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Rodimus & Cyclonus


8 comments posted
I missed my chance to get

I missed my chance to get both of these when they originally came out. Though the bland color pallet is quite cartoon-y, I think I can put up with it.

...Damn, I wanted to be the one to cover these.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 26 December, 2010 - 00:10
Yeah sometimes I look at

Yeah sometimes I look at Rodimus and think about the bland almost looks like he could transform into a Burger King logo with those colors, but once you start messing with him you get over the whole color thing

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Posted by chachipower on 26 December, 2010 - 10:51
Fun & Colors

Man, you guys made it look so much fun. I think I'm gonna give it a try to showcase one of my robot toys here when I apply for submission.

Personally, I think Hasbro chickened out on the color schemes for Rodimus. They oversimplified his tampo designs to the extent of leaving out the cool flames which defines his character clearly.

BTW Mr. Chachi, may I ask what local store did you buy this boxset from so I hopefully won't buy it online like I normally do?

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Posted by Diakron on 26 December, 2010 - 01:41

Everyone asked for this color scheme when Rodimus first came out years ago. Cyclonus also.

It's kind of funny because when it first came out, everyone complained about the clear windows on Rodimus and how the cockpit wasn't detailed enough, he had blue windows in the cartoon and movie so why doesn't the toy?

Now people are complaining about the blue and want the clear. Personally I think the bright colors on these guys is much better looking. And I think a lot of the demand for that scheme has more to do with money value that aesthetics.

Over the past ten years I've gone from a giant G1 collection, to selling it all off, to getting into Classics line as it started, sold them all when I got bored/frustrated (it is too frustrating and depressing for me to chase after or pay $40-50+ for a $10 figure that can be bought in any Target or TRU - and the markup is just because you weren't fast enough to beat an ebay scalper) - but with Jazz and now this set, I'm hooked all over again.

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Posted by The Big R on 26 December, 2010 - 10:45
I also wish they did a better

I also wish they did a better job with the flames. They ARE there but there is hardly any contrast between the two yellows chosen so it looks invisible.

I bought mine from BBTS although I read they are popping up in Meijers stores which are not local to me. When they are available at major stores, you're looking at a cost of 19.99 which is very cool for what you get.

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Posted by chachipower on 26 December, 2010 - 10:49
OOOOOooooo I will prowl


I will prowl (pardon the pun) the stores for it tomorrow as these two were a favourite back in the G1 days..

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Posted by eitlobsaboo on 26 December, 2010 - 05:40
Hey, don't forget that

Hey, don't forget that Cyclonus can use Nightstick like a gun arm as well. When he's in gun mode, just flip Cyclonus's hand inward so that the jet nozzle is pointing out, then plug the back of gun Nightstick into the nozzle. It's pretty cool!

Anyway, I'm not sure if I wana get the set, but it's pretty cool. I like the prevous Cyclonus just fine, but I never did get Rodimus. That is one of the more bland color schemes for 'em, though. I understand the nod to the original toy, and I suppose he's kinda desirable in a cheezy way. I do like the matrix, though! That's almost a deal, there. Still not sure.

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Posted by Alexx on 26 December, 2010 - 13:59
I was just going to comment

I was just going to comment on that very thing Alexx. A lot of fans don't know they included the connector port on Nightstick so Cyc could hold him Japanese Targetmaster Style (from Headmasters).

hasbro mentioned this at the 09 Botcon but didn't include it in the instructions for the orginal release.

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Posted by SuperFireDagwon on 28 December, 2010 - 09:51