Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome

Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome

Sunday, July 19th, 2009 8:30am CDT

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Toy modifier/creator Jin Saotome has updated our community with a great and fairly simple way to modify your Transformers ROTF deluxe Chromia toy so that she looks a bit more movie accurate, and poses a bit better. Check out what he has to say.

Not satisfied with Chromia's design? Thinking of holding off on buying her? Here's the mod for you. First cut out square sections of the gas tank exactly to where the little raised sections are (lay the gray bar against the tank to scribe your guide lines in) with your Dremel rotary toolor hobby knife. Then cut a section out of the frame behind the front tire. You can now fold the front of her body OVER the headlights without having to remove them and they're completely hidden! The wheel folds down against her back and she's much more movie-looking, poses better too. Best of all the cuts aren't really that noticeable in alt mode and you can't even see the front wheel cut at all.

Enjoy your new Chromia!


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Credit(s): Jin Saotome


This article was last modified on Sunday, July 19th, 2009 11:08am CDT

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Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (957882)
Posted by skywarp-2 on July 19th, 2009 @ 9:21am CDT
Dude! now that Mod is freaking genius!! this is what Hasbro needs to do, they need to view forums and do modifications to their molds so in future releases, their figures are made much better..
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (957932)
Posted by Solrac333 on July 19th, 2009 @ 12:11pm CDT
I like this.
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (957935)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 19th, 2009 @ 12:25pm CDT
Big question is, will the mods interfere with the combination of the 3 bikes? Great mod none the less. With this mod and some new paint it might not be half bad.
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (957950)
Posted by Bumblebeast on July 19th, 2009 @ 1:30pm CDT
My task is even easier: i didn't buy it or plan to do it. :)
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (957964)
Posted by bowerprime73 on July 19th, 2009 @ 2:13pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Big question is, will the mods interfere with the combination of the 3 bikes? Great mod none the less. With this mod and some new paint it might not be half bad.


Has it even been confirmed that the "Elita-One/Moonracer" purple bike will have a figure? And if so, has it also been confirmed that the three figures will combine? They never combined in the movie, so why should the figures combine?

Not trying to start a forum war, just asking what I think are legitimate questions.
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (957976)
Posted by Firebird on July 19th, 2009 @ 2:49pm CDT
bowerprime73 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:Big question is, will the mods interfere with the combination of the 3 bikes? Great mod none the less. With this mod and some new paint it might not be half bad.


Has it even been confirmed that the "Elita-One/Moonracer" purple bike will have a figure? And if so, has it also been confirmed that the three figures will combine? They never combined in the movie, so why should the figures combine?

Not trying to start a forum war, just asking what I think are legitimate questions.


hasbro confirmed at botcon last month that the 3 bikes will combine in toy form only. The combination was dropped from the movie.

The third bike was also said to be a remold of Chromia.

The mod dosn't seem to remove too much plastic, and the parts that are removed aren't near the (what I assume to be) combination point either.
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (957989)
Posted by Jin Saotome on July 19th, 2009 @ 3:40pm CDT
The mods won't affect the transformation because you can still clip the chest together in the original position so the headlights show on her, waist/stomach/something and no parts were replaced or removed.
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (958044)
Posted by SnapTrap on July 19th, 2009 @ 6:32pm CDT
Great mod as usual Jin.

For the backdrop and floor in the pics, where did you get that? Or did you make it?
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (958071)
Posted by Jacob P. Galvatron on July 19th, 2009 @ 7:32pm CDT
As interesting as this is, why is it front page news?
Yes, Jin is great at this, but it's just a modification.
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (958099)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 19th, 2009 @ 8:57pm CDT
Jacob P. Galvatron wrote:As interesting as this is, why is it front page news?
Yes, Jin is great at this, but it's just a modification.



Well Jin could've paid some one off, used Blackmail, Slow news day maybe? All joking aside i think mods for popular lines are normally front paged. Few weeks ago there was the one with Fallen, Breakaway & Rampage.
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (958417)
Posted by prowl123 on July 20th, 2009 @ 12:01pm CDT
Thank You man! Now that I've seen this, I am no longer second guessing getting her. :D
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (958429)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 20th, 2009 @ 12:20pm CDT
No matter how you mod or pose that figure, it still looks like a half-transformed half-broken toy found in the bottom of a toy chest.
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (958463)
Posted by Jesterhead on July 20th, 2009 @ 1:11pm CDT
Well, I already removed the lame rear fender/plate from my Chromia, so I may as well go ahead and do these mods and pick up a new one on sale to have a 'stock' bike :P
Re: Transformers ROTF Chromia Modification By Jin Saotome (958482)
Posted by Dagon on July 20th, 2009 @ 1:40pm CDT
Bumblebeast wrote:My task is even easier: i didn't buy it or plan to do it. :)



Yeah, I modded mine into the garbage, and it's finally decent.

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