I think Hot Rod would be the type of ICON that regular movie watchers can relate to. Optimus Prime is Awesome, and Bumble Bee is OK in a cuddly way. But I think itroducing the Sunticons and Dinobots are a good first step for a sequel, but HotRod would be the one that tips the balance in our favor by single handedly defeating all the stunicons himself. Can you imagine what that highway scene would look like? You know how much Micheal Bay loves those highway sequences. That can set up the 3rd movie where Prime Dies, and HotRod becomus Rodimus Prime! Then the only question becomes, what type of car will HotRod be? I think A Carrera GT would be awesome, but thats what Jazz should've been. I think if the stunticons are all exotics, like ferrari, lambroghini, aston martin, F1 whatever, then HOTROD should be some type of musclecar. As long as they don't turn him into a camper or trailer for Rodimus Prime, you really can;t go wrong. I think we should pitch the idea to MBay. Whatya think?