Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 4:27AM CDT

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Courtesy of site sponsor TFSource, we have news of the next figure in the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece line - after MP-39 Sunstreaker, it looks like we'll have a third iteration of the younger leader of the Autobots: MP-40 Target Master Hot Rodimus!

Currently listed for a February release, and priced around 80-90 USD, we do not have any images for the toy. How it will differ from MP-28 is yet unknown, too, so stay tuned for more updates as they roll in!

TFSource listing: https://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-40- ... t-rodimus/

RobotKingdom listing: http://www.robotkingdom.com/tftrmp40.html



Transformers Masterpiece - MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus is the latest preorder from Takara Tomy. Image is a placeholder, official images and more details to come!


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

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901560)
Posted by Burn on August 3rd, 2017 @ 4:30am CDT
oh ffs ... that's just a cheap money grab given that it'll most likely just be a reissue with slight modifications to accommodate that Targetmaster. Very disappointed TT.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901574)
Posted by Windsweeper on August 3rd, 2017 @ 5:40am CDT
Who transformed G1 Rodimus Prime and put the spoiler in the wrong hole so it's too low down?

It's as bad as someone leaving the nosecone up on G1 Dirge, Thrust and Ramjet to make them mirror the cartoon.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901579)
Posted by dragons on August 3rd, 2017 @ 6:17am CDT
Windsweeper wrote:Who transformed G1 Rodimus Prime and put the spoiler in the wrong hole so it's too low down?

It's as bad as someone leaving the nosecone up on G1 Dirge, Thrust and Ramjet to make them mirror the cartoon.


Misstransfom toy people act it's crime against humanity worse than murder there toys not paintings you put in museum get on deal live with it move on they are toys where not making cars here for people drive to work and home people complain about misstransformation they should have jobs as health inspectors those people have sticks up there butts you need jaws of life get stick out I see little speck of dust on light bulb in resturant automatic fail for resturant health inspection not enough oats in yougurt points taken off for it
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901583)
Posted by Burn on August 3rd, 2017 @ 6:43am CDT
Enough about the photo of the G1 toys. This is about MP-40. sheesh, didn't take you guys long to derail a thread did it? :roll:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901591)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on August 3rd, 2017 @ 6:55am CDT
Are we gonna ignore the fact that Rodimus is now Movie Optimus Prime according to that silhouette? :-P
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901592)
Posted by Va'al on August 3rd, 2017 @ 7:00am CDT
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Are we gonna ignore the fact that Rodimus is now Movie Optimus Prime according to that silhouette? :-P


Given that it's a placeholder, yeah!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901600)
Posted by frogbat on August 3rd, 2017 @ 7:35am CDT
What can we surmise form he Japanese price? is it similar to the mp28 price or is it closer to the larger MP's?

I'd rather have them touch on other ark characters - would love a hound...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901602)
Posted by Kurona on August 3rd, 2017 @ 7:42am CDT
For a direct comparison, TFSource has MP-28 Hot Rod listed at 75 USD compared to MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rod listed at 90 USD.

I doubt this increased price would come purely from the Targetmaster -- after all, MP Artfire didn't cost any more than MP Inferno. Either one of Takara or TFSource is getting risky/greedy, or something else is going on here... :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901603)
Posted by steals_your_goats on August 3rd, 2017 @ 8:08am CDT
Kurona wrote:For a direct comparison, TFSource has MP-28 Hot Rod listed at 75 USD compared to MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rod listed at 90 USD.

I doubt this increased price would come purely from the Targetmaster -- after all, MP Artfire didn't cost any more than MP Inferno. Either one of Takara or TFSource is getting risky/greedy, or something else is going on here... :-?


Artfire also came with significantly less accessories than inferno. We'll have to wait and see if hot rod loses his other things as well before we can pass judgement on the pricing
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901606)
Posted by itscramtastic on August 3rd, 2017 @ 8:19am CDT
Dang it!!!! Just when I was happy to sell off regular MP Hot Rodimus, now I need to see if I need to keep his accessories!! I'm hoping they fix the tabs in transformation so he can roll better :D

Drat.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901607)
Posted by Kurona on August 3rd, 2017 @ 8:20am CDT
steals_your_goats wrote:
Kurona wrote:For a direct comparison, TFSource has MP-28 Hot Rod listed at 75 USD compared to MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rod listed at 90 USD.

I doubt this increased price would come purely from the Targetmaster -- after all, MP Artfire didn't cost any more than MP Inferno. Either one of Takara or TFSource is getting risky/greedy, or something else is going on here... :-?


