List of Gobots characters

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This is an alphabetical list of Gobots characters with information on their appearances, fictional biographies and histories.

Bad Boy[edit]

Bad Boy
Challenge of the Gobots and Transformers character
Last appearance Withered Hope
Japanese name Fairchild Robo
Release number MR-47
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot, Decepticon
Alternate mode A-10 Thunderbolt

Bad Boy is one of Cy-Kill's minions. He is a rough street punk always ready with an insult and looking for a fight. He is actually smarter than he lets on, preferring to let others underestimate him.

Like most Gobots Bad Boy can change form, his alternate mode being a combat jet. He also has hand-blasters. his built-in repair systems can repair most injuries to his body if given enough energy.

Animated series[edit]

Bad Boy is featured extensively in "Wolf in the Fold" episode #30. Using an image simulator circuit invented by Herr Fiend, Bad Boy is able to go under cover as the Guardian Heat Seeker. From inside the Guardians Bad Boy is able to leak information to the Renegades. Once it is discovered that there is a traitor among the Guardians Bad Boy tries to frame Leader-1 as the traitor, but he is uncovered by Scooter. Thanks to timely use of the astrobeam he escapes the Guardians.[1]

Bad Boy appears in "Cy-Kill Escapes" episode #41 as he and Herr Fiend send a stealth device to the escaping renegades on the Gobot Prison Moon to cover their escape in a hidden ship.[2]

Bad Boy appears in "The Fall of Gobotron" episode #43 as he and Block Head try to pick a fight with Turbo.[3]

Bad Boy appears in "Flight to Earth" episode #44 where he and Blockhead collect the Guardians on Cybertron and take them to prison.[4]

Bad Boy appears in "The Third Column" episode #50 where he sides with Zero, who tries to take over the Renegades from Cy-Kill.[5]

Bad Boy and Cop-Tur are sent to attack Unicom bases and distract the Guardians while Cy-Kill, Crasher and Scorp attempt to take the Power Suits.[6] from the Command Center (possibly known as Stragetic Command).[6]

Fun Publications[edit]

Bad Boy has a cameo in Transcendent by Fun Publications which occurred at the same time as Withered Hope. He can be seen standing in line for processing in Axiom Nexus.

Bad Boy is a main character appearing in 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. While on Cybertron Bad Boy becomes friends with the Malignus gang. 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.[7]

Toys[edit]

Two toys were produced for Bad Boy. The first was released as a Gobot, based on the Machine Robo line from Japan. The second was a recolor of the Transformer Powerglide, released in Japan as an ehobby exclusive.

Bentwing[edit]

Bentwing was one of the names in a word find that had to be solved to win a copy of the Challenge of the Gobots video game from Your Sinclair magazine.[8]

Blaster[edit]

Blaster
Challenge of the Gobots character
Japanese name Missile Tank Robo
Release number MR-23
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Guardian Gobot
Alternate mode Missile Launcher

Blaster is a Guardian who turns into a missile launcher.

Animated series[edit]

Blaster appeared in the episode "The Third Column" where he works in a Guardian weapons facility that was attacked by the Renegades. The attack was turned away by automated defenses.

Bug Bite[edit]

Main article: Bug Bite

Bugsie[edit]

Bugsie was one of the names in a word find that had to be solved to win a copy of the Challenge of the Gobots video game from Your Sinclair magazine.[8]

BuggyMan[edit]

BuggyMan
Challenge of the Gobots character
First appearance "The Battle for Gobotron"
Last appearance "Scooter Enhanced"
Japanese name Buggy Robo
Release number MR-08
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot
Alternate mode Dune buggy

BuggyMan is a Renegade Gobot who turns into a dune buggy. Some fiction refers to him as "Buggy Boy".

Animated series[edit]

BuggyMan appeared in the Challenge of the Gobots episode #5, "The Final Conflict" where he was among the Renegades captured on Gobotron.

BuggyMan appears in "Flight to Earth" episode #44. He and Geeper-Creeper chase Scooter and Sparky on Gobotron.

