Pack-in mini comicsEdit
Armada cartoon continuityEdit
- Overload with Rollout (Maxcon, 2003)
- Japanese ID number: MC-14
- Overload is a red and black carrier truck capable of carrying Jetfire in his vehicle mode. His robot mode, in which his Mini-Con, Rollout, acts as his head, is a heavily armed robot with a vague resemblance to Generation One's Ultra Magnus (thus the Japanese name), though it actually (according to the designer) has more details from the Action Master Rollout. Also, the gimmick of his shoulders resembles Ultra Magnus. Overload can be pulled by Rollout in his altmode, Optimus Prime's cab, or attached to Optimus' trailer to form a double trailer. Overload can also transform into a dual spring-loaded missile-firing cannon pack for Optimus Prime's super mode, and can also attach to Prime's trailer in its "base" mode.
- Inserting Rollout into his chest cavity and pushing it into position to form his chest/head will press against a button, activating the Generation One transformation sound effect.
- The Japanese version features slightly more intricate paint applications and a silver face on Overload.
- The Overload and Rollout molds were reused for Energon Ultra Magnus, and was retooled by OTFCC for Universe Sentinel Maximus and Hyperlinq with new heads.
- Magna Convoy DX Set (Multi-pack, 2003)
- Overload and Rollout were cast in colored-clear plastics (dubbed "Ultra Magnus Special Clear Version"), and made available only in a Japanese Toys "R" Us exclusive multi-pack, coming with Optimus Prime in his "Final Battle Color Version" (aka Powerlinx colors), Corona Sparkplug, and an X-Dimension redeco of the Street Action Mini-Con Team.
- Special Ultra Magnus (Max-Con, 2003)
- 100 samples of this "sky blue" redeco of Overload and Rollout were given away as prizes in a contest from the Japanese Tele-V Magazine in October 2003.
- Optimus Prime with Mini-Con Corona Sparkplug & Overload with Mini-Con Rollout (Multi-pack, 2004)
- For this Costco-exclusive set, Overload (and Rollout) was redecoed into a predominantly yellow scheme with burgundy accents. He came with a new-deco version of Armada Optimus Prime and Sparkplug (who, despite his larger partner's new duds, remained pretty much the same).
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