I was only 1 when the film came out,so Im not luckY enough to have any cinema memories. A few years later (already a TF obsessed child) my dad appeared with the movie on VHS! The film really did leave a huge impression, and as much as there are haterz, Hot Rod was the coolest charceter every. Young, daring, and an alt mode perfect for young boys that love cars!
Everything about the film was perfect, even down to the score which still gives me shivers (especially attack on the shuttle, escape and showdown)
I think I have watched the film almost every month since that day. My childhood years were to best years of my life (so far), and to me this film really somes it up whether it was me and my brother playing with Hot Rod and Kup on the sofa, or staying home sick from school and curling up in bed with Transformers The Movie playing.
On another note, attached Is a picture of me with hot rod destryoing the Optimus Prime birthday cake my Mum made
for my brothers birthday! Maybe at this young age I was happy with OP's departure!!