Scooter and Small Foot join Nick and A.J. to watch a car stunt show which is attacked by Crasher, BuggyMan and Fly Trap. Small Foot fights BuggyMan and defeats him, but the Renegades regain the upper hand until the Guardians are rescued by Leader-1 and Turbo who arrive in their Power Suits

Cop-Tur[edit]

Main article: Cop-Tur

Crasher[edit]

Main article: Crasher

Creepy[edit]

Creepy
Challenge of the Gobots character
First appearance "Quest for New Earth"
Japanese name Gildis
Release number MRD-104
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot
Alternate mode Scoprion-like monster

Creepy is a renegade loyal to Cy-Kill who turns into a scorpion-like monster.

Animated series[edit]

Creepy, Scorp and Vamp aided the Master Renegade from escaping his imprisonment by Cy-Kill on Roguestar.[9]

Comics[edit]

Creepy appeared in the story "Scooter's Mighty Magnet" as one of Cy-Kill's minions.[10]

Toys[edit]

While a purple version of Creepy was sold in stores, a special green version was offered as a mail-away exclusive by sending in UPCs from four Gobots.[11]

Cy-Kill[edit]

Main article: Cy-Kill

Dozer[edit]

Dozer
Challenge of the Gobots character
First appearance "The Final Conflict"
Last appearance Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords
Japanese name Bulldozer Robo
Release number MR-11
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Guardian Gobot
Alternate mode Bulldozer

Dozer was one of the names in a word find that had to be solved to win a copy of the Challenge of the Gobots video game from Your Sinclair magazine.[8]

Animated series[edit]

The Guardians set up a lab to test their power suits on Earth. With Defendor and Blaster patrolling the lab Baron Von Joy and Path Finder test a new suit on Dozer.[12]

Dozer appeared in the episode "The Third Column."

Dumper[edit]

Main article: Dumper (Gobots)

Fitor[edit]

Main article: Fitor

Flip Top[edit]

Flip Top was featured on the cover of the 1985 Tonka Toy Catalog.[13]

Geeper-Creeper[edit]

Geeper-Creeper
Challenge of the Gobots character
First appearance "The Battle for Gobotron"
Last appearance "Et Tu, Cy-Kill"
Japanese name Jeep Robo
Release number MR-28
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot
Alternate mode Mitsubishi Jeep CJ-3B

Geeper-Creeper was one of the Renegade followers of Cy-Kill.

Animated series[edit]

Geeper-Creeper first appears in the series pilot.[14]

Geeper-Creeper appeared in the Challenge of the Gobots episode #5, "The Final Conflict" where he was among the Renegades captured on Gobotron.

In "It's The Thought That Counts" episode #6, Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur, Crasher, Geeper-Creeper, Pincher, and Snoop attack a lab, but it is defended by Leader-1, Baron Von Joy, Blaster, Dozer, Dumper, Road Ranger, Scooter, Scratch and Turbo. Although the Guardians are winning the battle, an accidental backfire from Baron Von Joy's weapon allows the Renegades to escape.

In "The Fall of Gobotron" episode #43 after Cy-Kill takes over Gobotron, Geeper-Creeper and Slicks are assigned to guard the modifier. They are lured away by Scooter and lead into a Guardian ambush by Turbo, Small Foot and Sparky.

Geeper-Creeper appears in "Flight to Earth" episode #44. He and BuggyMan chase Scooter and Sparky on Gobotron.

In "Destroy All Guardians" episode #47, Geeper-Creeper and Tank are seen among Cy-Kill's guards on the Roguestar. He also appears in "Escape from Elba" episode #48. In "Clutch of Doom" episode #49, Geeper-Creeper is among the Renegades who put the captured Guardians Blaster and Van Guard in prison. Geeper-Creeper appears in "The Third Column" episode #50 where he sides with Zero, who tries to take over the Renegades from Cy-Kill.

Grungy[edit]

Reception[edit]

Grungy was chosen as the 3rd goofiest Gobot name by Topless Robot.[15]

Herr Fiend[edit]

Main article: Herr Fiend

Hornet[edit]

Hornet was among the Renegade Gobot forces who aided the Rock Lord Magmar on the planet Cordax.[16]

Leader-1[edit]

Main article: Leader-1

Loco[edit]

Loco
Challenge of the Gobots and Robo Machines character
First appearance "Conquest of Earth"
Last appearance "Et Tu, Cy-Kill"
Japanese name Steam Robo
Release number MR-05
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot
Alternate mode JNR Class D51

Loco is one of the soldiers of Cy-Kill.[17]

Loco was one of the names in a word find that had to be solved to win a copy of the Challenge of the Gobots video game from Your Sinclair magazine.[8]

Animated series[edit]

Loco was a long-serving Renegade, fighting in the defence of the Renegades' fortress on Gobotron. He was used sporadically after that, most notably helping the cyborg arms dealer Trident hijack a shipment of UNICOM materials. Loco appeared in "Renegade Carnival" episode 52.

