IDW Ongoing Rodimus

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  1. OriginalScream

    OriginalScream Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone able to figure out what kind of alternate mode Rodimus sports during the first six issues of Ongoing? I know it's kind of hard to figure out since he never transforms. But, does he still have his Dodge Viper vehicle mode from the other IDW comics, or does he have a different vehicle mode?
     
  2. sto_vo_kor_2000

    sto_vo_kor_2000 Banned

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    You mean HotRod right???
     
  3. SMOG

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    Well, in IDW, he has recently taken on the nickname "Rodimus Prime"... though now that really should be more of a title of shame, considering it was how the Decepticons managed to play to his ego and manipulate him.

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  4. UltraMagnus3786

    UltraMagnus3786 That's what it is

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    You beat me to it. Swindle started calling him this first. He's gotta earn "Rodimus".

    Back to the OP, we don't know what his alt is, your guess is as good as mine. I can't remember if he reformatted from his Viper though on Cybertron during or just before AHM.
     
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    I didnt know that.

    I havent picked up the last few issues yet,

    And I was hopeing they would make HotRod and Rodimus 2 different characters like Megatron and Galvatron, Bumblebee and Goldbug.
     
  6. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    The headlights look like a Pagani Zonda.. Hard to tell I dont remember seeing his car mode.
     
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    Ah, sorry if I gave anything away. Rodimus and Hot Rod are not 2 guys. I liked what they did with Galvatron, but I think it would be weirder if they tried it with Rodimus.

    With Rodimus' recent attempt to lead his own band of Autobots out of their tribulations, it's interesting that "Rodimus Prime" became a sort of ironic nickname for him, rather than an official title. It's one way of resolving the way his two personas are becoming increasingly merged in the fiction and toy releases.

    However, without spoiling anything, I think I can see EXACTLY where Costa's going with Hot Rod in the near future, and I don't like it. Too easy, too predictable.

    zmog
     
  8. skiss

    skiss Crash and Burn

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    I stopped collecting these comics after all hail megatron 14 or 15. Is there a TPB coming out soon that will let me catch up? Does it compare to the original IDW story ark? Am I REALLY missing out on something great with the ongoing series?
     
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    Hot Rod transformed into a douche, from the previews and summaries I've read.
     
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    Given that the name was given to him by the very bot that has now made him look so totally idiotic and foolish, the next time he meets someone who calls him 'Rodimus', he should get angry and say "It's Hot Rod."

    Well based on the concept art from don's deviant art page , he does look like a Pagani Zonda

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  11. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Wow, that's hot. I never even heard of that car.
     
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    With regards to what might be happening with Hot Rod's character, I like it, but I am a big Hot Rod/Rodimus fan. He gets a lot of stick that he doesn't deserve.

    You know who's a douche? Magnus, in IDW at least, which is ashame as I normally really like Magnus.
     
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    yep he transforms into a tuned Pagani Zonda.
     
  14. SharkyMcShark

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    Yeah it's a Zonda. You can tell from the headlights.

    I'd kill for a toy of Ongoing Rodimus (that said I recently got the SDCC Alt. Rodimus and that's essentially the same transformation but a Ford GT)
     
  15. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    To be honest I'd love a lot of the models we've seen in the IDW stretch as toys.

    Honestly, how do we not have an EJ Su seeker mold yet?
     
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    Honestly for the most part the book has gone to crap since All Hail Megatron. Which wasn't that good.
     
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    Wasn't Bumblebee a Camaro for like, 2 panels in a page?
     
  18. SharkyMcShark

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    1 Page in one comic and 3 pages in another.
     
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    The book went to crap with All Hail Megatron.
     
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    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    fixed that for ya :wink: 
     

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