First look at Kingdom Rodimus

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

  1. lord ginrai

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    I'm fairly certain that the canopy doesn't open up. The black hinge you see on top is for the back part of the car to fold up and over the canopy for bot mode.
     
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    Why do people keep saying hubcaps ? Theyre rims bro. This isnt grandpa's station wagon. As a custom car guy, I can tell you black on black is in style. However when you got chrome pipes, bumpers, or door handles, you always go for the chrome rims to compliment them. In this case we definitely need the chrome rims to go with the pipes. Also no paint on the wheels make it look like a dumb kids toy. Lets be real, these are 35 year old characrers made with us adults in mind, so painted rims should be mandatory. Imagine a Jada diecast model of your favorite muscle car with some crappy black plastic rims.
     
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    I’m with you, I’m a car guy and all I run on my cars is black wheels.
     
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    My jeep has black rims.  I like this. 
     
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    Does it have chrome elsewhere?

    anyway, my gripe is with how crappy it looks connected to the trailer. Like it should sit back another inch into it. Sticks out way too far IMHO and THAT’S the killer defect of this figure for me.
     
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    1. Where are photos of car with trailer?
    2. POTP Rodimus still stays for me the best.
     
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    it’s not a defect though. there’s a lot going on with the trailer and to get the car to sit farther would cause issues with everything else
     
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    This is probably the first issue with the figure that I actually kind of agree with. It does look a little too far back, though @Mattymo is correct that it's probably unavoidable. However, again, looking at bot mode, I can't find a flaw there without going into cartoon accuracy nitpicking. I'm glad I preordered it and am looking forward to whenever Amazon gets it to me.
     
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    exactly. There’s a lot of stuff going on with the trailer that we still probably haven’t seen all that it does. There’s a tray underneath that stores all his accessories. One thing hasbro has been trying to do is find a way to store all the accessories so they don’t get lost. Something folks needs to understand is it’s not just the trailer that causes the front to stick our farther but it’s also the car part too. They wanted it to not just turn into rodimus alt mode but also a beefed up hot rod car mode. Even if they they’d managed to put the car farther the spoiler(which is pointless in this mode. Always was) would need to transform to go over the windshield which would need quite some engineering to do

    I personally have no issues with the alt mode or the wheels. The wheels are multipart thing that transform too and being painted would probably ware out of chip their paint and plus this dude is gonna be in alt mode maybe 1% of the time I own him. I transform my toys but I don’t keep them in that mode at all so it’s not a big deal.
     
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    I got black on black dubs too. But you gotta admit with those beautiful chrome pipes like Rodimus it would be a sin not to throw chrome on it in real life.
     
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    My car has the blacktop top option and it’s a head turner.
     
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    I do agree. Even with Rodimus being more mature, his car mode is still Xtreme flames with chrome pipes.

    I still think the figure overall is looking great, and I don't mind him sitting further from the trailer than the G1 version, but at the price, they really shouldn't be skimping on paint. Doesn't break it for me, but I don't like that trend at this price point going forward, especially since I was told in the price increase thread (but I can't keep up with the leaks, so I might be wrong) that Commanders are going up to $100 soon, and that might not bring a quality increase with that massive jump.
     
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    Good news to those obsessed with being angry about the black wheels, you get to save $80 by not buying this. And between this and the not all wheels touch the ground discussion, I kind of wish he didn't have wheels at all. Hell it's the future, give him the Blurr floating thing...ugh. Meanwhile, I am here drooling and eagerly waiting for this beautiful figure to be released!
     
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    They do but their is a lot of clout and money to be made by being the first if you don't have a regular sponsor and loyal fan base.
     
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    There are loads floating about, but in the same vein as these new ones should see them over the next couple days according to Takaras twitter page.
     
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    the wheels suck but ig nobody can say that without having the wrong opinion so i'll just say that gap on the exhaust looks fucking horrendous lol
     
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    Why not just display Rodimus standing in the trailer manning the cannon? At least instead of like Prime where you have one spot for Prime and one for his trailer (standing up on end) you'd just have one spot that the 2 figures are on.
     
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    Defect is a weird way of putting it. I would agree that it isn’t a defect per se but a design choice based on some compromises.

    That said, to me, it looks way way off. Much more “off” than the hubcaps/rims and makes the combined alt mode look really goofy IMHO. Goofy to the point of looking bad/wrong.

    Edit: Not catastrophically bad but definitely not “right”. Again, IMHO.
     
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    I could, but I wanna have my movie/season 3 bots all grouped together instead, and him being on his platform will throw everything off for me.
     
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    I stand corrected. I do remember him getting a sample of Roritchi. (I think it was BBTS, though. Either way, it was an officially sourced sample and I was incorrect. My apologies.)
     
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