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Specifics: Toy; train mode

Despite his rail-riding alternate mode, Suiken (スイケン) is an extremely capable warrior on even the most rugged and uneven terrain. He's a veteran of a great many battles, which has given him an incredible depth of knowledge. He can plan battle tactics or even stellar navigation routes for the Trainbots' combined space-traveling train mode.


The Headmasters cartoon

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The Headmasters comic

Dreamwave Generation One comics

Suiken (or someone who looks a lot like him) was part of a big crowd of unhappy Cybertronians who made Prowl look really stupid when he tried to make a speech assuring them that everything would be okay after the collapse of Shockwave's supposedly-benevolent rule. Skyfire


The Headmasters

  • Suiken (Trainbot, 1987)
    • Japanese ID number: C-128
    • Accessories: "Storm laser" pistol, 3 "joint parts" connectors, left Raiden fist
Suiken transforms into an Tokai-type 153 Express locomotive. He also forms the left arm of the team's combined mode Raiden... though he can also form the right arm if you're so inclined.
  • Raiden (Gift set, 1987)
The entire Trainbot team was sold both as individuals and in a six-bot Raiden gift-set. All six toys in this set were identical to their individual releases.
  • Raiden (TF Jr set, 1987)
An exceedingly simplified version of the entire Trainbot team was made available as part of the Transformer Jr series. Each individual has a (stumpy) representation of their larger robot modes, and could combine to form a stumpy Raiden.


  • Suiken (Trainbot, 1990)
    • Japanese ID number: C-357
    • Accessories: "Storm laser" pistol, 3 "joint parts" connectors, left Raiden fist
The Trainbots were re-released during Zone in new packaging, and only as individuals, never in a box set. The toys are identical to their original Headmasters incarnations.


  • Though it is a little tricky to tell the true meaning of Suiken's name since it is "spelled" in phonetic Katakana rather than Kanji, the most likely translation to English is "Water Fist", a style of Kung-Fu.
  • The Trainbots are all originally Diaclone toys, which came in two different color schemes. It's also worth noting that there are several mold differences between the Diaclone and Transformers versions. Suiken's most notable difference is that the connector-peg for his robot-mode backpack went from a long, detailed antenna (as seen on his box-art) to a shorter and far less breakable peg. The Transformers releases also lost the Diaclone pilots (of course) and the little plastic tracks for the trains to ride on.

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