First look at Kingdom Rodimus

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

  1. Kingfish333

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    Agree. These perplexing class sizes are taking away from the iconic characters they are supposed to represent.
     
  2. Rumble02

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    Kingdom is looking pretty blocky itself.
     
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    Starting to warm up to it a little bit more, but how cool is it that Rodimus fans have a bunch of options (albeit at different price points) now? For people that want both Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime in one release, the POTP version is still floating around on the aftermarket. For those that want a straight G1-style Rodimus Prime, battle platform and all, this guy's here to fill the void. And for the fans that are after a Rodimus that pulls off the all-in-one transformation and don't mind a little anime flair? No sweat, the upcoming reissue of DX9 Carry has your back.
     
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    Mold looks awesome! Hope we get a Rodimus Unicronus out of it, too.
     
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  5. TheSuperion

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    Uh, isn't Gears is still cancelled?
     
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  6. DevilGalvatron

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    They didn\'t fix it at all!? The vehicle mode is too long and the Rodimus cab looks too much like Hot Rod. Was hoping those pics were mistransformed and apparently judging from most of the product pic angles so were they. :(   See how they only have the one pic that makes it really obvious? Are we gonna have to pray to the 3rd party gods or does Hasbro have our back with a plan to get us a more accurate Rodimus Prime? All you need to do is fix the cab and maybe the colors and its on!
     
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    Well he's still looking good, high price or not. I will buy two.
     
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    Very nice to see the comparison and what else it can do. Interested to se the trailer opens at the back like Optimus Prime’s .... except this one has enough space to hold a regular deluxe sized car. That also explains why more of Rodimus isn’t under the trailer. It’s to provide enough space to function... as a trailer! Yes, might seem like I’m stating the flaming obvious, but my point is, this isn’t just a camper type thing which turns into a battle station. It’s a full transport vehicle.

    Can the cannon be housed somewhere while the trailer is housing another vehicle, I wonder? Also nice to see there’s the weapons on roof option that my MP10 Optimus Prime has. (If I remember correctly, the G1 could do that too, but my memory is a bit hazy in that.) A shame that wasn’t built into the ER Prime trailer too, as I don’t think that would have been much more expensive. (I.e. a square hole should have sufficed, I’m not talking about the little moving trapdoor thing MP-10 has.)

    It’s as if they’re taking on board people’s frustrations concerning the ER Prime trailer and combining that functionality with Rodimus’s G1 toys functionality. Best of both worlds, but, for this we have the jutting car. Pros outweigh the cons for me, and (while I did have reservations concerning the vehicle look, although not in a deal-breaking way,) I think this is okay.

    Anyway, overall, this looks real nice.
     
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  9. Liege Prime

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    A lot of people are talking about price and yadda yadda. We are paying more for plastic, but damn we are also getting some of the best figures with the best designs and articulation at mass retail I've ever seen since Siege started. So, I'm okay with the prices... mostly.
     
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    Quite the upgrade.

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    Have we got full page scans or just these crops?
     
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    Gonna have to destroy the bottom of that trailer to make room to push the cab farther back. That's a shame, but completely necessary.

    It's supposed to be this
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    But we get this
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    Yep. He's two inches taller then Devastator, I guess he's a proto-titan, rght guise???
     
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    I just noticed that the trailer has roughly 20 5mm ports and I find that kinda wild
     
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    Well, he looks more interesting than SS86 Hot Rod. To the Maybe pile he goes.
     
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    (raises hand)

    I was actually considering offering to buy it off of someone (or go half) since a few people were digging the Rodimus but not the trailer. But now, I pretty much would go full package or not at all so I don't need just the trailer.

    As far as being incompatible with any other Rodimus goes, we don't know for sure that's true. Radicons are pretty inventive folks and I could see someone customizing another Rodimus to work with this trailer. So it's not a question of "can it work with any prior Roddy?" it's more "Should it go with any prior Roddy?"

    Given who this set is for, I don't think it will shelfwarm at all. I do think, however, that there's a distinct possibility that after a certain amount of time passes that it drops down to $50 like Jetfire did.
     
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    They are showing the Ark too.
     
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    Yes, gears is cancelled
     
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    Did they say why?
     
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    More proof beast wars is utter shit!