Von Joy is the very model of an absent-minded professor. Brilliant in a variety of scientific fields, he's still better known for his spectacular failures than his successes. That's because Professor Von Joy is often so eager to test out a new invention, he forgets to actually test it before bringing it into the field. Still, he's very good natured about his mishaps, and so Leader-1 and the other Guardians are typically willing to forgive and forget.
Sometimes he's a Baron.
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
Cy-Kill remarked that some of his enhancements and weapons were stolen from Professor Von Joy's work.
The Renegades used a Duplicator Beam to double Cy-Kill's command team, but neglected to realize the mirror fiend would want to rule as well. "Cy-Kill Prime" kidnapped Professor Von Joy to find a way to maintain his existence past the 48 hour window of the Duplicator Beam's power.
Nick Burns once became convinced that Scooter was a WereGoBot after being bitten by a moto-wolf. Von Joy was called in to concoct a cure, but in the end it was revealed as a gross overreaction on Nick's part.
"Echoes and Fragments"
As Sideways and Gong played with mixing universal streams, the Decepticons staged an all-out assault on Guardian City on Earth. Professor Von Joy was one of the Guardians who fell in battle along with Sparky.
- Baron Von Joy (Super GoBot, 1984)
- Friendly Robot Sports Car
- ID Number: 025
- Accessories: Gun
- An import of the Machine Robo Scale Robo subline, GoBots Baron Von Joy converts from robot to Porsche 930T.