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New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features!

Transformers News: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features!

Friday, September 17th, 2010 8:59AM CDT

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Just a day after we brought you the first official images of the upcoming Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-09 Rodimus Convoy/Rodimus figure, we get an amazing new look at what we'll get in January. Thanks to a number of online, Japanese retailers, we can now clearly see what the January 2011 figure will look like in great detail in both Rodimus (Hot Rod) and Rodimus Convoy (Rodimus Prime) modes. And thanks to Otacute.com, we get our first in-depth look at all the features and gimmicks that show all the thought and engineering that has gone into creating this Masterpiece.

The special features include:

A flip-around head gimmick similar to the MP Seekers
Telescopic goggles that appear to slide down from his helmet
The Matrix of Leadership like the one included with MP Convoy/Prime
A large "leader" gun that be split into two smaller guns for Rodimus
Plasma welder and saw attachments for his arms
And amazing articulation for recreating some of the classic movie poses

All in all, this new Masterpiece figure looks like it will exceed fan expectations and be a very faithful rendition of the Rodimus character.

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Please note that some of the images above are duplicates from our prior article but are larger and hi-res.
Credit(s): Amiami.jp, Amazon.co.jp, Otacute.com, Redmercury.co.jp

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Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125702)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 17th, 2010 @ 9:08am CDT
OH YES! Goggles, blade, AND Matrix! Wonderful! :D I'm actually grinning right now. Oh man, this could become my favorite TF. :)

I've been waiting for some high-quality pics too, so I can use them for my phone background.

Edit: Oh, no Hi-Res car mode? :(

Mykltron wrote:
Seibertron wrote:It looks like an awesome toy. I just wish they would've ditched the overly simplistic flame paint which has a ridiculous black border and the overly simplistic upper arms. I'm hoping Hasbro's version does it right.


You think they've taken cartoon accuracy too far?


I was going to say, it's pretty accurate to the cartoon, but I do agree they could've added more molded detail, at least.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125703)
Posted by Convotron on September 17th, 2010 @ 9:09am CDT
I'm very impressed by the articulation potential of MP Rodimus. It can be posed in what appears to be a proper kneeling position! The price is the only thing holding me back on this figure.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125705)
Posted by DevastaTTor on September 17th, 2010 @ 9:12am CDT
I agree that simplicity of this the flame details and mold are a bit too G1 for even me, but the engineering that went into creating this figure makes it worth the price of admission.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125707)
Posted by Cheetron on September 17th, 2010 @ 9:17am CDT
Rodimus has always been one of my favorite transformers and I think, baring quality, I'll get this one.

But I think I might be the only one who can't tell the difference between Hot Rod and Roddy in bot mode.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125708)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 17th, 2010 @ 9:17am CDT
DevastaTTor wrote:I agree that simplicity of this the flame details and mold are a bit too G1 for even me, but the engineering that went into creating this figure makes it worth the price of admission.


Definitely. I can't wait for this. I'm more excited about this than Protector, and that says a lot.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125709)
Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on September 17th, 2010 @ 9:18am CDT
so does this mean that we'll get a masterpiece Galvatron or Cyclonus...PLEASE O PLEASE O PLEASE...I promise to do all my homework, brush my teeth and clean all the dishes!!! :x =P~
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125712)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 17th, 2010 @ 9:28am CDT
Mega effin' awesome!
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125717)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on September 17th, 2010 @ 9:41am CDT
I have no problem with the paintjob whatsoever. Yeah, it's a bit simpler than the ones preceding it in the line, but it doesn't matter, it fits Rodimus. The price is a bit up there, and I do want to see what Hasbro comes up with to counter it, but I don't think it will stop me from buying this in January. I haven't spent that much on either Grimlock or Prime (the 2 MPs I own) but for Teh Rod, I won't mind shelling out the bucks. So worth it.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125722)
Posted by Stockade on September 17th, 2010 @ 9:48am CDT
I would love to have it, but baaad timing with Christmas around the corner for the family. Maybe after Christmas i can get it, but i have to wait on this one..
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125724)
Posted by Pyrostrata on September 17th, 2010 @ 10:00am CDT
Color me impressed. Very nice representation of the characters indeed.


