First look at Kingdom Rodimus

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

  1. Lokimaru

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    Once you add on the price of the Nonef kit to make Optimus' trailer look decent that bumps his price up to 75.00 adding Toyhax stickers bumps the price up to 95 dollars. Whilst getting a proper gun for him will set you back another 15 to 20 dollars. That's 110 to 115 dollars for a accurate Optimus Prime. Now you don't need to buy that stuff but come on. I think a lot of you guys doth protest too much.
     
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  2. MagnusPrimal

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    Put him in a pack like Netflix Nemesis Prime was, and I’ll pay Leader price for him. I just don’t want the big fancy box that I have no use for. I don’t even want the blast effects. I want Rodimus (bot mode) and his gun. I would have taken a “trailer” on par with the one Optimus has, just to complete the alt mode, but the one he got just added too much to the price for me. Especially since his trailer was never used for anything in any fiction I can remember.
     
  3. Mister D

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    To be fair, Nonnef and Reprolabels do small runs compared to Hasbro, which means they are going to have a higher per-unit cost. I'm betting that Hasbro could do the Nonnef set for much less than $20, especially without any packaging or assembly. Putting those add ons plus the stickers and/or paint equivalents would have increased Prime's cost but I doubt it would be able to hit Commander levels. Obviously it is hard to tell without having him in hand, but from the pics Rodimus is, to me, clearly a more involved, expensive figure to produce.
     
  4. DeafSilencer79

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    is that same scale of rodimus prime and optimus prime? 
     
  5. AnonymousDwell

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    That depends on how you define "used." He may not have ever used the cannon (I can't remember offhand, personally. It's been a long time since I watched the entire run.) But he was almost always depicted (when he was Rodimus and not Hot Rod) with his trailer in alt mode, and it was featured in the movie when he took on the mantle of leadership.

    I totally get not everyone cares about it. And I won't tell anyone that they should. To each their own as always. But it isn't solely a toy thing. It's an integral part of the character's alt mode for some of us, and a large part of what distinguishes him from Hot Rod.

    As I said earlier in the thread, for those of us who feel that way, this would be like giving us Ultra Magnus without his car carrier alt and just making him a white cabover, in the name of lowering the price. Yes, it had become precedent and standard to exclude the trailer. But for many of us, that's a bad thing. For us, the character is incomplete without the full alt mode.

    This is the first time we've gotten a fully functional trailer for Rodimus Prime in a mainline non-MP figure (unless you count PotP which, while I personally liked unlike many, isn't as accurate and integrates into his bot mode) since the 1980s. Some of us have been waiting for this for that long.

    The matrix chamber looks great!
     
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  6. Fafnir72

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    Yes.
     
  7. Pravus Prime

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    This will likely be my first Commander class figure, but I am a little disappointed in alt mode, not just hoping/wanting the trailer to slide further in, but also wanting the canopy to be painted. If it had the same lines, I think that would also make it look better.
     
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  8. Darkstone

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    But you know what that means, right? You have to buy Rodimus now to find out. I got 'em Hasbro!

    Also, while I appreciate the picture, please don’t pose toys holding lit candles guys, I'm afraid someone might burn their house down.

    The Transformers display on the shelf over the monitor is pretty cool though!
     
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  9. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Ditto! Loving the super detailed sculpt
     
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  10. AnonymousDwell

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    Until all tabs are one window.
     
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  11. eliot

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    But rodimus had his physically integrated into his alt mode[/QUOTE]

    This toy isn't "integrated" at. It's completely sitting out in front of it, completely.

    The only bit connected is the spoiler.
     
  12. eliot

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    When he doesn't sell, they'll put the bot with the box, in a netflix box...., with playability.

    They repackaged er prime without trailer. It's what hasbro does.
     
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  13. GAUGE

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    I feel like mods should just wipe the thread and start over at this point.

    I keep hoping to see new photos, because i for one am happy and excited

    But, instead its just more predictable playground mudslinging and toy trashing.
     
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  14. MrUniqZ

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    The earth rise Optimus thread was worse IMO. Back on topic though, I think a lot are speculating a bot only offering. It would not make sense to split the set upon first release. I’m in the trailer camp, I think it’s needed to complete the character(out of the gate). I don’t care about comparing core bot sizes in commander class...I assume plastic cost is what it is.

     
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    Page 1 updates as new photos are available
     
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    In Blu-ray pink no doubt
     
  17. John TheDestroyer

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    Shattered Glass Rodimus Unicronus? That just sounds like Rodimus with extra steps
     
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  18. Paco Grande

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    @Pixelmaster , sorry if I missed it in this thread, but where did you get that Matrix chamber pic? Magazine scan or does someone have it in hand? Thanks!
     
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    I mean, for people who don't like the trailer...

    ...SS86 Hot Rod...is...right...there...
     
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  20. IronEnder17

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    Louder for those in the back
     
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