General Information:Release Date: December 2017Price Point: $45.99 (depending on retailer)Retailer: General (Toys R Us, Target, Wal-Mart etc.)Accessories: Rifle halves x 2, procession handles, Matrix

Official images above are indigenous Hasbro. The official text listed below in italics room from BigBadToyStore:

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The Autobots and Decepticons usage Prime master to wield the tremendous powers that the many legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters lug the spark that a Prime, permitting them come share a Prime"s godlike capability with various other bots. Noþeles is possible and every little thing is in ~ stake when the power of the Primes is unleashed!

With the procession of Leadership, Autobot hot Rod i do not care leader that the Autobots: Rodimus Prime. Transformers Generations strength of the Primes Leader class figures are 9-inch-scale numbers that come with a matrix accessory and converting evolution Armor. Use the advancement Armor to evolve this figure from Autobot warm Rod to Rodimus Prime.

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Product Features

9 inch (22.86cm) scaleMade that plasticEvolves native Autobot warm Rod to Rodimus PrimeWorks with Prime grasp figuresConverts native robot come tractor-trailer in 28 steps

Box Contents

Rodimus element fgureBlasterMatrix of LeadershipCollector Card

The trilogy that began with "Combiner Wars" concludes v "Power the the Primes". This line concentrates on the original 13 Primes us returning. However, rather of large beings storming the battlefield, the Primes have actually distilled their significance into Sparks that can be provided by Transformers to obtain all new powers. Depending on which Spark the Transformer bring away on, they space powered increase in different ways.

With the Leader class figures, Hasbro and Takara Tomy witnessed the possibility to carry out something a small different with this dimension class. Instead of gift Combiners or Pretender/Targetmaster hybrids, this size course has to be labeled together "Evolution" numbers representing personalities in their pre-leadership forms and also then their final forms. This set features Rodimus element both in his original "Hot Rod" kind and climate his final type as Autobot leader, Rodimus Prime.

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Packaging:Rodimus prime is packaged in a large cardboard home window box. Comparable to last year"s Leader class figures, each has actually a black color background with red borders. Top top the ideal side is the upright "Transformers" logo design with the "Generations" logo over it. In the window you deserve to see Optimus Prime through his accessories. Listed below that is his artwork. The back of the packaging mirrors off the various creates of this figure and how the cab and trailer integrate to type Rodimus Prime. His cosell is Micronus. Each "Power of the Primes" number comes with a collector card the tells you what impact a particular Prime"s powers will have on this character. My specific copy the the figure came v the "Rodimus Megatronus" card which suggests he is "uncontrollable and unstoppable".

A fast note before I dive right into the review. I have actually seen reports online that at the very least one fan received a copy the this number without wheels on the robot legs section. Friend cannot watch this in box, so once you take it it out, ns recommend inspecting the number to be sure everything is there. When I to buy my an initial Rodimus element figure, the ideal leg would certainly not relocate properly to change into vehicle mode for this reason I had actually to return it. I very recommend acquisition out the number within a reasonable lot of time the your purchase to inspect it out in instance you have to return or exchange the for any reason.

Accessories:Rodimus Prime contains three accessories. The first is his blaster. Based on the weapon wielded by G1 Rodimus Prime, this rifle has a lengthy barrel with an extremely sleek spring shapes including "fins" on the sides in the direction of the back. This weapon is cast in black color plastic with no repaint applications. There space two 5mm pegs ~ above the bottom of the blaster. Why two? Well, to provide the smaller hot Rod figure weaponry as well, this weapon can be break-up in two! traction on the former and back halves and they come apart, forming two weapons that one of two people Rodimus or warm Rod have the right to hold in your hands. The architecture of the weapon that develops the back fifty percent of the rifle is memory of one of the blasters contained with the G1 hot Rod figure.

The other two accessories are meant to be one object: The Autobot procession of Leadership. Making use of the animated version of this relic together the foundation for the design, there is one oval shaped take care of section with notches follow me the sides. The middle section is a round casing through a crystal inside. This item is the same size and also rough form as the Sparks created by the prime Masters (as well together the "Enigma" accessories included with the Voyager course figures). This accessory is break-up into two pieces to permit you to attach other Prime grasp Sparks or Enigmas into the handle. This works very well and also it is a fun idea, including a different dimension to the totality "Powered up by the Matrix" theme that has actually been component of Transformers background for 30 years now.

