Chefatron is cooking with Unicron in his latest in-hand preview of the recently revealed Transformers Generations Shattered Glass Rodimus figure. The dark repaint of the Studio Series Hot Rod is still unannounced but it is clearly coming soon. Get an in-hand look at this bad guy in the video and images below.
Yeah when I read "Rodimus Unicronus" I expect the counterpart to Rodimus Prime. So a leader class of just the cab part from the commander figure. That figure could probably be released as a leader on it's own. I also like that figure far more than the Hot Rod figure. I just don't want another of that trailer. Not that I hate it or anything as it's a good trailer, it's just that it doesn't really do anything.
Ultimately it doesn't really matter though as I'll still use PotP Rodimus Unicronus and Nemesis Prime as my versions. The decepticons got full on upgrades when Unicron got to them but Optimus only got a redeco for the WFC series. That's lame. So in my little world when Unicron got to the Primes, they got powered up "brute" like forms from their trailers due to their connection to the Matrix. Now I just need Hasbro to go back to the PotP Optimal Optimus mold to not only make Primal Prime but to finish the trio with a Nemesis Primal too. Throne of the Primes Optimus Primal could work as a stand in I guess. I could just repaint it myself but I already said how unmotivated I am to do customs anymore. Even one that wouldn't need too much work.
Titanium Menasor came out before SG Hot Rod though and was literally meant to be the fractured combiner personality of Menasor but in a single body. Same for Classics Menasor in it was always meant to be Menasor. Only the unreleased Universe Menasor was given the name as the intended name of "Motormaster" wasn't available in 2003 and wasn't for a while after. So those wouldn't count as SG Roddy or Rodimus Unicronus. For that matter, Hot Rod had a black redeco long before SG Hot Rod was a thing. It's just Hot Rod in black.
I understand that the Rodimus Unicronus and Nemesis Hot Rod are Prime Wars story choices. Prior names were like a combination of trademarking and BotCon making their own thing up. But, now that it has been established, some uniformity would be nice.
So my problem with this is its name. Rodimus Unicronus is the name after the Matrix is in his chest, in his Rodimus Prime mode. As Hot Rod, his name should be Nemesis Hot Rod. Either way, still a buy, but will be referred to correctly.
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