In my last review I looked at the first part of the Defensor team, Blades and First Aid (with Streetwise being previously reviewed). Today we are going to take a look at the rest of the team, Rook and Hot Spot, as well as the final form of the Combiner, Defensor.
Rook just looks like a police officer, from his head to his articulated toes. He is built like his vehicle mode, very square. He is a new character to take the place of Groove. It was weird having one of Defensor’s legs be formed by a giant motorcycle. This works out much better.He has a very interesting face. It looks like he has bars across his face similar to a football helmet. That would go along with the type of vehicle he turns into, that would be sent into mobs and try to break them up.
He has a 5mm hole in each fist. This acts like a place to stick a weapon, but it is also textured inside, and it looks like a weapon all it’s own. Either way, it is a change from the usual 5mm hands most everyone has.
In vehicle mode, Rook is an armored SWAT vehicle. It looks like he is ready for any situation with 6 wheels, armor all over, and ports on top to hold lots of weaponry.
Hot Spot is a good looking bot. in his standard light blue, he is hard to miss and hard to mistake for someone else. He also comes with his standard big shoulders that we have begun to know these truck bots for.
He has a really nice stance when just standing there. It is apparent that he is the powerful one, and the right choice for building the body of Defensor.
He comes with two guns that can be combined into one long gun. They look to have tubes on the sides, which look more like water cannons when they are on the fire truck.
He has a lot of backpack, with the extending ladder, as well as the bucket that becomes Defensor’s head. It is a long backpack that goes down nearly to the ground. A departure from what we saw in the big fat backpack of Optimus Prime.
In vehicle mode, Hot Spot becomes a very long and low ladder fire truck. He is weighted down with all of the newest tech for fighting fires and saving people.
There is a lot of articulation and movement in the ladder.
The 5 figures together make for an interesting team, with a wide range of duties. Police, medical, fire, SWAT, and rescue. That pretty much fills any need that the team would run into.
As Defensor, he makes for a solid Combiner. As usual, the helicopter sticks out there a bit weird, creating a strange arm. I think one of the best parts is the transformation of Hot Shot. He has quite a bit of special moves, like the ladder tucking all the way down and under between his legs to eventually climb up his chest to form the head.
Another great big guy to battle it out in the Combiner War. Of course, with Defensor, he is more focused on the preservation of life, and would spend most of his time protecting the people around him.