Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
Bugsie was one of the Renegades that Cy-Kill brought to GoBotron to kidnap Solitaire. He took Nick and A.J. hostage to allow the Renegades an easy departure from the Guardians. On Cordax, Bugsie helped demonstrate Renegade superiority to Magmar and the Rock Lords. With the Astro-Beam to Roguestar cut off, he was one of Cy-Kill few troops available on the planet. When Cy-Kill failed to control the Power Scepter, Bugsie and the others beat a quick retreat rather than remain behind with their leader.
From Axiom Nexus, Cy-Kill explained how the three Monster GoBots Bugsie, Klaws, and Hornet were Renegades early in the war. They chose to abandon the cause shortly after Cy-Kill became leader of the Renegades, leaving Gobotron to search for their creator the Master Renegade. They resurfaced sometime after the Master Renegade was found on Antares III.
Bugsie was working for the Master Renegade when he tricked the Guardian and Renegade fleets into battling each other to the brink of destruction. Once they were weakened, the Master Renegade captured Leader-1 and Cy-Kill's forces and took over Gobotron with his Monster GoBots. The Guardian cadets called the Robo Rebels were still free, however, and sneaked past Bugsie at the Guardian Science Academy to secure an Astro-Beam.
After the Robo Rebels defeated the Master Renegade's plans, Bugsie and the other Monster GoBots returned to the Renegades, and Cy-Kill graciously accepted them.
When the Renegades found themselves forced by circumstances to put on a performance of "The Pirates of Penzance", Bugsie was Cy-Kill's second choice to play the Pirate King, for alas, Cy-Kill could not play both the King and the Modern Major General at once. Still, the Renegade leader thought Bugsie brought the appropriate panache to the role.
Bugsie was one of the Renegades Cy-Kill brought to the Communication Moon of Gobotron when a modified Astro-Beam enabled him to teleport the moon to a site of his convenience. Unfortunately for the Renegades, Leader-1 was also on the moon. The Guardian commander disabled Bugsie and used his communicator to track the other Renegades and slowly take them out one-by-one.
"Echoes and Fragments"
As Sideways and Gong played with mixing universal streams, Bugsie and the Monster GoBots worked for the Master Renegade on Antares III, rounding up travelers and sentencing them to death in the Dactyl pit. Bugsie, Hornet, Scorp, and Bladez captured Hot Rod and Kup after they crashed, bringing them to the pit.
- Bugsie (GoBots, 1986)
- Renegade Robot Monster
- ID Number: 58
- Bugsie converts from robot into rolling face-having thingee. He was designed by Bandai as a prototype for one of the Devil Invaders in the Machine Robo toyline, but was never released. His prototype was acquired by Tonka and used for the GoBots toyline instead.
- Bugsie's Cybertronian-style body in the "Cataclysm universe" is modeled on Beast Machines Scavenger, with the head design of Retrax.
- Bugsie at the TFWiki