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Encyclopedia > Triple Changer

Triple Changers (Tripletrons in Japan) are Transformers that can transform from robot into two different vehicles. Various Transformers toys. ...

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Transformers: Generation 1

Astrotrain,one of the original Decepticon Triple-Changers

According to the Dreamwave comic, The Triple Changers were the result of experiments by Shockwave to produce a robot with more than one alternate mode. Failed attempts resulted in the Duocons. The first successful Triple Changer was Springer, followed by Blitzwing. Later, they were joined by Astrotrain, Broadside, Sandstorm and Octane. Triple Changers can change between their multiple alternate modes twice as fast as most Transformers. The pages from Dreamwave Comics' More Than Meets The Eye series additionally described the Headmaster Horrorcons Apeface and Snapdragon as Triple Changers. In 2005, an E-hobby repaint of Blitzwing named Overcharge was released, making him another Triple Changer by default. Image File history File links Astrotrain-tv. ... Image File history File links Astrotrain-tv. ... Dreamwave Productions was a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Duocons are Transformers who can transform from a single robot into into two separate vehicles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Blitzwing is the name of a Decepticon tank/MiG-25 transformer from the fictional Transformers universe. ... Astrotrain is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Broadside is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Sandstorm refers to several different characters in the Transformers toyline. ... Octane is a Decepticon in the Transformers toyline. ... In the UK and elsewhere, a head teacher is the most senior teacher in a school. ... Apeface is partnered with the Nebulan Spasma. ... Snapdragon is a Decepticon character from the Generation 1 Transformers series. ... e-Hobby is an online Japanese retailer that is perhaps best known for creating and selling exclusive repaints of Transformers by Takara. ...


The G1 Triple Changers' alternate modes consist of the following:

Although there are many examples of other Transformers with 2 alternate modes, the group mentioned above are the only ones that officially possess the official designation. Some other G1 Transformers with three modes include: Apeface is partnered with the Nebulan Spasma. ... Type species Troglodytes gorilla Savage, 1847 distribution of Gorilla Species Gorilla gorilla Gorilla beringei The gorilla, the largest of the living primates, is a ground-dwelling omnivore that inhabits the forests of Africa. ... Astrotrain is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... In the Whyte notation, a 2-8-4 is a railroad steam locomotive that has one unpowered leading axle followed by four powered driving axles and two unpowered trailing axles. ... Great Western Railway No. ... For the current Space Shuttle mission, see STS-117 NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... Blitzwing is the name of a Decepticon tank/MiG-25 transformer from the fictional Transformers universe. ... Mitsubishi Logo The Mitsubishi Group ), Mitsubishi Group of Companies, or Mitsubishi Companies, all refer to a large grouping of independently operated Japanese companies which share the Mitsubishi brand name. ... The Type 74 is a main battle tank (MBT) of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). ... The US M1A1 Abrams tank is a typical modern main battle tank. ... MiG 25 Foxbat The MiG-25 (NATO reporting name Foxbat) is a high-speed interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft produced by the Soviet Unions Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau. ... Broadside is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Four aircraft carriers, (bottom-to-top) Principe de Asturias, amphibious assault carrier USS Wasp, supercarrier USS Forrestal and light V/STOL carrier HMS Invincible, showing size differences of late 20th century carriers An aircraft carrier is a warship designed to deploy and recover aircraft — in effect acting as a sea... Octane is a Decepticon in the Transformers toyline. ... A tank truck or tanker lorry is a motor vehicle designed to carry liquefied loads or cargo on roadways. ... The Boeing KC-767 Global Tanker Transport Aircraft (GTTA) is an early 21st century military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft developed from the Boeing 767-200. ... Overcharge is an economic term that refers to the difference between an observed market price and a price that would have been observed in the absence of collusion. ... Sandstorm refers to several different characters in the Transformers toyline. ... Dune buggy George W. Bush in a Dune buggy A dune buggy is a recreational vehicle with small wheels, and thin tires, designed for use on water dunes or beaches. ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... Snapdragon is a Decepticon character from the Generation 1 Transformers series. ... 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • Doubledealer - Truck/transmetal bird.
  • Galvatron - Cannon/laser pistol.
  • Metroplex - City/Battle Station.
  • Scorponok - City/transmetal scorpion.
  • Trypticon - Battle Station/City/transmetal dinosaur.
  • Scattershot - Cybertronian plane/cannon.
  • Punch-Counterpunch - Autobot robot/Decepticon robot/Pontiac Fiero
  • Fortress Maximus - City/Battle Station
  • Seacons - With the exception of Snaptrap (Transmetal tortoise), the other 5 Seacons - Nautilator, Overbite, Seawing, Skalor and Tentakill - could transform into both their sea creature modes (transmetal lobster, shark, manta ray, coelacanth and octopus, respectively) and a weapon mode for use by their combined form, Piranacon (Piranaking in some fiction).

