Though originally seen as an Autobot hero transforming into a rough terrain crane, most particularly in the 2001 anime Transformers: Robots in Disguise as a member of the Autobot Construction Team serving as Wedge's bodyguard & advisor, Hightower in many later versions of the Transformers media had him depicted as a Constructicon crane, replacing the Constructicon Hook in many outside media.
Hightower commonly appears in many Constructicon-related toy media of the Transformers toyline serving as the crane component of Devastator.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
- Hightower, alongside Overload, was originally meant to transform into their robot mode in the movie, however this was not used as there was no more space in the movie & his supposed vehicle mode was seen as one of Devastator's parts.
- Outside the film series, both Constructicons are Autobots.
- The deep reason why Hightower has appeared in later media as a Constructicon replacing Hook is due to Hasbro losing the name rights on the said Constructicon & Hightower was used to serve as a homage to Hook.