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War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 11:30AM CDT

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Greetings one and all! Thanks to our fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade, we've been pointed to Takara Tomy's Twitter account, where they've revealed a handful of in-hand images of the upcoming Kingdom Commander Class Rodimus Prime! The first few show the G1 cartoon Season 3's Autobot leader in a nice spot showing off some of his poseability in robot mode, and weapon storage in vehicle mode, including how to store the Sword of Primus underneath his space Winnebago mode.

Transformers News: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images

Next up is a set showing off an nice pose with both his weapons, and his hand articulation, and its ability to point individual fingers.

Transformers News: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images

Transformers News: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images

And last, but not least, we have a fantastic comparison shot, showing him next to his predecessor, Optimus Prime, showing that he is indeed larger than Optimus.

Transformers News: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images

So what are your thoughts? Is he already on your preorder list? If he's not, do these photos do anything to change that? Let us know what you think below!
Credit(s): Takara Tomy Twitter

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Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104272)
Posted by Overcracker on May 12th, 2021 @ 11:45am CDT
It's funny, they went to the trouble of articulating his hands just so he could point at Galvatron accusingly and tell him "Its the end of the road..."

The fact he can store the sword under his Cybertronian crossover mode means all his weapons can be stored without needing his winnebago around, or if it's in Battle platform mode.

Anyway, can't wait for him to be released so I can add him to by siggy pic.

Have not updated it with SS86 Roddy for that very reason.
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104273)
Posted by Nemesis Reformatted on May 12th, 2021 @ 12:05pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:Hopefully the engineering and accessories make up that price difference.


Highly doubtful.

The Commander Class keeps getting weaker with every new release. I'm sure Hasbro is trying to figure out a way to squeeze Bumblebee into the Commander Class.
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104274)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 12th, 2021 @ 12:18pm CDT
So far, Rodimus look amazing.
I've yet to see the weapon platform in its full glory.
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104276)
Posted by MCutter on May 12th, 2021 @ 12:27pm CDT
Rodimus may be slightly taller than Optimus, but the real takeaway from that last picture is his enormous yaoi hands. :shock:
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104278)
Posted by Overcracker on May 12th, 2021 @ 12:55pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:Hopefully the engineering and accessories make up that price difference.
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:Highly doubtful.

The Commander Class keeps getting weaker with every new release. I'm sure Hasbro is trying to figure out a way to squeeze Bumblebee into the Commander Class.


Making some comparison's, Rodimus is about MP-28's height which is taller, than PotP's Hot Rod. Also the only other Commander class figure in this type of Commander Class we have to compare to is Jetfire which is fairly simple in engineering even if it does include a ton of accessories.

I think most of the price is going into his transformation, the legs alone look like they do a lot to compress into his vehicle mode and the trailer is still a big honking piece of plastic there.

MPHotRod.jpg
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104279)
Posted by o.supreme on May 12th, 2021 @ 12:59pm CDT
Image

If anything however, it makes ER Optimus' hands look too tiny. I guess it is almost inevitable now that we will get an "Even More Accurate" Prime in CC within the next year or two. I personally don't want it, and don't really see how it is possible (ER is fine for me), but Hasbro will do it somehow... Beefing up mostly the trailer, but his body slightly also.
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104280)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on May 12th, 2021 @ 1:01pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Image

If anything however, it makes ER Optimus' hands look too tiny. I guess it is almost inevitable now that we will get an "Even More Accurate" Prime in CC within the next year or two. I personally don't want it, and don't really see how it is possible (ER is fine for me), but Hasbro will do it somehow... Beefing up mostly the trailer, but his body slightly also.


I'd imagine he'd also come with his axe instead of it being sold separately
And maybe a matrix that opens (like with the first MP prime)
I want to say if that ever came along I'd stick with ER prime too but who knows
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104281)
Posted by Overcracker on May 12th, 2021 @ 1:07pm CDT
Razorbeast88 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Image

If anything however, it makes ER Optimus' hands look too tiny. I guess it is almost inevitable now that we will get an "Even More Accurate" Prime in CC within the next year or two. I personally don't want it, and don't really see how it is possible (ER is fine for me), but Hasbro will do it somehow... Beefing up mostly the trailer, but his body slightly also.


