Rodimus Unicronus with Nemesis Hot Rod Images
Rodimus Unicronus with Nemesis Hot Rod Toy Information
|Hot Rod, Rodimus Unicronus
|January 2018 (2018)
|Power of the Primes Leader Wave 2
|Hot Rod, Nemesis, Rodimus, Rodimus Prime, Unicron
|Additional Toy Info
Rodimus Unicronus is a black redeco of Power of the Primes Rodimus Prime. His sales text from information shared at NYCC 2017 suggests he is a version of Rodimus Prime who has been corrupted by the Matrix of Chaos. This is a reference to the Marvel UK comics stories which showed Rodimus Prime corrupted after destroying Unicron in 2006 and in the process absorbing Unicron into the Matrix, which led to his eventual corruption and possession by the Chaos Bringer.
The colors are inspired by Shattered Glass Rodimus, a Botcon 2008 exclusive. The combination of black and solver deco with purple flames is a direct reference to the Botcon release, as is the new mold head with goatee beard and visor.
The smaller Nemesis Hot Rod is a straight-up black Hot Rod redeco, which is a reference to the long Japanese tradition of black Hot Rod redecos, which started with the 2001 Tokyo Toy Show Black Hot Rodimus.
Short version: it's a toy that references three decades worth of different evil Hot Rods / Rodimus Primes.
Rodimus Unicronus with Nemesis Hot Rod Parts Information
Rodimus Unicronus with Nemesis Hot Rod Additional Info