Hoist is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series.
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.
Hoist is featured in the 1986 Ladybird Books story Galvatron's Air Attack.
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.
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20071230210811/http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41003
- ↑ Grant, John (1986). Galvatron's Air Attack. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0-7214-0988-1.
- ↑ http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2013/bc13comic.cfm