Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Transformers News: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 1:08PM CDT

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We ony got confirmation of the Walmart exclusive G1 Hot Rod reissue yesterday and now we have a video review. While it is in Chinese, we see all we need to see for a toy that has already been reviewed ad nauseum.

It comes in a very nice replica G1 packaging minus rounded corners on the flap. Aside form that, it appears to be a straight reissue of the original TRU Commemorative Hot Rod reissue. It has the wrong sticker on his chest, which comes from the later Targetmaster chest sticker instead of the original plain non-shiny version on the original G1 Hot Rod. Also, it does not have the pins in his "shoulder" joints that attach his upper arms to his torso.

The review was done by Kevin Liu and this was sent to us by Daniel Oon.

Credit(s): Kevin Liu
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Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1960996)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on May 22nd, 2018 @ 1:34pm CDT
How is there a review for this thing already?
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1961000)
Posted by shajaki on May 22nd, 2018 @ 2:00pm CDT
Rodimus Knight wrote:How is there a review for this thing already?
Because ASIA ;)^

I don't recall any of my Rods being so shiny. Actually makes me interested in this :-?
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1961009)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 22nd, 2018 @ 4:08pm CDT
It definitely touches on my nostalgia a lil bit but I don't think I'd want to buy it again. I find the old G1 stuff like this too frustratingly limited in posing and lacking character because of it. Still it is an old fave from the era.
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1961016)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 22nd, 2018 @ 4:50pm CDT
Yeah, while it's still a bit blocky like all G1 toys, this transformation is a personal favorite. How the 'collar' moves while you position the chest was always so cool. For newer fans, definitely a highly recommend nostalgic figure to add to your shelf. It's way better than the larger Rodimus Prime G1 toy. That one was a real dud, to me next to this one.
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1961029)
Posted by Knightsword on May 22nd, 2018 @ 6:46pm CDT
The foil stickers on the sides of the car are new to this release plus it's inconclusive until we get a translation of the video or a review in english to know if the feet are plastic or painted diecast.
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1961040)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 22nd, 2018 @ 7:54pm CDT
The original Takara JP Hotrodimus had a shiny foil type decal for his flame hood. Same with their JP re-issue in 2000+ Not sure if the latest release Hb will still use the same material or the PotP :SICK: type.

The targetmaster version had the flame detail type tampo'd.
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1961044)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 22nd, 2018 @ 8:17pm CDT
So it's basically Targetmaster Hot Rod, but without Targetmaster and with modded original guns.
Bizzare.

Still, if the price is right, I'd buy it.
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1961075)
Posted by AutobotAlvaron on May 22nd, 2018 @ 10:59pm CDT
Does this new Walmart Exclusive G1 Hot Rod have die-cast feet or black plastic feet? They look like glossy black plastic in this vid. Weren't the last re-issues die-cast?
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1961079)
Posted by Samsonator on May 22nd, 2018 @ 11:25pm CDT
I still have my TRU Commemorative Series version, I don't need this... but it is still pretty cool, I might just get one anyway. Wonder when Canadian Walmarts are gonna get these...
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1961133)
Posted by shajaki on May 23rd, 2018 @ 7:59am CDT
Samsonator wrote:I still have my TRU Commemorative Series version, I don't need this... but it is still pretty cool, I might just get one anyway. Wonder when Canadian Walmarts are gonna get these...
Our Walmart exclusives are traditionally online only, so watch WM.ca closely if you want one!
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1969123)
Posted by shajaki on July 6th, 2018 @ 4:43pm CDT
Pretty sure these are news....

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Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1969127)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 6th, 2018 @ 4:55pm CDT
While these are on the presses, I wish they'd crank out some neat exclusives in odd colors... like Peru and Brazil colors "Malingus" and "Spooky" etc.
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1969145)
Posted by shajaki on July 6th, 2018 @ 6:15pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:While these are on the presses, I wish they'd crank out some neat exclusives in odd colors... like Peru and Brazil colors "Malingus" and "Spooky" etc.
I have no idea what you're referencing, I'm intrigued :-?

