It's New Recruit Day! That's right, folks, today is the day to welcome a pack of newbies fresh from Cybertron. The shuttles engines wind down and the cargo doors hiss open, giving the dozen-or-so mechs inside their first glimpse of Earth.
A whoop and a roar of finely-tuned turbines are the Earth contingent's first impression of their new comrades in arms, as a red sports car emblazoned with flames leaps from the inner hold. The new Autobot flashes over the dirt and pulls a full 360 before transforming, revealing a lithe, bright-opticked young recruit who bestows his audience with a brilliant grin.
"Hey, I'm Hot- oop-" Unfortunately, Earth's gravity is slightly heavier than Cybertron's, and he didn't bother to adjust his systems to compensate. Long story short, he falls right on his aft.
It doesn't seem to faze him, though. "-Rod. Hot Rod. Nice to meet you."