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The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. They were perhaps the most popular of the early Transformers toys due to their unique ability (at the time) to merge into a far larger robot—Devastator. The Transformers (G1) 1984-1987, U.S. This page is a partner page to Transformers Universes, listing the various television series that the Transformer toyline has spawned since its creation in 1984. ...

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Generation One

The Constructicons, so named for their group job of design, engineering and construction for the Decepticon forces, are particularly notable for their status as the very first combining sub-group of Transformers, able to merge their bodies and minds together to form the gigantic Devastator (Devastar in Japan, Vernichter in Germany [only in the 1994 TV dub of the movie and the G2 cartoon, the toy and the 1989 TV dub of the G1 cartoon called him "Devastator"] and Dévastateur in Canada). The individual members of the team include: This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • Scrapper, the leader of the Constructicons, is a master designer who conceives the myriad structures the Construticons assemble. Although he's genuinely modest about his work, he's prone to bragging amongst his fellow Constructicons. He transforms into a wheeled front-load shovel and forms the right leg of Devastator. As indicated by a cut line from the original script of the Constructicons' debut animated episode, Payload was originally to be named Crushernut. Payload is called Crusherscooper (which means "Sledge") in Italy.
  • Bonecrusher is a brawler by nature and specializes in demolitions work. Under this vicious personality is an underlying motive; he is a perfectionist at heart and wishes to destroy all he deems imperfect, including the Autobots. He would enjoy the extra potential for destruction as Devastator if it didn't mean sharing the same mindspace as his fellow Constructicons. He transforms into a bulldozer, and forms Devastator's left arm. Bonecrusher is called Scudo ("Shield") in Italy.
  • Scavenger is an unashamedly pathetic Decepticon. Desperate to prove his worth to his team-mates, he uses his one true gift - his shovel's ability to detect various magnetic, ionic, electrical or gas readings - to locate items of value, although invariably, all he can usually find is junk. He transforms into an excavator, and the right arm of Devastator. Originally to be named Scrounge, Scavenger was erroneously referred to by this name once in the Constructicons' debut animated series episode. Scavenger is called Braccio ("Arm") in Italy.
  • Mixmaster might have a few chips loose in his logic center, judging by the cackling with which he undertakes his role of materials fabrication. Although manic and erratic by nature, he is a genius of a chemist, able to mix chemicals in the drum of his concrete mixer alternate mode. (He has also been known to insert solid objects—such as cars—into his mixing drum in order to turn out new building materials.) He forms Devastator's left leg. Mixmaster is called Rollo (a word with no meaning)in Italy.
  • Hightower (Glark in Japan) is the team's perfectionist second-in-command, who considers himself far too elite to deal with most of the "ruffians" that call themselves Decepticons. He is excellent at performing tasks which require extreme precision (including surgical operations), but the time he takes to perfect his work and his arrogance are his weaknesses. He transforms into a crane, and forms the head and shoulders of Devastator. Hightower is called Scooper in Italy.
  • Long Haul is not fond of his role as transport, ferrying construction materials to and from on a Constructicon building site, and although he accepts its importance, he would much rather be a full-time warrior. He transforms into a dump truck and forms Devastator's lower torso. In a children's coloring book, Long Haul is once mistakenly referred to by Scrapper's early name, Gravedigger. Long Haul is called Macigno ("Boulder") in Italy.

The team's combined form of Devastator is brutality in its purest form—his sole purpose is to destroy anything and everything that gets in his way. It is ironic that the suitably intelligent Constructicons should sacrifice their thinking ability in their combined form, but simple-mindedness is a common limitation of the assorted other first-generation combining Transformers, due to the fact that Devastator's thoughts and actions are limited to what his six components can agree upon at any given time. Consequently, Devastator seems like a being of instinct, lashing out at everything around him before contemplating the consequences, but he is also slow and lumbering and very easy to trip up. It should also be said, that while his form consists of the most soldiers (6 instead of the usual comined 5) he is probably the weakest of all the decepticon combiners (bruticus knock him out of a battle with one blow). The only contradiction to Devastator's lack of a display of intelligence is in The Core, when his components' minds were temporarily controlled by the Autobots. He was able to detach the portion of himself made by Hook and complete a complex surgical procedure on Jazz (which put even Ratchet's skills to shame). When the surgery was complete, Hook returned to Devastator's combined form as if the whole operation was performed by the Autobot-controlled Devastator. Scrapper is a Decepticon robot in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... A Volvo L120E front loader. ... Bonecrusher is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... The Autobots are the protagonists in the Transformers Universe, a collection of various toys, graphic novels, paperback books, cartoons and movies first introduced in 1984. ... A Caterpillar D10N bulldozer at work A bulldozer is a very powerful crawler (caterpillar tracked tractor) equipped with a blade. ... Scavenger is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... A tracked excavator by Daewoo. ... This portable concrete/mortar mixer has wheels so it can be moved around by hand, and its rotation is powered by mains electricity. ... Hightower is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... A modern crawler type derrick crane with outriggers. ... Long Haul is the name to a single fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... A dump truck or production truck is a truck used for transporting loose material (such as sand, gravel, or dirt) for construction. ... Jazz is a fictional character Transformer who has appeared in multiple toy lines and series. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Animated series

