Transformers: Generation 1
Profile: Chromedome spent several thousand years crunching numbers at Cybertron's Institute for Higher Programming before a Decepticon attack reduced it to a smoking pile of microchips. Forcibly dragged into the war in this way, Chromedome turned his skills to limiting the potential for violence by reprogramming many of his Autobot colleagues to be able to outsmart their foes. But this only began an ever escalating strategic brain race during which each side furiously competed to apply the latest in software to military purposes. Disillusioned and frustrated, Chromedome eagerly joined Fortress Maximus's expedition in search of a peaceful world upon which to live. Although, much to his chagrin, the war soon followed him to Nebulos, Chromedome still devotes much of his time to academic pursuits - after all, he now has a whole new world to learn about. But he is also now resigned to the idea that the war with the Decepticons can not be avoided, only won. He's as scholarly and reserved as he ever was, but now he's also a stalwart warrior.
Stylor, Chromedome's binary-bonded Nebulan partner, is more concerned with appearance than warfare. He spends more time primping himself and polishing Chromedome than he does preparing for battle. In Nebulan society circles, he is renowned for his exquisite taste in clothes and dashing good looks. He is not much of a ladies' man, however - few Nebulan women are interested in a guy who tries to look prettier than they do. He's charming, cheery and egotistical. Many suspect the reason Stylor volunteered to become a Headmaster was because it was the fashionable thing to do at the time.Weaknesses: Chromedome does not travel well on rough surfaces in car mode. Stylor's preoccupations with himself often impede Chromedome's effectiveness, particularly during combat.
Abilities: In car mode, Chromedome's twin fuel-injected, turbo-charged, side-mounted engines give him a maximum speed of 478 mph on a flat road. His range is 630 miles. His hood-mounted infrared rangefinder automatically targets his roof-mounted dual lasers, which he also uses in robot mode.
Although Stylor didn't appear in the Dreamwave Transformers comics before they closed down, Chromedome and Stylor did get a one page biography in their More Than Meets The Eye series.
Before the war began, Chromedome was a computer programmer. Joining the Autobots after the Decepticons destroyed his workplace, Chromedome served loyally. Eventually, disillusioned and frustrated, Chromedome eagerly joined Fortress Maximus's expedition on the Steelhaven in search of a peaceful world upon which to live. Chromedome was among the Autobots who joined Fortress Maximus in leaving Cybertron for the planet Nebulos. Chromedome was among the Autobots who gave up their heads to the Nebulans in hopes of showing their peaceful intentions (Transformers: Headmasters #1). However, greeted with distrust by the local Nebulans, Chromedome was amongst those who removed their heads as a gesture of goodwill. When Scorponok's Decepticons began their attacks, Chromedome joined with Stylor, an appearance obsessed Nebulan, to become a Headmaster.
Chromedome went on to fight in many more battles against the Decepticons, including being lured into a trap at Scorponok's fortress of despair, resulting in a battle with the Decepticon Targetmasters (Marvel UK #130-131). Realising the damage they were doing, Maximus' forces fled Nebulos for Earth, with Scorponok's troops in hot pursuit. Chromedome joined up with Optimus Prime's forces on Earth.
Chromedome first appeared in issue #38 when Fortress Maximus's crew came to Earth. Chromedome was seen in issue #69 with a leg missing and joking about it with Hot Rod. His last appearance in the US Marvel comics was retreating from Unicron, in issue #75.
- Generation 1 Headmaster Chromedome with Stylor (1987)
- In Japan a prototype of Chromedome repainted as Headmaster Arcee was made, but the toy was never released. 
- Generation 1 Kabaya Gum Chromedome with Stylor (1987)
- Part of the original gum toy series by Kabaya. Each package comes with a stick of chewing gum and an easy-to-assemble kit. The completed robot looks and transforms almost the same as the larger, original Takara version, but uses black instead of brown as the primary color.
- Generation 1 Lucky Draw Headmaster Chromedome with Stylor (1987)
- A Japan-exclusive chrome silver remold of the Headmaster toy, offered in the 1987 Lucky Draw campaign by TV Magazine.
- Timelines Chromedome with Stylor (unreleased)
- A subscription service exclusive to the Transformers Collectors Club. Chromedome is a remold of Prime Deluxe Wheeljack, while Stylor is a recolor of Arms Micron S.2. Chromedome turns into a car. Stylor turns into a crossbow.
- John Grant (1988). Autobots Strike Oil. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0721410693.
- Toy buying guide by Judy Braiman-Lipson, Deborah Fineblum Raub, Consumer Reports Books, 1988
- Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Japanese and International Transformers. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 29. ISBN 0764312820.
- TFW2005.com - Kabaya Gum Chromedome
- TFW2005.com - Lucky Draw Chromedome
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