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Bombshock is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers series; both of which are Decepticon military vehicles. The original Bombshock was a Decepticon Micromaster who turned into a tank and lead the Micromaster Military Patrol.

Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
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Box art of the original Bombshock toy
Name Bombshock
Autobot/Decepticon
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Information
Alternate modes Tank
Function Front Line Assault
Gender Male
Motto "Take it with force or you'll never take it at all."
Partner Dropshot, Growl & Tracer
Sub-group Micromasters, Military Patrol

Bombshock is leader of the Decepticon Micromaster Military Patrol.

In Japan the toy was released with the same name, but as an Autobot.

Comics

Dreamwave Productions

Bombshock appeared in issues #2, #3 and #4 of the Micromasters limited series. He was depicted as a formerly full sized Decepticons warrior who was upgraded to a Micromaster.

Bombshock has a one-page biography in Dreamwave's More Than Meets The Eye series.

IDW Publishing

Bombshock was among the Micromasters who appeared in Spotlight: Hardhead who attacked Nightbeat and Hardhead on the planet Gorlam Prime.

Gamers

Toys

  • Generation 1 Decepticon Military Patrol (1990)
A four pack of Decepticon Micromasters including Bombshock.[1]


Transformers: Power Core Combiners

Transformers character
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Bombshock and the Combaticons
Name Bombshock
Decepticon
Series Transformers: Power Core Combiners
Information
Alternate modes Artillery truck
Gender Male
Partner APC Drone, Armored Car Drone, Missile Carrier Drone, Tank Drone
Rank 7
Sub-group Combaticons, Power Core Combiners, Scouts

Bombshock is a Decepticon Power Core Combiner Commander who turns into a military vehicle.[2] Where Power Core Combiners fits in Transformers fiction is vague, although it has some connections with the 2007 live action Transformer movie series.

Promotional images of Maketoys Missile Launcher Jungle Toys displayed it combined with Bombshock.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for February 4th, 2010 selected pictures of Bombshock with the Combaticons as one of the New Picture Picks.[3]

Fictional biography

Bombshock was once a member of the most elite unit in the Cybertronian military. He betrayed his comrades, and his reward was to become commander of a powerful Decepticon Power Core team. Even alone, each of his drones has as much firepower as the average Autobot. Together, they are nearly unstoppable.

Toys

  • Power Core Combiners Bombshock with Combaticons (2010)
A new mold, which resembles the Generation 1 Combaticon Onslaught. Comes with four drone vehicles: a half-track, an armored car, a missile carrier and a tank - all of which combine with Bombshock to form a larger robot.[4]
The Bombshock mold is also used for the Autobot Steelshot with the Mini-Con Beacon.

Gallery

References

  1. Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 94. ISBN 0764313649. 
  2. Hasbro Showcases its Iconic Brands at San Diego Comic-Con. Business Wire; July 20, 2010
  3. Vangelus (February 4th, 2010). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/291017-wtf-tfw-81-february-4-2010-a.html. 
  4. Ben's World of Transformers - Bombshock

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