According to the Autobot, Omega Supreme, millions of years ago, the Constructicons were the creators of the beautiful Crystal City on the Transformers' homeworld of Cybertron, which he was assigned the task of guarding. As a friend of the Constructicons, he was hurt the most when they were attacked by Megatron, who, seeking to bolster the forces of his then-small army, subjected the Constructicons to the Robo-Smasher, a device which reprogrammed their minds and turned them into Decepticons. In their first act as Megatron's troops, the Constructicons lured Omega away from Crystal City and demolished it, enraging Omega, who pursued the Constructicons across the planet. Eventually, he succeeded in capturing them and apparently restored their programming to its original state, but as the group returned to rebuild Crystal City, Omega learned that Megatron's reprogramming could never be undone—the Constructicons were still Decepticons, and more than that, Megatron had given them a new power: the ability to combine their bodies and minds into the giant known as Devastator. In the ensuing struggle with Devastator, the Robo-Smasher attacked Omega's mind. He was able to stop it before the reprogramming was complete, only to wind up losing his emotions. Filled with only hatred for the Constructicons, Omega relentlessly pursued them, until they finally fled Cybertron in a spacecraft, which Omega chased across the galaxy. Omega Supreme is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ...


In 1984, the Constructicons joined with Megatron's forces on Earth, and their first mission was an impressive one - Scrapper designed a machine to transfer the other Decepticons' powers to Megatron, and while he battled Optimus Prime, holding the attention of the Autobots, the Constructicons invaded the Ark to destroy Teletraan I. Unfortunately for them, the Ark was protected by the Dinobots, but by merging into Devastator, they became more than a match for their prehistoric foes. The return of the other Autobots and the discovery of Megatron's deception spelled the end of the battle, however, as Hound distracted Devastator with a gigantic hologram, and Optimus Prime blasted the giant at just the right spot to force the Constructicons to disengage. They and the other Decepticons were then forced into a river of lava. This article is about the year. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Teletran I Teletran I is the name of the Autobots computer on board the Ark in the series Transformers Generation One. ... The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... // The toy that was to become the Autobot Hound was originally released as part of the Japanese Diaclone series by Takara. ...


The Constructicons all managed to survive their magma bath mostly unscathed, except for Mixmaster, whose mind was apparently damaged by the experience, as he developed his manic personality and a fondness for repeating his words, which he had not displayed before. Regardless, the team was soon back at work again, performing such varied tasks as assisting in Megatron's reconstruction of New York City - which also involved turning Optimus Prime's scrapped remains into a robotic alligator - and building a device to paralyse Transformers in their vehicular modes, as well as another that could crush them. When the Autobots would interfere in their plans, Devastator would invariably be formed - something that the Autobots chose to use to their advantage when they discovered that the Constructicons were drilling to the Earth's core. Sneaking "dominator disks" onto the separate Constructicons, when they merged into Devastator, the Autobots took control of his mind and used him for their own ends until he escaped, and, surprisingly, helped stop the drill to prevent the destruction of the Earth. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Upon learning of the Autobot Grapple's solar power tower design, Scrapper and the Constructicons pretended to have defected from the Decepticons in order to help him and Hoist construct it, exposing their treachery upon its completion. Later, when the other Decepticons began to suffer from Cybertonium degeneration, the Constructions - apparently working fine, presumably as a result of their newly-built Cybertonium-free Earth bodies - took delivery of a shipment of the mineral via the Space Bridge, and as Devastator, failed to stop Spike Witwicky and Carly from getting by them and travelling to Cybertron. Grapple (Grap in Japan) is the name of a single character in the Transformers universes. ... Hoist (Treuil in Canada, Bufalo in Italy) is the name of two characters in the Transformers Universes. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ...


In 1985, when Omega Supreme learned that the Constructicons were active on Earth, he arrived on the planet and joined Optimus Prime's forces, biding his time until he could face his former friends again. That chance arose when the Constructions were discovered mining an asteroid, and Omega was dispatched to investigate. Ignoring Optimus Prime's orders, Omega Supreme engaged the Constructicons, and in the battle, split the asteroid in two, revealing that it was an egg of sorts, incubating a monstrous alien creature, which promptly attacked San Francisco while Omega, ignoring the plight of the city, continued to battle the Constructicons. Optimus Prime then entered the fray, convincing Omega that saving the city was more important than revenge, and forcing the Constructicons to retreat. Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


