Transformers 5 Hot Rod revealed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by badbot98, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Posts:
    12,755
    News Credits:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Hasbroland, Rhode Island
    Likes:
    +1,968
    No the problem is that if you take away the name and ask a fan who it is, they won't say hotrod. This looks nothing like any hotrod. If you asked me without telling me it's name, I would've said its movieverse runabout. Look at other movie robots, Optimus, bumblebee, megatron, hound, drift. You can immediately tell who it is supposed to be, even in its wild movie style. This is a complete failure in my eyes. The robot design and the colors are nothing like what we would associate with hortrod at all. This robot looks like another generic cannon fodder decepticon enemy.
     
  2. badbot98

    badbot98 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Posts:
    990
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    Detroit
    Likes:
    +267
    Ebay:
    kinda sounds like idw rodimus
     
  3. Gryph

    Gryph Action Master

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    11,410
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +1,304
    I don't actually mind most of. I just wish they didn't give him a Bumblebee face.
     
  4. SouthtownKid

    SouthtownKid Headmaster

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Posts:
    25,861
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +10,199
    The engine block on his back is funny. Eh, I kind of like it. And yeah, I like the return of vehicle kibble on robot modes.
     
  5. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    7,854
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +334
    Ebay:
    That's cool wish the colors were different but it's neat.
     
  6. Hound89

    Hound89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Posts:
    2,687
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +850
    The real question is why act surprised when this happens in all transformers media
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    90,538
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +66,782
    Instagram:
    So like virtually every other movie character ever?

    The MO has always been that the characters are designed, then named after the fact because Bay thinks the name is cool.

    Again, you should not be surprised by this. This "problem" has existed for ten years. At one point, after countless accounts of "shame on you" does it not become "shame on me?"
     
  8. badbot98

    badbot98 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Posts:
    990
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    Detroit
    Likes:
    +267
    Ebay:
    honestly the only thing I don't like about this design is the face.
     
  9. TwitchingFool0

    TwitchingFool0 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Posts:
    368
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +292
    I doubt he'll look exactly like the art. I believe this is just to start some hype. (its working for me at least) I hope his face is different though. Red Bumblebee is basically Cliffjumper.
     
  10. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Posts:
    31,400
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +13,136
    Really? That's cool. Never thought we'd have robot mode reveals this early. Wonder if they'll be doing the same for the others if that's the case?

    On the topic on Hot Rod himself he does look different as one would expect from the movies though his personality does sound a lot like what people expect out of him so that's good. Would like to see his door wings raise up a bit to evoke his G1 spoiler wings.
     
  11. ZombehDino

    ZombehDino Fast as a Sharkticon

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    Posts:
    1,557
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +3,311
    It hurts for me to say this, but I think it's unreasonable to expect any G1 accuracy from the live-action movie designs at this point. For almost an entire decade now, the designs in the films have largely been unrelated to the past incarnations of the characters.

    All I really hope for now is designs that are fresh, visually interesting, or at the very least kind of appealing in terms of lines and/or colors, but this robot designs isn't any of those things to me.
     
  12. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    90,538
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +66,782
    Instagram:
    It's pretty funny how his door wings are easily pointy enough to evoke his old spoiler wings, but they're pointed down as if to deliberately avoid that connection.

    And yeah, I agree with ZombehDino. After Hound, Drift and Crosshairs, this design seems so totally devoid of visual interest at all. Again, it isn't bad, but it isn't anything. I like that it looks more like it actually transforms, but it's at the expense of any discernible identity.
     
  13. Rodimus74

    Rodimus74 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2013
    Posts:
    8,223
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Likes:
    +3,991
    Yes yes yes yes yes!!!!! The chosen one is here!!!!! Finally!!!!!
     
  14. ZombehDino

    ZombehDino Fast as a Sharkticon

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    Posts:
    1,557
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +3,311
    Maybe it will be possible to adjust the kibble on his toy to that position. That could at least allow for some fun G1 colored customs.
     
  15. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Posts:
    14,487
    News Credits:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    your imagination
    Likes:
    +22,128
    Dude, what!? Awesome! :D 

    Didn't expect to see Rodimus at all, this is a very nice surprise.
     
  16. Hound89

    Hound89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Posts:
    2,687
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +850
    [​IMG]

    EDIT: Definitely digging the black and the face, and i don't think ive ever seen car kibble like that
     
  17. TopShot16

    TopShot16 Dinobot "Technician"

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Posts:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Likes:
    +35
  18. Hound89

    Hound89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Posts:
    2,687
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +850
    Probably MTMTE Levels.
     
  19. Starscream 91

    Starscream 91 Mech With A Mouth

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2015
    Posts:
    11,171
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Location:
    Remnant
    Likes:
    +8,268
  20. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax You know what happens to Messiahs, don't you?

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Posts:
    9,028
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +8,300
    Loving this. Can't wait to see his alt mode!