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.