First look at Kingdom Rodimus

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Daimao, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. jksit1

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    Yes, and Galvatron too! Feels like I have been waiting forever for these two! The time is not passing!
     
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  2. dCon

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    Lol but is that a jab (joking of course) to me or are you telling me your old? :) 
     
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  3. TFXProtector

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    S'all good, man.
     
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  4. volatus

    volatus Aristocratic Airborne Decepticon

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    I was... but I'll try to behave. If we're being truly objective, there's nothing wrong with Funko Pops. Everyone needs a hobby or two, and that one isn't so bad. They could be making sculptures out of their own fingernails or smoking crack instead...

    in b4 I have to apologize for looking down my nose at fingernail sculptors.
     
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  5. Lokimaru

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    I think the designers were wondering how you'd raise the canopy.
     
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  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Y'know I just realized Rodimus' alt mode is pretty clearly based more off his character model, where the "cab" did in fact stick out a lot more than on the toy and the wheels were much larger and lifted the whole thing higher off the ground:

    [​IMG]

    Still would've preferred a more toy-accurate take just out of personal preference, but I think if the windshield had the proper border and "dip" in the middle the whole alt mode would look a lot better.
     
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  7. TaintedPiffy

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    What on Earth is going on with Sky Lynx there?
     
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  8. Robogeek28

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    Nothing, that's Six-Gun behind him in his whatever kinda mode that is. :lol 
     
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  9. jksit1

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    He's getting restless because there has been no further updates or images of Kingdom Commander Rodimus Prime!
     
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    Yes, we should. After all, they're all just remolds of each other and the designers clearly cut costs by using the same basic transformation scheme CAD file for them all.
     
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  11. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    The term you're looking for is "perfect mode." :D 
     
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    i’ve made my peace with the alt mode proportions. I think they get so much of it right, it’s hard to get too hung up, esoecially because this isn’t masterpiece.

    [​IMG]

    Comparing the two, my wishlist is the following:

    -Proper painting of the windshield
    -Painted hupcaps
    -Yellow/orange painted stripes on the front of the camper

    Hoping for at least one of the three for the final product, but ultimately I’’ll be happy if all we get is reflected in these promo images. A lot of these “issues” could be fixed with a reprolabels set. And this figure certainly has a lot less compromises than Kingdom Magnus, and I’m still still excited for that one
     
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  14. IronEnder17

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    Seeing as this rodimus is going for a more g1 toy accurate look, I dont think this is happening
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm with you on those wish list items, but I'm undecided on the front of the camper. I know the yellow and orange is animation accurate, but the solid red reminds me of the g1 toy, and I might prefer it slightly. I wouldn't be fussed either way.

    The rims really should be painted, though. But I don't have high hopes since they left the ones on Hot Rod's rear tires unpainted.

    Overall, I've made peace with the fact that what we see is most likely what we're going to get - 8-wheeled RV mode and all. If that ends up being wrong, great, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
     
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  16. Fretburn

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    So glad someone posted that animation model. A lot of people do not realize that Rodimus is not Hot Rod's car mode with a winnebago bolted on. Seriously, look at how bloody huge he is when you first see him transform and see Spike & Daniel *climb* up into his cab. Even the alt mode's wheels are really wide like double tires.

    Alt mode at 1:15



    It was very much meant to be Futuristic-Truck(tm).

    I can't wait. And if the cab does slot further back than the image, all the better. But if not, I'm cool with it.

    Also that season 3 artwork is kinda ridiculous ans I have to assume the artist wasn't interested in scale.
     
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  17. Hail Galvatron

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  18. jksit1

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    These scenes gets me everytime! Such an epic ending!
     
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  19. darqen

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    I've seen this so many times, and I've never clicked the size difference - your right, he's much bigger than Hotrod. One thing interesting - when the cab opens it seems longer than it is when it's flat, which could be the inspiration for the longer cab window.
     
  20. Dome Zero

    Dome Zero "Collect and save, collect and save."

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    Watching that clip I'm again reminded that no one has mentioned to Jazz, Cliffjumper, or Bumblebee that Optimus Prime is dead yet. Or Ironhide, Prowl, and all those guys.

    I like to think that no one ever tells them, and every time they ask where all their friends are the Season 3 Autobots look around nervously and say things like, "Oh... they are very busy with the war and what-not."

    That's my headcanon.
     
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