Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Xcandescent, Feb 2, 2006.
Red Repaint pls as Cybertron Rodimus Prime.
And possibly White as Cybertron Checkpoint ?
I thought that CDHS would be a bit brickish, but I'm glad that I was wrong.
And the insane amount of rockets is just wonderful.
I decided to get all three of the Vanguard team figs, and Hot Shot isn't quite the disapointment I'd expected. He's a bit small, but it's not a real problem for me, though he looks real short next to CD Red Alert. And you can never have to many missiles...
I got him and thought it was on ok figure....love the massive missile amount
then I saw the team on the show....please tell me the scale is messed up somewhere
Don't have him yet, but I wish he was at least Voyager size to better fit in with his vanguard team buddies. Those characters went from tiny to huge, where as Hot Shot got a little smaller. I'm not sure how it's represented on the cartoon.
Picked this guy up with CD Scattorshot today.
As with Scattorshot, I have mixxed feelings about this guy.
He looks AWESOME. His alt mode looks powerful and exceedingly well-defended... pretty much CD Red Alert's alt mode, made deluxe size, without the cannon, and given twin top-mounted guns. Honestly, it's not my thing, but I have to admit, it DOES look good... albeit, a little small.
Before I go on, I have to go on a bit of a tangent. Before Cybertron was released in the US, but much later than GF had started, I saw a picture of Excellion. Hot Rod, being my favorite G1 character, was as obvious as the sun on a clear day at noon as this guy's inspriation. So from the start, I've been a C. Hot Shot fan. So this means I'm extra-critical about CD Hot Shot. So let's start with my gripes.
A) Size. He's a deluxe - which I like! Deluxes have pretty much been my favorite figures since I started collecting TFs again. However... for his alt mode, and compared to CD Scattorshot and Red Alert, his size is disgustingly inappropriate. He looks like a small child, capable of very, very little. And his alt mode doesn't help, with only two guns (not counting when you put his Cyber Key in). You can open up his front bumper to reveal two guns (look on the inside of the two red peices) and eight missile thingamabobbers... but they're pretty small, and with the bumper open, it doesn't look very natural.
B) This may be a problem with just mine... but when in bot mode, the red peices that connect his shoulders (the two halves of the front of the alt mode) to his chest don't go down all the way... they look and feel like they should be at a 90 degree angle to the chest, but they aren't. Can't say I like that.
C) The character. Yes, I know what happens in both Cybertron and GF... I know the situation that causes him to switch from super-cool-racing-car to this armored vehicle... but it's so inappropriate to the character. And his personality didn't change a bit, according to the bio on the back of the card. In the cartoon... he seemed like he was ready and willing to use his new strength to defeat those who would threaten that which he held dear. His bio makes him seem like he hasn't changed a gosh-darn bit. And at the end of GF, he... well, if you've seen the end of GF, you know what happens to him, and if you haven't, it'd be a spoiler. But I think that wasn't very appropriate at all.
So all that crap out of the way, let's get to the good. Because there's still plenty.
Transformation is very very very similar to the original Hot Shot's. With one or two added steps! I won't describe it, since if you pick him up, you may want to figure it out yourself, or read the instructions or look at pictures... whatever.
Articulation... lacking. Well, as compared to the original Hot Shot figure. The shoulders are articulated similarly, but the elbows only bend in one direction. The hips are not on ball joints either... they move forward and back, left and right, but nowhere inbetween. There is a swivel joint below the knee though.
However... I have to say, his sword is cool (more of a short sword... but it fits, and it's cool), and his impressive amount of weaponry is... well... impressive. I like this guy... not because he's Hot Shot (actually, he loses points for being Hot Shot), but because, on his own, he's pretty freakin' cool. He gets a flat B from me. If he was a new character with a more military deco, he'd be a B+, pushing A.
Having had CD Hotshot apart, I can tell you that his shoulder bars are not supposed to be horizontal. That upwards angle is all the farther down they go.
I've not seen any evidence of a swivel joint below the knee. :huh
I can confirm that he does look good, in camo.
I got him yesterday and he is a great figure.
I hate my local retail places... I had to order CD Scattorshot from Hasbrotoyshop.com, but they don't have CD Hotshot. Does anyone know a good online place that has him?
i picked him up the other day. He is awsome. Yes he isn't as articulated as some of the other figures, but his look and fun factor is very high.
Is it just me or does hasbro want you to lose the missiles on his flip up back weapons... why do they come out?????????
The ones on mine don't come out.
the little grey missiles... both sides of his head in bot mode?????????? mine do. It's like they want to be lost.
if you have to pull hard, then its merely a safety feature... so it doesn't BREAK... mines like grey's.
I see what you're talking about, now. the barrels of his back guns come off, but they take a decent tug. Wish I'd known that before. Would have made it easier to paint Battery. His bumper guns come off a lot easier.
It's like they want him to come apart and for us to lose parts.... I hate hasbro... isn't that a thread somewhere???
Honestly, I've not had any of his parts just fall off. The have to be pulled off. The button I made to replace the planet key is easier to remove, than any of his guns.
I just got him and I must say I love this little guy. I love over kill and between him and Scattershot its overkill to the extream.
Picked him up, and like him. My only complaint is that the paint on his leg missile thing is applied sloppily
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