Function: Dinobot Commander
"Among the winners, there is no room for the weak."

First Cartoon Appearance:
none (as action master)
First Comic Appearance:
Transformers #76,  His creation as an action master in issue 76 is shown to the right.

Other appearances: Who not remember him Grimlock?! The lumbering, dimwitted, lovable but tough Dinobot made his debut in 1985.  He became a classic pretender in 1989, before becoming an Action Master.  Don't ask me to explain the connection, but Grimlock also made an appearance in Beast Wars 1997! And a pseudo appearance as a member of the build team in 2001.