RODIMUS PRIME (v1)
Series: Thirty-Three (2017)
Rodimus Prime was released as a shared exclusive from the Official G.I. Joe Collectors' Club and the Official Transformers Collectors' Club in 2017. Though G.I. Joe is not mentioned anywhere on the package, this is still categorized by these clubs as a G.I. Joe Club/Transformers Club Crossover figure.
Rodimus Prime came with an orange and white vest, a silver sword cane, a sliver sword cane scabbard with a black ring connected by black string, two black and yellow pistols, a silver barracuda, and a black display stand.
Primary Specialty: Autobot Commander in Chief
Secondary Specialty: Cavalier
Young, brash and irresponsible, HOT ROD lived life to the fullest until being chosen by the AUTOBOT Matrix of Leadership to succeed OPTIMUS PRIME. This has since filled him with a sense of responisbility that he attempts to embrace, but for which he feels he is not quite ready. The accelerated maturing process initiated by the Matrix has left RODIMUS PRIME feeling pulled in two directions. On the one hand, he has accepted and embraced the rsponsibilites of leadership, while on the other, he yearns for his more carefree days as HOT ROD. During the short time his spark was incorporated into synthoid plasma by the criminals Victor Drath and OLD SNAKE, his sense of self became even more confused. RODIMUS' actions in situations requiring physical conflict resembled the uncontrolled actions of his younger self. He seemed to forget his physical limitations as a replicated human when charging into conflict, leaving him easily beaten on several occasions. Upon returning to his Cybertronian body, RODIMUS has returned to his duties as the AUTOBOT leader but continues to wonder how life would have been different had he remained "only human".
"RODIMUS PRIME is a far more capable leader than he gives himself credit for-and I've seen a lot of 'em. He got a raw deal being thrust into leadership and he's had his share of strange adventures but I just wish he would understand that, as OPTIMUS PRIME used to say, 'Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.'" -SERGEANT KUP
No variations of Rodimus Prime (v1) are known to exist.
Rodimus Prime is based on her appearance in The Transformers episode "Only Human."
Rodimus Prime was created using the head of G.I. Joe Hawk (v3) (2008), the torso and waist of Duke (v30) (2009), the arms of Dusty (v14) (2010), the upper legs of Shipwreck (v14) (2009), and the lower legs and feet of Recondo (v7) (2010).
Versions of Rodimus
While this is not the first figure of Rodimus Prime ever released, this is the first release in a G.I. Joe toy line.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Rodimus Prime (v1).
Original Retail: $29.00
Product Number: 10-7-16
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: n/a
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Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a