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Quickswitch is a fictional character in the Transformers series. He should not be confused with Sixknight, a similar looking character whose toy uses the same mold in different colors.

Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Quickswitch in commercials
Name Quickswitch
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Alternate modes Jet/drill tank/flying puma/hovercraft/laser pistol
Function Assault Warrior
Motto "A confused enemy is a defeated enemy."
Rank 7
Sub-group Six Changers

Quickswitch is an Autobot sixchanger. Besides his basic form as a humanoid robot he turns into a jet, drill tank, laser pistol, hovercraft and a flying puma. His bio described him as being completely unpredictable, having almost as many mood swings as alternate modes.[1]

Animated series

Although the U.S. animated series was canceled before Quickswitch was released, he did appear in animated form in Transformers commercials.

According to the commercial for Quickswitch, he is the son of Sixshot a Decepticon. Not caring for his father's decision to join the Decepticons, he reluctantly joined with the Autobots. He is the first Transformer ever to be referred to as the offspring of another character in the toyline.


Quickmix, Quickswitch and Scoop appeared in the Ladybird Books story Decepticons Underground, where they were sent on a mission by Optimus Prime to find the Decepticons in the Nebulos Triangle.[2]


Dreamwave Productions

Quickswitch never appeared in any of Dreamwave's Generation One fiction before the company closed, but he did get a two-page biography in their More Than Meets The Eye series.

Marvel Comics

Quickswitch's sole comic appearance came in issue #240 of the U.K. Marvel Transformers comic. Here, he was due to meet an informant at Maccadam's Old Oil House, a Cybertronian allegiance free bar. However, he was interrupted by several Meccanibals, who had hunted down Dreadwind and Darkwing after an incident where they had tried to feed them the Autobot Pretenders. Quickswitch used his multiple alternate modes to summarily dispatch the hungry mechanoids. The two Decepticons were so deep in depression and drink over their situation that they didn't even notice.


  • Hasbro Transformers Quickswitch (1988)
This toy was redecoed into Sixknight.[3]


  1. http://www.tfu.info/1988/Autobot/Quickswitch/quickswitch.htm
  2. John Grant (1988). Decepticons Underground. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0-7214-1119-3. 
  3. Alvarez, J.E. (2001). The Unofficial Guide to Transformers 1980s Through 1990s Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. p. 75. ISBN 0-7643-1364-9.