First look at Kingdom Rodimus

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

  1. Nemesis Baser

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    They are painted, look closely
     
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    Still, if the figure is Voyager class, does that mean the trailer is going to be stupidly big?
     
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  3. Prime135

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    Always a mistake lmao
     
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    Let's assume Rodimus was just a retooled Hot Rod. That's already a $30 figure. That'd be a shitty trailer for $20.
     
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    Doesn’t look like it to me. And if they are, they def aren’t accurate to the movie/cartoon. They should be silver.
     
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    Who knows then? I know that was allegedly the reason given for the series being unreleased on DVD and Blu-ray, maybe those were special cases? Sky Byte could've also been a loophole since it was designed off of an original Beast Wars figure unassociated with the studio or distributors. Same goes for the UW Takara Mall exclusive Baldigus, and the repaints of the Laser Optimus molds into Black Convoy since those both utilized pre-made designs. God Fire Convoy is our only real original outlier here, and that could have required legal hoops to jump through to get that reissue.
     
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    Not necessarily but it should include enough gimmicks and be designed well enough to justify an $80 MSRP. Price hasn’t necessarily been a clear indication of physical size in the WFC trilogy. That remains to be seen if it will so the key word right now is “should”.
     
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    I actually don't expect screen accurate (to 1986 movie) Rodimus. I would like to have something "new" like SG/ER Optimus which is not 100% screen accurate but definitely recognizable by anyone.
     
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    eeeeeeh....again debatable, you don't have to spend nearly the R&D time on a figure when the engineering is mostly lifted from somewhere else, that cuts costs considerably. Honestly I miss the days when we had like 5 size classes that were relatively close together (ie not counting titan) so characters could be where they really fit, rather than having to be slotted into a too large or too small box.
     
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    Exactly. I'm not sure why people aren't willing to even entertain the possibility that this is a Voyager Class figure with a trailer like Optimus was. Just because he looks like Hot Rod (which is the point since they're the same guy, one's just older due to an instant influx of wisdom...) doesn't mean it's a reuse of the Hot Rod mold. Maybe reusing molded details (blown up) and transformation scheme, but new parts that are bigger than the previous Hot Rod toy.

    Hot Rod is sold as a Voyager due to his parts count (including his accessories) and his extensive paint apps, but we all know he's a Deluxe. This Rodimus will be a true Voyager, with a much higher parts count and better paint apps, plus accessories and a trailer. He'll be Commander Class-worthy when it's all said and done. This will not be a Deluxe shoved into a shoebox on wheels, they're going to make this a brand new mold from the ground up. A larger one.
     
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    If they released it as a leader I'd expect the trailer to look something like this
    sketch-1614801314448.png
     
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    This has been my favorite development in the toyline in a long time. Everyone get on the "value is not measured with a ruler" train.
     
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    @Phamduc have you seen or handled Kingdom Rodimus and if so, what do you think about it?
     
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    Being on Facebook, you mean? If so, I agree.
     
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    thank you , this should be the last post in this thread until next week when it’s officially shown. Nothing else needs to be discussed
     
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    Me too
     
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    Ah thanks!
     
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    The proportions seem noticeably different. I think it may reuse parts, but he’s beefed up considerably. The chest and fin seems larger and is differently shaped. The shoulders look the same but the lower arms look larger with the bigger pipes. The legs also look notably beefier but that might just be the angle. Vehicle mode I’m noticing the proportions are radically different. The windshield is larger and thus pushed forward, and the rear seems considerably more substantial in width and perhaps longer, too. I think what is happening is that they’re reusing the core but enlarging the legs, fin, and windshield, and then smudging the bot mode to work with it. Hopefully this means he is indeed taller, but it only needs to be by about an inch. The only parts that look unchanged are the shoulders and maybe the legs.
     
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