Technically, all Transformers that are parts of a gestalt could also be called triple changers, as they have a robot mode, a vehicle mode and a body part mode, however most fans only consider forms that a robot can form all by itself for being a Triple Changer. Doubledealer is a toy in the Transformers toyline. ... “Aves” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Not to be confused with Canon. ... Metroplex is the name of several characters in the various Transformers series. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Superfamilies Pseudochactoidea Buthoidea Chaeriloidea Chactoidea Iuroidea Scorpionoidea See classification for families. ... Trypticon (Dinozaurer in Japan) is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... Scattershot is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes . ... Punch/Counterpunch is the name given to a fictional character in the Transformers Universes. ... Old Pontiac Fiero Base model Fiero gauge cluster The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engined sports car that was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1984 to 1988. ... Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the Transformers characters the Seacons. ... Look up gestalt in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The Decepticon Sixshot has a robot mode and 5 alternate modes. So technically, he is not a Triple Changer because he has more than 3 modes. G1 Sixshot packaging artwork Sixshot is the name of to two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


According to Transformers Generations Takara was slated to releases at least one more Triple changer to add to the original 3 Decepticon Triple Changers Drop Shot - Would have been the first carded Triple Changer his alt modes would been that of an F-15, and a horse (which has been confused for a dragon by some). The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the U.S. Air Force to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. ...


Transformers: Generation 2

The commercial for Generation 2 Dreadwing actually had him say "No one can escape Triple Changing Dreading!"


Beast Wars

In Beast Wars the term Triple Changer was replaced with Three Mode Conversion. Oddly though the commercial for Rampage and Depth Charge mentioned that they had "Triple changing action."


Transformers: Armada

Armada Laserbeak is described as a Triple Changer on the packaging. The Transformers: Armada More Than Meets The Eye series from Dreamwave Comics lists Overrun as a Triple Changer, but also states that he, like many Mini-Cons are "Triple Changers" with a weapon mode. This would imply any Mini-Cons with a weapon mode are Triple Changers. Laserbeak is the name given to four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Mini-Cons are a human-sized race of transforming robots in the Transformers: Armada universe and its sequels, one of the assorted universes in Transformers fiction. ...

Laserbeak is the name given to four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Cost overrun is defined as excess of actual cost over budget. ... Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... The V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multimission, military tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and short takeoff and landing capability (STOL). ... Gatling gun illustrated in an 1885 encyclopedia in Swedish http://www. ... Terradive is the name to three fictional characters in the Transformers universe. ... The Lockheed SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird, is a long-range, advanced, strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed A-12 and YF-12A aircraft by Lockheeds Skunk works, which was also responsible for the U-2 and many other advanced aircraft. ... The barrel of a firearm is the tube, usually metal, through which a controlled explosion is released in order to propel a projectile out of the end at great speed. ... Thunderwing is a Decepticon Pretender in the Transformers toyline. ...

Transformers: Energon

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Energon Scorponok

In Transformers: Energon, Scorponok is described is a Triple Changer on his packaging. When Hasbro/Takara first envisioned the concept for Energon, the Autobots were to be combiners with a "Powerlinx" feature, while Decepticons were to be Triple Changers, but this was abandoned for most of the Decepticons having a "hyper-power" mode, which usually just revealed more weapons.

  • Scorponok - transmetal scorpion-like construction vehicle/Cybertronian jet.

Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...

Transformers: Universe

Armada Overrun was repainted and released as the Mini-Con partner to Ultra Magnus. Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional and visually cognate characters from the various Transformers universes. ...

Cost overrun is defined as excess of actual cost over budget. ...

Transformers: Cybertron

Master Megatron transforms!

The following Transformers: Cybertron toys are described as Triple Changers on their packaging: Image File history File links Megatronv-anim. ... Image File history File links Megatronv-anim. ...

  • Anti-Blaze - Fire truck/Gun
  • Checkpoint - Police Car/Gun
  • Megatron/Galvatron- Race Car/Jet
  • Dark Scorponok - remolded Energon Scorponok
  • Scyth - Helicopter/Gun
  • Cryo Scourge - Despite being a mere recolor of Scourge who was not described as a Triple Changer, Cryo Scourge is described as a Triple Changer for being able to turn into a dragon or a three headed dragon.

Optimus Prime- fire truck/"jet" Checkpoint is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... 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. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Scourge is the name of four fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... 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. ...


Some Mini-Cons have a third mode, but are not labeled as Triple Changers.

Razorclaw is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Sky Lynx was an Autobot in the original Transformers toyline and appeared in season 3 of the animated series. ...

Transformers Classics

Transformers Classics are a line of Transformers toys that are based on and resemble the first generation characters and figures introduced in the 1980s. ... Astrotrain is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...

References

McDonough J. & Patyk A., 2004,"Transformers More Than Meets The Eye Official Guidebook, volume 2" Dreamwave Productions. ISBN 0-9733817-7-9


Transformers Generations, 2001. ISBN 4-7669-3800-3


 
 

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