The manage piece is actors in yellow plastic. The center piece is translucent blue plastic and shaped in together a means that the looks prefer a crystal. The outer "casing" is painted silver. The procession looks terrific though I would certainly have wanted silver handles choose those top top Optimus Prime"s Matrix.

Rodimus Prime 
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Robot Mode:Unlike his predecessor, Optimus Prime, Rodimus prime was usually a larger and "older" looking version of his younger persona, hot Rod. For the most part their design were comparable in appearance and also this figure style reflects a most those elements. This include:

The head architecture features an oval shame helmet with a stakes on top, ricles on the sides and a face that has sharp lines under the eye that serve as the robotic indistinguishable of "wrinkles" indicating his age (or if girlfriend prefer, maturity).The shoulders raise up pretty high, flanking the head. Each likewise features one indented section towards the top.Each forearm functions a curved ar on top causing the wrists. The sides each have exhaust pipes on castle which were supplied as blasters in the animated series.The torso is formed kind the prior of the vehicle kind featuring a sleek and angled set of panels. In the direction of the height is a "collar" the comes as much as the head in a rough U shape.Behind the head is the spoiler indigenous the auto mode.The leg style is distinctive. The thighs are large at the peak then edge inward towards the knees. The knees have actually round components on one of two people side and then the lower legs widen in the direction of the feet.

In terms of construction, this is a unique architecture that incorporates the front and earlier of the automobile into one robot type (aligning it more with the character"s portrayal in the G1 animated series). This gives the figure some really superior bulk. The does not look like a sleek sports auto forming a robot. He really does look favor some futuristic truck as a robot. However this kind of architecture does no come together without some design concessions. This figure has a few far-ranging ones:

The area where the shoulder joints cause the arms is open and exposed, with no panels to cover that up. I do not have actually any particular issues through this. Ns think it looks well (but no great). But some pan disliked it so much a third party seller has developed panel covers marketed on ebay to cover up this area.Panels native the car mode wind up developing a significant "back pack" top top the figure, i m sorry messes a bit with his aesthetics.The forearms each have panels hanging turn off the bottom the swing over the fists in auto mode, yet in this setting they type of stick the end a bit an ext than I would prefer.The optimal of the shoulders have Hot Rod"s feet broke down into them, so the form is not fairly as smooth and also sleek together they room in the animation model.

Rodimus Prime"s colors room largely based upon the G1 version of the character. The plastic colour used encompass two shades that red (one darker than the other), orange, black, yellow and also translucent blue. The red kind of alternates from component to part. For instance the optimal of the arms space the lighter shade and also the elbows to the forearms are the darker shade. His shoulder joints and thighs room orange. The reduced legs room black.

There is a good combination of paint and also stickers providing detailing because that this figure. Because that instance, the indented ar on the shoulders room painted irradiate grey top top top yet the reduced section has a silver sticker v line and also cross hatch fads on it. Perhaps the most striking deco on this number is top top the chest where a yellow flame pattern is tampographed through a red Autobot symbol on top. While plenty of versions that this fire pattern have actually been done in the past, this one paint, etc inspiration type the sticker on G1 warm Rod that has actually fun details like little flames coming the end of the larger one ~ above the sides. Yellow is likewise used for the "L" shame headlights. Orange is supplied on the increased sections on the forearms. The head has silver top top the crest, light grey on the face and blue eyes. His fists are likewise painted irradiate grey. The foot have small stickers ~ above them based upon the ones from the G1 Rodimus Prime action figure. I constantly loved this color pattern and it look at great.

There are twenty one point out of coupling on this figure. That contains six in every arm and also four in every leg. The many awkward component of the articulation room the shoulders. His arms deserve to swivel all the method up, but they can not swing out and also in very far. How amazing the fists have wrist articulation, something that has all but vanished native the Transformers toy heat in current years. Each fist has actually 5mm ports, allowing Rodimus to hold his rifle in one piece or split up into two weapons. You have the right to store the rifle top top his back, however it is not a 5mm port/peg that allows this. Instead there is a tab on the earlier that attaches to a slot ~ above the height of the rifle.

Perhaps one of the many iconic visuals from Transformers fiction is the procession of management inside a character"s chest (whether it is Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus or Rodimus Prime). The "Power the the Primes" Leader course figures usage this as one of their features. Swing up Rodimus" chest and also there girlfriend will uncover a compartment where the Matrix can fit. Ns love this certain feature. While other figures have had it before, ns still have not worn down of it.

