Oil Slick (Transformers)

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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.

Transformers: Universe

Transformers character
Name Oil Slick
Series Transformers: Universe
Alternate modes Nissan Skyline
Partner Search and Destroy robot
Sub-group Deluxe Vehicles

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.[1]

Transformers: Classics

Transformers character
Classic Oil Slick toy
Name Oil Slick
Series Transformers: Classic
Alternate modes Muscle Car
Function Munitions
Partner Grindor and Dirt Rocket
Sub-group Mini-Cons

Oil Slick is the name of a Mini-Con who turns into a car.[2]

He is a member of the Dirt Digger Team, a gorund of roughneck spies.[3]

Fun Publications

His biography was printed in issue 17 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine.[4]

Oil Slick appeared in text story "A New World" by Fun Publications. He was one of the Mini-Cons who sided with Broadside in overthrowing Modus Prime's rule and siding with the Decepticons.


  • Classic Mini-Con Oil Slick (2007)
A Mini-Con sized vehicle packaged with his partners Grindor and Dirt Rocket. His colors and shape are inspired by the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard series.

Transformers Animated

Transformers character
Name Oil Slick
Series Transformers Animated
English voice actor Phil LaMarr
Alternate modes Futuristic Chopper (toy line), Cybertronian Chopper (animated series)
Function Anarchist Road Warrior, Chemical Warfare
Motto "Fear is my ally."
"Control the elements and you control the universe."
Rank 7
Sub-group Deluxe Vehicles

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.[5]. He would later be worked into the Animated series.

Pictures of Oil Slick were released on the internet in February 2008.[6]

Animated series

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."

Fun Publications

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.

Oil Slick appeared in the Transformers: Timelines story "The Stunt-Con Job". After the events of Transformers Animated the Stunticons set up a Stunt Convoy show in the city of Kaon and used it as cover to attempt to break Megatron out of his detention at Trypticon. Their efforts were thwarted thanks to the efforts of Cheetor, Optimus Prime and Sideswipe. The Stunticons were placed in detention with Megatron and an attempt to rescue them was made by the Decepticons Blot, Mindwipe, Oil Slick, Scalpel, Sky-Byte and Strika.[7]


  • 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.[8]


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