Tasmania Kid

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Transformers character
Tasmanian Kid in robot and beast modes
Name Tasmanian Kid
Series Beast Wars II
Japanese voice actor Katashi Ishizuka
First appearance Beast Wars II episode #1, "The Birth of a New Army"
Alternate modes Tasmanian Devil
Function Diversionary Trooper
Gender Male
Motto "Hey, if a warrior doesn’t lighten up every once in a while he might end up like Apache! No offense."
Rank 5
Sub-group Basic Beasts

Tasmania Kid is a fictional character from Transformers series. He was released in 1997 as part of the Beast Wars II anime series. He should not be confused with the Maximal Snarl, who has an identical toy, but is a separate character.

Beast Wars II

The idol and prankster figure of the Maximals, Kid nonetheless desires more than anyone else to be recognized as a full-fledged warrior. The actions that result from his ambitions often end up making a situation worse. He loves adventure and will often stay out overnight without permission, getting his fill of nature - and getting Lio Convoy mad at him as well. He has sharp teeth known as "Tasmania Fangs" and specializes in biting attacks. Originally he intended to become a cheetah or a falcon, but as he was scanning an eagle, a Tasmanian Devil jumped onto his face and forced him to adopt that as his beast mode. [1]

Animated series

Tasmania Kid first appears in episodes #1 of Beast Wars II, called "The Birth of a New Army."

Tasmania Kid appears in episode #14, "The Combined Giant, Tripledacus." Upon arriving on Gaea the Jointrons briefly fight Bighorn, Diver, Tasmanian Kid, Starscream and BB. After chasing away the Predacons Tripledacus notices the remaining mechs are Maximals and becomes friends with them. Later, when Tripledacus confronts Megastorm, Starscream and BB the Maximals arrive to chase the Predacons away from their new ally.

The kid appears in episode #22, "Megastorm's Reckoning" where he fights the Seacon Scylla.

Tasmania Kid appears in the Beast Wars II movie, "Lio Convoy Crisis".


IDW Publishing

Tasmania Kid had a biography printed in the Beast Wars Sourcebook by IDW Publishing. [2]


In "The Maximal Brainwashing Project" Starscream and BB were able to capture Diver and the Tasmania Kid, brainwashing them into serving the Predacons. Meanwhile Leo Prime, Apache and Scuba were able to capture Dirge and Thrust. The shock of being damaged in capture had the side effect of making the Predacons think they were Maximals. Diver and the Kid were able to ambush the Maximals, allowing Galvatron to gain the upper hand on Lio Convoy, but the Maximals were aided by Dirge and Thrust. Furious that Lio had seemingly stolen his brainwashing idea Starscream had BB attacked the Maximals. Megastorm found the whole turn of events amusing and planned to use his main cannon to destroy all the Maximals and Predacons in the conflict, becoming the leader of the Predacons. His attack took so long to charge Diver was able to ruin it with a water geyser. The explosion was enough to shock the brainwashed Maximals back to their senses. Galvatron and the Predacons retreated with Dirge and Thrust in tow. [3]


  • Beast Wars II Basic Tasmanian Kid
The toy of Tasmanian Kid is a repackage of Beast Wars Snarl. He was sold by himself or packaged with the Predacon Dirge; a blue and yellow redeco was featured as a Lucky Draw figure.


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