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November 28, 2009

Hot Spot (11-28-09)

Filed under: 01 generation one, TF365 — Tags: — fairplaythings @ 12:28 am

Transformer of the Day for November 28, 2009

HOT ZONE

-Faction: Autobot
-Era:
Generation One (1984-1992)
-Function: Evacuation
-Motto:
“Rust Never Sleeps and Neither Do I
-Notable Toy: Titanium (Hasbro, 2009)

Notes: Hot Shot is an interesting case of how individual Transformers have evolved and changed. The G1 combiner leader of the Protectobots, Hot Spot was originally released in 1986 and subsequently re-released in Europe under the Classics header in 1991. Similiarly he was slightly re-imagined, in red as Fire Chief, leader of the Guard City team for the Japanese market. From here, he was originally intended to be part of the G2 line, but never made it to stores. A bit of a dryspell followed but, with the return of Classics and Universe, Hot Zone returned in Legend format with a number of other combiner leaders and in this form, a repaint of the Titanium version of Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime. Interestingly enough, he appears in a form remarkably similiar to another aborted attempt at reissue, the never-realized exclusive planned for the third “Official Transformers Collectors Convention” that was left on the drawing board with that organization’s loss of the license from Hasbro.

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