First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 3:10PM CST

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With Botcon 2013 only 5 months away, the first of the figures has been revealed on the cover of Transformers Collectors Club Magazine #49. That figure is Hoist! He is a repaint of Generations Sargeant Kup with a new head and a lot more detailing than Hoist's original figure.

Botcon 2013 is in San Diego this year from June 27-30. Check out BotCon.com for more information.

First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459822)
Posted by RAcast on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:14pm CST
I've gotta say, that works pretty nicely.
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459823)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:18pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote::| >:oP

I like the head sculpt, but otherwise this mold just isn't a good fit for Hoist, unless they're adding a tow hook to the mold.


Doesn't look like there's a hook... but to the designers' defense, Hoist has been a pickup truck before: as a repurposed RiD KB Recolor Ironhide.

I called the character, just not the mold, 1 out of 2 ain't bad. Best 2 out of 3 for the inclusion of Tow-Line!
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459825)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:28pm CST
Kup wouldn't have been my first pick as Machine Wars Hoist, but I guess it looks nice.
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459830)
Posted by bruticus1978 on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:36pm CST
Does anyone know when they release what the other figures will be? Thx
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459832)
Posted by Burn on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:38pm CST
Yeah ... I can see i'll be sticking with my REAL Machine Wars figures.
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459833)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:39pm CST
wow for some reason I was expecting a classics hoist... haha no idea Machine wars Hoist are those colors. Guess this solidifies my decision of skipping these this year.
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459834)
Posted by Mkall on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:41pm CST
It looks nice enough to stand on my Classics Shelf. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459835)
Posted by craggy on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:43pm CST
looked more like Trailbreaker to me. I do like the head sculpt. Not sad about missing out in this, but it looks decent enough.
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459836)
Posted by Manterax Prime on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:45pm CST
Well, I was planning on this being my first BotCon, but if it's just more repaints with new heads......PASS!!!!
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459837)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:45pm CST
But who would he be?
How does machine wars tie in with classics if at all?
or how would you do it since hes going on your classics shelf.
I'm just curious
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459839)
Posted by RAcast on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:49pm CST
craggy wrote:looked more like Trailbreaker to me. I do like the head sculpt. Not sad about missing out in this, but it looks decent enough.

MW Hoist is black. :P
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459840)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:50pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Well, I was planning on this being my first BotCon, but if it's just more repaints with new heads......PASS!!!!


That's what they all are, have been, and always will be. No new exclusive molds EVER for the Club or cons.

mooncake623 wrote:But who would he be?
How does machine wars tie in with classics if at all?
or how would you do it since hes going on your classics shelf.
I'm just curious


In the Club storylines, convoluted as it already is, this set is part of the Wings of Honor universe, following G2: Redux of 2010. The Wings Universe is a variant to the G1 timeline, meaning many things are the same, yet many things are different.
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459842)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:53pm CST
sorry but no matter what colors you put this mold in all i see is a kup rip off
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459853)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 31st, 2013 @ 4:27pm CST
It's my favorite time of year, the time when they reveal all the toys I want but can never afford! Luckily, it may not be that much of a problem this year. I forgot the theme was Machine Wars. :lol:
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459854)
Posted by Mkall on January 31st, 2013 @ 4:28pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Well, I was planning on this being my first BotCon, but if it's just more repaints with new heads......PASS!!!!

Ummm... that's what EVERY Botcon figure is. If you don't want the toys, sell them off to pay for the trip. The convention is awesome even if you don't like the figs.
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459855)
Posted by Cybertronus on January 31st, 2013 @ 4:31pm CST
Haters gonna hate but I really don't like it [-(
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459861)
Posted by DrRX8 on January 31st, 2013 @ 5:04pm CST
After the Swerve GDO repaint, i'm really not to enthusiastic about this mold. This release follows the machine wars paint scheme, however, the rifle belongs to Kup, not Hoist. Also I hope it comes with a tow hook - probably not.

I'm sure we will see a yellow version of this mold sporting the name "hubcap" ...awesome :(
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459867)
Posted by ILL-Star on January 31st, 2013 @ 5:26pm CST
I thought they said they were doing characters that had not already been part of the Machine Wars line. I know they also said they'd remake one or two characters that were out of scale. But I don't consider Hoist to be all that main of a character to justify taking up a slot that could have gone to a new MW character. But I do like it.
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459880)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 31st, 2013 @ 5:52pm CST
That's actually not bad. 1 for 1.
Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist (1459885)
Posted by Rated X on January 31st, 2013 @ 5:57pm CST
This looks like a dual purpose figure purposely painted so you could use it as Classics Trailbreaker if you dont want machine wars in your collection. We saw this dual purposing last year with Road Rage and Diaclone Ultra Magnus being dubbed as "Shattered Glass". Not to mention SG soundwave was a rendition of Animated Soundwave to my knowledge.

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