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Transformers: Generation 1[edit]

Transformers character
File:Groove TF.jpg
Voiced by Frank Welker
Affiliation Autobot
Sub-group Protectobots
Function Scout
Rank 6
Partner Streetwise, First Aid
Motto "War is always a problem, never a solution."
Alternate modes Police Motorcycle, Cybertronian Motorcycle

Groove is one of the Protectobots, a scout weho turns into a police motorcycle.[1]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Groove's role in the comics was minor. In issue #24 "Afterdeath", Optimus Prime, Groove and the other Protectobots were engaged in a virtual game against Megatron and the Combaticons. The Protectobots defeated the individual Combaticons and sacrificed themselves to destroy Megatron, allowing Prime to win the game. However, their efforts were spoiled when Megatron used a cheat code to reenter the game. Prime defeated Megatron, however he forfeited the game after realizing his actions caused innocents to die. Thus, as per their agreement, Optimus Prime ordered Ethan Zachary to destroy him.

Afterwards, during the reign of Grimlock, the Protectobots turned from rescuers to bounty hunters. They had been ordered by Grimlock to hunt the rebellious Blaster and Goldbug. After finally capturing Blaster in issue #35, they end up letting him go after Blaster rescues several human children from the Decepticons.

Groove made no more significant appearances, other than a cameo in the Transformers: Generation 2 issues, after this.

Animated series[edit]

Groove first appeared in the U.S. Transformers television series in episode 63, "The Revenge of Bruticus" with no explanation as to where he or the other Protectobots came from.

In the episode "B.O.T." Groove displayed the ability to shoot liquid nitrogen from his wrist, which he can use in fire fighting.

Groove had no significant roles in the animated series and served as merely another foot-soldier and a limb for Defensor. The most screen time he ever got was in the episode, "Ghost in the Machine", where he was sent to Unicron with Hot Spot, Ultra Magnus and Springer, to investigate Unicron's reanimation.

Groove appears in episode #27 of the Japanese Headmasters series, called "The Miracle Warriors - The Targetmasters (Part 1)." Spike orders the Protectabots, Technobots and Trainbots to destroy the abandoned Decepticon headquarters on Earth. Combined into Defensor, Computron and Raiden the Autobots quickly demolish the building.

Dreamwave Productions[edit]

The Protectobots are featured in their Cybertronian forms in the second installment of the War Within comic series. In this chapter of Transformer history (which takes place long before contact with Earth), the Protectobots are a vigilante squad of peacekeepers. While loosely affiliated with the Autobots, they are a splinter group (as are most other special teams). Here, they featured in trying to aid the Wreckers in stopping Devastator, to prevent the war between the various factions from dragging in other Combiner teams.

In issue #2 of the third Generation One series, titled "Black Sunshine", the Protectabots were ordered by Prowl to inventigate the energy anomaly created by Sunstorm escaping Shockwave's abandoned secret lab. When they arrived they discovered the hole left in the roof by Sunstorm and the deactivated Battlechargers Runabout and Runamuck. Streetwise reported back to Prowl as First Aid repaired the Decepticons. Although not depicted, it is assumed Groove was looking around the lab at the time.


  • Generation 1 Groove (1986)
The Generation 1 Groove toy came with either a gold or silver chest. This toy was later redecoed into the Japanese exclusive character Sparkride.
  • Generation 2 Groove (unreleased)
Prototypes of redecos of all the Protectobots were released for the Transformers: Generation 2 toy line, but they never made it to general release. The few that were produced are considered highly collectable.
  • Galaxy Force Gasket Police Type
In Japan a white redeco of Galaxy Force Gasket was released in small numbers called Gasket Police Type, a homage to Generation 1 Groove.

Transformers: Universe[edit]

Transformers character
Universe Groove toy
Affiliation Autobot/Decepticon
Japanese name Glide
Sub-group Micromasters, Protectobots
Alternate modes Police Motorcycle

A Micromaster Protectabot named Groove was released in the Transformers: Universe line in 2004. He was a redeco of Generation 1 Glide.

Glide is described as the happiest among his team about their coming to earth. When not in combat, he can usually be seen having fun tooling around, giving rides to Earthling females. He claims it's all a part of his intelligence-gathering activities. Though he appears frivolous, make no mistake, this fighter's got speed and strength in spades.

According to the story for Reverse Evolution Sixturbo, a computer virus briefly turned the Sixturbo team into Decepticons.

3H Enterprises[edit]

This version of Groove appeared only in his combined form of Defensor in issue 2 of the Transformers: Universe comic as one of the Transformers escaping Unicron's captivity.


  • Generation 1 Glide (1992)
He came package with the Sixturbo team. A Takara exclusive.
  • Generation 1 Glide reissue (2002)
Blind packaged reissue, with stickers changed to paint applications. A Takara exclusive.
  • Generation 1 Reverse Evolution Glide (2002)
A black redeco of Glide as a Decepticon. A blind packaged chase figure. A Takara exclusive.
  • Universe Groove (2004)
Groove is the U.S. name of former Japanese exclusive toy Groove. A Kaybee toy store exclusive.

Transformers: Armada[edit]

Transformers character
Groover toy
Affiliation Mini-Con
Alternate modes Police car/gun

Groove is a Mini-Con from Micron Booster wave 2.


  • Armada Groove (2004)
A redeco of Armada Prowl, a Takara exclusive.[2]


  1. ^ Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. p. 44. ISBN 0764313649. 
  2. ^
  • Furman, Simon (2004). Transformers: The Ultimate Guide. DK Publishing Inc. p. 67. ISBN 1405304618. 

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