Gonzo Transformer

Transformers are a line of toys produced by Hasbro beginning in 1984, a year after Tonka's Go-Bots debuted. The franchise has expanded in cartoons, comics, movies, and various other media.

References

  • The Fall 1985 issue of Muppet Magazine features a comic called "The Mup-Bots Transform" parodying both Transformers and Go-Bots.
  • Baby Scooter's Trans-Go JoBot from the Muppet Babies episode "Muppets in Toyland" takes its name from an amalgamation of Transformers and Go-Bots. The episode features an epilogue in which Baby Gonzo expresses frustration with "these toys that change from one thing to another" just before Baby Piggy transforms him into a car.

Connections

  • Gregg Berger played Grimlock on Transformers (1984-1987) and in Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • Peter Cullen played Optimus Prime on Transformers (1984-1987), in Transformers: The Movie (1986), and in the live-action films
  • Casey Kasem played Cliffjumper on Transformers (1984-1987) and in Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • John Moschitta Jr. played Blurr on Transformers (1984-1987) and in Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • Leonard Nimoy played Galvatron in Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • Hal Rayle played Shrapnel in Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • Clive Revill played Kickback on Transformers (1984-1987) and in Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • Robert Stack played Ultra Magnus in Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • Frank Welker played Megatron, Rumble, soundwave, Wheelie and others on Transformers and in Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • Orson Welles played Unicron in Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic played Sumdac Employee in the Transformers: Animated episode "Garbage In, Garbage Out" (2008) and Wreck-Gar in two episodes
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