Some autobots are captured. The remaining Autobots team up with some rebels to free their friends, the rebels know all the weaknesses of their enemies machines. They merge with the Autobots to become Headmasters to free their friends.
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According to Wally Burr, Veteran radio host Keener was slated to play Scorponok's car drone Fasttrack, before The Rebirth got trimmed to three parts. Even though he only managed to play Blowpipe in the series, he did play various characters in various Transformers commercials from 1985 all the way through 1990 (His deep voice can be heard as both Sixshot and Cyclonus in the Sixshot commercial). See more
I suppose it's the only meritorious way out of our meretricious situation.