Flash (Transformers)

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Transformers character
Name Flash
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Alternate modes Car
Motto "Don't blink, I was that blur on the horizon."
Rank 6
Sub-group Turbomaster

Flash is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He is an Autobot and a member of the Turbomasters. He was released in Europe in 1992. In 2010 Flash was the TFcon customizing exclusive. He should not be confused with Spin Road, a completely seperate character who shares the same toy design.

Transformers: Generation 1

Flash is a member of the Autobot Turbomasters.

Fictional biography

Fastest and most ambitious of the Turbomasters; a flashy, streamlined dare-devil. The group tolerates his stunts because they usually pay off in the end. Uses super speed and maneuverability to get out of tight corners. As a vehicle, central elevating turbine brings high flying targets within range. As robot, wades in with massive turbo defense power.


Dreamwave Productions

Flash appeared in the Dreamwave Productions adaptation of the original Transformers. During the Decepticon conquest of Cybertron by Megatron, the Turbomasters evaded capture and became part of the Autobot underground resistance. They were assigned by Perceptor to monitor the "Think Tank", a device designed to help locate Optimus Prime. At one point Perceptor had left them alone, and the Turbomasters partook in a game of cat and mouse, which resulted in Flash accidentally driving into the Think Tank and being transported to the alien world of Quintessa, home of the Quintessons. Dreamwave Productions went bankrupt before the story arc could be fully published.

Fun Publications

As part of Fun Publication's "Generartion 2 Redux" story, the Turbomasters Hurricane, Scorch, Flash and Boss were clearing out Decepticon nests across the galaxy, prior to the rise of the second generation of Transformers on Earth.

TFcon comics

Flash appeared in the comic released for the 2010 TFcon called "Nightbird Rebirth". In the story Nightbird and Cyclonus are sent to steal the Master Cannons from the Autobots. Cyclonus flies Nightbird to spaceship Maximus where she sneaks past the Autobots Canadian Patriot, R.E.V., Powered Commander, Deep Cover, Proto and Flash. She kills Flamethrower to get to the Master Sword, which she uses to reformat her body to a form based on Valkyrie, then escapes.[1]

Flash is a character in the TFcon 2012 comic story "Hardworker". In this story a group on Seibertron warriors are displaced to Earth during the Masterforce Wars. They are discovered by Garrison and Shafter.[2]


  • Generation 1 Turbomaster Flash (1992)
One of the last toys released before Generation 2. He came with a missile launcher and three missiles.
  • TFcon Custom Class Deluxe Flash (2010)
A TFcon 2010 custom class exclusive version of Flash based on the Universe Swerve toy.[3]


  1. Daniel Arseneault (w), Alex Milne (p). TFcon (July 17th, 2010), TFcon
  2. Daniel Arseneault (w), Johnson (p), Wang (col), Cristof Hideg (ed). "Hardworker" TFcon (July 27th, 2012), TFcon
  3. http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=24623

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