Bolt-Action is a fictional character created by MasterShooter Collectibles as a third-party Transformer homage to Firebolt, the Targetmaster partner to the Autobot Hot Rod.
MasterShooter Collectibles released concept images of their first four Shooter Masters in September 2011.
In January 2012 the first four Shooter Masters went up for preorder at Big Bad Toy Store.
The four original Shooter Masters were originally scheduled for release in the 4th quarter of 2012.
In March 2013 MasterShooter Collectibles put in-package pictures of their first four Shooter Masters on their Facebook page.
Bolt-Action shipped in April 2013.
The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for October 25th, 2011 discussed prototypes pictures of Bolt-Action, BrOOMstick, Minute-Bot and Shot-Piece in the news.
Bolt Action has a very large ego, but it might actually be justified. He packs quite a large punch for such a small bot. He is brash and rushes into action too quickly, yet is able to work his way through the brush all the way to victory. His weapon of choice is a double barreled crossbow that rapid fires high temperature steel arrows and he is more than capable of using it effectively. He simply exhausts his opponents with a hard, fast, continuous pounding of hot rods. He is a valuable asset to the Automated Robots.
- MasterShooter Collectibles Shooter Master Bolt-Action (2013)
- Bolt-Action is an original third-party Transformer mold, although he shares his basic design with several other MasterShooter toys. Transforms from robot to gun. Bolt-Action is intended to be paired with the Classic Rodimus toy, but there is no way to mount Bolt-Action to the original version of that mold. He can be mounted to the vehicle mode of the United remold of Rodimus, thanks to the peg added to the engine.
- blunghole (September 12th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_VALE4-OE.
- blunghole (October 25th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMrLdbBDmF0.
- Brian Kilby (March 31st, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/index/2013/3/31/radio-free-cybertron-304.html.
- Andy Millman (March 18th, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-234.