The building skills of the Constructicons remained in demand—other creations around this time included an army of drone Transformers created from common Earth cars; various constructs for Blitzwing, including a throne constructed from deactivated Autobots and a massive maze; and a giant ruby-powered laser cannon—but their combining powers soon became a lot less unique with the creation of several new similarly-powered Autobot and Decepticon sub-groups. (The Constructicons themselves were responsible for converting the second batch of stolen Earth cars into the Stunticons.) Devastator was even defeated in battle by the Combaticons, who Starscream specially designed with the ability to combine into Bruticus for that eventuality. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the Transformers toyline, the Stunticons are a group of Decepticons fear for their pyschotic behavior that have the capablity to do deadly stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. ... The Combaticons toy packaging art The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


In the Earth year 2005, Devastator was the Decepticons' primary weapon in the Battle of Autobot City, tearing through the defenses and walls of the city and battling the Dinobots once more. On the return trip to Cybertron, it was Bonecrusher who advocated the "survival of the fittest" policy that saw many wounded Decepticons ejected from the shuttle, among them Megatron, prompting Scrapper to vote for the Constructions as the new leaders of the Decepticons. Hook took great offense to the notion that the unpopular Soundwave would make a better leader than them, leading to a mass brawl to decide who would be Decepticon leader. Later, on Cybertron, the Constructicons were blowing trumpets during Starscream's coronation but were cut off due to Starscream's impatience. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Decepticon strike team Earthbound Autobots Commanders Megatron Ultra Magnus, Optimus Prime Strength 27 Decepticons: 6 seekers, 2 Triplechangers, 6 Constructicons, Devastator, 4 cassetticons, 3 Insecticons, Reflector (all three?), Soundwave, Megatron. ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


In the remainder of this year and throughout 2006, the Constructions maintained a smaller, but still present, role in the Decepticon army, lending their talents to the Decepticon/Quintesson alliance by constructing Trypticon out of a populated human city in only one night. Later, they built a planetary engine on an asteroid and battled on the planet Eurythma, aided in the overthrow of Paradron and took part in an attack on Japan. Although brief, the Constructicons even played a part in the battle for the Plasma Energy Chamber in 2007. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) prosecutor Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons in the fictional Transformer Generation 1 cartoon continuum are cybernetic beings that are responsible for creating the Transformers. ... Trypticon (Dinozaurer in Japan) is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Plasma Energy Chamber features in the fictional Transformers: Generation One universe. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


The Constructicons' voices were performed by Michael Bell (Scrapper), Neil Ross (Hook, Bonecrusher), Gregg Berger (Long Haul), Frank Welker (Mixmaster), Don Messick (Scavenger) and Arthur Burghardt (Devastator). The individual Constructicons are six of only nine characters to have appeared in all four seasons of the Transformers animated series (the others being Optimus Prime, Bumblebee/Goldbug, and Spike Witwicky), and they would continue to make brief, token appearances throughout the Japanese-exclusive Transformers: Headmasters series. Later, in the single episode of 1990's Japanese Transformers: Zone series, Devastator was among the nine Decepticon Generals assembled by the villainous Violenjiger. Alas, the veteran Decepticon met his end in this series, entombed for eternity beneath the earth by a river of magma unleashed by Dai Atlas. Michael Bell (left, with Richard Beymer) in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode The Homecoming. Michael Patrick Bell is an actor and voice over artist, born April 10, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. ... Neil Ross (born December 31, 1944) (sometimes credited as Neilson Ross) is a British voice actor and announcer, now resident and working in Los Angeles, in the United States. ... Gregg Berger is a voice actor who is known for his roles in both TV and video games. ... Franklin W. Welker (born February 16, 1945) is an American voice actor. ... Autographed photo of Don Messick. ... Arthur Burghardt (born 1947) is an American actor best known for portraying Dr. Jack Scott on the soap opera One Life to Live. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... Dai Atlas is the leader of the Autobots (Cybertrons in Japan) in the series Transformers: Zone, which was cancelled after one episode. ...


One of the most frequent animation errors concerning Devastator is that at some points he has a visor covering his eyes: at others the eyes themselves are visible. This was due to his full-figure profile on the animation model sheet being drawn with eyes, while the close-up head profile showed the visor. Another inconsistency involves the color of Mixmaster's mixing drum, usually seen in purple on Devastator. This is due to toy models (as seen in the 1985 Transformers product catalog) showing the drum as green on vehicular-mode Mixmaster, but in a soft gray (unique only to this unreleased version of Mixmaster) on a combined Devastator.


Conflicting origins & Load Hauler

The original Transformers animated series is infamous for its slip-ups regarding the Constructicons, presenting at least three apparently-contradictory stories that give different origins for the group. In their debut episode, the Season One finale, Heavy Metal War, Megatron professes that the Constructicons were built on Earth. Yet, in the Season Two episode, The Secret of Omega Supreme, the secret history of the eponymous character and the Constructicons comes out, which reveals their past on Cybertron together, where the Constructicons were formerly not Decepticons and were turned to evil by Megatron. Scrapper also makes a comment in The Master Builders that he admired the buildings of the Autobot Grapple on Cybertron, indicating a past there. Grapple (Grap in Japan) is the name of a single character in the Transformers universes. ...


