Toy News: Vintage G1 Hot Rod reissue listed at Walmart.com
For a couple months now word of a reissue of the Generation One Hot Rod action figure have been circulating around thanks to listings by some online retailers. Now we have confirmation that this figure will see a release via Walmart. No word yet on whether this is an exclusive (since a couple online retailers already listed it) but this listing is the most "official" word we have seen of its release. While Hot Rod has been reissued several times in the past, Generation One fans will note that the box for this figure is heavily based on Hot Rod's G1 box from the 80's, down to having the retro Hasbro logo!
As of this posting, there has been no official release date announced for this figure yet. All images of Hot Rod in this post are from the Walmart listing. Check out the official product description below:
Experience the figures that started it all. This Transformers: Vintage G1 Autobot Hot Rod figure is designed like the original G1 version -- including figure styling, packaging, and art inspired by the 1986 G1 release, plus classic tech specs and accessories. (Re)start a vintage Transformers collection with this Autobot Hot Rod figure.
Autobot Hot Rod is an all-American-boy Autobot. Hes a typical adolescent who dreams of being heroic and important. He tends to follow rules too closely, and his impulsive actions often get him into trouble. He carries 2 photon lasers that temporarily electromagnetize an enemy robot's microcircuits.
This Autobot Hot Rod figure comes with photon laser cannons and converts between racecar and robot modes in 6 steps. Clip out and save the on-box tech specs to share, then see how this figure compares to other heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons (each sold separately).
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- Re-creation of the G1 Autobot Cavalier Hot Rod figure
- Inspired by the styling of the 1986 G1 release
- Vintage decoration and sticker decals
- Tech specs showing the capabilities of Autobot Hot Rod
- The actions of Autobot Cavalier Hot Rod speak louder than words
- Includes: figure, 2 weapon accessories, instructions
- Ages 6 and up
- WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.