First look at Kingdom Rodimus

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

  1. C16

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    lolwut? He has butterfly joint shoulders, double jointed knees, elbows and fully articulated hands. That alone makes him much more engineered than the average Voyager, or even Leader for that matter.
     
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    RodimusZero Steezin fo no Reason

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    Totally agree—I’m all for eco-friendly packaging, but I wish they’d at least use the PE or PP plastic bags to say wrap the cab here before wedging it in. I was annoyed enough with Airazor’s backward wing jammed into the box hole and Cyclonus’s wing angled in a way that the paint scrapes off... they’re marketing to collectors, they have to follow through on the packaging too.
     
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    Same here. But this is an improvement from the previous plastic sarcophagus packaging.

    Another bad news. We adult kids aka collectors are the minority over the screaming tsunami of toddler something plus Bumblebee loving audience.
     
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    Well that's always been the case hasn't it? Most munchkins these days have too much competing for their attention spans and toys are lower on the totem pole than they used to be.
     
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    Damn it Hasbro just release this guy already!
    (I’m being semi serious here btw)
     
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    The more I see of this the more I'm disappointed by it's price tag. Figure itself looks amazing, worth paying $30-$50. But I couldn't care any less about that stupid empty plastic box that eats up $50 worth and would just sit around never being played with.
     
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    I wonder if simply for the sake of shits and giggles we could get some Jack Kirby esc matter flames reprolabels for Rodimus as a reference to Transformers vs GI Joe. Cause, I'm not gonna lie, I'd be pretty tempted by that, as sacrilegious it might be to some here.
     
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    Not sure why they decided to pack it with the trailer open. Sure, might've made the box deeper but there would've been plenty of space for wiggle room. I have a feeling people will complain of damages the more he hits shelves.

    That's not really a fair assessment. We're a minority but your dissatisfaction target is misplaced.

    Please don't blame children. It's all the board members at Hasbro, the shareholders. It's people like Brian Goldner that are the problem. It's all about profits over people. Sucks but it's true. Kids aren't at fault for that. If anything, they're exploiting all of us to some degree, kids piggybanks included.

    Soon, very soon. It's clearly shipping.
     
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    I very much blame Children for being glued to a screen and making tsnunami’s of bumblebee’s everywhere.
     
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    It was Bay's choice to make Bumblebee the face of Transformers. Kids gravitated towards him because he's a hero and inoffensive fluff as he's always been.

    They love him, nothing wrong with that. What's wrong is Hasbro exploiting it for a buck.
     
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    He is recently in other media after 10 years of him being the face, but in the movies he was a murdering psychopath. There's nothing really to gravitate towards with a bot that strips a metal cat’s spine. o_O 

    Kids saw a flashy yellow not and bought it up, that's why they put shed him so hard.
     
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    I'll give you that in the second film, but the first one he was a goofball more than anything. By the time the second film rolled around, they had grown accustomed to him and it didn't bother them.

    Says a lot about Hollywood and the powers that be, but I'm still not going to blame kids for it. Bumblebee has clearly softened in most media, making him even more accessible for kids.

    That's still not their fault. That's Hasbro's.

    Anyway, they're not to blame for Rodimus being packed in a shoddy way, that's all Hasbro cutting corners and sucking at packing a box.

    It's just another cost-cutting measure passed onto us.
     
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    Misplaced? Explain then.
     
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    Tell it to the OP. "Collectors", that term means zilch to the multinationalcorps like Hb.
    The truth hurts?
     
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    Right here:

    The majority of that... Whatever you want to call it is comprised of small children, some older K-12, all of which are kids. Hasbro sells to them, the kids don't ask to be sold to. That's not really how this business works. Look at how much adult collectors cry and aren't heard. You really think they care what a kid thinks, over at Hasbro? Not when it comes to toys.

    Blaming a target audience for a multinational billion dollar company doing what they do is misplaced.

    And honestly, we should be glad any kids are playing with toys. We don't want them fully consumed by screens and the garbage that goes with them. Toys at least keep their minds and coordination functioning.

    Blame Hasbro, not children. Blame adult collectors, not children.
     
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    ... Why are you reading blame from an idle observation?

    Kids have more competing for their attention in the modern age. Collectors have always been a minority audience because kids are the main audience for toylines. I'm not sure what implications are being read from those thoughts but blame didn't even register in my mind when I typed that.
     
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    Who said I was blaming the kids? I only stated facts that we "adult children" are the minority here. A rather noisy minority at that. Heck I always read here abouts of the endless tsunami of Bumblebees etc etc. Well, they ain't for us "collectors" but for the majority target customers who are the real "kids".
    You did read the OP I responded to. About not listening to the "collectors/ collector market" who I am emphasizing are the minority. No quarrels wirh the kids as they what keeps Hasbro and TT floating.
     
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    Or books and the same garbage that comes in those.