I'd imagine he'd also come with his axe instead of it being sold separately
And maybe a matrix that opens (like with the first MP prime)
I want to say if that ever came along I'd stick with ER prime too but who knows


Wouldn't that just be basically a lower cost MP now?

Any improvement on ER Prime would just make him more of an MP. Better Articulated hands, his axe and better looking rifle, More accurate trailer, Roller, light up matrix... jetpack maybe?

I'm all for getting $80 dollar MPs don't get me wrong.

BTW, I do have the Centurion drone set, and the rifle and axe that come with it for Prime are really nice. Roller is just o.k.
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104282)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on May 12th, 2021 @ 1:12pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Image

If anything however, it makes ER Optimus' hands look too tiny. I guess it is almost inevitable now that we will get an "Even More Accurate" Prime in CC within the next year or two. I personally don't want it, and don't really see how it is possible (ER is fine for me), but Hasbro will do it somehow... Beefing up mostly the trailer, but his body slightly also.


I'd imagine he'd also come with his axe instead of it being sold separately
And maybe a matrix that opens (like with the first MP prime)
I want to say if that ever came along I'd stick with ER prime too but who knows


Wouldn't that just be basically a lower cost MP now?

Any improvement on ER Prime would just make him more of an MP. Better Articulated hands, his axe and better looking rifle, More accurate trailer, Roller, light up matrix... jetpack maybe?

I'm all for getting $80 dollar MPs don't get me wrong.


Pretty much exactly what it would end up being hahaha but badass if we get a MP-like prime at $80 USD as opposed to the real MPs which are at $300+ USD
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104285)
Posted by Overcracker on May 12th, 2021 @ 1:27pm CDT
Razorbeast88 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:
I'd imagine he'd also come with his axe instead of it being sold separately
And maybe a matrix that opens (like with the first MP prime)
I want to say if that ever came along I'd stick with ER prime too but who knows


Wouldn't that just be basically a lower cost MP now?

Any improvement on ER Prime would just make him more of an MP. Better Articulated hands, his axe and better looking rifle, More accurate trailer, Roller, light up matrix... jetpack maybe?

I'm all for getting $80 dollar MPs don't get me wrong.


Pretty much exactly what it would end up being hahaha but badass if we get a MP-like prime at $80 USD as opposed to the real MPs which are at $300+ USD


Indeed.

No complaints here if we get an $80 USD MP like Commander Class Prime. :-D :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104286)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on May 12th, 2021 @ 1:29pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:
I'd imagine he'd also come with his axe instead of it being sold separately
And maybe a matrix that opens (like with the first MP prime)
I want to say if that ever came along I'd stick with ER prime too but who knows


Wouldn't that just be basically a lower cost MP now?

Any improvement on ER Prime would just make him more of an MP. Better Articulated hands, his axe and better looking rifle, More accurate trailer, Roller, light up matrix... jetpack maybe?

I'm all for getting $80 dollar MPs don't get me wrong.


Pretty much exactly what it would end up being hahaha but badass if we get a MP-like prime at $80 USD as opposed to the real MPs which are at $300+ USD


Indeed.

No complaints here if we get an $80 USD MP like Commander Class Prime. :-D :lol: :lol: :lol:


Agreed!! :lol:
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104289)
Posted by william-james88 on May 12th, 2021 @ 2:53pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Two Amazon multipacks coming in 2021, Earth Mode Sideswipe (retool) + Beast Wars Grimlock (voyager BW Dinobot redeco) and Earth Mode Mirage (same mold, new deco) + Beast Wars II Skywarp (the eagle figure that was part of Magnaboss but it doesn't combine)


So either they got it mixed up, or a last minute change, but you can pretty clearly see Skywarp's feather's on the packaging for the revealed set. I guess we can assume he will come with an earthmode Sideswipe?


