Movor is a member of the Commandos, the team that combines into Ruination. With Ro-Tor, he is one half of the Decepticons' aerial strike force, though his aim leaves something to be desired. He's a somewhat sarcastic character who likes observing things from high above the ground and making pop culture references.
Curiously, he prefers baths in lukewarm water.
- Japanese name: Shuttler (シャトラー Shatorā)
Robots in Disguise cartoonEdit
- Voice actor: Robert Axelrod (English), ? (Japanese)
Movor was one of several Autobot protoforms who was converted into a Decepticon by the Predacons. While attempting to choose a vehicle mode for the protoform to scan, Sky-Byte tripped and set off the scanner. The beam nearly hit an eagle (which would have made him a Predacon), but instead, it hit a low flying space shuttle.
Movor would become a staple of the Decepticon team. As a component of Ruination, he served as either the arm or leg of Ruination, depending on the combiner's focus in battle. At one point, Movor became the crux of one of the Decepticons' plans, after they took a shuttle hostage and replaced it with Movor. Once in orbit, Movor attempted to track numerous Autobots (including Tow-Line, Prowl, and X-Brawn) with the intention of finding the Autobots' base, but ultimately, he found himself wasting time watching them go about their everyday activities. Once he set his sights on Side Burn, who was in the process of chasing Kelly's red convertible (yet again), Movor began leading the other Decepticons to numerous erroneous locations, which were all destroyed.
The Autobots caught wise to the scheme, and lured Side Burn - and by extension, the Decepticons - to Pier 7B. The other Decepticons were led into an ambush while Movor remained high in orbit. When the shuttle attempted to help his comrades, he inadvertently shot Scourge (twice!) while trying to take out Optimus Prime, making the whole plan a bust. Once it was over, Movor was knocked out of orbit by a satellite.
Movor would continue to play the role of orbital recon, as well as a member of the Decepticons' attack force. When Scourge turned on Galvatron, he went along with it same as the others, only to be reprogrammed again by Galvatron when the plan failed. Later, he would actually succeed in tracking one of the Autobots to their base, allowing the villains to destroy it. However, he fell along with the rest of Galvatron's forces, and was incarcerated on the asteroid prison colony.
Robots in DisguiseEdit
- Movor (Basic, 2000, 2001)
- Japanese ID number: D-008
- A redeco of the Generation One Blast Off toy, Movor transforms into a Space Shuttle. He has a pair of large non-firing cannons that clip onto the back of his shuttle mode or on the pegs under his wings. As the toy uses the Scramble City style of connection, he can form any limb to any combination of similar robots, though naturally he normally forms a limb to the combined robot Ruination.
- He was first released as part of the Takara Car Robots line in 2000. In 2001, Hasbro released the toy as part of the Robots in Disguise series. There are a couple of paint application differences between the two releases; the most immediately noticeable being that the Hasbro version uses Decepticon sigils instead of the "Anti-Cybertron" ones. The Hasbro version also uses silver paint for the windshield rather than Takara's metallic purple.
- This mold was also used to make Shuttle Gunner.
- Valdigus (Multi-pack, 2000)
- Japanese ID number: D-011
- In Japan, Movor/Shuttler was also made available as part of a complete team multi-pack with his teammates Armorhide, Mega-Octane, Rollbar and Ro-Tor. All toys were identical to their individual Japanese releases, but the set only came with a bio card for the combined form.
- Ruination (Ultra, 2003)
- The entire Commando team was redecoed in various shades of gray with "urban camo" patterns as part of a Wal-Mart exclusive gift set, oddly released well after the end of the Robots in Disguise line. Movor was also slightly retooled, blunting his nosecone significantly.
- Ruination (Ultra, 2004)
- The entire Ruination team was redecoed again to make another Wal-Mart exclusive set (why?), this time with a unified "desert camo" theme under the Universe banner. It came out at the same time as five other Wal-Mart Transformers exclusives, which led to a glut. Ruination seemed a particularly slow mover in this batch.
- Argon Laser
- Laser Blaster
- Moon Lasers
- According to Aaron Archer at BotCon 2002, Movor's name is simply indicative of the fact he, well, moves. Move-or. Yes, really. Shut up.
- The episode "Attack from Outer Space", which featured Movor's bumbled attempts at orbital bombardment, was not aired on Fox Kids, due to post-September 11 sensitivity.