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Rock Lords character
Magmar toy on card
First appearance

GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords, March 21, 1986
Created by

Voiced by

Telly Savalas
Release number

Species Rock Lord
Occupation Evil Rock Warrior


Magmar's tribe (leader)
Rock type

Igneous: formed of molten lava that reflects his fiery emotions.

"It's time to attack Boulder's hide-out! Soon I will rule Quartex!"

Magmar is a fictional character from the Rock Lord series introduced in 1986. He is the leader of the evil Rock Lords.

Rock Lords

Magmar is the power-hungry leader of a Rock Lord tribe on the planet Quartex. His headquarters is Stone Head and he pilots the Stone Wing craft.

Magmar is the leader of a tribe of Rock Lords. Among his troops are Brimstone, Rock Shot, Saberstone, Slimestone, Spearhead, Sticks 'N Stones, Stoneheart, Stonehook and Tombstone.


Fictional biography

Magmar is the most cunning and evil-minded of the Rock Lords. His domineering personality and physical strength make him a fearful presence to all but the most brave. Magmar lives to conquer the rock planet Quartex. His favorite activity is combat. Wielding his Ax-Rifle with deadly accuracy, he assaults foes scattering rocks and pebbles as he goes.

Animated series

Brimstone and Magmar in GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords

Magmar appeared in the 1986 film GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords. In the film Magmar killed other Rock Lords in order to take their power scepters. He placed these in a machine designed to channel all their power into his own scepter.


The 1986 Rock Lords Coloring Book by Golden, a division of Western Publishing, revealed when Magmar claps his hands or stamps his feet he generates lightning and earthquakes.[1]


Fun Publications

Magmar in "Goodbye Cy-Kill" by Christopher Colgin, in the Transformers protoform Optimus Prime body with Impactor head

In the story Cultural Appropriation by Fun Publications it was revealed that Rock Lords Brimstone, Magmar, Spearhead and Stoneheart teamed with the GoBots Bent Wing, Major Mo, Raizor, Super Couper and Tail Pipe to explore Level 34 when the Cataclysm threatened to destroy the GoBots home universe.


Magmar was featured in the 2016 Ask Vector Prime story Echoes and Fragments, set during the events of The Transformers: The Movie. The manipulations of the evil Gong and Sideways resulted in various GoBots, Rock Lords and Starriors swapping places with characters during the events of that film. The Rock Lords and Quartex took place of the Junkions and the Planet of Junk in the story.[2]


In the Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric story for episode 43, "Of Rocks and RoGuns Part 1", Boulder's tribe were captured in a collapsing tunnel by Magmar.[3]

Magmar appeared in the episode 54 story "Rock and Roll".[4]

Magmar appeared in episode 64 "Combiner Wars Part 1".[5]

In episode 65, "Combiner Wars Part 2" Magmar forces were defeated and they were rounded up.[6]

Telepictures Publications

Magmar allied with Cy-Kill again in an attempt to take over the Guardian Command Center in "Conquest of the Command Center!" by Telepictures Publications the Summer of 1986.[7]

Magmar commanded his forces in "Update From Quartex" by Telepictures Publications in Winter 1987. In the story Magmar's forces attempt to force Boulder's troops into a lava river, but they are saved when Nuggit charges in with several Rockasaurs to help. Magmar and his tribe escape, vowing that they will be back.[8]


Magmar and his tribe in Powerful Living Rocks Face a Deadly New Peril

Magmar appeared in the 1986 Tonka pack-in comic story "Powerful Living Rocks Face a Deadly New Peril".[9]

Magmar appeared in the second Rock Lords pack-in comic story There's Ssomething Flashing Over There Let's Go!. In the story Spearhead was piloting a Stone Wing with Magmar and Saberstone when they crash in the Rock Glades. The trio discover the Crystal Palace, the strong Hold of the Jewel Lords. They attempt to steal a Nuclo-Crystal from the Jewel Lords, but end up being tricked by one of Sunstone's mirrored projections.


  • Bandai Rock Lords Magmar (Australia, 1986)
Turns from humanoid to rock.
This toy was released in slightly different color as Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Devilrock by Bandai.
This version had a brown Ax-Rifle and was part of the Machine Men series.
  • Bandai Rock Lords Magmar (Europe, 1986)
A release of Magmar for most of Europe. This version had a brown Ax-Rifle and was part of the GoBots series.
  • Tonka Rock Lords 7500 Magmar (Canada, 1986)
Released by Tonka in Canada. Package is i bilingual English/French language, although he is called Magmar in both languages.
  • Tonka Rock Lords 7500 Magmar (USA & England, 1986)
Comes with his Ax-Rifle in black.
Released by Tonka in the USA and England.


External links


  1. Rock Lords Coloring Book. Golden. 1986. 
  2. Jim Sorenson (w). "Echoes and Fragments" Ask Vector Prime (February 10th, 2016), Fun Publications
  3. "Of Rocks and RoGuns Part 1". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. November 12th, 1986/January 5th, 2016. No. 43, season 1.
  4. "Rock and Roll". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. November 28th, 1986/January 20th, 2016. No. 54, season 1.
  5. "Combiner Wars Part 1". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. December 11th, 1986/February 5th, 2016. No. 64, season 1.
  6. "Combiner Wars Part 2". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. December 12th, 1986/February 5th, 2016. No. 65, season 1.
  7. Paul Kirchner (w, a). "Conquest of the Command Center!" GoBots Magazine (Summer 1986), Telepictures Publications
  8. Paul Kirchner (w, a). "Update From Quartex" GoBots Magazine (Winter 1987), Telepictures Publications

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