That would make sense. What I don't get are the nightprowler rumours since he was said to have been the one to come with Sideswipe. But clearly, we are getting BW II Skywarp

Image
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104290)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on May 12th, 2021 @ 2:57pm CDT
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Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104292)
Posted by DeathReviews on May 12th, 2021 @ 3:54pm CDT
Wow - Rodimus looks grumpy in this figure. Maybe he's thinking like, "They dedicated the entire MOVIE to getting rid of Optimus so I could take over. And he was STILL more popular when he was dead than I was alive!"
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104296)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on May 12th, 2021 @ 4:44pm CDT
These recent pictures do make his face look off again to me.
There are parts of this that look good, but overall, not enough for me to get him.
I'm a little surprised they didn't make the sword fit under the vehicle pointed in the other direction...
Not that the handle looks that much like an exhaust pipe, but that's better than a random silver "fin" sticking out from the bottom.
And I get it, the trailer will cover that up when combined. But still... Seems a little odd.
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104298)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 12th, 2021 @ 5:06pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Did anybody notice the Seeker jet on the side of the Grimlock/Mirage box? Perhaps that's a hint as to who is coming next?

Image

Starscream.JPG

It's just Starscream.

Emerje


What show is that meme from? It's on the tip of my tongue.

Sowndwave76 wrote:These recent pictures do make his face look off again to me.
There are parts of this that look good, but overall, not enough for me to get him.
I'm a little surprised they didn't make the sword fit under the vehicle pointed in the other direction...
Not that the handle looks that much like an exhaust pipe, but that's better than a random silver "fin" sticking out from the bottom.
And I get it, the trailer will cover that up when combined. But still... Seems a little odd.


Hot Rod/Rodimus even in the MP line has never had a face that suits the character. Give me something that's a little more "Jubliant."
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104299)
Posted by Emerje on May 12th, 2021 @ 5:08pm CDT
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:
Overcracker wrote:Hopefully the engineering and accessories make up that price difference.


Highly doubtful.

The Commander Class keeps getting weaker with every new release. I'm sure Hasbro is trying to figure out a way to squeeze Bumblebee into the Commander Class.

Every new release? This is only the third one and Sky Lynx is widely considered better than Jetfire. I wont judge Rodimus until I have him in hand.

Overcracker wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:
I'd imagine he'd also come with his axe instead of it being sold separately
And maybe a matrix that opens (like with the first MP prime)
I want to say if that ever came along I'd stick with ER prime too but who knows


Wouldn't that just be basically a lower cost MP now?

Any improvement on ER Prime would just make him more of an MP. Better Articulated hands, his axe and better looking rifle, More accurate trailer, Roller, light up matrix... jetpack maybe?

I'm all for getting $80 dollar MPs don't get me wrong.


Pretty much exactly what it would end up being hahaha but badass if we get a MP-like prime at $80 USD as opposed to the real MPs which are at $300+ USD


Indeed.

No complaints here if we get an $80 USD MP like Commander Class Prime. :-D :lol: :lol: :lol:

People are already forgetting the reputable leaks that said the price is going up to $100 next year...

william-james88 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
Two Amazon multipacks coming in 2021, Earth Mode Sideswipe (retool) + Beast Wars Grimlock (voyager BW Dinobot redeco) and Earth Mode Mirage (same mold, new deco) + Beast Wars II Skywarp (the eagle figure that was part of Magnaboss but it doesn't combine)


So either they got it mixed up, or a last minute change, but you can pretty clearly see Skywarp's feather's on the packaging for the revealed set. I guess we can assume he will come with an earthmode Sideswipe?


That would make sense. What I don't get are the nightprowler rumours since he was said to have been the one to come with Sideswipe. But clearly, we are getting BW II Skywarp

Image

It wasn't a rumor, but most likely an error on Amazon AU's part for listing Nightprowler with Sideswipe.

Nightprowler.JPG

The real question is HOW did they make that mistake, they wouldn't have come up with that name on their own? There's a good chance Nightprowler will happen if Hasbro is accidentally feeding his name to Amazon.

