|First appearance||Transformers: Generation 1|
|Voiced by||Corey Burton|
|Alternate modes||Dump Truck |
Wideload is the name of several different fictional characters in the various Transformers universes.
Transformers: Generation 1
Wideload (Rollerbot in Italy) is a member of the Throttlebot team; Wideload transforms into a dump truck. Wideload's most glaring personality trait is that he is very concerned about his appearance, and ironically seeks to remain clean and shiny at all times.
The Throttlebots are among the troops commanded by Rodimus Prime in their attempt to rescue the body of Optimus Prime from the lab of Doctor Mark Morgan. They are infected with the hate plague.
Wideload appears in The Rebirth where he formed the front line defense at Autobot City: Earth along with various other Autobots against the attacking Decepticons.
Wideload is a member of the Decepticon Construction Team; Wideload transforms into a crane. He combines with his team to form the giant robot Constructicon Maximus. In the Energon TV show, Wideload is a seemingly non-sentient drone commanded by team leader Steamhammer. As with all of the Energon combiner limbs, Wideload has a twin brother on his team - Duststorm. Their energon weapon is a claw. In the Japanese series, each member shares his name with a Generation 1 Constructicon - Wideload's name is Glen (Crane), the same as the Takara name for Hook.
Construction Maximus was one of four combining Transformers sealed away in stasis beneath the surface of Cybertron to guard a hidden reservoir of Super Energon. Megatron, guided by Unicron, set out to search for it, and destroyed one of the immobile robots in his rage, only for the reservoir to then reveal itself. As the guardians awakened, Megatron immersed himself in the Super Energon to upgrade himself into Galvatron, and Constructicon Maximus and Bruticus Maximus immediately swore fealty to Galvatron as the one who had awoken them. However, their "brother," Superion Maximus, refused, recognising Galvatron's evil and siding with the Autobots.
Constructicon Maximus added plenty of firepower to the Decepticons' side, and he and Bruticus Maximus had several clashes with the "traitorous" Superion Maximus, until the time for their final battle came, set against the backdrop of the struggle to stop the Unicron-possessed Galvatron out in space. Constructicon Maximus was deactivated by Superion Maximus, who then had his limbs destroyed by Bruticus Maximus, but transferred Constructicon Maximus's limbs to himself and used them to defeat Bruticus, along with a little help from the ghost of the "brother" Megatron had destroyed. Constructicon Maximus was voiced by Don Brown.
During the latter half of August 2006, three new Mini-Con teams in packs of three were unveiled by Hasbro. One of these teams was the Decepticon Demolition Team of which a Transformer named Wideload is a member of who transforms into a dump truck. Although in Classics packaging, neither the word "Classics" or the word "Mini-Con" have appeared on the packaging shots revealed so far; it is likely that they were originally intended for Cybertron. Due to the current lack of individual bios on the toy packaging, Wideload is assumed to be a completely new individual unrelated to either of the previous characters. The following bio is all that is known about the Demolition Team.
If it can be built, the Demolition Team can bring it down. Every member of the team is an expert engineer, specializing in weakening and destroying the foundation of any structure they encounter. Before any important battle you'll find the Demolition Team on site, tunneling beneath enemy fortifications. Entire AUTOBOT cities have collapsed in a thunderous cloud of dust because of the work of those three.
Wideload isn't interested in power or wealth, he just does his job without complaint.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Wideload is highly concerned with his looks and is a rival of the Decepticon Sonar.