Dinobots Unite Cyberverse Hot Rod

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Cardion, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Cardion

    Cardion Courage and Good Cheer!

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    That big, goofy accessory is one of the reasons I want this guy. It looks like one of those big spatulas you use in a wood fired pizza oven.

    Chef Rod is going to open up a Cybertronian Pizza Kitchen.
     
  2. Vector Oracle

    Vector Oracle PORKCHOP SANDWICHES!

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    Yeah, where’s a sous-chef Grimlock when you need one?
     
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  3. DarkSkull

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    The DX made very well and the last ultimates are super simplified... Why?
     
  4. Vector Oracle

    Vector Oracle PORKCHOP SANDWICHES!

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    There’s 8 different versions of him so far.
    • 2 One-Steps
    • 2 Warriors
    • 1 Tiny Turbo Changer
    • 1 Ultra
    • 1 Deluxe
    • 1 Ultimate
     
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    Agree x 100% and, Kids market oriented. They don't care for those details unlike us. Those greebles are so much a give away of the 86 figure. Back then they were just decals. If only I had mad painting skills!
     
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    who them? the far too many distracted parents who buy only on the basis of the price and do not care if the child likes the toy or if after 5 minutes they throw it in a corner to rot? because unfortunately the childrens see the hero on TV and want the toy, but then they have no say in what follows...
     
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    I'm also not really sure why they bother with the....we call them "greebles"? Especially when no detailing or paint, it feels like they keep cutting a paint budget at the last minute rather than early. Still, better to have the details than no details, especially if fans have paint: Sipher Says Stuffs
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  8. Cardion

    Cardion Courage and Good Cheer!

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    That Alpha Strike is gorgeous!!
     
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    Is that a snow shovel? 
     
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  10. RodimusZero

    RodimusZero Steezin fo no Reason

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    YIKES!! As a die-hard Hot Rod fan, I just saved some money :confused:  literally looks like a giant-sized McDonald's toy...

    and before all the "be quiet old man, these trix are for kids!" comments come in, I really liked the Energon Armor Ultra Hot Rod--
    I thought the sculpt was pretty show accurate and had a "cute" factor, plus the odd Egyptian/maybe Samurai? archer's armor
    was a pretty rad and unique gimmick too.

    This is clearly based on that data, but they just stretched it out and made the proportions look wonky in the process,
    not to mention it looks like it has less paint and a much less cool armor/weapon gimmick than it's predecessor... lame.
     
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  11. Bass X0

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    Also a brick with molded legs but a cool looking brick.

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  12. prfctcellrulz

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    Not to mention one who’s LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG overdue for a Generations release himself!

    I see him as a future Commander Class figure
     
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    I understand ease of transformation and the gimmick is what they are going for here, but … do they have to be such horribly designed figures as well? :yuck 
     
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    Looks like he's ready to take on the Seven Seas.
     
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    Looks like a pole to make a pizza...

    So, a Hot Rod holding a Hot Rod?
     
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    Everyone else calling that thing HR's holding a pizza scoop and meanwhile here I am thinking it's a flyswatter

    Update: Then I go and show it to a friend and get a picture of a red dustpan.
     
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  17. Sledgehammer

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    Trying to find out if it's some kind of crazy Cybertronian update of a medieval weapon or something, and...

    ...nope, I've got nothing. Maybe it's used for beating rugs? o_O 
     
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    Weird weapon.
     
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    I've felt for awhile that CC Jetfire could be retooled onto Skygarry.
     
  20. einhazard

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    I like how Rodimus' new weapon of choice is a snow shovel.
     
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