Transformation to auto Mode:

Detach the rifle if attached and collection it aside for now.Straighten the end the arms and legs.Rotate the spoiler item on the earlier around so it is pointing up.Holding the earlier of the torso section (particularly whereby the spoiler is) and pull approximately detach the "Hot rod section" native the rest of the figure.Swing the belt panel up.Swing the halves that the "back pack" out.Push the foot and heels pieces together.Push the legs together.Swing the legs up, bending them at the knees to swing castle forward.Swing the "back pack" down.Swing the "back pack" panels together, then push the robot feet up against it, using the tabs top top the panels to clip right into the slots on the feet.Detach Rodimus Prime"s elbow/forearms from the ar you detached in step four.On every arm, swing up the panel on the bottom of the forearms.Connect the two arm pieces, slide them down right into the open up area ~ above the optimal of the trailer, then push it in come lock the in.Moving on come the "Hot pole section", straighten the end Rodimus Prime"s shoulder/arms (which are warm Rod"s legs) then swing them earlier and push them together.Swing the ar with the spoiler back, climate clip every leg right into it.Swing the former of the vehicle up.Swing the robot eight up, then affix them to the sides using the tabs on the torso piece and the slot on the arms.To connect the "Hot rod section" to the trailer, use the tab ~ above the trailer"s yellow spoiler section and also connect it come the slot in prior of the spoiler.To further secure this section, there room tabs in ~ the back of the "Hot pole section" that fit into the slot in the knee sections of Rodimus Prime"s legs.Swing the black panels top top the trailer ar forward, clipping it versus the tabs ~ above the sides of hot Rod"s vehicle form.Rotate the exhaust tube on the political parties of the trailer down.The rifle can affix to the 5mm port on the peak of the trailer.

One note: I do worry about the clips that hold Rodimus Prime"s eight in place. When mine have actually not shown any kind of signs of anxiety marks, I are afraid repeated revolutions over numerous years could potentially wear lock down. I would certainly have wanted some other type of connector, perhaps having the arms slide in instead.

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Vehicle Mode:Rodimus Prime"s vehicle mode is a quite unconventional one. Rather of gift a timeless tractor/trailer truck prefer Optimus Prime, that is one self contained car with part similarities come a class C Winnebago. No, really. If girlfriend look in ~ Rodimus and the Winnebago, castle share some architecture similarities many notably having actually a front finish that slopes downward (or in this case is pretty flat) through a section that goes over the cabin ar of the front end. The ago section is quite much just a huge box with numerous detailing on it. Uneven the genuine life Winnebago, Rodimus go not function windows or ladders. Rather he features detailing like cross flower vents, various shapes choose ovals and rectangles. Numerous of the various other details on this automobile are inspired by G1 Rodimus Prime"s auto form. This details include:

Rodimus has his signature exhaust pipes, which start on the sides, angle up and also then back.The sides attribute a significant dip and indentation in the direction of the back, though here it is a smooth, curved slope together oppposed to the an ext angled indentation on the G1 toy.Also prefer G1 Rodimus there are a series of rectangular details across the part which hangs end the cabin section.

All the colors native the robot mode lug over right into this form. For the most component the trailer section is currently dark red plastic if the lighter red plastic is largely in the front. The sides have black plastic painted orange. There room flame sticker labels on the sides as well. 2 Autobot symbol stickers are found on either side of the trailer"s prior section. There is more orange repaint on the sheet of the section over the cabin section. Linked with the distinctive flames in the front of the automobile Rodimus element looks great.

For the most component this is a nice modern-day take top top Rodimus Prime"s automobile mode. Not just does it keep a lot of the crucial design aspects but it also adds part extra sleek and modern-day touches to it. The deco is yes, really nice as well.

There are two 5mm ports on the height of the vehicle, allowing you attach the halves that Rodimus" rifle or tools from various other figures. Desire to provide a pair Prime or Titan master a ride? There space two Titan master pegs ~ above the top of the vehicle enabling you to affix a pair of the figures. Personally i would have liked to view two an ext towards the front but having them at every is a fun means to have this figure interact with others.

Hot Rod

Separating warm Rod from Trailer

Swing the exhaust tube on the sides of hot Rod out.Rotate the exhaust pipes on the trailer up.Swing the next panels out.Pull the warm Rod automobile down and forward.Pull the exhaust pipe sections earlier and clip them come the sides.

Vehicle Mode:Hot Rod"s auto mode is a futuristic sporting activities car. The auto is an extremely thin and also sleek, special a architecture that looks favor it is sweeping back all the means to the end of the spoiler. The front fifty percent of this setting was clearly shows in Rodimus Prime"s vehicle form but the center to the back fifty percent was not. Plenty of of this details lug over native the G1 warm Rod number including the distinct shape that the cabin cover, the exhaust pipe on the sides and also the "V" shaped spoiler on the back. As whole it is a at sight cool (if not somewhat extravagent) car form.

