We old timer knows him from G1 Transformers. A hot blooded hot shot that inherits the Matrix Of Leadership while fighting Galvatron inside Unicron.
Well, thats how I known him.
WARNING! PICTURE HEAVY.
Takara Tomy finally manage to produced Hot Rodimus (or Hot Rod) & Rodimus Convoy (or Rodimus Prime) not as two separate line, but as one.
There seems to be QC issues for this MP09. It may differs from one batch to another, but thankfully, mine isn't so much. The only problem is getting the alignment right 1st time. Panel falls off but easily snapped back together.
I'm nick picking here, but I found paint smudges on some parts of the figure, and the backpack is hard to stay pegged.
|Telescopic goggles (not lit up).|
|Transforming hand to buzz saw or plasma weld.|
|Attached buzz saw & plasma weld.|
ROBOT TO ALTERNATE (CAR) MODE.
"If you gonna' ride, Daniel. Ride in style."
I only transformed it once & its a nightmare. Getting things to align, especially the arms & legs requires multiple tries. But when you understand where the pegs should go & how the parts should formed, then it should be a breeze.
Car mode is spot on similar to the animation. Me likey....
|Comparison with Binaltech Hot Rodimus.|
HOT RODIMUS TO RODIMUS CONVOY
"Arise Rodimus Prime."
Transforming to Rodimus Convoy requires 2 steps; 1) the face lift 2) extending the hip joint.
|Face lift, Matrix reverse therapy.|
Theres a small tabs to attach the blasters to the hands, but not that securely.
|Blasters to plasma rifle.|
|The teeny weeny Matrix of Leadership.|
'SPACE WINNEBAGO' MODE
The trailer mode looks awesome! Requires a few turns to the cab, its exhaust piping & sliding it into the trailer.
Pressing the top button of the trailer pops open the compartment. Houses the huge canon & compartments for the two blasters, buzz saw & plasma weld attachment.
|Buzz saw & plasma weld compartment.|
I couldn't compare with the other Masterpice line, but I believe that the figure could be better. Transforming MP09 Rodimus Convoy is a nightmare at first, but the purpose of a toy/figure is to play with it. Understand your particular toy/figure to find that sweet spot on how the legs should go to fit the pegs just right. You will end up with a feeling of satisfaction & a smile on your face.
No toys/figure is perfect. Transformers from Takara Tomy are known for its good QC & exquisite paint job, but misalignment, paint smudges & loose panels to some degree hinders this toy/figure getting a high score.
Its a love hate relationship with this figure, and fortunately I loved it.
Now, where can I find MP04?