KO Hot Rod (Hot Shot) Review

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  1. Astronut

    Astronut Well-Known Member

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    I think this is an oversized legends of cybertron Hot Shot. Found it at a local convenience store. Since I'm somewhat of a Hot Rod collector, I had to get it.
    Thankfully it was cheap.

    The feel
    Cheap. It feels, sounds and looks cheap. This is a true KO. Oversized, simplified and... well, bad.


    Vehicle mode
    The vehicle actually looks okay. Nothing spectacular, but at least it doesn't have too many large gaps anywhere.
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    except on the sides
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    Underside of the car
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    Robot mode
    Oh god... It feels extremely flimsy, and when you touch it it makes that "sshhhh" sound that just screams cheap plastic.
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    The articulation is pretty much:
    hinged shoulder (back and forth and side to side. but only one arm can go forward at a time, because of the kibble on the back)
    very loose ball jointed hips, pretty pointless.
    and that's it. Here's the only pose I managed that didn't involve him laying on his face.
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    His giant flame-sword, which he can not hold due to the fact that he has no hands.
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    Size
    He's a little under deluxe size, but a lot bigger than he should be, considering the quality and articulation.
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    Conclusion:
    It's bad. I would not recommend this as a gift to kids, and certainly not collectors. The only people who should get it are stupid people like myself who can't resist a Hot Rod figure.
    And even they shouldn't :D 

    3/10


    (I just noticed from looking at the pictures that the black pieces on his back kibble can rotate out to form "wings" of sorts. but it doesn't help the overall impression. In fact it only makes him look smaller somehow.)
     
  2. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    A face only a mother could love :D 
     
  3. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    That sword is pretty hot, though... :) 
     
  4. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    his face screams special bus!
     
  5. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Yep....to show this....here are some comments about the pics.:) 


    The 4th one:''YoU cAn SeE mE uNdEr HeRe!!!LoL lOl LoL!!!!"

    The 5th one:"WhAt Is ThAt ThInGy OvEr ThErE!!"

    The 6th one:"My HaNd Is VeRy FuNnY lOoKiNg....LoOk!"

    The 7th one:"ThIs Is My HoBo FiRe!"

    The 8th one:"ThIs Is My GaNg....FeAr ThEm....LoL!"
     
  6. DecepticonSpike

    DecepticonSpike Member of the Scrappy Doo Fan Club

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    It he made by the same company that made the OS LC Cybertron Soundwave KO?
     
  7. Astronut

    Astronut Well-Known Member

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    special bus :lol 
    Well he is in my special bin together with Super Change Robot Super Vespid :thumbs2: 

    I have no idea, sorry.
     

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