"It's better to have fought and lost than never to have fought at all."

Affiliation: Autobot
Function: Ground Assault Alternate mode: battle tank
Plasma Cannon, defensive flame exhaust

First cartoon appearance: None in North America series

First comic appearance:
Transformers (Marvel) #46

Profile, Abilities and Weaknesses description taken from The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, comic series published by Dreamwave Comics in 2003.

Not trying is the worst crime as far as Guzzle is concerned.  He started his combat career as a green soldier in the city-state of Polyhex, listening disapprovingly as other reluctant Autobots bemoaned their inexperience as warriors.  To this day, Guzzle looks at such self-pity as a dangerous luxury.  While those worried Autobots became paralyzed by fear in the face of the fierce Decepticon assaults and thus became casualties, Guzzle was  concentrating on figuring out what he had to do in order to survive.  He became a battle-tested veteran who hungers to keep testing his mettle in combat.  His hard-edged, no-nonsense attitude doesn't make him many friends, but he is respected for his honesty and unpretentious attitude.  Guzzle knows that he's not the best soldier in the Autobot army, but it's not for lack of trying.

Subject possesses above average strength.  He is heavily armored in both modes.  In tank mode Sunject can hit a microchip from 2.5 miles away.  Tank mode has a defensive flame exhaust system that can incinerate solid steel.  The exhaust ports are located in his feet, so they are awkward to use in robot mode.

subject consumes fuel at a very high rate.

Bibliography of significant appearances: The Sparkabots made a handful of appearances in the UK (only) G1 Transformers comic series (not chronicled here) 

* Transformers (Marvel) #46 - Triggerbots and Sparkabots are held captive in a Decepticon prison.

* Transformers (Marvel) #67 Guzzle is the only Sparkabot shown in the "Alternate Reality" univers depicted in this issue.  We can presume all Sparkabots are a part of this reality, but are not depicted.

Other Appearances:

Other (toy) Appearances: 
- 1988 - Autobot Sparkabot Guzzle.
According to, there was a character named Guzzle in the Japan only series: Transformers: Masterforce, a recolor of one of the Firecons.

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