Rodimus made a comeback appearance in the Transformers series after a very long time since the G1 era. This time he returned and featured in the Energon series which was aired between 2003-2004.
The packaging by Takara for Rodimus. It also illustrates his ability to powerlinx with other Autobot.
It is quite obvious that his design bears some resemblance with the G1 Rodimus Prime. It is a perfect homage for the G1 Autobot leader.
As with any Autobot in the Energon toy line, there is a storage port for his weapon and Minicon in vehicle mode.
Rodimus in robot mode. Some great articulation can be achieved in robot mode.
Rodimus lack of the "Prime" title in the Energon series but he is still ranked highly as he is known as Rodimus Convoy in the Japanese series (Convoy means commander in Japanese)
Rodimus is regarded as Cybertron hero due to his decision to leave Cybertron with the like minded Transformers (be it Autobot or Decepticons) and find a peaceful home. Cybertron at the time was consumed by the war between the Autobot and Decepticons.
His valor and principle is still taught in the Autobot Military Academy. Hence, he is well known especially to the younger Autobot warriors who graduated from the Academy.
In the Energon series, Rodimus mainly powerlinx with either Hot Shot or Prowl
Powerlinx Rodimus (with Prowl). He is able to maneuvre with greater speed in this mode due to Prowl's superior speed.
Powerlinx Rodimus (with Hot Shot). Rodimus is an Autobot Hot Shot look up to ever since he is a young warrior.
Rodimus never powerlinx with other Autobot to form the lower part during the combination in the series. However, in an unofficial episode in a wrestling match, he powerlinx with Hot Shot to form the lower part.
Here, I add a little twist to the transformation when Rodimus powerlinx with Prowl. I basically moved Prowl's chest plate up and extend his "wing" on the hip.
Powerlinx Rodimus and Powerlinx Hot Shot. Somehow, Rodimus head size appears a bit small and did not match the size of the body.
Rodimus is highly respected by the current Autobot leader, Optimus Prime who had occasionally requested Rodimus to lead the Autobot army in the event of his demise when battling Unicron.
Rodimus bio data given by Takara. For those who can read Japanese here are the specs; Strength: 8, Intelligence: 8, Speed: 9, Endurance: 7, Rank: 8, Courage: 9, Fireblast: 8, Skill: 8.
Well, I don't agree with some of them as I will give 8 for Endurance and 9 for Rank