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Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 8:48PM CST

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Japanese Transformers collector and blogger Alfes 2010 has updated his toy blog with new images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy.

The first 3 parts of the galleries are focusing on Hot Rod, in both robot and alternate modes.

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To view the full galleries and the toy gimmicks, head to:
- Part A
- Part B
- Part C

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Credit(s): Alfes 2010
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Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174599)
Posted by UltraPrimal on January 27th, 2011 @ 8:52pm CST
I like how the thumbnail for the news story down at the very bottom of the page is just a shot of Rodimus's crotch. :lol:
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174604)
Posted by Pyrostrata on January 27th, 2011 @ 8:57pm CST
Wow...Color me impressed...and that is saying a LOT about a Rodimii when that kind of praise comes from me, a self-proclaimed Rodimus/HotRod HATER! That is VERY pretty indeed!
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174606)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 27th, 2011 @ 8:59pm CST
Yeah, evening of awesomeness!!! I can't wait for mine to get here!!! Grimlock is gonna have a buddy :x
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174608)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 27th, 2011 @ 9:04pm CST
Well, Amelie will be thrilled. It's actually magenta and not red.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174613)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on January 27th, 2011 @ 9:10pm CST
If (when) I get him he will be in that pose with the matrix over his head. That picture with him "lighting our darkest hour" is the coolest thing I have seen this guy do... Just that pose along changed my mind about purchasing him.

Not a fan of skirt armor though, that's his only downside...
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174617)
Posted by Galvatron X on January 27th, 2011 @ 9:14pm CST
Damn, man...that thing looks awesome! Both modes look great!
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174619)
Posted by Megazarak on January 27th, 2011 @ 9:19pm CST
That is one nice looking figure. At first I wasn't sure if I liked it but I'm definitely sold on it now. I'd like to get the Hasbro version, so I hope that looks great as well (and hopefully that bonus item they were talking about is Firebolt).
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174642)
Posted by stangatron on January 27th, 2011 @ 10:44pm CST
This is nice, but when will they make a jazz or maybe shockwave :lol:
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174648)
Posted by Joetx on January 27th, 2011 @ 11:16pm CST
I don't know why some people don't like him. I think he's awesome & can't wait for him to be part of my collection.

Does anyone have any idea how tall he is, in both Hot Rod & Rodimus Prime modes?
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174678)
Posted by Ravage XK on January 28th, 2011 @ 3:27am CST
Isnt it nice when a figure upper legs are in proper proportion to the lower legs, this allows the figure to adopt bended knee poses properly.

I wasnt going to get MP Hot Rodimus and I held off buying but now I think I want one and Kapow Toys is out of stock. :(
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174685)
Posted by Mykltron on January 28th, 2011 @ 4:30am CST
I'm actually getting excited about this figure now! I'm very happy to see his crotch plate moves cos I thought his leg articulation was seriously hampered. Love the blade attachment too.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174686)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 28th, 2011 @ 4:33am CST
This is definitely an addition to my collection. Matter of fact, I'm getting 2. One Rodimus and one Hot Rod.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174689)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 28th, 2011 @ 4:43am CST
I'm not liking that crotch plate, I wish it was in 3 parts like Prime's. It would look a little better that way. Grimlock's was pretty well-done too. I'm also surprised he's not as dark red as the G1 toy. The colors could be darker in general, especially the face and hands. Other than that he looks great! Too bad I can't afford it. Oh well, maybe I'll have the luxury of being able to choose between Takara or Hasbro.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174693)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 28th, 2011 @ 5:17am CST
Joetx wrote:Does anyone have any idea how tall he is, in both Hot Rod & Rodimus Prime modes?


