More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Thursday, August 10th, 2017 3:01pm CDT

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Seibertronian Cyberpath has shared with us that MP-40 Hot Rodimus has even more images posted, courtesy of Takara Tomy Mall. These new images show us Hot Rodimus from several different angles in both robot and alt mode, and it shows us some new images of Targetmaster Firebolt! You can check out these images below, and let us know if you are going to order this new Targetmaster Masterpiece!

Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Transformers News: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

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Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1903527)
Posted by galvatron00 on August 10th, 2017 @ 3:19pm CDT
I think what most interests me is seeing how the gun handle has been modified. So I can also do that.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1903534)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 10th, 2017 @ 3:35pm CDT
I have both previous version of MP Hot Rod so no I won't be ordering this.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1903559)
Posted by Kurona on August 10th, 2017 @ 5:18pm CDT
The car mode looks a lot better than I originally thought - maybe even moreso than MP-28 - but that robot mode is still absolutely dire. One of the worst decos I've seen a while.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1903762)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 11th, 2017 @ 3:53pm CDT
Kurona wrote:The car mode looks a lot better than I originally thought - maybe even moreso than MP-28 - but that robot mode is still absolutely dire. One of the worst decos I've seen a while.

How can you say that? He is owning that deco! Artfire had the best deco of the MP-30's, and this Hot Rod is right there with him. It is gorgeous and loud and I am in love with it
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1903767)
Posted by Kurona on August 11th, 2017 @ 4:12pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Kurona wrote:The car mode looks a lot better than I originally thought - maybe even moreso than MP-28 - but that robot mode is still absolutely dire. One of the worst decos I've seen a while.

How can you say that? He is owning that deco! Artfire had the best deco of the MP-30's, and this Hot Rod is right there with him. It is gorgeous and loud and I am in love with it

Artfire looked incredible, and I was hoping MP-40 would follow in his footsteps instead of being based on an animation error and having dumb red strips down his legs. All the power to you if you like it, but this just looks awful to me.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1903775)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 11th, 2017 @ 4:53pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Kurona wrote:The car mode looks a lot better than I originally thought - maybe even moreso than MP-28 - but that robot mode is still absolutely dire. One of the worst decos I've seen a while.

How can you say that? He is owning that deco! Artfire had the best deco of the MP-30's, and this Hot Rod is right there with him. It is gorgeous and loud and I am in love with it

Artfire looked incredible, and I was hoping MP-40 would follow in his footsteps instead of being based on an animation error and having dumb red strips down his legs. All the power to you if you like it, but this just looks awful to me.

Booooooooooooo

Artfire is incredible, and while I was hoping for a new targetmaster mold, it looks great to me, and it works. Sorry it can't really hit home for you too
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1903785)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 11th, 2017 @ 6:10pm CDT
Am I missing something? What does Artfire's deco have to do with the quality of this figure's deco?
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1903975)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 12th, 2017 @ 4:54pm CDT
Any idea if Firebolt will be able to attach at the wrist like Artfire?
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1903976)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 12th, 2017 @ 4:57pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Any idea if Firebolt will be able to attach at the wrist like Artfire?


Not without any alterations to either Firebolt or Hot Rodimus. Which is just as well, as they never did that in the US cartoon, and Hot Rodimus never became a Targetmaster in Japan.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1903983)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 12th, 2017 @ 5:37pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Am I missing something? What does Artfire's deco have to do with the quality of this figure's deco?

I was comparing them because I have no real attachment to Artfire as a character, but his deco was super sweet and made the figure look much better than his original 2 versions. To me, the same applies here: This deco on Hot Rod makes him so much better to me, hence why I want him so badly. It may be an animation error deco, but it is a deco that is better to me than the original version, and thus is enough to make me buy it
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1904033)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 12th, 2017 @ 10:22pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Any idea if Firebolt will be able to attach at the wrist like Artfire?


Not without any alterations to either Firebolt or Hot Rodimus. Which is just as well, as they never did that in the US cartoon, and Hot Rodimus never became a Targetmaster in Japan.
I even expect this figure's bio to reflect the events of "The Rebirth", even if it's just an alternate timeline in Japan.
Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1924913)
Posted by Qwan on December 4th, 2017 @ 2:18am CST
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!

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Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (1924936)
Posted by Hydrargyrus 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 (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 (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 (1924989)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat 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 (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 (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!

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Re: More Images of Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus (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 (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.

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