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The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. The group is made up of several robots, who each transform into likenesses of dinosaurs. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Various Transformers toys. ... Orders & Suborders Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Theropoda Ornithischia Thyreophora Ornithopoda Marginocephalia Dinosaurs were vertebrate animals that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for over 160 million years, first appearing approximately 230 million years ago. ...

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Transformers: Generation One

The Dinobots are a group of five Transformers, part of the Autobot faction. Their exact origins and abilities vary from one version of Transformers to the next, but they are always exceptionally powerful Autobots, able to sustain heavy abuse and wield heavy firepower against their foes. In all media, they are depicted as being fiercely independent and liable to break away from the main group of Autobots when the mood takes them. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Due to their unique alternative modes, their memorable personalities and their fighting prowess, they are fan favorites in their cartoon, comic book and toy incarnations. Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Species T. rex (type) Osborn, 1905 Synonyms Manospondylus Cope, 1892 Dynamosaurus Osborn, 1905  ?Nanotyrannus Bakker, Williams & Currie, 1988 Stygivenator Olshevsky, 1995 Dinotyrannus Olshevsky, 1995 Tyrannosaurus (pronounced IPA: , meaning tyrant lizard) is a genus of theropod dinosaur. ... Slag (Scories in Canada, Tricex in Italy) is the Triceratops Dinobot. ... Species (type) Marsh, 1890 Triceratops (IPA: ) was a herbivorous genus of ceratopsid dinosaur that lived during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period, around 68 to 65 million years ago (mya) in what is now North America. ... Sludge (Terro in Canada, Bronto in Italy) is the name of several characters in the Transformer toy line and fictional series. ... Binomial name (Marsh, 1879) vide Riggs, 1903 Synonyms Brontosaurus excelsus Marsh, 1879c Brontosaurus (pronounced ), meaning thunder lizard (from the Greek brontÄ“/βροντη meaning thunder and sauros/σαυρος meaning lizard), is a deprecated genus of sauropod dinosaurs. ... Snarl is the name of five different fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Species Marsh, 1877 (type) Marsh, 1887 Gilmore, 1914 Stegosaurus (IPA: ) is a genus of stegosaurid armoured dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian to Early Tithonian) in what is now western North America. ... // Generation One Generation One Swoop box art. ... Species (type) Pteranodon (from Greek πτερ- wing and αν-οδων toothless), from the Late Cretaceous (santonian-campanian, 85-82 million years ago) of North America (Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota) was one of the largest pterosaur genera, with a wingspan of up to 9 m (30 feet). ...


Animated Series

The creation of the Dinobots was almost happenstance. One particular day at Autobot Headquarters, the Autobots detected unusual seismic activity from within the walls of the cave. Ironhide investigated the disturbance and found the fossilized bones of dinosaurs. After researching more Dinosaurs, Wheeljack made the suggestion that, because of their brute force and power, dinosaurs working for the Autobots would shake up the Decepticons. Ratchet agreed, suggesting robotic forms and Optimus Prime authorized the project. Look up Happenstance in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ironhide is the name of five different characters in the Transformers universes. ... Wheeljack is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Optimus Prime (Optimus or Prime for short) is the fictitious commander of the main protagonist group in the Transformers universes known as the Autobots . ...


Shortly after the Dinobots were created and unveiled, but during the presentation, the Dinobots went awry due to their lack of intelligence. They began to ransack Autobot Headquarters, inflicting major damage to Teletraan I. Wheeljack managed to subdue the Dinobots with his shoulder-mounted magnetic inducer. The Dinobots were deactivated and stored in the cavern where they were constructed. Later, when many of the Autobots were in peril, the Dinobots were given cerebral upgrades increasing their intelligence to where they possessed broken language. The upgrade allowed them to follow instructions and be sent into combat. Teletraan I is the name of the Autobots computer on board the Ark. ...


The Dinobots performed admirably in combat, saving the Autobots, forcing the Decepticons into retreat, and earning a permanent place in the Autobot ranks. They proved very useful when Megatron brought Cybertron into Earth's orbit through the Decepticon Space Bridge. Dismayed by his losses to the Dinobots, Megatron discovered and briefly exploited weaknesses that turned the Dinobots against the Autobots. To counter this, two new Dinobots were created - Snarl and Swoop. Grimlock reconsidered his betrayal after being saved by Optimus Prime from an exploding meteorite. This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... 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 does not cite any references or sources. ...


