First look at Kingdom Rodimus

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

  1. 2fabdad

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  2. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Amen!
     
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    I mean, wasn't that pretty much the plot point of Burden Hardest to Bear?
     
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  5. HotRodDidNothingWrong

    HotRodDidNothingWrong Still salty about TLK Hot Rod

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    Hmmmm... needs more Touch and more Power....

    ......just kidding, looks way cool. :D 
     
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    waiting a min is that rodimus prime not even rise and even as optimus prime scale?
     
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    waiting a min is that rodimus prime not even rise and even as optimus prime scale?
     
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    That head sculpt...

    That vehicle mode...

    Wouldn't hold it against you if you tried another go at this guy a few years from now, Hasbro...
     
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    Well calling somebody like John Warden, someone who has been very important for the Transformer franchise, a douchebag isn't a very good example "I go beyond saying trash...". That's actually quite disrespectful to a guy who put his heart and enthusiasm into his work for Transformers.
     
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    But he kinda is... :lol 
     
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    The final reissue of MP-09 (the Asia exclusive) was pretty good, not as fiddly as the earlier versions (and more durable).

    That being said, the Kingdom looks awesome. Can't wait to have it in hand.
     
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    So he can handle and hide the matrix and that's for 80 bucks...
     
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    Now that we know what's in this you can try breaking down the cost and comparing to other figures.

    He is in scale with other WFC figures, roughly OP size. If that was all that factored into cost we could say $30, but it isn't. The engineering adds quite a bit, and he seems to have gotten the Hot Rod treatment. So maybe estimate $5-10 more for the base figure including rifle and matrix: $35-40.

    Trailer: Optimus's trailer bumped the price by about $20. This is a more complicated, more robust trailer with more paint apps. $25-30.

    That gets us to $60-$70 for the base price before factoring in the turret and the 10 effects parts. Are those worth $10 (a Core figure)? Cetainly. $20? That's a harder case to make. Let's split the difference and add $15 to the base price for the accessories and I'm looking at $75-85, so from a distance it seems fair to me.
     
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    Eh, let's not forget Optimus already had a detachable turret, just not as big. Still, it does seem to add up. I'm just not certain I'm willing to pay all that extra money for engineering enhancements I could do without and blast effects I'll ignore.
     
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    This thing doesn't hold a candle to Jetfire or Sky Lynx
     
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    False statement. Jetfire has articulated hands but a built in 5mm port that swings out for the fist, so you would need to find a candle that can fit which is unlikely. Sky Lynx doesn’t have hands to begin with so he would need to carry it in his mouth which is rather unsafe.

    Rodimus on the other? Perfectly fine articulated hands with extra, separate index fingers. Perfect for candle holding.
     
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    I don't think you understood his point. He meant dinner table candles, not birthday cake candles.
     
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