Guide Star (GoBots)

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Guide Star
GoBots character
GoBots Guide Star toy on card
First appearance

"Moonstrike", Wendy's Kids Meal, 1985
Created by

Species GoBot
Occupation Guardian Robot Spaceship


Guardian GoBots
Alternate mode

Space shuttle orbiter

Guide Star is a fictional character in the GoBots series. He is a heroic Guardian GoBot introduced in 1985 who turns into a space shuttle.


Guide Star appeared later in the GoBots series.


Guide Star was named number 8 on the list of "20 GoBots That Remind Us Why the GoBots Sucked So Incredibly Hard" by Rob Bricken on in 2013.[1]


Like most GoBots, Guide Star has numerous abilities because of robotic body. He can survive in space and is super-humanly strong and tough. He can fly in robot mode and project energy blasts from his hands. His body heals quickly when supplied with energy. He can turn into a space shuttle.

Fictional biography

Although gentle and peaceful by nature, Guide Star will fight the Renegades... if necessary. But, he would rather outsmart them by using his remarkable computer knowledge. Guide Star's mission is to guide the Guardians through the darkness of space.

Animated series


Although Guide Star and his companion Wendy's exclusives did not appear in the Challenge of the GoBots animated series, they did appear together in a 1985 commercial for Wendy's restaurant.[2]


Fun Publications


In the story Cultural Appropriation by Fun Publications it was revealed that Beamer, Defendor, Destroyer, Flip Top, Guide Star, Mach-3, Sky Fly and Water Walk were sent to explore Level 63 when the Cataclysm threatened to destroy the GoBots home universe.


Guide Star was featured in the 2016 Ask Vector Prime story Echoes and Fragments, set during the events of The Transformers: The Movie. The manipulations of the evil Gong and Sideways resulted in various GoBots, Rock Lords and Starriors swapping places with characters during the events of that film. Guide Star was killed by Megatron at the battle of Guardian City.[3]


In his Fun Publications 2015 Facebook series Renegade Rhetoric, Cy-Kill chronicled his return to "Level 1", his home universal stream, just as the Guardians were staging an attack on Rogue Star. Cy-Kill and his Renegade recruits from Axiom Nexus joined Fitor, Spoons and Stretch in repelling an attack by Courageous, Leader-1, the Guardian Command Centers and the new Guardian Academy graduates Beamer, Guide Star and Sky Fly. During the battle Monsterous was able to best Courageous and tore though the Command Centers, but a ploy from Leader-1 tricked Cy-Kill into unleashing a massive blast which struck Monsterous, shattering the combiner into his components.[4]

Golden Press

GoBots Color and Activity Book cover

Guide Star appears in the 1986 Golden Press story The Sea Vaporizer. In the story Guardian Command Center is stationed on Earth's moon as Beamer plays games on the space scanner. An alert sounds and Leader-1 discovers the Earth is being enveloped by a steam cloud. He sends Guide Star to investigate. Guide Star discovers a beam of light that is boiling Earth's oceans and follows it into space where they discover the Renegade GoBot ship Thruster, but contact with Guide Star is cut off. Leader-1 takes up the investigation, and Cy-Kill uses a space mirage projector to conceal his presence. Leader-1 works past the mirage to discover a space station where Cy-Kill, Crasher and Cop-Tur are using a giant lenses to focus the sun's rays into a beam to boil away Earth's oceans, leaving the planet uninhabitable by humans. Cy-Kill attempts to blast Leader-1 out of the sky, but Leader-1 is able to neutralize the beam with a blast of his own. Cy-Kill sends Pow Wow and Crasher to attack Leader-1. They attempt to ram the Guardian, but Leader-1 avoids the attack causing the two Renegades to hit each other. Leader-1 frees Guide Star and deflects an attack by Cy-Kill, blowing out one of the Renegade leader's tires. The beam stopped, the oceans of the Earth are saved.[5]

Wendy's Kids Meal

Sky Fly kicks a meteorite at Cy-Kill to save Leader-1

Guide Star and Sky Fly were among Leader-1's troops in the 1985 story "Moonstrike", a comic strip published on a Wendy's Kids Meal box. In the story the Guardians and Renegades battle on Earth's moon. Cy-Kill threatens to shoot Leader-1 with a magnetizing ray gun. Guide Star spots a falling meteor and deflects it to hit Cy-Kill. Their leader damaged, the Renegades retreat to Thruster.


  • Tonka GoBots Guide Star (1985)
A new mold. Turns from robot to space shuttle. A Wendy's restaurant exclusive.


  3. Jim Sorenson (w). "Echoes and Fragments" Ask Vector Prime (February 10th, 2016), Fun Publications
  5. "The Sea Vaporizer" GoBots Color and Activity Book (1986), Golden Press

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