Holepunch (Transformers)

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Holepunch is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers series. The original Holepunch was introduced in 1988 as one of the Targetmasters for the Autobot Scoop.

Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Dreamwave comics Holepunch art
Name Holepunch
Series Transformers: Generation 1
First appearance Transformers issue #60 by Marvel Comics
Alternate modes Dual compression cannon
Gender Male
Partner Scoop and Tracer
Sub-group Targetmaster

Holepunch is, a former office manager turned military man who transforms into a steel-shattering dual compression cannon. He is partnered with the Autobot Scoop.

In the Marvel Comics Transformers stories Nebulans are depicted as human-looking aliens, while in the animated series they are green-skinned aliens. In the Ladybird Books stories the Nebulans are human-sized robots.

Animated series

Although the animated series ceased producing new episode in the US before Holepunch was released, he appeared in animated form along with the other Double Targetmasters in commercials for the toys.

Animation from the commercial was used in the opening credits for season 5 of the Transformers, which retold episodes of earlier seasons. Holepunch appeared in them.[1]

When the Generation 2 animated series was aired animated bits of the Generation 1 commercial with Holepunch in it were edited into the episode "More Than Meets The Eye Part 1." [2]


Quickmix, Quickswitch and Scoop appeared in the Ladybird Books story Decepticons Underground, where they were sent on a mission by Optimus Prime to find the Decepticons in the Nebulos Triangle. Although the Targetmaster partners of Quickmix and Scoop appeared in gun mode in the book's illustration, they did not speak or transform to robot mode.[3][4]


Dreamwave Productions

Scoop and his Targetmasters did not appear in the main Dreamwave Productions fiction but did receive a biography in issue #5 of their Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye comic.

Marvel Comics

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

Holepunch first appeared in issue #60 of the Marvel Comics 'Transformers' series. Scoop wields Holepunch and Tracer during a series of fuel raids on Cybertron alongside the recently revived Grimlock, Jazz and Bumblebee. Scoop and his Targetmasters had a full page biogrpahy printed in issue #61.

In the Marvel UK Transformers comic issue #223 story called "Aspects of Evil!" Scoop and Landfill with their Targetmasters aided Rodimus Prime against Decepticon Micromaster Air Strike Patrol, who were attacking Scorponok.


Tracer and Holepunch toys
  • Hasbro Transformers Targetmaster Scoop with Tracer and Holepunch (1988)
A double Targetmaster toy Scoop came with his Targetmaster partners Tracer and Holepunch.[5][6]

Shattered Glass

Transformers character
Shattered Glass Holepunch
Name Holepunch
Series Micron Legend
First appearance Do Over by Fun Publications
Alternate modes Gun/Helicopter
Gender Male
Sub-group Targetmasters

The Autobot Scoop is essentially a coward who usually has to be goaded into doing this by his nearly fearless partner Holepunch, but when he's riled he can break into a berserker rage. Holepunch transforms into a twin-prop helicopter or a double barreled hand cannon which can seemingly destroy matter with an attack that appears to punch out small perfect holes in its target.

Fun Publications

Shattered Glass Scoop with Holepunch

Holepunch is spotlighted as a members of the Autobot Targetmasters in the story Do Over by Fun Publications. Ricochet commands Scoop and Crosshairs. Scoop is partnered with the Targetmaster Holepunch. In this story the Autobot Targetmasters capture Megatron, but as Optimus Prime arrives to finish him off personally the Micromaster Predacons and Whisper arrive and free Megatron.[7]


  • Takara Micron Legend X-Dimension Makeshift
Although no toy for Shattered Glass Scoop and Holepunch was ever released they appear to be identical to the toys for Transformers movie Grindcore and the X-Dimension Mini-Con Makeshift.


  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVwR5Zr0goQ
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MAjbv1pDNc
  3. John Grant (1988). Decepticons Underground. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0721411193. 
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiIWs2KWX08
  5. Lee's Guide to Loose 1988 Transformers: The Autobots. Lee's Toy Review magazine, issue #207, February 2010
  6. Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 74. ISBN 0764313649. 
  7. S. Trent Troop and Greg Sepelak (2009). Do Over. Illustrator Yuki Oshima. Fun Publications. 

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