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Springer (Sprung in Japan) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Transformers: Generation 1 (1986)

Transformers character
Springer
Affiliation Autobot
Sub-Group Triple Changer
Wreckers
Rank 9
Function Aerial Defense
Motto "Strength is more than physical."
Alternate Modes Cybertronian car/Modified AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Transformers: Classics
Voiced by Neil Ross (English)
Kenyu Horiuchi (Japanese)

He is a green Autobot Triple Changer who can transform into both a Cybertronian car and a helicopter. So named for the massive leaping power in his legs, Springer is one of Rodimus Prime's inner circle. More laid back than many of his allies, he is nonetheless brave, loyal and always ready with a sharp quip in battle. He is optimistic and good humored. 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 Download high-resolution version (582x640, 181 KB) Springer Box art by Hasbro. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Triple Changers (Tripletrons in Japan) are Transformers that can transform from robot into two different vehicles. ... The Bell AH-1 Cobra is an attack helicopter. ... 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. ... Kenyu Horiuchi ) is a veteran seiyū (voice actor) who was born July 30, 1957 in Gotenba, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Triple Changers (Tripletrons in Japan) are Transformers that can transform from robot into two different vehicles. ... Karl Benzs Velo (vélo means bicycle in French) model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race 2005 MINI Cooper S. An automobile (also motor car or simply car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ...


Animated series

Ultra Magnus, Springer, Rodimus Prime and Arcee as human synthoids.

Springer is characterized as an affable tough guy, possibly making him a replacement for Ironhide, who was killed in The Transformers: The Movie. Later, Springer develops an attachment to female Autobot Arcee. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x480, 70 KB) Summary The Autobots turned into humans in the Transformers TV series. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x480, 70 KB) Summary The Autobots turned into humans in the Transformers TV series. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional and visually cognate characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... Arcee is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universe. ... Ironhide is the name of five different characters in the Transformers universes. ... Arcee is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universe. ...


Springer was the first Autobot Triple Changer to be featured in the show, soon followed by Sandstorm and Broadside. However, in contrast to the series up to that point, the three Autobot Triple Changers were not featured together as a team. Rather Springer appeared usually with Ultra Magnus, Kup, Rodimus Prime, Blurr and or Arcee as he did in the film. Springer was also identified as Rodimus' first choice as heir to the Matrix in "Five Faces of Darkness". Following the season's five part introduction, Springer would appear multiple times. Look up sandstorm in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... USS Iowa Broadside (1984) A broadside is the side of a ship; the battery of cannon on one side of a warship; or their simultaneous (or near simultaneous) fire in naval warfare. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional and visually cognate characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Kup is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universe. ... Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Arcee is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universe. ...


In "Dark Awakenings", he is among the crew that accompanies zombie Optimus Prime to avenge the "deaths" of Acree, Rodimus, Ultra Magnus and Kup. Springer would appear briefly in "Forever is a Long Time Coming", after which taking a hiatus from the series for several episodes, reappearing in "Fight or Flee". In "Dweller in the Depths" we see Springer turned into an energy vampire by transorganic creatures made by the Quintessons. Following this episode Springer would get a starring role in "Nightmare Planet". In this episode both Springer and Predacon leader Razorclaw are caught up in a manifestation of Daniel's nightmares. Springer finds himself rescuing a young damsel in a castle from a fire breathing dragon. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... 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. ... Razorclaw is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ... The Witwicky Family are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universe, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ...


In the episode "Only Human", Ultra Magnus, Springer, Rodimus Prime and Arcee were captured and found their minds transferred into human-mimicking "synthoid" bodies by the human crime lord Victor Drath and the ex-terrorist Old Snake. Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional and visually cognate characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... Arcee is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universe. ... Cobra Commander, art by Tim Seeley. ...


Following his brief appearance in "Call of the Primatives", Springer would make his final appearance in "Burden Hardest to Bear", in which he attempts to encourage Hot Rod to reclaim the Matrix from Scourge. Springer was neither killed nor injured in this episode or "The Return of Optimus Prime". As such, his fate and whereabouts at the end of the series remain unknown. A scourge (from the Italian scoriada, ultimately from the Latin excoriare = to flay and corium = skin) is a whip or lash, especially a multi-tong type used in order to inflict severe corporal punishment or self-mortification on the back. ...


