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Subj: Re: Response to Iron Man Unit 007's message below
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 at 02:57:59 pm EST (Viewed 508 times)
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Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 at 04:03:28 am EST (Viewed 474 times)

    That's unlikely to be the case with the U.S comic as Rodimus was barely used at all after the TFTM tie-in that was released to coincide with the film. I think he was only used in one other brief story after that, which would suggest that Hasbro wasn't interested in promoting the character.

I heard the G1 comic writer at the time, Bob Budiansky, didn't want to use the TFTM-related characters for some reason, which is, in part, why Simon Furman did so much of it at the time in the Marvel UK continuity stories. And yes, Rodimus Prime did appear in Marvel U.S. G1 #67, though:

    I don't think Targetmaster Hot Rod appeared much either after the Headmasters story, so it doesn't look like there was much desire to use any version of the character.

From what I recall, he appeared after Spike became the new Fort Max partner and was talking to Sparkplug, trying to save PM Prime in that storyline involving Megs using Ratchet to fix-up CP Starscream, when he made that large fighter-robot-thing that cut off one of his hands, shown driving recklessly around during the Unicron War (upsetting Nightbeat), shown "killed off" with other Autobots on Klo and was later revived by the Last Autobot.

    He appeared extensively in the UK comics series, but it is well established that Marvel UK were under almost no pressure to use certain characters or to push the latest toys in the pages of their comic.

Did not know that last part.

- Rodimus

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