Henkei Dinobot & Hot Rod Manga Scans & Pics

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  1. TM2 D-bot

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    I want JAAM!!!
     
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    hmm, the cannons look nice but I don't care enough for Hot Shot to get Henkei even though it'll only be £4 more than the hasbro version.

    I wonder why we're seeing pictures of Hot Shot before Dinobot. Dinobot's C-16 whilst Hot Shot is C-17 I thought.
     
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    cool

    awesome:cool: 
     
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    wtf is up with that comic?
     
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    Henkei Hot Rod = bought!
     
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    I admittedly have not watched the early 2000s TF shows, and have no idea who Hot Shot is.

    Is he a version of Hot Rod or Bumblebee? Both? A Hybrid?
    Why does he have a tiny helicopter attached to his spoiler?
    Who rides in the tiny transforming helicopter, anyway?
    I'd be rather suspicious if I saw a sports car with tiny helicopter attached to it.

    Robots in disguise... all out in the open. *smh*
     
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    Why are you referring to him as "Hot Road" when his name is Hot Rod in the picture right there :p 

    He's the Kid Friendly character from the Armada, Energon and Cybertron series. This toy represents his Armada incarnation. He's kind of like a doofus version of Hot Rod.

    The little helicopter is Jolt, his Mini-Con partner (like a Micromaster) who can Powerlinx with him in vehicle mode to give him flight capability, and in robot mode to activate his axelzooka cannon (which doesn't exist on this toy).
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Hot Shot can be Hot Rod but Hot Rod has to be Rodimus?
     
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    In Japan he can!
     
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    Is it just me, or do all these Henkei comics have the exact same story, more or less?

    -Pre-established characters discover and/or fight new enemy who makes a grand introduction
    -Enemy makes a sideways/over-the-shoulder glance at teh new ally speeding towards him/making a grand entrance (usually smirks around this time)
    -They rumble
    -good guy wins/story resolved

    I think the only exception was Skyfire's, who was both the good guy and badguy.
     
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    mmm... I was really hoping he gets the JAAM plate too. Well, you cannot always win.
     
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    Why so surprised? The same happens in almost any G1 TV series episode... if not in all 80's cartoon...
     
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    Hasbro's rival Mattel trademarked several variations Hot Rod, Hot Rods, and Hott Rodd for products, which prevents Hasbro for using any form of "Hot Rod" as a trademark (so no "Autobot Hot Rod" or "Hot Rodimus"). This forces Hasbro to use "Rodimus" when it comes to toys of G1 Hot Rod.

    In Japan, evidently they don't have the same problem with Hot Rod (though lately they've begun Hasbro-style trademarking for certain character names).

    Well, JAAM would have zero meaning to both TakaraTomy and the Japanese fandom. It's strictly a Hasbro TF fandom joke.

    He means the henkei pack in comics are extremely simple stories (even by Japanese TF standards) that merely serve to introduce new toys, quite literally as we can see by the fact their names are displayed in the same font as their packaging. Even Hasbro's pack-in comics from the Armada-Energon days had much more coherent mini-stories.
     
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    Cuz I'm mad tyte JDM yo! :D 
     
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    Everytime I look at this crap I think about how they wasted a spot in the Henkei line. Wheeljack, Trailbreaker, Hoist, Jazz. But no, they made this crap instead.
     
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    I guessed I missed something when I recently watched Armada and am watching Energon. What's the "JAAM" joke?

    ...also, yes he's the kid-connect character of Armada and Cybertron (@ least from what I've seen of disc 1 & part of 2 of 7 total from that series). In Energon, they take Ironhide and make him more "Iron Hide" (??? - I think, he's referred to both ways in different places with the same meaning and the same meaning - that's a bonefide contradiction!) as a big, albeit "cool," goof who grows and learns from...you guessed it...Hot Shot of all TFs!

    At the end of Armada, Hot Shot is in charge of both A-bot & D-con battle "Armadas" in their fight against Unicron when Prime & Galvs are fighting him from the inside. Sort of a vice admiral-type character in that show. Energon continues, but Cybertron gets more like Animated (that not as radical) in keeping names and twisting set plot lines.

    Of course, this is from the little I've gotten and thought about so far. So take that all with a grain of salt! :lol 
     
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    It's all a fandom joke. See TFWiki.
     
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    I was unaware that they made universe versions of the above(save for the lil jazz he dosent count)...o wait they did not.
     

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