Since Rodimus is one of my least favorite Autobots of all time, I will not be getting this.....but if you are a Rodimus fanboy, this piece is a requirement for you to own! The price-tag is steep, but with all the stuff involved with this figure, I can see it justified.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125729)
Posted by Heavy B on September 17th, 2010 @ 10:10am CDT
nice, its like 2 toys in one.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125736)
Posted by Jesterhead on September 17th, 2010 @ 10:22am CDT
Awesome! The Matrix, plasma welder, two guns for Hot Rod and buzz saw?! This MP just keeps getting better!
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125743)
Posted by DevastaTTor on September 17th, 2010 @ 10:31am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Edit: Oh, no Hi-Res car mode? :(


Ooops, my bad.

Ask and you shall receive. (See above)
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125745)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on September 17th, 2010 @ 10:34am CDT
I'm so excited for this figure. After seeing all the accessories he comes with I feel like yelling like Windows in "Fanboys" after the girl flashes him in the car. "OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!" :grin: :grin: :grin:
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125749)
Posted by Solrac333 on September 17th, 2010 @ 10:40am CDT
Very cool! Looks like I'll be selling my Alternators version when I get this. :grin:
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125778)
Posted by LiKwid on September 17th, 2010 @ 11:59am CDT
So much awesomeness..Such a steep price...

Looks like FP might have some competition for my moneyz later this year
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125799)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 17th, 2010 @ 1:10pm CDT
If Hasbro is gonna release him without the trailer... wait, if I got both the Japanese and US versions just to have Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod, wouldn't that defeat the purpose of having him transform between both forms? :-?
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125800)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on September 17th, 2010 @ 1:13pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:If Hasbro is gonna release him without the trailer... wait, if I got both the Japanese and US versions just to have Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod, wouldn't that defeat the purpose of having him transform between both forms? :-?


Not if you want to display him in robot and vehicle mode at the same time.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125801)
Posted by krayziejones on September 17th, 2010 @ 1:16pm CDT
Cheetron wrote:Rodimus has always been one of my favorite transformers and I think, baring quality, I'll get this one.

But I think I might be the only one who can't tell the difference between Hot Rod and Roddy in bot mode.


different face, height and gun
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125802)
Posted by monuo_ripts on September 17th, 2010 @ 1:16pm CDT
Does anyone else notice that the way the car and trailer combine is backwards. If you look carefully, the back of the car mode is the front of the trailer mode. The front wheels of the "semi" have the round shoulders of hot rod, or the back wheels of the car. You just flip the back fin up, turn it around, and the trailer has a shell that comes down over the entire thing, making a false front of the "semi" mode.

It's an interesting design but I thing I would have liked it better if the car went in side the trailer more like the original. Still a win in my opinion.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125803)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 17th, 2010 @ 1:17pm CDT
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:If Hasbro is gonna release him without the trailer... wait, if I got both the Japanese and US versions just to have Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod, wouldn't that defeat the purpose of having him transform between both forms? :-?


Not if you want to display him in robot and vehicle mode at the same time.


More like Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125804)
Posted by Flashwave on September 17th, 2010 @ 1:24pm CDT
Cheetron wrote:Rodimus has always been one of my favorite transformers and I think, baring quality, I'll get this one.

But I think I might be the only one who can't tell the difference between Hot Rod and Roddy in bot mode.


