Hot Spot is my favorite combiner leader of all time. Heck, he's one of my favorite Transformers ever. His G1 figure looked great in both robot and fire truck modes. The face sculpt? Perfect. The torso mode? Beyond perfect. Everything just fits together, and Defensor is sturdy and imposing. Defensor, to me, is the epitome of the Scramble City sets. Just incredible. With that in mind, I was very excited to hear that Hot Spot would be getting a new sculpt for the Combiner Wars series. Initial photos for him looked decent, but I was still concerned after the letdown that was Superion. My love for Hot Spot overrode any concerns that I may have had, and Hot Spot was mine thanks to BBTS.
Well, I'm nearing the end of Combiner Wars figures. There are only a couple of figures left that I figure are worth getting and one of them doesn't come out until later this year. Just was well, anyway, since I need to take a few weeks off. I have inventory coming up and jury duty, so I'll be occupied until the beginning of August, which is a shame, since I have so many other figures to cover.