Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime

Transformers News: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 12:05AM CDT

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HK-TF member redfish has found the initial toy concept sketch of upcoming Masterpiece Rodimus Prime from a Japanese website.
The upcoming toy will be heavily based on its Generation 1 counterpart, and it is confirmed that Rodimus Prime will come with the trailer.

MP Rodimus Prime is part of Takara's Transformers 2010 campaign, and this toy is worth three Campaign Points in Japan.

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It is believed that MP Rodimus Prime is scheduled to be released in early 2011.

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Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101382)
Posted by HydraLancer on July 22nd, 2010 @ 12:11am CDT
Looks excellent!

Based on what I see, which seems to be pretty much the animation model, I wonder how there going to do the trailer.

I must admit this is disappointing slightly, when they mentioned only "Rodimus" in the secret message I was hoping they were referring to Hot Rod, I don't know how I feel about an MP who isn't stand alone and requires a trailer.

Oh well, I'll still be all over this thing when it comes out!
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101387)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 22nd, 2010 @ 12:29am CDT
Well, this doesn't show us much, it just looks like the animation model. And yeah, now that I think about it, I guess I would rather have Hot Rod than Rodimus Prime. :-(
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101391)
Posted by EyeOfTheTigatron on July 22nd, 2010 @ 12:33am CDT
This will probably look better in toy form but i want a Masterpiece Shockwave!
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101392)
Posted by First-Aid on July 22nd, 2010 @ 12:34am CDT
Looks sweet. Definite buy. But a thought occurs...

How hard would it be to create a car mode that simply attaches to the trailer for this figure? Hot Rod and Rodimus were virtually identical physically in the cartoon/movies. Why not have a changing face (ala the Seekers), a flip down motor, and allow the car mode to dock with the trailer? Makes sense to me...
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101395)
Posted by King Henrik on July 22nd, 2010 @ 12:44am CDT
First-Aid wrote:Looks sweet. Definite buy. But a thought occurs...

How hard would it be to create a car mode that simply attaches to the trailer for this figure? Hot Rod and Rodimus were virtually identical physically in the cartoon/movies. Why not have a changing face (ala the Seekers), a flip down motor, and allow the car mode to dock with the trailer? Makes sense to me...


thinking the same thing! I'd buy it either way of course, but i might buy 2 if it can double as hot rod and rodimus!
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101396)
Posted by HydraLancer on July 22nd, 2010 @ 12:46am CDT
First-Aid wrote:Looks sweet. Definite buy. But a thought occurs...

How hard would it be to create a car mode that simply attaches to the trailer for this figure? Hot Rod and Rodimus were virtually identical physically in the cartoon/movies. Why not have a changing face (ala the Seekers), a flip down motor, and allow the car mode to dock with the trailer? Makes sense to me...


Some good ideas, we would essentially get what Fansproject is doing though in that case perhaps. Though the bigger issue I guess with this is that Rodimus Prime's 'nose' is a bit short, so you may get a bit of a shrimpy looking hot rod out of it.

It's probably why the Fansproject Rodimus looks a little odd connected to the trailer, but maybe I'd need to see a colored version once and for all before I get a good opinion. >.>
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101399)
Posted by Mach on July 22nd, 2010 @ 12:53am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Well, this doesn't show us much, it just looks like the animation model. And yeah, now that I think about it, I guess I would rather have Hot Rod than Rodimus Prime. :-(


From the words of people who have seen the prototype, Hot Rod will become Rodimus Prime when combine with parts from the trailer... Ala Fans Project....
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101402)
Posted by zodconvoy on July 22nd, 2010 @ 1:07am CDT
That will be awseome as long as they don't make it too small. I'll buy one.
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101403)
Posted by Oilspill on July 22nd, 2010 @ 1:09am CDT
Sweet! Head sculpt looks good on paper :)
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101406)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 22nd, 2010 @ 1:27am CDT
Don't get too exited, remember what happened when the first sketches and prototype for MP Starscream where leaked and then officially released? Everybody loved it due to it being show accurate, just like this thing here, then they changed it.

The concept of it combining with the trailer to make Rodimus Prime from Hot Rod is pretty interesting, but I'll wait for the final pics before I get too exited.
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101408)
Posted by Blurrz on July 22nd, 2010 @ 1:30am CDT
This is either going to be a hot mess or a hot rod. I hope it's the latter. BTW, we have basically identical avatars now, we're twins.
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101410)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 22nd, 2010 @ 1:36am CDT
Blurrz wrote:This is either going to be a hot mess or a hot rod. I hope it's the latter. BTW, we have basically identical avatars now, we're twins.

As in batshit crazy people? :lol:
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101419)
Posted by Skice on July 22nd, 2010 @ 2:00am CDT
Words cannot convey how happy this makes me. Thank you Takara.