Interestingly, the official bible to the series originally describes the Constructicons as having "no explained origin." Presumably, this encouraged David Wise, the writer of The Secret of Omega Supreme, to give the characters an explained origin, unaware that it conflicted with the one-line reference to their being built on Earth from Heavy Metal War. Nevertheless, it is not impossible to reconcile these two stories, if one simply assumes that when Megatron said the Constructicons were "built," he was referring to their new Earth bodies after their arrival from Cybertron (ironically, The Secret of Omega Supreme neglected to give the Constructicons redesigned Cybertronian modes, making it appear as if they always turned into Earthly construction vehicles). That said, one would have to assume that the Constructicons did not have their existing bodies modified, but had entirely new structures created, due to their ability to function and even form Devastator when the other Transformers on Earth were suffering from Cybertonium degeneration in Desertion of the Dinobots.


The third contradiction emerges in the third season, with the episode Five Faces of Darkness, Part Four, in which Rodimus Prime witnesses Megatron's creation in a flashback, and the animation shows the Constructicons surrounding him, implying that they were responsible for building him, which contradicts The Secret of Omega Supreme's claim that they were not originally Decepticons. There are two ways of rationalising this: Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ...

  1. Load Hauler
    The Constructicons were not evil when they constructed Megatron. Megatron was either accidentally created evil or later became evil. He then later corrupted the Constructicons, as depicted in The Secret of Omega Supreme. And then later, he rebuilt them on earth.
  2. The scene is a mistake. Five Faces of Darkness is notorious for its flawed animation, and it is entirely probable that these characters were not intended to be the actual Constructicons, but rather either characters who resembled them, or generic robots (that could have been referenced to as some sort of creator or constructor) that the animators simply used the Constructicons' model sheets to fill the roles of. In strong indication of this is the fact that there are eight Constructicons displayed, rather than six.

The presence of a larger than usual number of Constructicons in the Five Faces of Darkness scene was referenced somewhat by the release of Load Hauler, a Constructicon-colored repaint of the Autobot, Grapple, released exclusively by online retailer E-Hobby in 2003. His biography presents him to have once been a member of the Constructicons, before they were Decepticons, who joined up with the Autobots after Megatron co-opted his team-mates with the Robo-Smasher, and accompanied Optimus Prime's crew aboard the Ark. This in itself is a reference to the anomalous character of Hauler, an Autobot clearly based on the Grapple toy who features in the first animated series episode, but never appears again. Orange in his animated appearance, Load Hauler's bio explains this color discrepancy by presenting Load Hauler as a "highly capricious self-expressionist," who frequently changes his coloration. Image File history File links Loadhauler. ... Image File history File links Loadhauler. ... Grapple (Grap in Japan) is the name of a single character in the Transformers universes. ...


Marvel Comics

The origins of the Constructions in Marvel Comics' Transformers series was not nearly so complicated. Seeking to bolster the size of his forces on Earth in 1985, Decepticon Commander Shockwave arranged for the construction of six new Decepticon bodies, which were then infused with life by the power of the Creation Matrix, tapped from the head of the imprisoned Optimus Prime. Thus, the Constructicons were born, and were immediately put to work building a massive radio transmission dish that Soundwave used to beam a message to Cybertron. When the Autobots attempted to interfere, the Constructicons revealed their hidden power and merged into Devastator to fight them off, allowing the message to successfully go through. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ...


The Autobots, intrigued by Devastator's unique combining power, attempting to replicate it with the construction of Omega Supreme. But as Omega was composed of only three (non-sentient) components, unlike the six Constructicons that made up Devastator, the Autobots conducted a raid on the Decepticon base, luring out Devastator so that they could gather data on him. This allowed them to accomplish the construction of the new combiner team, the Aerialbots, capable of forming Superion, whom Devastator battled during the Transformers' adventure alongside G.I. Joe. The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into aeroplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ... 1960s Action Soldier Adventure Team circa 1973 G.I. Joe is a line of military-themed action figures produced by the toy company Hasbro. ...


Although the United Kingdom's exclusive Transformers comic series shone the spotlight on the Constructicons when they were charged with hunting down Buster Witwicky, and again when the time-travelling Galvatron co-opted their services to build a gigantic laser cannon, the team's special talents were not required in the US title again until they and the Predacons stole large amounts of rocket fuel and raw materials, with which the Constructicons rebuilt the Decepticons' mobile island headquarters as a spaceship. With the entire Earth-based Decepticon army aboard the ship, under the command of Ratbat, they attacked an Autobot congregation on the moon, and while the battle raged, the Constructicons penetrated the Ark and recovered the deactivated bodies of several Decepticons defeated in an earlier clash with Omega Supreme. The Witwicky Family are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universe, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ...


