Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Sep 19, 2022.
Would've much preferred if they retooled override into IDW rodimus
Betting it was delayed due to the tissue bag being placed on the outside if that box pic is anything to go by.
For me, I like this deco much better than SS86's. The energy saw blade is neat as well. Lastly, I painted my SS86 Hot Rod pink.
I do not care if he doesn't care. Bottom line, we pretty much already received what he's asking for.
I forgot to consider the vast number of people who painted theirs pink!
I do certainly like the deco better than SS86, but I still feel that it falls short for a toy-style reissue. The tampos are very disappointing and I’d have loved to have seen a redesigned head.
I can't wait for this figure. I had the vintage Hot Rod and this is my preferred color scheme.
I think had they included a Targetmaster, I'd be a little more excited. Not a whole lot but a little. After having the SS86 and LG Targetmaster versions, I'm kind of done putting Hot Rod on my shelf.
In a roundabout way, sg rodimus is based off of Motormaster via titanium menasor. The color scheme is not generic unless you think motormaster is.
Not sure why Sideburn Prime? But Sideburn would have been a more interesting choice like a said a few pages earlier. You not even need to give him a new head to make him look accurate! His asymmetrical design could easily be done with paint like the tfcc one.
No fuschia no sale..
Nothing yet, except a general 2023 release.
Oh and bump all you want. Don’t mind the the snowflakes who can’t handle
I appreciate it! Very strange that we learned about it along with the other Velocitron wave 2 items but it is being released substantially after them.
Yes, I know. What I meant with Generic is the idea. Release an evil version of a heroic character and what colour is he? Very often black. Prior to SG version, most evil Optimii, be it alternate universe of evil clone, were black. And not just Optimus. So what colour is evil Hot Rod? Black.
And there's no reason why he should be. Some SG deco's are truly brilliant, and some like Hot Rod are lazy. Unless, as I said originally, if Hot Rod is meant to evoke Bombshell and then Rodimus Prime is coloured like Cyclonus to depict that transition. But then the SG Hot Rod colours are wrong: there should be a lot of purple and yellow on his chest.
The fanclub (OTCC) Sideburn from the 2007 Classics Hot Rod. At the time fans were already hoping Fansproject would release their Rodimus Prime upgrade set for that deco. And of course, as I posted, the disguise colours Rodimus featured in The Ultimate Weapon.
Could be Walmart is having issues getting rid of the previous wave of Velocitron so isn't in any hurry to order/stock replacements. And since it's exclusive to Walmart, there's no rush from Hasbro if it won't be out any time soon.
It would be great if they could do this for SS86 Magnus, since the ER proportions wouldn't work as well.
That's what we were all hoping for, I think. The first wave set our expectations too high.
Please no, he’ll have enough of a backpack without Siege’s help, thank you very much. Also ER would be perfect toy proportions.
I mean I'd definitely prefer they use the ER mold if it's actually possible, and that's apparently what they originally wanted to do, but there's been a lot of speculation that they just wouldn't be able to make it physically work. If they can't do that then I'd prefer no inner robot at all, but I'd prefer the Siege Optimus mold over a new SS86 Optimus mold.
No release, no sale…
No, he’s just black because they wanted him to be black. He’s not meant to evoke anyone else. Some do, some don’t. Hot Rod doesn’t.
don't get my hopes up..
So does this thing actually exist?
No, Rodimus is ment to evoke titanium menasor, which itself is a homage to g1 motormaster.
He's got a Wal-Mart listing page so he's got to be coming eventually... I just want him to leak so I can see someone compare him with SS86 Hot Rod and make sure his orange plastic is the same color (and that by extension it matches my orange paint) so I can decide whether to get him or not. I still really hope we get a proper MTMTE Rodimus eventually but until then I think I could customize this version into a decent stand-in with some Animated influences as well.
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