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  1. #4431
    Yeah, Tycho - Rodimus is tall, but the masterpiece scale is completely out of scale to the deluxe size class.
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    Yeah. Here's some pictures to help give you an idea of size/scale.

    CC Ultra Magnus uses the "White Prime" body to build around, much like the original G1 version did, you have a white Optimus Prime in the middle of all of that. (Or the actual one if you don't have UM laying about).

    The new MP figure is indeed a smaller scaled Optimus with a trailer and some other extras. As he's been done before, and it was fine, I am going to pass on this one too. It's a mistake imo, but it's not up to me who they produce. Someone obviously said "We need another MP Prime!" and someone else listened. They just re-released the original MP Prime too. Boneheads.

    Links to Pictures:
    1. "Protector" Rodimus, Wheelie, Kup and Magnus
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...a/HNI_0012.jpg

    2. Magnus and Kup
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...a/HNI_0013.jpg

    3. "Protector" Rodimus, Wheelie, Kup
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...a/HNI_0014.jpg

    4. Masterpiece Rodimus, Kup
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...a/HNI_0015.jpg

    As you can see, the MP figures aren't really built to scale with any of the others, not even themselves really. The Deluxe Kup looks like a mini-bot next to the Masterpiece Rodimus, and he's in full Rodimus Prime mode there, which is a smidge taller than the Hot Rod transformation.

    Sorry for the grainy pics, the only thing I have to take pictures with is a 3DS. ;x At least I didn't try and force 3D on you like SOME movie-makers. ;p

  3. #4433
    Thanks for posting those pictures!

    No. Thank you VERY VERY much!

    I like that Protector Rodimus better, too. Good choice. Where did you get that? And how much is he? What is he? (A knock-off or real Hasbro product?)

    The City Commander Ultra Magnus looks like a must-have! What's your opinion of him. Getting him together is awfully expensive. Will Hasbro ever make an Ultra Magnus this good and poseable?

    The TF 3 movie trailer is up now, too. And it looks awesome! Lots of shooting and stuff blowing up with big robots fighting each other - exactly what I want!
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  4. #4434
    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho View Post
    Thanks for posting those pictures!

    No. Thank you VERY VERY much!

    I like that Protector Rodimus better, too. Good choice. Where did you get that? And how much is he? What is he? (A knock-off or real Hasbro product?)

    The City Commander Ultra Magnus looks like a must-have! What's your opinion of him. Getting him together is awfully expensive. Will Hasbro ever make an Ultra Magnus this good and poseable?

    The TF 3 movie trailer is up now, too. And it looks awesome! Lots of shooting and stuff blowing up with big robots fighting each other - exactly what I want!
    Here's a link to the Protector trailer (the core robot is Classics Rodimus and is sold seperately): http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/p...16&mode=retail

    It's made by the same people who made the City Commander armor set. And you are right - that set is hard to come by and resells at a high price, even without the core robot of Magnus, and he's even harder to find.

    I don't see Hasbro doing this in the classics scale anytime soon. Magnus is still a popular character, and has appeared with unique molds in RID and Animated, but this is the most G1 Magnus I think we'll see for a while. Too bad it's a third party piece.
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    The "Protector" Rodimus is from the same folks that made the CC Ultra Magnus, Fansproject. You can find it online, I got mine here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/p...16&mode=retail For around $83~. His left-hand gun is part of the add-on kit (it's a targetmaster-esque figure, turns into a little robot), his right hand gun is "Blesser" which was an offer from Fansproject for the first 1500 people to donate to the Japanese Red Cross Tsunami effort, it's a recoloured version of the left-hand weapon.

    Just like the CC Magnus, it requires a base figure to form around, it's just a suit of armour really. You attach the pieces to the Classics Rodimus, which you can get from the "Battle in Space" box with Cyclonus.

    Magnus has some good poseability to him, his feet angle a bit to accomodate several stances. The base figure's joints are used for his legs, so pretty much any stance it can have, the CC figure can too. The arms are very poseable as well. Also, depending on which one you get (whether it has the add-on kit or not) there are multiple faceplates as well. The one in the picture has the add-on kit, the shoulder launchers and gun do not come with the plain stock version.

    It's Hasbro's inability or refusal to make the figures I want that made me turn to these 3rd party figures. I do not believe they will make the figures we so desperately want, either they don't care, or some marketing guy keeps saying "No that won't sell" and someone listens. Obviously the sales of these 3rd party figures has gone well, since they tend to sell out pretty quickly.

    ALSO: Be very wary of knock-offs of the CC Ultra Magnus set. I have seen one of these in person and there are some very significant differences in the materials and workmanship, very inferior in both areas. Fansproject's website: http://www.fansproject.com/ has a good guide on how to spot the knock-off. People charge as much or MORE for these poorly crafted items so be very careful.

  6. #4436
    My comic book shop offered me the japanese rodimus prime for 165 dollars because it has the box damaged- just a cut across the top. From your pics, I think it's too big for my figures. But this is a great price should I get it? Will they make a masterpiece cyclonus or galvatron that fits the scale?

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    $30~ off for a cut on the box? Yeah that's not a bad deal. I'm not big on boxes, I rarely keep things packaged, so if it were me? I'd have gotten it. Paid full for mine. ;/ If you want it at all, cause it is a pretty awesome figure, then yeah, I'd pick it up. There's been no mention by Hasbro whether they intend on ever bringing us the rumoured "American Version" of him. They did eventually do it with Grimlock and the Seekers though, so it's possible I guess, but I'm not holding my breath.

    If you want some better pictures of him to help you make up your mind: http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...odimus+Convoy/

    I've no idea if they'll do Cyclonus or Galvatron. They seem hell bent on redoing things they've already done. A fairly obvious choice for a new MP figure after Rodimus WOULD have been Galvatron...yet they chose to do another Optimus, so who knows what happens in those marketing meetings?

  8. #4438
    Hasbro hasn't elaborated on it lately, but they did officially confirm a TRU exclusive version of Rodimus coming to the US without his trailer.
    All Hail Darth Schmitsky!

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    It's almost like they heard us

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/japanese-transformers-40/masterpiece-rodimus-convoy-second-release-in-september-172049/


    I haven't had any "issues" with mine, no weak joints or anything, but anything so intricate made of plastic and metal is bound to have issues from time to time I guess. From this article though, it does not sound to me like the "American Version", it just sounds like a re-issue of the Japanese one to me. Am I misreading?

  10. #4440
    Quote Originally Posted by AFCollector View Post
    It's almost like they heard us

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/japanese-transformers-40/masterpiece-rodimus-convoy-second-release-in-september-172049/


    I haven't had any "issues" with mine, no weak joints or anything, but anything so intricate made of plastic and metal is bound to have issues from time to time I guess. From this article though, it does not sound to me like the "American Version", it just sounds like a re-issue of the Japanese one to me. Am I misreading?
    You are not, but it does make me hopeful that the American version will have the QC issues resolved.
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