Although the Constructicons did not appear again in the US Transformers title, they were not among the Transformers deactivated by the Underbase-empowered Starscream, and briefly appeared as part of the Autobot-Decepticon Alliance, both in group shots and as part of their last stand against Jhiaxus' forces. In the alternate future universe of 2008 featured in the UK Transformers comic, Mixmaster was briefly indicated to have ascended to leadership of the Constructicons. The Underbase was a fictional object in the Marvel Transformers comics. ... Jhiaxus (pronounced gee-axe-us) was a fictional character in the Marvel Comicss Transformers: Generation 2 comic. ...


Action Master Devastator & the New Constructicons

In 1990, the final year of the Transformers toyline in the US, an Action Master figure of Devastator was released, with a transforming partner named Scorpulator. Two years later, in 1992, the Constructicons' toys were re-released (exclusive to Europe), now in a yellow, purple and grey color scheme, with no individual names for the individual toys and lacking the additional pieces that allowed their original releases to combine into Devastator. A story published in issue 264 of the UK's Transformers comic is often cited as an attempt to explain both releases, but since the "new" Constructicons wouldn't be released for another two years, the only toy the story could actually be based upon would be the Action Master version of Devastator. In the story, it was revealed that that the Constructicons had lost the ability to combine and were attempting to rebuild Devastator as a singular, separate entity. The Autobots Ironhide and Bumblebee arrived on the island to investigate, and Ironhide was able to bypass the security grid and plant explosives to destroy the site, and Devastator with it. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Action Master was a sub-line of the Transformers toy line. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Ironhide is the name of five different characters in the Transformers universes. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


Fun Publications

Based on the Transformers Classics toy line, the Timelines 2007 story is set 15 years after the end of the Marvel Comics story (ignoring all events of the Marvel UK and Transformers: Generation 2 comics). Megatron survived the crash of the Ark on Earth, reformatted himself into a new form and now leads Ramjet, Skywarp, Soundwave, Starscream and the Constructicons. Optimus Prime has also returned to Earth commanding Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Grimlock, Jetfire, Mirage and Rodimus (formerly Hot Rod). When the Cybertronians Skyfall and Landquake arrive on Earth unexpectedly Megatron attempts to destroy them, but Optimus Prime and his Autobots are able to drive Megatron away. Transformers Classics are a line of Transformers toys that are based on and resemble the first generation characters and figures introduced in the 1980s. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Ramjet is the name of four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... Cliffjumper is the name of several characters from the Transformers line of toys. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... G1 Mirage toy packaging art Mirage is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character in the Transformer Universe introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ... Skyfall is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Landquake is the name to two different characters in the Transformers Universes, however one is portayed as an upgrade to Energon Landmine by some sources, where other sources describe him as Landmines brother. ...


Dreamwave Productions

In Dreamwave Productions's 21st Century re-imagining of the Generation One universe, it was revealed gradually that the Constructicons were responsible for pioneering the Combining process through a series of experiments on themselves, thus creating Devastator. The plans to Devastator's combining process were eventually stolen by the Autobots and refined, resulting in Superion as a counter. This in turn led to more Special Teams being built by both sides. Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... Technology used by the transformers is either invented by the intelligent robots themselves, or borrowed from other cultures (such as Nucleon). ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into aeroplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ...


In the initial Transformers: The War Within series, the Constructicons were responsible for activating Cybertron's planetary engines, under the command of Megatron eight million years ago. When Megatron disappeared into the depths of the planet fighting Optimus Prime, Starscream temporarily took command and had Scrapper prepare a process for the resurfacing of Cybertron, which would transform it into a mobile war-world. Scrapper cautioned against such an action, but Starscream ignored him, and prevented him from stopping it when the process was underway. 1.5 million years later, when Megatron and Optimus Prime were thought to have died in an early test of the Space Bridge transport system, and the Autobots and Decepticons splintered into several smaller factions, the Constructicons broke the treaty that had downgraded the combining teams to non-combat status by siding with Ratbat's Ultracons and battling Defensor. The various War Within series showed that the Constructicons' alternate modes were the Cybertronian variants of their Earth designs. A space elevator would consist of a cable attached to the surface and reaching outwards into space. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... The Ultracons are a subfaction of Decepticon Transformers commanded by Ratbat in the Dreamwave comics. ... The Protectobots are an emergency, search and rescue team of five Autobots in the Transformers toyline. ...


