First look at Kingdom Rodimus

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

  1. Fafnir72

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    This tangential issue has always bugged me since G1. Remember the G1 seekers jet modes dwarf the Autobots but when transformed, more or less their robot modes, kibble/parts not withstanding, the stand almost at the same size. G1 Metalhawk is such a wee jet mode but when transformed, his robot mode stands the same height as the original Seekers. I gonna get el pollo loco over this. But I think you get my drift.
     
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    Inferno is manageable as a slightly tall deluxe. Rampage maybe leader, looking at that picture.
     
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    To be honest grapple doesn't work well ether that's why I run mp grapple in my classics can't tell me a crane bot is gonna be the same size as a bot that makes up just his cab
     
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    The Nissan minivans were shown as large vans in the cartoon. It wasn't until I finally seen one in real life when I realized how tiny the originals are. I mean, you could not really use G1 Ratchet as an ambulance... :D 
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    I mean there is a reason even the Masterpiece toy is as big as almost as MP10.

    That already exists... called Earthrise Optimus... I mean what wheels need to be tucked away? The ones on the legs? I don't want no 100% accuracy fanwank to a cheap-ass cartoon thank you. The ER/Kingdom Leader's trailer is also the right size too.

    I dunno, Hasbro did do Metalhawk after all... a character Takara never even released.
    And we just got Black Rotrichi too.
     
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    The van iron hide and ratchet transform into is so small. I saw one in real life as a younger teen and even then thought it looked tiny. It does not have the size of a van, just the look. I don't even know if 3 people could fit into that van and can only imagine sitting behind each other and not side by side.

    Oh, one post before me someone said the same :lol 

    We can see in those pictures they have seats next to each other. But as a small teen I felt like I towered next to the Nissan van, it must be build for dwarves.
     
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    :lol  Everybody brought up the size of the Seekers... except me. Only interested in good sizes for the road-going vehicles here...
     
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    Not all of us come here for leaks and rumors on TF toys. Besides leaks and rumours may not even be accurate.

    For some collectors like me, we come here to discuss and share news on other toylines.

    The strange thing is that some posters (me included) are discussing more on other toylines, compared to transformers.

    Personally, I only come here to check any potential QC issues such with Haslab Unicron before I transformed mine.

    Sadly, the general consensus is that the newer posters are getting snarky with their comments.

    Tbh I won’t mind paying a higher price for this Rodimus. Just do him (along with Galvatron) right and I will gladly even buy doubles.
     
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    Please continue drinking and keep giving us fun posts like these! ;) 
     
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    Yo, what if he's like the size of that huuuge ass Cheetor that came out with Beast Machines! That would be evil.
     
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    In that scene, Rodimus actually towers over Galvatron! However, I’ll be happy if they are similar in height.
     
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    Galvatron doesn't have a trailer. If they made Rodimus an all in one Winnebago to robot then the alt mode would be hilariously out of size with all the other ground vehicles

    I would too. And honestly I'd accept it as a rerelease of ER Optimus just with new legs that hide the wheels. He's so close to perfect imo and hiding the wheels is always a cool feature on an optimus figure imo

    I like when the wheels get hidden into the legs. Not because I'm fanwanking to a cheap-ass cartoon, but because it's always a neat piece of engineering. And it makes sense in universe too. If you're a car that turns into a warrior robot, wouldn't you hide your soft rubbery bits in bot mode so they don't get punctured while in battle? And no, the ER Optimus' trailer is woefully too small. It should be half an inch taller and at least two or three inches longer, it shouldn't be completely hollow between the rear wheels, it needs some paint and color, and it's missing a lot of inner accessories
     
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    I actually hope they do something like that with the big double barrel cannons. Of course, if they did just that, I’d want this at a Leader price. To fill a Commander price, I hope for this+ if that makes sense. Whether that ‘+’ is a bigger battle station, with other things going on (I.e. maybe it can convert into something else as well, separately)... well I look forward to finding out. But as these figures are homaging the G1 aesthetics, I hope that big gun is a feature.

    (If it’s just a fold up thing that you can attach his handheld rifle to, I will not be pleased....:p  but that would really be taking the Micky for a Commander toy. The reaction and mushroom cloud rising from this forum would be hilarious to see, though.)

    Funds provided, I think I’ll likely get this guy anyway, as I don’t have a Rodimus Prime. I wanted the G1 when it first came out, but alas I was ‘too old’ then, although I’m apparently not now. :p :p :p 

    Altogether now:

    WHO ATE ALL THE PIES?
    WHO ATE ALL THE PIES?

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    Nah, Inferno covers that already, and manages a slimmer build (no offence). And I don’t mind certain fat robots (Trailbreaker looks great) but I don’t like Rodimus like that. The idea of a fire-engine decorated with flames is amusingly dark though.

    I shouldn’t judge his final colour scheme on this blurry leak shot. Even early official Hasbro shots had Grimlock with a mustard yellow chest, and he turned out a lovely shade of gold.
     
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    I'm holding out for the Haslab Remold of this. I couldn't justify $600 for Unicron, but I'd sell a kidney for a 3' tall version of this.
     
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    "Say hello to my little friend!!!

    How did you panel line his cheeks?
     
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    I won’t be buying doubles(unless a good repaint counts towards that) but I agree. I don’t mind paying a higher price if this figure is made exceptionally well.

    I didn’t like the look of the G1 toy at all but I ended up liking the toy once I got the reissue. I especially liked the trailer. So I’m looking forward to the trailer on this and hoping it justifies the price and won’t let me down.
     
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    I love Earthrise Optimus, except the gray on his legs, and his hands are grey plastic that is starting to be a lot more obvious as the paint rubs away on mine. Also his head is half blue plastic and half painted gray plastic. The Netflix one fixed a lot of that, but not all of it. It got so close! And then it had blue elbows and shoulders, and the green of the windshields was also used on the Matrix which just doesn't look quite right. Still both great figures, but I'll gladly pay more money for an even further improved version.

    And while I'm not a one for slavish accuracy to the cartoon, it's kind of the whole point for the Studio Series line to reflect the films right? And in The Transformers (1986) Prime had no visible wheels in robot mode.

    ER Prime's trailer is accurate to a smaller 28ft trailer but G1 Optimus is pretty commonly depicted with a more standard 48ft trailer. It even looks that way (IMHO) in the screencap you posted. Which is why I would prefer to own an a 12in trailer for my Optimus Prime rather than the Earthrise 7in trailer. I've been using the MP10V trailer with my Netflix prime but it's too wide to be accurate, though it does fit deluxe sized car bots which is nice. If Magic square ever upscales(or downscales) their Light of Justice (or Freedom) figure that would pretty much cover what I want... almost. As you can probably tell I'm pretty pedantic about my nostalgia fueled plastic addiction.
     
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    Ah yes because vehicle scale has totally been something that Hasbro cares about with trucks being the same size as military jets.
     
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