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Specifics: fictional appearances, J-toy
Big Shot is an Autobot Micromaster from the Generation One continuity family.
Big shot cardart

My unusually large torso is no hindrance in battle, citizen.

Big Shot is the leader of the Battle Patrol, and he likes to think inside the box. A dutiful soldier, he will follow every order to the letter, and makes sure his patrol gives their all for the cause. Beyond that, however, he refuses to carry any operation a step further than he was authorized to by a commanding officer. This makes him efficient and reliable, but since it seems like every other Micromaster is a hothead who doesn't play by the rules, it also makes him a bit of an outsider.[1] Luckily, he comes equipped with a gun as long as his entire superstructure. Takes the edge off.

French name (Canada): Grobonnet
Japanese name: Gunlift


Marvel Comics continuity

Note: Events from the UK-only comic stories are in italics.

On Cybertron, Emirate Xaaron's resistance cell received word that the Decepticons were experimenting with a new "secret weapon". He sent in Big Shot and the Battle Patrol, part of their new Micromaster warriors, to investigate. Little did the Autobots realize the "secret weapon" was a ruse; the Decepticons needed to lure some Micromasters to them in order to duplicate the technology. Facing certain capture, Big Shot prepared to follow orders and activate the suicide button built into his team, destroying them before the Decepticons could loot their circuitry for the secrets of the Micromaster process. He couldn't do it, however, and chose to go down fighting as an Autobot warrior should.

When Roadhandler and his crew of Micromasters were sent after the Battle Patrol to eliminate any chance of the Decepticons getting the technology, they too chose to defy orders and rescued Big Shot and the others before making their escape. A Small War!

Marvel UK future timelines

In 2009, Big Shot and the Battle Patrol were among the hundreds of Autobots fleeing Cybertron after Galvatron assumed command of their homeworld. The Void!

Zone OVA and manga

During the attack of the Nine Great Demon Generals on the Planet Zone Base, Big Shot (or rather his Japanese incarnation Gunlift) could be seen firing his cannon at Menasor and Abominus, obviously with little effect, as the ginormous attackers didn't even show a reaction to his shelling. So, despite Gunlift's effort, the Demon Generals succeeded in capturing the Energon Z energy source. As they retreated, Gunlift and his comrades of the Battle Team Patrol boarded Moonradar's rocket to chase after them, and pursued them to Earth. There, the Battle Team among other Microtransformers faced off against Trypticon and Predaking, only to find themselves again at the receiving end of the beating. Gunlift got almost mauled by Trypticon's flail. Luckily, Sonic Bomber and Dai Atlas arrived just in time and save the day.

Later on, Gunlift could be seen amongst the crowd cheering and applauding to the newly appointed Autobot Supreme Commander, Dai Atlas. Enter the New Supreme Commander, Dai Atlas!

Note: In Japan, the "Micro Transformers" were uniformly depicted as precocious and childlike, with virtually no attention paid to individual personalities save a very select few characters.

Dreamwave comics continuity

Big Shot and his friends in the Battle Patrol were among the first and most eager to sign up with the Autobots full-time. He was seen prepping for a major offensive against the Decepticons right alongside Ultra Magnus and the Wreckers. Victims of the Revolution


Generation One

G1 Big Shot toy

Big Shot's small, yeah yeah yeah! He's not big, no!

  • Battle Patrol (Micromaster Patrol, 1989)
Big Shot transforms into a brown and beige Denel G-6 self-propelled gun. While the front and rear wheels of the vehicle roll, the middle set are merely sculpted and do not roll (being his shoulder joints). The turret rotates 360 degrees and the cannon can pivot up and down. In robot mode, his cannon can act as a sort of tripod for additional stability.
He was only available as part of a complete breakfa—uh, part of the Battle Patrol, along with his teammates Flak, Sidetrack and Sunrunner.


  • Battle Patrol Team (Micro Transformer Team, 1990)
    • Japanese ID number: C-332
In Japan, the "Battle Patrol Team" came in a different deco. "Gunlift" changed to brown with military-green robot parts. Early releases of the Team had yellow plastic parts (including Gunlift's main cannon) for some inexplicable reason, but these were changed to gray in later releases.

Return of Convoy

  • Battle Patrol Team (Micro Transformer Team, 1991)
    • Japanese ID number: C-332
    • Accessories: Micro Trailer #11
The Battle Patrol Team were one of three Zone Teams to be re-released in Return of Convoy. For this release, however, a Micro Trailer was added to the set to make them line up with the other Micro Teams in the line.


  1. More Than Meets The Eye #1

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