You aren't missing much. Besides the head, the only difference I can find is that RP's hip-leg joints are slid down furthur on his hups. You see the swivel in his legs? It's lower than it is on Rod.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125805)
Posted by Joetx on September 17th, 2010 @ 1:46pm CDT
Not that I'm complaining, b/c I think it's the best MP figure so far, but I wish the wing was raised higher up in Rodimus Prime, er, Rodimus Convoy, robot mode (as w/ the G1 toy), b/c it is kinda difficult to tell them apart.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125809)
Posted by craggy on September 17th, 2010 @ 2:02pm CDT
simple? the paint details are just as accurate (if not more so) than previous MPs, and it's a hell of an achievement that this one toy accurately represents two different G1 toys, along with their animated counterparts. I've waited for Hasbro for Prime and (still waiting for) Grimlock, but I'm tempted to import this one. I really only want the Hot Rod version, but can't imagine anything else looking quite that shiny.

Rodimus' face looks like "hung-over Hot Rod" though. :P
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125812)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on September 17th, 2010 @ 2:06pm CDT
Wow, that's a great looking toy!
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125815)
Posted by Adimus Prime on September 17th, 2010 @ 2:09pm CDT
They did an absolutely great job. I can't think of any improvements to make other than one. The long hole on the top of Rodimus's truck mode does look just like the cartoon I grew up with. But I always hated that it had a stupid hole on the top that seemed more like a poor design concession for a toy than a cartoon "streamlined" concept that it was supposed to be. The toy did not have that. I remember I think on The Return of Optimus Prime seeing that hole. Why incorporate that?

Other than that it looks like a dream come true. I will be getting the less expensive version when it is available.

Not to take away from Romimus' long awaited day in the sun (I admit the original toy sucked and I had him as my leader for two years, ugh), but I still hope to see Galvatron, Arcee, Kup, Cyclonus, Scourge, the Quintessons, Blur, etc.

I especially would love to finally see an MP Arcee with Headmaster Daniel complete with triple changer exosuit which has vehicle mode, arm guns mode and Arcee head mode with opening helmet revealing Daniel. Then I will die a completed TF fan.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125816)
Posted by craggy on September 17th, 2010 @ 2:22pm CDT
Adimus Prime wrote:I especially would love to finally see an MP Arcee with Headmaster Daniel complete with triple changer exosuit which has vehicle mode, arm guns mode and Arcee head mode with opening helmet revealing Daniel. Then I will die a completed TF fan.


May you live a long and happy life. Hasbro/Takara/Tomy/The Elves in Santa's Workshop/Primus/etc hasn't even bothered to do a half-assed Deluxe Class version of Arcee as she appeared in the movie, let alone a Headmaster version complete with Daniel in Exo-suit. I'd love it too (if only for "give me the key" interrogation scenes :lol: ) but it seems...unlikely at present.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125824)
Posted by Ultra Markus on September 17th, 2010 @ 2:42pm CDT
now all we need is masterpiece galvatron
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125825)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 17th, 2010 @ 2:46pm CDT
Okay. All my doubts have been brushed away. He is well worth the $200.00.

I normally don't say that, but this time I feel it's genuinely true.

So glad I preordered.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125828)
Posted by 009* on September 17th, 2010 @ 2:57pm CDT
Judging from that pic, it looks like Rodimus is the size of Grimlock, which makes the Hot Rod form in scale to Optimus, but the Rodimus Prime form is smaller. I guess it's a gag to Rodimus' self confidence, but still it would be nice to see an MP on his size again.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125829)
Posted by Leviathan on September 17th, 2010 @ 3:00pm CDT
As much as peole like Rodimus, I personally wish we had gotten a Masterpeice Soundwave or Shockwave WAY before I would have asked for a Rodimus.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125832)
Posted by dragons on September 17th, 2010 @ 3:31pm CDT
I might be the only one who can't tell the difference between Hot Rod and Roddy in bot mode.


you sir are not alone only differnce is the face what i seen but am glad i preorderd i perfer trailer than version without
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125834)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 17th, 2010 @ 3:42pm CDT
dragons wrote:
I might be the only one who can't tell the difference between Hot Rod and Roddy in bot mode.


you sir are not alone only differnce is the face what i seen but am glad i preorderd i perfer trailer than version without


His legs extend at the knees, the hips, his wing folds in a bit, his face changes, and it's assumed that his arms are repositioned kinda like Animated Shockwave's were.

