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'''An ecological disaster on Cybertron spills across many worlds...'''
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= IDW Transformers: Stormbringer issues #1-4 =
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''Runamuck is a [[Decepticon]] from the [[Cybertron (franchise)|Cybertron]] portion of the [[Unicron Trilogy]].''
   
'''Script:''' [[Simon Furman]]<br>
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[[Image:Runamuck-GFcard.jpg|300px|thumb|right|Awesome homage.]]
'''Art:''' [[Don Figueroa]]<br>
 
'''Lettering:''' [[Robbie Robbins]]<br>
 
'''Colors:''' [[Josh Burcham]] (issue #1 cover B colours by [[Rob Ruffolo]])<br>
 
'''Editor:''' [[Chris Ryall]] and [[Dan Taylor]]<br>
 
   
*''Major characters (in order of appearance):'' [[Jetfire_(G1)|Jetfire]], [[Nosecone]], [[Afterburner]], [[Optimus_Prime_(G1)|Optimus Prime]], [[Searchlight_(G1)|Searchlight]], [[Megatron_(G1)|Megatron]], [[Thunderwing_(G1)|Thunderwing]], [[Bludgeon_(G1)|Bludgeon]], [[Springer]]
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'''Runamuck''' was very very bored during the years [[Megatron (Armada)|Megatron]] was gone. Having served under him as a spy and messenger for centuries, the peacetimes under [[Autobot]] rule gave him little opportunity for his brand of fun... blowing stuff up.
*''Originally published:'' July, 2006 (#1), June, 2006 (#2)
 
   
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With most of Cybertron's population on [[Earth]] due to the appearance of the [[Unicron Singularity]], Runamuck has been given a chance to cause some real havoc, knowing that the Autobots are forbidden from revealing themselves to the inhabitants of the haven planet. He likes striking [[human]] settlements directly under the nose of the hidden Autobots, and relishes their frustration in not being able to use their robot modes to stop him.
   
== Synopsis ==
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He was once hog-tied by [[Swindle (Cybertron)|Swindle]].
   
''Stormbringer'' is a companion limited series to IDW's main series of G1-reboot story arcs. Set roughly during the same period of time as the ''[[Infiltration]]'' arc, it establishes the situation of Cybertron and the rest of the Autobots and Decepticons not on Earth.
 
   
The reader learns almost immediately that the rebooted G1 universe features some radical differences from original continuity, the first being that in our time Cybertron is a dead, wasted world, victim of some distant cataclysm that elder Transformers, including Optimus Prime and Megatron, were present at. Prime's musings establish that the long war between the Autobots and Decepticons was directly responsible for the cataclysm, and in flashback we discover that a single demonic figure was somehow the focus for or avatar of the event; this being was so powerful that only the combined might of the Autobots and Decepticons could stop it.
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''Japanese name:'' '''Runabout'''
   
We also discover that both Autobots and Decepticons appear to have large, star-spanning empires. Similar Decepticon infiltration cells to the one portrayed in ''Infiltration'' are seen on the planets [[Nebulos]] and [[Varas_Centralus|Varas Centralus]]. The Autobots' main base is a space station orbiting a planet at least nineteen megacycles away from Cybertron via foldspace travel, and they possess at least one space battelcruiser, the ''[[Xantium]]''.
 
   
== Errors ==
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==Toys==
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===Cybertron===
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*'''Runamuck''' (Deluxe, 2005)
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: ''Japanese ID number:'' '''GS-02'''
   
The copyright text of #1 indicates that it was published in July, 2006, one month ''later'' than the publish date in #2.
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: A [[retool]] of the ''[[Armada]]'' Autobot [[Side Swipe (Armada)|Side Swipe]], Runamuck transforms into a Nissan Skyline street car with exposed engine block. Inserting a [[Cyber Planet Key]] into his engine activates his spring-loaded transformation to "dragster" mode. He came with a silver-bordered Earth-style Cyber Planet Key; the [[Hasbro]] release of the toy has the [[Cyber Key Codes|Cyber Key Code]] "'''dw3e'''" [[tampograph]]ed on its back.
   
