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Series: Transformers Collectors Club
Allegiance: Autobot
Categories: Deluxe
Year: 2008

Remarks: Nightbeat here is a repaint (with a new head) of the Energon Deluxe figure Hot Shot, so see there for the full review. Just some words on the differences. The colours are pure Nightbeat, no doubt about it. Blue and yellow, flames on the car doors, everything fits together nicely. The Hot Shot figure mold isn't the most posable ever, but it does look pretty nifty and suits Nightbeat well. Nightbeat can, of course, powerlink with Energon powerlink figures such as Hot Shot, as you can see in the pics above.

I don't think there's been a "real" Nightbeat since G1. The name has been used again, but never for the same character. Not so here. This repaint of Energon Hot Shot really brings the G1 detective to life. It looks more like Nightbeat than G1 Nightbeat ever did, especially the head. I love that head. It was done with a lot of eye for detail and looks really great. Nightbeat is an exclusive figure available only for members of the Official Transformers Collectors Club (OTCC) and isn't really supposed to be out yet, but a few Nightbeats were given away as prizes at the B.O.T.S. convention in the Netherlands and that's where I got mine.

Bottom line: Despite the slight limitations of the figure he was made from, this is the best Nightbeat ever. So if you're a fan of Simon Furman's robot detective, you need to get your hands on this one.

Rating: A-
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