What I'd like to see is something like Menasor or Defensor reissued, in G2 colors. Give us something we've never had before! Though Takara has the right idea I think, with the new Encore's they're gave us a more show accurate God Fire Convoy (even though the original was pretty close), an amazingly accurate BM Primal, and now possibly Unicron of Light. I'm pretty pleased with how its proceeding :D
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1969159)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 6th, 2018 @ 7:29pm CDT
shajaki wrote:Pretty sure these are news....

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Now we’re talking. Starscream is the only G1 Seeker I don’t own, and I’d rather not pay out the ass for one like I did for Thundercracker and Skywarp. Devastator’s one I’ve been considering getting but I can never find one less than $100 which sucks but is expected.
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1969161)
Posted by triKlops on July 6th, 2018 @ 7:34pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:While these are on the presses, I wish they'd crank out some neat exclusives in odd colors... like Peru and Brazil colors "Malingus" and "Spooky" etc.
I have no idea what you're referencing, I'm intrigued :-?

What I'd like to see is something like Menasor or Defensor reissued, in G2 colors. Give us something we've never had before! Though Takara has the right idea I think, with the new Encore's they're gave us a more show accurate God Fire Convoy (even though the original was pretty close), an amazingly accurate BM Primal, and now possibly Unicron of Light. I'm pretty pleased with how its proceeding :D


Goth is onto something cool that I have always wanted myself
Cary, check these out!

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Transformers_(toyline)#Mexican_.26_South_American_Transformers

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Estrela

http://www.toyarchive.com/Transformers/Brazilian/Transformers.html

So fresh :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1969168)
Posted by shajaki on July 6th, 2018 @ 8:21pm CDT
Just to note, Starscream appears to be an amalgam. His null rays are the enlarged ones used for the TRU Commemorative Series Seeker's, but as a bonus he seems to have the G1 Pistol Megatron made for Takara's TFC-9 (Anime) Starscream, so presumably he'd also have the altered fists to accommodate said accessory.

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As for Devastator, the QC on the Encore versions is better...
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1969169)
Posted by shajaki on July 6th, 2018 @ 8:24pm CDT
triKlops wrote:
shajaki wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:While these are on the presses, I wish they'd crank out some neat exclusives in odd colors... like Peru and Brazil colors "Malingus" and "Spooky" etc.
I have no idea what you're referencing, I'm intrigued :-?

What I'd like to see is something like Menasor or Defensor reissued, in G2 colors. Give us something we've never had before! Though Takara has the right idea I think, with the new Encore's they're gave us a more show accurate God Fire Convoy (even though the original was pretty close), an amazingly accurate BM Primal, and now possibly Unicron of Light. I'm pretty pleased with how its proceeding :D


Goth is onto something cool that I have always wanted myself
Cary, check these out!

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Transformers_(toyline)#Mexican_.26_South_American_Transformers

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Estrela

http://www.toyarchive.com/Transformers/Brazilian/Transformers.html

So fresh :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS:
Neat!
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1969192)
Posted by Burn on July 6th, 2018 @ 10:37pm CDT
Have to say, as a "Geewunner" who understood the frustration felt by those who grew up with Beast Wars and a lack of interest from Hasbro to cater to them now that they have disposable incomes, even I'm tired of these reissues.

Can we move on already? At the very least there must be other molds from later parts of G1.

Or you know, actually throw some love towards the BW era. Re-release the likes of Primal, Megatron, Cheetor and Dinbot alongside their MP releases.
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1969195)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 6th, 2018 @ 10:43pm CDT
Burn wrote:Or you know, actually throw some love towards the BW era. Re-release the likes of Primal, Megatron, Cheetor and Dinbot alongside their MP releases.
"Nah, those are too obscure. How about a CW Liokaiser instead?"[/JohnWarden] :P
Re: Video Review of Walmart Exclusive G1 Autobot Hot Rod Reissue (1969200)
Posted by Emerje on July 6th, 2018 @ 11:00pm CDT
I wouldn't mind getting the cars, maybe pass on Bee since I have the key chain version. Definitely don't need another Devastator reissue after buying the two Encore versions (which both have mold issues). Starscream I might consider just for the Megatron gun and fists to go with my 2001 reissue. I just hope they've revived the mold, previous uses like the Skywarp/Thundercracker 2-pack suffers from terrible degradation preventing the front half of the jet mode to stay upright in bot mode causing them to "lean back" from the weight of the nosecone.

Emerje

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