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

G2Powermaster Ironhide

More articulation than a Throttlebot, at least.

Perhaps the ugliest Transformers toys ever created, the four Generation 2 Power Master toys were released at the end of the Generation 2 line in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The Australia and New Zealand releases were in US packaging, complete with Hasbro's Rhode Island address, suggesting they were originally planned to be released in the US as well, but eventually canceled and shipped overseas instead.

The gimmick of the line was not unlike that of the Throttlebots: Each Power Master could be dragged backward in either robot or car mode, then by placing one of his guns in the right spot, a catch would release, allowing him to zip along a smooth surface. They share no relationship to the Generation One Powermasters except for their name.

Italian name: Turbomasters


  • It is suspected that these toys were designed by Hasbro without help from Takara, explaining their odd look, which is simple, ugly, and inconsistent with the rest of the Generation 2 line. However, there is no evidence to confirm or deny this.
  • The Generation 2 Power Master line is notable for giving us the first new non-redeco Ironhide toy since 1984.
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