The Transformers: Season 2, Episode 49

B.O.T. (9 Jan. 1986)
"Transformers" B.O.T. (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-Y7  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
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College students build their own robot and unknowingly use a Decepticon part, causing chaos. Megatron gets Swindle to reassemble the Combaticons after a battle, but uses a time bomb as motivation.


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Episode credited cast:
Jack Angel ...
Ramjet (voice)
First Aid (voice)
Bruticus / El Presidente (voice)
Michael Chain ...
Powerglide (voice)
Bumblebee / Hot Spot / Mr. Robbins (voice)
Johnny Haymer ...
Swindle / Vortex (voice) (as John Haymer)
Milton James ...
Blast Off (voice) (as Milt Jamin)
S. Marc Jordan ...
Onslaught (voice)
Chris Latta ...
Don Messick ...
Gears (voice)
Tony St. James ...
Brawl (voice)
John Stephenson ...
Thundercracker (voice)


College students build their own robot and unknowingly use a Decepticon part, causing chaos. Megatron gets Swindle to reassemble the Combaticons after a battle, but uses a time bomb as motivation.

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Transformers character designer and long time fan Derrick Wyatt once commented in reference to this episode, that he remembered the subplot of the character named Swindle very well, having seen it in his childhood. However after re-watching it as an adult, he was severally disappointed in the other subplot (revolving around unpleasant high school kids) that he had luckily forgotten since then. See more »


The first two times we see the Ark, it has two engines rather than three. See more »


[Swindle takes by force the parts which he sold earlier, and assembles them into the other Combaticons]
Megatron: Very good, Swindle! Your head will continue to keep your body company. Transform to Bruticus!
[the Combaticons gather closely, but oddly Brawl just stands still. Swindle pulls him]
Starscream: Something is definitely wrong...
[the Combaticons try to combine into Bruticus, but fail, and fall on the floor with heavy thud]
Megatron: [yells in fury] Swindle!
Swindle: [gets on his feet] Megatron, I-I-I couldn't find Brawl's ...
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References MASH (1970) See more »

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"Theres Junk All Over This Episode."
16 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having a transformer episode with a few combiners in it, seems like an awesome idea. But this episode is one of the worst of the entire season.

Swindle is ordered to find and reassemble the combaticons after they had been destroyed by Defensor. Meanwhile two boys in a science class are forced to get a blue ribbon in a science fair or else they will get an F in the class. (Yeagh what I said really happens in this episode.) So they build a robot and unknowingly use Brawls personality chip and create a robot that is destructive. Meanwhile meanwhile Megatron plans to knock the moon away so he can use the oceans as a power source. (yeagh that really happens also) This episode is dumb. The humans are building a robot and the science they use seems way to advanced for any students. Also why in the name of god would a teacher threaten to fail students if they did not get a blue ribbon? Defensor is cool, but he barely is in the episode and this I think is his first appearance in a cartoon and he is not showcased enough. Also Bruticus is in it, but he does absolutely nothing other than just stand around like a moron. The action at the end was awful, and it is really disappointing how Bruticus and Defensor do not battle at the end.

One of the worst episodes. Do not watch this one.

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