*fangasams* :BOWDOWN: =P~ :x
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101428)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 22nd, 2010 @ 2:36am CDT
Its probably easier to create Rodimus Prime with the trailer as it will allow more freedom to get things right in alt mode as more can be hidden beneath the trailer. Should allow them to get a better robot mode rather than be forced to hide it all in Hot Rods car form.
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101433)
Posted by Torneira on July 22nd, 2010 @ 2:44am CDT
My guess is that the next MP after this one will be Hot Rod.
If they can make Rodimus, then with just a few slight changes and you have Hot Rod.
And I think marketingwise that it's more rendable to sell them seperately :ic$:

Anyhow, I am sure gonna get Rodimus. And Hot Rod for that matter.
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101447)
Posted by guarayakha on July 22nd, 2010 @ 3:11am CDT
This is hardly a concept of the toy; it's just an official announcement of MP Rodimus Prime. The picture(which looks more like a design sketch for the cartoon) is just to show the readers who Rodimus Prime is.
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101449)
Posted by Skice on July 22nd, 2010 @ 3:12am CDT
Now all we need is Galvatron. :CON:
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101458)
Posted by DTR69 on July 22nd, 2010 @ 3:50am CDT
AT LEAST WE ALL SEEM TO AGREE ON SOMETHING.
Yeah this is not a prototype sketch. This is just a preliminary sketch. This shows what they are aiming for in both modes, they work away between the 2 and what ever process used, will determine how the final thing will look eg. hinges, kibble, proportions, re-shaping etc. I can bet for a start that neck will go. And a whole heap of features will be added, then stripped back due to costs. We will def have a matrix in the chest compartment. Probaly a slide back fist with some weaponary like a saw or sumit, and a pack of energon goodies.
I totaly agree that, this should be a Hot Rod which docks with the trailer and merges with the trailer to make a Rodimus Prime. A trailer that simply splits down the middle to make some lame battle station has never appealed to me, I'd much rather all that extra plastic do something alot more interesting. And lets face it, most of rodimus is hidden under that trailer, there isn't gonna be much transforming going on, instead of hiding the rest of rodimus, hide hot rod, the trailer can stil split in 2, an stil have a few bits to merge to make rodimus, after all, rodimus is only a bit bigger, you don't need a whole traile rfor that. This way, we can have our cake and eat it.
A battle station for G1 purists & Hot Rod for those of us who want something a little more ingenius. So come on Takara pull your finger out, and do what is so obvious and isn't really that hard to acheive, since the trailer can mask alot of the issues, and Hot ROd and Rodimus, were not hard to engineer, if the originals had some extra articulation, they would of been virtualy like there cartoon counterparts, so we already know it's not a MEgatron situation. This is an easy project, so make it good.
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101459)
Posted by Mykltron on July 22nd, 2010 @ 3:52am CDT
How long till people start speculating on his height?

I hope he gets better shoulder articulation that MP Megs, MP Grimlock and Classics Hot Rod. The idea of an Hot Rod that can be upgraded to Rodimus Prime without paying extra is SO FREAKING GOOD that it won't happen.
Re: Toy Concept Sketch of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (1101464)
Posted by DTR69 on July 22nd, 2010 @ 4:18am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Don't get too exited, remember what happened when the first sketches and prototype for MP Starscream where leaked and then officially released? Everybody loved it due to it being show accurate, just like this thing here, then they changed it.

The concept of it combining with the trailer to make Rodimus Prime from Hot Rod is pretty interesting, but I'll wait for the final pics before I get too exited.


The starscream situation was different. That was a fully working prototype, tey brought in a secomd designer, to help appeal to Macross fans. Why they did that knowing they were going to make numerous repaints, which TF fans wwould buy is beyond me. Thats why Starscream was released in green. It was all aimed for people outside of the TF fandom. I think they thought they could make an extra buck. Anyway we ended up with a more realistic plane mode, and a whole heap of people complaining about hip kibble.
Now here all we have is an almost revelotech looking sketch of what Rodimus should look like in either mode. You can clearly see that there has been no allowances for any engineering aspects that would be needed to make this a transforming toy. Let alone something ready for production.
If we are to receive this toy this year, which is what I thought, then they are way down the line, they must already have a working mock up. Usualy we see te finished thing by now, as this has been released makes me think, that it's either so brilliant they don't want ideas nicked, or its a complete joke and they don't want to dent sales, an will use this to generate pre orders. Remember Megatrons prototype sketch. Teh final toy was more or less the same, but some how the sketches proportions looked so much better, even the face was spot on, we ended up with something that looked so different but so the same.
These things move so fast, by the end of the week we may be treated to the first shots of the real thing. At least the ball is rolling, so we won't have to wait long now.

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