Chronos Time Transporter
The Chronos Time Transporter is a device built by Professor Ling, capable of transporting anything to any time and place on Earth.
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
Professor Ling introduced the new Chronos Time Transporter to UNECOM. They prepared to send a test team over, but Ling was unaware that the Renegades were spying on the conversation; Cy-Kill tasked BuggyMan with creating a diversion by demolishing a dam. This drew the Guardians away from their visit to Ling's lab, allowing Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur and Crasher to turn up and pretend to be the Guardians instead. Ling set the machine to send them back to Tuscon, Arizona on August 1st, 1971 - unaware that they were planning to kill Matt Hunter, A.J. Foster and Nick Burns as children. The real Guardians arrived just as they were about to arrive and the resulting battle saw the Renegades sent back to Rome in 217B.C. That this could happen from a firefight between giant robots suggested some interface problems with the device. Ling then used the Chronos Time Transporter to send Leader-1, Turbo, Scooter, Matt and Nick after them leaving Path Finder and A.J. with Ling to guard the device. The Renegades were able to pass as Roman Gods, monkeying with history and causing Ling's lab to change - with Path Finder finding a newspaper stating Cy-Kill was now governor of America, though this didn't actually effect the existence of the Time Transporter. Path Finder and A.J. then went back to 217 B.C. to bail out their comrades and time returned to its' proper course. However BuggyMan then turned up at the lab and helped his fellow Renegades escape when they returned to the present, short-circuiting the Time Transporter while he was at it. Leader-1 felt that the Chronos Time Transporter was best destroyed as time travel had considerable dangers, with even a tiny change having dire consequences. Unless it resulted in the Romans building a statue of Scooter doing a camp Nazi salute, which was fine.Time Wars
- The name's similarity to Cronos is a coincidence rather than a precursor to a "Challenge of the GoBots"/"Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos" crossover.