Emerje
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104300)
Posted by Munkky on May 12th, 2021 @ 5:09pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
Two Amazon multipacks coming in 2021, Earth Mode Sideswipe (retool) + Beast Wars Grimlock (voyager BW Dinobot redeco) and Earth Mode Mirage (same mold, new deco) + Beast Wars II Skywarp (the eagle figure that was part of Magnaboss but it doesn't combine)


So either they got it mixed up, or a last minute change, but you can pretty clearly see Skywarp's feather's on the packaging for the revealed set. I guess we can assume he will come with an earthmode Sideswipe?


That would make sense. What I don't get are the nightprowler rumours since he was said to have been the one to come with Sideswipe. But clearly, we are getting BW II Skywarp

Image

Perhaps there's a third Battle Across Time set that either the leaker didn't know about or was decided upon after the leaker saw the first two. The second one with Skywarp and someone else (Hound is the only other bot I can think of who hasn't had an Earth mode retool yet) and the third one with Sideswipe and Nightprowler. Or maybe Nightprowler has been moved out of the twin-packs and into Generations Selects or some other exclusive.
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104301)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 12th, 2021 @ 5:13pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Did anybody notice the Seeker jet on the side of the Grimlock/Mirage box? Perhaps that's a hint as to who is coming next?

Image

Starscream.JPG

It's just Starscream.

Emerje


What show is that meme from? It's on the tip of my tongue.

Sowndwave76 wrote:These recent pictures do make his face look off again to me.
There are parts of this that look good, but overall, not enough for me to get him.
I'm a little surprised they didn't make the sword fit under the vehicle pointed in the other direction...
Not that the handle looks that much like an exhaust pipe, but that's better than a random silver "fin" sticking out from the bottom.
And I get it, the trailer will cover that up when combined. But still... Seems a little odd.


Hot Rod/Rodimus even in the MP line has never had a face that suits the character. Give me something that's a little more "Jubliant."

But Rodimus Prime wasn't a very jubilant character...even in the end speech of the movie, he wasn’t that happy. Hot Rod was happy go lucky, rodimus has the world on his back
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104302)
Posted by Emerje on May 12th, 2021 @ 5:19pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:What show is that meme from? It's on the tip of my tongue.

Battlestar Galactica

Emerje
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104303)
Posted by william-james88 on May 12th, 2021 @ 5:19pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Emerje wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Did anybody notice the Seeker jet on the side of the Grimlock/Mirage box? Perhaps that's a hint as to who is coming next?

Image

Starscream.JPG

It's just Starscream.

Emerje


What show is that meme from? It's on the tip of my tongue.

Sowndwave76 wrote:These recent pictures do make his face look off again to me.
There are parts of this that look good, but overall, not enough for me to get him.
I'm a little surprised they didn't make the sword fit under the vehicle pointed in the other direction...
Not that the handle looks that much like an exhaust pipe, but that's better than a random silver "fin" sticking out from the bottom.
And I get it, the trailer will cover that up when combined. But still... Seems a little odd.


Hot Rod/Rodimus even in the MP line has never had a face that suits the character. Give me something that's a little more "Jubliant."


The show is Battlestar Galactica
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104304)
Posted by Mechastrike on May 12th, 2021 @ 6:04pm CDT
i swear that shaking hands pic is dis at Fansproject.
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104305)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on May 12th, 2021 @ 6:27pm CDT
Mechastrike wrote:i swear that shaking hands pic is dis at Fansproject.


:lol:
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104309)
Posted by ausbot on May 12th, 2021 @ 7:15pm CDT
I want a primus from this
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104310)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on May 12th, 2021 @ 7:28pm CDT
ausbot wrote:I want a primus from this

This
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104313)
Posted by Autobot N on May 12th, 2021 @ 8:09pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Image
It wasn't a rumor, but most likely an error on Amazon AU's part for listing Nightprowler with Sideswipe.

