Battle Rollar is a third-party Transformer homage to Optimus Prime's Roller drone made by TFC Toys.
According to his tech specs Battle Rollar is smart, fast and very skilled and brave, packing impressive firepower. He only has average strength and endurance.
Other third-party Transformer homages to Roller include the BTS Toys Mobile Command Base.
TFC Toys posted a teaser image of Battle Rollar on their web site in June 2008.
In July 2008 HK-TF posted render images of Battle Rollar's car and robot modes.
In August 2008 Robot Kingdom announced that Battle Rollar would sell for $36.09 and would come out in November.
Battle Rollar was released in December 2008.
In September 2009 TFC Toys announced a recolor of Battle Rollar that would come with an additional rifle with LED lighting.
The recolor of Battle Rollar with the extra rifle shipped in March 2010.
The Battle Rollar, Shadow Rollar, Gear of War, Primars, Targetroids, Hercules combiner and Iron Army were among the past items made by TFC Toys spotlighted at the TFcon 2012 Third Party Panel.
The WTF@TFW podcast for August 7th, 2008 had a segment devoted to Battle Rollar.
The WTF@TFW podcast for August 21th, 2008 had a segment devoted to Battle Rollar.
The TFWire podcast for August 24th, 2008 had a segment devoted to Battle Rollar. Spada had already preordered it and said fan groups like TFC Toys were out performing the Transformers Collectors Club.
The WTF@TFW podcast for September 25th, 2008 discussed Battle Rollar in the "What did we get this week?" segment.
"An insignifigant driod." You might make this definition when you look at Barrel Roller first hand. You could even call him a coward considering his inaction against the raid at the energon storehouse. However, things might change... You cannot imagine such a tiny 'bot will have an opportunity to reformat his body and prove himself by saving his big friend and leader. Maybe you should change your mind and respectfully call him - Battle Rollar!
TFC Toys comics
Battle Rollar appears in The Origin of the Prime Scout by TFC Toys. In this story Barrel Roller is upgraded to the form of Battle Rollar by the power of the Matrix about the same time Orion Pax becomes Prime.
Battle Rollar is mentioned in the biography for the Gear of War set from TFC Toys.
- TFC Toys EX-002 Battle Rollar (2008)
- A new mold. Turns from robot to three different Cybertronian car modes, a jet pack or a gun. Comes with a collector card.
- TFC Toys EX-002R Battle Rollar Animate Deco Version
- A recolor of Battle Rollar with an added rifle with LED light.
- This toy was recolored into Shadow Rollar.
- Vangelus (July 31st, 2008). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/185427-wtf-tfw-episode-2-a.html.
- Vangelus (August 7th, 2008). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/186470-wtf-tfw-episode-3-a.html.
- Vangelus (August 21th, 2008). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/187733-wtf-tfw-episode-5-a.html.
- Spada (August 24th, 2008). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfwire.com/ (Podcast). TFWire. http://tfwire.com/blog/?p=398.
- Vangelus (September 25th, 2008). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/191327-wtf-tfw-episode-10-a.html.
- "Battle Rollar". Chi Soul Die (模魂志): p. 74-75. October 2008.