They are often brought in to face the largest threats. They have tangled with Devastator numerous times, defeated or stalemated Megatron (Grimlock was often able to battle him on his own), and even survived an assault against Unicron. The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Marvel Comics

In the comic version, the Dinobots are quite different from their cartoon equivalents. They were not created on Earth, but are in fact Cybertronian Autobots. The Dinobots are something like an Autobot elite special ops team, under Grimlock’s direct command. It is made quite clear that the Dinobots’ first loyalty is to each other over their fellow Autobots. This is demonstrated in several instances. When Grimlock leaves the Autobots in protest over Optimus Prime’s leadership style, the Dinobot team follows their leader and leaves the Autobots behind. Unlike their comic relief equivalents of the cartoon, the comics’ Dinobots are more intelligent and cunning. Grimlock is a high-ranking member of the Autobot army, sometimes depicted as Optimus Prime’s second-in-command, and he took leadership of the Autobots after both of Optimus Prime’s deaths. Another difference was that while all the cartoon Dinobots spoke in the third person (i.e. "Me, Grimlock!"), in the Marvel version only Grimlock spoke like this. 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. ... For other uses, see Special forces (disambiguation). ... Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ...


During the series, not much is said about the Dinobots’ time on Cybertron. Most of what is learned comes as hints or references in dialogues. We learn Swoop has a grudge against the Decepticon Divebomb, caused by a number of defeats the Dinobot suffered to the Decepticon in fights over the name 'Divebomb', Swoop's original moniker. We also learn Grimlock and the Dinobots were as powerful and rebellious on Cybertron as they are on Earth, going so far as launching successful raids against the Decepticon forces without the knowledge of the Autobot leaders. In one such raid, the Dinobots stole a number of Decepticon spaceships, and hid them away so well they were still intact when the Autobots returned to Cybertron 5 million years later. Divebomb is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ...


The Dinobots were aboard the Ark with the other Autobots when they originally crashed on Earth. However, soon after the crash, Shockwave landed on Earth in search of the Ark, and the ship’s computer (A.U.N.T.I.E.) reactivated the Dinobots to fight him. Shockwave landed in the Savage Land, Marvel Comics’ fictional dinosaur-inhabited region of Antarctica. Consequently, the ship picked dinosaur shapes for the Dinobots, to blend in with the native life-forms of that region. Shockwave outmaneuvered and defeated them, but a last strike saw all the combatants buried in a tar pit. Much later, they were reactivated by Ratchet, who had struck a deal with Megatron to overthrow him. Knowing Megatron was sure to betray him, Ratchet set the Dinobots on Megatron instead - and watched helplessly as he defeated them in seconds. Ratchet managed to send Megatron plummeting off a cliff. Ratchet led the Dinobots back to the Ark, but they quickly left in protest over Prime's "soft" leadership style. The Savage Land is a hidden prehistoric land within the fictional Marvel Comics Universe. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ...


This would be all the US comics would see of the Dinobots for some time, but across the Atlantic the Marvel UK creative team and writer Simon Furman would use them heavily to fill the gaps between monthly US comics as opposed to their own weekly schedule. Here, Ratchet led the Dinobots back to the Ark, only to encounter a deranged Guardian robot. Working together, they beat him, only to lose Swoop in the process, prompting the Dinobots to walk out. Swoop soon returned, being mind-controlled by Professor Morris, an employee of a company opposed to the Autobots. It was discovered that Prime had been Swoop's commanding officer on Cybertron, and his hatred of Prime's orders allowed him to break free of the control. By this point the other Dinobots had gone feral, forcing the other Autobots to hunt them down - unaware that they were being taken advantage of by Soundwave, who used it as a distraction to gather Energon without interference. It was at this point that the Dinobots walked out in the US strips, and they had a number of solo adventures, with Sludge becoming infatuated with a female reporter. They attempted to discover the truth behind the Robot Master scam - only to run into Megatron, Soundwave and the Constructicons, who wanted it kept a secret. They were saved by the arrival of Centurion (in reality a robot controlled by Swoop's old foe Professor Morris), although the evidence implicating the Decepticons was still destroyed. Centurion then linked up with the Dinobots - only to be destroyed in short order by the newly arrived time traveler Galvatron. The Dinobots attacked him in revenge, but were overpowered and would have been destroyed if not for the intervention of Shockwave's Decepticons, who viewed Galvatron as just as great a threat. Simon Furman is a comic book writer, particularly associated with of a number of notable Transformers comics for Marvel UK, Marvel US, Dreamwave, and most recently, IDW. He also wrote the final episode of the Beast Wars: Transformers cartoon, the Transformers Ultimate Fan Guide, and several convention exclusive comics and... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ...


