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Postby Cyberpath » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:15 am

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I used the translation app on my phone. I think the blurb says that this new version of Hot Rod will be in scale with the current MP series -- about the same height as Prowl.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby It Is Him » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:26 am

A lot people seem to be talking about this, but I wonder if someone knows the source.
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Takara Tomy Masterpiece Hot Rod Version 2 coming soon?

Postby ScottyP » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:38 am

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Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian Cyberpath, the weekend starts with potential news of a second version of Masterpiece Hot Rod. Hot Rod was originally released in early 2011 in Japan by Takara Tomy as MP-9, in a mold also intended to serve as Rodimus Prime. Could we be getting a new version soon? The image suggesting so is mirrored below.

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This looks to be taken from a Japanese hobby magazine, such as Figure King or Hobby Japan, but it is currently unknown what the exact original source of the image is. Machine translation on the image's text also suggests that this will scale more appropriately with Autobot Cars such as Prowl or Sideswipe than with the original Rodimus Prime.

Ready for a proper Hot Rod? Hoping this doesn't have the several quality control issues the original versions of MP-9 had? Ready for some Decepticons and giving a long sigh at this news? Chat with your fellow Seibertronians about this release by replying to this post, and remember you can always check out our galleries of the original Masterpiece Hot Rod by following that link.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Hot Rod Version 2 coming soon?

Postby fenrir72 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:41 am

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ScottyP wrote:Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian Cyberpath, the weekend starts with potential news of a second version of Masterpiece Hot Rod. Hot Rod was originally released in early 2011 in Japan by Takara Tomy as MP-9, in a mold also intended to serve as Rodimus Prime. Could we be getting a new version soon? The image suggesting so is mirrored below.

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This looks to be taken from a Japanese hobby magazine, such as Figure King or Hobby Japan, but it is currently unknown what the exact original source of the image is. Machine translation on the image's text also suggests that this will scale more appropriately with Autobot Cars such as Prowl or Sideswipe than with the original Rodimus Prime.

Ready for a proper Hot Rod? Hoping this doesn't have the several quality control issues the original versions of MP-9 had? Ready for some Decepticons and giving a long sigh at this news? Chat with your fellow Seibertronians about this release by replying to this post, and remember you can always check out our galleries of the original Masterpiece Hot Rod by following that link.



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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby omega666 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:43 am

I wonder if it will be a remolding of the Lambor mold.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby ScottyP » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:44 am

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omega666 wrote:I wonder if it will be a remolding of the Lambor mold.
I could see them borrowing some engineering, but those silhouette's proportions would make me skeptical of an extensive remold. Still an interesting thought, Hot Rod does transform very similarly :-?
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I guess that makes him MP-28?

Postby Cyberpath » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:46 am

According to the translation, Hot Rod v2 will be out after Masterpiece Ironhide.

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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby RhA » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:35 am

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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:37 am

In time for the animated movie's 30th anniversary? I love my MP-09, but this is on the BIN list. Image
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby triKlops » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:37 am

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Hopefully this means I will be able to get a problem free one on this round.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby Optimizzy » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:52 am

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If this is near voyager scale it will be bought immediately. I just want a decent Rodimus that isn't tiny or needing add on parts are in a vastly different style or way too big or sold out.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby Glarryg » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:30 am

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I'm definitely up for this. Missed out on MP Roddy the first time, and it's hard to justify inflated eBay prices for a figure I know will come with flaws. At this point, I'd be happy with a re-release that fixes the QC issues.

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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby Seibertron » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:57 am

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Glarryg wrote:I'm definitely up for this. Missed out on MP Roddy the first time, and it's hard to justify inflated eBay prices for a figure I know will come with flaws. At this point, I'd be happy with a re-release that fixes the QC issues.

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I'll gladly take an all-new MP Rodimus! MP-09 Rodimus was one of the worst Transformers to come out. He should've been Rodimus or he should've been Rodimus Convoy. Trying to do both just sacrificed the entire toy ... so much so that Rodimus Convoy's vehicle mode had more in common with a Pretender vehicle than the original Rodimus. This picture says it all:

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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby Windlacer » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:13 am

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This is fantastic news! I hope it pans out to be confirmed. I really only started getting into MP collecting after MP 10 and have been dying for a new Hot Rod.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:17 am

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I find this as great news. I love Rodimus and most of his toys are really good... Except MP-09. Man, what a pile of stinking poo. I had it and sold it without regrets. That carbage is NOT fun to transform at all for a very unsatisfying vehicle mode. He can't hold his guns at all. He's also way too freaking big.