Eagle Comics[edit]

Loco appeared in the Eagle Comics story The Robo Machines. He is a member of the Renegade Robo Machines working for Strom Domez.

Toy[edit]

Loco’s toy was a re-release of the Machine Robo Steam Robo figure (MR-05). It was first issued in 1983, and was available until the end of 1984. It was also released in Europe.[18]

Monstrous[edit]

Monstrous, or Monsterous with an "E", is a Renegade combiner made up off size Renegades who turn into monsters.[17]

Night Ranger[edit]

A Guardian Gobot who turns into a police motorcycle. This toy was the inspiration for the Transformers character Backtrack.

Reception[edit]

Night Ranger was chosen as the 10th goofiest Gobot name by Topless Robot.[15]

Path Finder[edit]

Main article: Path Finder (Gobots)

Pincher[edit]

Pincher
Challenge of the Gobots character
First appearance "Flight to Earth"
Last appearance Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords
Voiced by Peter Cullen
Japanese name Falgos
Release number MRD-103
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot
Alternate mode Monster jet

Pincher is a Renegade Gobot voiced by Peter Cullen.[17]

Pincher was one of the names in a word find that had to be solved to win a copy of the Challenge of the Gobots video game from Your Sinclair magazine.[8]

Animated series[edit]

Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur, Crasher, Geeper-Creeper, Pincher, and Snoop attack a lab, but it is defended by Leader-1, Baron Von Joy, Blaster, Dozer, Dumper, Road Ranger, Scooter, Scratch and Turbo. Although the Guardians were winning the battle, an accidental backfire from Baron Von Joy's weapon allows the Renegades to escape.[12] Pincher was possibly once a Guardian Gobot, but was captured, then remade and reprogrammed by Herr Fiend into one of Cy-Kill's minions.

Pincher was among the Renegade Gobot forces who aided the Rock Lord Magmar on the planet Cordax.[16]

Psycho[edit]

Psycho
Challenge of the Gobots character
Paychogobot-patent.png
Image of Psycho from the toy patent
First appearance "Target Earth"
Release number MRDX-01
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot
Alternate mode Car

Psycho/"Paycho" is a Renegade. His design is based on the Psychodroid car from Japanese manga series Cobra, which became the anime series Cobra: Space Adventure.[19]

Animated series[edit]

Psycho cameo in "The Battle for Gobotron", and a short but memorable scene in "The Gobotron Saga", where he got to conduct the disassembling of Leader-1. He also appeared on the cover to the VHS release of "Cy-Kill's Shrinking Ray."

Books[edit]

Psycho is ordered by Cy-Kill to issue the Renegade retreat.[20]

Pumper[edit]

Reception[edit]

Pumper was chosen as the 8th goofiest Gobot name by Topless Robot.[15]

Puzzler[edit]

Puzzler
Challenge of the Gobots character
First appearance "Auto Madic"
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot
Alternate mode 6 robots

Puzzler is Renegade made up of six other Renegade cars who combine into one gigantic robot.[17]

Puzzler was initially solicited as a Guardian, not a Renegade.[21]

Animated series[edit]

Puzzler appears in "Auto Madic" episode #28, where the Guardians don Power Suits to form the Power Warrior Courageous, which defeats Puzzler.

Rest-Q[edit]

Rest-Q
Challenge of the Gobots and Robo Machines character
First appearance "It's The Thought That Counts"
Last appearance GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords
Voiced by Frank Welker
Japanese name Ambulance Robo
Release number MR-15
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Guardian Gobot
Alternate mode Ambulance

Rest-Q is the Guardian medic.

