WFC Earthrise Deluxe Hoist

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  1. ACMagnus

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    Hoist is an incredibly surprising figure to me. I don't care for him as a character, and I picked him up just because I passed on the Thrilling 30 figure. But he's actually an absolutely great figure. I can easily see him as a lot of people's favorite from this wave, but I suppose that same argument can be made for any of the Earthrise deluxes.

    As expected, Hoist transforms into a tow truck. Colors look pretty striking, although I can see people having issue with the mismatched greens. That's because the side panels are molded in green, whereas the entire front hood piece is a clear piece painted green. Because it's painted, removing the battle damage would be fairly difficult. The clip on wheels don't exactly look great either, but are 5 mm compatible. The gun pegs on the side, which is pretty typical for Generations figures. Nonetheless, I still think it's a good looking alt mode.
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    The tow assembly also has a little caster wheel, but as it stands it probably only carries Micromasters (I haven't tried). Fortunately, it has a hard point for the Battlemaster ramp figures to extend the towing assembly to carry Deluxes.

    UPDATE: I tried. It can't exactly tow Micromasters, but you can display them being towed. Deluxes are too big to be towed.
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    Robot mode is where this goes from an average to a great figure. He looks spot-on to how he looked in G1, and the gun is molded to cover the hand. The towing assembly also folds up pretty cleanly.
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    Articulation is fantastic, with double jointed knees(!), ankle tilts, waist swivel, wrist swivels, elbows that bend past 90°, universal shoulders and hips, and a ball jointed head. The arm kibble is where the shoulder attaches to the torso, and moves with the arm. This actually allows it to get out of the way of most poses. But it does start colliding into things once the arm is straight up because the shoulders are slightly bowed.
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    He can kneel pretty effectively, too.
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    Hoist is one of the bigger deluxes, rivaling Impactor in height.
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    And here's a comparison with the only other Hoist figure I own.
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    Overall, I'm sure this is a no-brainer for G1 completionists. But for those on the fence, I'm sure you'll find enjoyment with this figure too. I can't wait for Trailbreaker to come from this mold.
     
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  2. LoserBroadside

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    This is the guy I'm most excited about (followed closely by fellow Art Boi Grapple). My only gripe is that painted hood. I foresee so many problems because of it; scratching, chipping, that clear plastic-on-clear plastic hinge...Oy. I'd GLADLY give up the clear headlights for a molded green hood.
     
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    As much as I love the Takara T30 version of Hoist, I'll probably pick this guy (and the inevitable Trailbreaker) up owing to his height.
     
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    Huh, sized about the height - Impactor is a huge deluxe by modern standards.

    Cliffjumper must feel really, really self-conscious being released in the same wave, poor little fella...
     
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    Looks like another winner!
     
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    I am SO moist for Hoist!
     
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    I mean, he clearly compensates with firepower.
     
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    Insert red photoshoop here...


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    I got mine the other day, and I really love this mold and can't wait for Trailbreaker(I do hope they make the hood opaque on him), but there are a few problems...

    1. The wheel broke off(I think it was just mine, because the other side feels fine), it's ok, I fixed it and it should hold.

    2. Some of the joints are pretty loose(elbows/knees mostly).

    3. Ya know those fins on his back? Well I got two right ones!
    It makes it kinda tricky to get the tow bar out...
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    So.... Anyone get two left fins, or a defective Hoist?
     
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    I was looking forward to Moist, but he has a few flaws including obvious hands sticking out in vehicle mode (why not hide it in the hood of the truck?), really soft joints, they're not loose but he definitely cannot hold a pose with heavier accessories or battlemasters. Also he feels really light due to the large clear plastic. The only other thing I don't like is the accurate but odd kibble flaps on his arms I feel like they should have folded or have better mobility.

    He's bigger and more accurate looking than his thrilling 30 dx at least. I liked the gun on that one though...

    Still can't wait for Trailbreaker though lol...
     
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    Thrilling 30 Hoist / Earthrise Hoist / Takara Generations Hoist with X2 Toys upgrade kit

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    I got two right wings as well. Guess it’s a common mistake.

    Anyone get two lefts? Want to trade?
     
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    I wasn't sure about this one. Man, what a fantastic figure. Best of the first wave.
     
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    Hey! I called it first!
    Jk :p 
     
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    Maybe we can both find someone lol
     
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    I like that Earthrise Hoist is bigger than Generations Hoist.
     
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    Yeah, the Generations one is tiny... and not fun. This seems to be an improvement in every way (unless you are more a fan of the IDW design, but this is still a better figure).
     
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    Generations one lacked all the towing gear, replaced with a simple hook arm. Just wasn't Hoist. It's like doing Inferno without a ladder!

    Looking forward to Hoist
     
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    Looking forward to this guy as I disliked t30 Trailbreaker so much I skipped that hoist altogether.
     
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    It also lacked the robelly, which is key to Hoist as far as I'm concerned.
     
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