Cindersaur

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Cindersaur is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers series. The first is a violent Decepticon Firecon who turns into a fire breathing robotic dinosaur.

Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Cindersaur-boxart.jpg
Box art of Generation 1 Cindersaur
Name Cindersaur
Decepticon
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Timelines
Information
Alternate modes Lizard monster
Function Firestorm Trooper
Gender Male
Motto "Crash and burn... and burn... and burn."
Rank 5
Sub-group Convention exclusives, Deluxe beasts, Firecons

Cindersaur is a vicious, possibly insane Decepticon whose only love is setting things on fire, usually for the sheer joy of it. His job is to sow terror and confusion, and he is very good at it - to the extent that he often needs to follow his own trail of destruction back to his allies.

There is no nuance within the mind of Firecon Cindersaur. He is a simple creature whose purpose of existence is focused on the destruction of anything around him. This is not cruelty or some perverse enjoyment; to Cindersaur it is pure instinct to destroy and that is what he does best. His fusion powered flame breath can be used in both narrow and wide streams. His recent forestonite fueled upgrade has made this weapon more powerful. The constant stream of energy leaking from his joints causes him to leave a path of destruction everywhere he walks. A curious side effect of this energy leak is that he no longer needs to take baths in lava, as he was once so fond of, in order to soothe his aching joints. This has made Cindersaur both a faster and more efficient engine of destruction, but no more intelligent than before.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for June 10th, 2010 selected a picture of Timelines Cindersaur as one of the New Picture Picks.[1]

Books

Cindersaur was among the Decepticons featured in the 1988 book and audio adventure Autobot Hostage by Ladybird Books. [2][3]

Comics

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. Cindersaur is one of those he displayed to the Autobots.[4]

Dreamwave Productions

Although none of the Firecons appeared in the main Dreamwave Productions story, they did all receive one-page biographies in the Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye profile comics.

Fun Publications

The Firecons were among the troops under the command of Clench on Earth in the story "Generation 2 Redux." Cindersaur was the first Decepticon to sample Forestonite, enhancing his powers, but because he took it orally it mutated his body as well.[5]

Marvel Comics

Events exclusive to the Marvel UK Transformers comics appear in italics.

The Firecons first appeared in the Marvel UK comics, sent by the Decepticon leaders on Cybertron to form an alliance with the future Decepticon leader Galvatron. Finding the Sparkabots, the two teams battled, only to be interrupted by Galvatron himself. The Firecons delivered their proposal - and Galvatron just laughed in their faces. They appeared in several other UK comics, battling the Sparkabots and Ultra Magnus again in league with the depraved owner of illegal gladiator games, and battling demons under the surface of Cybertron, where Cindersaur was seemingly killed. [6]

They appeared in the US comics as part of a scheme by Scorponok to acquire Autobots for one of his schemes, capturing the Sparkabots and sending them to Earth. They did not appear again, but were briefly mentioned near the end of the series by Bludgeon as one of the few casualties during the assault on Klo, with Sparkstalker having accidentally been incinerated by Flamefeather.

Games

Toys

  • Generation 1 Firecon Cindersaur (1988)
A new mold.
Several of the Firecons received toy recolors Masterforce toy line. Cindersaur was repainted dark green and gray and was named Guzzle; not to be confused with the Sparkabot of the same name.
  • Timelines Deluxe Cindersaur (2010)
A recolor of Beast Wars 19th Anniversary Deluxe Megatron. This toy was an exclusive to BotCon 2010.


Transformers Prime

The second Cindersaur is an evil Predacon in the Prime Beast Hunters line.

Toys

  • Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Smokescreen vs. Cindersaur


References

  1. Vangelus (June 10th, 2010). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/308539-wtf-tfw-99-june-10-2010-a.html. 
  2. http://www.green-ranger.com/stuff/ladybird/09-hostage/
  3. John Grant (1988). Autobot Hostage. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0721411185. 
  4. Robert Mann (w). "By their Blasters you shall know them ...!" Transformers Comic-Magazin 12 (December 1990), Condor Verlag
  5. Greg Sepelak & Trent Troop (w), Robby Musso (p), Robby Musso & Frank Milkovich (i). "Generation 2: Redux" Transformers Timelines v2, 5 (Summer, 2010), Fort Worth, Texas: Fun Publications
  6. "Transformers UK" #152-153 (13th February 1988 - 20th February 1988)

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