Animated series[edit]

In "It's The Thought That Counts" episode 6 Scooter is briefly captured by the Renegades. After being freed Rest-Q checks out Scooter, but Scooter refused to be examined, secretly being brainwashed by the Renegades. Rest-Q appeared in "Ultra Zod" episode 14, where he donned a Power Suit and helped form the Power Warrior Courageous, which defeated Ultra Zod. In "Doppleganger" episode 23 leading the Command Center back to Gobotron and getting rid of Scooter and Small Foot the Renegades then released duplicates of Path Finder, Rest-Q, Van Guard and Turbo. Later the real Guardians were able to defeat their duplicates with the aid of the real Zeemon, Hans-Cuff and Rest-Q. Rest-Q appeared in "Cy-Kill Escapes" episode 41. He repaired Hans-Cuff, who was injured in the Renegade prison break. In "The Fall of Gobotron" episode 43 Rest-Q repaired Small Foot. Rest-Q appeared in "Flight to Earth" episode 44. Captured by the Renegades, Rest-Q wasn't even allowed to repair the other prisoner Guardians, instead being threatened by Twin Spin with his blades. He was later rescued by Scooter and Sparky.

Rest-Q appeared in GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords.

Eagle Comics[edit]

Rest-Q appeared in the Eagle Comics story The Robo Machines. He is a member of the Security Force Robo Machines.

Road Ranger[edit]

Main article: Road Ranger (Gobots)

Scooter[edit]

Main article: Scooter (Gobots)

Scorp[edit]

Scorp
Challenge of the Gobots character
First appearance "Quest for the Creator"
Last appearance "Quest for New Earth"
Japanese name Zarios
Release number MRD-103
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot
Alternate mode Scorpion monster

Scorp is a Renegade Gobot loyal to the Master Renegade.

Animated series[edit]

Creepy, Scorp and Vamp aided the Master Renegade from escaping his imprisonment by Cy-Kill on Roguestar.[9]

Small Foot[edit]

Small Foot
Challenge of the Gobots and Transformers character
First appearance "Trident's Triple Threat"
Last appearance Withered Hope
Voiced by B.J. Ward
Japanese name Offroad Robo
Release number MR-35
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Female
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Guardian Gobot
Alternate mode Pickup truck

Smallfoot is a fictional character from the various Gobots series and later became part of the Transformers universes. Her name is a parody of the famous monster truck Bigfoot.[22]

Small Foot is a female Gobot.[19] Small Foot is one of Leader-1's most trusted soldiers. A tracker, what she lacks in size she more than makes up for in heart and determination. Small Foot can often be seen kicking around with Scooter but she idolizes Leader-1 and is often found fighting by his side. Trouble often finds her wherever she is. Sometimes with all of her determination Small Foot becomes impulsive and eager to please the older and more experienced Guardian soldiers.

In robot mode she can fire energy shots from the two lamps on her chest. She converts into a pickup truck. She has a tow-cable with hook that she uses in both modes.

Small Foot was featured in one of the early Gobots commercials.[23]

The Autobot Small Foot is based on the Gobots characters of the same name.

Animated series[edit]

Small Foot makes her debut in the episode "Trident's Triple Threat". Small Foot's impulsiveness runs away with her in this episode when she tries to take on three Renegades at once. Crasher, and Cop-Tur beat her up so severely that Turbo has to carry her back to their base in his arms.

Small Foot's impulsiveness almost cost her life when the Guardians accidentally released the Master Renegade thinking that he was the Last Engineer. The Master Renegade took Small Foot hostage and kept the other Guardians at bay while he tried to fly away in their command center with Crasher. With Turbo's help Small Foot escaped from the Master Renegade but she paid a terrible price. Rest-Q checked out all of Small Foot's internal structures and was shocked when he discovered that Small Foot's transforming protocol was completely gone after the initial carnage that was inflicted upon her by the Master Renegade. It was as if Small Foot never went through the modifier, a machine that gives Gobots the ability to transform into vehicles after they leave the Guardian Academy, leading Matt Hunter to ask if Small Foot can be put through the modifier again. Rest-Q warns that such a thing has never been done before but there are no other options. Baron Von Joy and Rest-Q look on as Small Foot's transformation mechanism is repaired. When the job is done, Baron Von Joy asks Small Foot if she can transform. When she does she takes Matt, Nick, and A.J. back the Guardian HQ so that she may get to her battle station. However, the lone Gobot who was later joined by Scooter and Turbo never made it back to base. Instead the Renegades blasted a hole in the ground in front of them and Small Foot and Turbo crashed through a wall and stopped short of another wall while poor Scooter couldn't stop and slammed into a glass partition. It is within the glass partition that the Guardian trio and their human companions found the man that they believed is The Last Engineer and brought him back to Guardian H.Q.

