Toxitron

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Toxitron is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series. The original Toxitron was an unreleased figure that was intended to be part of the 2003 Transformers: Universe toy line, and later written in as part of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise story. The second Toxitron was introduced in 2011 as part of the BotCon exclusive comic story. Toxitron is a backwards version of Transformers: Animated Optimus Prime, inspired by the Superman character Bizarro. The third Toxitron was introduced in 2016 as part of the Generation 1 story.

Transformers: Universe

Toxitron
Transformers character
Toxitron-universe-robot.jpg
Universe Toxitron toy
Created by

Hasbro
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Autobot
Alternate mode

Semi-truck cab
Series

Transformers: Universe

Toxitron was first shown at BotCon 2005's "TF Rarities" panel by Rik Alvarez, with people describing it as "amazingly ugly." Later, it was on display at the "Things you've never seen before (and will never get)" booth at the Hasbro tour at BotCon 2007.

Comics

In Viron 704.31 Epsilon, Megazarak arrived from Cybertron after the death of Megatron and declared for leadership of the Predacon/Decepticon forces. Scourge challenged him, and Megazarak seemed to back down, only to poison his rival with Tox-En. Megazarak then recycled Scourge's chassis to make Toxitron, who served Megazarak loyally if incompetently.

Toys

  • Universe Toxitron (unreleased)
A recolor of Generation 2 Laser Optimus Prime.


Transformers Animated

Transformers character
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Toxitron in "The Stunt-Con Job" by Fun Publications
Name Toxitron
Decepticon
Series Transformers: Timelines
Voiced by David Kaye
First appearance Transformers: Timelines Volume 2 #6 by Fun Publications
Information
Alternate modes Fire truck
Function Decoy
Gender Male
Motto "Subjugation am not right of all insentient beings."
Rank 1
Sub-group Convention exclusives, Stunticons, Voyagers

Toxitron was the first attempt by Doctor Scalpel and Oil Slick to protoform a warrior in an Autobot shell. The failed experiment produced a bizarre duplicate of Optimus Prime with immense strength, corrosive toxic sludge cannons, a hopelessly stunted intellect, and a penchant for driving backwards in vehicle mode. Fortunately for the Decepticons, the data from this mishap lead to the greater success with Projects Stunticon and Nemesis Prime.

Like Optimus Prime he can fire a grappling line from his wrist and he carries a jet assisted axe into battle, although he sometimes uses a plunger instead.

Fun Publications

Toxitron first appeared in the Transformers: Timelines story "The Stunti-Con Job". After the events of Transformers Animated the Stunticons set up a Stunt Convoy show in the city of Kaon and used it as cover to attempt to break Megatron out of his detention at Trypticon. Their efforts were thwarted thanks to the efforts of Cheetor, Optimus Prime and Sideswipe. The Stunticons were placed in detention with Megatron and an attempt to rescue them was made by the Decepticons Blot, Mindwipe, Oil Slick, Scalpel, Sky-Byte and Strika.[1]

Toys

  • Timelines Voyager Toxitron (2011)
A recolor of the Voyager Animated Optimus Prime toy available exclusively at BotCon 2011.
  • Shapeways Sunlink Plunger (2011)
A custom made add-on for Toxitron that looks like the plunger is he used in the Timelines comic.[2][3]
  • Battlewing Toxitron (unreleased)
At one point Fun Publications considered producing an additional Toxitron from the Battlewing Optimus Prime toy, but this idea was scrapped.


Timelines

Novels

Transformers Animated: The AllSpark Alamanac II would introduce a new version of Toxitron-apparently a Combiner-who was freed from captivity by a counterpart of Starscream named Ulchtar. Made up of the renegade Autobots known as the Combatibots, they were freed from Satellite Penitentiary by Ulchtar, who soon gave them the ability to combine in exchange for them pledging loyalty to him.

Ask Vector Prime

"Ask Vector Prime" revealed that this Toxitron was recruited by Bio Ranger Iga to serve as one of his Thirteen Great Demon Generals.

