Steamhammer (Transformers)

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Steamhammer is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers series. The first Steamhammer was a Decepticon who appeared in a Marvel Comics UK Transformers story. The second Steamhammer was Decepticon from the Transformers: Energon toy line. The third Steamhammer was an an Autobot allied Mini-Con from the Transformers: Cybertron toys. The fourth is a Decepticon Power Core Combiner who turns into a bulldozer and commands 4 Constructicon drones.

Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Steamhammer from Marvel Comics
Name Steamhammer
First appearance "The Magnificent Six!", Transformers Annual 1991 by Marvel UK
Alternate modes Jet/Tank
Gender Male

The original Steamhammer was a Decepticon who turns from a jet or tank into a heavily armored robot with hammer weapons. He also had a particle accelerator cannon. Even before the war between the Autobots and Decepticons Steamhammer was a sadistic killer. He liked toc make a dramatic entrance. He had a particular hatred for the Autobots Prowl and Jazz.

Marvel Comics

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

Steamhammer was a Decepticon who appeared in the Transformers comic by Marvel Comics UK. He appeared in Transformers Annual 1991 in a story called "The Magnificent Six!" Steamhammer and his allies were attacking neutral Cybertronians when they were countered by a team of Autobots lead by Prowl. His teammates killed, his rage overcame his better judgement to flee, and he was killed by the Autobots.[1]

Transformers: Energon

Transformers character
Energon Steamhammer toy
Name Steamhammer
Series Transformers: Energon
Transformers: Universe
First appearance Transformers: Energon episode #41, "Galvatron!"
Alternate modes Excavator
Gender Male
Motto "Intelligence is a greater weapon then brute strength."
Rank 7
Sub-group Deluxe Vehicles

Steamhammer combines with his four teammates to form Constructicon Maximus.

Fictional biography

Steamhammer is a dark and stoic Decepticon warrior. His ability to jam enemy transmissions has earned him a high-ranking position in Galvatron's army. His primary function is communication and espionage but when called to action, Steamhammer can battle with the best of them. His powerful fists are deadly weapons. Landmine is one of the few Autobots that will dare face him in fist-to-fist combat. In vehicle mode, he has been known to literally flatten his enemies. Although he is a seasoned warrior, Steamhammer prefers breaking codes to breaking heads and tries to avoid getting involved in battles.

Animated series

Steamhammer first appeared in episode #41 of Transformers: Energon, called "Galvatron!" After being awoken from their slumber Constructicon Maximus and Bruticus Maximus were ordered after the fleeing Superion Maximus. Later they pledged themselves to Galvatron.[2]

Note: In the Transformers: Energon series all Transformers that became Constructicon Maximus were portrayed as parts of a single being, not as individuals.


  • Energon Deluxe Steamhammer (2005)
A new mold. [3]
This toy was recolored into Classic Scavenger.
  • Universe Deluxe Steamhammer (2005)
A repackage of the Energon release in Universe packaging.

Transformers: Cybertron

Transformers character
Cybertron Steamhammer toy
Name Steamhammer
Series Transformers: Cybertron
Alternate modes ATV Missile launcher
Gender Male
Partner Evac
Rank 6
Sub-group Mini-Con Air Defense Team

The third Steamhammer is an Autobot allied Mini-Con and member of the Air Defense Team under the command of Thunderblast.

Fictional biography

Few enemies are as bitter as Steamhammer and Razorclaw. Steamhammer took his vehicle form because of a deep love of life and order. He believes that war is an unnatural disruption of the organized advance of culture, and does everything he can to limit combat and defend vulnerable targets. He looks at warfare as a necessary evil, but one that only does damage to the civilizations that wage it. Despite his own heroism, he never sees anything but the terrible cost of war at the conclusion of any battle.

This version of Steamhammer has not appeared in any fiction yet.


  • Cybertron Razorclaw vs. Steamhammer (2005)
Steamhammer is recolor of Armada Knockout. He was packaged together with the Decepticon Razorclaw.
  • Cybertron Evac with Razorclaw vs. Steamhammer (2005)
A Target store value pack placed the two Mini-Cons with the Autobot Evac.

Transformers: Power Core Combiners

Transformers character
Steamhammer and the Constructicons toys
Name Steamhammer
Series Transformers: Power Core Combiners
Alternate modes Bulldozer
Gender Male
Partner Four Constructicon drones
Rank 7
Sub-group Constructicons, Power Core Combiners, Commanders

Steamhammer is a Power Core Combiner who commands four Constructicon drones. He is very strong, tough and brave. Where Power Core Combiners fits in Transformers fiction is vague, although it has some connections with the 2007 live action Transformer movie series.

Fictional biography

Steamhammer knows there's another Decepticon team out there with the same name as his. He doesn't care. The strength granted him through the Power Core process is more than enough to destroy anyone who dares to challenge him.

Steamhammer has not yet appeared in any fiction.


  • Power Core Combiners Steamhammer with Constructicons (2011)
A new mold. Comes with four Constructicon drones - all of which combine with Grimstone to form a larger robot.[4]


Fun Publications

"Ask Vector Prime" revealed the existence of another character named Steamhammer, born after the evil Megazarak used his Robo-Smasher against the members of Team Bullet Train. Steamhammer was given life in the stolen shell of Rapid Run, thus becoming the team's muscle due to his great strength and "dull personality." He and his teammates could form the Combiner Dominus Trannis, but were eventually destroyed by Defensor.


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