Over the years, a number of Transformers characters have shared their names with various characters and vehicles in other Hasbro lines.

(Note: This list includes a few Takara Transformers characters as well, because why the hell not?)

Shared names with G.I. Joe

Airwave Airwave
Backblast Backblast
Backstop Backstop
Barricade Barricade (disambiguation)
Black Out Blackout (disambiguation)
Blaster Blaster
Blast-Off Blast Off
Bullet-Proof Bulletproof
Cannonball Cannonball
Chameleon Chameleon
Checkpoint Energon Checkpoint, Cybertron Checkpoint
Claymore Claymore
Cloudburst Cloudburst
Clutch Clutch
Countdown Countdown
Crankcase Crankcase
Cross Hair Crosshairs
Dee-Jay D.J.
Dreadnok Demolishor Demolishor
Depth Charge Depth Charge
Devastator Devastator
Digger Digger
Dogfight Dogfight
Double Clutch Double Clutch
Earthquake Earthquake
Falcon Generation One Predator Falcon, Generation One Micromaster Falcon
Flash Generation One Flash, Movie Flash
Frostbite Frostbite
Gears Gears
Grand Slam Grand Slam
Hammer Hammer
Hardtop Hardtop
Hawk Hawk
Heavy Metal Heavy Metal
Hurricane VTOL Hurricane
Iceberg Iceberg
Iguanus Generation One Iguanus, Beast Wars Iguanus
Incinerators Incinerator
Inferno Inferno (disambiguation)
Knockdown Knockdown (disambiguation)
Knockout Knockout (disambiguation)
Lightfoot Lightfoot
Long Arm Armada Longarm, Cybertron Longarm
Mainframe Generation One Mainframe, Movie Mainframe
Manta Ray Generation 2 Manta Ray, Beast Wars Manta Ray
Mirage Mirage (disambiguation)
Night Creeper Nightcreeper
Night-Viper Nightviper
Outback Outback
Overkill Overkill
Overlord Overlord, Generation One Autobot Overlords
Pathfinder Path Finder
Payload Payload (disambiguation)
Predacon Predacon (disambiguation)
Quickstrike Quickstrike (disambiguation)
Rage Rage (disambiguation)
Rampage Generation One Rampage, Beast Wars Rampage
Razorclaw Razorclaw (disambiguation)
Recoil Recoil
Roadblock Roadblock (disambiguation)
Road Pig Road Pig
Rollbar Rollbar (disambiguation)
Rook Rook (disambiguation)
Rumbler Rumbler
Salvo Salvo
Scoop Scoop
Scrap Iron Scrap Iron
Shadow Strike Shadow Striker
Shockwave Generation One Shockwave, Cybertron Shockwave
Sideswipe Sideswipe (disambiguation)
Side Track Sidetrack
Skydive Skydive (disambiguation)
Smoke Screen Transport Smokescreen (disambiguation)
Snow Cat Snow Cat
Space Shot Spaceshot
Spasma Spasma
Stalker Stalker
Striker Striker
Thunderwing Thunderwing (disambiguation)
Tigerhawk Tigerhawk
Vortex Vortex
Wave Crusher Wave Crusher
Windmill Windmill
Wreckage Wreckage (disambiguation)
Zigzag Generation One Zigzag, Cybertron Zigzag

Shared names with other Hasbro lines

Similarly, several other non-G.I. Joe Hasbro lines over the years have shared names with Transformers characters.

Air Raiders Wind Razor Windrazor
Army Ants Bone Crusher Bonecrusher
Army Ants Black Jack Blackjack
Army Ants Grease Pit Greasepit
Army Ants Knockdown Knockdown
Army Ants Recoil Recoil
Army Ants Snarl Snarl
Army Ants Stalker Stalker
Army Ants Tail Spin Tailspin
C.O.P.S. Air Raid helicopter Air Raid
C.O.P.S. Airwave Airwave
C.O.P.S. Barricade Barricade
C.O.P.S. Bluestreak motorcycle Bluestreak
C.O.P.S. Bulletproof Bulletproof
C.O.P.S. Checkpoint Checkpoint
C.O.P.S. Hardtop Hardtop
C.O.P.S. CROOKS Jolt Jolt
C.O.P.S. Inferno Inferno
C.O.P.S. Longarm Longarm
C.O.P.S. Mainframe Mainframe
C.O.P.S. Mirage Mirage
C.O.P.S. Nightstick Nightstick
C.O.P.S. Roadblock Roadblock
C.O.P.S. Streetwise Streetwise
My Little Pony Beachcomber[1] Generation One Beachcomber, Energon Beachcomber
My Little Pony Cosmos Cosmos
My Little Pony Baby Countdown Countdown
My Little Pony D.J. D.J.
My Little Pony Flash Flash
My Little Pony Night Glider Nightglider
My Little Pony Scoops Scoop
My Little Pony Seaspray[2] Seaspray
My Little Pony Star Catcher Starcatcher
My Little Pony Sunbeam Sunbeam
My Little Pony Steamer (UK: Tracks) Tracks
My Little Pony Twilight Twilight
My Little Pony Windsweeper Windsweeper
My Little Pony Windy Windy
My Little Pony Zig-Zag (Zebra) Zigzag
Visionaries Cryotek Cryotek
Weebles Carley Whatsit (Wegetable Stand) Carly Witwicky and others
Weebles Augie Wobblekins (soccer player #2) Auggie Cahnay
Weebles Winston Hobnobby III Winston from G1 cartoon
Weebles Buster (Wonder Club Treehouse) Buster Witwicky (G1) and Buster (Masterforce)
Weebles Wally Wally, name for Blurr (G1) in the dub of The Headmasters
Weebles Winston Winston from G1 cartoon
Xevoz Quick Slinger Quickslinger
Xevoz Razorclaw Razorclaw


  • G.I. Joe Sideswipe is modeled and named after Hasbro employee Andrew Frankel, who also worked on the Transformers toyline.
  • Contrary to fan rumors, the name Kobushi was NOT originally intended for an unreleased Xevoz figure. The unreleased Xevoz figure was named "Scarabushi."
  • Hasbro has occasionally used names from non-Hasbro toylines that were obtained via corporate buyouts and the like for Transformers characters, with the most notable examples being Generation 2 Gobots, named after the Tonka GoBots toyline, and Armada Leader-1, named after the leader of the "good guy" Tonka GoBots.
  • Hasbro and Tonka also shared certain GoBots names when they were still in competition. Blaster, Rumble and Warpath were both Transformers and GoBots.

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