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Old 03-02-2016, 09:15 PM   #11
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Re: Protoman Review: Masterpiece Hot Rod MP-28 Hot Rodimus Takara

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It was after he became Rodimus PRIME that he wielded the lightsaber and shield in season 3.
No it wasn't. He had them after the battle on earth when they were flying to Cybertron before Cyclonus forced them to land on Quintessa.
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:14 PM   #12
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Re: Protoman Review: Masterpiece Hot Rod MP-28 Hot Rodimus Takara

Technically, the only "post Rodimus Prime" thing about the toy is having an opening chest (which was only shown in Season 3 episodes not the Movie) and his "rei" sitting pose (Burden Hardest To Bare)
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:50 AM   #13
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Re: Protoman Review: Masterpiece Hot Rod MP-28 Hot Rodimus Takara

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It was after he became Rodimus PRIME that he wielded the lightsaber and shield in season 3.
Hot Rod used the yellow saber and shield very briefly while "training" against an auto-combatant aboard the escape shuttle from Autobot City in TFTM '86.

These stick out in my mind because, ya know, lightsabers. Plus his G1 tech specs ranked him as an "Autobot Cavalier", so being a robot knight with a sword and shield made sense.

On an interesting note, TFTM '86 director Nelson Shin helped animate the lightsaber effects in STAR WARS Episode IV: A New Hope so the appearance of Megatron's purple saber and Hot Rod's yellow sword are an obvious nod to his work.

Any 3P accessory maker reading this please note: You'll have my money if you arm The Cavalier accordingly.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:29 PM   #14
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Re: Protoman Review: Masterpiece Hot Rod MP-28 Hot Rodimus Takara

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Hot Rod used the yellow saber and shield very briefly while "training" against an auto-combatant aboard the escape shuttle from Autobot City in TFTM '86.

These stick out in my mind because, ya know, lightsabers. Plus his G1 tech specs ranked him as an "Autobot Cavalier", so being a robot knight with a sword and shield made sense.

On an interesting note, TFTM '86 director Nelson Shin helped animate the lightsaber effects in STAR WARS Episode IV: A New Hope so the appearance of Megatron's purple saber and Hot Rod's yellow sword are an obvious nod to his work.

Any 3P accessory maker reading this please note: You'll have my money if you arm The Cavalier accordingly.
Thanks JJ. It's been a long time since I rewatch TFTM .
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:07 PM   #15
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Re: Protoman Review: Masterpiece Hot Rod MP-28 Hot Rodimus Takara

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Thanks JJ. It's been a long time since I rewatch TFTM .
No better time then now with it being the 30th Anniversary
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Re: Protoman Review: Masterpiece Hot Rod MP-28 Hot Rodimus Takara

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But keep in mind MP-28 is supposed to be Hot Rod so he only gets his accessories when he was Hot Rod during the movie BEFORE he became the Spance Winnebago.

It was after he became Rodimus PRIME that he wielded the lightsaber and shield in season 3.

But Hot Rod would still have Matrix chamber. (He can't become Rodimus Prime without one)
Yeah but Hot Rod had the shield and sword, while training on the shuttle. After fleeing Galvatron's attack on earth.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:19 PM   #17
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Re: Protoman Review: Masterpiece Hot Rod MP-28 Hot Rodimus Takara

great review buddy!
I love the comparisons with all the other hot rod toys especially the g1 hotrod
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