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Quickmix
Transformers character
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First appearance Transformers Generation 1
Voiced by Michael Daingerfield
(Japanese) Kenichi Mochizuki
Information
Aliases Mixing, Blender
Affiliation Autobot
Decepticon
Partner Boomer
Ricochet
Stripmine
Alternate modes Cement Mixer

Quickmix is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers franchise.

Transformers: Generation 1

Quickmix is an impatient, short-tempered inventor who is always in a hurry. He is constantly devising new formulas and developing new ways to defeat the Decepticons. Somewhat absent-minded, he is usually too busy starting new projects to see his old experiments through to the end. He is teamed with the mercurial Nebulon, Ricochet, who transforms into a submachine gun and the bombastic Boomer, who turns into a sonic pulse cannon. In vehicle mode,he can reach a maximum speed of 150 mph.

Quickmix was a crabby, absent-minded professor at the Computechnic Institute of Microprocessor Engineering on Cybertron at the time Autobot-Decepticon hostilities began millions of years ago. His specialty was developing new materials that possessed enhanced energy-transmitting properties, a technology that, in the wrong hands, could be applied to improving weaponry. Although he wanted no part of the war, after repeated raids on his laboratory by a band of Decepticon bandits, Quickmix felt compelled to join the Autobots. But first, as going away present of sorts, he rigged his lab to blow up the next time it was broken into. Shortly thereafter, he returned. Amid the rubble of the devastated lab, Quickmix couldn't find enough pieces left of the Decepticon bandits to make into a charm bracelet. He achieved instant popularity among his new Autobot comrades. Now they know him as much for his impatience and short temper as for his brilliant inventions. He's constantly devising new formulas and gadgets to use against the Decepticons. In fact, he's so busy beginning new projects that he rarely sees old ones through to completion.

Quickmix is teamed with the Nebulans Ricochet and Boomer. On Nebulos, the mercurial Ricochet was a renowned environmental sculptor, combining landscapes and foliage to create natural art forms. After witnessing the Decepticons trampling some of his more famous sculptures, he joined the Autobots. As is the case with so many artists, Ricochet responds poorly to criticism in any form.

Boomer is Ricochet's virtual opposite in personality. He is warm, friendly, generous- a pleasure to be around. He never has an unkind word for anyone, even the Decepticons. As head of the Consumer Complaint Agency on Nebulos, he learned to not take offense at anything. He concluded that if he could successfully deal with thousands of angry citizens, deterring a few dozen deranged Decepticons from conquering his world should be easy for him. And so he joined the Autobots.

Quickmix transforms to a ground vehicle with the outward appearance of a cement mixer truck. But in reality, his mixer tank contains a sophisticated system of sensors, gauges and catalytic agents, which allow him to create a virtually endless variety of chemical compounds and metal alloys. He applies many of these results to improving Autobot armor and weaponry. As a truck he has a maximum speed of 150 mph and a range of 450 miles. Ricochet is bio-engineered to convert to an automatic sub-machine gun that shoots metal-piercing, titanium-tipped bullets. Boomer is bio-engineered to convert to a ground-shaking, steel-shattering sonic pulse cannon, which sends out discrete waves of concentrated sonic energy. Ricochet and Boomer can also combine to form one weapon, which retains the capabilities of both components.

To operate properly and efficiently, Quickmix's mixing tank must constantly rotate. However, the tank often gets stuck. On those occasions when it contains volatile chemicals that are allowed to settle for too long, the tank - and Quickmix - can be seriously damaged.

Transformers: Universe

Universe Quickmix lacks any biography of his own or any fictional appearances, making him somewhat of a mystery. He seems to be the mold of the Generation 1 Autobot Mixing, giving the colors of the Generation 1 Constructicon Mixmaster and the name of the Generation 1 Autobot Double Targetmaster Quickmix. It is unknown if he is a new incarnation of Mixmaster, Mixing, the original Quickmix, or a completely new character.

He combined with his team mates to form the Micromaster Devastator (Sixbuilder).

It is believed that Hasbro didn't use the name Mixmaster for because of troubles with the trademark of the name.

Mixing's bio states he is quite the gun-nut. His knowledge of weaponry is second to none, and his hobby is modifying Earth weaponry for his own use. On the other hand, he is also quite a pacifist, and it's his pet theory that once all the guns are his, no one could wage war anymore.

Transformers: Cybertron

Quickmix (Blender in Japan) is the name of a cement mixer Autobot on the Giant Planet. His Mini-Con is called Stripmine. He has a strong Scottish accent in the American dub of the cartoon.

Quick-thinking, intuitive and totally loyal to the Giant Planet and its inhabitants, Quickmix serves as right hand mech to Metroplex. It is he who first confronts MENASOR over the evil robot's betrayal of the Giant Planet's traditions, and who encourages Metroplex to avoid becoming involved in the affairs of the Autobots. He rarely fights, preferring his role as a builder and repairman, but when the safety of his home world is threatened, he never backs down.

The Quickmix toy came with a Cyber Key with the code VE37 on it. When typed in on the official Transformers web site this code reveals the following secret information:

"Those Giant Planet Transformers MUST have come from Cybertron originally, because there is an ancient Transformer (actually he’s from 1988) that was named Quickmix too! The ‘original’ Quickmix was an Autobot chemist and he also turned into a cement mixer! Maybe this was the Gigantion Quickmix’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather!?"

According to exclusive bio information in the Transformers Collectors' Club magazine #15 Stripmine's function is "Heavy Machine Operations" and he loves action.

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