At this point in the US comics Optimus Prime had recently been killed, and Grimlock returned to the Ark to take command. He was rejected, and elected to take the other Dinobots to forcibly assume command. However, the Autobots were attacked by Trypticon, who decimated them with ease. During this, Grimlock encountered a human who wasn't scared of him - a rarity, as he had thought they were all cowards - and when that human was threatened by Trypticon, he attacked the giant to save her life. The other Dinobots attacked as well, and Trypticon was called back to Cybertron by Ratbat. Grimlock was accepted as leader, having displayed numerous leadership traits in battling Trypticon, with the other Dinobots acting as his enforcers. Grimlock became increasingly tyrannical after this, and this culminated in a duel between him and Blaster. After Prime's return as a Powermaster, the Dinobots once again served under him - only to all be deactivated by the Underbase powered Starscream. Trypticon (Dinozaurer in Japan) is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ... Blaster (Broadcast in Japan, Tempo in France, Radiorobot in Italy) is the communications center of the Autobots in the Transformers television and comic series based on the popular toy line produced by Takara and Hasbro. ... Powermasters were a sub-group within the Transformers toyline in 1988. ... The Underbase was a fictional object in the Marvel Transformers comics. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Grimlock was later resurrected as a Classic Pretender, and became increasingly obsessed with bringing his fellow Dinobots back to life. He walked out on Prime (again) and went on a quest that ended with his discovering Nucleon. He used it to resurrect his companions and many other Autobots, and fought against the coming of Unicron. However, the Nucleon had side-effects, as Grimlock discovered when he found he was no longer able to transform. When the Decepticons marooned them on Cybertron, the Dinobots revealed that they had a number of stolen Decepticon cruisers to take them off planet. However, in pursuit of the Decepticons, Grimlock's lack of tactical planning led the Autobots right into an ambush, and Sludge, Snarl and Swoop were killed along with most of the other Autobots. However, just as they were about to be wiped out by Bludgeon, a resurrected Optimus Prime arrived with the Last Autobot, who resurrected all the Autobot casualties, including the Dinobots. The Pretenders are a sub-group within the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1988, capable of disguising their robotic forms through the use of synthetic organic outer shells. ... Nucleon is a power source in the fictional Transformers universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Last Autobot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Earthforce

In a breakaway storyline begun by Marvel UK, Grimlock was appointed commander of a group of Autobots on Earth monitoring Decepticon activities - and naturally the Dinobots came with him. They fought many battles against the forces of both Megatron and Shockwave alongside many of the classic pre-Pretender and Headmaster Autobots. During this period Grimock battled the Predacons solo as part of a "joke" by the other Dinobots, Snarl and Wheeljack thwarted Mindwipe's plan to control humans through modified night lights, and Slag's mind burned out, forcing the other Dinobots to keep him out of the way while Optimus Prime made a tour of the Earthforce base. However, when Snarl was diagnosed with a terminal disease that would rust his innards, the other Dinobots set off to find the only compatible donor,Starscream, helping him to fend off an attack by Megatron and Shockwave (whom he had betrayed and deposed). After this, the UK comics would switch exclusively to reprints of the US material, leaving the Earthforce stories in limbo. The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


Generation 2

Grimlock and the Dinobots were soon in the thick of it again in the Generation 2 comic (following on from the end of the US comic), leading missions against the Decepticons mechaforming efforts (thinking it was Bludgeon's forces, when in reality it was Jhiaxus' second-generation Decepticons). Discovering the scale of their efforts, Grimlock called in Prime - only to be captured by Jhiaxus. The Autobots and Dinobots escaped, and Grimlock again struck out on his own with the Dinobots and a force of volunteers to strike a blow against Jhiaxus - only to be again captured. Prime would rescue them, however, teaching Grimlock some much needed leadership lessons in the process. Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Jhiaxus (pronounced gee-axe-us) was a fictional character in the Marvel Comicss Transformers: Generation 2 comic. ...


