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Transformers character
Galaxyshuttle-boxart.jpg
Box art for Galaxy Shuttle
Name Galaxy Shuttle
Autobot
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Information
Alternate modes Space Shuttle
Function Interstellar Transport
Rank 6

Galaxy Shuttle is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He is an Autobot who turns into a space shuttle and was introduced in 1989 as a character in the anime series Transformers: Victory.

Transformers: Generation 1

Galaxy Shuttle is an enormous Autobot who serves under the command of Star Saber and usually acts as transport for several of the smaller Autobots. His weapons include his Moonlight Gun and his final attack is the "Meteor Crusher" - gathering together a vast number of meteors, he turns them and himself into a ball of fire, then plunges down upon his foe. Most enemies struck by this are smashed to pieces.[1]

He is very large and strong, able to stand optic-to-optic with most combiners, but lacks maneuverability.

Animated series

Galaxy Shuttle made regular appearances in the Transformers: Victory animated series.

Galaxy Shuttle appears in episode #7, "Explosion!! The Energy Base" where the Decepticons build a new base in the jungles of South America to store energy. Machtackle and Dashtacker inform Star Saber of the new base. Wingwaver suggests he take the other Multiforce members there to investigate, but Star Saber insists the Blacker lead them. Wingwaver chafes at how Blacker treats him like a kid. Transported to the jungle by Galaxy Shuttle Blacker leads the Multiforce to their target, but they are spotted by Yokuryu, who calls in the rest of the Dinoforce. Blacker leads the Decepticons away and sends the Multiforce to contact Star Saber for backup. Wingwaver sends Machtackle and Dashtacker back to Galaxy Shuttle, but refuses to leave Blacker behind. Worried about the lack of contact, Star Saber flies to South America to join them. As Blacker is being overpowered by the Dinoforce, Wingwaver comes to his rescue. The Decepticons decide to escape with the energy they have, but Star Saber arrives to stop them. Deathsaurus orders the Decepticons to leave the energy behind and instead blow it up, hoping to destroy the Autobots with it, but Star Saber is able to defeat Leozack before the Decepticon can set off the explosion. The Autobots then return to their base in Galaxy Shuttle.[2]

In episode #23, "Fight to the Death!! Antarctic Battle", the Breast Force drains energy from the Antarctic, melting the polar ice. The Multiforce aid people trapped in a flood in South America when Star Saber orders them to meet him at a United Nations research base in the Antarctic. Wing and Mach arrive first and are confronted by Liokaiser. Waver tows in the rest of Multiforce by sea and despite forming Landcross they are outclassed by Liokaiser’s ability to turn invisible. Star Saber and Galaxy Shuttle arrive to help in the fight as Jan, Stakeout and Seawatch help evacuate the human scientists from the U.N. base. Liokaiser continues to best the Autobots in battle thanks to his ability to turn invisible, but as the Decepticon gestalt is about to finish off Victory Saber, Deathsaurus steps in and insists that he have a hand in the demise of his enemy. Star Saber takes the opportunity to take the battle to the air, matching Deathsaurus’ deadly wings with his skill. Galaxy Shuttle takes out the Decepticon energy collector with an energy blast and the Decepticons retreat in the Thunder Arrow. The humans scientists thank the Autobots for their help.[3]

In episode #25 "A Deadly Battle" Blacker recovers at the Autobot Shuttle Base under the care of the Rescue Patrol. God Ginrai contacts Star Saber from space wanting to know about Blacker's injuries and offering to help if the Autobots on Earth need him. In the Thunder Arrow the Decepticons plan their next mission, with member of Breast Force wanting revenge on Greatshot and Deathsaurus closely watching Leozack. The Breast Force are sent to attack an Autobot garrison in Asia. Star Saber receives an SOS from the garrison orders the Brainmasters to remain at the base as he, the Rescue Patrol and Galaxy Shuttle respond. Blacker suspects the Autobots left without him and finds it shameful. The Breast Force focus their attacks on Star Saber and get the best of him. Blacker orders Braver and Laster to join in the fight, leaving him to protect the Shuttle Base. Liokaiser leads Star Saber into a trap where Deathsaurus is waiting. Realizing Star Saber is in danger Jan and Stakeout send an SOS, hoping Greatshot will answer. As Deathsaurus goes to deliver a fatal blow to Star Saber with his cannon God Ginrai arrives to block the blast. All the combatants are injured in the fighting and with the arrival of Braver and Laster the Decepticons flee. God Ginrai's wounds are severe and he collapses.

Fun Publications

Galaxy Shuttle or a version of him from another reality appeared in storyline for "Ask Vector Prime" and "Spacewarp's Log", in which he was called upon to transport Vector Prime and Scorpia to Nebulos for their mission from Axiom Nexus. The voyage would prove turbulent, with Galaxy Shuttle and his passengers being attacked on at least two occasions only for Spacewarp to come to their rescue. Eventually he reached Nebulos and dropped Vector Prime and Scorpia off, though Vector Prime expressed hope that they would meet again. Spacewarp also developed a friendship with Galaxy Shuttle as a result of their misadventures.

Toys

  • Generation 1 Galaxy Shuttle C-326 (1989)
A Japanese exclusive. A new mold.

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