Titans Return Hot Rod review

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Shackwave71, Nov 3, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Shackwave71

    Shackwave71 Very Illuminating...

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Posts:
    787
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    Iacon
    Likes:
    +701
    This may be old news, but over on Seibertron.com there's a review of TR Hot Rod, apparently a factory second.
     
  2. TFXProtector

    TFXProtector Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Posts:
    20,046
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +22,502
    I'm impressed by it. MP-09 Rodimus Convoy/Hot Rod tried to get the transformation to be animation accurate in one scene where his arms spin around to form the nose of the car, while MP-28 (or whatever number he is) tried to get another form of animation in toy form.

    This seems to be the best of both worlds, the arms (and the torso, of course) fully rotate, but the legs collapse somewhat like the MP Hot Rod and everything pegs/tabs together just right.

    HasTak really tried to put their best foot forward with this one and I think they succeeded. I'm truly impressed.
     
  3. SouthtownKid

    SouthtownKid Headmaster

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Posts:
    25,867
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +10,206
    thanks for the link. :rolleyes: 

    Hips look super-loose. Hopefully, that's just a bad one or Takara fixes it.

    It's a fun looking figure though. More than I thought. And I like the transformation. I was going to pass, but now I think I'll pick it up after all.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2016
  4. Max Rawhide

    Max Rawhide Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' ... uh, never mind

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Posts:
    6,234
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +4,701
    Saw the video on YouTube before seeing the link on Seibertron.

    I may not be crazy about the figure, but I do really like certain things about the transformation and feel it does them better than the MP. For example, the way the legs transform (not so skinny as the MP's legs) and especially how the canopy stays in place, while the rear section folds over it (the MP solution of flipping the canopy to make it form part of the torso and then flip the rear section over it, takes too much space: this deluxe does it better and gets a smaller backpack and a better torso because of it.)

    Seeing this...I'm reconsidering my inital decision and pick it up anyway. Maybe.
     
  5. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Wields Mjolnir!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Posts:
    17,952
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Likes:
    +5,767
    Looks like the final production version will be well worth picking up, not that I really had any doubts, but seeing it in action, I like that transformation scheme.
     
  6. Haywired

    Haywired Hakunamatatacon

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2014
    Posts:
    8,369
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +10,839


    I definitely need this.

    Not bummed at all by an unpainted titan master. Won't be using this feature anyway.
     
  7. Shackwave71

    Shackwave71 Very Illuminating...

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Posts:
    787
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    Iacon
    Likes:
    +701
    I'll be getting it, just to replace my classics HR since his arm articulation is...lacking, but I'll wait and see if I can pick it up retail. Don't feel like paying the extra cost of preordering it, when the figure just looks more-or-less ok. And what's with yellow flames on a yellow background? My classics HR has that and so does this one. I can barely see the flames!
     
  8. ex dtw2003

    ex dtw2003 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Posts:
    8,380
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +1,795
    Pretty sure that Hasui is designing the TR deluxes. So there's that.
     
  9. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Posts:
    41,891
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    432
    Likes:
    +36,962
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.