The Dinobots later came with Optimus Prime and the Autobots back to Earth in response to a special emergency beacon activated by G.I.Joe in response to a major attack by first Bludgeon, then Megatron. Optimus Prime went to peacefully negotiate with Megatron. Taking advantage of Optimus Prime's peaceful intentions, the Decepticon commander mercilessly assaulted Optimus Prime with everything he had. Although Optimus Prime had given Grimlock strict orders not to rescue him, he secretly thought to himself, "please don't let this be the first time he actually obeys orders!", and sure enough, Grimlock defied Prime's order and came to his rescue. While Grimlock protested the deal with Megatron to combine forces, he again fought loyally under Prime against Jhiaxus' forces. As the Swarm approached Earth, Grimlock and Soundwave led a combined Autobot-Decepticon force to make a final stand. During the Swarm's attack, many Transformers were consumed and destroyed including Slag (who died alongside the Aerialbot Slingshot). Grimlock was saved by Megatron who gave him canisters of Rheanimum gas to distribute amongst the surviving Transformers in order to shield themselves from the Swarm. The Swarm is a creature in the fictional world of the Transformers: Generation 2 comic by Marvel Comics. ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into airplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ... Slingshot is an incessant braggart, even when hes done absolutely nothing to brag about. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Slag, in Cybertronian form from Dreamwave comics.
Slag, in Cybertronian form from Dreamwave comics.

The Dinobots appeared in Dreamwave's reimagining of the Generation One Universe, this time with an expanded origin. Shortly before the second story arc of the War Within, The Dark Ages, Grimlock created a specialized attack group called the Lightning Strike Coalition. Five members of this group would go on to become the Dinobots on Earth, by the time of the "Age of Wrath" they were openly acting as Grimlock's bodyguards, with Grimlock even referring to them as "Dynobots". At this stage the group did not yet have the absolute loyalty that the Dinobots would later be known for. In this story arc, Swoop openly questions Grimlock’s orders. When faced with a dilemma, the other four members of the Coalition choose to go help the Autobots and leave their leader to fight elsewhere on his own, something the later Dinobots would never do. Here Swoop transformed into a Cybertronian jet, while the other Dynonbots transformed into different types of Cybertronian tank. Image File history File links Csslag0. ... Image File history File links Csslag0. ... Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... Memebers of the Lightning Strike Coalition The Lightning Strike Coalition is a faction of the Autobots lead by Grimlock in the Dreamwave Comics Transformers: War Within comic series. ...


The Dinobots later made their first appearance in the Generation One Series. The backstory had it that the Dynobots were dispatched to Earth to discover what had happened to the missing Ark. They encountered the Decepticons who would become the Insecticons, with both sides blasting each other into stasis lock. Although Grimlock would appear first independently of the Dinobots, they would later appear in the second volume revived by Grimlock, before crashing on Cybertron. Killing Octane and stealing his ship; however, they ran into trouble when the local Autobot forces believed them to be traitors and fired on them, with Ultra Magnus gunning down Grimlock, before battling giant Sentinel robots dispatched by Shockwave. Repaired by the Autobots (now convinced of their intentions), they then participated in the final assault on Shockwave, where Grimlock rescued Magnus and Optimus Prime. Dreamwave's closure prevented any further stories being told, but it is known that the Dinobots would have returned in volume 3 #11 of the Gen 1 comic.
The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Basic Insecticon Trio Insecticons is the name given to a sub-group of fictional characters in the Transformers Universes, referred to as Insectrons in the Japanese version. ... Octane is a Decepticon in the Transformers toyline. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ...