Marvel Comics

In the Marvel U.K. comics, Springer was a member of Autobot Impactor's Wreckers team — added (with Broadside and Sandstorm) to the team to lend reinforcements for Operation: Volcano in the event that Ultra Magnus did not return in time from Earth. Operation: Volcano was aborted when the targeted Decepticons were recalled by Megatron, but a lone Decepticon named Macabre pressed on, attempting to assassinate Emirate Xaaron but killing Wrecker leader Impactor instead. With his dying words, Impactor appointed Springer leader of the Wreckers. Impactor is the name of a character created by Simon Furman and Jeff Anderson for the Marvel UK Transformers comic book series. ... The Wreckers are a sub-team of Autobots in the fictional Transformers Universe who use whatever means are necessary to accomplish a given task. ... Emirate Xaaron was a character in the Transformers comic books, created by UK writer, Simon Furman. ...


The Wreckers were soon in action alongside Magnus again, when Optimus Prime arrived on Cybertron and the Decepticons spread misinformation that he was one of their spies. The Wreckers hunted him down, only to realize he was the real Optimus when he insisted on getting medical attention for another wounded Autobot first. Springer accompanied Prime and Magnus to the Decepticon base to confront Megatron (who was in the throes of possession by Straxus), and was left counting the cost when Prime, Megatron and Magnus were all transported back to Earth. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... 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. ... Megatron is the primary fictional villain of the Transformers franchise throughout the various Generation 1 series. ... Lord Straxus executing two prisoners Lord Straxus is a fictional character from the Marvel Transformers comics. ...


Springer had serious doubts about his role as leader and these were only worsened when the undead Impactor attacked during the zombie uprising in Kalis, but he came out of the experience a much more dedicated and stronger leader. Afterwards, the team was sent to take down and retrieve Galvatron; the first clash was disastrous as the Wreckers found themselves battling him and Cyclonus and Scourge in a human city. The second clash occurred during the Time Wars, when the Wreckers and the Decepticon Mayhem Attack Squad teamed up and were jointly decimated in battle with Galvatron and Megatron. The few survivors, along with Skids, formed the renegade group known as the Survivors, of which Springer was the unofficial commander, and he found himself in an uneasy partnership with Carnivac. In order to save Carnivac from the second Mayhem incarnation led by Bludgeon, the Survivors joined the Autobot Earthforce. A group of actors portraying zombies in a film A zombie is an animated human body devoid of a soul. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional and often visually cognate Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron. ... Cyclonus is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... The Mayhem Attack Squad are a sub-team of Decepticons in the fictional Transformers Universe, functioning as a commando unit and opposite number to the Wreckers. ... // Transformers G1 (1985) Transformers Alternators (2005) Transformers Robots in Disguise (2001) Toy Review The first of the modified spelling of the name, Skid-Z is a repaint of a toy named Indy Heat from the Takara series Car Robots and he is the Hasbro version of that character. ... Carnivac is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ...


Springer made several appearances in the post-2006 comics, due to his being part of the movie cast, and he had a brief appearance in Generation 2.


Fun Publications

Classics Springer
Classics Springer

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 U.K. and Generation 2 comics). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


After the war Springer was recruited by Grimlock to be security officer of the Autobot ship Graviton, whose mission it was to track down Bludgeon and his Decepticons.


Ultra Magnus lead a force including Elita One, Springer, Huffer, Snarl, Strongarm and Tyrannitron after the Decepticon Bug Bite and his forces to Earth. Bug Bite and Springer had full page biographies in the book as well. Elita One is the female Autobot commander on Cybertron trying to liberate the planet from the corrupt grip of the Decepticon guardian of Cybertron, Shockwave. ... Huffer as seen in the animated series. ... Snarl is the name of several characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Strongarm is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Books

Springer appeared in the 1986 story and coloring book The Lost Treasure of Cybertron by Marvel Books. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Springer first appeared chronologically in the second volume of Transformers: The War Within. Following the disappearance of Optimus Prime, Springer split off from the Autobots, establishing the Wreckers as an independent faction. They often clashed with Ratbat's Ultracons. In one such battle they ran up against Ratbat's newest weapon — Devastator. They were saved by Defensor, but in order to prevent an arms race between the various factions, Springer convinced Defensor to separate and defeat Devastator via sabotage. 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 Constructicons toy packaging art The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... The Protectobots are an emergency, search and rescue team of five Autobots in the Transformers toyline. ...