Small Foot is among the Go-Bots who defend their world against the bug-like invaders in "Invasion from the 21st Level" episode #21-22.

Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur, Crasher and Snoop attacked Leader-1, Turbo, Scooter and Small Foot. Crasher wounded Small Foot. After attaining recordings of the Guardians the Renegades retreated. Using the recordings Cy-Kill had Herr Fiend program robot duplicates of the Guardians. When demonstrating Space Bender weapon to Unicom Leader-1 learned that the Renegades were attacking Washington. The Renegades ambushed Leader-1 and replaced him with his duplicate. Leading the Command Center back to Gobotron and getting rid of Scooter and Small Foot; the Renegades then released duplicates of Path Finder, Rest-Q, Van Guard and Turbo. Small Foot and Scooter were able to capture the Turbo duplicate and learn where their friends were being held. Cy-Kill then replaced Good Night. Using the duplicate Turbo the Guardians infiltrated the Renegade base, freed the captured Guardians and escape from Spoons and Fitor. Although blocked by the Renegades, Scooter used a hologram of Zod to make the Renegades flee. Making it back to Gobotron the Guardians were attacked by the Guardian duplicates. The real Guardians were able to defeat their duplicates with the aid of the real Zeemon, Hans-Cuff and Rest-Q. Cy-Kill then arrived in Thrustor with more duplicates, but Small Foot was able to stop with robots using the Space Bender, which would fuse their robot brains.[24]

In "Scooter Enhanced" episode #24 Scooter and Small Foot join Nick and A.J. to watch a car stunt show which is attacked by Crasher, BuggyMan and Fly Trap. Small Foot fights BuggyMan and defeats him, but the Renegades regain the upper hand until the Guardians are rescued by Leader-1 and Turbo who arrive in Power Suits. Cy-Kill vowes to gain Power Suits for the Renegades. Scooter decides he needs more firepower, so he has Baron Von Joy remove his damaged holo projector in favor of a blaster unit. Screw Head, Bad Boy and Cop-Tur are sent to attack Unicom bases and distract the Guardians while Cy-Kill, Crasher and Scorp attempt to take the suits from the Guardian Command Center. Small Foot and Scooter are able to delay the Renegades until Leader-1 and Turbo return to chase away the Renegades. Realizing he is a better Guardian with his holo projector, Scooter has it reinstalled.

Small Foot investigates the Renegade escape from the Gobot Prison Moon.[25]

In "The Fall of Gobotron" episode #43 after Cy-Kill takes over Gobotron, Geeper-Creeper and Slicks are assigned to guard the modifier. They are lured away by Scooter and lead into a Guardian ambush by Turbo, Small Foot and Sparky.

Small Foot appears in "Flight to Earth" episode #44.

Small Foot appears in "Return of Gobotron" episode #45. She witnesses the Last Engineer creating new Power Suits for the Guardians. She is later given one of the Power Suits, which features enhanced sensors. She combines with the other suits and the Last Engineer's ship to form the Power Warrior Courageous and defeat a fleet of Renegade Thrustors.

Small Foot appears in GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords.

Fun Publications[edit]

Sent to investigate the effect the destroying their universe six Gobots (including Small Foot) 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.[7]

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

Other media[edit]

Small Foot is referenced in the Robot Chicken episode "Book of Corrine".

Toys[edit]

  • Gobots Small Foot (1985)
Turns into a Toyota Hilux.
  • Generation 1 Mini-Bot Small Foot (2004)
Small Foot is an e-hobby exclusive. She was a redeco of Generation 1 Gears.


Spay-C[edit]

A female Guardian Gobot who turns into a Space Shuttle.

Spoons[edit]

Spoons
Challenge of the Gobots character
First appearance "Doppleganger"
Japanese name Forklift Robo
Release number MR-34
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot
Alternate mode Forklift

Spoons is one of the soldiers of the Renegade leader Cy-Kill. He turns into a forklift. Spoons was the inspiration for the Transformers Decepticon Deadlift.

Animated series[edit]

Spoons appears in the episode #23, called "Doppelganger". He worked with Doctor Go (aka Herr Fiend) in transporting a robot duplicate of Leader-1 the doctor had created. Later when the Guardians are escaping Renegade capture Fitor and Spoons try to stop them, but fail.