Nightprowler.JPG

The real question is HOW did they make that mistake, they wouldn't have come up with that name on their own? There's a good chance Nightprowler will happen if Hasbro is accidentally feeding his name to Amazon.

Emerje
Remember the TLK days where the Amazon listings named Nitro Zeus's listing as Voyager Bumblebee? Could be something like that again
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104316)
Posted by alekese on May 12th, 2021 @ 10:20pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:
I'd imagine he'd also come with his axe instead of it being sold separately
And maybe a matrix that opens (like with the first MP prime)
I want to say if that ever came along I'd stick with ER prime too but who knows


Wouldn't that just be basically a lower cost MP now?

Any improvement on ER Prime would just make him more of an MP. Better Articulated hands, his axe and better looking rifle, More accurate trailer, Roller, light up matrix... jetpack maybe?

I'm all for getting $80 dollar MPs don't get me wrong.


Pretty much exactly what it would end up being hahaha but badass if we get a MP-like prime at $80 USD as opposed to the real MPs which are at $300+ USD


Indeed.

No complaints here if we get an $80 USD MP like Commander Class Prime. :-D :lol: :lol: :lol:

People are already forgetting the reputable leaks that said the price is going up to $100 next year...

That $100 commander isn't set in stone, it's contingent on titan getting discontinued. The two options for next year are:

A. 1 $160 titan and 1 $80 commander, with wfc standard size/complexity; or

B. 2 $100 'commanders' that are each larger and/or more complex than wfc commanders thanks to eating the discontinued titan's budget.

Although preliminary signs are pointing towards B, we haven't actually received final word as to which it is yet.
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Posted by Sentinel_Primal on May 12th, 2021 @ 10:26pm CDT
I'm assuming that B is the likely future, though only for the next trilogy, because we have rumors of a Commander class Motormaster, and I could see them doing a Combiner a year with the torso figure being one of the Commanders with the other being either a physically bigger character, or a character that needs the parts count like Armada Optimus Prime and his trailer
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104322)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 13th, 2021 @ 3:25am CDT
Actually hasn't there been rumblings that Titans might not be as dead as we were led to believe?

Personally, maybe we need a hybrid approach. A Titan every other year, alternating with two bigger Commanders
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 13th, 2021 @ 4:59am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Actually hasn't there been rumblings that Titans might not be as dead as we were led to believe?

Personally, maybe we need a hybrid approach. A Titan every other year, alternating with two bigger Commanders


For now, the two next commanders should be Star Saber and Deathsaurus, with a leader Victory Leo to go along. Those 3 deserves to be finally updated into the Generations line.
Plus the G1 originals are all NOPE'd priced so...
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104327)
Posted by Roadbuster on May 13th, 2021 @ 5:45am CDT
Emerje wrote:Rodimus has some big mitts on him.

Emerje


We sure it's not that Optimus Prime has small hands?
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Posted by ZeroWolf on May 13th, 2021 @ 7:02am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Actually hasn't there been rumblings that Titans might not be as dead as we were led to believe?

Personally, maybe we need a hybrid approach. A Titan every other year, alternating with two bigger Commanders


For now, the two next commanders should be Star Saber and Deathsaurus, with a leader Victory Leo to go along. Those 3 deserves to be finally updated into the Generations line.
Plus the G1 originals are all NOPE'd priced so...

We can only hope, but from what leaks have revealed, there's Neen no work done on them
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104344)
Posted by Nemesis Reformatted on May 13th, 2021 @ 9:22am CDT
Overcracker wrote:
Overcracker wrote:Hopefully the engineering and accessories make up that price difference.
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:Highly doubtful.

The Commander Class keeps getting weaker with every new release. I'm sure Hasbro is trying to figure out a way to squeeze Bumblebee into the Commander Class.


Making some comparison's, Rodimus is about MP-28's height which is taller, than PotP's Hot Rod. Also the only other Commander class figure in this type of Commander Class we have to compare to is Jetfire which is fairly simple in engineering even if it does include a ton of accessories.

I think most of the price is going into his transformation, the legs alone look like they do a lot to compress into his vehicle mode and the trailer is still a big honking piece of plastic there.

