Scoop (Transformers)

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Scoop is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers series. The original Scoop was a Generation 1 Autobot, while the second was his Shattered Glass counterpart. They are both Autobot Targetmasters who turns into scoop loaders.


Transformers character
Scoop box art
Name Scoop
Series Transformers
Alternate modes Scoop loader
Function Field Infantry
Gender Male
Motto "Generosity has its own rewards."
Partner Tracer/Caliburst & Holepunch
Sub-group Targetmasters

Scoop is an Autobot Double Targetmaster who turns into a scoop loader. His partners are Tracer (aka Caliburst) and Holepunch.

Fictional biography

A gung-ho fighter who never gives up. Considered the best in the field. Uses cool headed logic and hardened battle tactics to outwit his enemies. Always ready to lend a helping shovel to his fellow Autobots, no matter how dangerous the situation. The kind of soldier you want around when you're pinned down in a slug swamp with no ammunition. Teamed with Tracer who transforms into a twin laser-guided ion blaster, and Holepunch, a former office manager turned military man who transforms into a steel-shattering dual compression cannon.
The fearless resolve of Autobot Scoop makes him one of the most relentless warriors on the battlefield. There's no such thing as danger when you can blast enemies with the combined firepower of Targetmaster allies like Caliburst and Holepunch.

Animated series

Although the animated series stopped making new episodes in the US before Scoop 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. Scoop appeared in them.[1]

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


Scoop was among the Autobots featured in the 1988 book and audio adventure Autobot Hostage by Ladybird Books. [3][4]

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.[5][6]


1984 Marvel Comics

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

Scoop 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.

Fun Publications


Scoop appears in the 2012 BotCon Invasion lithograph by Casey Coller and Josh Perez.[7]

In Tranformers Invasion Skullgrin and Octopunch attempt to take the rarified energon from the Autobot Ironworks base. They are defeated by Scoop and Shattered Glass Octopunch.[8]

Scoop appeared in Another Light where he was among the mixed Autobot and Decepticon team stationed at the Ironworks base on Classicverse Earth. He evacuated on a shuttle commanded by Grimlock when the planet was attacked by Shattered Glass Primus. Scoop and Tracer are later seen living on the planet New Cybertron[9]



Tracer and Holepunch toys
  • Hasbro Transformers Double Targetmaster Scoop with Tracer and Holepunch (1988)
A new mold. Scoop comes with Tracer and Holepunch.
  • Hasbro Transformers Generations Scoop with Caliburst and Holepunch (2014)
A new mold.
  • Hasbro Combiner Wars Titan Landfill (unreleased)
A Transformers Collectors Club exclusive that was unproduced because of the high cost. Scoop was a recolor and head remold of Voyager Scrapper.

Shattered Glass

Transformers character
Shattered Glass Scoop with Holepunch
Name Scoop
Series Transformers
First appearance Do Over by Fun Publications
Alternate modes Scoop loader
Gender Male
Sub-group Deluxe Vehicles, Targetmasters


Fun Publications

Shattered Glass

Scoop 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.[10]


  • Hasbro Transformers Deluxe Grindcore (2008)
A Walmart exclusive recolor of Cybertron Landmine. Comes with a red Cybertron Cyber Planet Key.
This toy was repurposed as Shattered Glass Scoop.
  • Reprolabels Evil Autobot Emblems (2009)
A set of Autobots symbol labels in purple. A Captured Prey exclusive.[11]


  4. John Grant (1988). Autobot Hostage. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0721411185. 
  5. John Grant (1988). Decepticons Underground. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0721411193. 
  8. Benson Yee & Pete Sinclair (w), Dan Khanna (p), Jake Isenberg (i). "Transformers Invasion" Transformers Timelines v2, 7 (2012), Fun Publications
  9. Jesse Wittenrich & Pete Sinclair (w), Eryck Webb (p), Eryck Webb (i), Evan Gauntt (col), Jesse Wittenrich (let), Pete Sinclair (ed). "Another Light Part 6 - The Future Buried" The Transformers Collectors Club 66 (December/January 2016), Fun Publications
  10. S. Trent Troop and Greg Sepelak (2009). Do Over. Illustrator Yuki Oshima. Fun Publications. 

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