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Slapdash is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series. Later uses of the name are spelled with a space as "Slap Dash".

Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Name Slapdash
Autobot
Series Transformers: Generation 1'
Information
Alternate modes Formula 1 race car
Function Interceptor
Motto "Sometimes, if you wait long enough, problems solve themselves."
Partner Lube
Rank 4
Sub-group Powermaster

Slapdash is a Powermaster Autobot who turns into a car.[1]

Slapdash and Lube have been made fun of popular culture for their suggestive name.[2]

Animated series

Slapdash was created after the animated Transformers series ended in the U.S., so his only animated appearance was as in toy commercials for the Powermasters.[3]

For animated appearances of his Japanese counterpart in the Masterforce series see Road King.

Comics

Dreamwave Productions

In the third War Within series by Dreamwave Productions Slapdash participated in an attempt to capture one of the Aerospace Extermination Squadron that Megatron had cloned using Quintesson technology, during the Age of Internment.

Marvel Comics

Slap Dash's prodigious speed allows him to do everything quickly—which he likes, because anything else would require effort. He's content to just breeze carelessly through life. Slap Dash is also known as Harris for some amount of time. He disregards deadlines and due dates as an attempt to make him do work which is otherwise unnecessary. In one season Harris (Slap Dash) is supposedly seen to be doing work one time however, many believe this is a myth. Although not seen or mentioned directly, Slapdash was among the Autobots who joined Fortress Maximus in leaving Cybertron for the planet Nebulos (Transformers: Headmasters #1). Followed to Nebulos by the Decepticons under Scorponok, Fortress Maximus's band left Nebulos for the planet Earth (Transformers: Headmasters #4).

Slapdash eventually returned to Nebulos with Goldbug, Joyride and Getaway, hoping that Nebulan science could build a new body to house the mind of Optimus Prime. When the Autobots refused to leave the planet even after being warned about the poisoned fuel, Hi-Q agreed to construct Prime's new body, while the Autobots drained their energy fending off an attack by the Decepticon Powermasters. Prime's mind was placed within his new body, but he immediately began to die due to the Nebulan fuel that powered it. Realizing the nobility and humanity of the Autobots, Hi-Q agreed to save Prime's life by merging with him as a Powermaster, while his assistants, Rev, Hotwire and Lube bonded to Getaway, Joyride and Slapdash to save them. Dreadwind and Darkwing were defeated by the new Powermasters and exiled from Nebulos, while the Autobots left to rejoin their fellows on Earth.

Toys

  • Hasbro Transformers Powermaster Slapdash with Lube (1988)
This toy was nearly identical to the toy sold as Road King in Japan.[4]


Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers character
Name Slap Dash
Autobot
Series Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Information
Alternate modes Peugeot 9009
Rank 4
Sub-group Scouts

Everything Slap Dash (now officially spelled with a space) does, he does in a hurry. Not because he's fast - though he is - but more because he's lazy. Careful planning just isn't his thing.[5]

Slap Dash transforms into an orange and grey Peugeot 9009.

Toys

  • Revenge of the Fallen Scout Slap Dash (2010)
A redeco of the Decepticon Scout Dead End done in colors which are a homage to Generation 1 Wheelie. He is part of a Walmart exclusive 2 pack with his rival the Decepticon Trenchmouth.[6]

References