MPHotRod.jpg


Well, it might have a lot of complex engineering but for me, when it comes to $80, bigger is definitely better. Jetfire blew me away. Sky Lynx was a little disappointing but I was never a big Sky Lynx fan anyway. But Rodimus is an easy HELL NO! unless I can get $20 off like I did with Sky Lynx at Target. I can't pull the trigger on SS86 Hot Rod either. I don't want to pay more for accessories that I don't care about. My Takara Legends version is just fine.
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104350)
Posted by Overcracker on May 13th, 2021 @ 10:38am CDT
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Overcracker wrote:Hopefully the engineering and accessories make up that price difference.
Nemesis Reformatted wrote:Highly doubtful.

The Commander Class keeps getting weaker with every new release. I'm sure Hasbro is trying to figure out a way to squeeze Bumblebee into the Commander Class.


Making some comparison's, Rodimus is about MP-28's height which is taller, than PotP's Hot Rod. Also the only other Commander class figure in this type of Commander Class we have to compare to is Jetfire which is fairly simple in engineering even if it does include a ton of accessories.

I think most of the price is going into his transformation, the legs alone look like they do a lot to compress into his vehicle mode and the trailer is still a big honking piece of plastic there.

MPHotRod.jpg


Well, it might have a lot of complex engineering but for me, when it comes to $80, bigger is definitely better. Jetfire blew me away. Sky Lynx was a little disappointing but I was never a big Sky Lynx fan anyway. But Rodimus is an easy HELL NO! unless I can get $20 off like I did with Sky Lynx at Target. I can't pull the trigger on SS86 Hot Rod either. I don't want to pay more for accessories that I don't care about. My Takara Legends version is just fine.


There will probably be sales at some point.

Also, as much as I hate to say it, the accessories on SS86 Hot Rod don't do much. Hot Rod himself on the other hand, is worth every penny. It's great mold.
Image
Re: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Rodimus Prime In-Hand Images (2104352)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 13th, 2021 @ 10:42am CDT
I see the best Hot Rod lurking in that picture...;)
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Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 13th, 2021 @ 10:50am CDT
I was dead set against getting this Commander Rodimus. I think the battle platform is a waste of materials and space. But Damn if that robot mode isn't perfect! So I'll be getting this Rodimus. >:oP That sword will most likely be given to SS Grimlock if he can hold it.

The commander class has improved from that horrendous Jetfire to the pretty solid if not perfect Sky Lynx, so I'm expecting this to be even better.

As much as I'd love Star Saber, Deathsaurus, and Overlord in the CC line, I think the 1st figure that needs to be done is a proper G1-inspired Powermaster Prime. The TR figure was just laughable. And this was brought up before, but I'd love comic versions of Fort Max and Scorponok, the commander class was made for them.

As for the Titans, I hope the line isn't finished, we have quite a few viable candidates for it, not to mention updates to Metroplex and maybe even Fort Max in 4-5 years. Those figures were both lacking.
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Posted by Sentinel_Primal on May 13th, 2021 @ 10:54am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:As for the Titans, I hope the line isn't finished, we have quite a few viable candidates for it, not to mention updates to Metroplex and maybe even Fort Max in 4-5 years. Those figures were both lacking.

This is why I think Titan might go on break for the next trilogy. Gives them 3 years of building more demand for a new Metroplex, New Fort Max, and a new Trypticon (I only add him because by the time they get to Metroplex it'll have been at least 8 years since TR Trypticon so they could justify remaking him, plus the early copies with the self-destructing hips)
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Posted by o.supreme on May 13th, 2021 @ 11:07am CDT
Starting over in 4-5 years with Metroplex would be borderline acceptable, but I could ultimately be ok with it. Until then, there are still enough existing characters in fiction, not to mention any new ones to keep the Titan's going at one per year. If Selects BZ is successful enough, hopefully it will warrant a Selects Metrotitan at some point.

