Stretch (GoBots)

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Stretch
GoBots character
Tux-oncard.jpg
Tux GoBots toy
Created by

Tonka
Release number

41
Information
Aliases Tux
Species GoBot
Gender Male
Occupation Enemy Robot Limo
Abilities

Affiliation

Renegade GoBot
Alternate mode

Car

Stretch, also known as Tux, is a fictional character from the GoBots series. He is an evil Renegade GoBot introduced in 1984 who turns into a car.

GoBots

Reception

Tux was chosen as the 14th goofiest GoBot name by Topless Robot in 2010.[1]

Tux was number 3 among the "The Ten Best GoBots Ever Produced!" by Gnoll at dorkdroppings.com in 2015.[2]

Abilities

Like most GoBots, Stretch has numerous abilities because of his robotic body. He can survive in space and is super-humanly strong and tough. He can fly in robot mode and project energy blasts from his hands. His body heals quickly when supplied with energy. He can turn into a car.

Animated series

Stretch in Challenge of the GoBots

Stretch appeared in the Challenge of the GoBots animated series as one of Cy-Kill's Renegades.

In episode 32,"Crime Wave", a scheme of Cy-Kill's involved him allying with several human crime bosses, supplying them with GoBot technology to help them take over the Earth. Stretch became the personal conveyance of the gangster Murchison and ferried them to a jewelry store where they caused havoc. He then accompanied Fly Trap and Scales to the National Gold Deposit, where they took care of Turbo and stole 30 million dollars worth of gold. He chased Scooter when he and Matt Hunter tried to infiltrate their operation - which ended in him and Crasher colliding with an irate Cy-Kill - then chauffeured Murchison to the White House when he and his shielded army of gangsters invaded Washington. When the Guardians managed to turn things around, Turbo managed to catch Stretch in a tripwire and take him out of the fight.

In episode 33, "Auto-madic", Cy-Kill hatched a plan to take out the Guardian's super weapon Courageous, and Stretch helped oversee the Renegade leader's construction of his new Puzzler combiner. When human collaborator Larry Cocoa and his wife requested an audience with the Renegade leader, Stretch witnessed the aggressive negotiations and later opined that the Renegade leader should dispose of the "slugs".

In episode 51,"The Third Column, fellow Renegade Zero made a play for power and defeated Cy-Kill in combat. Stretch witnessed the battle and opted to rally under the flag of the new leader, along with Geeper-Creeper, Twin Spin, and Bad Boy. Stretch travelled to Earth, where he masqueraded as General Newcastle's limousine to get close to a UNECOM base. He chased Nick, A.J., and Matt through the halls before banging his head on a door. When Leader-1 arrived with reinforcements, Turbo blasted Stretch off the road and sent him tumbling into a ravine; he was saved by Zero, who knocked Turbo unconscious and took him hostage. Back aboard the commandeered Roguestar, Stretch and Geeper-Creeper served as wardens for their two prisoners Turbo and Crasher, but accidentally freed the prisoners and deactivated their restraining bolts after Zero made his move on GoBotron. Stretch and the other rebellious Renegades later returned to Cy-Kill when the true Renegade leader resurfaced.

In episode 61,"Quest For New Earth", Stretch was guarding the imprisoned Master Renegade when Vamp and Scorp arrived and bamboozled him into letting them take over. When he returned, a blast of energy knocked out the energy cage the Master Renegade had been imprisoned in, and the two Monster GoBots blasted Stretch and made their escape

Comics

Fun Publications

Rhetoricverse

Stretch appeared in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode 1 story "Rebels Without a Circuit". He was among a group of Renegades who caused trouble for four Guardian cadets.[3]

In the episode 58 story "Opportunity Knocks Part 2" Cy-Kill chronicled his return to "Level 1", his home universal stream, just as the Guardians were staging an attack on Rogue Star. Cy-Kill and his Renegade recruits from Axiom Nexus joined Fitor, Spoons and Stretch in repelling an attack by Courageous, Leader-1, the Guardian Command Centers and the new Guardian Academy graduates Beamer, Guide Star and Sky Fly. During the battle Monsterous was able to best Courageous and tore though the Command Centers, but a ploy from Leader-1 tricked Cy-Kill into unleashing a massive blast which struck Monsterous, shattering the combiner into his components.

Toys

  • Tonka GoBots 41 Tux (1984)
A release of Machine Robo MR-46 Limousine Robo. Turns from robot to car.

References

  1. http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/11/the_20_goofiest_gobot_names.php
  2. http://dorkdroppings.com/?p=1957
  3. "Rebels Without a Circuit". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. October 27, 1986/December 28th, 2015. No. 1, season 1.

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