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.
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.
It’s just the name of the Autobot, it’s not the same one as we grew up with. Look at the rest of the Autobots! None of them resemble their name sakes. Well most don’t.