What ever happened to these molds?

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  1. dilectus

    dilectus Well-Known Member

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    I remember these being shown off as mysterious new characters in Takara's Animated line. Ever since then it seems everyone has forgotten about them completely. Can anyone shed any light on this?
     

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  2. Lacimehc

    Lacimehc Tastes like medicine

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    I've never even seen those before...
     
  3. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    they don't look very much like animated style...
     
  4. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    I'll tell ya, those sure don't look like animated to me....
     
  5. Ratchet2007

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    These were first prototypes, nothing else.
     
  6. exomega255

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    ON a second thought they looked like Crossover Hulk and ironman
     
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    They're not new Animated characters. They're prototypes from a pre-Animated proposal called Transformers: Heroes. Left is Hot Shot, right is Rhinox. They never made it to production due to Heroes being dropped in favor of Animated.
     
  8. brr-icy

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    i think they're hand made protos, for Animated before it was Animated, when it was still TF Heroes, and they hadn't finalized the look, rhinox and hot shot i think was who they were supposed to be

    edit: beaten by nachtsider
     
  9. Takeout

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    You mean Hot Rod.
     
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    The image is from the Allspark Almanac #1.
     
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    No, I believe he was correct. It's Hot Shot.
     
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    i swear rinox looks like some sort of gundam.
     
  13. Takeout

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    The image is from a Japanese magazine.

    It's Hot Rod.
     
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    I thought Hasbro haven't owned the Hot Rod name for ages. So any character toy wouldn't be Hot Rod simply because of that. It's why the name Hot Shot came about in the first place.
     
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    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Wasn't Hot Shot called Hot Rod in Japan????

    Either way, both were conceived as the type of character who was somewhat in-experienced but showed potential.

    IIRC, Hasbro wanted some sort of movie connection, hence the hot-head role being filled by BB, and Rhinox was basically replaced by Bulkhead.
     
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    A couple more are shown in Allspark Almanac 2 - Jetstorm and Jetfire. Looked a bit more like the concept art seen for them. Looked cool but I generally prefer what was produced.

    Remember when it comes to these guys, they're hand-made prototypes. If they had been released they'd have looked a bit different and less detailed too.
     
  18. mx-01 archon

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    And in response to the actual question asked, the molds never existed in the first place.

    So don't go holding out hope that these could get repurposed elsewhere. They'll fall into the annals of history in Hasbro's vaults, along with Transtech Cheetor and Starscream :) () and Animated Hot Shot and Marauder Megatron :) :) ().
     
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    I for one am glad those didn't make it. They're uggo and kinda generic looking.
     
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    The Rhinox mold looks amazing IMO, but the Hot Shot/Rod one is very drone-looking and deserves to be kept as an unmade prototype.
     

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