Animated Rodimus Minor Pictorial Review

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Peaugh, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. cuad

    cuad VOK EMISSARY

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    I just got one today and I must say this is certainly THE Rodimus. Masterpiece be damned.
     
  2. MrFX

    MrFX Collecting never ends...

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    If a simple black version of him counts, then start crying. :lol 

    Too bad it's mail-away only. I would like to get one myself.
     
  3. Triggerhappy

    Triggerhappy Well-Known Member

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    just got the Takara version - it is absolutly stunning! SUPERB!

    This IS Rodimus :) 
     
  4. Mudslide

    Mudslide Grieving Son

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    Just got him, a very cool figure. Only negatives I have with him are the arms coming off during transformation and the energon bow not staying attached to the roof. The only way I've gotten mine to stay is by removing the spoiler. Maybe I missed something in the instructions or don't have a panel flat enough. Anyone else have that problem?
     
  5. Mr Grimm

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    I haven't opened my Takara one, so can't comment on that, but my Hasbro one suffers from this. I'm not bothered by it though, as I think it looks a little strange on the roof and prefer to leave it off.
     
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  6. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm To Infinity - and Your Mom TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not sure what can be done with the bow, but the pop-off arms problem is probably related to a joint in the shoulder (the little cylinder-shaped piece with a socket the ball-joint from the body fit into) being too tight. If you take the shoulder apart, and use an X-acto knife or something to shave down some of the plastic around that cylinder piece, (the surfaces that rub together when that piece turns) it should help matters.

    -At least it did with mine.
     
  7. AndreyOfDoom

    AndreyOfDoom maximize

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    Those ball joint sockets that his shoulders attach with rotate too tightly. They are sockets in a cylinder shaped piece which did not rotate on mine and the arms popped off. When I noticed it (the cylindrical piece) was supposed to rotate, I rotated it a few times to make it loosen up a little. Now he transforms fine.
     
  8. GAUGE

    GAUGE Professional Digital Artist

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    I finally got my Animated Rodimus.

    Zero issues.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    I'd say he's more a sort of burgundy myself.

    lovely and shiny but it does look to scratch easy so the hasbro one or clear one are better play options.
     
  10. LoserBroadside

    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    So, I came up with alternate Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime transformations for his robot mode. Sorry about the pic quality. I took them with my iPodTouch, whose camera seems to be crap.


    Pre-Matrix
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    Post-Matrix
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    Wudya think?

    -LB
     
  11. ectoneon

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    Simple, but effective. I like it
     
  12. MidnightBliss

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    Ended up getting a Hasbro version. I have the Takara version but, I have a few paint chips from messing with him. I'll play with the Hasbro version, and admire the Takara one.
     
  13. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP My personal sense of scale

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    TBQH, he just looks like he's slouching in the first pic, and the second looks like Magnus told him to stand up straight while they're in public.

    The engine block on the chest just looks odd.
     
  14. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Wields Mjolnir!

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    I was begining to think I'd never see him, then kapow, found him at TRU as I stopped just by chance.

    Great, great figure. Lots of fun, neat transformation.

    EDIT: I'm an idiot and figured it out. Suburb figure! If only the pipes were able to rotate around he'd be an 11 out of 10.
     
  15. Ace Convoy

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    wonderful just wonderful.
     
  16. cosmos360

    cosmos360 Not a door bell

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    This has Probably been discovered and posted already, but i was Transforming Rodimus into robot mode the other day and i was looking at the tabs on his bow that makes it able to fit on top in alt mode, and i found that, with a little care, his bow can store on his back.
     
  17. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Freakishly I just found this out myself today (dunno if it's mentioned elsewhere in this thread, which is still on my to-fully-read list). It's about as snug and stable as clipping it normally in alt mode (which in my experience isn't much) but it's still cool. Just one of those times you look at a figure and their weapon and decide 'This has to store away somehow', especially on a TFA figure. :) 
     
  18. AniProwl

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    Sorry to bring this back up, but can someone show how does his bow exactly store on his back?

    Pics would be nice.
     
  19. Sy-Rein

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    It fits into the same slots it fits into while in car mode. It doesnt sit in there very securely on my figure but it can fit there if the figure isnt moved.
     
  20. IcedPhoenix

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    I posted something like that in last years cool thread
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