TFW2005 member Maz has shared some images of Masterpiece Hot Rodimus with us. Hot Rod is due out at the end of this month in Japan, and these images give us a nice look at the hot-shot Autobot in all his glory. Hot Rod is looking extremely sharp, and truly worthy of the name “Masterpiece”. He’s due out toward the end of next week – not long to wait on this one now, friends!
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Also, we're comparing a piece of art to an actual released toy.
If there's anything that the recent fiasco with DX9's Gabriel has taught me, it's don't count your chickens until they've arrived from the (water-soaked) factory.
"Different folks, different strokes"
I have MP-28. I'll probably get Hoodlum if reviews are good. I like that car mode. MP-28 (and-09) look smooshed to me.
YMMV, yada yada yada.
Put way , way in the back burner . Just like there acoustic wave , once Takara gets to it first , FT’s goes a different direction . As well they should because there hoodlum was far from good looking.
Yes because koot is awesome
I'll be getting Hoodlum without a doubt. FT always improves the aesthetics of their early prototypes.
Still plan on getting him for the rest of my hotrod/rodimus transformers
That Hoodlum looks awful in alt mode compared to both official releases.
When will this be released
Mines rolls perfectly, everything lines up correctly if properly transformed. The only problem I have with the one I own is the back pack not tabbing in securely, it tabs, just not solid tight. His chrome has yet to fade, and I keep all mines in a toy chest.
Nice work by @songrobin
Mine rolled ok, but I also got the reprolabels (it was 1cent at the time). Not the best solution, but it's the only one I can give.
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You should totally go for hoodlum! Just look at that gorgeous alt mode, which only rivals the marvels of engineering that are sovereign and their beautiful springer:
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Gotta say, FT are experts when it comes to amazingly looking alt modes.
Also, this entire post should be in blue.
An updated prototype photo was teased a couple weeks ago along with FT Rogue (Arcee) but no actual street date yet.
Any word on when Hoodlum will be released? I'm still deciding on getting MP-40 or hoodlum.
Yup – it's the most common QC issue with this figure: MP-28 QC Issues Thread
Huh. Mine rolls. Just barely, but there you have it. Had no idea this was an issue.
No luck with either of the above…
Hmm, I will try this – need to track some down. Did the stickers from toyhax for the tires work?
Exactly. If something with wheels can't roll freely and easily then it defeats the purpose. FT Hoodlum will show how it's done.