First look at Kingdom Rodimus

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

  1. Trent

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    Yeah, nah.

    After having this for about 24 hours, I can see where the money went. The transformation is on par with what you would expect from a masterpiece. It has its faults. Getting the trailer closed properly is a PITA and they could have splashed some more paint around, but the play value on this thing is massive. My son has not put it down. It has been the centre point of every game he’s played since we got it last night. It does so much more than SS86 Hot Rod does.

    I get that not everyone will be impressed by this but it’s really grown on me. And I paid more than you lot will.
     
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    Your posts have me more hyped than I was before! I preordered two of them when they first went up. I have MP-28, SS86 Hot Rods but never a Rodimus Prime. The masterpiece never caught my interest. But this I absolutely love and can’t wait to own.
     
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    Are the exhaust pipes blast effects blue inside just like the rest of the Rodimus effects?
     
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    Hasbro do us a favor and release it already!
     
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    E14D8AE5-B169-40BF-80B1-F4B2D93293F4.gif Can’t wait to see if the matrix for MP-01 will work for this...
     
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    As an adult collector I am enjoying the opportunity to capture my childhood. I’m stocking back these gems for my future grandkids. They will have what I never achieved... complete Autobot and decepticon teams to play with.
     
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    Lets spin it like this....., what if it was a different character, that gets more figures released of...., an ironhide.

    So it supposed to be the g1 movie design but they completely fucked it up and the hood of the van mode is way too long...., BUT..., it has bendy fingers, it's abit taller than the previous ironhide, and it's roof cannon sled has working pistons....., because "playability".

    ...., and hasbro want $80 ballpark for it

    Would you buy it?
     
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    If anything, it's slightly simplified ss86 transformation. The chest no longer has the spin around and flip out fake to make room for the matrix chamber, so thats reduce parts and engineering. The lower legs look pretty much the same, hardly more steps, the back of bot mode that becomes the back end of the car is thicker or wider to compensate for the matrix chamber. It's a simplified hotrod ss86, theyve dumbed down the upper body..., like how they forgot to re engineer earthrise primes legs from siege, and instead had them not transform at all.

    This essential ss86 hotrod, with bits removed, not replaced with anything spectacular..., and increased price.

    The upper body decreases parts count loads.

    It's not rocket science.
     
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    There is a static Bust sitting at GameStop with Zero playability and far less detail for 59$ so any argument of price/engineering/playability is Mute.
     
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    Dude you must be a gymnast because I have no clue what kind of mental gymnastics you pulled off to reach that conclusion.
     
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    It's easy, I look at the sS86 hot rod figure in my hand, I look at the reference photos. The one with the front chest flipped down to show the matrix, thats a solid static piece. The arms is superficial step for the wheels to sink in abit. Arm remains the same. Legs look the same.

    I say it like I see it
     
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    I’m not sure. If they are they’ve painted them VERY well to hide the blue.

    And as someone who owns them both I can tell you with confidence how incorrect you are.

    Some people aren’t going to like this. It’s by no means the defining Rodimus. There are plenty of flaws and some won’t be able to see past them. My initial impression of this toy was disappointment. On the surface it’s hard to see where the extra budget went. But there is more complex engineering in the transformation of this than MP-28. And for me the ultimate measure of a toy’s worth is the enjoyment my kid gets out of it. And so far this figure is well worth it.
     
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    Floro Dery's design. What a handsome mug he got.
     
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