Possible MPP-28 Hot Rodimus?

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  1. ZEGR

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    Major improvement on the backpack,slight improvement on the chest area..If can fins a way to make the spoiler sit a bit higher on his back and his arm a bit closer to the chest,he will be perfect
     
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    Because they have the best engineers, just like how those geniuses gave Ironhide the side skirts:cool: 
     
  3. Cheebs

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    The improvement is drastic. I'd be in for the curved chest alone.
     
  4. Inikalord

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    I merely used a shot from that episode so that I could get a decent picture showing off his colour scheme. How the art corresponds to the colour of the character is irrelevant.

    In hindsight, I should have actually used the reference sheet for a full-on body shot.

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  5. Snaku

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    I never noticed that they were different colors but then, the art was so inconsistent that I was used to ignoring unintentional differences so I guess I missed the intentional ones as well. Kinda' like how I never realized the Dinobots were taller than Optimus and Megatron: I go back and look now and I can see that they were bigger but I never noticed until it was pointed out because I was so used to all of the characters constantly growing and shrinking that I ignored size differences.

    Also, I'm just gonna' go ahead and refuse to accept Rodimus' color difference. I just went and watched the "Arise" scene and he clearly stays the same color during his transformation and through the rest of the movie. Therefore a larger MP28 fits my personal head canon as a good MP Rodimus figure :) 
     
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    I suspect a lot of the time it comes down to parts count. We saw from aftermarket mods how easy it was to fix Ironhide, but it took a few extra pieces to do it. Likewise this Hot Rod mod requires multiple extra pieces on the chest. I think Takara hits the limit of how many parts they can fit on a single colour sprue and that limits them. Ironhide had all those chromed accessories which would have been produced on a seperate sprue to his red bits. Hot Rod may also have hit the same parts count barrier.
    Either that or they are just ridiculously lazy. These kind of mods show how close Takara gets to doing it right but seem to stop 2 or 3 steps short. If that's not a parts count/ budget thing then it's a laziness, "meh close enough" thing. Which I kind of doubt considering the lengths they go to in other areas (eg: Inferno ladder)
     
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  7. Inikalord

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    Ahh, but what colour would that be?

    Original Colours?

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    Blu-Ray Remaster?

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    That's not really the original colour though, thats a capture from a degraded print.
     
  9. David Hingtgen

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    Any "decent" reference will do, like the FHE VHS or most of the DVD's. Basically, anything but the two screen caps posted.
     
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    A better screencap for the pre-Blu-ray source.

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    I forget why I brought this up anyway.
     
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  11. Snaku

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    Huh. Right. Yup, you win. :) 
     
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    Yeah...I'd be interested in it IF it is still oversized. I wonder if they could tuck the chest in a bit more on the bottom of it?
     
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    Too many red robots... I like my HotRod and Rodimus Prime to look magenta and orange, just like the movie. Those colors fit better with the vibrant colors of the rest of the 1986 cast.
     
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    Oh my, that looks like it will be the same size, only better!
    It's just the giant backpack that bugs me, and this fixes it.
    If this actually comes out the same size as the TT one, will get for sure.
     
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    So its the same size as the original? 'Kay.
     
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    This is so true. Even among my MP Ark crew display I have to plan to separate Prime, Sideswipe, Iron Hide, Cliffjumper and Windcharger once I have them all otherwise there's just a giant wall of red.
     
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    I'm guessing with the mass produced stuff, parts count and durability are huge factors that drive up costs. Not so much with 3rd parties!
     
  18. daimchoc

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    The base figure that's being worked on is the same size. Much like when BlackApple was working on AoE OP. This will likely be scaled up to match Wei Jiang's MPP10
     
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    Do we have any official indication that this is something to be mass produced?
     
  20. daimchoc

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    Nothing solid yet. For now it's a custom / WIP.