Ok so I just watched Transformers The Movie.
Don't be confused, not the Michael Bay movie about humans with the occasional robot. I mean TRANSFORMERS THE MOVIE. Animated. Released 1986. Heavy metal soundtrack that dates the movie horribly... Ya with me? This blog is about Transformers. If you're not interested, may as well quit reading and move on to your porn sites...
Something that always bothered me about Transformers post 1986. I mean besides the fact that all of the best characters died in it, including the Autobot and Decepticon leaders (Hey gotta get those toys outta kids minds so they'll buy WAVE 3, COMING FALL 1987). What bothered me was how Hot Rod got such a raw deal. Hear me out here.
|Optimus Prime, bad ass|
So I tried to prepare myself, but *SPOILER ALERT* when Optimus Prime died in Transformers The Movie, I was pretty crushed. However, I believe I was a pretty well adjusted kid, and was able to handle it. Looking back, I think it was an important lesson to learn as a kid, that things change, death happens, and you need to move on.
Apparently some kids were not as well adjusted as I was... Here's how Hasbro, the powers that be behind Transformers handled it, and why I think Hot Rod got the friggin' shaft:
|Hot Rod, shafted by Hasbro|
|Rodimus Prime, transforms into camper with flames|
Sorry for wasting your time.