I'm guessing he'll be the same size as MP Grimlock, and since their the same figure, I'm pretty sure Hotrod and Rodimus will be the same size. =L
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174696)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 28th, 2011 @ 5:51am CST
Wow. Far more complex than I thought. Doubly impressed.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174699)
Posted by Blackstreak on January 28th, 2011 @ 6:27am CST
I can't read what was posted but what I've seen looks really awesome. They even paid attention to upholstery detail. Gotta love that! They've outdone themselves w/ the welding matrix, torch, and buzzsaw accessories being included. If I were collecting masterpieces I'd definitely want this in my collection.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174702)
Posted by chrisc4 on January 28th, 2011 @ 6:46am CST
now if only came with his fishing rod.... :x
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174708)
Posted by vectorA3 on January 28th, 2011 @ 7:10am CST
Ok what time does Toys R Us open??! oh - wait. Not out yet. Sonuva*&%^&$got*%&^*$&*sh*^%&*$^^&^&#%$^&@#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174712)
Posted by Trikeboy on January 28th, 2011 @ 7:26am CST
Yup, I am seeing nothing that is making me regret buying MP-09. The best $180 I spent on a Transformer in a long time (maybe since MP Grimlock). This is my Rodimus Prime, Hasbro's will be my Hot Rod.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174724)
Posted by dragons on January 28th, 2011 @ 8:29am CST
im more impressesd than ever master piece that can actually hold matrix with there hans inside not outs of matrix that prime & repaints of does nice not likeing pinkish look to him but i can deal with it
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174757)
Posted by rpetras on January 28th, 2011 @ 10:43am CST
I really want to see a size comparison with existing MPs.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174773)
Posted by Afrogoblin on January 28th, 2011 @ 11:05am CST
I think I read somewhere that this Hot Rod figure will be coming out in the UK but without the trailer attachment, is that right? Just wondering if anyone knows when it might be coming out? Perhaps in time for Dark of the Moon? :)
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174783)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 28th, 2011 @ 11:19am CST
Afrogoblin wrote:I think I read somewhere that this Hot Rod figure will be coming out in the UK but without the trailer attachment, is that right? Just wondering if anyone knows when it might be coming out? Perhaps in time for Dark of the Moon? :)


The Hasbro release will not have the trailer. I don't know how wide the release will be though.

Speaking of Hasbro release, have we ever seen the trailer with the maroon-colored Rodimus? If we haven't, wouldn't it be safe to say:

- Takara's will be toy-accurate red
- Hasbro's will be show-accurate maroon
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174790)
Posted by DevastaTTor on January 28th, 2011 @ 11:24am CST
Very cool pictures! But jeez, can't we get one stinking photo of him with another MP figure?
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174808)
Posted by GEEWUN on January 28th, 2011 @ 12:15pm CST
Joetx wrote:I don't know why some people don't like him. I think he's awesome & can't wait for him to be part of my collection.

Does anyone have any idea how tall he is, in both Hot Rod & Rodimus Prime modes?


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Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174816)
Posted by Amelie on January 28th, 2011 @ 12:30pm CST
T-Macksimus wrote:Well, Amelie will be thrilled. It's actually magenta and not red.


The gods...should've...sent...a...poet. :sad:
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174818)
Posted by ShardFenix on January 28th, 2011 @ 12:48pm CST
Im also beyond thrilled that he is magenta/maroon and not red. Im tired of red rodimii. Its back to the movie colors now.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174835)
Posted by Joetx on January 28th, 2011 @ 1:26pm CST
GEEWUN wrote:
Joetx wrote:I don't know why some people don't like him. I think he's awesome & can't wait for him to be part of my collection.

Does anyone have any idea how tall he is, in both Hot Rod & Rodimus Prime modes?


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Am I the only one who can't see the image?
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174878)
Posted by munkimus prime on January 28th, 2011 @ 3:03pm CST
That does look very nice. This beats FP's Protector in the awesome catagory and I absolutily adore the protector.

Anyone want to bet the supposed extra Accesory which comes with the english release is going to be the fishing rod. :grin:
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174885)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on January 28th, 2011 @ 3:22pm CST
Alfes 2010 has updated his blog again. This time with MP Rodimus Prime parts 4, 5 and 6. These galleries focus on Rodimus Prime and his alt modes. We get some nice comparison shots with MP Prime, G1 Rodimus Prime, Hot Rod and Rodimus vehicle mode and robot modes and a few shots of the differences in MP Prime's Matrix and Rodimus Prime's Matrix. The guns, saw and arc welder are stored in the trailer. Check out a sample of the images below and all the images here at the blog.

