Knockout (Transformers)

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Transformers character
Generation 1 Micromaster Constructor Squad on card
Species Transformer


Alternate mode


Battlefield Fortification

"Only our Decepticon victory is carved in stone!"

Excavator, Grit, Hammer, Sledge and Stonecruncher

Transformers: Generation 1

Tech specs

ST09 IN06 SP05 EN06

TE07 CO09 FB07 SK08

Knock Out is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He is a Decepticon Micromaster introduced in 1990.

Transformers: Generation 1

Knockout is a Decepticon Micromaster rear end combiner. He usually combined with his partner Grit to form a backhoe truck.[1]

Fictional biography

As part of the Micromaster Combiner force, each member of the Decepticon Constructor squad can be separated from its partner and re-combined with another Micromaster Combiner to form an incredible new Micromaster Combiner constructor! Can turn raw ideas into structural monsters of hard concrete! Known for constructing monuments at Decepticon headquarters after every Autobot conquest! Enjoy watching the destruction of something beautiful so they can build a frightfully ominous edifice in its place! Together they're unbeatable. When separated, too busy trying to out-design each other. They take pride constructing rather than destroying. Will build anything, anywhere, anytime for the highest bidder! Combine to form crane, dump truck, and ground digger vehicles.


Dreamwave Productions

Knockout had a biography printed in Dreamwave Productions Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye series.

IDW Publishing

Knockout appears in the IDW Publishing The Transformers: Drift - Empire of Stone mini-series. In these stories he is not a Micromaster.

Having fallen in with Gigatron's forces, Knockout grew disillusioned and had a mind to desert after watching them kill fellow Decepticons. Once Gigatron captured his old buddy Grit, he decided enough was enough and released Grit and his cellmates Drift and Ratchet and gave them their weapons back (their attempt at the old "pretend to be dead to trick to guard into coming in" failed to impress him). Grit then had Knockout go find a way off-planet while he went to take revenge on Hellbat.


  • Generation 1 Micromaster Combiner Constructor Squad (1990)
A new mold. Grit and Knockout combined into a construction vehicle.



  1. Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 97. ISBN 0764313649. 

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