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Sledge is the name of several characters in the various Transformers universes. Sledge has always been portrayed as a Decepticon-aligned construction vehicle.

Transformers: Generation 1

Sledge
Sledge-boxart
Sledge box art
Decepticon
Information
Sub-group(s) Micromasters
Partners Hammer
Motto "Dumping a world of hurt on the Autobots is our only purpose in life!"
Alternate Modes Dump Truck (front half)
Series Transformers: Generation 1


Sledge is the name of a Decepticon Micromaster. He is a member of the Micromaster Combiner Constructor Squad.[1] Sledge is a dedicated but unimaginative worker.

Dreamwave Productions

Dropshot has a one-page biography in Dreamwave's More Than Meets The Eye series.

Toys

  • Generation 1 Micromaster Sledge (1990)
Combines with Hammer to form a dump truck. He was redecoed into Terror-Tread.[2][3]


Transformers: Energon

Sledge
Sledge-dreamwaveart
Sledge toy
Decepticon
Information
Japanese name Scrapper
Sub-group(s) Basic Vehicles
Partners Bonecrusher, Duststorm, Steamhammer, and Wideload
Alternate Modes Scoop Loader
Series Transformers: Energon


Sledge is a member of the Decepticon Construction Team.

Sledge is a member of the Decepticon Construction Team; Sledge transforms into a scoop loader. He was is to combine with his team to form the giant robot Constructicon Maximus. In the Energon TV show, Sledge is a seemingly non-sentient drone commanded by team leader Steamhammer. As with all of the Energon combiner limbs, Sledge has a twin brother on his team - Bonecrusher. Their energon weapon is a claw. In the Japanese series, each member shares his name with a Generation 1 Constructicon - Sledge's name is Scrapper.

Animated series

Construction Maximus was one of four combining Transformers sealed away in stasis beneath the surface of Cybertron to guard a hidden reservoir of Super Energon. Megatron, guided by Unicron, set out to search for it, and destroyed one of the immobile robots in his rage, only for the reservoir to then reveal itself. As the guardians awakened, Megatron immersed himself in the Super Energon to upgade himself into Galvatron, and Constructicon Maximus and Bruticus Maximus immediately swore fealty to Galvatron as the one who had awoken them. However, their "brother," Superion Maximus, refused, recognising Galvatron's evil and siding with the Autobots.

Constructicon Maximus added plenty of firepower to the Decepticons' side, and he and Bruticus Maximus had several clashes with the "traitorous" Superion Maximus, until the time for their final battle came, set against the backdrop of the struggle to stop the Unicron-possessed Galvatron out in space. Constructicon Maximus was deactivated by Superion Maximus, who then had his limbs destroyed by Bruticus Maximus, but transferred Constructicon Maximus's limbs to himself and used them to defeat Bruticus, along with a little help from the ghost of the "brother" Megatron had destroyed. Constructicon Maximus was voiced by Don Brown.

Dreamwave Productions

Although an Energon "More Than Meets The Eye" biography series was planned, it not released before the company went bankrupt. Art for Sledge was produced.

Toys

  • Energon Basic Sledge (2005)
He shares a mold with Energon Bonecrusher. He was later redecoed into Classics Scrapper and Bonecrusher.[4]


Transformers: Classics

Sledge
Sledge-classictoy
Sledge toy
Decepticon
Information
Sub-group(s) Mini-Cons, Demolition Team
Function Engineer
Partners Broadside & Wideload
Alternate Modes Scoop Loader/Backhoe
Series Transformers: Classics'


Sledge is a Decepticon aligned Mini-Con. He had a biography printed in issue #17 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine, which described him as a bright person who is frustrated with his body, which is more designed for destruction that creating things.[5]

Fun Publications

Sledge appeared among the Mini-Cons in the story The New World. He was among the Mini-Cons who followed Broadside in defecting to the Decepticons. He aided in the assassination of Modus Prime and then claimed a crazed Autobot was responsible. He and Wideload then destroyed the body of the Autobot before it could be examined.[6]

Toys

  • Classics Mini-Con Sledge (2006)
A new mold. He came packaged with his team members.[7]


Transformers: Power Core Combiners

Sledge
Sledge-transformers
'Transformers Sledge toy
Decepticon
Information
Sub-group(s) Power Core Combiners, Scouts
Partners Throttler
Alternate Modes Backhoe
Series Transformers: Power Core Combiners'


Sledge is a Decepticon who was given Power Core technology by Megatron for his deep loyalty to Megatron and a deeper dedication to destruction and mayhem.[8]

Toys

  • Power Core Combiners Sledge with Throttler (not yet released)
A new mold. His partner Throttler transforms into a drill that mounts on the scooper of his backhoe mode.


References

  1. Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 96. ISBN 0-7643-1364-9. 
  2. http://www.tfu.info/1990/Decepticon/Sledge/sledge.htm
  3. Huxford, Sharon (1995). Schroeder's collectible toys antique to modern price guide. Collector Books. ISBN 978-0-89145-661-2. 
  4. http://www.tfu.info/2005/Decepticon/Sledge/sledge.htm
  5. "The Classicverse Mini-Cons". Transformers Collectors Club magazine (Fun Publications): p. 6. October/November, 2007. 
  6. Greg Sepelak and S. Trent Troop (2007). The New World. Fun Publications. 
  7. http://www.tfu.info/2006/Decepticon/Sledge/sledge.htm
  8. TFW2005.com - Sledge with Throttler

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