Blackjack (Transformers)

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Transformers character
Name Blackjack
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Generations
Alternate modes Car
Function Advance Assault
Gender Male
Motto "The road to victory is paved with Autobot wrecks!"
Partner Detour, Hyperdrive and Road Hugger
Sub-group Micromaster, Sports Car Patrol

Blackjack is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He was introduced in 1989 as a Decepticon Micromaster who turns into a car.

Transformers: Generation 1

Blackjack is a Micromaster Decepticon car.[1] He is devious and brave, more a schemer than a combatant. He sometimes helps form Menasor.


Condor Verlag

In a story called "By their Blasters you shall know them ...!" from Transformers Comic-Magazin issue #12 by German comic publisher Condor Verlag Optimus Prime instructs Backstreet, Bumblebee and Ruckus on how to identify Autobots from Decepticons in battle using the Ark's computer. The Sports Car Patrol is among of those he displays to the Autobots.[2]

Dreamwave Productions

Blackjack appeared in issue #2 of the Micromasters limited series as well as getting a full page biography in the More Than Meets The Eye series.

IDW Publishing

Blackjack appeared in the Transformers: Spotlight #2, which starred the Autobot Nightbeat. The story focuses on Nightbeat's investigation of the first Ark thousands of years before. This leads him to a trader offering to sell him the original flight recorder from the Ark. The trader's subsequent murder leads Nightbeat to a gigantic metallic underground sea, where he is ambushed by an unfamiliar group of Transformers (The Micromaster Sports Car Patrol) and captured. A shadowy figure (implied to be Galvatron) oversees the implantation of a device in his brain, and then wipes his mind.[3]

Blackjack was among the Micromasters who appeared in Spotlight: Hardhead who attacked Nightbeat and Hardhead on the planet Gorlam Prime.[4]

Marvel Comics

Blackjack first appeared in the Marvel Transformers issue #56 where Megatron sent the Sports Car Patrol to trick the Autobot medic Ratchet into following them and being captured for Megatron plot to bring back Starscream as a Pretender. [5]

Blackjack last appeared in issue #59, where he was sent to put an explosive on board the Ark, but he was captured by Blurr, Kup and Getaway.


  • Hasbro Transformers Micromaster Sports Car Patrol (1989)
A Micromaster. He was redecoed into the Takara exclusive Autobot Micromaster Black Heat.[6]
  • Hasbro Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Legends Blackjack (2015)
This Blackjack is part of the Stunticon combiner team, taking the place of the non-transforming drone which formed the chest of Menasor.
  • Hasbro Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Menasor (2016)
A 6-pack of Stunticon recolors that are homages to the unreleased Generation 2 Stunticons, including a recolored Blackjack.



  1. Blackjack (Decepticon Micromaster Sports Car Patrol, Transformers G1)
  2. Robert Mann (w). "By their Blasters you shall know them ...!" Transformers Comic-Magazin 12 (December 1990), Condor Verlag
  5. "Transformers" #56 (September 1st, 1989)
  6. Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 86. ISBN 0764313649.