This was the beginning of my first year-ending storyline. Based on the cut-out outline of the toy, it was pretty obvious from day 1 who the mysterious figure was, but I still milked it for all it was worth. The only reason I used this Megatron toy was because it is slightly more poseable than the other three, so I figured I could get some better poses of the character looking around and being on guard. It was at this point that people really started to send me messages wondering when Hot Shot would return. All I’d ever say was that he’d return eventually.