Artfire also came with significantly less accessories than inferno. We'll have to wait and see if hot rod loses his other things as well before we can pass judgement on the pricing

In that case, FISHING ROD TARGETMASTER HYPE
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901635)
Posted by omega666 on August 3rd, 2017 @ 9:56am CDT
More like announced because nothing was revealed.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901639)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 3rd, 2017 @ 10:09am CDT
Unusual of Takara to be giving so many nods to The Rebirth as of late, since that's an alternate universe story as far as they're concerned.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901641)
Posted by wilcosu35 on August 3rd, 2017 @ 10:13am CDT
Targetmaster Hot Rod? I'll wait for more info and pictures before i decide if i want to get this. It's a lot more expensive than Hot Rod was, so it should have a lot of extra stuf...... or at least i hope.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901667)
Posted by Powered Convoy on August 3rd, 2017 @ 12:28pm CDT
I'm guessing he'll have a toy deco for two reasons.

To differentiate himself from the previous Masterpiece Hot Rod, and to differentiate himself from the Legends Targetmaster Hot Rod.

Which would lead me to believe that Firebolt will be in his toy colors (black, gray, and red) rather than his cartoon colors (silver, gray, and blue). Legends Firebolt used the cartoon colors, which if this MP goes for toy colors would further separate it from that.

Randy
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901688)
Posted by Emerje on August 3rd, 2017 @ 1:56pm CDT
Kurona wrote:I doubt this increased price would come purely from the Targetmaster -- after all, MP Artfire didn't cost any more than MP Inferno.


Inferno and Grapple were ¥14,000, Artfire was ¥15,000 and as mentioned already he was stripped of nearly all of the accessories the others came with except for Inferno's gun and one face. So yeah, an MP Targetmaster heavily effects the price. I'll be surprised if Hot Rod comes with anything other than his Targetmaster partner.

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901716)
Posted by Relic0037 on August 3rd, 2017 @ 3:25pm CDT
Guess they want to make a couple bucks reusing the mold by packaging him with a Targetmaster. What I really want to see them do is make an improved version of MP-09 based on Rodimus Prime. With that POTP version coming out soon, I'm guessing they will hold off awhile on that, so I'd settle on MP-41 or MP-42 being Broadcast (Blaster) with Steeljaw.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901723)
Posted by Seibertron on August 3rd, 2017 @ 3:50pm CDT
I have some mixed thoughts on this since I wasn't the biggest fan of "Masterpiece" Hot Rod. Looking forward to seeing this, but I wish they'd fix the red upper shoulder area that blocks the iconic yellow shield on his back and would figure out a different design with the chest that was less blocky and more "heroic" looking like on the toy and other iterations of this character.

It seems Takara is tossing out the methodology for the previous number scheme. I'm OK with that for the sake of making it clearer that there are way more than 40 Masterpiece figures, but kind of wish they had done that from the beginning instead of having numbers like MP-11T and MP-11S, for example.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901927)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on August 4th, 2017 @ 11:08am CDT
My guess is that it really doesn't differentiate from the MP-28 version. Maybe a more toy-accurate scheme given the amount of time we have to wait for it.

Although. I ask because I haven't actually looked into this question, how often does Takara refer to Hot Rod as (Hot) Rodimus when it is still just Hot Rod? Maaaaybe we are getting some Prime components?? Doubtful. But maybs?

Personally, I would have preferred a Decepticon Black Hot Rod, but... If we're getting a Rodimus Prime redux, I'd rather wait til then. I DO love that color scheme, though. Additionally, anything to fill out the Decepticons.

Relic0037 wrote:Guess they want to make a couple bucks reusing the mold by packaging him with a Targetmaster. What I really want to see them do is make an improved version of MP-09 based on Rodimus Prime. With that POTP version coming out soon, I'm guessing they will hold off awhile on that, so I'd settle on MP-41 or MP-42 being Broadcast (Blaster) with Steeljaw.


Maybe if MP-41 is Dinobot, given that we've seen a greyscale version. Exciting to just KNOW it's coming though. It's just a matter of time......... =P~
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus Announced (1901930)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 4th, 2017 @ 11:12am CDT
DecepticonFinishline wrote:Although. I ask because I haven't actually looked into this question, how often does Takara refer to Hot Rod as (Hot) Rodimus when it is still just Hot Rod? Maaaaybe we are getting some Prime components?? Doubtful. But maybs?
In Japan, Hot Rod is "Hot Rodimus" (with just "Rodimus" as a shorthand nickname), while Rodimus Prime is "Rodimus Convoy" (whose shorthands are instead the more formal "Shireikan", meaning "Commander", and "Sōshireikan", meaning "Supreme Commander").

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