Devil's Due Publishing

The Dinobots also appeared in the second G. I. Joe vs the Transformers series from Devil's Due Publishing, with yet another different origin. In 2004 the Dinobots were among the Autobots under the leadership of Optimus Prime who attempted to take back the planet Cybertron from the Decepticon tyrant Shockwave. After an accident with the teleportation systems of the supercomputer Teletran-3, the Dinobots found themselves sent back in time and landed on the planet Earth. They were reformatted in the forms of Earth dinosaurs. A group of humans were able to bring the new Dinobots back to Cybertron and they helped overcome Shockwave. Devils Due Publishing company logo. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Orders & Suborders Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Theropoda Ornithischia Thyreophora Ornithopoda Marginocephalia Dinosaurs were vertebrate animals that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for over 160 million years, first appearing approximately 230 million years ago. ...


Grimlock also had a prominent role in the third series as one of the Autobots sent to Earth to deactivate Cybertronian technology, only to end up battling the human created cyborg Serpentor. Snarl also appeared briefly as part of the combined Autobot/G.I Joe force attempting to rescue Optimus Prime, fighting alongside Storm Shadow. Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ... Storm Shadow Storm Shadow is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe comics series and television shows. ...


IDW Publishing

The Dynobots attack Shockwave in Transformers Spotlight #1.
The Dynobots attack Shockwave in Transformers Spotlight #1.

The Dinobots would make their first chronological IDW Publishing appearance in issue 3 of The Transformers: Megatron Origin, where all 5 were seen as part of Megatron's gathering of gladiators and insurgents that would eventually become the Decepticons. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1883, 776 KB) The Dynobots attack Shockwave in Transformers: Spotlight #1 by IDW Comics. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1883, 776 KB) The Dynobots attack Shockwave in Transformers: Spotlight #1 by IDW Comics. ... IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ...


They appeared chronologically later in The Transformers: Spotlight issue on Shockwave, having, as in other continuities, defected to the Autobots. In this stand-alone tale the Dinobots (here, as in the War Within, referring to themselves as Dynobots) sought revenge on Shockwave for a past incident involving Shockwave's destruction of an Energon cache that they had stolen - and nearly them with it. Being denied a chance for revenge by Optimus Prime, the Dynobots went rogue and tracked Shockwave to prehistoric Earth, where he was ensuring that seams of rich Energon that he had seeded took root. Unable to survive in the Energon levels on the planet (reminiscent of the problem facing the Maximals and Predacons in Beast Wars), they adopted technorganic dinosaur modes and teleported down to Earth to engage Shockwave. Despite their determination and ferocity their own impulsive nature would prove their undoing; the concept that the Dynobots could have followed him for simple revenge Shockwave shut down his higher logic functions, allowing him to single-handedly devastate the Dynobots. He would not enjoy his victory for long - Grimlock had set the weapons on their ship to fire on their location, exploding a volcano and burying all combatants in lava. Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... Optimus Prime (Optimus or Prime for short) is the fictitious commander of the main protagonist group in the Transformers universes known as the Autobots . ... Maximals are a faction in the Transformers toyline by Hasbro and the accompanying animated television series Beast Wars. ... This article is about the evil factions of Beast Wars and Transformers: Robots in Disguise known as Predacons and the Armada character of the same name. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the fiction, especially in the Marvel Comics universe and Beast Machines, techno-organic material is a material with properties and abilities of both organic and technological (mechanical and information-processing) material. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ...


It is interesting to note that unlike most other versions of the character, their alternate modes, while still dinosaurs, are techno-organic - a sheath of synthetic flesh over robotic alternate modes. However, near the end of the story, their flesh is blown off by Shockwave's cannon blast, suggesting that if they return it will be in their familiar metallic dinosaur forms. Amusingly, a reason is also given for their choosing of dinosaur modes - they reject mammalian forms as not having enough "bite".


The eventual fate of the Dynobots would be revealed in The Transformers: Escalation where it was shown that the bodies of the Dynobots and Shockwave were being dug up by the mysterious defense organization called Skywatch. How this will impact future stories is unknown.


Generation 2

The Generation 2 toy line had releases of Grimlock, Slag and Snarl in a variety of recolors, and missing their missile launchers. There were plans to release Swoop in Generation 2's toy line but this never came to pass.


