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I just received my KD Galvatron yesterday, finally, from my Hasbro Pulse preorder. Siege, Earthrise, and Kingdom have been packed-full of winners! Siege was the best mass-release toyline we've had in a long time. I'm honestly less gushing with praise for ER, but KD has been great despite the snails' pace of releases.
In the last years, I've gotten WAY into the Diaclone 2016 reboot line. Fantastic engineering, beautiful designs, my favorite.
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Did you get a properly assembled Kingdom Galvatron? Mine happened to have one mis-assembled shoulder and one properly assembled. It was not fun to fix.
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Yesterday I received Gigawatt and a few others from BBTS (including the new Ramjet G2 recolor with the WFC seeker mold). My road to collecting the main line is coming to an end soon, unless they come out with more of the G1 mini characters in deluxe or larger sizes (brawn, outback, windcharger, etc.). I am happy with a shelf of one of each of the G1 characters (and some Beast Wars) in the CHUG+ style that started with Classic back in 2007 (with a couple of exceptions for special case chatacters). Other than that, I am happy with my displays.

I look forward to posting pics of my HotRod/Rodimus collection soon to have one of you completists tell me what I am missing.
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Sideways wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:31 pm Did you get a properly assembled Kingdom Galvatron?
No, of course not. I'll be prying him apart sometime later. For now, I'm ok just rotating his shoulder around.

Magnus, you're missing the Micro TF Hot Rodimus that came with the original Star Convoy. And the Primus lucky draw redeco of the G1 Rodimus mold. :wink:
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Magnus, you're missing the Micro TF Hot Rodimus that came with the original Star Convoy.
No I am not. :P

And the Primus lucky draw redeco of the G1 Rodimus mold.
That is a different character, thus is not part of a HotRod/Rodimus collection.

They other thing to remember about me is my rule about "If it does not transform, it is not a transformer." so, even though I have a few items that are solid state, any mention of things like Revoltech Hot Rod will be summarily dismissed.

The only two that I know that I am missing are Kiss Players, because... yuck... Kiss Players (I have the convention redeco of that mold that matches the hot rod flame designs as opposed to the boring white stripes and problematic context of Kiss Players), and the original bubblegum Rodimus Prime (the one with the cardboard trailer). But, I figured I will post pics soon to find out if there is anything I need to hunt down.
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Superlink Black Rodimus?
I'm assuming you don't count Armada Hot Shot (Hot Rod in Japan)

Japanese-variant G1 Rodimus where he's got the plastic wheels but the metal toes?
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I do have the Armada Hot Shot in Excellion colors (as well as the Excellion figure), but not in standard yellow.

And before you sit here and guess every single hot rod ever, I will post pics.
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BUT WHAT ABOUT THE JAPANESE DVD EXCILLION?
Cus I need archive pics of that beast, unless and until I get one :wink:
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Oh. I somehow forgot to mention that someone else was in that big shipments from BBTS. The Ark arrived.
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Kingdom Tracks is my latest toy. Waiting to see what Toyhax/Reprolabels comes out with.


Reminds me, I need to put my stickers on MP Tracks. I don't think it'll be a drastic improvement like the stickers were for MP Ultra Magnus.
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MP Tracks has a fine deco, probably because they were willing to compromise on the cartoon accuracy a bit. KD Tracks does a fantastic job scaling down the MP to a Deluxe price point, but I think the deco leaves something to be desired, especially with the underwhelming hood emblem!
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Beast Wars reissue Cheetor and Megatron are the latest to my addition. Cheetor has been carefully taken out of the package as to not damage the card, and Megatron is still sealed in the box. He'll be easier to get out without damaging the package then Cheetor was.

When I got Cheetor, his bubble was already very dented, as was the other on the shelf. But it appears the bottom of the bubble was peforated so you can open the bottom of the bubble and pull the inner packaging out without breaking the glue to pull the whole bubble off, probably like I did when I was young. LOL.
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My tactic has always been to use a knife and slice 3 sides of the bubble from the card, which has resulted in me saving 25 cubic meters of packaging. I can't say I'm proud of it :lol:
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I'll slice the tape off the side of Megatron's box and keep that. Don't know about the bubble and packaging for Cheetor considering it was already busted.
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I have to say, the folded cardboard inserts for Kingdom are making my package-saving take up a LOT less space. I wish I could go back in time and make all packaging since the 90s have cardboard-only packaging.
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