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Energon Rodimus Review


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One of the most anticipated Energon Transformers is here at last! Rodimus, a clear homage to the G1 Rodimus Prime is a Wave 2 Deluxe retailing at $9.99. Is he worth it? Find out....

 

I will be spilting this review into three parts: Vehicle Mode, Robot Mode and Powerlinx. Please wait until all three posts are up before replying (so that the review is in a straight line)

 

Vehicle Mode: Looks like a furturistic drag racer truck. Serveral nice nods to the orginal Rodimus are present here including the flames on the hood, the spoiler (although its not yellow). Rodimus's gun can attach to the spoiler so it looks like he has more engine power. The back of the truck also has a small hitch to tow a trailer. Maybe an addon trailer will be released in the future a la Overload? Either way,very nice vehicle mode 9/10

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Robot Mode:

Transformation is akin to Hero Prime/Destructucion Scourge with a few more extra steps like adjusting the feet and flipping out the hands.

 

If the vehicle had some homage touches, this Robot mode has it all! VERY SIMILAR to G1 Rodiimus from the head to the chest, the colors. HE IS LOVE! New touches like the massive shoulders and lower legs are nice touches.

 

Possability wise, he ranks 2nd in the Energon Deluxe Autobots behind Inferno (don't have Prowl so he's not considered). Rodimus has ball jointed elbows, shoulders and head, upper arms are on a left to right swivel, full knee and leg articulation. Sounds good right? Kinda. his legs cannot move all the way forward due to the flap in front of them. However the flap can move up so his legs can, it just looks a little werid with the flap being so high up...

 

The gun has lots of detail as well.Overall great mode 9/10

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Powerlinx Rodimus Mode:

 

Powerlinxed him to Hot Shot. Figured it be fitting :tfgrin

 

This is when he serves as the upper body. To put it bluntly,it sucks, No elbows in arm mode and there is little to none painted detail. Still nice touch with the orange spoiler for the shoulders and as a statue he does look pretty cool. Still very poor 4/10

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Powerlinx Hot SHot

 

This is where he shines, Powerlinx wise as Rodimus makes a good lower half with full leg articulation. Looks great with Hot Shot 7/10

 

Later Ill put up a pic of Rodimus powerlinked with....RODIMUS?! One of my dorm hall buddies has a Rodimus(courtesy of me :) ) so Ill PL them and post a pic later tonight...

 

Overall

 

This is one great fig. SOme of the possablitiy problems are a little annoying but this is pretty minor. An improvement over the wave 1 Deluxe Autobots and a must buy.9/10

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Oh wow. I never even thought about self linking before Remy's Prowl gallery, and now I almost want to go out and buy 2 of every powerlinx toy just so I can do that.

Yeah i feel the same way. Might be a good way too sell repaints too :thumb

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