The secondary medic of the original Transformers cartoon Hoist was added to the lineup when people figured out that Ratchet’s cartoon and toy counterparts looked virtually nothing alike. Unfortunately, Hoist was annoying, and thus only shown a couple of times on the cartoon, thus failing to really take over from the original doc. Hoist transformed into a pickup truck with a tow attachment.
Judging by his accent, Hoist is British. Which is confusing, considering Britain isn’t exactly known for its large population of twenty foot tall sentient robots, but there you go.
Hoist also starred in the smash science fiction epic movie, Attack of the Alien Robots. Amazingly enough, this is not a joke, but an actual thing that happened in the cartoon. Less amazingly, this was one of the last appearances from Hoist, who somehow managed to lose all credibility with his fellow giant alien robot buddies.
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