" I can take down any Decepticon without getting a scratch. "
Rodimus is a wild, rebellious young Autobot and foreman to the Omnicons. His taste for danger is almost greater than his sense of style. He is an aggressive, headstrong young warrior who will not think twice about rushing into battle. Rodimus is able to powerlinx with his Autobot brother, Inferno. In vehicle mode, he becomes a semi-truck capable of great speeds. Rodimus' primary weapon is a powerful energon cannon, which he often uses to teach the Decepticons two very important battle maneuvers...run and hide.
Strength: 8 Intelligence: 8 Speed: 9 Endurance: 7
In robot mode you can see the orange plastic used for the fists and thighs. When I first got this toy from China (I believe) the thing that stood out most was how loose most of the limbs were. Rodimus can still pull of some poses, hold his weapon and stand on his own - but the figure in general is loose. I'm guessing this is because of the nature of the figure. It was meant as a test subject so to speak and not meant for me - the collector. Other than that the figure transforms just as the regular version does. The combining feature is also in place and can be used with any other deluxe Energon Autobot.
I used to own 5 different versions of this mold (the other 3 were the white redeco as Energon Checkpoint, the black Japanese Superlink version and the 2009 Botcon version as Thunderclash). I'm not sure why I liked this mold so much as I don't think it's aged very well. Perhaps it's the Classics version of Rodimus in recent years that has spoiled me as such! At any rate I wanted to share a quick look at this test shot version of Rodimus. If anyone is intrigued I have placed this figure on eBay as I'm trying to narrow my collection's focus.