOW.
Toxicon
And once again, patience reaps its rewards. Fuck yes.

And Firebolt? TURBONER
SoundMaster
Oh, that does look a lot nicer than the Takara release... and he has a Targetmaster!
mechfiend
When is he landing in NJ???
Mechafire
Oh fuck, that looks nice.
barrelks
Three Please.
Opticron Primal
People totally called the Targetmaster.

Wonder how much they'll price him.
miscreant
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Originally Posted by Opticron Primal View Post

Wonder how much they'll price him.
I'd be surprised if it's more than MP Grimmy?
deathsheadx
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Originally Posted by Secretcode View Post
...goddammit..
he comes with a targetmaster.

Damn you Hasbro. you know my weakness.
optimus124
Must. . . Buy . . . . Now!!!!!
mx-01 archon
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Originally Posted by Sammael View Post
Colors are considerably different than MP-09. He looks to be more toy accurate than cartoon accurate. That targetmaster is... odd. He is too big and there is no way that Roddy will be able to hold him, the hands are too frail.
If they tweaked the tolerances with the hand grips, then there shouldn't be any problems. With a thin layer of superglue on the tabs, my Takara Roddy can hold his combined rifle without issues, one-handed.
Transbot90210
Bought for the Target Master alone.

And it is good to finally get confirmation on this guy. I always intended on the Takara Rodimus and Hasbro Hot Rod.

Thanx for the info and pic.
exomega255
I am buying for the target master.
shibamura_prime
Hot damn, that's awesome. I'm digging the darker grey/silver on his face and hands.
StarFighter
Totally want NOW!
Sludge
I really do like Hasbros better than Takaras. I'm glad I waited.
NGW
Fucking Toys R Us exclusive, there is no fucking Toys R Us around here, doubly so after I fucking move next month. Not to mention the times I have been able to get to the closest TRU to me, they don't fucking ever get their damn exclusives. Never saw Grimlock, never saw Animated Arcee, never saw Animated Rodimus.

Christ, why not make it a Target exclusive? Hell he comes with a TARGETmaster! I work at Target, that would make it so damn convenient for me. Or even Walmart, I have a buddy that works there.
slugslinger2004
Can't wait to find this guy in stores. Definite purchase
mykticon
Hell Yes, I am so glad I cancelled my Preorder for the Takara one now. I can't wait to get this guy!
hupla
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Originally Posted by NGW View Post
Fucking Toys R Us exclusive, there is no fucking Toys R Us around here, doubly so after I fucking move next month. Not to mention the times I have been able to get to the closest TRU to me, they don't fucking ever get their damn exclusives. Never saw Grimlock, never saw Animated Arcee, never saw Animated Rodimus.

Christ, why not make it a Target exclusive? Hell he comes with a TARGETmaster! I work at Target, that would make it so damn convenient for me. Or even Walmart, I have a buddy that works there.
Blame target for not wanting it?
Dirge121
Neat, I'll take one pending improved plastic.
I much prefer the toy colours to the show colours anyway. Offshoot is also a great little bonus. Im surprised how much paint this thing looks to have on it.

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Originally Posted by Opticron Primal View Post
Wonder how much they'll price him.
Apparently 59.99, so expect him to be around $60/70 USD.
amethysted
This is why I passed on takaras version.
Hasbro tends to screw the import fans...

Ill buy one!

But shouldn't he be named just rodimus? No trailer...
Batman
Glad I waited. Let's hope I can find one.
Rodentus prime
So - Different chest flame, different colour headlights, no orange forearms/red collar and different colour boots - overall I like it!
hupla
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Originally Posted by amethysted@msn.com View Post
this is why i passed on takaras version.
hasbro tends to screw the import fans...

ill buy one!

But shouldn't he be named just rodimus? No trailer...
whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
eTalking
Give it to me now. NOW!!
benclark1982
I am so glad i waited for this and did not even think about getting the Takara version. I love that he will still include the guns and the matrix and the target master is a very fair trade off for the missing trailer, that, in my opion, is kind of a waste and would just be put back into the box if i did have one. Hasbro does it right again. Now where is THUNDERCRACKER!!! If history has told us anything, they should release him for Christmas of this year right? That is what they did for Starscream and Skywarp.
IceWilly
Also bought. Hoping the QC changes get rolled into it. I can't imagine they wouldn't unless they produced all of them a while ago. but sine the Rodimus QC issues were very early on, I believe they will be. Takara's MP was too expensive this time around, i had to break the cycle.
Lucs
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Originally Posted by NGW View Post
Fucking Toys R Us exclusive, there is no fucking Toys R Us around here, doubly so after I fucking move next month. Not to mention the times I have been able to get to the closest TRU to me, they don't fucking ever get their damn exclusives. Never saw Grimlock, never saw Animated Arcee, never saw Animated Rodimus.

Christ, why not make it a Target exclusive? Hell he comes with a TARGETmaster! I work at Target, that would make it so damn convenient for me. Or even Walmart, I have a buddy that works there.
Wow you might need to take it down a notch there buddy. Here's an idea, ask a board member to help you out. It works for most people that aren't near an exclusive store or even people in other countries.

I'm pretty excited about this guy but the price will probably stop me from buying it on the spot. I really like that it will be cheaper than a version with a trailer and he can turn into Rodimus. Wonder about the Targetmaster and if he will fit as a driver in any Alt/MP sized bots
Waverider
I hope TRU has more of these in stock than MP Grimlock.

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