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Old 2004-06-10, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default First pics of WSTF special edition Hot Rodimus

http://www.cdrw.com.cn/images/upfile/2004610105350.jpg
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In comparison with Micromaster hot Rodimus and Targetmaster Hot Rod's Nebulan partner Firebolt.
 
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Old 2004-06-10, 06:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: First pics of WSTF special edition Hot Rodimus

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http://www.cdrw.com.cn/images/upfile/2004610105350.jpg
http://www.cdrw.com.cn/images/upfile/200461010544.jpg
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In comparison with Micromaster hot Rodimus and Targetmaster Hot Rod's Nebulan partner Firebolt.
I like it. Looks pretty good.
 
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Old 2004-06-10, 06:23 PM   #3
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Pretty nifty. Now, if only they weren't sodding impossible to collect at anything resembling a reasonable price...

I like the larger ones, generally. WST Sideswipe was a let-down in terms of accessories and detail for the scale. Starscream is cooler, and I should have the Thrust one on the way for only a couple of quid.
 
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Old 2004-06-10, 06:25 PM   #4
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Why is it a special edition? And if Hasbro has plans to release WSTF then at laugh at Takara and their specially random placed figure BS.
 
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Old 2004-06-10, 06:37 PM   #5
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That's probably a big "if" ...the PVCs didn't go down too well.

It'll sell, anyway. Takara can always number theirs.
 
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Old 2004-06-10, 08:59 PM   #6
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Takara should do what they did with the Micromaster put a little number on the instution sheet which shows through a hole in the bottom corner. Better that way.

He does look a cool one. I'ved liked the WSTF range.... Soundwave and Starscream are just AWEsome although I never liked Bumblebee's arms.
 
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Old 2004-06-10, 10:16 PM   #7
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I was gonna keep collecting WSTF, but now that Soundwave and Skywarp are [more] ludicously priced and Jazz is the series 2 chase figure, that kind of put me off. Hot Rodimus isn't helping. But Skids and Tracks are in the works, yes?

I've got to admit: I do like the look of Prowl and Thrust, but I don't know whether to carry on collecting WSTF at the prices some places charge...

What I don't understand is, why couldn't they have done some of the more pointless repaints as chase figures? Like a green Bumblebee, Sunstorm, Clampdown or Stepper? Then I wouldn't be so averse to them.
 
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Old 2004-06-11, 03:32 PM   #8
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They might in a future line. I think they just need to get the basics out of the way to see if they would sell...
 
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Old 2004-06-11, 04:09 PM   #9
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I was gonna keep collecting WSTF, but now that Soundwave and Skywarp are [more] ludicously priced and Jazz is the series 2 chase figure, that kind of put me off. Hot Rodimus isn't helping. But Skids and Tracks are in the works, yes?

I've got to admit: I do like the look of Prowl and Thrust, but I don't know whether to carry on collecting WSTF at the prices some places charge...

What I don't understand is, why couldn't they have done some of the more pointless repaints as chase figures? Like a green Bumblebee, Sunstorm, Clampdown or Stepper? Then I wouldn't be so averse to them.
Yeah, Jazz and Soundwave are two I'd have liked. They're nifty, but they wouldn't sell if priced above 3 at retail. Micro-engineering just isn't a big deal these days.
 
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Old 2004-06-11, 11:05 PM   #10
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Yeah I guess so... sorry you didn't like Sideswipe. I'm glad you liked Screamer, though.

Like you say, it's just the fact that they are so expensive for such tiny things. I mean... its 5 for one of those and 7 for a Minicon 3-pack or basic Energon figure. That kinda worked out wrong...
 
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Old 2004-06-11, 11:15 PM   #11
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At least you can see what you get for your 7 Quid. With WSTF and PVC's and anything else from Japan in a box you never know what you're gettin. Really annoyin if you've only got 1 to get or whatnot like stickers
 
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Old 2004-06-11, 11:56 PM   #12
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Yeah I guess so... sorry you didn't like Sideswipe. I'm glad you liked Screamer, though.
Win some, lose some. Didn't keep most of my RiD impulse buys either.

There's no way in hell Mini-Cons should work out as over 2 each. WSTFs at least are novelties, and that's how they're sold in Japan. They're fairly cheap on their home market because of the lucky dip sales tactic, but there's probably some sort of local group arrangements for trading and selling.

Doc, are you buying sealed cases? All of those I've seen around here have been opened to check contents.
 
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Old 2004-06-12, 08:56 AM   #13
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No, Only sealed cases I ever bought were the first 2 series of MyClone Transformers and Act 5 I think it was.

I just usually get individule boxes... when I have the spare cash.
 
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