Nope. Never actually was magenta except in the newer (as in last 15 years) DVD versions of TFTM and all DVD Blu-ray releases since they first did that. I saw the movie when it first came out as a kid and he was very red on the big screen and on VHS a few months later when that came out, and the toys of Both G1 Rodimus and Hot Rod were red too. Even MP Rodimus is red. Any newer figures of Rodimus that have a hint of pink to them is probably because of the way the DVD versions of TFTM presented the character to the last couple of generations of fans. Its something I really wish they had fixed on the new 30th Anniversary blue ray version.