BuggyMan[1] is a Renegade GoBot who turns into a dune buggy who was introduced in 1983. He was a recurring character in the Challenge of the GoBots animated series.

GoBots[edit | edit source]

BuggyMan is a Renegade GoBot. He is one of the many Renegades loyal to Cy-Kill. Some fiction refers to him as "the Buggy Man".

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Like most GoBots, BuggyMan has numerous abilities because of robotic body. He can survive in space and is super-humanly strong and tough. He can fly in robot mode and project energy blasts from his hands. His body heals quickly when supplied with energy. He can turn into a dune buggy.

Animated series[edit | edit source]

Because the episodes of Challenge of the GoBots were broadcast out of order the events of episodes #41-45 take place directly after episode #1-5.

BuggyMan appeared in the Challenge of the GoBots episode #5, "The Final Conflict" where he was among the Renegades captured on GoBotron.

BuggyMan appears in "Flight to Earth" episode #44. He and Geeper-Creeper chase Scooter and Sparky on GoBotron.

BuggyMan appeared in episode #11, "Time Wars" where he was sent from GoBotron to Earth on a mission by Cy-Kill to delay the Guardians by demolishing a dam. BuggyMan was then sent to the lab of a scientist who invented a time travel machine to guard the machine while Cy-Kill and his allies were in 217 B.C. Although the Guardians captured the Renegades BuggyMan aided them in escaping by using a portable stealth device to turn them all invisible.[2]

In the episode #24 "Scooter Enhanced" Scooter and Small Foot join Nick and A.J. to watch a car stunt show which is attacked by Crasher, BuggyMan and Fly Trap. Small Foot fights Buggyman and defeats him, but the Renegades gain the upper hand. The Guardians are rescued by Leader-1 and Turbo who arrive in Power Suits. Cy-Kill vows to gain Power Suits for the Renegades. Scooter decides he needs more firepower, so he has Professor von Joy remove his damaged holo projector in favor of a blaster unit. Screw Head, Bad Boy and Cop-Tur are sent to attack Unecom bases and distract the Guardians while Cy-Kill, Crasher and Scorp attempt to take the suits from the Guardian Command Center. Small Foot and Scooter are able to delay the Renegades until Leader-1 and Turbo return to chase away the Renegades. Realizing he was a better Guardian with his holo projector, Scooter has it reinstalled.[3]

Toys[edit | edit source]

  • GoBots BuggyMan (1983)
A mold in blue.
  • GoBots BuggyMan (1985)
A recolor of the original mold in orange.

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