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Transformers: Generations – Rook, Hot Spot, Defensor

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:

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:

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.

Building Defensor:

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.


Transformers: Generations – Combiner Wars – Protectobot Streetwise

Where o’ where can the Protectobots be? Well, they are slowly showing up here and there. My first Protectobot find was Streetwise. Based off of what is supposed to be a retool of Dead End. This is almost all redone for this figure, from the shell of the car to most of the major parts of the robot body. It is funny to think of him as a retool since the two look nothing alike.
He will be/has been reused as both Prowl (which has been released) and Streetwise, soon to be out.

He comes with a triple barrel shot gun, which is a pretty good weapon for a police figure. I always think of Streetwise as more of a Protect and Serve kind of police, as opposed to Prowl, which I think of more a SWAT sort of cop.

I like the look of Streetwise a lot. The vehicle mode is well done. The robot mode has all of the necessary articulation. Overall, a good figure for me to find in the Protectobot kick-off. I am definitely looking to get the rest and form Defensor.


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