But since pretty much most of the main wants are out of the way, I'd be ok with 2 CC per year. Despite the problems with TR Powermaster Prime, I'm ok with the TT take on God Ginrai. So I'd rather get new characters that haven't been released in generations yet (Star Saber and Deszaurus), before we go retreading.

IN terms of design, Rodimus appear to be impressive, but I'll have to wait until I have him in hand, as he was never one of my favorites (I'm not a Hot Rod/Rodimus' hater, he was just never in my scope of desired characters). I'm getting it basically begrudgingly because the trailer is AIRLOCK compatible. Jetfire is Absolutely Amazing, and Skylynx as well. I'll reserve final Judgement for Rodimus until I have it. It still is impressive, but does not appear to be $80 impressive IMHO.
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Posted by Overcracker on May 13th, 2021 @ 11:28am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I see the best Hot Rod lurking in that picture...;)



Animated? For sure. Takara Animated, even better.


Rodimus Prime wrote:As much as I'd love Star Saber, Deathsaurus, and Overlord in the CC line, I think the 1st figure that needs to be done is a proper G1-inspired Powermaster Prime. The TR figure was just laughable. And this was brought up before, but I'd love comic versions of Fort Max and Scorponok, the commander class was made for them.


PM Prime? Really? Takara's version was as close to the original as you would hope for, minus a transforming cab. And they also went the extra mile and gave him God Armor.

Don't think we need a new version of that any time soon.

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Posted by o.supreme on May 13th, 2021 @ 11:55am CDT
Overcracker wrote:PM Prime? Really? Takara's version was as close to the original as you would hope for, minus a transforming cab. And they also went the extra mile and gave him God Armor.


If you'll see my post above, I am in a similar opinion that TT Legends Super Ginrai/God Ginrai was really good. However fans of the western representation of PM Prime specifically weren't happy with that toy. I get it, but still, as I said above, I'd rather have new characters first before redoing characters that were already done.
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Posted by Overcracker on May 13th, 2021 @ 12:19pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Overcracker wrote:PM Prime? Really? Takara's version was as close to the original as you would hope for, minus a transforming cab. And they also went the extra mile and gave him God Armor.


If you'll see my post above, I am in a similar opinion that TT Legends Super Ginrai/God Ginrai was really good. However fans of the western representation of PM Prime specifically weren't happy with that toy. I get it, but still, as I said above, I'd rather have new characters first before redoing characters that were already done.


I agree, I think before circling back to PM Prime, there are tons of other characters that need an update.

I'd kill for a regular release Star Saber. He was a "prime" candidate (pardon the run) for the PotP Line, but they ignored him entirely.

Star Saber, Victory Leo and Deathsaurus deserve the spot light.

They've already teased us with a few characters from Victory, with CW Liokaiser, Black Shadow (Sky Shadow), Great Shot... They just really want to do these guys, but seems they just can't find a place for them for some reason.

They need to stop tiptoeing around them already.
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 13th, 2021 @ 12:39pm CDT
If Rodimus Prime is already redone, I don't see how Power Master Optimus Prime / Ginrai couldn't be already on the table.

Ginrai would clearly be a Commander easy, but I'd rather have him as a "titan" boxset. It could include the small Optimus, voyager sized, Q/Ginrai as a remolded cassette, the trailer as a "leader" who could turn into a base and give a posable super mode to Prime. Complete the set with a "leader" God Bomber / Apex Armor.

The Takara original was nice, but had much room for improvement.
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Posted by Bounti76 on May 13th, 2021 @ 1:16pm CDT
Thanks to Seibertronian D_Maximal Primal, we have word that Wave 3 of the Kingdom line is starting to trickle out in Australia! Via the Twitter account of Transformers Fans Australia, we have photo proof that Leader Class Galvatron has made his way to a Toyworld store in Rosebud, Victoria, for the price of $94.99 AUD, or $73.85 USD at current exchange rates.

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The rest of Wave 3, which includes Core Class Dracodon and Soundwave; Deluxes Wingfinger, Predacon Scorponok, Tracks and a Wheeljack repack; and Voyager Rhinox (with a repack of Cyclonus), should be following very shortly, though they're not due for release in the US until late June or early July.

