Discovered recently in store inventory data, we finally know what the mysterious "Planet of Junk" Platinum Edition box set is. Planet of Junk Clash is a set of two Generations Junkions along with yet another redeco of Classics Rodimus. Interestingly, in this set the toy is identified as Autobot Hot Rod
, showing Hasbro is still going forward with its efforts to reclaim as many Transformers character names as possible. Click through to see the pictures and more info, including transcriptions of some of the packaging text!
The Junkions in the set - Wreck-Gar and Scrapheap - look as though they made be made with shared plastic colors, leaving the differences between them entirely to modified paint applications. And of course using different head options. Interestingly it looks like Scrapheap's head may be still using the same paint pattern as Subscription Service Tarantulas, or at the least a very similar design to the "mandible" paint apps that use of the Junkion mold featured.
Wreck-Gar and the Junkions aren't easy to understand - they speak in scattered phrases learned from Earth TV signals - but they're fiercely protective of their planet and the scrap piles that cover it. When the Autobots arrive, the Junkions come out weapons swinging. Before things get ugly, Autobot Hot Rod ends the battle not with a bang, but with a bah-weep-granah weep ni ni bong.
The Junkion leader wants to make sure the snoopy Autobot visitors get mud in the eye, by-and-by. Film at 11:00.
Autobot Hot Rod
Uses the Transformers' universal greeting and instantly turns the Junkions from enemies to allies.
When your leader speaks only in phrases learned from Earth TV, the battle plan may sound a bit unusual.