Hot Rod in Animated? (Also, IDW May Solicits)

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  1. Beastbot X

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    May solicits for IDW:
    - Reign of Starscream #2
    - Best of the UK: Space Pirates #3
    - Animated Vol. 3 ($8)
    - Devastation TPB ($20)
    - Best of the UK: Dinobots TPB ($20)
    - Beast Wars Sourcebook TPB ($25)


    However, the Animated solication is very intriguing:

    "Continuing a series of books capturing the action of The TRANSFORMERS Animated Series! Share the adventures of AUTOBOT heroes like OPTIMUS PRIME, HOT ROD, and JAZZ as they battle MEGATRON and the dangerous DECEPTICONS. Using actual still frames from the series itself, The Transformers Animated series puts new TF action in your pocket. "

    Looks like Hot Rod will be coming in Animated!
     
  2. Gears

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    Or it could be one of the many IDW typos.
     
  3. Optimus Prime

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    That'd be kind of neat if they actually called him Hot Rod instead of Rodimus.
     
  4. KA

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    they were going to include a T for typos in IDW but they made a, you guessed it, typo.
     
  5. General Tekno

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    Wait.

    Maybe Hot Rod's in the Elite Guard.

    All we know is that Sentinel, Jazz, and Ironhide are in it. And odds are Magnus will show too.

    Though this kills my story idea involving Hot Rod and a villain called Bayhem. Who loves explosions.
     
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    awesome.
     
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    Very cool if true... at least I think so...
     
  8. bran10

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    if he is, that's cool... if not oh well, i dont find it a big deal
     
  9. Fort Max

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    This is only book 3 though right?
    Would they be publishling the Elite guard episode already, I'd have to go with, no.
     
  10. SilverDragon

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    Best. Story Idea. Ever.
     
  11. Ra88

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    Hrmn. I think he's rather "something else" then an Elite Guard (those who have read the episode list know what I'm talking about).
     
  12. Beastbot X

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    "Hot Rod" is a pretty big typo... usually they're, y'know, just one extra letter or something. But I guess it's possible they put in the wrong name, though I think it unlikely...
     
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    It's always good news to see Hot Rod popping up in a new Transformers line. :D 
     
  14. MilkManX

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    I hope that is true. I cant wait to see his design.
     
  15. alecgates15

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    Wait a minute. I thought Hasbro lost the rights to Hot Rod. So did they mean Rodimus? Or did they get the name back?
     
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    Its my understanding that they cant get the name back because it belongs to Hot Rod Magazine.

    But the name can still be used in fiction so if they wanted to use the name in a comic book or in the cartoon they could do it but they cant use it on a toy.

    And since the toon is basicly a spring board for toy sales I doubt they'll use the name in the toon.

    But they've been useing the name Hot Rod in the comics for years now.
     
  17. alecgates15

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    Makes sense. So essentially it's either Hot Rod and no toy, or Rodimus and a toy. Hasbro and CN will most likely make it Rodimus as to have another toy, boosting the sales even more.
     
  18. maltesefalcon

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    it's more than likley a typo as volume 2 is blast from the past and nanosec
     
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    I can't say I'm convinced. This is rather weak evidence of Hot Rod being in Animated, considering it could simply be a typo. I'll need more to go on.
     
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    Keep in mind that originally, Animated consisted of your Autobot crew but instead of Bumblebee, you had Hot Shot. It wasn't until later in development that Hot Shot was reworked in to Bumblebee. Chance that this is just an old listing, or IDW sucks at figuring stuff out, or they're making their own continuity now.