Beast Wars

Grimlock was the only original Dinobot who was reformatted and rebuilt as a Maximal some three centuries after the end of the Great War. The Maximals and Predacons traveled back in time into Earth's prehistoric past where they assumed the forms of beasts, in the case of Grimlock, the form of a Velociraptor. The Beast Wars Grimlock toy is the same mold as the Maximal Dinobot, who appeared in the Beast Wars cartoon (although Grimlock did not). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Maximals are a faction in the Transformers toyline by Hasbro and the accompanying animated television series Beast Wars. ... This article is about the evil factions of Beast Wars and Transformers: Robots in Disguise known as Predacons and the Armada character of the same name. ... Species V. mongoliensis Osborn, 1924 (type) Velociraptor (IPA: ; meaning swift thief) is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that existed approximately 83 to 70 Ma (million years ago) during the later part of the Cretaceous Period. ...


Grimlock in his reimagined raptor form has appeared in IDW Publishing's mini-series Beast Wars: The Gathering. He battled Magmatron, but lost, later joining Razorbeast's Maximals on Earth. Beast Wars Magmatron vs. ... Razorbeast is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars: The Gathering. ...


Beast Machines

When Megatron unleashed the technorganic virus on Cybertron during Beast Machines, many Maximals and Predacons were wiped out. In a desperate attempt to combat the virus, the Oracle supercomputer reformatted a group of surviving Transformers using DNA schematics derived from the former Maximal warrior Dinobot. Thus were born the Beast Machines Dinobots:


Axalon Airraptor was one of the original five founding members of the Beast Machines Dinobots group. ... Species A. lithographica Meyer, 1861 (type) Synonyms See below Archaeopteryx (from Ancient Greek archaios meaning ancient and pteryx meaning feather or wing; pronounced Ar-kay-op-ter-iks ) is the earliest and most primitive known bird to date. ... Bio & Tech Specs: Stubborn and surly, Dinotron is the most uncooperative of the Dinobots. ... Binomial name Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis (Gilmore, 1931) Pachycephalosaurus (the thick headed lizard, from the Greek pachy-/παχυ- meaning thick, cephale/κεφαλη meaning head and saurus/σαυρος meaning lizard) was a dinosaur of the family Pachycephalosauridae, from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now North America. ... Beast Wars Magmatron vs. ... Species G. carolinii Coria & Salgado, 1995 (type) Giganotosaurus (meaning giant southern lizard, derived from the Ancient Greek gigas/γιγας meaning giant, notos/νοτος meaning south wind and saurus/σαυρος meaning lizard)[1] was a genus of carcharodontosaurid dinosaur that lived 93 to 89 million years ago during the Turonian stage of the Late... Species Elasmosaurus (IPA pronunciation: ) meaning thin-plated lizard because it had platelike bones in its pelvic girdle (Greek elasmos = thin plate + sauros = lizard) is a plesiosaur with an extremely long neck that lived in the late Cretaceous. ... Species Quetzalcoatlus northropi (type) Quetzalcoatlus, named after the Aztec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl, was a pterodactyloid pterosaur known from the Late Cretaceous of North America (Campanian–Maastrichtian stages, 84–65 ma), and one of the largest known flying animals of all time. ... Bio & Tech Specs: Size, strength, speed and superior intelligence are all trademarks of Rapticon. ... Transmetal Optimus Primal Transmetal Megatron Transmetals are a subgroup of Beast Wars in the fictional Transformers Universe, featuring toys with mechanical animal modes and techno-organic robot modes. ... Species V. mongoliensis Osborn, 1924 (type) Velociraptor (IPA: ; meaning swift thief) is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that existed approximately 83 to 70 Ma (million years ago) during the later part of the Cretaceous Period. ... Bio & Tech Specs: Striker is a frontline one-robot wrecking crew. ... Species Marsh, 1877 (type) Marsh, 1887 Gilmore, 1914 Stegosaurus (IPA: ) is a genus of stegosaurid armoured dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian to Early Tithonian) in what is now western North America. ... Terranotron was one of three Dinobots to follow the original five unit group of Dinobots. ... Transmetal Optimus Primal Transmetal Megatron Transmetals are a subgroup of Beast Wars in the fictional Transformers Universe, featuring toys with mechanical animal modes and techno-organic robot modes. ... Species (type) Pteranodon (from Greek πτερ- wing and αν-οδων toothless), from the Late Cretaceous (santonian-campanian, 85-82 million years ago) of North America (Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota) was one of the largest pterosaur genera, with a wingspan of up to 9 m (30 feet). ... Triceradon is the name given to a fictional character in the Transformers Universes. ... Species (type) Marsh, 1890 Triceratops (IPA: ) was a herbivorous genus of ceratopsid dinosaur that lived during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period, around 68 to 65 million years ago (mya) in what is now North America. ... As a strong defender of the Maximal cause, this former attack specialist stationed in sector 17 of the Mirtonian constellation has returned to Cybertron. ... Species T. rex (type) Osborn, 1905 Synonyms Manospondylus Cope, 1892 Dynamosaurus Osborn, 1905  ?Nanotyrannus Bakker, Williams & Currie, 1988 Stygivenator Olshevsky, 1995 Dinotyrannus Olshevsky, 1995 Tyrannosaurus (pronounced IPA: , meaning tyrant lizard) is a genus of theropod dinosaur. ...


