Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod

Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod

Sunday, September 20th, 2020 1:56pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron user, Praxiusprime77 has let us know that YouTube toy reviewer, TonTon Reviews, has been at it again. This time, has produced a video review for the upcoming Transformers Studio Series 86 Voyager Class Hotrod!

This Hotrod is the first of the 86 movie releases for the line, and comes with several accessories to mimic what he used in the 1986 animated movie, such as his flip down goggles and the saw blade he wields at one point.

We have embedded the review below for your convenience:


What do you think of this version of the classic character? Will you be adding him to a Hotrod shrine? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): TonTon Reviews on YouTube


This article was last modified on Friday, September 25th, 2020 12:02am CDT

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080773)
Posted by boyatlarge on September 20th, 2020 @ 2:18pm CDT
Wow, this looks pretty incredible.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080774)
Posted by Flashwave on September 20th, 2020 @ 2:22pm CDT
This figure looks awesome and I can't wait to get it. Now all we need is a little Energon, and a lot of luck is for Hasbro to ACTUALLY ANNOUNCE THE TOYLINE
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080775)
Posted by blackeyedprime on September 20th, 2020 @ 2:22pm CDT
Shame it's not smoother and less lined. At deluxe I'd probably bite, not at voyager though. Might wait and see if they do a pink version down the line or add a target master.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080776)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on September 20th, 2020 @ 2:29pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:


This looks incredible! It's definitely a "Mini Masterpiece" a la some of the stuff we've been getting from the War for Cybertron Trilogy so far. It does fit in with that aesthetic too, as there is plenty of greebling on Studio Series Hot Rod to make him more detailed than the animation models. I also called it on the entire shoulder assembly needing to rotate 180 degrees to get the arms transformed right. I love how neatly the back wheels fold up into the calves and the use of panels to hide the hollows in the forearms where the hands fold away. Also, those are some nicely articulated hands, just like Earthrise Optimus Prime. The Voyager price point for this figure definitely comes through in terms of complexity of transformation and parts count as compared to a standard Deluxe-sized figure. The backpack folds up beautifully too. It's better than what they achieved with the actual Masterpiece figure. Bravo, Hasbro and Takara! This is impressive! :)
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080777)
Posted by blackeyedprime on September 20th, 2020 @ 2:45pm CDT
I'm kind of wondering about those secret leg holes...

It doesn't need to weaponise with it not being part of wfc or use them in transformation. With that in mind, is it just split from the upcoming Rodimus figure (tho lack of Rodimus face would say not) or is it just so some employee can make some third party add ons for it :p
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080778)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 20th, 2020 @ 2:52pm CDT
That is impressive.
This Hot Rod follow the "mini MP" trend of the WFC trilogy. I like it and look foward the other figures of the line.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080779)
Posted by Notimus Crime on September 20th, 2020 @ 3:03pm CDT
Yep. I want it. That's all there is to it. I don't have a hot rod, that's a really dang good hot rod.

Hopefully the Dinobots turn out just as good.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080780)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on September 20th, 2020 @ 3:03pm CDT
Well, it's been a LONG time since I've had to eat my words on ANYTHING, but it seems I was dead wrong about this one. I initially dismissed both this figure and Kup, but after that video, I'm sold whether it's a deluxe or a voyager. It looks so good, in both modes, but especially in robot mode which to me is more important. So yeah, this is bought on sight. Now I'm more hopeful about the rest of the line. Bring them on!
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080781)
Posted by Ultra Markus on September 20th, 2020 @ 3:13pm CDT
thats the most incredible non MP hotrod so far
now for kup and blur how well they will look
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080783)
Posted by skycutter on September 20th, 2020 @ 3:32pm CDT
I need this
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080784)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on September 20th, 2020 @ 3:38pm CDT
Alright, so that confirms two guns for him. Still not really interested, but he does look great for those looking for him.

In other news:
Studio-Series-86-Scourge.-01.jpg
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080785)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on September 20th, 2020 @ 3:40pm CDT
Although I have and like the Henkei Hot Rod, I will get this version for sure... And probably Kup too.
The accessories are just icing; the figure itself is really impressive.
I'm assuming it's a voyager class.
Now I really can't wait to see the Dinobots!!!!
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080786)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on September 20th, 2020 @ 3:42pm CDT
How could they have failed so badly with Arcee, but win so much with Hot Rod and Scourge!? They look incredible!

I guess the only quibble I have with HR is that the yellow on the hood mars the look. Why did they mold that in yellow? So wierd.

When TR Scourge came in I didn't see the point because Universe Scourge did the job well. But this guy blows both of them right out of the water. I just wish there weren't so many army builders coming out at the same time.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080787)
Posted by frogbat on September 20th, 2020 @ 3:55pm CDT
The new guy will be my main scourge, the others, his minions. Hope they keep up this trend.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080788)
Posted by blackeyedprime on September 20th, 2020 @ 4:07pm CDT
Scourge is looking great! Hoping that he is tall at around the same height as CW Cylconus.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080789)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on September 20th, 2020 @ 4:07pm CDT
Takara took two attempts to make a "perfect" hotrod for the masterpiece line, and failed. Generations said "hold my beer"

(keep in mind I do still love my mp roddys, warts and all)
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080790)
Posted by Black Hat on September 20th, 2020 @ 4:44pm CDT
He looks alright but the fact we're in a timeline where a basic car chest transformation is apparently too complex to pull off without resorting to faux-parts irks me something chronic.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080792)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on September 20th, 2020 @ 4:51pm CDT
As long as the figures in this line don't have QC issues like loose joints, this just goes to show what these companies are capable of...
Also, as great as this Hot Rod looks, I hope it's not $50.

Looks like I'll also be getting that Scourge!
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080794)
Posted by Cheetron on September 20th, 2020 @ 5:07pm CDT
I saw the opening hands and said no way. Saw what they were for and went he better not be too expensive because I want!
Re: Video Review of Transformers Studio Series 86 Hot Rod (2080795)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 20th, 2020 @ 5:19pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:As long as the figures in this line don't have QC issues like loose joints, this just goes to show what these companies are capable of...
Also, as great as this Hot Rod looks, I hope it's not $50.

Looks like I'll also be getting that Scourge!


This should be just your standard SS deluxe.

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