More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con

Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con

Monday, December 4th, 2017 2:18AM CST

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From his appearance at Tokyo Comic Con (which took place from December 1st to 3rd) and via Twitter users @7777_diver and @MASABON2011, we have a couple more images to share of Takara Tomy's upcoming Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus! The figure, shown off next to other Masterpiece figures including the recently-released and upcoming MP-12+ Sideswipe and MP-39 Sunstreaker respectively, sports the same deco seen in previously-released images.

The first photo appears to depict his colors as skewing closer to the last release of the mold rather than the darker maroon that MP-40 has been previously shown to be, but it's almost certainly just the lighting or contrast in that one image, as the second photo seems to show the more commonly advertised colors from this release. If you were wondering how MP-40's deco is expected to stack up against the previous version, MP-28, check out the comparison images from August this year!

Check out the images of the figure below, and take in all its glory in two surprisingly different sets of lighting! Seeing these images, do you have any more thoughts on how MP-40 stacks up against MP-28, or just how it stands as a toy on its own? Let us know in the Energon Pub!

Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con
Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con
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Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1924936)
Posted by MagicDeath on December 4th, 2017 @ 8:26am CST
So... this guy is like the ‘Animation Error’ edition? (+Targetmaster)
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1924941)
Posted by Randomhero on December 4th, 2017 @ 9:17am CST
MagicDeath wrote:So... this guy is like the ‘Animation Error’ edition? (+Targetmaster)




Yes. He’s based completely off the AKOM animation from Rebirth...something that was never released in Japan. Even down to the windshield crotch.

It’s honeatly kind of amazing.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1924945)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2017 @ 9:34am CST
Randomhero wrote:
MagicDeath wrote:So... this guy is like the ‘Animation Error’ edition? (+Targetmaster)




Yes. He’s based completely off the AKOM animation from Rebirth...something that was never released in Japan.
Yeah it was. On Laserdisc, DVD, and soon on Blu-Ray.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1924989)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 4th, 2017 @ 2:20pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
MagicDeath wrote:So... this guy is like the ‘Animation Error’ edition? (+Targetmaster)




Yes. He’s based completely off the AKOM animation from Rebirth...something that was never released in Japan.
Yeah it was. On Laserdisc, DVD, and soon on Blu-Ray.


It's worth mentioning that the Japanese dub of The Rebirth uses the US names for most characters, not the pre-established Japanese ones. In this case, Hot Rodimus was simply called Hot Rod (ホットロッド Hotto Roddo), something not reflected in the MP if I may add.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1925207)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 5th, 2017 @ 10:03am CST
Still can't wait for this dude. Targetmaster MP's for the win!
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1938176)
Posted by Va'al on February 13th, 2018 @ 4:15am CST
We have, after a long stint of radio silence, a new image of the latest offering from the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece line: the Targetmaster version of Hot Rodimus, relabelled as MP-40! The image, mirrored below from the Singaporean fan group on Facebook Planet Iacon, only really shows the box for the figure, with the Long Life Design Award label and very minor shots of the Targetmaster itself, only in weapon mode on the stock photography. You can take a closer look in one of our previous articles covering the set, here, and join the conversation in the Energon Pub!

Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1938244)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 13th, 2018 @ 10:35am CST
Can't wait Can't wait Can't wait!

He should be coming in a few weeks, I'm hyped.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1938380)
Posted by Acesmcgee on February 13th, 2018 @ 4:44pm CST
I loved this Hot Rod mold, but I may pick this up only if I find it on sale at some point. The rebirth color scheme is interesting for a talking point. Actually, you know what, I may pick this up as a gift for a friend who always threatens to steal my Hot Rod.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1938836)
Posted by Va'al on February 15th, 2018 @ 4:19am CST
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1941483)
Posted by Va'al on February 22nd, 2018 @ 11:38am CST
Courtesy of site sponsor RobotKingdom, we have some new images of the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece release of MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, and specifically of the collector coin that will accompany the Hasbro Asia (outside of Japan) releases of the new offering in the line.

You can find the image of the coin in its carded sleeve below, with the latter sporting the iconic Hot Rod chest / car hood flames, and the coin itself showing the Targetmaster name under Rodimus' face. Check it out, alongside some tiny robot Firebolt images too, which was first seen with the MP-9 version of the character!











Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1941724)
Posted by Cyberpath on February 23rd, 2018 @ 4:52am CST

In-hand pix..


- - - From げんもん Photo Vault - - -


















- - - From @Alfes2010 - - -



















Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1941834)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 23rd, 2018 @ 12:04pm CST
Thanks to a heads up from our resident Takara expert Cyberpath, we now have some new in-hand images of the new Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus with Firebolt! The new masterpiece figure is a redeco of the original MP-28 mold, with fewer accessories and the added inclusion of his Targetmaster Firebolt, which itself is a redeco of the Hasbro exclusive masterpiece that came with Hasbro's Rodimus Prime. The new paint work is also based on the Generation 1 3-part episode "The Rebirth."

Check out all the new in hand images, courtesy of げんもん Photo Vault and アルフェス2010:ひげひげ休止. Let us know what you think of this Msaterpiece in the comments section below!























Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1942042)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 24th, 2018 @ 2:09am CST
I'll have mine Monday. Can't wait to fiddle with the Targetmaster
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1942044)
Posted by Cyberpath on February 24th, 2018 @ 2:37am CST

Comparison pic --


Source: @Kazumasa_yskn

Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1942054)
Posted by Va'al on February 24th, 2018 @ 4:22am CST
Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath, we have a couple more in-hand images of Takara Tomy's latest figure in the Transformers Masterpiece line compared to a previous iteration of the same character (and mold, really): MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus with Targetmaster Firebolt, joined my MP-28 Hot Rodimus.

This set below, via Japanese toy bloggers Alfes2010 and Kazumasa_yskn, is to be enjoyed accompanied by the previous batch of images reported on here! You can see there are a couple of differences, especially the darker hue of the latest version of the character - but are they enough to make you double dip, or were you waiting for this version anyway? Let us know in the Energon Pub discussion boards!












Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1942056)
Posted by DMSL on February 24th, 2018 @ 4:40am CST
Looks nice, but i already have the first one so i will pass on this. I hope they fixed the clearance issue in carmode. Having a carmode that can't roll is a little silly.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1942139)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 24th, 2018 @ 1:54pm CST
It looks like from these pics Roddy can hold Firebolt fine. Unless they changed the mold from the US MP09 release
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1942149)
Posted by dragons on February 24th, 2018 @ 2:55pm CST
Something always wanted to know since Takara made hotrod master piece figure solo will they release new rodimus figure solo ?
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1942171)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 24th, 2018 @ 4:42pm CST
My only complaint about the TM version is the white on the crotch piece. If it was orange or burgundy like the rest of it, it would be fine. Otherwise, MP-40 looks better than MP-28 color scheme wise.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus from Tokyo Comic Con (1942210)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 24th, 2018 @ 6:48pm CST
its a bit funny that takara that has this target master Hotrod when Hotrod was never a targetmaster in the japanese only Headmasters show only ended up being Rodimus Prime again
but still a nice rendition though ;)^
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