Transformers: Generation 1 (Autobot)
The Challenger main battle tank
|Motto||"It's better to have fought and lost than to have never fought at all."|
|Alternate modes||Challenger 1 main battle tank|
|Series||Transformers: Generation 1|
Guzzle is primarily a classic warrior with a no-nonsense attitude. He has little tolerance for other Autobots who say they can't fight due to inexperience. He transforms into a Challenger 1 main battle tank.
The Sparkabots were regularly used in the Marvel comic after their debut, but this was mainly in the U.K. comic as followers of Ultra Magnus. In the US comic, they rarely appeared and eventually forgotten about; possibly at a request from Marvel UK who were using the characters themselves. The Sparkabots usually appeared together as a trio. They were sometimes known as Sparkler Mini-Bots; possibly an early name for this sub-group.
They originally appeared in issues 152 and 153 of the UK comic, having been dispatched to Earth to keep an eye on the future Decepticon Galvatron. However, they ended up battling the Firecons, who had been sent by the Cybertron Decepticons to form an alliance with Galvatron. Their battle was interrupted by Galvatron himself, who laughed off the Firecon offer of an alliance, and swatted Sizzle through a tree when he tried to stop the Decepticon.
Later, they managed to free Galvatron's enemy Ultra Magnus, who had been trapped in a volcano with the future Decepticon, until a battle between the Throttlebots and Combaticons had shaken them loose. Magnus had developed a phobia of Galvatron, not helped when the future Decepticon himself arrived to stop them from halting Shockwave's plan to revive Megatron. With Magnus unwilling to fight, the Sparkabots took on Galvatron themselves, and lost badly. However, their courage allowed Magnus to get a second wind and defeat Galvatron, forcing him to flee.
The Sparkabots then returned to Cybertron - and almost immediately got caught up in the mad Autobot scientist Flame's plan to turn Cynbertron into a Warworld. They formed a temporary alliance with the Duocons. Despite Sizzle's reservations, he returned with Trypticon, who helped defeat Flame's army of zombie Autobots. With the Wreckers and Emirate Xaaron, they defeated Flame once and for all.
After this, the Sparkabots helped Magnus close down a ring of deadly alien gladitorial games, clashing once more with the Firecons. This had repercussions in their first US appearance, as the Firecons captured them and the Triggerbots, transporting them to Earth to be hunted by a group of human bounty hunters using Scorponok's jamming devices. After learning of Zarak's true nature the Autobots and humans teamed up to defeat him. After this the Sparkabots did not appear as much. One notable appearance was in a nightmare alternate future where Unicron had destroyed Cybertron and Galvatron ruled Earth. Guzzle was one of the few surviving Autobots. He, Chainclaw and Getaway were to distract Cyclonus and Scourge while the other Autobots and humans sabotaged Galvatron's secret weapon. Sadly Guzzle paid the ultimate price, as Cyclonus smashed through his chest with one punch, killing him.
Guzzle didn't appear in the main Transformers comic series by Dreamwave, but he did receive a one-page biography in the More Than Meets the Eye profile series.
Guzzle appears in the Last Stand of the Wreckers.
- Generation 1 Sparkabot Guzzle (1988)
- There were repaints of the Sparkabots that were native only to Japan, released for the Japanese Transformers: Super-God Masterforce toyline. Hardspark (C-313) was a recolor of Guzzle. Hardspark's function is Fire Warrior.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
|Series||Transformers: Dark of the Moon|
A new version of Guzzle.
- Dark of the Moon Cyberverse Commander Guzzle
- A new mold.
- Transformers: The Ark II, Volume 2 By Jim Sorenson, Bill Forster, Nick Roche, page 147
- Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 1, Volume 1 By James McDonough, Adam Patyk, Don Figueroa, page 146
- Guzzle Toy Gallery