First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot

Transformers News: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 7:22PM CDT

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As we pointed out earlier today in this week's BigBadToyStore newsletter Transformers: Rescue Bots Series 5 adds two previously unknown figures, Hoist and Medix. Now we get our first looks at the new figures courtesy of the Hasbro instruction archives. Take a look at Hoist the Tow-Bot and Medix the Doc-Bot.

Hoist the Tow-Bot
Re: All new Rescue Bots toy characters - Hoist and Medix

Medix the Doc-Bot
Re: All new Rescue Bots toy characters - Hoist and Medix
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Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406613)
Posted by bluecatcinema on August 1st, 2012 @ 7:36pm CDT
Maybe those guys will be showing up in season two.
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406618)
Posted by Snowy on August 1st, 2012 @ 8:34pm CDT
I always did think that a rescue team wasn't really complete without an ambulance. Here's to hoping the show will see some new characters! Although it does beg the question of who the human companions would be, since in the show they need to have a "handler" so not to arouse suspicion.
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406628)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 1st, 2012 @ 9:12pm CDT
Snowy wrote:I always did think that a rescue team wasn't really complete without an ambulance. Here's to hoping the show will see some new characters! Although it does beg the question of who the human companions would be, since in the show they need to have a "handler" so not to arouse suspicion.
Well, the episode that airs not this weekend but next weekend involves a plot point in which their identities are at risk of being exposed while tackling the earthquakes that have struck the island, so it could be that they'll no longer be "robots in disguise" by the end of the first season.

Or, they could get Doc and Frankie in on the secret and have Doc team up with Hoist and Frankie with Medix.
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406629)
Posted by triKlops on August 1st, 2012 @ 9:14pm CDT
looks pretty cool
will probably pick these up once they are out in stores
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406634)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 1st, 2012 @ 9:49pm CDT
Am I the only one who thought the uncolored drawings were of Armada Optimus/Monster Convoy at first glance?

Agree that the ambulance makes sense, and a tow truck adds to the play value of the whole toy line.
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406637)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 1st, 2012 @ 10:05pm CDT
Looking again, Medix's robot mode reminds me of that of Animated Ratchet. You can even somewhat see a beer gut. :P
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406641)
Posted by Seibertron on August 1st, 2012 @ 10:23pm CDT
[missed-opportunity]Anyone else thinking that Fixit would've been a very appropriate name for the Rescue Bots medic?[/missed-opportunity]
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406643)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 1st, 2012 @ 10:38pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:[missed-opportunity]Anyone else thinking that Fixit would've been a very appropriate name for the Rescue Bots medic?[/missed-opportunity]
Now that you mention it, I wonder if they still have that name, or if this is a replacement for it, a la "Sharpshot instead of Shrapnel".

Or, it could just be a new character name altogether (like Boulder).
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406696)
Posted by DevastaTTor on August 2nd, 2012 @ 7:22am CDT
My kids will be excited to see these!
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406746)
Posted by funklizard on August 2nd, 2012 @ 12:48pm CDT
Sweet!

Now, why on earth didn't they brag about these at Botcon?

I already got the impression that announcement of new stuff in the Prime line was subdued so as not to take away from all the Fall of Cybertron announcements and promotion. But holding back Rescue Bots news just seems weird.
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406770)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 2nd, 2012 @ 2:45pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:[missed-opportunity]Anyone else thinking that Fixit would've been a very appropriate name for the Rescue Bots medic?[/missed-opportunity]
Now that you mention it, I wonder if they still have that name, or if this is a replacement for it, a la "Sharpshot instead of Shrapnel".

Or, it could just be a new character name altogether (like Boulder).

I recall a robot named Fixit in one ep of Teen Titans, and their toyline had several minifig multipacks, meaning Mattel could still have that one. I know their Brave and the Bold line is what cost us Shrapnel.

Just saw the Ben 10 Omniverse preview; a new series for him means Bandai won't give us back my favorite Autobot scientist Brainstorm anytime soon.

