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Old 2015-09-19, 04:57 PM   #261
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Awww, but Hot Rod's a bellend
 
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Old 2015-09-19, 05:48 PM   #262
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Definitely interested in a new MP Hot Rod, especially since I missed MP-09. But something looks a bit off with the silhouette. The proportions between the upper body and the legs looks off, but that might be a perspective thing that's not readily apparent because of the total lack of detail.
 
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Old 2015-09-19, 05:53 PM   #263
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Disclaimer---I love the MP09 I have [from our own Notabot, back in 2011], but this will not look silly in car mode next to Magnus.
And hopefully not feel like defusing a bomb while transforming it into said car mode.
 
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Old 2015-09-20, 10:24 AM   #264
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Definitely interested in a new MP Hot Rod, especially since I missed MP-09. But something looks a bit off with the silhouette. The proportions between the upper body and the legs looks off, but that might be a perspective thing that's not readily apparent because of the total lack of detail.
I'm assuming he's got some form of chunky back that's throwing off the perspective because his torso's at an angle. Hopefully.
 
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Old 2015-09-20, 01:50 PM   #265
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In regards to the pic and proportions---it's probably the angle and the fact that the figure is shadowed that it looks like that. For all we know that angle captures back kibble from the side or something.

A similar thing happened with MP Tracks and his first photos too
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 09:42 AM   #266
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A better look at Hot Rod...





And Shockwave?!?!?!?!!??!!!!!!

https://twitter.com/_khobby_/status/...655613441?s=09
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 09:47 AM   #267
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Note to self: find out how to cancel pre-orders with whoever it is I've preordered Quakewave from.

Second note to self: find out who it is I preordered Quakewave from.

Third note to self: stop ****ing preordering stuff.

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Hot Rod's back looks to have (as previously inferred from the silhouette) a ****load of back kibble between his shoulders and the spoiler.
https://twitter.com/_khobby_/status/647302027056254976
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 10:00 AM   #268
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My, Hot Rod looks fragile. So many thin panels collapsing together. Could be a nightmare.

Shockwave looks Shockwave-y. I'd like to see gun mode before I decide whether to budget for him or not.

Personally, would rather have had the rumoured Hound and Ratchet over either of these. An MP Galvatron is a must too.
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 11:34 AM   #269
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Both very cartoony, not really fussed personally but they'll find an audience and at least they're doing Decepticons with new sculpts.

Hot Rod seems more Ironhide scale than Wheeljack?
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 11:40 AM   #270
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Have to wait and see with Hot Rod. He seems a bit tall for Hot Rod, but too small for Rodimus Prime. That said, it'll be the kibble that'll swing it for me.

Shockwave is likely to be a must though, if he's Soundwave height or taller.
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 01:31 PM   #271
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Hot Rod looks awful; I know the deco's going to do some of the work on the chest but still. Result for my wallet anyway.

Shockwave - yes assumping he's somewhere near MP-10 height and they get the purple right.
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 01:45 PM   #272
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That Shockwave looks fantastic. He's actually got Shockwave's legs! That alone blows Quakewave and the other one out of the water. I'd prefer sharper angles on the head but that's a petty complaint when they've gone such a good job otherwise. That'll be a preorder unless they massively screw up the deco.

Hot Rod's torso really looks like a mess, doesn't it? It's a shame there's no pics from the rear or sides to give an idea of just how bad it is. It's probably still better than the original MP Rodimus, but is it better enough to bother upgrading? Right now I'm just not feeling it, and I'm a huge Hot Rod fan so that says something.
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 01:49 PM   #273
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Hot Rod looks awful
I think that's a byproduct of being Hot Rod, tbh. All his toys are a bit rubbish on some level, and anything trying to ape the animation model is going to **** it up straight away.

"Right, what's the difference between the toy and the animation model?"
"Well for a start we need to lose all this stuff off his legs."
"Done. Hang on, this just looks like Rodimus Prime now."
"No, Rodimus is taller."
"I... what?"

Any attempt to cartoonise his lower half is going to immediately make his torso look chunkier than it should be - and that's before you have to incorporate all the stuff that needs to be on his legs into the backpack so that it can unfurl for vehicle mode.
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 03:22 PM   #274
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Shockwave is a definite buy, unless they do something ridiculous like paint him blaze orange or Constructicon green.

Hot Rod... I'm a little iffy on. The torso just looks too big and flat. Deco may help/be the reason for it, so gotta wait and see. I'm not too worried about back kibble, unless it looks like he's carrying a 50 pound backpack with a spoiler on it. Probably going to get it anyway since it's Hot Rod and I missed MP-09
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 03:47 PM   #275
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Shockwave is a yes from me! I have the original Quakewave from back in the day. He might be being retired, but there's no doubt that he was the benckmark for 3rd party MP figures. If it wasn't for Quakewave, I probably wouldn't have MP-styled Snarl, Reflector etc. in my collection right now, so fair play.

With Hot Rod, I'm not really fussy in the slightest. Does it look slightly like Hot Rod? Is it a QC-ridden frustrating mess? If the answers to those two questions are yes and no respectively, my POS MP Roddy is going in the bin.
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 06:47 PM   #276
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Shockwave! Shockwave! Shockwave! yay!


That's exciting news to me. I hope he will be aces
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 06:53 PM   #277
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Any attempt to cartoonise his lower half is going to immediately make his torso look chunkier than it should be - and that's before you have to incorporate all the stuff that needs to be on his legs into the backpack so that it can unfurl for vehicle mode.
The first MP had some of that fold into the legs, which made the torso fairly sleek. This thing, though...

http://hobbylog.jp/archives/1041026195.html

His torso is, like, two feet thick.

I kinda hope that Shockwave's barrel is removable like the original toy, but even if it's not it's still at least a single relatively smooth piece.
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 07:02 PM   #278
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And that Hot Rod is going to look abysmal in car mode with those fifty million join lines.

Just saw a comparison pic of Quakewave and this Shockwave. It is not kind.
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 07:04 PM   #279
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Just saw a comparison pic of Quakewave and this Shockwave. It is not kind.
a) to which one?
b) show

Also, if the preorder prices being quoted for MP Shockers are correct, I might just stick with the original plan.
 
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Old 2015-09-25, 07:25 PM   #280
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Also, if the preorder prices being quoted for MP Shockers are correct, I might just stick with the original plan.
If you mean the BBTS listing, it's a blatant overshoot so they can have a pre-order up now and not run into the trouble of maybe having to raise the price later. They'll drop it to a reasonable level once we know his actual price
 
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