The Mountain Dew Robots are a group of Transformers operating in secret on Earth. Although only two individual members are known -- both of whom transform into Mountain Dew vending machines -- the existence of a divergent future timeline in which an entire complex known as Dew City is built implies that they may be as numerous as the Chevy Autobots. At the very least, there's probably a red one. And a blue one. And two black ones. And a diet one...
Mountain Dew Robots have not been identified as either Autobot or Decepticon. Dewbot, in fact, sports the Mountain Dew logo on his forehead where a faction symbol would normally go. Given what little is known about them, the Mountain Dew Robots might even represent their own faction. A faction of REFRESHMENT.
- (Note: The Capture the Cube online game allows winning players to enter Dewbot into the ranks of the "Elite Mountain Dew Robots". Presumably, these elites are a subset of all MDRs, but it is possible that the group as a whole is more properly referred to by this name.)
Dewbot is a covert infiltration agent specializing in heavily trafficked human installations. You could walk by him, even stop and touch him, and never know you'd interacted with a Transformer.
Disguised as a large vending machine he is effectively invisible to humans who are used to seeing them everywhere. The moment humans' backs are turned, Dewbot engages his whisper-mode transformation sequence and continues on his mission. The result is quite similar to Bugs Bunny disguising himself as a bush.
Dewbot's robot mode has four arms canted front and rear, affording him an almost spider-like dexterity. Magnetic grapplers on his feet allow him to scale walls and even ceilings. He is strong enough to shatter 3 inch steel with his bare hands. Completing the illusion of his alternate mode, Dewbot is capable of dispensing Mountain Dew or Code Red.
Dewbot's craft relies on remaining undetected; he has no on-board armaments and his land speed is below average. He cannot see in the dark.
He also enjoys the lost art of dance, often taking time in the middle of a mission to strut his stuff.
- (Note: All references to the name 'Dewbot' were removed from the game for its final release, where he is identified only as one of the Elite Mountain Dew Robots. The name Dewbot can still be found in the internal game resources. It is a proper noun.)
Since Dewbot failed to capture the All Spark in any known continuity, presumably his infiltration ended with the 'Game Lost' ending, in which he triggers one too many alarms and the All Spark is locked down.
The timing of Dewbot's mission is unclear, but the All Spark's relocation implies that it falls either before (or immediately after) James Farr's death on March 16 2006, or after Rebecca Howard's arrest on April 1st 2007, since Dr. Howard stonewalled all experimentation on the All Spark in the interim.
Mission City Mountain Dew Robot
Dewbot is not the only Pepsi product vending machine running around the American west -- when Sam Witwicky accidentally activated the All Spark during his flight from the Decepticons in Mission City, the artifact's radiation animated an SUV steering wheel, an Xbox 360, and a Mountain Dew soda machine into robots. This Mountain Dew Robot sports a different head and has an arm-mounted can-cannon. You might think this is pretty awesome, but unopened soda cans are much less delicious and refreshing when used as projectiles.
The Transform Your Summer promotional site included images of Dew City; a horrible (yet strangely refreshing) post-apocalyptic Earth where the planet's entire water supply had been transformed into Mountain Dew and a gleaming emerald cityscape rose to cover the entire planet. The Dew City images were available in both Autobot and Decepticon versions.
Dew City's origins are unknown, but it appears to be linked to a recurring image on the Transform Your Summer site of the All Spark, floating in orbit of Earth, nearly colliding with a 20oz. bottle of Mountain Dew.
- The Mission City Mountain Dew Robot was jokingly dubbed "Dispensor" during a panel at BotCon 2007.
- The Capture the Cube game was developed by Tribal DDB Dallas.
- All animation for the Capture the Cube game was developed by Replaced by Robots, a Canadian animation studio.
- According to CineFex magazine the inclussion of the Mountain Dew Robot in the film was a last minute addition and all the modeling and animation for it was done in only four weeks!