. . .be more popular/scalped then Animated Arcee. Please present your arguments. I believe it's still unknown how much of the Animated Arcee issue is scalpers and how much of it is fanboys buying 3-4 for themselves and how many buying it for girls. A lot of people seem to think that it's sooooo easy to predict how popular a character will be and that Hasbro dropped the ball on Arcee and the club dropped the ball on PCP so let's see how good people are at predicting how Hot Rod will do. Things to take into consideration: Similarities 1) Animated line 2) 1st use of the mold 3) TRU exclusive 4) Produced in the same amount (I'm assuming, of course I can't confirm) 5) Both suffer end-on-line syndrome Arcee 1) It's a girl-bot 2) It's pink 3) 1st Arcee toy that resembles G1 toy 4) Screen time 5) Packed with Cybertron Ironhide 6) Released in Winter/Spring 7) Japanese Version news available (but at the time no pics) 8) People did not anticipate her rarity and took their time looking for her Rod 1) It's NOT a girl-bot. 2) It's not pink. 3) Name recognition. He's been around. 4) Screen action. 5) Packed with Ironhide 6) Released in summer/fall 7) No news yet on Japanese version. (Chrome bow?) 8) The arcee issue may cause people to over-react when Rod comes out.