This mode features mostly the lighter red plastic. Other parts are actors in translucent blue, yellow and black. Red provides up most of the car with blue top top the cabin cover, yellow on the spoiler and also black top top the wheels. The prior is painted orange with the yellow flames and also red Autobot price on top. The headlights room painted yellow. The rear sections that the exhaust pipes space painted silver. Red paint is supplied on the summary of the cabin cover/window. Disappointingly, the rims ~ above the wheels space not painted in ~ all, and also while the front component of the exhaust pipes room sculpted, they are not painted. Not having the repaint on them provides them watch unfinished. The wheels are the worst component since you deserve to see the red clips that hold them in. If they had been painted silver in addition to the rims it would certainly lessen this effect.

Transformation come Robot Mode:

Swing the exhaust pipes out to the sides, climate forward.Twist each of the legs external in the ago to different them from the spoiler section.Swing the spoiler section up and also forward.On each leg, waver the front panels forward, climate swing the feet out. Press the leg panels back in place.Rotate the cabin cover section around.Pull the sides of the automobile out and push castle down.Swing the torso panel down.Rotate the front end of the vehicle about to disclose the robot head.Swing the torso panel earlier up.Swing the spoiler panel up.

Robot Mode:In plenty of respects, hot Rod is choose a shrunken down variation of Rodimus Prime. This figure is the size of a Deluxe class figure however its proportions space a bit different than those of speak "Classics" Rodimus or "Titans Return" hot Rod. The biggest distinction is that his shoulders are not quite as wide. But he has all the trademark attributes of the character. For the most part they are the very same as the persons I detailed above for Rodimus element (the spoiler in the back, the form of the head, the form of the legs etc.) so i won"t go into one more list of design elements. There room some differences of course. This face is smoother and "younger" looking. The optimal of the shoulders space smooth and curved and also the "collar" is smoother and not damaged up the method it is on Rodimus" chest. I really choose the look at of this sculpt and conceptually it"s cool to think this robot have the right to turn right into a vehicle and also still become part of Rodimus Prime"s vehicle type and end up being the torso the Rodimus himself.

This setting uses every the very same plastic colors together Rodimus Prime"s robot mode, however there is much much more emphasis top top the lighter shade of red, orange, yellow and also black. The red and also orange make up most that the number with black provided on the wheels and also the reduced legs. Orange yellow and red paint are used for the torso in the exact same pattern together Rodimus Prime. The head has actually silver top top the crest and light grey on the face. The eyes are painted blue. The optimal of his forearms have actually orange top top the curved parts and also the exhaust pipes/blasters top top the forearms space painted silver. Sticker labels are provided to administer detailing top top the shoulders and also lower legs. These sticker labels all feature "V" shaped designs based on the G1 warm Rod"s toy. Ns love it as soon as stickers or tampographs call earlier to the original numbers so these room fun (and they are not skin off).

There space seventeen points of coupling on this figure. Many of this are good including the sphere joints top top the elbows and the swivel joints top top the legs. As result of the means the figure is built there is no belt articulation however. Unfortunately since of the method the shoulders room constructed, they room not far out sufficient from the key body to provide them a full selection of articulation. They deserve to move up and out come the sides, yet you can not get many angles the end of it unfortunately. Each fist has actually a 5mm port, enabling Hot rod to hold the rifle once it is split in two.

Final Thoughts:"Power of the Primes" Rodimus element is a number that flourished on me the more and much more I played v it and also transformed it. That looks cool and also the revolution is quite unique. I also appreciate how various the Rodimus kind looks from the warm Rod kind even though the 2 share a many the same details. The number is not perfect, however it is fun. If you space concerned around the price, ns would try to wait because that a sale of some kind (I payment the full $45.99 via playthings "R" Us and also I"m happy with my purchase, but your mileage may vary). Recommended.

Pros:

Sculpt looks great in both modes.Good deco the does not rely fully on stickers.Intuitive revolution that is not overly-complicated.Play pattern payment homage come a vital moment in Transformers history.

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Cons:

Could use some an ext deco in (specifically the rims and the exhaust pipes).Shoulder articulation is minimal in both robot forms.Open space in Rodimus Prime"s shoulder area bothers part fans (I personally have no problem with it).The clips on the arms do me a little nervous.

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