- Drag Strip
Drag Strip is the name of a
fictional characterin the Transformers universes.
Transformers: Generation 1
caption =Drag Strip in animated form
subgroup =Deluxe Vehicles,
motto ="The first one to cross the finish line lives."
Tyrrell P34F-1 Racer, Generic F-1 Racer
Koki KataokaDrag Strip tech spec presented him as the consummate "dirty" racer. He would do anything to win and hates losing. He is also a loudmouth braggart who gloats over his frequent victories. While Megatroncan't stand to even look at him, he knows that redirecting his abilities against the Autobots is a better alternative. He combines with his fellow Stunticons to form Menasor.
Drag Strip first appeared with the rest of the Stunticons in the two-part episode "The Key To Vector Sigma". Like the other
Stunticons, he was created after Megatroncommissioned Rumble to find him some vehicles to be turned into Decepticon warriors, in order to more effectively battle the Autobots on the roads. Megatron modified the cars so they could transform into remote-controlled robots, and then took them to Vector Sigmaso they could be given personalities of their own.
Drag Strip had the least screen time of the Stunticons, with not much character development. His role was little more than a foot soldier and a limb for Menasor.
In the episode "Masquerade", Drag Strip and Dead End are sent by
Megatronto steal supplies for his new weapon. While en route to the crater where Megatron was waiting, the Autobots intercept them and take them into custody. In order to discover Megatron's plan, the Autobots disguise themselves as the Stunticons. Mirage is selected to be Drag Strip.
Drag Strip made various other appearances in the U.S. cartoon, as well as in the Japanese series .
The Stunticons made an appearance in in the form of
Drag Strip and the Stunticons were not major characters in the comics. They were featured in issue #22, "Heavy Traffic", where they battle the
Aerialbotsas well as Circuit Breaker and RAATtroops.
The Stunticons appeared in the second Generation 1 mini-series where Menasor was revived by Rumble and Frenzy, killing the
Omnibots, Roadbuster, Whirl, and damaging the Protectobots(combined as Defensor) before battling and being defeated by Ultra Magnus on Cybertron. With the closure of Dreamwave, the fate of the Stunticons is unknown.
Devil's Due Publishing
The Stunticons first appeared in the second G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers miniseries from Devil's Due. After
Cobra Commanderand Cobra, followed by G.I. Joe, had journeyed to Cybertron, weapons fire caused a critical malfunction in Teletran 3, causing numerous Autobots and Decepticons to become time-displaced. Among these were the Stunticons, who were dumped in 1930s Earth and reformatted into period cars. They were eventually defeated and returned to the present by a combined force of G.I. Joe and COBRA members, as well as another Transformer lost in that time - Optimus Prime
The Stunticons would also appear in the third mini-series, being recruited by SerpentO.R, a human military-created cyborg with Megatron's memories, and would participate in the ambush that killed Bumblebee. Seen in group shots where Serpentor is gathering the Decepticon army, their next major role would be in the assault on Capital City, assisting Predaking and Piranacon in taking down
Omega Supreme. Breakdown and the Seacon Nautilator were the ones assigned to guard the human captives, but Snake-Eyes used his ninja powers to take control of Breakdown and had him shoot Nautilator, freeing them. Razorclaw and Motormaster were the ones who stopped Prime's attack on Serpentor, beating him near death, but were then killed by the Cobra Commander-controlled Serpentor.
The Stunticons made their first
IDW Publishingappearance in issue 3 of "", appearing amongst Megatron's gathering of gladiators that would eventually become the Decepticons.
*Generation 1 Drag Strip:Drag Strip was sold in 1986 by itself, and later with the other Stunticons as a giftset.
*Generation 2 Drag Strip:A Generation 2 redeco of Drag Strip was made in limited numbers, but never released into production. It is black in color and highly collectable.
*Universe Spy Changer Drag Strip (unreleased):First announced in Previews magazine for January 2003 were a set of 5 Stunticon Spy Changers - Breakdown, Drag Strip, Motormaster, Dead End, and Wildracer. [http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=620&f_cat=5&f_keyword=autobots&f_year=2003]
*Alternators Decepticharge:The Alternators character of Decepticharge is an homage to Drag Strip.
*Universe Special Edition Drag Strip:A redeco of "Classic" Mirage. [http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByCategory.htm?CD=96&BR=496&ST=SO&ID=22928&PG=1]
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