It is apparent that the Constructicons were not aboard the Ark when it crashed on Earth four million years ago, but they did eventually find their way to Earth and joined Megatron's forces there after they awoke in 1984. All the Transformers were rendered inactive in the explosion of the Ark II in 1999, but when they reactivated in 2001, Devastator was the main weapon in Megatron's attack on San Francisco. Rampaging through the city, he battled and defeated Superion, but was defeated by Optimus Prime through a point-blank blast to the face, which toppled the giant. His remains were recovered by the Earth Defense Command, and dissected and studied in their underground base. The ultimate fate of Devastator was not revealed, however, as a result of Dreamwave's closure. This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Superion is a fierce, frightful fighting machine. ...


iBooks Trilogy

The Constructicons also featured prominently in the iBooks trilogy set in the Dreamwave universe. Siding with Starscream after Megatron's disappearance, Devastator acted as Starscream's muscle, destroying Sideswipe at one point, and helping his new leader to take over Las Vegas. When Megatron returned, Devastator helped Starscream to force him into submission, but subsequent battles against the Keepers, a powerful race of aliens responsible for Megatron's disappearance, left the Constructicons unable to separate from their combined form. Eventually Devastator was taken out for good when Megatron's reprogrammed Omega Sentinel, turned good by exposure to the Matrix, sacrificed both itself and Devastator to close the Keepers' warp gate. Later, Devastator's body was found floating in space by the humans—setting up the events seen in Dreamwave's Generation One ongoing series. Sideswipe (Lambor in Japan, Frérot in France, Freccia in Italy) is the name of three different characters in the Transformers Universes. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Omega Supreme is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ...


Devil's Due Publishing

The Constructicons would also put in an appearance in the pages of Devil's Due Publishing's G.I Joe vs the Transformers crossover. They were seen as part of the force of Transformers under the control of the terrorist organization Cobra and were used for labor on the Cobra Island base. However, when they broke free they began to manufacture energon cubes for Megatron. When the Autobots and G.I Joe attacked the Constructicons merged to form Devastator and killed Hound. He was then mobbed and taken down by Wheeljack, Bumblebee and various members of G.I Joe. Unlike many of the other Transformers, the Constructicons were not reformatted into Cobra vehicles. Devils Due Publishing company logo. ... Cobra Command redirects here. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... // The toy that was to become the Autobot Hound was originally released as part of the Japanese Diaclone series by Takara. ... Wheeljack is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


IDW Publishing

After Dreamwave's bankruptcy, IDW Publishing was awarded the Transformers comic book license. In their rebooted Generation One universe, the Constructicons would first be seen in The Transformers: Megatron: Origin prequel miniseries. Set long before the Transformers arrived on earth, they possess Cybertronian modes very similar to the designs used in the War Within series. The Constructicons are tasked with building the gladiatorial stadiums in which Megatron and others battle. It's unknown at this time if they can combine into Devastator, but the series is ongoing. Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ...


Transformers: Generation 2

When the Transformers: Generation 2 toy line began a few years later, the Constructicons were again released in a yellow and purple color scheme, this time all over the world, and including the combining pieces (although for their sparing appearances in Marvel's Generation 2 comic, they retained their original green and purple appearances). Rare orange and purple variants were also released and sold in Walgreen's stores. While these Constructicons were included with elements allowing them to form Devastator, various connection points and launchers were sealed and made inactive (such as the missile launcher found in the rear of Mixmaster's drum and the purple boxes that made up Devastator's lower arms). Such changes made their transformations more difficult than their bright green predecessors. (This is probably due to Hasbro using the modified British Constructicon tooling for the Generation 2 variants.)


Despite Generation 2's usage of the yellow and orange Constructicons, a pair of "Construction Green" Decepticons were released in 1995. These two were called Auto-Rollers. (Autobot military vehicles named after Optimus Prime and Hound were planned, but never released.) The Auto-Rollers (which transformed by rolling forward into robot mode, and reversely into vehicle mode -- once a safety switch was released) were named Roadblock and Dirtbag, and due to their forms as green construction vehicles (Roadblock a dump truck; Dirtbag a scoop loader), both were considered by fans to be "honorary Constructicons".


Transformers: Robots in Disguise

The 2001 series, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, featured the Build Team (Build Masters)—four Autobot construction vehicles that could combine to form Landfill (Build King). Their toys would later be recolored as the G1 Constructicons (see below).


Transformers: Armada

Though technically not classified as a Constructicon, the Constructicons would be reborn in Transformers Armada in the form of Scavenger (Devastor, in Japan - the Japanese name of Devastator). In addition to being named after one of the G1 Constructicons, he sported their familiar green and blue color scheme. The most striking difference between Scavenger and his G1 counterpart was the fact that he was an Autobot.


This was not initially apparent, however, as Scavenger made his first appearance in the show as a bounty hunter, offering his services to Megatron. He confronted Hot Shot in a battle after the young warrior had acquired the Star Saber. It seemed that Scavenger was a dangerous rogue who was in alliance with the Decepticons, but this was called into question when he later saved Hot Shot from being destroyed by the Decepticons. The truth was finally revealed, and it turned out that Scavenger was, in fact, actually spying on the Decepticons. Megatron is a fictional character and the leader of the evil Decepticons in the universe of the Transformers Unicron Trilogy, comprising Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron. ... Hot Shot is the name of two characters in the Transformers toyline and universes. ... Star Saber is the name of a fictional character and also a legendary weapon in the Transformers toyline. ...


