Cop-Tur is the name of several fictional characters in the Gobots, Robo Machines and Transformers toy lines, and the subsequent fiction. They transform into futuristic helicopters. They are all based on adaptations of the character Gyro Robo from the Machine Robo toy line. Cop-Tur first appeared in America as one of the main villains in the Challenge of the Gobots animated series.
Challenge of the Gobots
|Challenge of the Gobots, Machine Robo and Robo Machine character|
Cop-Tur in Challenge of the Gobots
|First appearance||"The Battle For Gobotron"|
|Last appearance||Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords|
|Voiced by||Bob Holt, Arthur Burghardt (1986)|
|Japanese name||Gyro Robo|
|Abilities||Energy blasts, flight, shapeshifting, superhuman durability, superhuman strength, tractor beam generation|
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Like most of the Renegades, Cop-Tur isn't especially smart. He has something of a sick sense of humor, and often lets off a vicious chuckle when he comes across a weaker foe. He is considered cold-blooded.
He can fire energy blasts from his hands or eyes. Cop-Tur can use his rotor blades in either mode to create localised hurricanes, or (in robot mode) a sword or spinning hand-held blade weapon. In vehicle mode used a tractor beam which he uses to haul cargo as large as himself while flying.
The sound effect used for Cop-Tur's blades when flying were later used for the Autobot Sandstorm's blades in the Transformers series.
Crasher and Cop-Tur aided Cy-Kill when he stole the astrobeam and escaped Gobotron to Earth. Cop-Tur was, along with Crasher, Cy-Kill's regular muscle on the Renegades' frequent forays to Earth, beginning with the Renegades' first attempt to conquer the planet. Due to the nature of his vehicle mode, he would often be pitched into aerial combat with Guardian commander Leader-1, invariably coming off second best. He also developed something of a rivalry with the Guardian Flip Top.
In "It's the Thought that Counts" Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur, Crasher, Geeper-Creeper, Pincher, and Snoop attack a lab, but it is defended by Leader-1, Baron Von Joy, Blaster, Dozer, Dumper, Road Ranger, Scooter, Scratch and Turbo. Although the Guardians win the battle, an accidental backfire from Baron Von Joy's weapon allows the Renegades to escape.
In "Doppelganger" episode #23 Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur, Crasher and Snoop attacked Leader-1, Turbo, Scooter and Small Foot. Crasher wounded Small Foot. After attaining recordings of the Guardians the Renegades retreated. Using the recordings Cy-Kill had Herr Fiend program robot duplicates of the Guardians. When demonstrating Space Bender weapon to Unicom Leader-1 learned that the Renegades were attacking Washington. The Renegades ambushed Leader-1 and replaced him with his duplicate. Leading the Command Center back to Gobotron and getting rid of Scooter and Small Foot the Renegades then released duplicates of Path Finder, Rest-Q, Van Guard and Turbo. Small Foot and Scooter were able to capture the Turbo duplicate and learn where their friends were being held. Cy-Kill then replaced Good Night. Using the duplicate Turbo the Guardians infiltrated the Renegade base, freed the captured Guardians and escape from Spoons and Fitor. Although blocked by the Renegades, Scooter used a hologram of Zod to make the Renegades flee. Making it back to Gobotron the Guardians were attacked by the Guardian duplicates. The real Guardians were able to defeat their duplicates with the aid of the real Zeemon, Hans-Cuff and Rest-Q. Cy-Kill then arrived in Thrustor with more duplicates, but Small Foot was able to stop with robots using the Space Bender, which would fuse their robot brains.
In episode #27, "Tarnished Image" Doctor Go creates a device that allows the Renegades to appear like Guardians. Cy-Kill, Crasher and Cop-Tur disguise themselves as Leader-1, Scooter and Turbo and go on a rampage on Earth while the real Guardians are sent on a fake rescue mission. When the Guardians return they are banished from Earth by the humans. The Guardians are eventually able to prove the Renegades staged the attacks, chase them off and capture Doctor Go.
