Drag Strip

Drag Strip for Champions (225+130)

"The first one to cross the finish line lives." - Drag Strip

Real name: Drag Strip
Other known aliases: Brain Man (name of Chinese reissue), Drag Stripe (Japanese series name), Iguana (name of release in Italy).
Occupation: Warrior
Current group affiliation: Decepticons/Stunticons
Rank: 5
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Autobots, particularly the Aerialbots and Mirage.
First appearance: G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers II #2 (Devil's Due comics), Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #6 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers #22 (Marvel comics), The Key To Vector Sigma Part 1 (television series).
Origin: Transformers #22 (Marvel comics), The Key To Vector Sigma Part 1 (television series).
Description: Drag Strip is a 20 foot tall yellow robot who turns into a Tyrell P34 race car. In the Devil's Due comics he turned into a 1930's race car.


47	STR	12
12	DEX	 6
19	CON	18
15	BODY	 0
14	INT	 4
16	EGO	12
15	PRE	 5
10	COM	 0
 8	PD	 4
 8	ED	 4
 4	SPD	18
 9	REC	 2
38	END	 0
36	STUN	 0
Characteristics Cost: 85

Powers and Skills

 3	2/2 Armor,Only to protect from damage in move throughs.	
 3	1" Change Environment,Desc: Headlights,OIF(-1/2)             0
 7	+0 STR Clinging,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape Shift"	
10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
17a)	9/9 Armor	
16b)	10" Flight,x8 Non-Combat,Only in robot form.(-1/4)           2
27c)	5 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
25d)	19" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
 7e)	Shape Shift,"Car",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form if	
	 takes over half Body.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)            0
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
74	MP (149),"Weapons",OAF(-1)	
 5u	6D6 RKA,"Gravito-Gun",17-32 Charges(+1/4)                    0
 7u	5 1/2D6 RKA,"Plasma Energy Blaster",Explosion(+1/2),17-32	
	 Charges(+1/4)                                               0
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
 6	+2" Running,"Wheels",x8 Non-Combat,has turn mode,Linked	
	 (-1/2),"to Shape Shift",OIF(-1/2)                           0
12	47 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 5	14" Superleap                                                5
 5	Combat Driving 12-	
18	6 Levels: With gun, move by and move through.,tight group	
 1	WF,Pistols	
Powers Cost: 270


Base Points: 225
15	Accidental Chg,"to robot form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
10	Enraged,"If beaten in something.",uncommon,occur 14-,recover
15	Hunted,"By anti-Decepticon forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
10	Distinctive,"Giant Robot",easily concealable,major
 5	Physical Lim,"No hands in vehicle mode.",infrequently,
20	Psych Lim,"Competative",very common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Gloats",very common,moderate
10	Rep,"Evil alien robot.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
 5	Rivalry,"with other race car Transformers.",professional
 5	Unluck,1D6
10	Vuln,"Heat/Fire",common,x1 1/2 stun
10	Watched,"By Decepticon leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 130

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 355

Explanation of the conversion: Drag Strip's Gravito-Gun only can be used in robot form, whereas his Plasma Blaster can only be used in vehicle form. Although this write-up was intended to represent his Generation One form, it also works for his Cybertonian, Generation Two and 1930's form as well.

Drag Strip History (Dreamwave comics): Drag Strip was among the Cybertonians who joined Megatron in his Decepticon army and started a civil war with the Autobots.

In an attempt to duplicate the success with Devastator in creating a gestalt warrior, Drag Strip and four other Decepticons were given the ability to merge into Menasor.

After the Great Shutdown, the Stunticons found themselves locked away in a in stasis until Shockwave needed a diversion, and arranged their reformatting into Earth cars and escape. The Stunticons formed Menasor and defeated the Protectabots and Omnibots, but were eventually put down by Ultra Magnus.

Drag Strip would rather be scrapped than lose. It doesn't matter what the competition is he's involved in - racing, fighting or even just trading insults - Drag Strip always aims to come out on top. Maybe it's because he needs to feel important, maybe he enjoys humiliating others. It makes no difference; to beat an opponent, he'll pull the nastiest, most underhanded tricks, and he relishes his victories - he makes certain everyone within earshot knows about them. He loves to gloat. His fellow Stunticons feel he's a selfish, egotistical boor and would just as soon not have him around. Even Megatron finds him insufferable and would sooner smelt him than talk to him, but he knows that as rotten as Drag Strip is for the Decepticons to be around, he's even worse company for the Autobots, and that, in Megatron's opinion, is a character trait to be much admired.

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Drag Strip played by actor Ron Gans. The version of Drag Strip produced for Generation Two was black in color.

Drag Strip Powers: In car mode, Drag Strip can reach speeds of 250 mph and comes equipped with a plasma energy blaster that shoots an explosive ball of energy a distance of 2000 yards. In robot mode Drag Strip can fly and uses a gravito-gun that enhances the gravitational field of a localized area so that anyone walking into the area would either be crushed by the increased gravity or have his body ripped apart as the gravity pulls him from different directions. Drag Strip has special anti-gravity devices in his body which allow him to drive on any surface, even straight up walls, as well as allow him to make incredible jumps in car mode. He also has a special force field which protects his front end from damage in collissions. He forms the right arm when he combines with his fellow Stunticons Motormaster, Breakdown, Dead End and Wildrider to form the giant robot Menasor.

Weaknesses: In car mode, Drag Strip is prone to overheating, particularly at high speeds. His cooling system has been known to explode. He also suffers from the ill will of many of his fellow Decepticons, a definite liability in battle when he might require their cooperation.

Links to other Drag Strip pages:
  • http://www.ntfa.net/universe/english/Drag_Strip.htm
  • http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?char_id=135
  • http://www.tfracetrack.com/collection/stunticons.htm

  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - April, 2005

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