Leader-1 is the name of two fictional robot characters from the Go-Bots and Transformers toy lines.


In the animated series Challenge of the GoBots, Leader-1 was the leader of the Guardians. He could fly, project energy blasts, and project a force field. He was a brave leader who cared deeply about his people. He believed not one person should be in charge. He supported the democratic system of the Guardians. This led his former friend, Cy-Kill, to break away from the Guardians. He took command of the evil Renegades and became Leader-1's worst enemy.


The toy of Leader-1 was originally Bandai's "Eagle Robo" from their Machine Robo toyline. The Tonka version was originally released in gray like Bandai's, but later versions were changed to a blue and white color scheme. The animated version, however, had already been drawn in the original colors and so he stayed that way on TV. the gray leader-1 was alsosold as part of a limited edition gobots 3-pack [http://www.toyarchive.com/Gobots/3Packs/3Packs.html] with the other 2 guardians being flip-top and turbo. A larger "Super GoBot" [http://www.toyarchive.com/Gobots/SuperGobots/SuperGobots.html] Leader-1 [http://www.toyarchive.com/Gobots/SuperGobots/Leader1.html] was later released. a wendy's exclusive leader-1 iron-on [http://www.toyarchive.com/Gobots/Novelty/IronOnLeader1Wendys1a.jpg] was also released. monogram models released gobots model kits [http://www.toyarchive.com/Gobots/Models.html] whichactually converted, and contained a leader-1 model among7 others. a leader-1 gumball machine toy was released, spotted sometime between 1984 & 1987 at a k-mart store in California. Fact|date=August 2008

Transformers: Armada

When Hasbro bought out Tonka, they assumed ownership of the GoBots character names. Megatron's Mini-Con in was named Leader-1 (Barrel in Japan). This character has no connection to the GoBot Leader-1. Leader-1 was later recolored into Clench (Spark Barrel) as a partner to Armada Galvatron, then into Caliburn as a partner to Megazarak.

Bio: [From the Troop Assessment Files of Megatron, Decepticon Leader] It's quite laughable, really. In the very core of his spark, Leader-1 truly believes that-somehow, some way-he'll eventually become a leader in fact and not just name. At first, he tried to ingratiate himself with me, doing everything from suggesting battle tactics on the field to helping keep the other Mini-Cons in line in order to win my favor. When it became clear that this behavior wouldn't convince me to let him assume a station of command, he resorted to open acts of treachery against me...I still haven't forgotten his homicidal insubordination on the Moon. Yet, his tenacity and ingenuity occasionally impress me; in these respects, he is far superior to the average Mini-Con. But that changes nothing. I will never allow a lowly Mini-Con to exert any control over my operations or me; they are tools to be manipulated, nothing more. For Leader-1 to believe he can be something more than that, to think for one astrosecond that he could ever stand with me as an equal, is ridiculous and insulting beyond words. I will dash his dreams at every turn until he understands his place...if he doesn't, then he will be discarded and replaced.

Weapons and Abilities: Although I'll never tell the little scraplet this, his abilities have proven valuable to me. Leader-1 is a surprisingly intelligent and tactically inclined Mini-Con; had he the fortune to be created a Decepticon instead of a Mini-Con, he would've made an excellent warrior. In addition to his mobile cannon mode, he can also transform into a powerful handgun for my use.

Weaknesses: Leader-1 gives himself more credit than he deserves. Although he's clever, his plans are too grandiose to be achieved by just him. After all, he's only a Mini-Con.

Fun Publications

In "Balancing Act" Leader-1 appeared among the rebel Mini-Con forces who sided with Megatron and attempted to sabotage the Mini-Con evacuation from one of Cybertron's moons.


Leader-1 has two different official mottos. The first comes from his biography page in Dreamwave comics, and the second from his biography page in the "Transformers: Armada Official Guidebook".

Dreamwave Productions

Leader-1 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.

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