New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 6:33PM CST

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Remember aaaaaaaaaaaaaaall the way back in March when a reissue of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy was annouced? Well, it seems we are finally getting some new information regarding this new reissue!

Thanks to our site sponsors BigBadToyStore and TFsource, we have new images and pre-orders live for the reissue! The reissue of MP-09 comes in at a cost of $229.99, and is supposed to fix many of the mold issues noted in previous versions, such as the exploding knees that have probably kept many collectors from transforming him since he came out.

This new reissue includes all the original accessories, and it appears as though the deco is also spot on for the original as well. The big wow factor for this masterpiece is Rodimus actually transforms into both Hot Rodimus and Rodimus Convoy, and includes a trailer that converts to a battle platform to help form the space Winnebago mode.

Check out the images below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue
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Re: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue (1996097)
Posted by nycPrime on November 29th, 2018 @ 8:45pm CST
I want this. But not at that price....
Re: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue (1996145)
Posted by BotsNotPlots on November 30th, 2018 @ 4:31am CST
I don't know why I've only now just started hearing about the problem with knees. I've been transforming my Rodimus with reckless abandon for the last 7 years and nothing has happened yet.
Re: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue (1996146)
Posted by Amelie on November 30th, 2018 @ 4:36am CST
BotsNotPlots wrote:I don't know why I've only now just started hearing about the problem with knees. I've been transforming my Rodimus with reckless abandon for the last 7 years and nothing has happened yet.


You might have the 2nd release of the figure, which won't have the same breakage issue. Fortunately this reissue will have those problems all ironed out.

I actually joked with a friend online about his Black Rodimus Convoy that his knees were cursed and like some prophet of doom - they snapped off a week later... :HEADHURTS:

Being the massive Hotrod fan that I am, I'm still sorely tempted by this toy, even if I know that Takara could blow this toy away if they redid it.
Re: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue (1996149)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 30th, 2018 @ 4:49am CST
I once owned the original Hasbro release. I didn't like him at all and I transformed him back and forth only once. Then I sold him off, luckily for the same price I paid him.

However, that reissue with fixed issues and trailer is surprisingly fairly priced and may be a great opportunity for anyone who want to add him to his collection.
Re: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue (1996151)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 30th, 2018 @ 5:08am CST
nycPrime wrote:I want this. But not at that price....


Key words: you WANT it. So don't be cheap. Your alternative is the original at 480$US:
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-Takara-Tomy ... rk:12:pf:0

For the prices the MP line is now going for, and the size and accessories you get here, 230$ US is a pretty sweet deal.

The cheapest option would be for 50% less expensive, 115$US:
The original HASBRO with all of his issues, but with a Target Master:
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/TRU-Exclusive-T ... :rk:2:pf:0

On my end though, I pretty much given up on the MP line. Mostly due because I now buy stupidly expensive dolls rather than stupidly expensive bots. It's all a matter of budget, space, and priorities here.
So if you really want this release, this is the best price you'll ever get. You'll have to weight in the balance between the "want" reasons and the "do not want" reasons. If the balance tip in the "want", better preorder. If it tip in the "do not", better avoid buyer remorse. That's how I roll when buying anything now.
Re: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue (1996193)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 30th, 2018 @ 9:40am CST
Bit confused cos I thought people hated this figure. Or was it mainly just the quality control issues with the original release? Can't say I'm fond of it's design. Always did look a bit balloon-like and not as much difference between the two robot modes (suppose being able to change colour from magenta to maroon would be tricky to pull off)
Re: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue (1996200)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 30th, 2018 @ 9:56am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Bit confused cos I thought people hated this figure. Or was it mainly just the quality control issues with the original release? Can't say I'm fond of it's design. Always did look a bit balloon-like and not as much difference between the two robot modes (suppose being able to change colour from magenta to maroon would be tricky to pull off)


The main hate was the complex transformation WITH breakage risks. If the fragility of the figure is fixed, it will gain renewed love. Even if MP-09 is too big for the current MP scale, I think he will work pretty well as Rodimus Prime in a current MP display.
Re: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue (1996215)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 30th, 2018 @ 10:27am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Bit confused cos I thought people hated this figure. Or was it mainly just the quality control issues with the original release? Can't say I'm fond of it's design. Always did look a bit balloon-like and not as much difference between the two robot modes (suppose being able to change colour from magenta to maroon would be tricky to pull off)

It was the quality control that made people dislike the figure. It wasn't as bad as Greenscream where flimsy plastic had been used for the figure body, but it had still been used in the joints on the majority of figures. Plus they had failed to check clearance and tolerance on the painted spoiler going into the trailer.

And yeah, there's not much difference between the robor modes, but that comes with the territory - the big distinctions between Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod in robot mode were size and worry lines. Especially in the cartoon, where Hot Rod doesn't have the car kibble on his legs (because his arms form the entirety of his car mode sides).
Re: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue (1996236)
Posted by Amelie on November 30th, 2018 @ 11:12am CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Especially in the cartoon, where Hot Rod doesn't have the car kibble on his legs (because his arms form the entirety of his car mode sides).


Slightly off topic: If I have any gripe about MP-28 Hotrod V2, it was that they didn't find a way of doing this. It would prevented a lot of the backpack, but it appears the entire transformation was done as an homage to the original underside of the G1 toy...

Still love the little fella, though.
Re: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue (1997526)
Posted by bboybatac on December 7th, 2018 @ 5:21pm CST
Thanks to your post, I ended up purchasing MP-09 from ex.tfs-express.com. This will be my first masterpiece. I got the bug after I purchased my G1 Hot Rod and watching YouTube reviews on other masterpiece reviews. Shoes and watches already a couple of vices...not sure of where this rabbit hole will lead to.

william-james88 wrote:While we reported a reissue for Transformers Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy back in March, we never got more than Chinese language listings. This reissue appears to be a domestic Chinese release and there are currently almost no retailers outside China offering him for purchase. But we did find one listing for fans outside China. TF-Direct, a Transformers collectibles site based in Vancouver, Canada (with direct ties to China), is offering this reissue. As of right now, there is no final price given, but you can leave a $20 deposit to secure yourself one. It is due out at the end of this year. Shipping would be free to the US.

As mentioned in the chinese listings, this release has fixed hips (an issue which was fixed in the previous reissue) but aside from that it should be the same figure as before. It does come with all the accessories that came with the original Takara version (like the trailer).

For those who want a shot at owning this figure, you can find the listing here.

UPDATE: The item is sold out at TF Direct. But we can thank TF fan Alan, who has found another listing on TF Express where you can preorder him for $ 132.99 USD. You can see that listing here. For those in the UK, you can get him through their UK branch by clicking here.

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Re: New Images - Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Reissue (1997578)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 8th, 2018 @ 12:09am CST
bboybatac wrote:not sure of where this rabbit hole will lead to.


Oh trust me, it will lead deep. SO deep.

A word of advice though. If you care about having the GENUINE transformers, not some cheap-ass knock offs and fakes, never buy from Ali-Express or Ebay sellers from China. Buy from official Japanese stores.

Also, a good place to buy used or older everything is Mandrake:
https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/
It's a group of stores that offer various stuff at often amazing prices. Just click on the ENGLISH button and log-in.

Oh yeah, and WELCOLME! :APPLAUSE:

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