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BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Razorclaw0000 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:42 pm

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Our on going BotCon 2011 coverage continues with a look at Retail Exclusives for Dark of the Moon as well as new looks at Hasbro's Masterpiece Rodimus Prime. Of note is one of the first images of the back of Rodimus's box as well as new looks at Target-Exclusive Ratchet and Starscream.

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Postby Amelie » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:46 pm

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The dark grey on Rodimus still looks crap. Also - for toy accuracy, shouldn't his hands be orange? :P
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Blurrz » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:54 pm

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Well... that's a rather interesting targetmaster. Wonder if it's worthy to be part of my mini-con collection.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Megazarak » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:01 pm

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I think Rodimus and his new colours looks great, especially out of his box. Offshoot also looks like a fun bonus. He's also only $49.99, which is $10 off of what Grimlock was (so probably $59.99 in Canada). Can't wait to pick him up.
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Postby freaky777 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:23 pm

Is that Voyager Ratchet a new mold? Looks a lot like previous voyagers..
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Megatron Wolf » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:29 pm

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Must have Hot Rod! Thank god the price is lower than grimlock was, 50 bucks i can live with and will gladly spend on such an awesome figure.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby ShardFenix » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:37 pm

$50 dollars for Hot Rod? **** YEAH!
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Naked Magnus » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:38 pm

I hate to be the buzz kill here, but have we seen any evidence that the head gimmick on the Takara version is on this version as well? Does this Hasbro version allow you to switch the face between Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime? Does it have the flip-down visor?

It would be a shame if it did not include the Hot Rod face, as you would have a Rodimus bot that turns into the Hot Rod alt mode.

Looks like the red color is close to the Takara version. I will buy him and make him my Rodimus and use my Takara one for Hot Rod. I think the red color is close enough to where this will match the Takara trailer.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Megazarak » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:40 pm

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Naked Magnus wrote:I hate to be the buzz kill here, but have we seen any evidence that the head gimmick on the Takara version is on this version as well? Does this Hasbro version allow you to switch the face between Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime? Does it have the flip-down visor?

It would be a shame if it did not include the Hot Rod face, as you would have a Rodimus bot that turns into the Hot Rod alt mode.

Looks like the red color is close to the Takara version. I will buy him and make him my Rodimus and use my Takara one for Hot Rod. I think the red color is close enough to where this will match the Takara trailer.


If you take a look at the back of his box, it says "Rodimus converts to Rodimus Prime", so odds are looking good that he still has his alternate head gimmick otherwise that little quote wouldn't make much sense. The visor also seems likely, since why remove something so small when it's already there, especially if the alternate head will be there as well.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Me Grimlock King » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:30 pm

Now while the ARP of $49.99 for Masterpiece Rodimus Primne sounds good WE all need to think back to this time last year when Masterpiece Grimlock was listed at ARP of $59.99 then when spotted in store it was what $69.99 so I expect (if I am wrong then I am wrong no biggie) it will be the same here and it will really be $59.99
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby steve2275 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:51 pm

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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby CrimsonPrime » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:28 am

steve2275 wrote:rodimus looks better than those shitty dotm toys


Gotta disagree with you there "champ" :D.There's Voyager Megatron and Shockwave,Leader Sentinel and HA Roadbuster xP.But oh well that's just my opinion ^^.

On topic...But damn for 50 dollars even I want it ! Though...Imma just focus on DOTM >.<..
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Postby DevastaTTor » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:32 am

50-60 bucks for MP Rodimus with Targetmaster; I'm up for that.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby User897 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:46 am

Is the Matrix that Hotrod is holding the same size as the Takara? It looks to be the same size as the one that comes with Optimus. The box states that the Matrix fits inside, so if it is indeed the larger one, did Hasbro modify the chamber inside?

Or maybe I'm just not seeing it right?

I could swear that Matrix looks bigger, and it also fits in Hotrod's hands!
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Autobot032 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:04 am

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User897 wrote:Is the Matrix that Hotrod is holding the same size as the Takara? It looks to be the same size as the one that comes with Optimus. The box states that the Matrix fits inside, so if it is indeed the larger one, did Hasbro modify the chamber inside?

Or maybe I'm just not seeing it right?

I could swear that Matrix looks bigger, and it also fits in Hotrod's hands!


You're seeing it right. That means they had to have modified the chest cavity.
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Postby chrisc4 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:43 am

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50 bucks! thank you hasbro! hot rod shall be my first masterpiece figure. :KREMZEEK:
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Postby dragons » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:12 am

no way im going to buy another mp rodimus looks good but enough for another buy for me wonderful job by hasbro with rodimus :APPLAUSE: ill pass on him
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Postby Motorthing » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:46 am

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Hot Rod - cool, I'm buying two at that price.

Now just get those useless asses at Hasbro UK to sling it in a TRU near me and I'll be happy - for at least 14 minutes.
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Postby prowl123 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:52 am

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YES!!!!!

$50 for Rodimus Prime! He's now on my list (unless he's really crappy still).
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I don't like the grey plastic or red hips but I like the rest. Damn that targetmaster looks cool. I'm not buying this as well as the Tak version.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Naked Magnus » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:20 am

Autobot032 wrote:
User897 wrote:Is the Matrix that Hotrod is holding the same size as the Takara? It looks to be the same size as the one that comes with Optimus. The box states that the Matrix fits inside, so if it is indeed the larger one, did Hasbro modify the chamber inside?

Or maybe I'm just not seeing it right?

I could swear that Matrix looks bigger, and it also fits in Hotrod's hands!


You're seeing it right. That means they had to have modified the chest cavity.

Or this new and bigger matrix will not fit into the chest cavity. I just took a glance at my Takara version and they would have needed to do a massive redesign of the chest in order to make room for this bigger matrix. I am not sure it is possible to fit it into the chest even with a redesign. We will see, but I recommend not getting your hopes up.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby ShardFenix » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:35 pm

personally im thinking he just comes with two martices? lol i mean they are making up for the trailer with the prime matrix and the target master in my mind
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Postby SnapTrap » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:20 pm

To anybody at Botcon, is the wing molded from yellow plastic or is it painted yellow?
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Postby Optimus1138 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:39 pm

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That Optimus does look kind of cool. I won't be getting it because it's out of scale with mainline figures, but at least it would be great for displaying it fighting Voyager Blackout, Voyager DOTM Megatron, Voyager The Fallen, or Deluxe Bonecrusher. He'd also probably look good with Supreme Devastator.
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BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives Update

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:53 pm

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Here is an ongoing look at our Retail Exclusives Gallery. For those of you who wanted a version of the Takara 2010 Unicron to hit the U.S., you finally got your wish as an Amazon exclusive.

There are pictures of the Target exclusive deluxe Jazz, Spacecase, Arcee, and Bumblebee, Target exclusive HA Leadfoot w/ Steeljaw, Walmart Sideswipe, Bumblebee, and HA Sideswipe exclusive (retail outlet unknown), 25th anniversary Unicron (celebrating 25th anniversary of animated movie) in cartoon accurate colors, more Cyberverse retail exclusives, and SDCC Ultimate Optimus Prime packaged in vehicle mode. The Transformers Prime SDCC exclusive can be found in the Transformers Prime Gallery Update.

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