Runway (Transformers)

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Runway is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers series. The first was a minor characters from the Transformers: Armada series, the second a minor characters from the Transformers: Generations toy line. Both are Mini-Cons who turn into jets.

Transformers: Armada

Runway
Transformers character
Airdefense-box.jpg
Armada Mini-Con Air Defense Team in box
Created by

Hasbro
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Mini-Con
Alternate mode

Boeing Sonic Cruiser
Motto

"Don't worry -- Let me explain the plan."
Partner

Jetstorm and Sonar
Series

Transformers: Armada
Sub-group

Air Assault Team
Air Defense Team
Tech specs

ST06 IN05 SP08 EN07

RN05 CO06 FB04 SK07

The first Runway is the leader of the Air Defense and Air Assault teams, and combines with his companions Jetstorm and Sonar to form the Star Saber. Runway is always coming up with ideas.[1]

Animated series

Runway makes his first appearance in Transformers: Armada in the episode # 5, "Soldier". While being still deactivated, he is found first by Starscream in the crevasse in Antarctica. But hardly the latter succeedes in getting the Mini-Con panel out of the ice wall when Red Alert takes it away from him. However, the 'Bots don't yet know that the Mini-Cons of a team can be activated only when they are all together. So Runway (together with Jetstorm) remain "sleeping" till Megatron invades the A-Base, accompanied by Sonar who awakens his team-mates forming the Star Saber. Since then Star Saber becomes the longed-for loot for both the Autobots and Decepticons.

It is considered usually that the Mini-Cons are equally obedient to any master. But Runway and his brethren obviously have a liking for Starscream.

Comics

Dreamwave Productions

Runway appeared among the Mini-Cons in issue #18 of the Transformers: Armada comic book who aided Over-Run using the Mini-Con Matrix in the defeat of Unicron.

Dreamwave's More Than Meets The Eye series gave Runway much needed character in a full page biography. Dreamwave comics explained that the Air Assault Team are the evil personalities the team takes on when their Star Saber form is wielded by a powerful evil character like Megatron, transforming the team into their evil persona's.

Toys

  • Armada Air Defense Team (2002)
Sold as part of a Mini-Con three pack.[2]
  • Armada Air Assault Team (2003)
In 2003 a redeco of the Air Defense Team was released called the Air Assault Team.
  • Space Warriors Transformable Military Fighter Armada Runway (2007)
A Chinese made remake of Armada Runway by Agglo and sold in Big Lots stores in 2007, this toy is about double the size of the original toy.


Generations

Runway
Transformers character
Centuritron.jpg
Generations Centuritron in box
Created by

Hasbro
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Mini-Con
Alternate mode

Jet
Partner

Heavytread and Windshear
Series

Transformers: Generations
Sub-group

Mini-Con Assault Team

Runway is member of the Mini-Con Assault Team in the Generations toy line who turns into a jet. He combines with his teammates to form Centuritron.

Toys

  • Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (2014)
A new mold. Heavytread turns from robot to tank. Runway turns from robot to jet. Windshear turns from robot to helicopter. They combine into Centuritron and come packed together with an IDW comics featuring them on the cover.

References

  1. Furman, Simon (2004). Transformers: The Ultimate Guide. DK Publishing Inc.. p. 122. ISBN 1-4053-0461-8. 
  2. http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?char_id=894

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