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…
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.