Part 4 Vehicle Mode
Part 5 Robot Mode
Part 6 Battle Station Mode


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Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174897)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on January 28th, 2011 @ 3:47pm CST
Wow He is awesome looking =P~
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174900)
Posted by dabattousai on January 28th, 2011 @ 3:59pm CST
The magic died on me when they showed the front of Rodimus' vehicle mode is a clip on piece and not part of the transformation. I think I can now wait for Hasbro's Version and pick this up down the road. :/
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174915)
Posted by Megazarak on January 28th, 2011 @ 4:19pm CST
I'm a little dissappointed how small his Matrix is, especially when he looked so good holding the bigger one in the other pics. Oh well, Rodimus still looks great overall, and his despite the size, his Matrix still looks good stored inside of him.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174922)
Posted by Amelie on January 28th, 2011 @ 4:31pm CST
dabattousai wrote:The magic died on me when they showed the front of Rodimus' vehicle mode is a clip on piece and not part of the transformation. I think I can now wait for Hasbro's Version and pick this up down the road. :/


Its just a thought, but - maybe the Rodimus Prime mode(s) were an after-thought on the toy? They design Hot Rod transformation, then come up with the extra faceplate, and then come up with a way of allowing for the winnebago.

I am hoping the Hasbro release will have something awesome, like a Wheelie figure included. :D
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174967)
Posted by Megazarak on January 28th, 2011 @ 5:26pm CST
Amelie wrote:I am hoping the Hasbro release will have something awesome, like a Wheelie figure included. :D


You know what, that would be pretty cool. Maybe he could be around Scout sized, that would make for a nice little extra, and it would also go great with Grimlock. On the other hand though, I think a large scaled Firebolt would be a great bonus accessory to go with Rodimus and would probably fit a bit better together. Hasbro could always just release a Scout sized Wheelie somewhere down the road.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1174981)
Posted by Tads on January 28th, 2011 @ 6:01pm CST
I thought he'd be in scale with Optimus Prime...
Other than that, the figure looks awesome...
I'll wait for the Hasbro version and then check whats the better deal.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175026)
Posted by dragons on January 28th, 2011 @ 8:50pm CST
I like how the thumbnail for the news story down at the very bottom of the page is just a shot of Rodimus's crotch.


wow showing rodimus lullabye dont know what there showing us there smaller than in botmode & car mode i expected him to bee loitte bigger oh well, target master is hotrod is nice bonus feature
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175062)
Posted by combatron6969 on January 29th, 2011 @ 12:42am CST
After this release, i just hope that third party transformer makers do something bout the height of Rodimus Prime. I wish they will include an add on for his feet to make him as tall as MP Optimus Prime
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175066)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 29th, 2011 @ 12:48am CST
combatron6969 wrote:After this release, i just hope that third party transformer makers do something bout the height of Rodimus Prime. I wish they will include an add on for his feet to make him as tall as MP Optimus Prime


Why? He was never as tall as Prime, nor was he intended to be. Optimus and Megatron have always towered over their underlings.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175074)
Posted by combatron6969 on January 29th, 2011 @ 1:41am CST
Correct me if im wrong, but it seems that his the same height with Optimus Prime in the Headmaster Series Episode 3: Birth of Double Convoy.


Autobot032 wrote:
combatron6969 wrote:After this release, i just hope that third party transformer makers do something bout the height of Rodimus Prime. I wish they will include an add on for his feet to make him as tall as MP Optimus Prime


Why? He was never as tall as Prime, nor was he intended to be. Optimus and Megatron have always towered over their underlings.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175075)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 29th, 2011 @ 1:45am CST
combatron6969 wrote:Correct me if im wrong, but it seems that his the same height with Optimus Prime in the Headmaster Series Episode 3: Birth of Double Convoy.