Staks[edit]

Staks is a Guardian Gobot who turns into a semi-truck.

Animated series[edit]

Staks appears in "Auto Madic" episode #28, where he dons a Power Suit and helped form the Power Warrior Courageous, which defeats Puzzler.

Tank[edit]

Tank
Challenge of the Gobots character
First appearance "The Battle for Gobotron"
Voiced by Peter Cullen
Japanese name Battle Robo
Release number MR-02
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot
Alternate mode Tank

Tank(Man) is one of Cy-Kill's minons. His great physical strength and firepower mean he is often used to support the Renegades' operations. Tank is larger than most Gobots, and has considerable firepower. In tank mode, he can drive through walls or over cars without it even slowing him. His physical attributes are outweighed by his low intelligence.

Animated series[edit]

Tank first appeared in the Challenge of the Gobots series pilot.[14]

He was placed in command of the mind-controlled US. Army during Cy-Kill's first attempt to invade Earth, but was unable to successfully hunt down Turbo and Scooter in New York. Soon afterwards, he returned to Gobotron and was captured along with the other Renegades based in their fortress.

Tank appeared in "Flight to Earth" episode 44. Tank appeared in "Return of Gobotron" episode 45. In "Destroy All Guardians" episode 47 Geeper-Creeper and Tank were seen among Cy-Kill's guards on the Roguestar.

Eagle Comics[edit]

Tank appeared in the Eagle Comics story The Robo Machines. He is a member of the Renegade Robo Machines working for Strom Domez.

Tork[edit]

Reception[edit]

Tork was chosen as the 5th goofiest Gobot name by Topless Robot.[15]

Treds[edit]

Treds
Challenge of the Gobots and Transformers character
Warpathtransformer-patent.png
Image of the Treds from the US patent for his second toy
First appearance "Et Tu Cy-Kill?"
Last appearance Withered Hope
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Guardian Gobot, Neutral Transformer
Alternate mode M1 Abrams tank, M551 Sheridan light tank

Treds, or Treads with an "A", is one of the Guardian Gobots. He was featured in a 1986 Gobots commercial where he was named as one of the new Guardians along with Mr. Moto.[26] He turns into a M1 Abrams tank, and later a M551 Sheridan light tank.

Animated series[edit]

Treds appears in "Et Tu Cy-Kill?" episode #60, where he and Tri-Trak help Leader-1's team track down the Renegades on an alien planet.

Fun Publications[edit]

Treds 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. Treds was chosen to imitate a Decepticon so he could keep an eye on the Renegades Bad Boy and Bug Bite. 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. Once they arrive on Earth of the 22nd level where they find Bug Bite and his new Decepticon allies Weirdwolf and Dreadwind.[7]

Treds 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.

Toys[edit]

Two toys were produced for Treds. The first was released as a Gobot. The second as a Transformer, which was a recolor of the Autobot Warpath.

Turbo[edit]

Main article: Turbo (Gobots)

Vamp[edit]

Vamp
Challenge of the Gobots and Robo Machines character
First appearance "Quest for the Creator"
Last appearance "Quest for New Earth"
Japanese name Casmodon
Release number MRD-101
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Female
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Renegade Gobot
Alternate mode Monstrous car

Vamp is a female Renegade Gobot who works for Cy-Kill. She can fire blasts of energy from her eyes.

Vamp and Scooter were featured on the cover of issue #2 of the Gobots Magazine.

Animated series[edit]

Creepy, Scorp and Vamp aided the Master Renegade from escaping his imprisonment by Cy-Kill on Roguestar.[9]

Comics[edit]

Vamp appeared in the story "Scooter's Mighty Magnet" as one of Cy-Kill's minions.[10]

Eagle Comics[edit]

Vamp appeared Casmodon in the Eagle Comics story The Robo Machines. He was one of the Devil Invaders.

Water Walk[edit]

Water Walk was one of the names in a word find that had to be solved to win a copy of the Challenge of the Gobots video game from Your Sinclair magazine.[8]

Reception[edit]

Water Walk was chosen as the 6th goofiest Gobot name by Topless Robot.[15]

Zeemon[edit]

Zeemon
Challenge of the Gobots character
First appearance "The Battle For Gobotron"
Last appearance GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords
Voiced by Frank Welker
Release number DX-02
Information
Species Gobot
Gender Male
Abilities Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength
Affiliation Guardian Gobot
Alternate mode Nissan 280ZX

Zeemon is one of the Guardians. He is a prominent Guardian leader.

