Just a day
after we brought you the first official images of the upcoming Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy/Rodimus (Hot Rod) figure, we get an amazing new look at what we'll get in January. Thanks to a number of online, Japanese retailers, we can now clearly see what the January 2011 figure will look like in great detail in both Rodimus (Hot Rod) and Rodimus Convoy (Rodimus Prime) modes. And thanks to Otacute.com, we get our first in-depth look at all the features and gimmicks that show all the thought and engineering that has gone into creating this Masterpiece.
The special features include:
A flip-around head gimmick similar to the MP Seekers
Telescopic goggles that slide down over his eyes
The Matrix of Leadership like the one included with MP Convoy/Prime
A large "leader" gun that be split into two smaller guns for Rodimus
Plasma welder and saw attachments for his arms
And amazing articulation for recreating some of the classic movie poses
All in all, this new Masterpiece figure looks like it will exceed fan expectations and be a very faithful rendition of the Rodimus character.
Please note that some of the images above are duplicates from our prior article but are larger and hi-res.