Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by DecepticonSpike, Sep 8, 2011.
Takara - Rodimus Prime
TRU - Hot Rod
This. You really should have included options for those of us that have both the takara and hasbro release.
TRU Roddy comes with his Rodimus Prime face as the default, at least mine in Germany did. You just have to lift the helmet up and place the Hot Rod face in front of the Rodimus. The visor gimmick is deployed/retracted the same as the Takara, by rotating his side circular disks. The "converts to Rodimus Prime" tag just refers to the face gimmick and the legs extending and compacting the spoiler, if you even want to call that compacting. It moves like a centimeter.
This is true the actual difference between the two robot modes is subtle but with them next to each other its actually really obvious.
I have Japanese in Robot mode as Rodimus, I have TRU in the only Alt mode it has.
On my shelf, still misp. That's how!
Cool thanks. Just to be clear he CAN be displyed with the Hot Rod face and NO visor?
Am I wrong or didn't I see that Takara released 2 different MP Rodimus's. One that changed into the Hot Rod style car that could also be attached to trailer, and a newer one ( the one pictured here) with a much more accurite Space Winnibago cab. Or does the Takara version have the ability to transform into the more accurite Space Winnibago cab and the Hot Rod style car?
To the best of my knowledge, the Takara release can turn into both. It's only the hasbro release that can't.
I have both:
1. Hasbro version is Hot rod
2. Takara version is Rodimus
The second Takara was just to fix bad plastic issues. You flip the back up and stick Hot Rod in backwards, the trailer has the cab built in and clips over the back of Hot Rod. (Look closely at the picture of the Space Winnebego)
I only have the TRU version and he's displayed as Hot Rod.
I've always liked Hot Rod, but never Rodimus Prime, which is my main reason for passing on the Takara version. I just refer to Rodimus Prime as Space Winnebago because of how laughable he is.
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