Scooter and Small Foot joined Nick and A.J. to watch a car stunt show which was attacked by Crasher, BuggyMan and Fly Trap. Small Foot fought Buggyman and defeated him, but the Renegades regained the upper hand until the Guardians were rescued by Leader-1 and Turbo who arrived in Power Suits. Cy-Kill vowed to gain Power Suits for the Renegades. Scooter decided he needed more firepower, so he had Baron Von Joy remove his damaged holo projector in favor of a blaster unit. Screw Head, Bad Boy and Cop-Tur were sent to attack Unicom bases and distract the Guardians while Cy-Kill, Crasher and Scorp attempted to take the suits from the Guardian Command Center. Small Foot and Scooter were able to delay the Renegades until Leader-1 and Turbo returned to chase away the Renegades. Realizing he was a better Guardian with his holo projector, Scooter had it reinstalled.
Cop-Tur appeared in the story "Scooter's Mighty Magnet" as one of Cy-Kill's minions.
Cop-Tur appeared in the story "La Qonquista De La Tierra" (The Conquest of the Earth) from the Argentina Gobots comic #5.
In the Eagle comic storyline, Cop-Tur was built on Earth by Stron-Domez, and first saw action taking control of a factory in Birmingham. He only had a short life, as soon afterwards the factory was rushed by the Robotron Security Forces, and Cop-Tur was captured. He was deactivated, and his body most likely remained on board the SF Command Centre at the end of the series.
The character's prosaic name was also lampooned in the Robot Chicken episode "Book of Corrine".
- Gobots Cop-Tur (1983)
- Cop-Tur's toy was a re-release of the Machine Robo Gyro Robo figure (MR-04). It was first issued in 1983, and was available until the end of the line. It was also released in Europe.
This version of Cop-Tur is a Decepticon who made a post-humous cameo in the Transformers: Armada storyline.
Cop-Turn appears in the Transformers: Armada comic as one of the unnamed Decepticons killed by the heralds of Unicron.
This version of Cop-Tur is the Micromaster partner of Dion. They are part of the 2010 exclusive Transformers Collectors Club membership set.
This character's personality is based on that of the Gobot character, as he likes to break things.
Cop-Tur's biography is printed in issue #31 of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine.
- Timelines Deluxe Dion with Cop-Tur
- Cop-Tur is a redeco of the Universe Mini-Con Jolt, but described as a Micromaster.
- Bellomo, Mark (2010). Totally Tubular '80s. Krause Publications. p. 90=93. ISBN 978-1-4402-1282-6. Search this book on
- Going, Going, Gobots by Matt Carara, Toyfare Magazine #123, November 2007, page 80-82
- "News". Computer & Video Games. 1 (61): 8.
- "The Battle for Gobotron". Challenge of the Gobots. Season 1. Episode 1. 1984-08-09.
- "It's The Thought That Counts". Challenge of the GoBots. Season 1. Episode 6. First-run syndication.
- "Doppelganger". Challenge of the GoBots. Season 1. Episode 23. First-run syndication.
- Written by Jeff Segal, Kelly Ward and David Schwartz (November 25, 1985). "Tarnished Image". Challenge of the GoBots. Season 1. Episode 27. First-run syndication.
- Written by Jeff Segal, Kelly Ward and Mark Young (November 24, 1985). "Scooter Enhanced". Challenge of the GoBots. Season 1. Episode 55. First-run syndication.
- Ray Patterson (Director), Kay Wright (Producer), Jeff Segal (Writer) (1986-03-21). GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords (Motion picture). Clubhouse Pictures.
- The Great Robot Book by Texe W. Marrs, Wanda J. Marrs - 1985
- Jay Itzkowitz (w), Paul Kirchner (a). "Scooter's Mighty Magnet" (Spring 1986), Telepictures Publications
- ""La Qonquista De La Tierra"" Gobots 5 (1986)
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