"No prey is too large, no fee is too small."
Axer learned his craft hunting down microchip smugglers in the slag swamps of Cybertron. His custom-designed all-terrain Turbo Cycle is equipped with heat-seeking proton missile batteries, quadrophonic sonic blasters and magnetic-lock targeting destabilizer rifle; and converts to a dual photon cannon battle station.
"To the victor go the profits."
A master of Crystalocution, the Cybertronic martial art of defeating an opponent by attacking his metal fracture points. Usually reduces an enemy to spare parts in minutes and then sells what's left, if given the chance. Always willing to fight, for a profit. His partner, Razor-Sharp, is a lethal titanium-piercing crab that can tear through just about any kind of metal obstacle! Converts to a semi-automatic rifle that shoots plasma energy projectiles that explode on contact.
"When the music is rockin', I'm rollin'."
He loves all kinds of Earth music, but Rock n' Roll is his favorite because it's hard and loud, like him. Fights hard, plays hard, lives hard... and makes sure everyone knows it. In combat, routinely performs feats of courage and daring that would blow the fuses on other robots. As a communications center, his broadcast range is 4,000 miles. His energon-powered Flight-Pack can propel at airborne speeds in excess of 120mph. Backpack converts to a signal-jamming, electro-scrambler gun.
"The least likely can be the most dangerous."
By proving himself on countless missions, he has overcome his lack of size and strength to become the Autobot's top spy. Those who laughed at him, be it friend or foe, now treat him with respect. An eager, good-natured, daring warrior. His turbo-powered backpack, Heli-Pack, has a flying range of 1200 miles. Also serves as an aide in reconnaissance by transmitting pictures back to Bumblebee. It has a maximum speed of 280mph, and can convert to a high-powered air rifle.
"Thinking and winning do not mix."
Awesome and terrifying! Programmed for the sole purpose of crushing everything in his path. He is the embodiment of a life form which takes full advantage of his enemies' weaknesses and uses them for their destruction. His ferocious partner, Scorpulator, conducts attacks without reason and warning, ripping his victims to scrap metal with his razor sharp claws. Scorpulator's tail shoots twin pulse laser beams. Changes into an acid spray gun.
"Among the winners, there is no room for the weak!"
A powerhouse of fighting muscle! Once rebellious, now one of Optimus Prime's most loyal and valiant warriors. Fearsome, powerful, virtually unstoppable on the battlefield. Thick-skinned and stubborn. Never concedes a victory to the enemy. Partnered with a combat-ready anti-tank cannon that fires concentrated bursts of flaming metal. Converts to long-range mortar launcher, equipped with 50-mile firing range. Smarter and more powerful than ever before, Grimlock is often called to lead the charge into battle.
"Conquest of the Autobots begins with control of the sky!"
Gutcruncher shares the Decepticon's dream of total defeat of the Autobots, but for his own reasons. He has a contract with Megatron to trade their remains to the Junkions and other interplanetary spare parts dealers for vast quantities of energon cubes. This cold, calculating capitalist views all opponents as potential profit. He pilots the space-faring Stratotronic Jet, which has a maximum speed of 40,000 mph and is armed with fusion bombs, two cruise missiles, particle beam, infrared laser guns and more. It converts into a devastating battle station with missile launcher and fusion blaster connon. Also includes pilotless surveillance drone and one-man battle tank.
"Where there's smoke, there's me."
'The hotter things get, the better I like it!' is Inferno's motto, and he's not just talking about fires. Would rather fight Decepticons than fires, but his strength and ceramic-plated armored skin, able to withstand temperatures as high as 14,000 degrees Fahrenheit, make him ideally suited for his job. His Hydro-Pack converts to a high-pressure cannon that can shoot any liquid substance from water to corrosive acid.
"You can't win if you don't play."
A boisterous, high-stakes do-gooder. Able to turn any situation into a wager and usually win. Once bet a Decepticon prison guard he could escape from the most fortified containment cell without being noticed. That guard is now serving time in his place. Good luck is part of his programming. His partner, Sights, always has his sonar locked into anything that can make Jackpot score big. Sights converts to hand-held, self-propelled photon cannon.
"Do it with style or don't do it at all!"
When this Earthen culture-lover isn't busy checking out the latest Rock 'n Roll reunion or Rap contest, he is usually on a secret mission for Optimus Prime. Gets a charge out of assignments involving incredible amounts of danger. His partner, Turbo Board, a hard-riding, rocket-powered skateboard, keeps Jazz rolling. This sidekick also converts into a dazzleing destabilizer electromagnetizer gun.
"Draw courage from defeat and you gain more than you lose."