== Items of note ==
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: This mold was also used by the ''[[Universe]]'' Decepticons [[Oil Slick]] and [[Treadshot (Universe)|Treadshot]].
   
If the ''Transformers'' ongoing series is maintaining a focus on the classic G1 characters, then ''Stormbringer'' appears intent on drawing the more esoteric G1 Transformers into the rebooted continuity and explaining their at-times odd technology. Thunderwing's "grafting process" appears to be the origin of [[Pretender]] technology, given that Thunderwing has only been glimpsed outside his shell prior to the apocalypse and that Bludgeon and all of the named Decepticons working for him thus far are part of the G1 Pretender toy line. Also, most of the Decepticons glimpsed in the background of the frame set inside the Decepticon command bunker on [[Nebulos]] are mostly (if not all) members of the [[Headmaster]]s, [[Targetmaster]]s and [[Powermaster]]s lines.
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: Sold individually by Hasbro, his [[Takara]] release was only in a double-pack with [[Longrack (Cybertron)|Longrack]]. He is one of the very few regular-retail ''Galaxy Force'' toys to not appear in the cartoon.
   
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: Though the other versions of this mold included a [[Mini-Con]] partner, no release of Runamuck had one. The Mini-Con partner mold was released only in the ''Galaxy Force'' [[Micron Booster]] wave as [[Gauge]].
   
[[Category:Issues]]
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: He was originally created by Takara as an homage to the [[Generation 1]] Decepticon [[Runabout]], and had that name. But for his Hasbro release, he was given the name of the G1 character's similarly-named partner "Runamuck" due to inability to secure the [[trademark]] on "Runabout".
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.tfu.info/2005/Decepticon/Runamuck/runamuck.htm Runamuck at TFU.info]
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Revision as of 02:12, August 18, 2006

The name or term Runamuck refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Runamuck (disambiguation).

Runamuck is a Decepticon from the Cybertron portion of the Unicron Trilogy.

Runamuck-GFcard

Awesome homage.

Runamuck was very very bored during the years Megatron was gone. Having served under him as a spy and messenger for centuries, the peacetimes under Autobot rule gave him little opportunity for his brand of fun... blowing stuff up.

With most of Cybertron's population on Earth due to the appearance of the Unicron Singularity, Runamuck has been given a chance to cause some real havoc, knowing that the Autobots are forbidden from revealing themselves to the inhabitants of the haven planet. He likes striking human settlements directly under the nose of the hidden Autobots, and relishes their frustration in not being able to use their robot modes to stop him.

He was once hog-tied by Swindle.


Japanese name: Runabout


Toys

Cybertron

  • Runamuck (Deluxe, 2005)
Japanese ID number: GS-02
A retool of the Armada Autobot Side Swipe, Runamuck transforms into a Nissan Skyline street car with exposed engine block. Inserting a Cyber Planet Key into his engine activates his spring-loaded transformation to "dragster" mode. He came with a silver-bordered Earth-style Cyber Planet Key; the Hasbro release of the toy has the Cyber Key Code "dw3e" tampographed on its back.
This mold was also used by the Universe Decepticons Oil Slick and Treadshot.
Sold individually by Hasbro, his Takara release was only in a double-pack with Longrack. He is one of the very few regular-retail Galaxy Force toys to not appear in the cartoon.
Though the other versions of this mold included a Mini-Con partner, no release of Runamuck had one. The Mini-Con partner mold was released only in the Galaxy Force Micron Booster wave as Gauge.
He was originally created by Takara as an homage to the Generation 1 Decepticon Runabout, and had that name. But for his Hasbro release, he was given the name of the G1 character's similarly-named partner "Runamuck" due to inability to secure the trademark on "Runabout".


External Links

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