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Fans rage over Transformers 5 Hot Rod reveal – world continues turning.

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Hot Rod, now with more Hot and Rod. Digibash by Jake Bleeker.

Last night around 1:24 Central time, the Transfan world was once again set ablaze by one of the first full-body robot reveals of a character in the upcoming Transformers film. We got to see that Hot Rod was finally making his prime time debut in the TF movie franchise. Of course, no one seemed happy about this at all except the Transformers 5 marketing team who was watching agape as their hashtags were propelled into the stratosphere.

One of the best responses about this came from well-established Transformers Fan Sid Beckett, which you can see below.

Ten Years of Human Progress (2006) Anyone seen those pictures of Optimus Prime with flames on? Yuck. These guys can't design for shit. (2016) Anyone seen those pictures of Hot-Rod without flames on? Yuck. These guys can't design for shit.

What a difference 10 years makes.

I’ll save you all any sort of diatribe about why this Hot Rod sucks or is awesome and just leave you with this photo to reminisce of the days of yore.

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Such a varied appearance…

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MP9 Masterpiece Rodimus vs New Masterpiece Hot Rod

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Who wore it better?

A friend of mine posted this image to Faceballz today and we started discussing it.  I love you Hot Rod, but you’ve got a bit of Optimus Primal disease.

I’ve taken the liberty to re-adjust the proportions of his waist-down and head to match his upper body.  It looks heavenly, but we can wish in one hand…

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Not the Hot Rod we want, but the Hot Rod we deserve.

If anything, this has brought to light just how incredible MP9 really was, in terms of concept and design.  The production quality did suffer, but it was a very ambitious Masterpiece figure that I hope will begin to grow on people because the figure had really incredibly accurate vehicle and robot modes.  The modes were to a level that I really don’t feel many Transformer toys can match.

Here is another comparison look at MP9, the new Hot Rod, and our dream-version of Hot Rod front and center.  Le sigh.

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Salt in the wound.

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Transformers Cloud wave 3 Rodimus and Shockwave confirmed! Awesome!

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Arise Rodimus… yeah just Rodimus, ok?

After many months of hoping and speculating, it’s been proven true that some of the strange toy-based iterations of characters drawn in TakaraTomy’s Transformers Cloud series are seeing releases!  We saw Rodimus at the inception of the toyline sporting the highly popular Triple-changing Springer Mold from Generations and an ominous Voyager Whirl-based Shockwave scientist.  Both were discovered on display today at the 2014 Tokyo Toy Show.  Also on display were photos of MP-22 Ultra Magnus in full color!  See more at TFW.

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There’s only so many toys with only one eye!

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Darken our lightest hour, Black Rodimus Convoy

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I am your new leader, Black Rodimus Convoy

It doesn’t get much more epic than this… or does it?

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Black Rodimus is super fucking cool – Decepticons forever!~

Masterpiece Black Rodimus Convoy Robot

DARKNESS!!!!!

Thanks to Jason Blue Boost for letting me open his, but this is one of the craziest repaints Transformers fans have ever seen. More soon…

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TakaraTomy Animated Black Rodimus hits US shores

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Who does this guy think he is, a Botcon 2011 exclusive or what?

Well looky what showed up at work today – the TakaraTomy Black Rodimus toy!  He is pretty snazzy, I wish I had him in time for my Fansproject Shadow Scythe review, but we just can’t have it all I guess.

Somehow I ended up with two, whoops!

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Transformers are best served in twos.

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Fansproject Protector Armor family photo

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So which one is the black sheep?

Could it be? Another video review for TFsource? Say it ain’t so!

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One of these things is not the same…

Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod Collection

Name it name it that's the game!

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Real life Classics Rodimus car

Real life Classics Hot Rod Rodimus

Only missing a spoiler!

Just when you thought Transformers designers were coming up with their own crazy car designs, think again!

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Vroom!

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Rodimus Convoy ho!

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He's in good company!!!

Ok it didn’t show up first but I promise I got this for much cheaper than anyone else in the USA!!! 😀