Decepticons at the Pole

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Decepticons at the Pole  
Cover of Decepticons at the Pole
Author(s) John Grant
Illustrator Barry Rowell
Language English
Series Transformers
Genre(s) Science fiction
Publisher Ladybird Books
Publication date January 28th, 1988
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 48
ISBN 0721410685
Preceded by Decepticon Hideout
Followed by Autobots Strike Oil

Decepticons at the Pole is a children's book with optional companion audio cassette. It was written by John Grant and illustrated by Barry Rowell. It was published in 1988.[1]


Seeking a new energy source, the Decepticons decide, on the advice of their Nebulan partners, to build an energy converter at the pole and harness cosmic energy via Nebulos' magnetic field. The Autobots discover the plan and realise that interfering with the energy flow will doom the planet. When Cyclonus refuses to listen to reason, they launch an attack and destroy the energy pyramid. The Decepticons make a second attempt, by moving Scorponok and the entire Decepticon force to the pole and establishing a more complex energy converter. The Autobots launch an attack during which Kup, Blurr and Sureshot manage to melt the permafrost under the converter and collapse it.


Autobots Decepticons Nebulans
Highbrow Slugslinger Vorath
Hot Rod Cyclonus Aimless
Brainstorm Scourge Sparks
Crosshairs Triggerhappy Arcana
Kup Scorponok
Sureshot Apeface
Blurr Skullcruncher


  • This story was released as an audiobook.
  • Another new prologue is added, referring to the Transformers relocating to Nebulos. The books now focus solely on the Headmaster and Targetmaster characters.
  • In this book and the subsequent one, the Autobots are shown to be led by Hot Rod and the Decepticons by Cyclonus. Again this seems to place them firmly outside either TV or comic continuity.
  • Although he does not appear in the book, Misfire is mentioned.
  • Hot Rod's partner is referred to as Sparks, as in the Marvel comics, as opposed to Firebolt as in the toy line.
  • Scorponok is here portrayed as simply a transforming Decepticon base (base to scorpion and back again) of limited intelligence, with no mention of his robot mode.


  1. Grant, John (1988). Decepticons at the Pole. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0721410685. 

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