Wasn't Binaltech/Alternators Hotrod good enough? Aren't there more popular characters that need to be MP's?
Agreed, but damn that's a nice robot mode!
Says the guy with Bludgeon as his avatar. I guess being the star of the first Transformers movie isn't enough for you, huh?
What's this? No Matrix of Leadership in sight? No upper chest panel to reveal Matrix? No articulated crotch to allow Rodimus' upper legs to swing forward @ 90 degrees?
I'm not too sure about this upcoming MP at this time.
I never really liked the vehicle mode for Rodimus but the robot mode looks great in these pics. I do hope they include the matrix though. It also needs a sound chip that plays "You got the touch" hehe.
As for the Binaltech/Alternator versions being enough, those were nothing like the G1 Hot Rod/Rodimus which this obviously is.
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ooh! in a word, WANT. but some things come to mind first:
i dont pay import prices for MPs since they all inevitably come to the US, however how the heck are they gonna package this in robot mode? there sure as hell not going to in winnebago mode, no matter how accurate to the animation model it is. even though this is definitely an adult collectible, Hasbro's still gotta pander to the kiddies. maybe they'll go with a robot-over trailer-under config with the box much like MP Skywarp? maybe we wont get him at all. either way, i hope this means i get to clear off a section of shelf for a MP Galvatron!
I'm sure glad I don't lurk in the TF fan forums anymore. All this guessing & wondering's making me dizzy.
Yeah, being the star of the original Transformers movie isn't good enough for me. I mean, that's pretty much his only credential. An MP Bumblebee would also make me very unhappy. Grimlock and Starscream actually added some flavor to the series. Soundwave probably would've been a good choice if they were going with popularity. A long overdue Ultra Magnus upgrade would've given Takara reason to re-release MP-2(?) and would've still fit the 2010 theme. And then there's Arcee for all the pervert robot fans. Plus his playset doesn't do anything for me, I'll leave it to Fan's Project to do it more right.
"Soundwave probably would've been a good choice if they were going with popularity."
You're unfairly giving him the credit of omission. Soundwave currently is in high regards to every TF collector who yearns for a MP treatment. It's an intriguing choice to the MP line for enthusiasts due to the potential of it's classic cassette player that works. If not a walkman, then an MP3 player. The scale could be higher than the recent DL Soundwave w/ diecast to add-on to the flavor. I understand that there would be risks in getting such a cool thing out w/ a high price tage due to cost of labor vs. the volume of the market, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they would rule it out, for Soundwave is in big demands these days in the toy collecting market. It's too early to tell if he's next after MP Rodimus Prime, but he is strongly a potential candidate for a MP best seller.
Yeah, I'm pretty much over G1 anyway. I like where the art direction started going around Energon. Soundwave is a wise choice, maybe they're waiting for a rainy day (hopefully a third party doesn't beat them to the punch...). Giving him MP3 and speaker functionality would be cool, but they already did that which also might be why they're spacing it out. Anyway, I hope they do everything in Grimlock/Starscream scale now, and I'd bet the next MP is Galvatron announced before year's end. I think he was big in Japan.
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