I can hardly contain myself! I’ve been waiting for this day: the day when TakaraTomy would actually need to advertise the features of MP-09 and we could call of the nerd-sleuths from the case (though we thank you for your emotionally charged detective work).
It appears that this toy will have it all.
- Conversion between Hot Rod and Rodimus Convoy and their respective alt-modes
- Hot Rod’s buzz saw hand
- Matrix chest-compartment
- Hot Rod’s eye goggles
- Combining Hot Rod pistols into Rodimus Convoy’s rifle
- Exchangeable head via rotating gimmick
Of note is that it appears the toy will come with a NEW matrix of Leadership. That kind of smarts because I was expecting to use my MP-04S matrix with this figure. According to this somewhat blurry image, the matrix is a much more round rendition of the ancient Transformer relic.
It really is nice to see this piece come together, it is really looking great! It’s like they took the Metalverse Rodimus Prime statue from a few years ago and decided to make it transform.
So while we all wait for this next gem to adorn many-a-Rodimus collection, we can take a moment to look at this amazing eye-candy over at Seibertron.