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. 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. 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. 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. He can kneel pretty effectively, too. Hoist is one of the bigger deluxes, rivaling Impactor in height. And here's a comparison with the only other Hoist figure I own. 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.