What Wave 3 figures are you excited for, Seibertonians? Are you going to add the crazy Decepticon despot to your collection? If you find any Wave 3 figures elsewhere in the world and the sighting hasn't been on the front page already, please email us and let us know! Happy hunting, Australian fans!
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Posted by o.supreme on May 13th, 2021 @ 1:20pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:If Rodimus Prime is already redone, I don't see how Power Master Optimus Prime / Ginrai couldn't be already on the table.


That is kind of the point though... Rodimus shouldn't have been redone. Yes it is a very nicely designed toy, but any new toy is probably going to be be better than the previous version. There are several retreads of legacy characters when there are dozens still from the original 1984-1992 cast that haven't been represented in Generations in almost a decade, some never. If someone thinks waiting 5 years is too much because a character they like didn't turn out so well in the Prime Wars trilogy...try waiting 30+ years.
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Posted by Nuclearxpotato on May 13th, 2021 @ 1:23pm CDT
Hasbro's been known to be iffy on JG1, so I don't see them doing the big three (Star Saber, Deathsaurus, and Victory Leo) all in one line. They'd definitely spread it out, that way they don't risk their sales in one blow.

I'm split on wanting Titans to go away. On one hand, that means more Commander options and chances for somewhat obscure characters... on the other that means no Titan Tidal Wave ever happening.

o.supreme wrote:There are several retreads of legacy characters when there are dozens still from the original 1984-1992 cast that haven't been represented in Generations in almost a decade, some never. If someone thinks waiting 5 years is too much because a character they like didn't turn out so well in the Prime Wars trilogy...try waiting 30+ years.

Clench...
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Posted by o.supreme on May 13th, 2021 @ 1:26pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:The rest of Wave 3, which includes Core Class Dracodon and Soundwave; Deluxes Wingfinger, Predacon Scorponok, Tracks and a Wheeljack repack; and Voyager Rhinox (with a repack of Cyclonus), should be following very shortly, though they're not due for release in the US until late June or early July.


According to Pulse & Amazon, not until September
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Posted by Bounti76 on May 13th, 2021 @ 1:41pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:The rest of Wave 3, which includes Core Class Dracodon and Soundwave; Deluxes Wingfinger, Predacon Scorponok, Tracks and a Wheeljack repack; and Voyager Rhinox (with a repack of Cyclonus), should be following very shortly, though they're not due for release in the US until late June or early July.


According to Pulse & Amazon, not until September


According to Entertainment Earth and Target, July. >:oP

Either way, not until Summer is in full swing in the Northern hemisphere.
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Posted by ZeroWolf on May 13th, 2021 @ 1:45pm CDT
It's worth repeating that Star Saber and Deathsaurus's best chance was in the Fan Poll for PotP...and they were trounced by Optimus Primal (I like to think it was karmic backlash for them missing the 20th Anniversary of BW, which in turn created the Kingdom line as we know it today), and the reputable leakers said that there has been no movement on either character since that poll. Meaning very little chance of them till 2023 at the earliest.

@Overcracker yup Animated. Such a good toyline, I'd love an extension of that series looks to new characters.
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Posted by Nuclearxpotato on May 13th, 2021 @ 1:46pm CDT
Pulse always gives a two (or so) month later date. Most orders are actually fulfilled about a month or two before then. However, they release figures independently, not by Wave. Sometimes all of a wave will drop, sometimes all but one figure, sometimes one at a time...

For example, my Airazor was slated for May but arrived in March. While Airazor and Huffer were sent out at the same time, Ractonite was held back by a week.
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Posted by DeathReviews on May 13th, 2021 @ 1:58pm CDT
The deluxe figures in Kingdom boxes could fit into containers less than HALF that size. And look at poor Galvatron's box. They could have fit it into a voyager container - the rest of that box is just hollow padding to fool people into thinking they're getting more. They're charging us more and giving us less. The 'struggle' may be real, but so is inflation. BOO!

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