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Encyclopedia > Longarm (Transformers)

Longarm is the name to three different fictional characters from the Transformers universes. A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... A Transformer is a fictional robot that is able to transform, rearranging itself into a common and innocuous form, such as a car, aircraft, or animal. ...

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Transformers: Armada (2002/2003)

Transformers character
Longarm
Affiliation Mini-Con
Japanese name Hook
Partner Red Alert
Motto "Complacency does not compute." (Dreamwave)
"To save and protect life." (Hasbro)
Alternate Modes Crane
Series Transformers: Armada


Longarm (Hook in Japan) is the Mini-Con partner to Red Alert. He turns into a crane. He was later recolored into a Powerlinx form along with Red Alert. His vehicle mode is not the size of an actual crane, it is too small for a person to ride inside but is able to perform all the functions of an actual crane. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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. ... 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. ... Red Alert is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Transformers Armada. ...


Animated series

Longarm first appeared in episode #3, called "Base". He last appeared in episode #43, called "Puppet".


Dreamwave Productions

Longarm appeared among the Mini-Cons in issue #18 of the Transformers: Armada comic book who aided Over-Run using the Mini-Con Matrix in the defeat of Unicron. Unicron is a fictional character from the Transformers universes and toyline. ...


Longarm is a Mini-Con that whom Red Alert resuscitated from near-terminal stasis lock. The new Longarm still retains the same goodnatured personality circuits and compulsions of the original, but his memory banks are now a biank slate. Possessing a logic-centric mentality, Longarm serves as Red Alert's "second brain." He is able to greatly enhance Red Alert's already impressive cognitive abilities during the Powerlink process, allowing the Autobot to "muiti-task" in the truest sense of the word. While Longarm is able to analyze and diagnose technical problems, Red Alert can simultaneously solve other issues or perform completely separate tasks.


Toys

  • Transformers: Armada Longarm (2002)
The Mini-Con Partner to Armada Red Alert.
  • Transformers: Armada Powerlinx Longarm (2003)
A redeco of the original Longarm toy.
Built to Rule is a building toy series similar to Lego - This version of Longarm is a small toy designed to look like his Armada form able to separate into individual bricks and reform into his alternate form. He was packaged with Built to Rule Red Alert.
  • Transformers: Energon Longarm (2004)
Longarm was a repaint of his Armada toy and came packaged with his new Autobot partner Prowl (who was a repaint of the Armada Red Alert toy), Starscream and Zapmaster; both repaints of their original Armada toys. This package was sold at Sam's Club stores.


Night Attack Demolishor, an example of a Built to Rule toy. ... For other uses, see Lego (disambiguation). ...


Transformers: Cybertron (2006)

Transformers character
Longarm
Affiliation Mini-Con
Sub-Group Giant Planet Mini-Con Team
Partner Deepdive and Overcast
Alternate Modes Crane
Series Transformers: Cybertron

The name Longarm was reused for a member of the Giant Planet Mini-Con Team allies with the Decepticons. This Longarm also turned into a crane. He has not appeared in any fiction. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 263 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (320 × 730 pixel, file size: 40 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is the a picture of the Transformers Cybertron Longarm toy by Hasbro. ... 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. ...


The Giant Planet Mini-Con Team are portrayed as three independent Mini-Cons from the planet Gigantion who refuse to work with the larger Transformers of that planet.


Longarm's biography was published in issue 13 of the Hasbro Transformers Collectors' Club magazine.


Longarm is the brawn of the group, since he clearly lacks brains of any stripe. He's basically good for little more than smashing stuff.


Toys

  • Cybertron Longarm
Cybertron Longarm was released near the end of the Transformers: Cybertron line. He was packaged together with his partners Deepdive and Overcast. He was a Hasbro exclusive, not released by Takara.
Later releases of the Classics Ultimate Battle Pack of Optimus Prime and Megatron included two randomly picked member of the Giant Planet Mini-Con team as a bonus.
Longarm was redecoed into Astro-Hook.


Deepdive is the name of a fictional character in the vasious Transformers universes. ... Overcast is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...


2007 Transformers film

Transformers character
Longarm
Affiliation Autobot
Sub-Group Deluxe Vehicle
Partner Bumblebee
Alternate Modes Ford F-350 Tow Truck
Series Transformers movie toys

Longarm is the name of an Autobot tow-truck who just wants to help out. He is proud of being a Autobot, because he just wants to help others, saving lives, and protecting the weak. He just doesn't understand the Decepticons at all. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The F-Series is a series of full-size pickup trucks from Ford Motor Company sold for over 5 decades. ... Toys in the Transformers movie toys are released in conjunction with the 2007 Transformers film, comics and video games, and expand on the characters and story in them. ...


Movie plot

The truck that inspired the design for Longarm
The truck that inspired the design for Longarm

Longarm's alternate mode was the tow truck that saved Bumblebee due to losing his legs to Starscream, along with Mikaela. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


It should be noted that while the tow truck in the movie and Longarm are similar looking, the truck in the film is a GMC, while Longarm is a Ford.


Transformers: The Game

Console Version

In Transformers: The Game, Longarm acts as Solid-Fighting drones for the Autobot and Decepticon armies. Autobot versions are white & blue, Decepticon versions are white & yellow. Both drones can unleash a spinning tow-cable attack which can only be stopped by throwing an object at them - only at appropriate time.


PSP Version

Longarm is a playable character in the PSP version. Instead of an Autobot, Longarm is a Decepticon with the lens-head.


Movie toys

  • Movie Deluxe Class Longarm (2007)
A Deluxe toy that is able to fire a missile from his weapon. The tow truck form is based off the vehicle Mikaela and Bumblebee used to battle Brawl in the movie; though in the movie, the truck was a GMC. The actual 2008 Ford F150 is 202 centimeters wide, while this toy is 7 centimeters wide, for a scale of about 1/29. [1]
  • Movie Deluxe Class Longarm Screen Battle: Final Stand (2007)
Deluxe Longarm comes packaged in this mini-diorama with a legless version of Robot Replicas Bumblebee. Unlike the regular packaged version, this version of Longarm is decorated with "Mike's Towing" labels as seen on the film instead of "Orson's Towing." It also has a little driver figure inside. [1]

 
 

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