Midnight Express (Transformers)

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Midnight Express is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers series. They are both depicted as heroic Autobots who turn into trains.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Transformers character
Robots in Disguise Midnight Express
Name Midnight Express
Japanese name J-Four
Series Transformers: Robots in Disguise
English voice actor David Lodge[1]
Japanese voice actor Naomi Matamura
Alternate modes E4 series bullet train
Motto "Victory - let's party!"
Partner Railspike & Rapid Run
Rank 7
Sub-group Mega Vehicles, Team Bullet Train

The first Midnight Express is an Autobot train. Midnight Express is the youngest of the three members in the bullet train team. He is cheerful, friendly and eternally upbeat in the company of his friends, but harsh in the presence of enemies. Midnight Express transforms to an E4 Series Shinkansen bullet train engine. He is equipped with high temperature missiles, and his shoulders can generate shearing blades of solid light, capable of slicing giant icebergs in two. He has high strength and endurance in cold weather, but is less efficient in warmer environments. He transforms into the legs of Rail Racer.[2]


Midnight Express was named the 29th top unfortunately named Transformer by Topless Robot.[3]

Animated series

Team Bullet Train first appears in episode #3, "Bullet Train to the Rescue." [4] In this episode Team Bullet Train is called in the help the Autobots save the Linear RFG from a Predacon attack.

Team Bullet Train return in episode #6 "The Secret of the Ruins" where they are called into Metro City to stop a Predacon attack.

Team Bullet Train are featured in the episode #8 "Secret Weapon: D-5" where they help protect a classic train (with Koji aboard) from a Predacon attack.

He last appears in episode #38, "The Final Battle Part 2." [5]

Fun Publications

"Ask Vector Prime" revealed that in one reality, Megazarak's Robo-Smasher resulted in Midnight Express' body becoming the form of a villainous Decepticon named Loco. This unstable Decepticon was troubled by strange noises only he could hear, which Vector Prime supposed might be Midnight Express tormenting the monster who had stolen his place in existence. [6]


  • Car Robots Mega J-Four (2000)
Bundled with J-Five and J-Seven in the JRX gift set.
  • Robots in Disguise Mega Midnight Express (2001)
According to show notes Rail Racer stands 15 meters tall. This makes the 24 centimeter toy about 1:63 scale. With this scale Midnight Express should stand 11.34 meters (37.2 feet) tall. The Hasbro version of the toy had opaque windows and added an Autobot symbol.[7]

Transformers: Universe

Transformers character
Universe Midnight Express toy
Name Midnight Express
Japanese name Windy
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Universe
Transformers: Cybertron
Alternate modes Yamagata bullet train
Sub-group Female Transformers, Micromasters, Railbots

The second Midnight Express is an Autobot Micromaster train. She combines with her fellow Railbots to form Rail Racer (Sixtrain in Japan).

Although she did not receive any biography in his U.S. release, the following is a translation of her Japanese biography: "Though a splendid female warrior, in fact, her mental age approximates that of an earthling teenage girl, and she is engrossed more with love and gossip than battle. With her beautiful singing voice, she's the idol of the Autobots. She even seems to have secret admirers among the Decepticons." [8]

Among the Multiforce team, Mach is especially good friends with Tackle. When Midnight Express pointed this out, Mach revealed a past episode in which the two of them had a major brawl, and he and the Micromasters rapidly became friends.[9]

According to the story with Sixtrain Red Mode, the Sixtrain turns red and becomes more powerful when empowered by a piece of the Maxtix.[10]


  • Generation 1 Windy (1992)
Windy is a remold of Micromaster Joe.
  • Generation 1 Windy reissue (2003)
This toy was later reissued.
  • Generation 1 Windy Red Mode (2003)
A solid red redeco of Raise.
  • Universe Midnight Express (2005)
He is a re-release of the Takara exclusive Generation 1 Micromaster Windy. Initially sold as a Kaybee store exclusive in the U.S.[11]
The Micromaster Railbots were released in Cybertron packaging in European countries, as they didn't have the Transformers: Universe line.