These pictures don't have the same impact as holding it in your hands will. I'll bet you that we'll all be able to see a rather noticeable difference once in hand.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125835)
Posted by Captziltoid on September 17th, 2010 @ 3:43pm CDT
man i wouldnt even care if it was just hot rod by himself. this dude is awesome. but the fact that we get 2 mps is pretty effin cool. :BOT:
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125853)
Posted by Zeds on September 17th, 2010 @ 4:40pm CDT
Nice! I have it on pre-order and I am looking forward to it. I just do not like the car mode sans trailer.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125877)
Posted by vp1940 on September 17th, 2010 @ 6:23pm CDT
Looks fantastic to me, but I also have scale worries. If the "new" Masterpiece scale is to be maintained, Rodimus is gonna have to be hella-short. As it is the original Prime and Megatron are hideously bigger than the rest of the line, to the point where its almost necessary to buy the pp smaller scale versions. But even then Prime err's a tad on the small side with the MP seeker mold standing a hair taller than him, and I have worries that Hot Rod through a mathematical fluke could be bigger than Optimus, with only what appears to be a centimeter of upper leg separating him from "Rodimus". That said, aside from Rodimus' horse face and mis-colored crotch piece (they could have made it flip around or something), this figure's as close to perfect as it can get.

I wholeheartedly back the Headmaster Arcee idea also, though the Daniel figure would be T-I-N-Y since even the MP scale (the new one anyway) would place her head significantly smaller than the original headmasters. But given her overwhelming popularity, especially with Japan's shameless T&A toy industry, I'd be shocked if MP Arcee didn't show up sooner than later.

Personally, although Galvatron at this point is most likely a Guarantee, my top choices would be Springer (c'mon, MP triple-changer who never had a good "official" toy) or a REAL Ultra Magnus, none of that Prime-cab cop-out crap.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125884)
Posted by Jazz-1982 on September 17th, 2010 @ 6:58pm CDT
I think Takara Tomy have made a figure as good as any of the other masterpieces, truly amazing. Can't wait to get the shipping email from Amazon Japan telling me that he's being delivered! But He'll arrive 7 weeks before my birthday......I wonder if I can hold on to open him until then?

I think there is a 0% chance of Hasbro changing the mold unless there is any part of Rodimus which could be deemed to be dangerous for children like Optimus's smoke stacks.

We have to remember that masterpieces are only going to be made of the most popular/important characters in Transformers. Unfortunately Arcee doesn't stand a chance ditto Kup. If Cyclonus could be made by re-tooling one of the seeker molds then I could see it but there are 10 more popular characters who would need figures first and who would be more logical because repaint possibilities are almost as important as popularity with these expensive to make/produce figures:
Soundwave which would give us Blaster, Galvatron, Shockwave, Jazz, G1 Bumblebee, the Coneheads which would be easy for them to do, Ironhide which would give us Ratchet. Did I miss anyone?
Why won't they just give us a deluxe figure???? It's been 25 years since the movie and she still doesn't have anything that remotely resembles her that hasn't been made by a third party.

The next masterpiece repaint will no doubt be Shattered Glass or Nemesis Hot Rod. It'll look cool but not a goer for me.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125888)
Posted by Jazz-1982 on September 17th, 2010 @ 7:03pm CDT
PS Headmaster Arcce with Daniel would be perfect! They could release it as an exclusive.......Oh who are we kidding, they'll never do it but it doesn't hurt to dream.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125889)
Posted by vp1940 on September 17th, 2010 @ 7:08pm CDT
Jazz-1982 wrote:
We have to remember that masterpieces are only going to be made of the most popular/important characters in Transformers. Unfortunately Arcee doesn't stand a chance ditto Kup. If Cyclonus could be made by re-tooling one of the seeker molds then I could see it but there are 10 more popular characters who would need figures first and who would be more logical because repaint possibilities are almost as important as popularity with these expensive to make/produce figures



I would have to respectfully disagree. Aside from the seekers which are obvious recolors that fans would actually demand, I don't see the majority of Masterpiece figures being "retooled" in any way. I would not expect for example, a Soundwave to in some way be reused for a Blaster. Their bodies are far different to reuse ANY part and not be noticable, and I think the MP line is designed to avoid such obvious copouts. Granted, there will always be repaints, most lucky-draw style, clear or shattered glass pointless ones yes, but never "seriously" retooled into new characters.

