I mean it's great that the collector's lines these days offer so many variations on molds and continued iterations of classic characters but I really feel bad for modern collectors on account of the fact that collector's lines these days offer so many variations on molds and continued iterations of classic characters.
It's something I've often thought about - Transformers is no longer a toy fiction advert any more than Star Wars or Marvel. It's all based on an established fiction. Most new toys aren't toy's first that have to be advertised in the story - they are all toys of an existing character. If that makes any sense.
Im clinging to the vehicle mode being mistransformed. It would look much better if the car/cab went back so that its rear wheels were hidden behind the trailers front wheels.
But I suspect it doesnt.
I'm at a loss, theres nothing there to justify £80. Its not even just huge so expensive, as that micro ramp connector looks like it means Rodimus is voyager ish. Maybe a smidge bigger but not full blown old size leader class.
The price is certainly a conundrum, given 13k yen is currently $120 or £86 it certainly looks like an £80 retail here. I thought perhaps they'd rethought the price point and lowered it a bit but it seems not.
I like the look though. Rodimus is a weird character because his incarnations don't really fit together; the cartoon one is a big Hot Rod, the toy is much more slender and gives the impression of a wise elder, almost frail, and the UK comic found a hybrid between the two. The problem is that he should really be a match for Galvatron, but the G1 toy certainly doesn't feel like it is. The comic sidestepped that by matching Galvatron with Magnus instead, so I think this new toy looking a bit tougher than Rodimus usually does is a good move. I like the trailer too. A nice update of the original, unlike ER Optimus.