Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor

Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 1:33pm CDT

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Site sponsor Kapow Toys brings us a review of Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot with a look at the protectobots' combined form of Defensor. These guys arrive in the 3rd wave of deluxe and voyager class Combiner Wars toys. Check out the video to see what will soon grace your Combiner Wars Shelves.

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Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676703)
Posted by dragons on April 18th, 2015 @ 2:00pm CDT
Intersting I skipped through the articulation see one toy move see them all move in there class
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676721)
Posted by Shockwave7 on April 18th, 2015 @ 3:47pm CDT
Shorter than Menasor, but looks more solid. Menasor suffers from bits that unpeg in combined mode, looks like Defensor may be a bit more stable. Can't wait for this one :)
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676733)
Posted by TheVenocWarlord on April 18th, 2015 @ 5:16pm CDT
Totally see RID Optimus Prime out of this. Looks awesome! Can't wait to get him.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676741)
Posted by LE0KING on April 18th, 2015 @ 6:40pm CDT
I hate myself for not being able to afford all of these. But that's the struggle of a college kid. I'm saving up for which ever one I think is best, at the moment that looks like it's Superion.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676742)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 18th, 2015 @ 6:43pm CDT
i think rook would look better as a leg than an arm he's just too bulky
maybe switch first aid with him like how the g1 defensor was
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676760)
Posted by Shockwave7 on April 18th, 2015 @ 9:13pm CDT
I agree Rook is too blocky to serve as a proper 'arm'. I intend to swap him out with Streetwise (the car). First Aid and Rook both are blocky and will be much more symmetrical for the legs.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676769)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 18th, 2015 @ 9:51pm CDT
:KREMZEEK:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676818)
Posted by prjkt on April 19th, 2015 @ 12:43am CDT
all going to plan theseguys should arrive tomorrow... can't wait. will post up a bunch of photos when I get the chance
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676839)
Posted by frogbat on April 19th, 2015 @ 5:07am CDT
definitley a must haveeeeeeeee


although i'm seeing how hotspot can be remade into onslaught , i'm curious to see what the come up with to replace the ladder if they were to keep bruticus' head there

i had the stunticons, aerialbots, combaticons and constructicons as a kid. Of the remaining ones the protectabots were really the ones i wanted. Good thing i never got the generations repaint of grapple.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676880)
Posted by Stumpybot on April 19th, 2015 @ 10:13am CDT
www.youtube.com/watch?t=283&v=RF4Y32Avf2c

no idea how to make this appear as a full vid preview
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676924)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on April 19th, 2015 @ 1:31pm CDT
Last time Site sponsor Kapow Toys brought you a video review for Combiner Wars Hot Spot and a look at Defensor. Now they take a more in-depth look at the newbie in the bunch, Rook. Being the only true new mold of the Combiner Wars Protectobots he transforms into an armored SWAT vehicle.

Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676928)
Posted by Shockwave7 on April 19th, 2015 @ 1:51pm CDT
Bombhsell had the same thing, with 'holes' in the fronts of his fists to make his hands look kind of like either hands, or cannons, but not exactly like either. Can't complain too much. After all, he has the autobot symbol actually stamped on his forehead - not many of the figures are THAT proud of their allegiance....
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676931)
Posted by Rated X on April 19th, 2015 @ 2:08pm CDT
As if the head sculpt isn't bad enough, those fists are horrible. This guy might be worse than Alpha Bravo.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676942)
Posted by Autobot N on April 19th, 2015 @ 2:43pm CDT
Rated X wrote:As if the head sculpt isn't bad enough, those fists are horrible. This guy might be worse than Alpha Bravo.


And considering Alpha Bravo is (in my opinion) the best made Aerialbot, that's not a problem. In fact, I like the look of Rook better than the other Protectobots (maybe besides Hot Spot).


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Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676957)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 19th, 2015 @ 3:35pm CDT
Anybody else notice that Rook has the same leg transformation as Breakdown? That's very interesting.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676990)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 19th, 2015 @ 5:21pm CDT
frogbat wrote:definitley a must haveeeeeeeee


although i'm seeing how hotspot can be remade into onslaught , i'm curious to see what the come up with to replace the ladder if they were to keep bruticus' head there

thats simple, there will be a double barrel cannon on the back of onslaught which will probably hide bruticus's head somehow at least thats the most logical way i can see it go
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1676996)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on April 19th, 2015 @ 5:47pm CDT
This figure may be repainted into an Ironhide or a Bulkhead. Most likely if that will happen, it would be Takara's or BotCon's doing.

The figure is nice. But those holes, need to just go. I mean, how can someone live with holes in their hands? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1677008)
Posted by raine204 on April 19th, 2015 @ 7:35pm CDT
I think I want 2.
One to keep pristine, the other to repaint into a Mako from Mass Effect
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1677040)
Posted by MGrotusque on April 20th, 2015 @ 12:07am CDT
Rook (love the name) looks like a great figure. I'm sooooo not a Defensor fan but Hasbro seemed to really sell the sizzle on this combiner team and knocked it outta the park with , in all honesty and in my opinion, the most boooooring of all the combiners ever imagined to a point that a Defensor hater like myself needs to have one.
The head sculpt and that nose bar/guard thingy is a but peculiar but fits the aesthetic of the figure. Looks like a shiit kicker type of character.
Re: Video Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor (1677097)
Posted by YoungPrime on April 20th, 2015 @ 9:39am CDT
What is with Hasbro and making decent hands??? This figure would've been perfect if not for this flaw. They did the same thing with Legends class Bombshell.

Doubt I'll be getting any repaints of this guy if they don't retool the fist.

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