is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes
is an entertainment franchise. It began with the Hasbro Transformers toy line, centered on two factions of warring alien robots which are called the Autobots and the Decepticons...
. Later uses of the name are spelled with a space as "Slap Dash".
Transformers: Generation 1
Slapdash is a Powermaster Autobot who turns into a car.
Slapdash and Lube have been made fun of popular culture for their suggestive name.
Slap Dash's prodigious speed allows him to do everything quickly—which he likes, because anything else would require effort. He's content to just breeze carelessly through life. Slap Dash is also known as Harris for some amount of time. He disregards deadlines and due dates as an attempt to make him do work which is otherwise unnecessary. In one season Harris (Slap Dash) is supposedly seen to be doing work one time however, many believe this is a myth. Although not seen or mentioned directly, Slapdash was among the Autobots who joined Fortress Maximus
Fortress Maximus is the name of several fictional characters from several of the various Transformers universes. Fortress Maximus appeared in the season 4 finale of the US Transformers animated series voiced by Stephen Keener. He was one of the stars of the Japanese Transformers: Headmasters...
in leaving Cybertron
Cybertron is a fictional planet, the homeworld of the Transformers in the various fictional incarnations of the metaseries and toyline by Hasbro. In the Japanese series, the planet is referred to as "Cybertron" pronounced as セイバートロン Seibātoron...
for the planet Nebulos (Transformers: Headmasters #1). Followed to Nebulos by the Decepticon
The Decepticons are usually depicted as the antagonists in the fictional universes of the Transformers stoyline and related comics and cartoons, and the enemies of the Autobots and the University of California Davis Aggies...
s under Scorponok
Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. All are Decepticons that turn into Scorpoins.- Transformers: Generation 1:...
, Fortress Maximus's band left Nebulos for the planet Earth (Transformers: Headmasters #4).
Slapdash eventually returned to Nebulos with Goldbug
Goldbug is a fictional character in the various Transformers series.-1980s comics and animated series:In the comic book series published by Marvel Comics from 1984 to 1991, Goldbug is a new identity taken on by Bumblebee after he is rebuilt in issue #28 following his destruction in G.I. Joe and...
, Joyride and Getaway, hoping that Nebulan science could build a new body to house the mind of Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers franchise. Prime is the leader of the autobots, a faction of transforming robots from the planet Cybertron. The autobots are constantly waging war against a rival faction of transforming robots called Decepticons...
. When the Autobots refused to leave the planet even after being warned about the poisoned fuel, Hi-Q
Hi-Q or HiQ has several meanings:*Hi-Q is a game that involves jumping pegs over one another in a cruciform grid*HiQ is a differential analyzer application currently sold by National Instruments...
agreed to construct Prime's new body, while the Autobots drained their energy fending off an attack by the Decepticon Powermasters
Powermasters were a sub-group within the Transformers toyline in 1988. They were defined by the inclusion of a miniature figure which "unlocked the secret of the transformation"—in other words, the toy could not transform from vehicle mode to robot mode unless the figure was transformed into engine...
. Prime's mind was placed within his new body, but he immediately began to die due to the Nebulan fuel that powered it. Realizing the nobility and humanity of the Autobots, Hi-Q agreed to save Prime's life by merging with him as a Powermaster, while his assistants, Rev, Hotwire and Lube bonded to Getaway, Joyride and Slapdash to save them. Dreadwind and Darkwing
Dreadwing is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes.-Transformers: Generation 1:“Dreadwing” is the name of the combined form of the two Decepticon Powermasters, Dreadwind and Darkwing, released separately in 1988.The two Decepticons had very distinct...
were defeated by the new Powermasters and exiled from Nebulos, while the Autobots left to rejoin their fellows on Earth.
Slapdash was created after the animated Transformers series ended in the U.S., so his only animated appearance was as in toy commercials for the Powermasters.
For animated appearances of his Japanese counterpart in the Masterforce series see Road King
Road King is a fictional character from the Transformers series.-Transformers: Generation 1:Road King is a Godmaster Autobot who turns into a car....
In the third War Within series by Dreamwave Productions
Dreamwave Productions was a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher founded in 1996 and is best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series...
Slapdash participated in an attempt to capture one of the Aerospace Extermination Squadron that Megatron had cloned using Quintesson technology, during the Age of Internment.
- Generation 1 Slapdash with Lube
- This toy was nearly identical to the toy sold as Road King in Japan.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Everything Slap Dash (now officially spelled with a space) does, he does in a hurry. Not because he's fast - though he is - but more because he's lazy. Careful planning just isn't his thing.
Slap Dash transforms into an orange and grey Peugeot 9009.
- Revenge of the Fallen Scout Slap Dash (2010)
- A redeco of the Decepticon Scout Dead End done in colors which are a homage to Generation 1 Wheelie
Wheelie is the name of two different fictional characters in the Transformers series.-Generation 1:The first Wheelie is a young Autobot who turns into a car. He has a distinctive style of speech, in which he rhymes his sentences while speaking in a high pitched voice, making him sound like a child....
. He is part of a Walmart exclusive 2 pack with his rival the Decepticon Trenchmouth.