Character description from "tech spec":
To call Banzai-Tron pragmatic would be an understatement. His spark
contains a deep-seated desire to acquire wealth. To that end, he has
recently taken on the study of an ancient Cybertronian martial art form known as
Crystalocution, which focus on attacking an enemy's metal fracture points.
So practical is this Decepticon warrior that he has decided to forgo the more
mystical aspects of learning the art, and instead has focused only on its deadly
methodology. When criticized about this, he curtly responds, "There
is no profit in spirituality." In gunboat mode, Banzai-Tron can
travel at speeds up to 260 KTS. His primary weapons are four missile
launchers. the two launchers on the front can double as energy
blasters. He also carries four short-range rockets with adjustable power
settings that can be set from stun to disintegrate. Sometimes he becomes
too focused on profit and fails to see the larger scope of events around
- 1990 - Considering the
character's popularity, it's crazy that the G1 original was actually an Action
Master Banzai-Tron, oddly enough, is the G1 original.
- 2009 - Botcon 2009 Exclusive
the first transformable version!
Bibliography of significant appearances: In this toy form, his only fictional
appearance is in the Botcon 2009 comic, Wings of Honor. Whether he makes
any appearances in the collector club comic remains to be seen.