Transformers: Generation 1
The original Hoist was introduced in 1985. He is a the Autobot's repairman. He spends most of his time tuning up the other Autobots.
In some continuities Hoist was to be part of a combiner team that formed Firestormer, but this never came to pass.
The Marvel Comics bible for the Transformers originally called Hoist by the name Winch.
"No exceptions!" – All Autobots must submit to his maintenance schedule... knows they must operate at peak efficiency in battle. Jovial, enjoys job and is good at it – will find any problem, from engine overhaul to smallest leaky gasket. As tow truck, hauls 40,000 lbs. As robot, very strong... launches heat-seeking missiles from wrist sockets. Full spectrum multi-sensor behind his head determines an object's composition, density, tensile strength, energy properties.
Wings of Honor
Hoist appears in the BotCon 2013 story Machine Wars: Termination.
- Hasbro Transformers Hoist (1985)
- Hasbro Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Hoist (2020)
The second Hoist was introduced in 2003 as the upgraded form of Smokescreen in Transformers: Armada.
Transformers live movie
The third Hoist in the Transformers is a Autobot who appeared in the 2007 Transformers video game for the Nintendo DS and the Revenge of the Fallen toy line in 2009.
- Revenge of the Fallen Back Road Brawl (2009)
- A Toys R Us exclusive.
This evil negative universe version of Hoist was first mentioned in the 2008 story Dungeons & Dinobots when he repaired fellow Autobot Blurr. Is he a lazy mechanic.
- Hasbro Transformers Deluxe Lift-Ticket (2015)
- A recolor of Generations Hoist in Diaclone red. This toy was repurposed as Shattered Glass Hoist.
- A BotCon 2015 exclusive.
- Hasbro Transformers Legacy Deluxe Lift-Ticket (2021)
- A recolor of Earthrise Hoist.
- Grant, John (1986). Galvatron's Air Attack. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0-7214-0988-1.