Scavenger was known for his harsh personality, which was contrasted by his tendency to sleep when off-duty. He trained the Armada incarnation of Optimus Prime, as well as Blurr and (over the course of the series), Hot Shot. Scavenger transformed into a bulldozer, and his Mini-Con partner was named Rollbar.In a flashback, Scavenger is seen fighting alongside Optimus Prime, wielding G1 Devastator's solar energy rifle. (Optimus is using his familiar Generation 1 rifle also.) The Optimus Prime of the fictional Unicron Trilogy, consisting of Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron is the leader of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist of the trilogy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rollbar is the name given to three fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ...


He did not re-appear in Transformers Energon. However, he was recolored as Treadbolt, another character in that line. (In the Energon comic—a continuation of Armada's series—Treadbolt was illustrated and addressed as a version of Scavenger, repainted/upgraded during the 10-year story gap.)


Bonecrusher appeared in the series as well, but this character is different from his G1 counterpart, as he is a Mini-Con and transforms into a gold battle truck. Mini-Cons are a human-sized race and faction of power-enhancing transforming robots in the Transformers: Armada universe and its sequels, one of the assorted universes in Transformers fiction. ...


Transformers: Energon

In Transformers: Energon, a combining team of five robots similar to the Constructicons exists, who form the giant robot known as Constructicon Maximus (Buildron in Japan). The animated series does not refer to any of the components by name - in it, only the central body is intelligent, and the limbs are drones. The five robots transform only from vehicle mode into combined mode, never into their individual robot forms (apart from one out-of-continuity episode). The team consists of:

  • Steamhammer (Scavenger in Japan), the leader of the team who forms the central body of Constructicon Maximus. His toy's bio presents him as dark and stoic, with a primary function in communication and espionage, a job that he performs well due to his ability to jam transmissions and his talent for breaking codes. Although he is a powerful warrior who can literally flatten his enemies in his excavator alternate mode, he actually prefers to avoid getting involved in combat. Steamhammer's toy bio is ignored for the animated series.
  • Bonecrusher - Scoop Loader
  • Duststorm (Glark in Japan, the Japanese name for Hook) - Crane
  • Sledge (Scrapper in Japan) - Scoop Loader
  • Wideload (Long Haul in Japan) - Crane
  • Divebomb (Mixmaster in Japan) - Crawling Excavator

Bonecrusher is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Wideload is the name of three different fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ...

Animated series

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 Maximus immediately swore fealty to Galvatron as the one who had awoken them. However, their "brother," Superion Maximus, refused, recognising Galvatron's evil and siding with the Autobots. // Armada and Energon Origins The presence of a sentient energy core named Primus at the heart of Cybertron in the Armada/Energon universe suggests its history is some variation of the Primus/Unicron legend. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... Megatron is a fictional character and the leader of the evil Decepticons in the universe of the Transformers Unicron Trilogy, comprising Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Combaticons toy packaging art The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into aeroplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ...


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. Donald Don Brown is one of the many Canadian voice talents operating out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Toys

Constructicon Maximus

The name "Steamhammer" was later recycled as the name of a Mini-Con in Transformers Cybertron. Also, another homage to the original Constructicons was seen when Demolishor was reformatted into a new form by Megatron. His new alternate mode was that of a massive dump truck colored bright green in the style of the original Constructicons. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (477x640, 71 KB)Photo from www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (477x640, 71 KB)Photo from www. ... Transformers: Cybertron (Transformers: Galaxy Force in Japan) was the 2005-2006 Transformers toyline and animated series, another co-production between Hasbro and Takara. ... Demolishor is a fictional character, a Decepticon in the Transformers: Armada and Transformers: Energon series. ...


The molds of Constructicon Maximus have been reissued as a Wal-Mart Exclusive gift set sometime late 2006/2007 under the Classics Line. The combined form is be named Constructicon Devastator for trademark reasons, and the individual names are Duststorm, Wideload, Bonecrusher, Sledge, Divebomb and Steamhammer. It will be in a bright green and blue deco similar to the original G1 Constructicons.
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Transformers: Universe

Transformers: Universe Scavenger

In 1992, a combining Autobot Transformer named SixBuilder was released exclusively in Japan, comprised of six Autobot Micromasters, who, by coincidence or design, shared alternate modes with the six original Constructicons. When this figure was reissued in 2003, a chase Destron (Decepticon) variant was available in a green and purple color scheme intended to evoke the Constructicons. Eventually, the individual components were released in the USA in 2004 as part of the multi-universe-spanning Transformers: Universe toy line, exclusively available from KB Toys stores, with improved paint applications to even closer match the original Constructicons' colors. Image File history File links Scavenger-universe. ... Image File history File links Scavenger-universe. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Micromasters is a Transformers subline composed of small figures that came packaged in groups and with bases that interacted with the figures. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Released under the group name of the Constructicons once again, the team's combined form was named Constructicon Devastator, and its members included:

  • Buckethead (payloader, formerly Gran Arm in Japan)
  • Quickmix (concrete mixer, formerly Mixing)
  • Hightower (truck crane, formerly Iron Lift)
  • Scavenger (steam shovel, formerly Digger)
  • Bonecrusher (bulldozer, formerly Crush-Bull)
  • Long Haul (dump truck, formerly Treader)

In Europe, the Micromaster Constructicons were released in Energon rather than in Universe packaging. Quickmix is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Hightower is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Scavenger is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Bonecrusher is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Long Haul is the name to a single fictional character in the Transformers universes. ...


