Transformers Extended Review: Rodimus Convoy Collector Coin



On my last review of the Masterpiece Rodimus Convoy, I’ve forgotten to mention the most significant piece of accessory that came with the set, which is the collector coin. My coin came 2 weeks after I got my Rodimus Convoy figure, partly because my supplier ran out of stock.
Apparently, the coin is only available with the Hong Kong release of the Masterpiece figure, or so I’ve been told. Anyways, the coin itself is a very neat accessory and comes packed in a CD-size envelope. There is a hole in the middle of the cover flap which reveals the coin with Rodimus Prime’s face on it and the year and month of the figure’s release. On the cover, it is written “The World of Transformers” & “Masterpiece”.
            Once you open it up, the back of the cover reveals the trademarked Rodimus/ Hot Rod flame decals. There are also a few paragraphs introducing Rodimus Prime/ Hot Rod character based on their G1 history.
            “Hot Rod is a young soldier in Transformers: The Movie. Because of his youngness, he shows great heroism and tend to rush to the enemy during a battle. He battled with Galvatron inside the body of Unicron and retrieved the “Matrix of Leadership”. While liberating the Matrix’s power, Hot Rod is modified into Rodimus Prime and defeated Unicron. After the war, Rodimus leaded the Autobots to win back Cybertron, and declare end of war. However, the peace is not long-lasting, second war was reheated due to Galvatron’s rebirth in 2010.”
“One day. an Autobot shall rise from our ranks… and use the power of the Matrix to light our darkest hour. Until that day, till all are one.” – Optimus Prime.
Now, you may have noticed there are several grammatical errors in the paragraphs above, and I can assure you that they are not typos. Despite the fact that it has a Hasbro logo at the back of the packaging, somehow I don’t think that this Commemorative coin ever went through any Hasbro’s QA/QC department, or else the grammars might have been a bit better.
Now, a lot of collectors may choose not to open up their coin and leave it as it is, but for me being me, I’m not the kind of guy who can leave something stay minted for long. My itchy hands and curiosity would get the best of me every single time. 
The coin feels very hefty and is coated in a gold-like paint. The gold is not as golden as say United Bumblebee’s; this one’s rather pale in comparison. In fact, I’ve tried taking photos of the darn coin, but the gold just won’t show, as you can see from the photos below. 
At the back of the coin, it says “TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE – MP09”. The coin is rather neat, and they probably didn’t have to do it, but I really appreciate it nonetheless.
The coin is really a neat display piece, and if you’re like me, and you’ve already, or thinking of opening yours, I’d suggest that you tear of the packaging nicely, and repack it once you’re done with it.
Anyways, a huge props for this item.

Final verdict: 8/10

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