Heat Seeker (GoBots)

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Heat Seeker
GoBots character
Heat Seeker on card
First appearance

Challenge of the GoBots episode 21, "Invasion From the 21st Level Part II"
Created by

Release number

Species GoBot
Occupation Friendly Robot Fighter Plane


Guardian GoBots
Alternate mode

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

Heat Seeker is a fictional character in the GoBots series. He is a heroic Guardian GoBot introduced in 1985 who turns into a jet.


Heat Seeker is a heroic Guardian GoBot who turns into a jet.



Heat Seeker cybernetic alien called a GoBot. He has numerous abilities due to his mechanical body. He is superhumanly strong and tough. He can fly and project energy blasts. He can heal rapidly by taking in energy. He can change into a F-16 Falcon.

Animated series

Heat Seeker first appeared in Challenge of the GoBots episode 21, "Invasion From the 21st Level Part II", where Matt Hunter and AJ used the Astro-Beam to summon him to Earth and help battle Exor's Insectoids.

Heat Seeker appeared in episode 30, "Sentinel". Blaster and Heat Seeker used to Astro-Beam to go to earth Earth in order to help the Guardians combat the robot Sentinel. When Sentinel proved to powerful Scooter had Zeemon Astro-Beam the Power Suits directly on to Leader-1, Turbo, Blaster and Heat Seeker and send the Power Ship so they could form Courageous.

In episode 33, "Auto-Madic", Heat Seeker has a brief cameo when Scooter calls GoBotron to ask for the Power Suits to help battle Puzzler. Although Heat Seeker appears on a communications screen, he identifies himself as Path Finder, and has Path Finder's voice.

In episode 42, "The GoBot Who Cried Renegade", Heat Seeker, Rest-Q, Spay-C and Zeemon were on the the GoBot Spa Moon when a Renegade attack false alarm was sounded.

In episode 48, "Escape from Elba", Heat Seeker and Turbo deliver the captured Renegade leader Cy-Kill to the prison planet Elba.

In episode 49, "Fitor to the Finish", Zeemon who took custody of the captured Renegade Fitor on GoBotron. Aiding Zeemon with the prisoner were the Guardian troopers Blaster, Dive-Dive, Heat Seeker, Night Ranger and Staks.

In episode 50, "Clutch of Doom", Heat Seeker, Scorp and Small Foot were in the crowd on GoBotron when Cy-Kill declared himself supreme overlord.

In episode 64, "Et, Tu, Cy-Kill", Blaster, Heat Seeker and Spay-C were seen as members of the Guardian Council during a flashback to the time Cy-Kill was a Guardian.


Fun Publications

22nd Strata

Heat Seeker was mentioned in a story from the Ask Vector Prime Facebook posts by Fun Publications. In Gargent 087.0 Kappa, Royal-T, Hans-Cuff, Ace, Wrong Way, Good Knight, Bolt, and Heat Seeker, joined Turbo in battle against Optimums Prime and his team of Spy Changers, mistakenly assuming them to be Renegades. The Spy Changers were outnumbered until they were suddenly aided by the real Renegades: Cy-Kill's elite lieutenants, Cop-Tur, Crasher, Fitor, Tank, and Geeper-Creeper. The Guardians were driven off but not before capturing Silverstreak.[1]


Hans-Cuff was featured in the 2016 Ask Vector Prime story Echoes and Fragments, set during the events of The Transformers: The Movie. The manipulations of the evil Gong and Sideways resulted in various GoBots swapping places with characters during the events of that film. Vec-Tor placed Sideways in the custody of Twister and Heat Seeker, but was able to escape by turning invisible and tricking the Guardians into thinking his cell was empty.[2]


Heat Seeker appeared in the 1986 film GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords. He was among the Guardians present on GoBotron when beings from the planet Quartex first made contact.


  • Tonka GoBots Heat Seeker (1985)
Turns from robot to F-16 Falcon.
  • Tonka GoBots Gift Pack
A gift pack was released that included Heat Seeker, Rest-Q and Wrong Way.


  1. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Ask_Vector_Prime/src
  2. Jim Sorenson (w). "Echoes and Fragments" Ask Vector Prime (February 10th, 2016), Fun Publications

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