Cogz is a third-party Transformer homage to the 1984 Generation 1 Transformers character Gears.
Other third-party Transformer homages to Gears include SXSs Continuously Variable.
Cogz was designed by Cassy Sark.
iGear first teased a render of Cogz in April 2012.
In November 2012 iGear released prototype pictures of Bushwacker, Cogz and Duneraker.
In March 2013 iGear released images of the boxes for Cogz and Duneraker.
Cogz was released in June 2013.
The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for March 31st, 2013 discussed the box images of Cogz and Duneraker as part of their Third Party Roundup.
In the Fwooshcast podcast for April 23rd, 2013 the hosts talked images of Busta, Cogz, Red Baron, Rocky and Stinger.
What a lot of people don't understand is that Cogz was a failed stand up comedian. Upon reaching Earth he read a book about Galactic Hitch-hiking, and realized if he played the role of a grumpy and dejected robot he could entertain and distract his fellow 'bots. Even his power chip rectifier is amusing, giving him the ability to launch himself 100,000 feet into the air, but giving him zero ability to land safely.
- iGear MW-05 Cogz (2013)
- An original third-party Transformer mold by iGear. Cogz shares engineering with Veer. Turns from robot to truck. Comes with a gun, instructions and collector card.
- Cogz was often bundled with Bushwacker, although they were packaged seperately.
- Reprolabels Labels for iG Bushwhacker and Cogz (2013)
- A set of labels for Bushwacker and Cogz intended to make them look more like Outback and Gears. Includes Autobot faction symbols.
- Vangelus (April 12th, 2012). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/582851-wtf-tfw-195-april-12-2012-a.html.
- Vangelus (November 15th, 2012). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/717606-wtf-tfw-226-november-15-2012-a.html.
- Craig (November 24th, 2012). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2012/11/episode-89-november-24th-fwooshcast-the-next-generation/.
- Brian Kilby (November 28th, 2012). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/index/2012/12/3/radio-free-cybertron-11282012.html.
- Vangelus (March 15th, 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/843634-wtf-tfw-243-march-15-2013-a.html.
- 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.
- Craig (April 23rd, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/04/episode-107-april-23-the-denizens-of-ponyville/.
- Jesse Wittenrich (w), Josh Burcham & Jimbo Salgado (p), Jesse Wittenrich (let), Brian Savage (ed). "Termination" Transformers: Timelines v2, 8 (Summer 2013), Fun Publications