Horri-Bull is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He is a Decepticon Headmaster introduced in 1988. He should not be confused with Bullhorn, a Japanese Transformers with an identical toy who is a seperate character.
A snorting, belching bully with a nasty temper. Drips grease and oil from his mouth and emits billowing black clouds of noxious black smoke from his nostrils. Enjoys destroying anything that stands in his way, particularly Autobots. In robot Mode, uses flamethrower tail to incinerate his enemies. Also armed with a concussion blaster. Range: 12 miles. Binary-bonded to the nebulan, Kreb, a former talk show host with obnoxious manners.
Horri-Bull has been specifically criticized for having an explicitly violent characterization, function and motto in the 1994 book Selling out America's Children. It is also said he directly encourages violent play.
In a story called "Memories of Bumblebee" from Transformers Comic-Magazin issue #15 by German comic publisher Condor Verlag Bumblebee views a recording of Optimus Prime where he identifies Autobots and Decepticons in battle using the Ark's computer. Horri-Bull is among those he displays.
1984 Marvel Comics
The second wave of Decepticon Headmasters would appear in the UK Marvel comic issue #234, "Prime's Rib!" This story is set in the near future, 1995, where Optimus Prime, Jazz and Hot Rod introduce the latest Autobot, Arcee, to the human feminists. She was met with displeasure by the humans, being called a token female and disliked for her pink color. They were then attacked by Shockwave, Fangry, Horri-Bull and Squeezeplay, who thought the Autobot would be unvieling a new weapon. The Autobots fought off the Decepticons, who escaped, but nothing seemed to please the human feminists.
- Hasbro Transformers Headmaster Horri-Bull with Kreb (1988)
- An original mold. Identical to the toy for Bullhorn; was later released in gold chrome as a Lucky Draw figure.
- Miedzian, Myriam (2002). Boys Will Be Boys. Lantern Books. p. 276. ISBN 978-1590560358.
- Walsh, David Allen (1994). Selling out America's Children. Deaconess Press. p. 80. ISBN 978-0925190277.
- John Grant (1988). Decepticons Underground. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0721411193.
- Robert Mann (w). "Memories of Bumblebee" Transformers Comic-Magazin 15 (June 1991), Condor Verlag
- Pete Sinclair & Jesse Wittenrich (w), Will Mangin (p), Jake Isenberg (i). "Invasion Prologue" Transformers Timelines (March, 2012), Fun Publications