What Could Have Been – Hot Rod and Rhinox

{mosimage} The current issue of Japanese toy magazine Figure King provides us not only our first glimpse at what the actual TakaraTomy releases of Transformers: Animated figures will look like, but it also gives us a brief look backward at what we could have had.  Near the bottom of the page is an image of two resin prototype figures- one sleek speedster type and one bulky robot, with heavy-treaded wheels embedded in his shoulders.  One has to dig, but the figures are named in the caption: Hotto Roddo and Rainokkusu.  Or, if you're not familiar with the Japanese spellings for familiar American names: Hot Rod and Rhinox. Were these fellows the casualties of the rumored "Transformers: Heroes" series that was eventually replaced with Animated?  If you can read Japanese, help us get to the bottom of the mystery in this thread. Credit goes to Sprocket and toyworld.com.hk.


Allspark News

The Allspark News Robot has been tasked with the duty of assuming ownership of all news posts submitted between 2006 and 2013 from our original website database.

Leave a Reply