I also respectfully disagree about the popularity of Arcee. She was one of the 3 MCAxis model characters, her fan demand in all respects is through the roof. Maybe the American market has a phobia about female characters, but I can definitely see her being released as a Takara MP figure, no doubt in mind mind.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125894)
Posted by Jazz-1982 on September 17th, 2010 @ 7:26pm CDT
I like Arcee as much as the next guy, I know she's popular and I think the fact that she's a female character stops her getting a figure is just stupid.
If hell froze over and they made a Masterpiece of her, I would buy it for sure. Yes, she's popular but you're talking about a character that has never had an accurate G1 version made suddenly jumping up into Masterpiece class. I would love to see it but I'm just being realistic.

The re-tooling makes perfect sense, as it saves money on making new molds. You've got a good point about Blaster/Soundwave.
but they do it with all the other lines already and with the costs involved in making these it's logical to make slight alterations - the Coneheads for example could easily be done with the Seeker mold.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125901)
Posted by vp1940 on September 17th, 2010 @ 7:34pm CDT
Jazz-1982 wrote:I like Arcee as much as the next guy, I know she's popular and I think the fact that she's a female character stops her getting a figure is just stupid.
If hell froze over and they made a Masterpiece of her, I would buy it for sure. Yes, she's popular but you're talking about a character that has never had an accurate G1 version made suddenly jumping up into Masterpiece class. I would love to see it but I'm just being realistic.

The re-tooling makes perfect sense, as it saves money on making new molds. You've got a good point about Blaster/Soundwave.
but they do it with all the other lines already and with the costs involved in making these it's logical to make slight alterations - the Coneheads for example could easily be done with the Seeker mold.



I would never accept a retooling where it doesn't make sense, as expensive as the MP figures are to make, they're equally expensive to buy, and I personally would NOT STAND for Soundwave retooled as Blaster, or a MP Megatron even attempting to be passed off as anything but Megatron. The good news is no such retooling has yet occured in the line outside the Seekers which is completely appropriate. This is the Masterpiece line, it's supposed to be the one line with no shortcuts. Seekers of course, are a completely different story, and wholly unique among the TF community...lol
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125904)
Posted by GEEWUN on September 17th, 2010 @ 7:37pm CDT
Sold for me!!!
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125907)
Posted by craggy on September 17th, 2010 @ 7:40pm CDT
I could be tempted by a Reformatting Megatron, done in transparent pink plastic with grid-lines on it, if I didn't think it'd crumble into a million pieces when I first looked at it.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125910)
Posted by Adimus Prime on September 17th, 2010 @ 7:41pm CDT
Back in the 80s I actually had numerous dreams about finding Arcee, both Headmaster and the original. I would be so excited that they made the figure and I finally had it.

One kid convinced me he saw a Headmaster Arcee on sale at a Kohl's about 25 miles away. I earned the money and convinced my Mom to take me there and all I got was Strafe, which was cool but a total let down. I searched expectantly for her for a few years, always with a faint hope that she would pop up. Hence the dreams.

Another kid convinced me that there was a TF season 5 that he watched. He told me what station and when. Needless to say I searched every TV guide to no avail. I even got up early to check if the guide was wrong but alas.

