One of the “second series” of Autobots to arrive on Earth, Hoist is eager, jovial, and demands that every Autobot sticks to his maintenance schedule – without exception! Always keen and willing, Hoist provides a warm and friendly environment in his workshop, allowing his fellow Autobots to feel at ease whenever they pass through the doors. In the last decade, Hoist has worked alongside the people of Earth to develop the “Generation 2” process, which was later honed when Nebulan scientists joined the research.
With alien life forms now well-known on Earth, Hoist no longer felt the need to use his alternate mode as a disguise and so opted to trade in his physical wrecker hook for Cybertronian tractor beam technology. This greatly reduces the strain on his struts when he pulls a haul.