- The Multiforce is an Autobot combiner team in the Victory and Micromaster Collection portions of the Generation One continuity family.
Multiforce is the name for a young group of Autobots serving in the Galaxy Defense Force Sector One unit. Originally working under Supreme Commander Star Saber on Planet V, the group transferred with him to Earth where they began training under the elite unit known as Brainmasters. Despite being the new bots on the block, Multiforce members were often sent out on missions solo though for some sensitive missions they would be assigned a senior officer to command them. Each member is possessed of the power of an element. Multiforce served as a counterpoint to the Decepticon unit known as Dinoforce.
The Multiforce consists of:
- Wing (leader) - the warrior of the wind
- Waver - the warrior of the water
- Dash - the warrior of the Sun
- Tacker - the warrior of the fire
- Mach - the warrior of the Moon
- Tackle - the warrior of the earth
These robots can combine in pairs, and as a result the Multiforce also consists of:
The six robots can all also combine to form Landcross.
DashTacker and MachTackle served about the Sector One space station under God Ginrai and the Car Trio while WingWaver served directly under Star Saber on the Planet V. After the destruction of the Lunar Energy Plant and SpaceStation it was decided to transfer all survivors and the Sector One troops to Earth for the time being. While Wingwaver was transferring from Planet V to Earth he came under attack by the Dinoforce but was saved by the Brainmasters. At their next engagement, Multiforce was able to employ their own secret weapon, Landcross, to combat the Dinoforce combiner Dinoking. Time after time the Multiforce has been called upon to detect hidden energy plants, uncover Decepticon plots, and defeat superior Decepticon forces.
The Multiforce fell through a dimensional rift while testing their new stealth modes. They met some Autobot Micromasters. They combined into Wingwaver, Dashtacker, and Machtackle. They fought some Decepticon Micromasters. They kicked their butts. They combined into Landcross. They fought Berserker Sixwing. They kicked his butt too.
- Wingwaver (1989)
- Japanese ID number: C-316
- This set came with Wing and Waver.
- Dashtacker (1989)
- Japanese ID number: C-317
- This set came with Dash and Tacker.
- Machtackle (1989)
- Japanese ID number: C-318
- This set came with Mach and Tackle.
- Landcross (1989)
- Japanese ID number: C-319
- A giftset of Wingwaver, Dashtacker, and Machtackle. In addition to transforming separately into robot and vehicle modes and combining into Landcross, the six toys could also be combined in two-robot pairs, with one robot forming the head, upper torso, and arms and the other forming the lower torso and legs. The six robots' guns could be combined into a single large weapon.
- Although they were typically depicted in the fiction as Wingwaver, Dashtacker, and Machtackle, any two Multiforce members could be combined with either robot on top (similar to Energon Powerlinx Autobots), allowing combinations such as Tackerdash, Machwing, or Tacklewaver. (...What? What's so funny?)
- Multiforce (Micromaster, 2004)
- In 2004, the entire Multiforce was re-released as part of the Micromaster Collection (despite having never previously been considered Micromasters), in individual boxes with a number visible to show which mold was inside each box. For this release, all of the decals from the original version were replaced with paint applications. Landcross could only be assembled by buying all six components individually; he was never offered as a complete set.
- In every case of twelve Multiforce "Micromasters," two of them were solid-black-plastic "stealth mode" variations. All six toys were available in this manner, and could be combined into a black "stealth mode" Landcross.
- Although the word "Multiforce" is spelled out in English on the team's toy packaging, the group breaks Japanese Transformers convention by not actually being referred to by this English name in the animated series, where they are identified as the multi sentai, the Japanese translation of the term.
- While the relationship between the Micromaster Collection versions of Sixliner, Sixturbo, Sixwing, Sixbuilder, and Sixtrain and their counterparts in Operation Combination (or Return of Convoy in the case of Sixliner) is unclear, the Micromaster Collection Multiforce are explicitly the same as the Victory Multiforce.
- The Multiforce have the interesting distinction of being the only instance in Transformers of a combiner team made up of several smaller combiner teams.
- The Multiforce seem to be the precursors to the Powerlinx concept used in Transformers: Energon.