Road Ranger (Gobots)

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Road Ranger
Challenge of the Gobots Machine Robo, Robo Machines and Transformers character
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Road Ranger in Challenge of the Gobots
First appearance Challenge of the Gobots episode "Wolf in the Fold"
Last appearance Withered Hope
Japanese name Trailer Robo
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Guardian Gobot, Autobot
Alternate mode Semi-Truck

Road Ranger is a fictional character from the various Gobots series and later became part of the Transformers series. He is a heroic Guardian Gobot who turns into a semi-truck and was introduced in 1984.

Gobots[edit]

Road Ranger is one of the Guardians Go-Bots, he later disguises himself as an Autobot. Road Ranger's alternate mode is that of a semi-truck. He can fly in robot mode and has hand-mounted blasters.

Animated series[edit]

Road Ranger first appears in "Wolf in the Fold" episode #30 of Challenge of the Gobots.

Road Ranger appears in "The Third Column" episode #42, where he works in a Guardian weapons facility that was attacked by the Renegades. The attack was turned away by automated defenses.

In episode #58, "It's The Thought That Counts" Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur, Crasher, Geeper-Creeper, Pincher, and Snoop attack the lab, but it is defended by Leader-1, Baron Von Joy, Blaster, Dozer, Dumper, Road Ranger, Scooter, Scratch and Turbo. Although the Guardians are initially winning the battle, an accidental backfire from Baron Von Joy's weapon allows the Renegades to escape.[1]

Fun Publications[edit]

Road Ranger has a cameo in Transcendent which occurred at the same time as Withered Hope. He can be seen standing in line for processing in Axiom Nexus.

Road Ranger, is a main character appearing in Fun Publications fiction Withered Hope, a text and comic based story. Sent to investigate the effect the destroying their universe six Gobots are reformatted to look like an Autobots and Decepticons and sent through the Interfacer to the source of the disturbance - the 22nd level. They accidentally arrive on Transtech Cybertron where they are kept against their will in the city of Axiom Nexus. Bug Bite escapes without his allies using an astro beam device. The remaining Gobots run afoul of the Transtech Decepticon General Demolishor in a criminal investigation but are aided by Airazor, Crystal Widow and Cheetor. The Gobots receive upgrades from the shop of Swindle, Swindle and Swindle and are able to leave the dimension thanks to stolen transit passes they obtain. Once they arrive on Earth of the 22nd level where they find Bug Bite and his new Decepticon allies Weirdwolf and Dreadwind.[2]

Books[edit]

Road Ranger appeared in the 1985 Robo Machine book The Wagner Sirens.[3]

Eagle Comics[edit]

Road Ranger appeared under the name Truck in the Eagle Comics story The Robo Machines. He is a member of the Security Force Robo Machines.

Toys[edit]

Transformers Road Ranger toy
  • Gobots Road Ranger (1984)
Turns into a semi-truck with flatbed.[4]
  • Generation 1 Mini-Vehicle Road Ranger (2004)
Road Ranger is an e-hobby exclusive. He is a redeco of Generation 1 Huffer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's The Thought That Counts". Challenge of the GoBots. Season 1. Episode 58. First-run syndication. 
  2. ^ S. Trent Troop & Greg Sepelak (2008). Withered Hope. The Transformers Collector’s Club. 
  3. ^ The Wagner Sirens. World International Publishing. 1985. ISBN 0-7235-7813-3. 
  4. ^ Bellomo, Mark (2010). Totally Tubular '80s. Krause Publications. pp. 90–93. ISBN 1-4402-1282-1. 

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