The Transformers entered the Energon era after 10 years since the Armada series ended. Hot Shot has since been promoted as an officer in Optimus team and was assigned as the commander of Ocean City in Earth.
The packaging from Hasbro. Kind of regret I don't get a Takara one. Takara usually had a neat packaging and presentation
Hot Shot is still a yellow sport car (as with the Armada series). His alternate mode resembles an Ashton Martin
One thing I like about the Energon toy line is that there is a place to fit the rifle/weapon in alternate mode.
Although Minicons no longer play a major part in the Energon series, there is still Minicon port in the Energon toy line. For Hot Shot, the port is located in way of his rifle.
Hot Shot has "matured" both physically and mentally since the Armada series. In the Energon series, he has been given a new armour
He was awarded the Spark of Combination from Optimus which allowed him to powerlinx with other Autobots into one unit. Here, he powerlinx with Prowl to become Powerlinx Hot Shot.
Hot Shot powerlinx with Downshift. When powerlinx, the Autobots' combat ability doubled to counter the Decepticons which are blessed with more fire blast.
Hot Shot bio data. Usually I will have some disagreement with the bio gave by the manufacturer but I kind of agree with this one.