New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint

Transformers News: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint

Saturday, June 6th, 2009 4:56PM CDT

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Seibertron member Blurrz has found new photos of Animated Deluxe Rodimus Minor and an unnamed Animated Deluxe Oil Slick repaint have appeared. These pictures are the first to depict Rodimus Minor's 'Energy Bow' attached onto his alternate mode.

Rodimus Minor(aka Rodimus Prime):
New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint
New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint

Oil Slick Repaint:
New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint
New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint

If you missed the first pictures of Rodimus Minor from Botcon 2009, you can find them here. For Seibertron.com's own gallery of the original Oil Slick, proceed here. Both Rodimus Minor and the unnamed Oil Slick Repaint are suggested to be released in 2010 under the Animated toyline.

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Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (932981)
Posted by Mkall on June 6th, 2009 @ 5:05pm CDT
Thanks Blurrz

FP&C'd!
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (932982)
Posted by Hard Hacker on June 6th, 2009 @ 5:09pm CDT
Both look pretty good. Oil Slick was a good fun mould I wouldn't mind having again, and Rodimus Minor looks pretty nice as well.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (932983)
Posted by Marcdachamp on June 6th, 2009 @ 5:10pm CDT
Rodimus looks great. Can't wait to pick him up.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (932985)
Posted by OPTIMUS MAGNUS on June 6th, 2009 @ 5:16pm CDT
Awesome. Shall pick these up. I am a sucker for TFA toys.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (932988)
Posted by MidnightBliss on June 6th, 2009 @ 5:19pm CDT
Rodimus is a MUST! Oil Slick looks good but, I have the original. We'll see if that becomes an impulse buy. :-?
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (932998)
Posted by Cheetron on June 6th, 2009 @ 5:43pm CDT
Oil Slicker looks nice and it's good to know we don't have to have the engine up in alt mode for Roddy. That shade of red looks horrid on him, almost like it's a purple.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933001)
Posted by pr0wl on June 6th, 2009 @ 5:49pm CDT
i will have to get rodimus but "oil sick" was only partially in one episode
"transwarped" and he was in the background in CYBERTRONIAN mode
so can we officially call him an animated figure?
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933004)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 6th, 2009 @ 5:51pm CDT
Hot Rod looks awesome cant wait to get one. I like the Oil Slick mold but this one isnt that different from the original so i think ill have to pass.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933005)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 6th, 2009 @ 5:53pm CDT
WHY does Hasbro keep messing up Rodimus Prime's name?!! He's NOT a MINOR, he's a PRIME!

pr0wl wrote:i will have to get rodimus but "oil sick" was only partially in one episode
"transwarped" and he was in the background in CYBERTRONIAN mode
so can we officially call him an animated figure?
He was seen more than that. He's the one who threw the Cosmic Rust at Rodimus Prime and even had a speaking role!
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933009)
Posted by JesWal on June 6th, 2009 @ 6:10pm CDT
Yay! Rodimus IS in cartoon colors! I am all over this figure now!

Oil Slick is meh. The first one's good enough for me.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933010)
Posted by TfAnimatedfan on June 6th, 2009 @ 6:14pm CDT
Wait, Oil Slick wasn't annonced at Botcon was he ? Does this mean we may get more Animated figures we haven't heard of.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933012)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on June 6th, 2009 @ 6:20pm CDT
Rodimus has some odd proportions right there. But he's still pretty cool.

Somehow I find it ironic that Energon Arcee was an archer and now so is Animated Rodimus. Now all we need is Springer to suddennly develop some archery skills ...
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933014)
Posted by Moon on June 6th, 2009 @ 6:28pm CDT
Roddy gets me excited but that Oil Slick repaint just came out of nowhere.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933015)
Posted by Samsonator on June 6th, 2009 @ 6:35pm CDT
Transformers 2010, Rodimus... and now a new Rodimus for release in 2010? Coincidence? I THINK SO!

No but seriously... I like the look of Animated Roddy, I'm totally gonna pick that one up.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933018)
Posted by dumbprime on June 6th, 2009 @ 6:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:WHY does Hasbro keep messing up Rodimus Prime's name?!! He's NOT a MINOR, he's a PRIME!


Because he is suppose to be Hot Rod, not Rodimus Prime but they lost the rights to the Hot Rod name, hence the name Rodimus Minor
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933022)
Posted by Blurrz on June 6th, 2009 @ 6:55pm CDT
TfAnimatedfan wrote:Wait, Oil Slick wasn't annonced at Botcon was he ? Does this mean we may get more Animated figures we haven't heard of.


This Oil Slick Repaint was shown at one of the Hasbro panels, but several people forgot to mention it, as the differences between the repaint at the original are minimal.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933031)
Posted by Primus1101 on June 6th, 2009 @ 7:24pm CDT
why in the nine hells does rodimus' face remind me of woody from toy story??? hmm.. anyway, still cool.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933032)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on June 6th, 2009 @ 7:25pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:This Oil Slick Repaint was shown at one of the Hasbro panels, but several people forgot to mention it, as the differences between the repaint at the original are minimal.

