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Hot Rodimus


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Oh man, MP-09 I still get

Oh man, MP-09 I still get sick to my stomach over. I preordered that thing from Toys R Us and saved it until Christmas for my son from "Santa" because Hot Rod was his favorite. He opened it on Christmas morning and the right arm promptly broke off in the package. I thought it was because he had broken it and I fussed at him and the whole time he was telling me he didn't do anything. I couldn't return it to TRU because it was well beyond their return policy, but he was really upset so I found one on Amazon and bought a second one. He got it a few weeks later and opened it and, sure enough, the arm was broken off in the package. I returned that one and started reading reviews online and saw that everyone was having the same problems with the figure. I wrote Hasbro an angry email and, believe it or not, they actually sent me a check for what I paid for the original from TRU and also sent my son another Transformer (it was some Beast Hunters thing, I think), but that experience promptly ruined Hot Rod for him forever. Just seeing pictures of it still makes me angry.

Heavyarms's picture
Posted by Heavyarms on 24 March, 2016 - 12:00
Man I feel you. I went

Man I feel you. I went through 3 versions of Mp-09 myself. Got the Hasbro version first and was great for a long time, but then broke while I was transforming it. Then I went ahead and got the Takara version because the colors looked more cartoon accurate, but never did any research on it and found out it had loads of QC issues and ended up selling it. Finally, I landed on another Hasbro but then found out that there was an issue with the spring in the hood that prevented it from staying closed.

Also, To Veef (the reviewer): Is this a test sample you reviewed? otherwise, whats going on with that one part in both arms that has a different color?

Mazinkaizer's picture
Posted by Mazinkaizer on 24 March, 2016 - 16:06
This is just a regular retail

This is just a regular retail release. We always disclose when we're given a sample. As for the bare parts of his arms,, I assume it's just a case of the dreaded "unpaintable plastic." I mentioned it in the video, but forgot to include that here.

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Posted by VF5SS on 24 March, 2016 - 16:44
I must've been lucky because

I must've been lucky because I got the Takara version from the get go and never had any durability problems, I've transformed him several times and nothing's broken off...but on the flip side, the ankle ratchets are crap, the position where he would actually stand straight is between notches and the hands barely cling onto the guns.

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Posted by Tetsuryu on 27 March, 2016 - 00:45