First look at Kingdom Rodimus

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

  1. RazorclawX

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    What kind of statement is this? That's like saying "I'm covering my ears because I don't like what you're saying LALAHALALALA" and yet at the same time you refuse to use the Ignore function if you hate seeing such dissent so much. YOU have more control over the kind of posts you see than anyone else-- you fix it.

    ED dont know how it quoted the wrong post.
     
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  2. IronEnder17

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    The ignore function has been used more on this thread and the galvatron thread than any other. Bold of you to assume
     
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  3. IronEnder17

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    Oh i see, wrong person. I was trying to figure out how you deduced that I havent been ignoring people haha
     
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  4. Pessimus Terminal

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    I\'m digging the 4 visible axles move. Makes it a trailer instead of a space winebego. Heresy I know, but I see it as a sort of course correction. I\'m g1 all the way but I\'ll make room for improvements on things that would be seen as silly nowadays, let alone silly 35 years ago. Not changed, merely updated. Hate it, it\'s your prerogative. I think it\'s a beautiful transformer that his all the right buttons, but that\'s just me.
     
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    There are some things I like about Rodimus and some things I don't. But either way a reveal is normally a celebration. And lately on TFW there is a wave of Negativity, that goes beyond normal criticism. To the point where a celebration of a new product is not possible, because fans who haven't had their high bar met are not satisfied and feel like they must constantly and repeatedly poop on the party.

    So basically no one gets to enjoy a reveal anymore.
     
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  6. CyberDragon10K

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  7. Novaburnhilde

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    While I definitely can see where you're coming from I think there are two sides to this coin. You aren't obligated to respond to a person expressing negative views, yet people do anyways, when they could just focus on celebrating.

    People should be allowed to be negative, just..... don't engage with them? This almost sounds like the issue is that negative opinions exist, it's not like they're STOPPING people from being happy..?
     
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  8. Big Hache

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    One of the truthiest truths that has been truthed on TFW.

    It's a discussion forum to... discuss! Yeah some people can go overboard but can you imagine how boring it would be if we all just felt exactly the same way about every release? There'd be no point to the forum. We would be a hivemind.
     
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  9. Novaburnhilde

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    If you like how a figure looks, like it and engage with those who also like it. If you don't like it? That's also okay, engage with those who also dislike it. If you wanna engage with someone you disagree with, just don't be a dick to them for their opinion on a toy. It really isn't that difficult.

    If both people are civil and, not rude, then there shouldn't be any issue.
     
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    It's human nature I guess. When we're on the road we don't want to see an accident, but if there is one we always slow down and take a peak. Same thing here, we know there are posts that we don't want to read, possibly even certain posters we can't stand and should ignore, but we don't and read it all anyway.

    Anyway I don't believe either the Rodimus thread or the Galvatron thread are really so bad, but these are tense times and stress is running high all around. In reality it would be better if people on both sides in general just stepped away from these threads until say there's more news or when these toys actually come out to relieve that tension, but people are also very excited to see more from these figures, so it's understandable why that can be so hard.
     
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    Very well put.

    I actually didn't think the threads were too bad either, for the record. At least not more chaotic than usual? Which I don't think is a bad thing, that's fandom for you. You take the good with the bad and so forth.
     
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  12. GizmoTron

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    It really isn't so bad. When it gets bad, mods step in, massive posts are deleted, threads get locked, bans are issued, etc. But that's not happening here, people bicker and go round and round on the same points and topics, but that's fairly normal when you're reading a thread about a figure who won't even be out in stores for at least another three months.
     
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  13. John TheDestroyer

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    I guess that's what it is. I don't care much for the G1 characters. I wasn't around when they were on tv. I just like the designs and aesthetic and that's why I collect the toyline. So everyone loves Commander Sky Lynx because he's the Sky Lynx they were waiting for, but I was disappointed because the toy just wasn't that interesting to me, having no connection to the source character. He's got a neat look, but he's a bit underwhelming as an action figure and I suppose I should have realized that before buying it

    Speaking of which. Thinking of selling my Sky Lynx, who's interested:lol 
     
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    I'll be honest, I think this shit is hilarious. I've never seen so many tragic fails to get others to not like something, and yet continue to try so hard.

    This thing is about to get crazy sales just like all the other Seige, ER, and Kingdom figs. And then more characters from the era will continue to show up due to continued success of a great line that has been doing a stellar job of filling character slots thus far. That's all that really matters.
     
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    The bar has been raised by Hasbro and TakaraTomy themselves, so when something that looks like this Rodimus Prime in vehicle mode comes out, well its significantly disappointing to most. This was an $80 Rodimus Prime. Think of the expectations we all had, especially after Hot Rod. Does this toy really meet the expectations anyone had for an $80 Rodimus? We all know the answer to that question. Look at Jetfire and Sky Lynx. They look finished along with having tons of features. This has a lot of features, but it looks completely unfinished in vehicle mode.

    Is it complete and utter garbage? No. But it's $80 and the second largest release for an entire year. That vehicle mode is simply not worthy of it. Regardless of whether or not it is accurate, even if it was a new unfamiliar design - it doesn't look good. It is way too stretched lengthwise. Look at the exhaust pipes for the original Rodimus, then look at how far they go here before they go vertical. It loses all of the style of the original design which was frankly one of the best original vehicle modes TransFormers ever saw. Add a significant lack of paint including the wheels which is something standard on generic dollar store knock offs, and you've got a lot of negative reactions.
     
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    Met my expectations, so please don't presume to speak for everyone
     
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  17. Pixelmaster

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    It’s the details that matter 02BDA609-8EDF-4EC4-958B-A709E4380932.png
     
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  18. Shin Densetsu

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    I somewhat agree with this however, there’s a double edged sword to this. The reason this is $80 is because it’s for a mass market, mass produced line, produced exponentially higher than a collectors line offered through hobby/specialty outlets or sometimes as a retailer exclusive. If we got this same exact Rodimus Prime toy but produced in exponentially lesser numbers for only specialty/hobby stores, the price would’ve been higher due to economies of scale. The more produced, the lower the price can go. The less produced, the higher the price will go.

    So for $80 should we be getting more to this Rodimus? I think so. However Hasbro is limited at what they can do at this pricepoint(while also turning a profit) due to it being a mass market release. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not making excuses for Hasbro. I have no idea if the amount of stuff if comes with and the way everything feels and works will justify $80, all I can go by is magazine scans and rumors online. Just showing the benefits and disadvantages of being boxed in at a certain price point for a mass market line. For example, look how less the trailer suffered for Rodimus here compared to the trailer for leader class Earthrise Prime.

    FWIW I do like that the trailer here seems a lot more substantial than the G1 version and is bigger relative to the cab moreso than the original was. Does that justify the $80? I don’t know. I’ll find out when I get it(and if anyone is on the fence I get it, $80 is the 2nd highest price point for mainline Generations Transformers and being more cautious with money these days is definitely understandable).
     
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  19. deathzero23

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    Warden said before the price point was due to the toy's engineering. Now I'm curious on that "engineering" if it's truly worth 80 bucks.
     
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    Well, basically we all only have TWO options in our decision making process regarding Kingdom Rodiums Prime.

    BUY or DON'T BUY. Easy peasy, lemon squeeze.


    :lolol 
     
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