Transformers: Dinobots

Dinobot's version of Swoop/Terranotron
Dinobot's version of Swoop/Terranotron

In 2003 a set of Wal-Mart exclusive toys sold simply as Transformers: Dinobots featured repaints of Beast Wars molds as 6 Dinobots. One of the Dinobots sets included Grimlock (a repaint of Beast Wars Dinobot) and Swoop (a repaint of Beast Wars Terrorsaur). Some versions of Swoop were named Terranotron on the box because of trademark issues with the name Swoop. Image File history File links Swoop-dinobot. ... Image File history File links Swoop-dinobot. ...


How the Transformers: Dinobots toy line fits in with the other Transformers lines is still a bit of a mystery. The previous Robots in Disguise and Armada lines contained many non-show repaint toys, but the toys don't mention either line on the boxes. The Dinobots toys came out just before the Transformers: Universe series, which was almost entirely repaints of old toys - so some fans consider it a precursor to that series.


Transformers: Energon

Energon Swoop
Energon Swoop

There were two Dinobot figures released as part of the Transformers Energon toyline: Grimlock and Swoop, who can merge to form the giant robot Mega-Dinobot. They did not appear in the cartoon.
Image File history File links Download high resolution version (444x605, 44 KB) Summary Energon series Swooop toy by Hasbro. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (444x605, 44 KB) Summary Energon series Swooop toy by Hasbro. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... // Generation One Generation One Swoop box art. ...


Transformers: Classics

In November 2006 a Deluxe-sized Grimlock was to be released, and three dinobot minicons were sold in a 3-pack; only one of which carries an original Dinobot name: Swoop.


2007 Film and sequels

Although the Dinobots do not appear in the live-action film, a video on the Sector 7 website showed Grimlock rampaging through a construction site, possibly a means to get fans excited about the film. The Dinobots have been mentioned as potential characters for the sequel to the live-action film as a band of Transformers who landed on Earth eons ago, thus their dinosaur forms. The website, www.seibertron.com had given fans the code to access the Sector 7 (www.sectorseven.org) website which is DECEPTIBOT in capital letters. The other password is the word black For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ...


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Dinobot (G1) - Teletraan-1: The Transformers Wiki - a Wikia wiki (1156 words)
The Dinobots in the comic were not created on Earth, but were a distinct and pre-existing unit of five Autobot soldiers that were aboard the Ark when it crashed to Earth.
However, the Dinobots were called in the Autobots and the Decepticons began suffering from Cybertonium depletion.
The Dinobots combine into the Beast to fight the Decepticons, but the Beast is so savage and kill-crazy that the Autobots have to kill it.
bwtf.com: Ben's World of Transformers (Dinobots) (291 words)
The name Dinobot is synonymous with power and ferocity.
In 1985, Transformers fans were introduced to a new sub-group of Autobots: the Dinobots.
The name Dinobot would later carry on into the Beast Wars, where the Predacon-turned-Maximal character of that name would go on to become one of the most complex and well written characters to ever come out of a Transformers show.
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