Bad Boy (GoBots)

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Bad Boy
GoBots character
Bad Boy GoBots on card
First appearance

Challenge of the GoBots episode 7, "Cy-Kill Escapes"
Created by

Release number

Species GoBot


Renegade GoBots, Decepticons
Alternate mode

A-10 Thunderbolt

Bad Boy is a fictional character in the GoBots series introduced in 1985. He is an evil Renegade GoBot who turns into a jet.


Bad Boy is a Renegade GoBot who turns into an A-10 Thunderbolt.[1] Bad Boy is one of Cy-Kill's minions. He is a rough street punk always ready with an insult and looking for a fight. He is actually smarter than he lets on, preferring to let others under estimate him.


Like most GoBots, Bad Boy has numerous abilities because of robotic body. He can survive in space and is super-humanly strong and tough. He can fly in robot mode and project energy blasts from his hands. His body heals quickly when supplied with energy. He does not need to breath oxygen. He can turn into a jet.


Bad Boy was chosen as the 7th goofiest GoBot name by Topless Robot.[2]

Animated series

Challenge of the GoBots

Bad Boy appears in Challenge of the GoBots episode 7 "Cy-Kill Escapes" as he and Herr Fiend send a stealth device to the escaping renegades on the GoBot Prison Moon to cover their escape in a hidden ship.

Bad Boy appears in "The Fall of GoBotron" episode 9 as he and Block Head try to pick a fight with Turbo.

Bad Boy appears in "Flight to Earth" episode 10 where he and Block Head collect the Guardians on GoBotron and take them to prison.

In the episode 34 "Scooter Enhanced" Scooter and Small Foot join Nick and A.J. to watch a car stunt show which is attacked by Crasher, BuggyMan and Fly Trap. Small Foot fights Buggyman and defeats him, but the Renegades gain the upper hand. The Guardians are rescued by Leader-1 and Turbo who arrive in Power Suits. Cy-Kill vows to gain Power Suits for the Renegades. Scooter decides he needs more firepower, so he has Professor von Joy remove his damaged holo projector in favor of a blaster unit. Screw Head, Bad Boy and Cop-Tur are sent to attack Unecom bases and distract the Guardians while Cy-Kill, Crasher and Scorp attempt to take the suits from the Guardian Command Center. Small Foot and Scooter are able to delay the Renegades until Leader-1 and Turbo return to chase away the Renegades. Realizing he was a better Guardian with his holo projector, Scooter has it reinstalled.[3]

Bad Boy is featured extensively in "Wolf in the Fold" episode 38. Using an image simulator circuit invented by Dr. Go Bad Boy is able to go under cover as the Guardian Heatseeker. From inside the Guardians Bad Boy is able to leak information to the Renegades. Once it is discovered that there is a traitor among the Guardians Bad Boy tries to frame Leader-1 as the traitor, but he is uncovered by Scooter. Thanks to timely use of the astro-beam he escapes the Guardians.

Bad Boy appears in "The Third Column" episode 51 where he sides with Zero, who tries to take over the Renegades from Cy-Kill.

Fun Publications


Bad Boy is a main character appearing in Withered Hope, a text and comic based story. Sent to investigate the effect the destroying their universe six GoBots are reformatted to look like an Autobots and Decepticons and sent through the Interfacer to the source of the disturbance - the 22nd level. They accidentally arrive on Transtech Cybertron where they are kept against their will in the city of Axiom Nexus. Bug Bite escapes without his allies using an astro beam device. While on Cybertron Bad Boy becomes friends with the Malignus gang. The remaining GoBots run afoul of the Transtech Decepticon General Demolishor in a criminal investigation but are aided by Airazor, Crystal Widow and Cheetor. The GoBots receive upgrades from the shop of Swindle, Swindle and Swindle and are able to leave the dimension thanks to stolen transit passes they obtain. Once they arrive on Earth of the 22nd level where they find Bug Bite and his new Decepticon allies Weirdwolf and Dreadwind. [4]

Bad Boy has a cameo in Transcendent by Fun Publications which occurred at the same time as Withered Hope. He can be seen standing in line for processing in Axiom Nexus.


Bad Boy appeared in the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode 1 story "Rebels Without a Circuit". He was among a group of Renegades who caused trouble for four Guardian cadets.[5]


GoBots Bad Boy toy
  • Tonka GoBots 55 Bad Boy (1985)
Two toys were produced for Bad Boy. The first was released as a GoBot, based on the Machine Robo line from Japan.
  • Takara Transformers Generation 1 GoBots (2004)
A recolor of Generation 1 Powerglide. A Japanese ehobby exclusive toy.


  1. Bellomo, Mark (2010). Totally Tubular '80s. Krause Publications. pp. 90–93. ISBN 1440212821. 
  3. "Scooter Enhanced". Written by Jeff Segal, Kelly Ward and Mark Young. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. October 9th, 1984. No. 24, season 1.
  4. S. Trent Troop & Greg Sepelak (2008). Withered Hope. The Transformers Collector’s Club. 
  5. "Rebels Without a Circuit". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. October 27, 1986/December 28th, 2015. No. 1, season 1.

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