animated rodimus prime

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  1. brollicon

    brollicon Well-Known Member

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    seems like there is going to be an animated rodimus prime toy. Does anyone think he will be like the g1 version or do you think hasbro will come up with a new design like ultra magnus has gotten?
     
  2. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Considering we've seen him in the cartoon, and given the Animated toyline's faithfulness to the cartoon, we can expect Rodimus to look like he does on screen. In this sense, he will be very G1 inspired.
     
  3. Scythe

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    Wait, Hot Rod, or Rodimus Prime? He's gonna become a prime in the cartoon?
     
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    MECHADOOM I'm Doombot and I know it

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    He IS a Prime in Animated, in much the same way that Sentinel Prime is a Prime. In the Animated universe, "Prime" is a rank underneath that of "overall leader".
     
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    Just Rodimus. His bio is here somewhere on the site, but as memory serves (yes I'm being lazy and not looking it up), it says that he's got the makings of a Prime, but isn't one.

    His character seems a lot closer to Energon Rodimus from the little we've seen, and I believe there are copyright issues with the name "Hot Rod"... not to mention dirty minds out there that would have made Hasbro think twice about naming a character that. ;) 
     
  6. Ravenxl7

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    No, he already is a Prime, and is know as Rodimus Prime. He's the favorite to replace Ultra Magnus as supreme leader.

    Edit: Doesn't fully say Rodimus Prime in the bio we've seen already, but there is no way, imo, that he could be on the fast track to replacing UM, and not be the rank of Prime:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/animated-autobots-190/rodimus-2007/
    He's been referred to as Rodimus Prime since we first heard the character was going to be in Animated.
     
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    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Ah, thanks for the correction. :)  It was "fast track to Magnus", you're right... and I think "fast track" may be in "transformers years". :lol  I thought he was awesome, but maybe it was Judd Nelson doing the voice and the fact that I'm a Hot Rod/Rodimus fan.

    And apparently, "I like using quotation marks" a lot.
     
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    Oh, okay. I get it now.
     
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    I'm genuinely surprised that this thread wasn't started by that psj333 guy.
     
  10. ErechOveraker

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    Have we seen his alt mode?
     
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    Nope, not yet.
     
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    He better come with a sweet bow and some sweet arrows
     
  13. Feralstorm

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    Clarifying, (for my own benefit if no one else's) The character in Animated is "Rodimus Prime", though it appears possible to likely the toy will be listed as just "Rodimus".
     
  14. Lbsammills51

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    Dumb question, but why can't Hot Rod toys (if they were more the 'Hot Rod' version than the 'Rodimus Prime' version) just be called 'Autobot Hot Rod' by Hasbro? We have 'Autobot Jazz' and 'Autobot Rachet.' I'm not sure of the legal issues surrounding using Hot Rod, even under the 'Autobot ___' idea, so I'm genuinely asking because I don't know what's stopping Hasbro from doing that unless they want it to be Rodimus Prime.
     

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