Springer had a role in the revolution against Shockwave on Cybertron in the second volume of the Generation 1 comic War and Peace. He appeared again in the Generation One ongoing series, as part of a complex love triangle with Arcee and Hot Rod — unaware they were being manipulated by the Quintessons. Dreamwave's closure prevented this story from being completed. Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Arcee is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universe. ... Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ... 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. ...


3H Enterprises

Springer and Rodimus appeared in a flashback sequence in Transformers: UniverseThe Wreckers #1, where he and Rodimus were looking into getting upgraded into Maximals and consoling Arcee over the death of Daniel Witwicky. The Witwicky family members are fictional characters from the original Generation One Transformers universes, and are the closest human allies of the Autobots. ...


Devil's Due Publishing

Springer also had a brief appearance in the third G.I Joe vs the Transformers crossover from Devil's Due Publishing. He and Sandstorm were part of a patrol looking for Decepticon activity — and failed to detect the massive Decepticon army forming under Serpentor. Devils Due Publishing company logo. ... Sandstorm refers to several different characters in the Transformers toyline. ... Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ...


IDW Publishing

Springer made his first IDW Publishing appearance in The Transformers: Stormbringer. As in other continuities, Springer leads the Wreckers: a commando team sent in to the most hopeless situations in order to cause maximum casualties for the enemy before the Autobots pull out. Like the cartoon, he is an affable tough guy (albeit a more vicious and hard-bitten one), and is on friendly terms with Optimus Prime. Dispatched from the doomed world of Varas Centralus by Prime to counter the threat of Thunderwing, Springer led the Wreckers in annihilating Bludgeon's group of cultists, destroying the beacon guiding Thunderwing in the process. When the monster returned to Cybertron, Springer led the Wreckers in fighting against him. Although, he was badly wounded when Thunderwing smashed his helicopter mode into the ground, he survived the battle, examining Thunderwing's inert corpse. IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Thunderwing is a Decepticon Pretender in the Transformers toyline. ... Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ...


He also appeared in the The Transformers: Spotlight issue on Kup, supervising the rescue of the veteran Autobot from a deadly radiation filled crystalline planet. Unwilling to give up, even though both Prowl and Perceptor told him it was a waste of time and lives, he brought in Trailbreaker, who used his forcefield to save Kup. Later, Springer wondered if he had allowed his feelings to get in the way as they examined Kup being rebuilt. Kup is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universe. ... Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Perceptor is the name of two different characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Trailbreaker (Glouton in Canada, Tuono in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers toy line and animated television series. ...


Toys

  • Generation 1 Springer (1986)
A Triple Changer toy that turns into a helicopter or jet car.
  • BotCon Springer (2007)
A redeco of Cybertron Cybertron Defense Hot Shot in the colors of Generation 1 Springer was part of an exclusive set at BotCon 2007. He came with BotCon Huffer and was limited to only 1400 in number. [1]

Transformers: Energon

Sprung (the Japanese name for Springer) was the Japanese name of the Autobot Bulkhead. As Bulkhead is a green helicopter, he is an obvious homage to Generation 1 Springer. Bulkhead is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?view=hasbro&char_id=3764
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS4mi9Xj0UY — Wreck-Gar and Springer commercial.

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Ultimate Transformers Caption Contest - Springer whispers something to Razorclaw (1158 words)
Springer: I hear the gooseberries are doing well this time of year.
Springer- 60 shannix and 2 energon cubes on Arcee!
Springer: No, I was just saying that Rodimus is such a lousy leader even Maguns could do a better job and he got killed.
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