|First appearance||Transformers Generation 1|
|Voiced by||Ron Bottitta|
|Alternate modes||Armored 4WD Vehicle |
M1117 Armored Security Vehicle
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet stock car
Roadbuster is the name of three fictional characters from the various Transformers series in the Transformers robot superhero franchise.
Transformers: Generation 1
Roadbuster's bio described him as happiest when he is in battle destroying Decepticons. While he is an inspiring presence and natural leader in battle, he doesn't adapt well to the quiet times between battles. He gets bored and restless easily and does not socialize well with his comrades.
Roadbuster was among those Transformers toys that did not appear in the Transformers animated series because the show was going to appear in Japan, where the toy was owned by Takara's rivals.
Roadbuster was the Takara name for the character called Ironhide by Hasbro in Transformers: Energon.
Transformers Cinematic Universe
In Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Roadbuster is of the Autobot Wrecker trio, as well as the leader of the Wreckers. All three Wreckers transform into NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet Impala stock cars; Roadbuster's alternate mode uses the AMP Energy/National Guard paint scheme of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 car.
According to his bio, Roadbuster and his partners specialize in traveling across the galaxy to hunt down Decepticons. In the film, he speaks with a Scottish accent. Roadbuster is armed with shoulder-mounted missile launchers and rapid-fire chain guns.
He has sometimes used the codename AMP.
Roadbuster, Leadfoot and Topspin are a team of Autobot engineers called the Wreckers, who came to Earth in their ship the Xantium which carried other Autobots, including Dino. NASA took possession of their ship and Director Mearing mentioned they were rarely let off base due to their behavior. When Sentinel expelled the Autobots, the Wreckers prepared the Xantium for launch, but Starscream destroyed their ship as it was leaving. In the battle in Chicago, Roadbuster and the other Wreckers killed the pilot of a Decepticons fighter, and revealed to Sam that they had hid in a booster rocket which detached before Starscream attacked. When Shockwave attacked their convoy and Optimus lost his trailer, they created a diversion so that Optimus could retrieve it. Later they helped Optimus untangle himself and were among the surviving Autobots at the end of the film.
In Transformers: The Last Knight reveals that Wheelie and Topspin have survived being hunted by Cemetery Wind. And given that Sideswipe was also mentioned to have been killed by Cemetery Wind in Age of Extinction tie-in material, the only Autobots who survived at the end of Dark of the Moon whose current statuses are unknown include Dino and Roadbuster.