This is minimal? This is nearer to what was used for the tech spec bio printed in the TFCC mag #24 back in December. Might get him again, keep the repaint in package.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933074)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 6th, 2009 @ 8:52pm CDT
dumbprime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:WHY does Hasbro keep messing up Rodimus Prime's name?!! He's NOT a MINOR, he's a PRIME!


Because he is suppose to be Hot Rod, not Rodimus Prime but they lost the rights to the Hot Rod name, hence the name Rodimus Minor
No. He is NOT supposed to be Hot Rod, he is supposed to be Rodimus Prime. Back when the character was first announced and all the times after, he was labeled as "Rodimus Prime". And during this LONG time period, his Robot Mode was the only form that had been seen. His vehicle mode wasn't seen until MUCH later in an April Fools pic.

The fact that they lost lost the name "Hot Rod" does not affect this guy. It does affect the G1 character, but only him and no one else.

He is not and wasn't supposed to be Hot Rod, he has always been Rodimus Prime. This toy is the first and only thing that has messed up his name.

Or, just read this:
Sabrblade wrote:About Rodimus, his name was spoken as and credited as simply "Rodimus" in "TransWarped".

However, his TFCC Magazine bio (which is official and was written by the Animated staff) came out first, before "TransWarped" first aired on TV. It was here that his name was first stated as "Rodimus Prime".

Plus, the Animated cartoon clearly stated that those who command teams are at the rank of Prime.

It is the toy that messed up the name. Whereas it should have been "Rodimus Prime", the toy has been labeled as "Rodimus Minor".

I believe this mistake was due to the confusion of his altmode's appearance. His altmode is designed after G1 Hot Rod, instead of G1 Rodimus Prime. This however, shouldn't affect his name, as his character has already been established as a Prime.

Besides, one's look doesn't always affect their name. Take a look at Energon Downshift. He's the spittin' image of G1 Wheeljack, yet his name's not "Wheeljack", it's "Downshift" (and the show even called him "Cliffjumper" more often than "Downshift").

All in all, "Rodimus Minor" is the wrong name for this figure, as he's supposed to be "Rodimus Prime" despite the look of his altmode.

Basically, ignore the G1 character and his name issues, as he's got nothing to do with this guy aside from similar looks and voices.
Re: New Photos of Animated Rodimus Minor and Oil Slick Repaint (933095)
Posted by dumbprime on June 6th, 2009 @ 9:25pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
dumbprime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:WHY does Hasbro keep messing up Rodimus Prime's name?!! He's NOT a MINOR, he's a PRIME!


Because he is suppose to be Hot Rod, not Rodimus Prime but they lost the rights to the Hot Rod name, hence the name Rodimus Minor
No. He is NOT supposed to be Hot Rod, he is supposed to be Rodimus Prime. Back when the character was first announced and all the times after, he was labeled as "Rodimus Prime". And during this LONG time period, his Robot Mode was the only form that had been seen. His vehicle mode wasn't seen until MUCH later in an April Fools pic.

The fact that they lost lost the name "Hot Rod" does not affect this guy. It does affect the G1 character, but only him and no one else.

He is not and wasn't supposed to be Hot Rod, he has always been Rodimus Prime. This toy is the first and only thing that has messed up his name.

Or, just read this:
Sabrblade wrote:About Rodimus, his name was spoken as and credited as simply "Rodimus" in "TransWarped".

However, his TFCC Magazine bio (which is official and was written by the Animated staff) came out first, before "TransWarped" first aired on TV. It was here that his name was first stated as "Rodimus Prime".

Plus, the Animated cartoon clearly stated that those who command teams are at the rank of Prime.

It is the toy that messed up the name. Whereas it should have been "Rodimus Prime", the toy has been labeled as "Rodimus Minor".

I believe this mistake was due to the confusion of his altmode's appearance. His altmode is designed after G1 Hot Rod, instead of G1 Rodimus Prime. This however, shouldn't affect his name, as his character has already been established as a Prime.

Besides, one's look doesn't always affect their name. Take a look at Energon Downshift. He's the spittin' image of G1 Wheeljack, yet his name's not "Wheeljack", it's "Downshift" (and the show even called him "Cliffjumper" more often than "Downshift").

All in all, "Rodimus Minor" is the wrong name for this figure, as he's supposed to be "Rodimus Prime" despite the look of his altmode.

Basically, ignore the G1 character and his name issues, as he's got nothing to do with this guy aside from similar looks and voices.


OK, Sabrblade you win He is suppose to be a prime. Just to me I don't like to refer a figure being Rodimus Prime without the camper part. to me the sports car version with out the camper is and always will be Hot Rod.
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