FIRST CARTOON APPEARANCE:
Beast Wars, episode 29, Coming of the Fuzors, part 2
FUNCTION: MAXIMAL GENERAL
Changed into a mighty, metal gorilla by a planetary destruction device, Optimus Primal has a built in rocket powered hoverboard that lets him hang ten on the air-waves of the Beast Wars world! Stronger and faster than ever, he converts to become the huge, organically enhanced Maximal General loaded with weaponry. Predacons who value their health best avoid any monkey business with Transmetal Optimus Primal!