Animated series[edit]

Zeemon first appears in the Challenge of the Gobots series pilot. He is among the leaders of the Guardians planning to stop the Renegades. Due to animation errors the Renegade Herr Fiend appears identical to Zeemon in the pilot series.[14]

Zeemon appears in "Lost on Gobotron" episode #11. Zeemon appears in "Genius and Son" episode #17. He plans to surrender the planet to Cy-Kill to avoid it being destroyed by the Renegade. In "Doppleganger" episode #23 the real Guardians were able to defeat their duplicates with the aid of the real Zeemon, Hans-Cuff and Rest-Q. Zeemon appears in "Nova Beam" episode #54 working with Staks and Pathfinder on Gobotron when information came in that the sun of the planet Nirolac had become unstable. Zeemon appears in "Et Tu Cy-Kill?" episode 60. Zeemon appears in GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords. Due to animation errors he sometimes is depicted as the Renegade Herr Fiend.

Zod[edit]

Main article: Zod (Gobots)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gobots episode "Wolf in the Fold"
  2. ^ Gobots episode "Cy-Kill Escapes"
  3. ^ Gobots episode "The Fall of Gobotron"
  4. ^ Gobots episode "Flight to Earth"
  5. ^ Gobots episode "The Third Column"
  6. ^ a b Written by Jeff Segal, Kelly Ward and Mark Young (November 24th, 1985). "Scooter Enhanced". Challenge of the GoBots. Season 1. Episode 55. First-run syndication.
  7. ^ a b c S. Trent Troop & Greg Sepelak (2008). Withered Hope. The Transformers Collector’s Club. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "YS Compo Challenge of the Gobots". Your Sinclair 1 (20): 77. 
  9. ^ a b c Written by Jeff Segal, Kelly Ward and John Loy (December 13th 1985). "Quest for New Earth". Challenge of the GoBots. Season 1. Episode 61. First-run syndication.
  10. ^ a b Jay Itzkowitz (w), Paul Kirchner (a). "Scooter's Mighty Magnet" (Spring 1986), Telepictures Publications
  11. ^ GoBots Toy Commercial 3‏ - YouTube
  12. ^ a b "It's The Thought That Counts". Challenge of the GoBots. Season 1. Episode 6. First-run syndication.
  13. ^ Tonka- The Magic Is Here! 1985 Catalog. Tonkja Corporationtion. 1985. p. Cover. 
  14. ^ a b c Written by Alan Burnett, Jeff Segal and Tom Ruegger (September 8th, 1984). "The Battle for Gobotron". Challenge of the GoBots. Season 1. Episode 1. First-run syndication.
  15. ^ a b c d e "The 20 Goofiest GoBot Names - Topless Robot - Nerd news, humor and self-loathing". Topless Robot. 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  16. ^ a b Ray Patterson (Director), Kay Wright (Producer), Jeff Segal (Writer) (1986-03-21). GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords (Motion picture). Clubhouse Pictures. 
  17. ^ a b c d Matt Caracappa (November 2007). "Going, Going, Gobots". Toyfare 1 (123): 80–82. 
  18. ^ "Patent USD279305 - Toy robot convertible into steam locomotive - Google Patents". Google.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  19. ^ a b 8 Things You Didn't Know About GoBots (and Probably Didn't Care) - Topless Robot
  20. ^ Robin Snyder (1984). War of the Gobots. Illustrated by Steve Ditko. Western Publishing Company. ISBN 0-307-11376-0. 
  21. ^ Tonka- The Magic Is Here! 1985 Catalog. Tonkja Corporationtion. 1985. pp. 14–15. 
  22. ^ Bellomo, Mark (2010). Totally Tubular '80s. Krause Publications. pp. 90–93. ISBN 978-1-4402-1282-6. 
  23. ^ YouTube - Gobots - Series 2 Regular Gobots Commercial
  24. ^ "Doppleganger". Challenge of the GoBots. Season 1. Episode 23. First-run syndication.
  25. ^ "Cy-Kill Escapes". Challenge of the GoBots. Season 1. Episode 41. First-run syndication.
  26. ^ Gobots - 1986 Commercial‏ - YouTube