Lander (Transformers)

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Lander is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He should not be confused with Landmine, a character who has an identical toys.

Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Lander in Masterforce
Name Lander
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Japanese voice actor Ryouichi Tanaka
Alternate modes Cybertronian Exploration Vehicle
Function Land Investigation Soldier
Rank 6
Sub-group Pretenders

As a ground tank, Lander can reach speeds exceeding 400 km/h. In his human guise he is an automotive planner from New York.[1] He is skilled at land attacks and is the physically strongest Autobot Pretender.[2] His opposite number if the Decepticon Pretender Dauros.

Animated series

In Transformers: Super-God Masterforce series Lander was one of the Autobot Pretenders under Metalhawk. Lander was depicted as being able to drive over water and sideways on buildings. In robot mode his left hand could retract and launch knock-out gas.

Lander is very well adapted to his life as a human, and seems to enjoy fitting in as one. He wears glasses, even though he probably doesn't need them, collects wine, goes on dates to concerts, and seems to revel in being a human more than any other Pretender.

In the Transformers: Zone animation Lander was seen among other high-ranking Autobots (such as Road Caesar, Grand Maximus, Metalhawk, Landcross, and the Autobot Godmasters) when Dai Atlas is sworn-in by Victory Saber as the new Supreme Commander of the Autobot forces.


  • Generation 1 Pretender Lander (1988)
This toy was identical to the U.S. toy Landmine.[3]


  1. Jim Sorenson & Bill Forster (July 22, 2008). Transformers: The Ark II. IDW Publishing. pp. 100–101. ISBN 978-1-60010-180-9. 
  3. Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Japanese and International Transformers. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 38. ISBN 0-7643-1282-0.