Trained as a gladiator in the grease pits of Polyhex while a Decepticon captive on Cybertron. A specialist in hand-to-hand combat who is without equal. Overheats in anticipation of using his skills on those who once imprisioned him. 'I want to show them what a good student I was,' he says vengefully. His Turbo-Pack can do 450mph while attached to Kick-Off. It also converts to an air-cooled, solar-powered flamethrower with pinpoint accuracy and heat beam attachment.
"The road to conquest is best travelled one step at a time."
Gets his kicks from kicking! One blow from his automatic-powered foot can send an Autobot into orbit. Centuries of playing all-star mecha-soccer on Cybertron has made him the terror that he is today. By taking a single-stomping step, he can create a mini earthquake with a scaled reading of at least 7.0. His faithful partner, Gatoraider, uses his vise-like jaws to crush any unfortunate being caught in the aftershocks. Converts to powerful concussion cannon.
"A program is only as good as its programmer."
A walking, talking computer terminal. Would rather attack fourth order differential equasions than Decepticons. Totally committed to his work. Views the galactic conflict as an inconvenience he must tolerate rather than a struggle in which he must participate. Is often compelled to flex his intellectual muscle, when needed. Equipped with 200,000 mega-byte capacity. His pugnatious partner, Push-Button, prefers converting to self-propelled proton rifle mode and disintegrating Decepticons over his assigned task of debugging Mainframe's various programs.
"Conquest of the universe rests upon the immediate termination of all Autobots!"
Cybertron and Earth are not enough for this power-hungry Decepticon! Now he wants the whole galaxy! More ferocious and powerful than ever, this living engine of evil seeks the worlds throughout the cosmos and utterly crushes all those who dare defy him, especially the Autobots. In pursuit of these grisly goals, he drives the Neutro-Fusion Tank, a high-impact battle tank armed with fusion cannon, corrosive smoke shells, anti-aircraft photon machine guns, and heat-seeking mechano-sensors. The tank converts into a ground-to-air, wire-guided missile launcher, and search and destroy jet throne.
"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."
Philosopher, scholar, soldier, leader -- Optimus Prime is all this and more. To peace-loving beings across the galaxy, he is the living symbol of freedom. A true beacon of hope that shines against the forces of darkness. To his followers, Optimus Prime represents a bottomless well from which they draw courage and strength. And to the evil Decepticons, he is the hero in the universe who can shatter their dreams of conquest. He drives the Armored Convoy, a trailer truck with communications, fueling and offensive capabilities. It divides into an interceptor shuttle and fortified battle headquarters equipped with a multitude of defense weaponry, including heat-seeking ballistic buzz bombs, a long-range photon cannon, rapid-fire disintegration laser and double-barreled pom-pom cannons.
"I rule the skies with a heavy hand!"
Over-Run takes orders from no one but himself. He pilots an advanced model Attack Copter, which has a maximum speed of 340mph, a flying range of 1200 miles, and is armed with air-to-ground magnetic missiles and a rotary photon pulse button. Also converts to a double-barreled concussion cannon emplacement.
"Logic is the ultimate weapon."
A master with complex formulations. Equipped with sophisticated micro circuits, able to intake 30,000 bytes of information per micro second. Turbo cycle equipped with hydro-injected rocket engine, dual missile launcher and titanium belted tires. Converts to stationary battle emplacement armed with rocket bomb launcher.
"Think before you shoot, but shoot before you're shot!"
With more moves than an all-pro halfback, this clever, cool-headed daredevil is equally adept at combating Decepticons or calculating the coefficient of friction for a rocket booster. Paired with Lionizer, a roaring raging bundle of overheated circuits who can change into an atom-smashing blaster at the drop of a microchip... unless Rad can cool his engines first.
"The greater the weapon, the greater the power!"
A super-charged fighting machine. Considered dangerous by his fellow Autobots because of his brash nature. Equipped with turbo backpack that can propell him to any position on the battlefield in seconds. Also equipped with electromagnetic rocket launcher that fires bursts of static electricity, shorting out enemy cerebral impulses. Launcher converts to Glitch, a short-burst, remote controlled, all terrain battle drone, armed with medium-range stun laser and photon gun. Often used for covert demolitions in battle.
"Clarity of thought before rashness of action."
An awesome warrior. Plots the destruction of the Autobots with the same cold, computer-like efficiency as in planning the overthrow of his Decepticon leader, Megatron. Believes that only one as logical as himself can lead the Decepticons to victory. Left arm shoots a wide range of electromagnetic armaments from explosive gamma rays to super-hot infrared particle beams. Paired with Fistfight, a loathsome terror droid who enjoys dissecting late Model cars when he's not in his long range, laser-sighted, lightning rifle Mode.