August 30th, 2010


Arise, Ethanimus Prime

Originally published at Shortpacked!. Please leave any comments there.

Masterpiece Rodimus Prime was revealed (in color) at this weekend’s C3X Hobby in Japan.  Okay, woo, so he transforms from  Hot Rod to Rodimus Prime to Hot Rod’s car to Rodimus Prime’s truck, which is sort of neat, I guess, if you like awesome things.  But it all pales in comparison to him finally being the right color.

Oh, yes, he’s magenta, folks.

He’s gonna be about $200 to import, so I think I’m going to pass on him.  I do that kind of money for Grimlock, but not Hot Rod.  If he comes out in the states, I’ll probably pick him up, but there’s no promises that he’ll remain that purply color, so it’s a bittersweet decision.  Though, as I was reminded by AllSpark dude Powered Convoy, a large-ass Rodimus toy would go perfect in a Wreckers display.  Now that’s tempting!