I realize that this has probably been discussed here before, but I haven't seen any discussion of it during my time here. When I was a little kid, I was a huge Thundercats fan. And really I didn't become a big Transformers fan until I saw the original animated movie. I'm one of the rare Transformers fans who actually prefers the characters that were featured after the movie to the ones featured before the movie. My favorite character from Thundercats was always Lion-O, the young lord of the Thundercats. And my favorite character from Transformers has always been Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime, who became the leader of the Autobots (or at least until Optimus Prime came back to life). I've always wondered if it's a coincidence that the two are my favorite characters from each show, given how similar they are. Is it possible that Hot Rod/Rodimus's personality was somewhat based on the success and popularity of Lion-O from Thundercats?