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Dragstrip is a Decepticon and a Stunticon from the Generation 1 continuity family.
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Step 1: Defend crotch. Step 2: Aim laser.

Drag Strip has never heard of the term "graceful in victory". He doesn't just like to win, he loves it. Drag Strip would sooner die a miserable death than ever sacrifice a victory, as he thrives on the bragging rights which accompany first place. He can't keep himself from stroking his own ego and bragging about his accomplishments in excruciating detail.

The other Decepticons, Megatron included, hate his guts and would gladly pummel him to scrap if it weren't for the fact that his insatiable lust for victory makes him a formidable foe against the Autobots.

Dragstrip can combine with his fellow Stunticons to form Menasor.


French-Canadian name: Démarro
Japanese name: Drag Stripe
Italian name: Iguana


Fiction

Marvel Comics continuity

Generation 1 cartoon

Voice actor: Ron Gans (US), Kōki Kataoka (Japan)

When Megatron needed additional equipment for his latest secret weapon, he sent the Stunticons out to steal it for him. Drag Strip and Dead End stormed a U.S. military base and scooped up an new experimental generator for their leader. On the way back, Drag Strip kept trying to taunt the disinterested Dead End into racing with him back to base. Their racing was interrupted, though, by the Autobots Tracks and Warpath. Drag Strip was knocked for a loop by Warpath's rapid-fire shells from his turret gun. Brought in to Autobot custody, the Stunticons were held prisoner while Optimus Prime and the Autobots used camouflage paint to disguise themselves as the Stunticons in order to enter Megatron's good graces and learn the purpose of the stolen equipment. Mirage, the Autobot's spy, took Drag Strip's place. The Stunticons did managed to break loose, though, and smashed their way out of the Ark as Menasor and made their rendez-vous with Megatron, only to find themselves confronted with a faux Menasor, created by a combination of Mirage's illusions and Windcharger's magnetism. The real Menasor easily broke the delicately bonded "Menasor", but the Autobots had also sabotaged the equipment before handing it over to Megatron. After the super-cannon exploded, the Stunticons fled the battle. Masquerade

Dreamwave Comics continuity

At some point in Cybertron's recent history, the Stunticons were deemed psychotic and too dangerous to function in society, and as a result were placed into perpetual stasis lock inside of a prison facility. Later, in an attempt to create a diversion while he set his final plans in motion, Shockwave arranged for the release of the Stunticons. They formed into Menasor and ran amuck for awhile, until Ultra Magnus arrived and began insulting them. Unable to reconcile with this, the five Stunticons began to bicker with each other over whose fault it was that they were failing, temporarily stopping Menasor and allowing Ultra Magnus to ram the combiner in the chest, forcing him to separate into his component parts and disabling the Stunticons.

Toys

Generation 1

  • Drag Strip (Stunticon, 1986/1987)
Team ID number: S4
Japanese ID number: D-52
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I think my cannon might be affecting my racing profile.

Drag Strip transforms into a Tyrell P-34 Six-Wheeler race car. He comes with a purple double-barreled plasma energy cannon that attaches to the back of his vehicle mode.
In robot mode he is armed with a small purple laser pistol. Since he was designed with the Scramble City-style cobination, he can form the arm or leg to any similarly-constructed robot combination, though his nominal placement is as the right arm to Menasor.

Generation 2

  • Drag Strip (Unreleased)
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    Yeah, G2 sure was nothing but neon.

Team ID number: S4
For the Generation 2 line, Hasbro intended to release redecoes of the Stunticons in 1994, with Drag Strip being cast in primarily black plastic, with blue accents. Ultimately, however, the toys never went into mass poduction and remained officially unreleased. Only the four limbs are known to have made it to the sample packaging stage, having turned up in very limited numbers over the years (with the exception of G2 Breakdown, who was available at BotCon 1994 in somewhat larger quantities). All the G2 Stunticons are known to catch high prices on the secondary market.[1][2][3]

Footnotes

  1. Photos of Generation 2 Drag Strip in sample packaging at Toyarchive.com
  2. Mirrored photos of Generation 2 Drag Strip in sample packaging at Transformers @ The Moon
  3. Transfan2's photos of Drag Strip in sample packaging at TFW2005

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