Hot Rod is an all-American-boy Autobot. He's a typical
adolescent who dreams of being heroic and important. He tends to
not follow rules too closely. Although he means well, Hot Rod's
impulsive actions often get him into trouble. He carries two photon
lasers that temporarily electromagnetize an enemy robot's microcircuts.
Speed: 120mph. Range: 4 miles. He can be hotheaded, but he's always
a well meaning, admirable lad and a brave and honorable fighter.
Hot Rod was available with metal toes or plastic toes.
Reissue Variant: The Japanese reissue has larger fist holes.
Availability: This figure was available in 1986.
He was later reissued in Japan in 2000 and reissued exclusively at Toys R Us stores as Rodimus Major in 2002.