If you are one of those lying kids I hope you definitely get what coming to you. ;p

As for me, I still wish there would be a TF season 5 but that'l never happen. I thought the animated sequences from the Headmaster and Targetmaster commercials that was recycled in the Season 4 (three episode "series") theme song intro was from a new season with awesome animation that was up and coming. They fooled me there too.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125916)
Posted by Jazz-1982 on September 17th, 2010 @ 7:55pm CDT
vp1940 wrote:
Jazz-1982 wrote:I like Arcee as much as the next guy, I know she's popular and I think the fact that she's a female character stops her getting a figure is just stupid.
If hell froze over and they made a Masterpiece of her, I would buy it for sure. Yes, she's popular but you're talking about a character that has never had an accurate G1 version made suddenly jumping up into Masterpiece class. I would love to see it but I'm just being realistic.

The re-tooling makes perfect sense, as it saves money on making new molds. You've got a good point about Blaster/Soundwave.
but they do it with all the other lines already and with the costs involved in making these it's logical to make slight alterations - the Coneheads for example could easily be done with the Seeker mold.



I would never accept a retooling where it doesn't make sense, as expensive as the MP figures are to make, they're equally expensive to buy, and I personally would NOT STAND for Soundwave retooled as Blaster, or a MP Megatron even attempting to be passed off as anything but Megatron. The good news is no such retooling has yet occured in the line outside the Seekers which is completely appropriate. This is the Masterpiece line, it's supposed to be the one line with no shortcuts. Seekers of course, are a completely different story, and wholly unique among the TF community...lol



I totally agree - if the altering the mold is just done for the sake of it and it doesn't look like the other character it's supposed to be then forget it. I passed up on the Generations 'Blurr' for the same reason. Good paint scheme but just Drift in Blurr colours with a crappy new head. I'm not an advocate of them doing it unless they can do it so that it gives a good representation of the character they are trying to make. But they'll always do it to cut costs. I think if the Soundwave rumour is true, they'll probably try Blaster but yes, it would need a lot of changes. Could they do a good job? Who knows...
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125920)
Posted by Praxus Prime on September 17th, 2010 @ 8:03pm CDT
=P~ Oh man... Oh MAN... I really want this one! I bought MP Skywarp the day after Christmas last year, and as much as I love it, and even though he's my favorite 'con, this one blows away all the competition in my opinion. I honestly was never a fan of Rodimus Prime, but Hot Rod's pretty cool, and this toy is just jaw-dropping. I have one problem though, and I think it's the same one all of us share... :BANG_HEAD: WHY THE CRAP DOES THIS HAFTA COST SO MUCH!?! I honestly could care less about the trailer, and I'd settle for just the base figure.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1125924)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 17th, 2010 @ 8:18pm CDT
@praxusprime.

That my friend is the situation in the Japanese collectors market. For them, that price is like, well chump change so to speak because their economy is kind off set different for us. And adults have enough disposable income to spend on( if that wasn't the case then the MP toy line and even more expensive releases like the CMS classics series would have gone belly up). The USA marketplace wouldn't even dare touch the US$100 barrier hence we occasionally get USA ver that is radically changed to cut costs)
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1126011)
Posted by Praxus Prime on September 18th, 2010 @ 7:10am CDT
Yeah, I know what you mean. Still, I could probably rack up enough to get him in a few weeks, but as always, it's gonna eat me up with guilt when I spend $200 on a toy. But oh well, I love transformers, and this figure is worth it.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1126020)
Posted by Stormrider on September 18th, 2010 @ 8:07am CDT
Takara did a really nice job putting this together. I will no doubt be getting this, and I don't even like Rodimus Prime.

The accessories look great. Two questions:
1. Can he turn at the waist?
2. Is anyone else getting a sinking feeling that his torso appears light/fragile with the windshield compaction going on? I really hope that the pieces in his torso lock together well and function in a sturdy manner.
Re: New Images Of MP-09 Rodimus Convoy Including Features! (1126025)
Posted by Roboto750 on September 18th, 2010 @ 8:36am CDT
I just hope WalMart gets this one in the states. TRU's $70 price tag on Grimlock is too much. I could only imagine what they would do with this one.

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #352 - Revenge of Buzzsaw
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