Medix is a good name for this guy, but does Hasbro still have First Aid? Was that name last used on the SixTurbo reissue?
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406833)
Posted by Zeedust on August 2nd, 2012 @ 7:55pm CDT
Sweet! I was hoping we'd eventually get an ambulance Rescue Bot. It just seems like the perfect alt-mode for an emergency response bot. Hoist is pretty cool too. I'm hoping these guys make it onto the show.
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406886)
Posted by PrymeStriker on August 2nd, 2012 @ 10:25pm CDT
Interesting. Personally, I feel silly buying any of the RB toys, but I would like to see these guys in the show. Especially Hoist. Blades & Chase need a new G1 Buddy.
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1406937)
Posted by Flashwave on August 3rd, 2012 @ 5:33am CDT
PrimeStriker wrote:Interesting. Personally, I feel silly buying any of the RB toys, but I would like to see these guys in the show. Especially Hoist. Blades & Chase need a new G1 Buddy.


Sadly, given age of the transformers in this series, you're probably looking at an apprentice hoist working under the Autobots. Say, from RID perhaps?
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1407002)
Posted by PrymeStriker on August 3rd, 2012 @ 11:40am CDT
Flashwave wrote:
PrimeStriker wrote:Interesting. Personally, I feel silly buying any of the RB toys, but I would like to see these guys in the show. Especially Hoist. Blades & Chase need a new G1 Buddy.


Sadly, given age of the transformers in this series, you're probably looking at an apprentice hoist working under the Autobots. Say, from RID perhaps?


No, I'm just talking about characters that have characters in G1 in this series, which only seems to be half of the Rescue Bots (with Medix & Hoist, it would remain half of the team).
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1418436)
Posted by El Duque on September 9th, 2012 @ 9:47am CDT
Kmart has posted official images the new Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-Bot and Medix the Doc-Bot. Both are priced at $11.99, but they are not currently available.

[quote]Product Description

• HOIST THE TOW-BOT figure converts easily! • Convert him from robot to tow truck mode and back! • Push the tow hook up to convert from tow truck to robot mode! • Includes figure. • Ages 3 to 6 years.
Anything can get done when Transformers Rescue Bots and their friends team up! Help fight fires, floods and crime, or anything in between – the Rescue Bots love adventure and rescue! This brave HOIST THE TOW-BOT figure is just the hero you need for your RESCUE BOTS adventures! He easily converts from robot mode to vehicle mode and back again. When the mission calls for a rescue, convert him to tow truck mode. But when the rescue mission gets dangerous, push the tow hook up to convert him back to robot mode![/quote]







[quote]Product Description

• MEDIX THE DOC-BOT figure converts easily! • Convert him from robot to ambulance mode and back! • Push the siren to convert him from ambulance mode to robot mode! • Includes figure. • Ages 3 to 6 years.
Anything can get done when Transformers Rescue Bots and their friends team up! Help fight fires, floods and crime, or anything in between – the Rescue Bots love adventure and rescue! This brave MEDIX THE DOC-BOT figure is just the hero you need for your RESCUE BOTS adventures! He easily converts from robot mode to vehicle mode and back again. When the mission calls for a rescue, pull him apart to convert him to ambulance mode. But when the rescue mission gets dangerous, push the siren to convert him back to robot mode![/quote]





Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1418439)
Posted by RhA on September 9th, 2012 @ 9:54am CDT
Knees and elbows could make these things pretty cool.
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1418446)
Posted by harvester on September 9th, 2012 @ 10:23am CDT
Anyone notice that these seem to be extreme retools of Heatwave and Bumlebee? Their transformations look identical. Ratchet's head even looks close to BB's. I still like these and am totally going to get them.
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1418450)
Posted by STngAR on September 9th, 2012 @ 11:17am CDT
Although not my cup of tea, I can see the appeal to younger kids. :MAXIMAL:
Re: First Looks at Transformers: Rescue Bots Hoist the Tow-bot and Medix the Doc-Bot (1418462)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on September 9th, 2012 @ 12:18pm CDT
harvester wrote:Anyone notice that these seem to be extreme retools of Heatwave and Bumlebee? Their transformations look identical. Ratchet's head even looks close to BB's. I still like these and am totally going to get them.



Don't think either of them Transforms like Bumblebee. Given the simplicity of the line, there are only so many ways a vehicle can split in half to form legs and swing out its sides to form arms. They are all bound to look similar.

I like Hoist. Still need to get Boulder (about the only one I'd care to buy), but Hoist might equally interest me.

Not sure why they didn't just use Ratchet instead of a new medic, but then I guess if they are going to establish more permanent characters, Ratchet wouldn't work.

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