Autobots Strike Oil

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Autobots Strike Oil  
Cover of Autobots Strike Oil
Author(s) John Grant
Illustrator Barry Rowell
Language English
Series Transformers
Genre(s) Science fiction
Publisher Ladybird Books
Publication date 1988
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 48
ISBN 0721410693
Preceded by Decepticons at the Pole
Followed by Decepticons Underground

Autobots Strike Oil is a children's book with optional companion audio cassette. It was written by John Grant and illustrated by Barry Rowell. It was published in 1988.[1]


The Autobots are running low on oil so Hot Rod sends Chromedome and Hardhead to investigate a Nebulan legend about underground oil reserves. The pair locate an oil lake, unaware they are being observed by Weirdwolf. Under Brainstorm's direction, the Autobots construct a pipeline between the lake and their base. Cyclonus and the Decepticons attack and damage the pipe. Kup and Highbrow repair the pipe, better concealing it in the process, but come under attack from the Decepticons. However, they manage to defeat them by luring them into the gulley full of spilt oil, causing them to lose their footing.


Autobots Decepticons Nebulans
Kup Weirdwolf Recoil
Hot Rod Apeface Stylor
Chromedome Cyclonus Duros
Hardhead Slugslinger Monzo
Brainstorm Misfire
Highbrow Snapdragon
Crosshairs Scourge


  • Chromedome appears on the cover in his toy box art pose.
  • Recoil is colored red instead of black.


  1. Grant, John (1988). Autobots Strike Oil. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0721410693. 

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