Transformers: Generations

Toxitron
Transformers character
Toxitron-generations-robot.jpg
Generations Combiner Wars Toxitron
First appearance

The Toxic Transformer by Fun Publications
Created by

Hasbro
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Decepticon
Alternate mode

Semi-truck cab
Function

Decepticon Experiment
Motto

When things look grim, I look grimmer.
Series

Transformers: Generations
Sub-group

Combiners, Voyagers, Wreckers

Toxitron is an Autobot who turns into a semi-truck cab. He forms the torso of Wreckage.

Fictional biography

Forgotten. Abandoned. Left to rot in purgatory. This will not be the legacy of TOXITRON. A brute found by SHOCKWAVE on the edge of the Sea of Rust foraging for scraps of Energon, TOXITRON was promised a better life, modifications, enhancements and surely a reputation that would last for eons. In a single word: Perfection.

However, perfection failed to live up to its promises and “failure” became the word attributed to TOXITRON's intended upgrades. Left without any of the ‘gifts’ SHOCKWAVE had predicted, TOXITRON was a living weapon. A being who constantly discharged lethal toxins and poisoned anyone around him. When not on missions, TOXITRON had to be kept in a state of Cognizant Stasis to protect his fellow comrades.

Eventually other bots came to process special abilities from SHOCKWAVE’s modifications. More and more time passed between missions until finally TOXITRON was forgotten about altogether. Becoming more and more angered by his abandonment, he vowed to take revenge on those SHOCKWAVE found to be more ‘Perfect’.

Comics

Toxitron was the main character in the 2016 Fun Publications story The Toxic Transformer. On ancient Cybertron, Spin-Out and his troops, which include Outback and Powerflash, discover Toxitron, who slaughters all the troops. At a secret Decepticon lab Vivasector and Oil Slick report to Shockwave and Knockout on the progress the progress of their experiments with Toxitron, who was designed to be part of a combiner, that went wrong. He emits a highly corrosive substance, but heals from any damage almost instantly. At the site of the construction of the Ark, Red Alert oversees security as Jetfire and Brawn deliver a component for the Ark. Toxitron, who registers with an Autobot transponder thanks to the head of Spin-Out kept in his chest, and has the same cybermetric signature as Optimus Prime, crashes the front gate. Unable to kill Toxitron, the monster precedes massacre the Autobots. At the Decepticon lab Vivasector and Oil Slick report on Toxitron's progress, where they mention that the stasis lock implant in Toxitron has corroded, but there is a backup stasis lock implant that is still working, although it takes a breem to charge. They are not worried because Toxitron is taking orders anyways. Knock Out discovers the lab's resupply ship, which arrives every three months has just docked, and warns Vivasector and Oil Slick they should have started charging the backup stasis lock implant. Knock Out immediately recalls the resupply ship for fear Toxitron will attempt to use it as an escape ship. The escape alarm sounds. Toxitron, in waking stasis lock, stares at the hanger doors, and recalls "settling accounts" with those at the lab before being locked in stasis, where he has stood for a long time. Counterpunch, Fractyl and Impactor find the lab and discover Toxitron. They decide to release Toxitron and offer to let him join their quest to destroy Thunder Mayhem. Toxitron is impressed by Impactor giving him a choice and a chance to destroy something big, and accepts.[4]

Toys

  • Generations Combiner Wars Voyager Toxitron (unreleased)
A remold and recolor of Generations Combiner Wars Voyager Motormaster. Turns from robot to semi-truck cab or becomes the torso of Wreckage.

References

  1. Marty Isenberg, Derrick J. Wyatt & Matt Youngberg (w), Marcelo Matere (p), Marcelo Matere (i), Thomas Deer & Jesse Wittenrich (col), Jesse Wittenrich (let), Pete Sinclair & Brian Savage (ed). ""The Stunt-Con Job"" Transformers: Timelines v2, 6 (Summer 2011), Fun Publications
  2. http://www.shapeways.com/model/274477/
  3. http://www.shapeways.com/product/C4B9NWWMS/sunlink-bc11-plunger-v2
  4. Luke Thompson (w). "The Toxic Transformer" Transformers Timelines (May 20th, 2016), Fun Publications

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