As Hasbro had lost the rights to the names Scrapper, Mixmaster and Hook, the above substitutions were applied, respectively. While "Buckethead" is a new Transformers name, "Quickmix" was the name of a 1988 Autobot concrete mixer, and "Hightower" the name of a 2001 Autobot crane. The individual pieces required to combine the figures together (fists, feet, chestpiece, etc) can be linked together to form a jet that the figures can pilot. Hook is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


In addition, a redeco of the Build Team, a quartet of construction vehicles from the Transformers: Robots in Disguise series, was released in 2006 in the form of two Target exclusive two-packs, namely Bonecrusher/Scavenger and Long Haul/Hightower. These four also have the ability to combine into Devastator (just as the Build Team could combine into Landfill), and the change of "Hook" to "Hightower" is consistent with this release as well.


With this set, Wedge, Heavy Load, Grimlock, and Hightower become Bonecrusher, Long Haul, Scavenger, and Hightower.


2007 film

In the film, Devastator appears as a separate character that transforms into a heavily-modified M1 Abrams tank. This character was listed as being renamed Brawl; however, in the final movie, the Decepticon clearly identifies himself as Devastator, although the character is credited as Brawl in the end credits and merchandise. According to writer Roberto Orci and Hasbro's Transformers team, this is an error and that he is supposed to be named Brawl. However when queried, director Michael Bay has stated that he has always preferred Devastator, and that it is not a mistake.[citation needed] To date this controversy has not been resolved. For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... The M1 Abrams main battle tank is the principal combat tank of the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps, with three main versions being deployed starting in 1980: the M1, M1A1, and M1A2. ... Brawl is the name given to several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Roberto Orci wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film The Island. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. ...


In the film, Devastator first appears driving in a remote area, rallying with the other Decepticons to Starscream's call. Later, he joins in the battle in Mission City where he engages in battle against Jazz, Ratchet, Ironhide, and a number of human soldiers. During the initial battle, he is dismembered by the Autobots, but reforms, continuing to fight against the humans until a damaged Bumblebee kills him with several shots to the chest, destroying his spark. Jazz is a fictional character Transformer who has appeared in multiple toy lines and series. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Ironhide is the name of five different characters in the Transformers universes. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ...


Bonecrusher appears in the film as a Buffalo military vehicle. His most prominent role in the film is during the highway chase, where he is killed by Optimus Prime. Buffalo mine-protected vehicle Buffalo mine-protected vehicle and GI Buffalo showing remote manipulator arm. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ...


Titan Magazines

Firmly named as Devastator, he appeared in #2 of Titan Magazines's UK Transformers comic. Refered to as "Megatron's pet weapon of mass destruction", a term he's proud of, he is a highly powerful and thuggish soldier, being thrown at the Autobot's to keep them off Megatron's back. Under Megatron's orders, he used a foldspace warhead at close range to warp the Autobot's across space - when it was pointed out he'd be taken out too, he went "Eh. So?". This article is about minor Transformers comic books. ...


Sequel

The film's producer, Tom DeSanto, states the possibility of adding the Constructicons in a sequel [1], though it is doubtful that Bonecrusher will actually be featured as one of them. Tom DeSanto (born in Edison, New Jersey, 1968) is an American film producer and screenwriter. ...


Transformers: The Game

Scrapper and Mixmaster names returned again for 2 transformable battle droids. Scrapper becomes a forklift and Mixmaster remains a cement mixer truck. All this because of the results from the poll for name the Transformers from official game website.


Other media

Devastator appears in the Robot Chicken episode, "Dragon Nuts." He is one of the robots who falls ill and is kicked far by Optimus Prime. Robot Chicken is an American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoop!d Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in Britain as part of Bravos Adult Swim line-up... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ...


External links

  • Constructicons variations
  • Constructicons ToyBin Gallery

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The Constructicons (known as the Buildrons in Japan and the Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe.
As a friend of the Constructicons, he was hurt the most when they were attacked by Megatron, who, seeking to bolster the forces of his then-small army, subjected the Constructicons to the Robo-Smasher, a device which reprogrammed their minds and turned them into Decepticons.
The Constructicons all managed to survive their magma bath mostly unscathed, except for Mixmaster, whose mind was apparently damaged by the experience, as he developed his manic personality and a fondness for repeating his words, which he had not displayed before.
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