|Toy Design||Katsuhisa Yamaguchi|
Review by JoshB
Hot Rodimus was better known as "Hot Rod" in the US. Hot Rod was introduced in the 1986 Transformers Movie as the Transformer who inherited the Matrix of Leadership from Optimus Prime. After the movie he was hardly seen again, but he remains a popular character in Transfromers Fandom.
Hot Rodimus is available at HobbyLink Japan
The choice to make a Revoltech figure out of him is an interesting one. There are so many more popular Transformers characters than him, but his design really lends itself to Revoltech form.
Rodimus is as close to a true "Action Figure" as the Revoltech line has gotten so far. The figure is so playable and sturdy, you forget its from the Transformers. And no, Hot Rodiumus does NOT Transform.
Hot Rodimus comes with 2 weapons, 4 variant hands, and a display stand. The stand is the same as all Revoltech stands with the exception of "Tomy" printed in white on the bottom. The stand can attach to the rear of Hot Rodimus for some cool poses.
Check out the double gun John Woo action!
A variant head with the visor down is also included. The joint fit is tight here, and its a pain to get the variant head on due to the post moving on the Revoltech Joint.
|Posted 27 March, 2008 - 06:10 by JoshB|