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Sledge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers series. Sledge has always been portrayed as a Decepticon-aligned construction vehicle. The first Sledge was introduced in 1990 as a Micromaster combiner.

Transformers: Generation 1

Sledge
Transformers character
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Generation 1 Micromaster Constructor Squad on card
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Decepticon
Alternate mode

Dump Truck (front half)
Function

Battlefield Fortification
Motto

"Dumping a world of hurt on the Autobots is our only purpose in life!"
Partner

Excavator, Grit, Hammer, Knockout, and Stonecruncher
Series

Transformers: Generation 1
Sub-group

Micromasters
Tech specs

ST09 IN06 SP05 EN06

TE07 CO09 FB07 SK08

Sledge is the name of a Decepticon Micromaster. He is a member of the Micromaster Combiner Constructor Squad.[1] Sledge is a dedicated but unimaginative worker.

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.

Comics

Dreamwave Productions

Sledge has a one-page biography in Dreamwave's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye series.

Toys

  • Generation 1 Micromaster Combiner Squad (1990)
Sledge combines with Hammer to form a dump truck. Sledge was recolored into Terror-Tread.[2]

Gallery


Transformers: Energon

Transformers character
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Sledge toy
Name Sledge
Decepticon
Japanese name Scrapper
Series Transformers: Energon
Information
Alternate modes Scoop Loader
Partner Bonecrusher, Duststorm, Steamhammer, and Wideload
Sub-group Basic Vehicles

Sledge is a member of the Decepticon Construction Team.

Sledge is a member of the Decepticon Construction Team; Sledge transforms into a scoop loader. He was is to combine with his team to form the giant robot Constructicon Maximus. In the Energon TV show, Sledge is a seemingly non-sentient drone commanded by team leader Steamhammer. As with all of the Energon combiner limbs, Sledge has a twin brother on his team - Bonecrusher. Their energon weapon is a claw. In the Japanese series, each member shares his name with a Generation 1 Constructicon - Sledge's name is Scrapper.

Animated series

Transformers: Energon

in Transformers: Energon Construction Maximus was one of four combining Transformers sealed away in stasis beneath the surface of Cybertron to guard a hidden reservoir of Super Energon. Megatron, guided by Unicron, set out to search for it, and destroyed one of the immobile robots in his rage, only for the reservoir to then reveal itself. As the guardians awakened, Megatron immersed himself in the Super Energon to upgade himself into Galvatron, and Constructicon Maximus and Bruticus immediately swore fealty to Galvatron as the one who had awoken them. However, their "brother," Superion, refused, recognising Galvatron's evil and siding with the Autobots.

Constructicon Maximus added plenty of firepower to the Decepticons' side, and he and Bruticus Maximus had several clashes with the "traitorous" Superion Maximus, until the time for their final battle came, set against the backdrop of the struggle to stop the Unicron-possessed Galvatron out in space. Constructicon Maximus was deactivated by Superion Maximus, who then had his limbs destroyed by Bruticus Maximus, but transferred Constructicon Maximus's limbs to himself and used them to defeat Bruticus, along with a little help from the ghost of the "brother" Megatron had destroyed. Constructicon Maximus was voiced by Don Brown.

Comics

Dreamwave Productions

Although an Energon editon of "Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye" biography series was planned, it not released before the company went bankrupt. Art for Sledge was produced.

Toys

  • Energon Basic Sledge (2005)
He shares a mold with Energon Bonecrusher. He was later recolored into Classic Scrapper and Bonecrusher.[3]


Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Transformers character
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Demolition Team on card
Name Sledge
Decepticon
Series Transformers: Classic
Information
Alternate modes Scoop Loader/Backhoe
Function Engineer
Partner Broadside & Wideload
Sub-group Mini-Cons, Demolition Team

Sledge is a Decepticon aligned Mini-Con.

Fictional biography

He had a biography printed in issue #17 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine, which described him as a bright person who is frustrated with his body, which is more designed for destruction that creating things.[4]

Fun Publications

Sledge appeared among the Mini-Cons in the story The New World. He was among the Mini-Cons who followed Broadside (Transformers) in defecting to the Decepticons. He aided in the assassination of Modus Prime and then claimed a crazed Autobot was responsible. He and Wideload then destroyed the body of the Autobot before it could be examined.[5]

Toys

Sledge toy
  • Hasbro Robots in Disguise Classic Mini-Con Demolition Team (2006)
Sledge is a new mold. He came packaged with his team members.[6]


Transformers: Power Core Combiners

Transformers character
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Transformers Sledge toy
Name Sledge
Decepticon
Series Transformers: Power Core Combiners
Information
Alternate modes Backhoe
Partner Throttler
Sub-group Power Core Combiners, Scouts

Sledge is a Decepticon who was given Power Core technology by Megatron for his deep loyalty to Megatron and a deeper dedication to destruction and mayhem.[7] Where Power Core Combiners fits in Transformers fiction is vague, although it has some connections with the 2007 live action Transformer movie series.

Toys

  • Power Core Combiners Sledge with Throttler
A new mold. His partner Throttler transforms into a drill that mounts on the scooper of his backhoe mode.


References

  1. Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 96. ISBN 0-7643-1364-9. 
  2. Huxford, Sharon (1995). Schroeder's collectible toys antique to modern price guide. Collector Books. ISBN 978-0-89145-661-2. 
  3. http://www.tfu.info/2005/Decepticon/Sledge/sledge.htm
  4. "The Classicverse Mini-Cons". Transformers Collectors Club magazine (Fun Publications): p. 6. October/November, 2007. 
  5. Greg Sepelak and S. Trent Troop (2007). The New World. Fun Publications. 
  6. http://www.tfu.info/2006/Decepticon/Sledge/sledge.htm
  7. TFW2005.com - Sledge with Throttler

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