Transformers: Generation 1
Generation 1 Scoop box art
|Sub-group||Double Targetmaster, Wreckers|
|Partner||Tracer and Holepunch|
|Motto||"Generosity has its own rewards."|
|Alternate modes||Scoop Loader|
|Series||Transformers: Generation 1|
A gung-ho fighter who never gives up. Considered the best in the field. Uses cool headed logic and hardened battle tactics to outwit his enemies. Always ready to lend a helping shovel to his fellow Autobots, no matter how dangerous the situation. The kind of soldier you want around when you are pinned down in a slug swamp with no ammunition. Teamed with Tracer who transforms into a twin laser-guided ion blaster, and Holepunch, a former office manager turned military man who transforms into a steel-shattering dual compression cannon.
Scoop can transform into a power shovel ground vehicle. Composed of a super-alloy devised by Quickmix, the shovel is impervious to all weapons fire short of a small nuclear explosion and is often used as a shield. It can lift up to 60 tons and smash through virtually any barrier. In this mode, Scoop has a maximum speed of 80 mph and range of 200 miles. Scoop sometimes utilizes a standard Autobot jet pack. Scoop can wield Tracer and Holepunch in his robot and power shovel modes.
Scoop is prone to overheating when using his shovel to lift too heavy a load for extended periods of time, resulting in complete, albeit temporary, systems shutdown.
Although the animated series stopped making original episodes in the US before Scoop was released, he appeared in animated form along with the other Double Targetmasters in commercials for the toys.
Animation from the commercial was used in the opening credits for season 5 of the Transformers, which retold episodes of earlier seasons. Scoop appeared in them.
When the Generation 2 animated series was aired animated bits of the Generation 1 commercial with Scoop in it were edited into the episode "More Than Meets The Eye Part 1." 
Scoop first appeared in issue 60 of the Marvel Comics 'Transformers' series. Scoop wields Holepunch and Tracer during a series of fuel raids on Cybertron alongside the recently revived Grimlock, Jazz and Bumblebee.
When Hook, Line and Sinker attacked some months later, Flintlock, Silencer and the other Nebulan "double" Targetmasters appeared absent.
In a story called "By their Blasters you shall know them ...!" from Transformers Comic-Magazin issue #12 by German comic publisher Condor Verlag Optimus Prime instructs Backstreet, Bumblebee and Ruckus on how to identify Autobots from Decepticons in battle using the Ark's computer. Scoop is one of those he displays to the Autobots.
Scoop and his partners did not appear in Dreamwave comics fiction but did receive a full page biography in their More Than Meets The Eye series.
Scoop, in Cybertronian form, appeared in issue #2 of the Stormbringer series by IDW Productions. He aided Springer's Wreckers on the planet Varas Centralus in the Kol system when Optimus Prime redeployed the Wreckers for a mission on Cybertron. Scoop later battled Thunderwing alongside the Wreckers, but was seemingly disabled by Thunderwing's shock wave attack. He was later seen inspecting Thunderwing's inert corpse.
Scoop later appeared in on Cybertron as part of the Robots in Disguise series, helping to restore power to Iacon and gaining much publicity, to Starscream's angst. However Rattrap claimed Scoop had sabotaged the power grid first, and when Starscream confronted him (learning that Scoop worshiped him since the Metrotian had claimed Starscream to be devine), found apparent evidence of this, leading to Scoop's arrest. As it happened, Starscream knew Rattrap had been lying, and offered him a place at his side. Starscream later spoke to Scoop regarding recent events, to which Scoop revealed what he knew of the Dark Cybertron prophecy. Rattrap later freed Scoop in an attempt to wrest power from Starscream while the Necrotitan ravaged Iacon, however the return of the Autobots and Decepticons usurped this. Scoop soon began fighting alongside Soundwave's group of Decepticons in fighting off Shockwave's army of Ammonites, and following Shockwave's defeat, found himself among the Decepticons as they accepted Galvatron as their new leader.
Scoop joined Galvatron's group as they went to Earth, claiming to have renounced his faith in Starscream and the Autobots, only to later be revealed to be Starscream's spy in search of the Enigma of Combination, and transmitted images of their battle with the Prowl-controlled Devastator. When Galvatron began hunting Spike Witwicky in the hopes he would lead them to the Enigma, Scoop followed, and while the Decepticons and Arcee did battle with Devastator, Scoop took the opportunity to steal the Enigma and take it back to Cybertron. Starscream later used the Enigma to merge Scoop with the five Constructicons, allowing Scoop's loyalty to influence the Devastator's loyalty.
- Generation 1 Scoop with Tracer and Holepunch
Grindcore toy, as Shattered Glass Scoop
|Sub-group||Deluxe Vehicles, Targetmasters|
|Alternate modes||Scoop Loader|
Scoop is essentially a coward who usually has to be goaded into doing this by his nearly fearless partner Holepunch, but when he's riled he can break into a berserker rage. Besides his Targetmaster weapon Scoop has a secondary handgun and a pair of guns which are mounted in his chest.
Scoop transforms into a scoop loader. Holepunch transforms into a twin-prop helicopter or a double barreled hand cannon which can seemingly destroy matter with an attack that appears to punch out small perfect holes in its target.
Scoop is spotlighted as a members of the Autobot Targetmasters in the story Do Over by Fun Publications. Ricochet commands Scoop and Crosshairs. Scoop is partnered with the Targetmaster Holepunch. In this story the Autobot Targetmasters capture Megatron, but as Optimus Prime arrives to finish him off personally the Micromaster Predacons and Whisper arrive and free Megatron.
Although no toy for Scoop and Holepunch was ever released they appear to be identical to the toys for Transformers movie Grindcore and the X-Dimension Mini-Con Makeshift. The only visiable difference is that Scoop has a purple Autobot symbol on his chest, while the movie toy has a silver one.
- John Grant (1988). Decepticons Underground. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0-7214-1119-3.
- Robert Mann (w). "By their Blasters you shall know them ...!" Transformers Comic-Magazin 12 (December 1990), Condor Verlag
- Lee's Guide to Loose 1988 Transformers: The Autobots. Lee's Toy Review magazine, issue #207, February 2010
- Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. p. 74. ISBN 0-7643-1364-9.
- S. Trent Troop and Greg Sepelak (2009). Do Over. Illustrator Yuki Oshima. Fun Publications.