Road Ranger (GoBots)

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Road Ranger
GoBots character
Roadranger-carded.jpg
Road Ranger toy on card
First appearance

Challenge of the GoBots episode 15, "It's The Thought That Counts"
Created by

Tonka
Release number

18
Information
Aliases Truck
Species GoBot
Gender Male
Occupation Friendly Robot Transport Truck
Abilities

Affiliation

Autobots, Guardian GoBots
Alternate mode

Semi-Truck

Road Ranger is a fictional character from the GoBots series and later became part of the Transformers series. He is a heroic Guardian GoBot who turns into a semi-truck and was introduced in 1984.

GoBots

Road Ranger is one of the Guardians GoBots, he later disguises himself as an Autobot.

Reception

Fictional biography

Road Ranger's in the battle for the long haul. When the GoBots land on earth, he plans to set up a convoy to capture the enemy and put them back in jail where they belong.

Abilities

Like most GoBots, Road Ranger has numerous abilities because of his robotic body. He can survive in space and is super-humanly strong and tough. He can fly in robot mode and project energy blasts from his hands. His body heals quickly when supplied with energy. He can turn into a flatbed semi-truck.

Animated series

In Challenge of the GoBots episode 15, "It's The Thought That Counts" Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur, Crasher, Geeper-Creeper, Pincher, and Snoop attack the lab, but it is defended by Leader-1, Professor von Joy, Blaster, Dozer, Dumper, Road Ranger, Scooter, Scratch and Turbo. Although the Guardians are initially winning the battle, an accidental backfire from Professor von Joy's weapon allows the Renegades to escape.[1]

Road Ranger appeared in episode 38, "Wolf in the Fold".

Road Ranger appears in "The Third Column" episode 51, where he works in a Guardian weapons facility that was attacked by the Renegades. The attack was turned away by automated defenses.

Books

Road Ranger on the cover of The Wagner Sirens

Road Ranger appeared in the 1985 Robo Machine book The Wagner Sirens. Despite having a major roll in the plot, he was simply known as "the lorry" in the story.[2]

Comics

Eagle

Road Ranger appeared under the name Truck in the Eagle story The Robo Machines. He is a member of the Security Force Robo Machines.

Fun Publications

Cataclysmverse

Road Ranger has a cameo in Transcendent which occurred at the same time as Withered Hope. He can be seen standing in line for processing in Axiom Nexus.

Road Ranger, is a main character appearing in Fun Publications fiction Withered Hope, a text and comic based story. Sent to investigate the effect the destroying their universe six GoBots are reformatted to look like an Autobots and Decepticons and sent through the Interfacer to the source of the disturbance - the 22nd level. They accidentally arrive on Transtech Cybertron where they are kept against their will in the city of Axiom Nexus. Bug Bite escapes without his allies using an astro beam device. The remaining GoBots run afoul of the Transtech Decepticon General Demolishor in a criminal investigation but are aided by Airazor, Crystal Widow and Cheetor. The GoBots receive upgrades from the shop of Swindle, Swindle and Swindle and are able to leave the dimension thanks to stolen transit passes they obtain. Once they arrive on Earth of the 22nd level where they find Bug Bite and his new Decepticon allies Weirdwolf and Dreadwind.[3]

Road Ranger appeared in Sunrise.

Road Ranger appeared in High Noon.

Road Ranger appeared in Journey's Eve.

Other media

Road Ranger appeared in Lil Formers #200, "The End…. again?" by Matt Moylan, where he is beaten by Shockwave on GoBotron.[4]?

Toys

  • Tonka GoBots 18 Road Ranger (1984)
A release of Machine Robo MR-18 Truck Robo. Turns into a semi-truck with flatbed.[5]
  • Takara Transformers GoBots (2004)
Road Ranger is an e-hobby exclusive. He is a recolor of Generation 1 Huffer.

Gallery

References

  1. "It's The Thought That Counts". Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. No. 58, season 1.
  2. The Wagner Sirens. World International Publishing. 1985. ISBN 0723578133. 
  3. S. Trent Troop & Greg Sepelak (2008). Withered Hope. The Transformers Collector’s Club. 
  4. http://www.lilformers.com/blog/2010/08/23/08232010/
  5. Bellomo, Mark (2010). Totally Tubular '80s. Krause Publications. pp. 90–93. ISBN 1440212821. 

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