Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod

Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod

Sunday, December 10th, 2017 3:51am CST

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We return to YouTube toy vlogger Kevin Liu - who already brought us the majority of the video reviews for this line, in fact - and the Transformers Power of the Primes toyline from Hasbro, to take a look at another Leader class figure in the first waves - and the one which has had a bit more buzz than others, on average: Rodimus Prime.

The figure includes a smaller, deluxe-ish Hot Rod figure, which then interacts with the armor for the Evolution gimmick, including some partsforming for the arms; we also see this figure's Matrix and the compatibility with Prime Masters (and potentially Titan Masters, if so inclined). Check out the Chinese language review of this latest incarnation of everyone's favourite space winnebago below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

Credit(s): Kevin Liu


This article was last modified on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 3:53am CST

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926045)
Posted by Cybertronius Primus on December 10th, 2017 @ 3:57am CST
I wonder how long we will have to wait in the UK.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926051)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on December 10th, 2017 @ 6:43am CST
somehow I see Pointblank being made out of that Hot Rod mold :-?

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didn't know the Insecticons could carry these
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Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926052)
Posted by Mechastrike on December 10th, 2017 @ 7:12am CST
10:50 - i hope they're going to "fix" that hole... like putting his guns there or something.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926053)
Posted by dragons on December 10th, 2017 @ 7:18am CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:somehow I see Pointblank being made out of that Hot Rod mold :-?

also


didn't know the Insecticons could carry these
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Ok looking. Figure. Didn't know insect icons figures could do that as well

Rodimus leader figure combined rodimus mode is ok hot rod looks better car and bot mode I skipped past articulation in video watching gijoe figure reviews oh look three differnt gijoe but they all move same nothing special same with transformers articulation reviews rodimus combined mode look like brick but better looking from other rodimus primes. Figures we had in past
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926054)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 10th, 2017 @ 7:27am CST
So when the he'll are the leaders coming out?
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926064)
Posted by Flashwave on December 10th, 2017 @ 11:35am CST
Ironhidensh wrote:So when the he'll are the leaders coming out?

Soon. Remwmbwr we got these figures WAY early. If its anything to go by, Amazon isnt releaaing them until the 15th. Canada didnt roll them out until just now. Awe were it supposed to have anything until this week
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926069)
Posted by Randomhero on December 10th, 2017 @ 12:36pm CST
Flashwave wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:So when the he'll are the leaders coming out?

Soon. Remwmbwr we got these figures WAY early. If its anything to go by, Amazon isnt releaaing them until the 15th. Canada didnt roll them out until just now. Awe were it supposed to have anything until this week


Not really. The release time for power of the primes wave 1 was always beginning of December
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926073)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on December 10th, 2017 @ 1:06pm CST
It would have been cooler had they used the same wheels on RP trailer for Hot Rod as well IMHO. >:oP :VEHI:
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926079)
Posted by shajaki on December 10th, 2017 @ 3:05pm CST
That vid almost made me buy a LeadeRod for double the price to get him early. Not because he's the next coming or anything, just cause he looks fun. But I'm trying out this new thing called "patience" :lol:
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926094)
Posted by ToaLeePrime on December 10th, 2017 @ 6:52pm CST
Ewww parts forming. :SICK: But I will concede that it does end up being a really good looking Rodimus, and the combination of the two halves reminds me a lot of Armada Prime, maybe CW Armada Megatron could have a worthy challenger from this mold in the future
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926100)
Posted by MegaX Master on December 10th, 2017 @ 7:18pm CST
I've been waiting for a proper Rodimus for nearly 7 years, so I was really excited about this when I first saw images of it in the summer, but everytime I see a new picture or In- Hand- Images, I have more and more doubts about it. For starters, Hot Rod's bot mode is great, but ruined by the windshield backpack. Then the Rodimus Prime mode. The back is pretty crap with the trailer bits hanging off, while in the front, the chest sticks out way too much. At least I can say the vehicle mode is better than leader Optimus'. Let's hope that Primal will work better than these two we're getting in Wave 1.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926101)
Posted by Quantum Surge on December 10th, 2017 @ 7:22pm CST
The Hot Rod figure on it's own looks like it makes a better Rodimus, and it's not just the design! If he was put next to Classics Prime, I think the two would scale better (though their designsl styles would be jarring next to each other: one is more modern looking and the other looks like one of those Funko Kenner style figures in TF form).
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926102)
Posted by shajaki on December 10th, 2017 @ 7:34pm CST
MegaX Master wrote:I've been waiting for a proper Rodimus for nearly 7 years
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All joking aside, Classics Rod is limited but ok, TR is pretty great, and MP-28 is an absolute dream 8-}
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926108)
Posted by Quantum Surge on December 10th, 2017 @ 9:53pm CST
Quantum Surge wrote:The Hot Rod figure on it's own looks like it makes a better Rodimus, and it's not just the design! If he was put next to Classics Prime, I think the two would scale better (though their designsl styles would be jarring next to each other: one is more modern looking and the other looks like one of those Funko Kenner style figures in TF form).

