Beamer (GoBots)

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Beamer
GoBots character
Beamer-card.jpg
GoBots Beamer toy on card
First appearance

"The Sea Vaporizer" by Golden Press, 1986
Created by

Tonka
Information
Species GoBot
Gender Male
Occupation Guardian Robot Sports Car
Abilities

Affiliation

Guardian GoBots
Alternate mode

BMW M1

Beamer is a fictional character in the GoBots series introduced in 1985. He is a Guardian GoBot who turns into a BMW M1 super car.

GoBots

Beamer appeared later in the GoBots series. He is a speedy Guardian GoBot who enjoys playing games on the space scanner in his spare time.

Reception

Beamer was named number 2 on the list of "20 GoBots That Remind Us Why the GoBots Sucked So Incredibly Hard" by Rob Bricken on gizmodo.com in 2013.[1]

Abilities

Like most GoBots, Beamer has numerous abilities because of robotic body. He can survive in space and is super-humanly strong and tough. He can fly in robot mode and project energy blasts from his hands. His body heals quickly when supplied with energy. He can turn into a car.

Fictional biography

With lightning speed, Beamer races across the roads to capture Renegade invaders. Fast talking and quick acting, he sometimes finds more trouble than he wants. But, Beamer always manages to find a way out... somehow!

Animated series

Although Beamer and his companion Wendy's exclusives did not appear in the Challenge of the GoBots animated series, they did appear together in a 1985 commercial for Wendy's restaurant.[2]

Comics

Fun Publications

Beamer in "Goodbye Leader-1" by Christopher Colgin, in the Generation 1 Windcharger body
Cataclysmverse

In the story Cultural Appropriation by Fun Publications it was revealed that Beamer, Defendor, Destroyer, Flip Top, Guide Star, Mach-3, Sky Fly and Water Walk were sent to explore Level 63 when the Cataclysm threatened to destroy the GoBots home universe.

Echoverse

Beamer was featured in the 2016 Ask Vector Prime story Echoes and Fragments, set during the events of The Transformers: The Movie. The manipulations of the evil Gong and Sideways resulted in various GoBots, Rock Lords and Starriors swapping places with characters during the events of that film. Beamer was killed by Megatron at the battle of Guardian City.[3]

Rhetoricverse

Courageous appeared the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode 51 story "Bears and Bulls". He was piloted by Turbo, Scooter, Pumper and Beamer.

In the episode 58 story "Opportunity Knocks Part 2" Cy-Kill chronicled his return to "Level 1", his home universal stream, just as the Guardians were staging an attack on Rogue Star. Cy-Kill and his Renegade recruits from Axiom Nexus joined Fitor, Spoons and Stretch in repelling an attack by Courageous, Leader-1, the Guardian Command Centers and the new Guardian Academy graduates Beamer, Guide Star and Sky Fly. During the battle Monsterous was able to best Courageous and tore though the Command Centers, but a ploy from Leader-1 tricked Cy-Kill into unleashing a massive blast which struck Monsterous, shattering the combiner into his components.[4]

Golden Press

GoBots Color and Activity Book cover, that's Beamer standing backwards

Beamer appears in the 1986 Golden Press story The Sea Vaporizer. In the story Guardian Command Center is stationed on Earth's moon as Beamer plays games on the space scanner. An alert sounds and Leader-1 discovers the Earth is being enveloped by a steam cloud. He sends Guide Star to investigate. Guide Star discovers a beam of light that is boiling Earth's oceans and follows it into space where they discover the Renegade GoBot ship Thruster, but then contact with Guide Star is cut off. Leader-1 takes up the investigation, and Cy-Kill uses a space mirage projector to conceal his presence. Leader-1 works past the mirage to discover a space station where Cy-Kill, Crasher and Cop-Tur are using a giant lenses to focus the sun's rays into a beam to boil away Earth's oceans, leaving the planet uninhabitable by humans. Cy-Kill attempts to blast Leader-1 out of the sky, but Leader-1 is able to neutralize the beam with a blast of his own. Cy-Kill then sends Pow Wow and Crasher to attack Leader-1. They attempt to ram the Guardian, but Leader-1 avoids the attack causing the two Renegades to hit each other. Leader-1 frees Guide Star and deflects an attack by Cy-Kill, blowing out one of the Renegade leader's tires. The beam stopped, the oceans of the Earth are saved.[5]

Beamer appears in the 1986 Golden Press story Ambush in Space. In the story the Guardians decide to take a vacation on one of the resort planets. They take the Command Center to their first stop on a refueling planet, but after taking off their engines conk out thanks to micro dust in the fuel placed by Cy-Kill. The Command Center is drawn to the planet Fintergand by an electromagnet operated by Cy-Kill. Once forced to land Pow Wow attacks Scooter, but his attack is deflected by a boulder thrown by Sky Fly. Cop-Tur attacks Leader-1 with rust rockets, but he tricks the rockets into following him to Cy-Kill. Cy-Kill gets hit by the rockets and rusts in place. Pow Wow attempts to ram Beamer, but Beamer flies out of the way at the last moment, causing Pow Wow to hit Odd Ball instead. Breez attempts to hide from the Guardians in a crater, but Guide Star and Sky Fly shoot "obmug" into the crater. The Guardian GoBots sing their victory song.[6]

Toys

  • Tonka GoBots Beamer (1985)
A new mold by Tonka. Turns from robot to car. A Wendy's restaurant exclusive.

References

  1. http://io9.gizmodo.com/5976109/20-gobots-that-remind-us-why-the-gobots-sucked-so-incredibly-hard
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6zH-UCYXKU
  3. Jim Sorenson (w). "Echoes and Fragments" Ask Vector Prime (February 10th, 2016), Fun Publications
  4. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Renegade_Rhetoric/src
  5. "The Sea Vaporizer" GoBots Color and Activity Book (1986), Golden Press
  6. "Ambush in Space" GoBots Color and Activity Book (1986), Golden Press

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