Oil Slick (Transformers)
Oil Slick is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers series. All are evil Decepticons with ground vehicle based alternate modes. The latest and most famous of the Transformers named Oil Slick was a reoccurring villain in the Transformers Animated television series.
Oil Slick's box featured a brief story about switching sides and hunting Crystal Widow.
Oil Slick has yet to appear in any fiction from the series, although a story from Fun Publications, called "Withered Hope" features Crystal Widow.
- Universe Deluxe Oil Slick with Search and Destroy robot (2004)
- A Deluxe sized vehicle. Oil Slick is a Decepticon redeco of Armada Sideswipe. His partner is an "Search and Destroy Robot" based on Sideswipe's Mini-Con partner Nightbeat. He was a K-Mart store exclusive who was packaged with Crystal Widow. This set was later discounted and sold through Big Lots stores.
Oil Slick is the name of a Mini-Con who turns into a car.
He is a member of the Dirt Digger Team, a gorund of roughneck spies.
His biography was printed in issue 17 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine.
- Classic Oil Slick (2007)
- A Mini-Con sized vehicle packaged with his partners Grindor and Dirt Rocket. His colors and shape seem to be inspired by the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard series.
Oil Slick is the name of a Decepticon in Transformers Animated. Very little is known about him at the moment, except for the fact that he transforms into a Chopper (which also has a ram-head on it), and is armed with a chain weapon. His existence first came to light when his toy was displayed at Toy Fair 2007.. He would later be worked into the Animated series.
Pictures of Oil Slick were released on the internet in February 2008.
Oil Slick appears in the season 3 episode "Transwarped", where he is a part of Strika's Team Chaar. He pours out an oil slick that causes Brawn and Ironhide (Armorhide in the Japanese version) to spin out of control, setting them up for the saboteur Cyclonus to defeat them. Oil Slick also uses the show's version of the Cosmic Rust to enrust Rodimus Prime. A virtual reality version of Oil Slick briefly appears in the episode "Human Error, part one."
Oil Slick's biography was printed in issue #24 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine. He was depicted as a cruel scientist who is good at making weapons.
- Animated Deluxe Oil Slick (2008)
- A Deluxe sized figure that transforms into a Chopper. Comes with two barrels; one has an opening storage lid, and the other splits into a chain weapon. The chain, however, is shorter than the one depicted on the photo on the back of the package.
- Animated Deluxe Toxic Oil Slick (not yet released)
- A metallic redeco of the Deluxe Oil Slick figure.
- Animated TA-42 Deluxe Oil Slick (Takara Tomy) (not yet released)
- Scheduled for release on October 2010, the Japanese version by Takara Tomy sports a metallic green finish in contrast to the matte color of the Hasbro version.
- Oil Slick (2004) - Decepticon - www.tfu.info
- Battle in Box Sets and 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime at Big Lots
- Oil Slick - Transformers Classics - Toy Gallery
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- The Inside Scoop on Transformers Collector's Club Magazine #17
- New Images of Animated Oil Slick, First Glimpse of Jazz
- First Pics of Animated Jazz and Oilslick!
- Takara Tomy - TA-42 Oil Slick