Autobot032 wrote:
combatron6969 wrote:After this release, i just hope that third party transformer makers do something bout the height of Rodimus Prime. I wish they will include an add on for his feet to make him as tall as MP Optimus Prime


Why? He was never as tall as Prime, nor was he intended to be. Optimus and Megatron have always towered over their underlings.


Never watched Headmasters, couldn't tell ya. Not to mention, scale in G1 was all over the place.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175113)
Posted by Mykltron on January 29th, 2011 @ 8:14am CST
I said he'd be short but oh no, someone said the price point suggested largeness and I pointed out he cost the same as Grimlock so wouldn't be any taller and I was shot down but now we see that I was right :roll:
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175752)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on January 30th, 2011 @ 6:40pm CST
I never understood how the Hot Rod vehicle mode configured into Rodimus' truck mode. It's pretty neat how they figured it out!
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175782)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 30th, 2011 @ 8:54pm CST
I'm starting to regret ordering it now.

There are multiple reports of problems.

They are:

-Paint chipping from transformation and gimmick usage.

-Wing being scratched from insertion and removal from trailer. (A really, really tight fit.)

-He's incredibly fiddly, maybe even more than Megatron (though not as fragile) and if you don't line him up just right, his wheels won't touch the ground and he wobbles in vehicle mode along with the back of his head and his codpiece scraping along since they sit on the bottom of the vehicle mode.

-No matter how you transform him, he suffers from Protector's vehicle mode problem. The middle set of wheels never touch ground, just the front and rear sets.

-The slot in the palm of his hands just barely grips the rifle handles and if you wrap his fingers around it, the gun will either fall out completely, or sit there very loosely.

-And worst of all...someone posted a pic of the right forearm on their Rodimus, and the flap that allows the hand to rotate...BROKE OFF. That's right, broke off.

I'm starting to be really concerned here. Nothing I can do about it now, since it's bought and paid for, except hope that I got a good one coming from BBTS. *sighs*
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175850)
Posted by Amelie on January 31st, 2011 @ 2:22am CST
I suspect that the problems with the Rodimus trailer are connected to my theory that it is merely a clever after-thought of having designed Hot Rod.

Also - why is anyone surprised about Takaras QC? Nearly every Takara figure I've ever owned has had QC problems.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175858)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 31st, 2011 @ 3:34am CST
Amelie wrote:I suspect that the problems with the Rodimus trailer are connected to my theory that it is merely a clever after-thought of having designed Hot Rod.

Also - why is anyone surprised about Takaras QC? Nearly every Takara figure I've ever owned has had QC problems.


To be fair, you are right, but it's definitely bitchworthy when you're hitting $200.00
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175873)
Posted by alldarker on January 31st, 2011 @ 5:12am CST
I had an order running for MP09 Rodimus with HLJ, to be shipped with the March wave of United figures, but this morning finally decided I had to cancel the order, based on all the negative feedback and based on my own lack of enthusiasm for Hot Rod as a character in any way, shape or form.
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1175897)
Posted by vectorA3 on January 31st, 2011 @ 8:43am CST
Jeez. I hope Hasbro's QC is better for the US version
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1176237)
Posted by Jazz-1982 on February 1st, 2011 @ 8:03am CST
Looks beautiful but I want to see what Hasbro do with him first or until TRU Japan discount the price down to around 10,00 JPY (around $120) which they did with MP Grimlock, Optimus Prime, Megatron, Ultra Magnus and the Seekers. (no, I didn't buy them all but I wanted to!).
Re: Toy Images of Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy - Hot Rod Mode (1176274)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 1st, 2011 @ 9:15am CST
Autobot032 wrote:I'm starting to regret ordering it now.

There are multiple reports of problems.


People are ham-hands.

Don't let those reports bother you. They happened with every MP figure yet. You get someone who can't be careful or treats the thing like a toy and whammy-blammy, intant internet sob story.

If you consider yourself to be careful, then you can be worry free.

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