The pic below isn't mine, but I will say that the scale between Prime and Rodimus would look pretty good. Again, their aesthetics would honestly be jarring considering what they're meant to represent (Classics Prime being more like a modern version of G1 Prime and Rodimus being more like a simplified version of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime if there would be one); plus, Classics Prime has that '6-inch action figure for older collectors' vibe while POTP Roddy gives me a Funko ReAction vibe that I'm not really into since I'm more into the Classics-T30 Generations aesthetic.

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926109)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on December 10th, 2017 @ 9:56pm CST
MegaX Master wrote:I've been waiting for a proper Rodimus for nearly 7 years, so I was really excited about this when I first saw images of it in the summer, but everytime I see a new picture or In- Hand- Images, I have more and more doubts about it. For starters, Hot Rod's bot mode is great, but ruined by the windshield backpack. Then the Rodimus Prime mode. The back is pretty crap with the trailer bits hanging off, while in the front, the chest sticks out way too much. At least I can say the vehicle mode is better than leader Optimus'. Let's hope that Primal will work better than these two we're getting in Wave 1.


Yeah, that windshield "butt flap" kind of ruins an otherwise great looking Hot Rod figure. I wonder if you can at least fold that up to sit more against the back instead of just hanging down behind the thighs. It looks like the hinges might allow for that, but it's hard to tell without actually having the figure in hand. It's certainly not a perfect solution either, but it would at least make Hot Rod look better from the front. For now, I think my Transformers Legends Targetmaster Hot Rod will remain my defacto Hot Rod on my "Classics" shelf.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926110)
Posted by william-james88 on December 10th, 2017 @ 10:16pm CST
shajaki wrote:
MegaX Master wrote:I've been waiting for a proper Rodimus for nearly 7 years
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All joking aside, Classics Rod is limited but ok, TR is pretty great, and MP-28 is an absolute dream 8-}

But the problem there is that those are all Hot Rods and none of them are Rodimus toys. The only full bodied Rodimus toys we got were the G1 version, Titanium and MP 09.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926112)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 10th, 2017 @ 10:35pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
shajaki wrote:
MegaX Master wrote:I've been waiting for a proper Rodimus for nearly 7 years
Image

All joking aside, Classics Rod is limited but ok, TR is pretty great, and MP-28 is an absolute dream 8-}

But the problem there is that those are all Hot Rods and none of them are Rodimus toys. The only full bodied Rodimus toys we got were the G1 version, Titanium and MP 09.


There was this Rodimus Prime-colored released in United:

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Best of both worlds? Nah.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926116)
Posted by Skritz on December 10th, 2017 @ 11:15pm CST
If anyone has it in hand: how well could Voyager Screamer make a Leozack? It seem, at least at a glance, that he'd have plenty of space for new 3d-printed heads. Asking because I found a Combiner Wars Liokaiser boxset for (relatively) cheap.

I mean, to my knowledge its far too early for such pieces to exist (and be available) but still...

Edit: And nevermind, those actually do exist already, albeit for Cyclonus. Neat!
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926120)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 11th, 2017 @ 12:44am CST
I think Starscream does not fit the slender form that is Liokaiser, because of his width in Torso Mode:

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Did you know he pulls a Silverbolt btw?
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (1926123)
Posted by Va'al on December 11th, 2017 @ 1:32am CST
We receive news from Instagram and Twitter user Optimarcus, who contacted us on our social media platforms, that Canada was not in fact the second country to see the mass retail release of the new Transformers Power of the Primes toyline - but in fact third, as Singapore has seen the full first wave of Prime Masters, Legends, Deluxes and Voyagers already as of last week! The images below show the figures found at independent toy retailer Robo Robo, with Prime Masters found at 10-20 S$ (7-14 USD), Legends Skrapnel, Slash, Windcharger, Beachcomber at 15-25 S$ (18 USD max) Deluxe Dreadwind, Jazz, Swoop and Slug priced between 30-40 S$ (30 USD max), and Grimlock and Starscream at 50-65 S$ (cap of 48 USD) each. We do not have confirmed prices at the time of writing.

As we wrote for the Canada story, however, do note that the leader class figures, Rodimus Prime and Optimus Prime, have yet to be found anywhere so please let us know if you find them. You can also post your findings in the Sightings section and Sightings forums in the Energon Pub.



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