- Great sculpt. Multiple faces and eye roll gimmick allow tons of expression.
- Articulation decent. Gizmo is too chubby for any acrobatics.
- Paint well done. Very little overspray or missing paint apps.
- Tons of accessories.
- Good sized figure.
- Eyes get easily thrown off a pose. Gizmo often looks intoxicated.
- Accessories don't stay in hands well.
- For an "ultimate" take on the character, many accessories are missing. No Barbie corvette, black armband, 3D glasses, comic book, alternate screaming face and back after getting wet.
Tank mode is pretty awesome. While not particularly articulated, this really does a solid job of looking like the tank from the movie.
- Movie accurate sculpt.
- Decent articulation
- Seems too small, even compared to other Studio Series figures. Jazz crawled on his shoulder in the movie.
- Could use a little more paint detail.
While slightly more fiddly than the Trailbreaker homage that shares the mold, Hoist is a nice looking
representation of the character. The figure has subtle changes to the core design from Trailbreaker, so you can make him shorter. By not compressing the front hood, you can also give Hoist his cartoon-accurate robo-beer belly.
Scale is pretty close to perfect. He's got a nice, boxy look that really stands out compared to many of the other Autobots. I don't think Hoist has ever been considered a fan favorite, but actually having him in hand, he's a really enjoyable deviation from the norm. I highly recommend him for a fun figure to play around with. He's got an enjoyable transformation, a G1 feel, and helps fill the Autobot ranks.
- Great design.
- Articulation good. Can duplicate many of Stripe's scenes from the movie.
- Paint well done.
- Transformation is smooth.
- Accessories and transformation allow for cartoon or toy accurate robot mode.
- Hands held in by clips. Doesn't seem as wear resistant as other methods.
- No "Hoist goes to Hollywood" alien mask.