Our next new Transformers toy gallery is giving some love to the Combiner Wars Voyager class wave 3, and the Protectobot Hot Spot! A new mold, Voyager class entry into the Combiner Wars line, Hot Spot is the leader of the Protectobots and forms the torso of the giant, Defensor!
Hot Spot’s fire engine mode is pretty cool. It’s a more modern take of the original with its curved front end and updated ladder design. One flaw is that the robot mode hips are expose in this mode – but given the transformations, there is not a lot that can be done to hide them, really. The robot mode is nice and solid – while it lacks a waist joint, there are lots of cool poses you can get out of Hot Spot, and his robot mode design nicely recalls the original toy, while bringing some new stuff to the table. The twin rifles can be combined into a single larger gun, although there’s no real way to escape the fact that, yes, he’s basically just got two guns plugged into the end of each other in this configuration.
Overall, Hot Spot is a solid figure to round out a fun classics-style Combiner group. He makes for potentially the best torso in the line yet, but we’ll go into more detail on that side of things soon. For now, enjoy the gallery of this hot new Voyager class offering:Combiner Wars Hot Spot Gallery