First look at Kingdom Rodimus

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

  1. Scott_XIII

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    I'd almost be tempted to buy a second just to attempt customisation to improve the alt mode.
    I share your frustration it's so close to being perfect, just needs to push that cab back further into the trailer.
     
  2. Humpski

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    At least half of those people are going to buy him anyways.
     
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  3. cybeast

    cybeast Not Spinister, But Punster

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    Kinda wonder, can Rodimus's rear wheel fold so it create an illusion of 6 wheel?
     
  4. Monari

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    No, visually it's frustrating, like you feel as though the cab needs to perpetually be pushed back. It's definitely not OCD friendly.
     
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    I appreciate your level-headed criticism here. Rodimus is also my favorite character and I’m getting two copies as well, so I’m all in…but I agree with everything you’ve said in this post. Maybe the thought behind so much storage was to counter all the complaints about Earthrise OP having a major lack of it with his trailer? But who even knows with Hasbro? And at a Commander Class budget, I do wonder why they went for the tray instead of some kind of joint that would’ve allowed the car to slide further back into the trailer. Alas, such is the life of the Transformers collector.
    Can’t wait to get my copies!
     
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  6. cybeast

    cybeast Not Spinister, But Punster

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    Damn that's sad :( 
     
  7. Rakzo

    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

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    Will someone please get rid of that ugly black paint on the exhaust pipes blast effects to see if they're actually the same color as the rest?
     
  8. Dogbomber

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    Any work around to have the trailer closeup properly without a gap?

    Without the black cannon inside, it has small gap.

    With black cannon inside, no matter how I properly align it, the gap is wider and cannot be closed up.
     
  9. Monari

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    For all the quibbles I have with the trailer, the robot itself is just unbelievable. Like, next level. I can't even describe how much articulation he has: the closest comparison I have is with one of the newer Robot Spirits Gundam figures, or a Marvel Legends figure, and those don't even transform! I don't think there's been any official Hasbro TF product that's come close to the articulation on this guy, and that includes MP's. The MMC Optus Plexus is the only one I can think of that beats it, and that's just because Rodimus doesn't have an ab joint.

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    I cannot express how much of a joy this figure is. After years and years of cost-cutting with hollow limbs, bolts instead of screws, poorly connected plastic joints, etc, Rodimus is just a step beyond, and is exactly what I want out of a TF figure. I can't put him down. I almost get the sense that, between him and Hot Rod, Hasbro is testing the waters a little, and showing us "Look what we can do with a bit more money". Affordability is absolutely an issue, especially with what looks to be some nasty inflation coming down the line this year, but for purely selfish, personal reasons, I'm happy to pay extra (and to be in a position where i'm able to do so) if it means more figures like this one.
     
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  10. Paco Grande

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    Do you actually own some of the more recent MPs? Because they are crazy articulated and I find it really difficult to believe this figure beats those. I mean figures like MP Arcee, Hound or Prime V3? I guess I’ll find out when I get this guy but I don’t see how this could possibly surpass those figures.

    Edit: Recent example of MP Arcee poses.

    Masterpiece Arcee MP-51
     
  11. Monari

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    Yeah you know what, that's fair. I forgot about Arcee and Prime V3, which I also do have. Hound I will forever hate because his tire broke off on my first transformation of him, so he's been blocked from my active memory. So i'll amend myself by saying he's on par with those two MP's, but a hell of a lot cheaper AND with the added bonus of no exploding knees.
     
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  12. Paco Grande

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    Fair enough! :) 

    I managed to return my Hound for a full refund and I actually made a tiny bit of money because of the timing of the currency exchange. So I’m not bitter. I’m just patiently waiting for a fixed reissue if that ever happens because I think with better plastic it would be one of the best MPs.

    Back to Rodimus, I’m looking forward to getting this guy and Galvatron in hand. They both seem like really well done figures. And of course I wish Rodimus’ alt mode turned out a bit better, but I can live with it.
     
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  13. Jazz of Staniz

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    To anyone who owns Rodimus, does the smoke effect work on Hot Rod and do Hot Rod’s pipe effects work on Rodimus?
     
  14. artiepants

    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    thanks for all that - still like him, but none of that is making me feel any less like this is a $80 Voyager. What is it again that justifies pushing him up to Commander class? He seems like a WFC Leader with an ever-slightly-more complicated box to justify that extra $30, which is a tough pill to swallow... again, if the paint was more on point, the alt mode less wonky....

    ...I'll still get him, but, like Monari says, "it's just frustrating that it was so close to being perfect".
     
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    Holds Leader WFC Shockwave… Looks at Rodimus Prime pics… Holds Leader Galvatron… :drunk  it is what it Is.
     
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    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    it sure is... but I don't like it (Shockwave was an absolute embarrassment at the Leader Class price point, and judging from the mounds of them that used to be at every target, general consumers agreed). Gtimlock on the other hand felt worth, well, maybe not $50, but the old leader price point.
     
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    Grimlock was missing his front teeth Galvatron was misassembled, It’s like hasbro has a psychologist running their marketing. “Don’t give them what they want they might not come back” shockwave was Too small…OCD
     
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  18. TFXProtector

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    I don't really want to but I had to laugh at this because it at least feels true.
     
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  19. Fafnir72

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    You also have to factor in, cool as Shockwave is, bad guys don't sell as well as the good guys. No problem for us collectors but casuals don't have the same mindset.
     
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    Shockwave was the best villain in Marvel comics. TFPrime ran with it… If he had been in charge the autobots would have Lost. He’s still my favorite Seige Toy.
     
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