A new MP Rodimus in the same size class as the other Autobot cars will be perfect.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby william-james88 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:35 am

Seibertron wrote:
Glarryg wrote:I'm definitely up for this. Missed out on MP Roddy the first time, and it's hard to justify inflated eBay prices for a figure I know will come with flaws. At this point, I'd be happy with a re-release that fixes the QC issues.

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I'll gladly take an all-new MP Rodimus! MP-09 Rodimus was one of the worst Transformers to come out. He should've been Rodimus or he should've been Rodimus Convoy. Trying to do both just sacrificed the entire toy ... so much so that Rodimus Convoy's vehicle mode had more in common with a Pretender vehicle than the original Rodimus. This picture says it all:

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EEEESSSH, I didnt know that. I never owned that mold and now I know for certain I will never have to, nor would I ever want to :)
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:45 am

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william-james88 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Glarryg wrote:I'm definitely up for this. Missed out on MP Roddy the first time, and it's hard to justify inflated eBay prices for a figure I know will come with flaws. At this point, I'd be happy with a re-release that fixes the QC issues.

Glarryg


I'll gladly take an all-new MP Rodimus! MP-09 Rodimus was one of the worst Transformers to come out. He should've been Rodimus or he should've been Rodimus Convoy. Trying to do both just sacrificed the entire toy ... so much so that Rodimus Convoy's vehicle mode had more in common with a Pretender vehicle than the original Rodimus. This picture says it all:

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EEEESSSH, I didnt know that. I never owned that mold and now I know for certain I will never have to, nor would I ever want to :)



Don't panic Will. This is just an extra acessory like OP's trailer. The real vehicle mode is rather this:

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And MP-09 is a 2.5changer. Meaning, he got his vehicle mode, plus 2 robot modes.
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It's still a horrible, horrible transformers. Still, if you can endure MP Megs, I guess you would still enjoy it if you can find it for cheap.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby william-james88 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:07 am

triKlops wrote:Cool. :APPLAUSE:
Hopefully this means I will be able to get a problem free one on this round.


I hope it isnt a taktomymall exclusive

And Kanrabat, thanks for the explanation. The only difference I see between Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in that pic you showed is that his legs are slightly longer. Is there anything else?
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby Shegotron » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:18 am

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Hear hear! I mean, my G1 and eHobby Galvatrons scale fine with the modern MPs, but they're just a bit clunky looking.

I hope this new MP turns out well. MP-9 was just a clusterbomb of problems. Just trying to do too much with one figure.

Of course, since we're getting Ironhide, the MP I'm really anticipating is Ratchet. G1 Ratchet was the very first Transformer I ever had, alongside Mixmaster, and I'm anticipating coming full-circle.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:19 am

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william-james88 wrote:
triKlops wrote:Cool. :APPLAUSE:
Hopefully this means I will be able to get a problem free one on this round.


I hope it isnt a taktomymall exclusive

And Kanrabat, thanks for the explanation. The only difference I see between Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in that pic you showed is that his legs are slightly longer. Is there anything else?



It's hard to see from here but he have a face changing gimmick.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby Shegotron » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:25 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
triKlops wrote:Cool. :APPLAUSE:
Hopefully this means I will be able to get a problem free one on this round.


I hope it isnt a taktomymall exclusive

And Kanrabat, thanks for the explanation. The only difference I see between Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in that pic you showed is that his legs are slightly longer. Is there anything else?



It's hard to see from here but he have a face changing gimmick.


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Here's that gimmick.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby Desslok2201 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:53 pm

I don't understand the logic of this one. It can be argued that Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime need redos, but I don't understand the timing. MP-10 was made to bring the scale down, but when that was made it was shown to be more in scale with MP-09, so there's really no immediate need for a redo, like there is with MP-05. I don't pretend to call the shots for TT, but I'd rather see either another stab at Megatron, or new characters before revisiting Hot Rod. That's my two cents, and before people take me apart, I know that's exactly what they're worth.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby Cyberpath » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:11 pm

Desslok2201 wrote:I don't understand the logic of this one. It can be argued that Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime need redos, but I don't understand the timing. MP-10 was made to bring the scale down, but when that was made it was shown to be more in scale with MP-09, so there's really no immediate need for a redo, like there is with MP-05. I don't pretend to call the shots for TT, but I'd rather see either another stab at Megatron, or new characters before revisiting Hot Rod. That's my two cents, and before people take me apart, I know that's exactly what they're worth.



MP-10 was made in scale with MP-9, but as Rodimus Prime.

This new figure represents Hot Rod. Same size as the other Autobot cars. And likely newer and better engineering than MP-9.

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I agree that a new MP Megatron is long overdo. imo Hasui needs to be the one to do it.
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Re: Masterpiece Hot Rod, Take II

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:17 pm

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Sooo.... In the realm of "New" Masterpiece, is Black Rodimus irrelevant, now? :/

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