Cop-Tur is Cy-Kill's favorite blunt instrument. A consummate thug, Cop-Tur has been dedicated to the Renegade cause for centuries, even longer than their current overlord. Cy-Kill won Cop-Tur's loyalty early on, however, and so the malicious helicopter has been his devoted servant ever since. Cop-Tur loves to chop things up with his rotor blades, living or otherwise, and his dutiful love of mayhem has helped form a tight bond between him and his long-time ally, Crasher. In many ways, he's the perfect Renegade: vicious on his own, devoted to the cause, and just bright enough to follow orders correctly without questioning them. His eagerness to please always brings a smile to Cy-Kill's face. This is fortunate for Cop-Tur, since he's also a bit of a klutz and his bumbling can exasperate Cy-Kill just as easily.
—Cop-Tur's catchphase, used whenever he does something very dumb. Which is often.
- 1 Fiction
- 1.1 Escape to Planet Earth storybook
- 1.2 Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
- 1.3 The Robo Machines comic
- 1.4 Machine Men mini-comics
- 1.5 Robo Machine featuring Challenge of the GoBots Mini World storybooks
- 1.6 GoBots Heroic Champions storybooks
- 1.7 Robo Machine featuring Challenge of the GoBots annuals
- 1.8 Robo Machine featuring Challenge of the GoBots Little Owl Superstars storybooks
- 1.9 GoBots Magazine
- 1.10 Fun Publications
- 1.11 Go-Bots comic
- 2 Toys
- 3 Notes
- 4 External links
Escape to Planet Earth storybook
Cop-Tur was one of Cy-Kill's goons on GoBotron, where they were imprisoned by Security Forces led by Leader-1. Cy-Kill taught his troops to change their form - with Cop-Tur becoming a helicopter - and plotted an assault on Earth, a planet long watched by GoBotron's scientists. They broke out and escaped the planet on a huge flying saucer before going on a rampage on Earth before racing to the World TV station, where the Renegades planned to broadcast to Earth to tell the humans they had been conquered. However, two enterprising young scamps named Pete and Nancy then hacked their computer systems by accident, resulting in the Renegades malfunctioning. This allowed Leader-1 and his troops to track the Renegades before forcing them into a retreat.
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
Along with his leader Cy-Kill and Crasher, Cop-Tur stole the experimental Astro-Beam from a Guardian facility on GoBotron, stowing the device in his chest. The trio then escaped to Earth onboard a Thruster, and when the NASA shuttle Intrepid crossed their path he and Crasher were tasked with destroying it. They did so but the crew escaped their clutches before the Guardians arrived, with Cop-Tur dogfighting Leader-1 until a fleet of NASA helicopters arrived in the area and both sets of GoBots withdrew. The Renegades then met up with their ally Doctor Braxis at a NASA warehouse but were detected by Scooter and Nick Burns. Cop-Tur was ordered to deal with them. However despite using his blades to make a powerful wind attack he was confused by Scooter's holograms and accidentally squashed both his leader and Braxis, allowing the pair to escape and report back to the Command Center. Later with Cy-Kill he travelled to Stolbovoy Island to steal sorium, successfully acquiring the element - but at the cost of leaving Crasher trapped by an avalanche. For the next part of the plan he and Cy-Kill were let into Cheyenne Mountain by Braxis and Geeper-Creeper. The Renegades then took control of every human on Earth. Together with the controlled human army, the freed Crasher and Geeper-Creeper, Cop-Tur attacked the Guardians, with Leader-1 getting shot down covering Turbo and Scooter's escape. After a weeks-long search he and Crasher tried to use Nick and A.J. as bait to lure the two Guardians out. However the gambit backfired as Scooter once again used his holograms to trick the Renegades and the two humans were successfully deprogrammed. Later, along with Tank, he led a huge army of controlled humans including Matt to try and corner the Guardians in New York but they escape into the subway and Matt was also deprogrammed. The Guardians were able to recover Leader-1 and get inside Cheyenne Mountain, where Cop-Tur once again completely failed to deal with Scooter before being shot down by tanks piloted by Nick and A.J. Cop-Tur was subsequently captured and transported to GoBotron for imprisonment.
He was subsequently imprisoned on the planet's Prison Moon. When the escaping Cy-Kill blew up the prison's power generator he was freed from a cell and swiftly reunited with Crasher. Along with Destroyer they went to the control room and attempted to seize Scooter and Nick as hostages. The pair escaped, with Crasher setting off in pursuit. Cop-Tur and Destroyer meanwhile were able to find their weaponry. . Cy-Kill later collected Cop-Tur and Crasher from the Prison Moon and used them to crew a Thruster which intercepted the Guardians' Command Center on route to GoBotron from Antares III. In the resulting stand-off it became evident that the Guardians had not rescued the Last Engineer from Antares III but instead had released the Master Renegade. The Master Renegade came aboard the Thruster and helped mastermind the Renegades' assault on GoBotron. Cop-Tur and Tank attempted to stop the real Last Engineer, Leader-1 and their remaining allies from escaping the planet in the ship Courageous. However Turbo kept them busy until the ship launched, with the Guardian slipping past them when the blast of the engines filled the corridor. The pair pursued him until they were ordered to join Crasher and Fitor in chasing after Courageous; however, Turbo had stowed away on their Thruster, knocking out Tank and forcing them to fire on Crasher. Both Thrusters fell out of hyperspeed, while Turbo was knocked out. Cop-Tur turned his ship around for repairs. He and Tank gave Turbo a working over before dropping him off at the Renegades' detention area in an abandoned Command Center. He and Tank were then on Roguestar when the Master Renegade seized control of the Renegade ship, going along with his orders to avoid being shot with his transgressor gun until Cy-Kill was able to revive and knock the GoBeing out. Cop-Tur then took the Master Renegade to be imprisoned.
Thereafter Cop-Tur became near-omnipresent in Cy-Kill's schemes to take over Earth, GoBotron and anywhere else that came into the Renegades' sights. As such he was transported back to Ancient Rome along with Cy-Kill and Crasher after a plan to kill Matt, A.J. and Nick as children using Professor Ling's Chronos Time Transporter went awry - though the Renegades spent some time being worshipped as gods by the Romans before the Guardians were able to defeat them. After Pincher freed Braxis and the Renegades put him to work building a superweapon to destroy Earth, Cop-Tur idly squabbled with Crasher over which one of them would get to kill the annoying scientist when their use for him was over. Ever the diplomat, Cy-Kill promised his underlings half each. An attempt to harness Doctor Mobius' inverta-ray was undone by the human's son Danny, meaning Cop-Tur and Crasher had to collect Cy-Kill and Braxis from the hostile surface of GoBotron after another failure. Cop-Tur found and abducted the damaged Scooter as part of the Renegades' attempt to gain access to a UNECOM base in Utah, though he erred somewhat by not decapitating irritant Clive when he did so. Alas, Scooter returned to his usual self after brainwashing, and while Cop-Tur and the others were able to get into the facility it was only to walk into a trap. A withering Guardian crossfire might have meant the end for all of them but for the intervention of Professor Von Joy, whose attempts to help the Guardians with a new experimental weapon backfired, giving the Renegades a chance to escape. He later joined Crasher and Loco in attacking a train transporting UNECOM's new Disruptor; despite the best efforts of Small Foot the raid was successful, though the wider plan was ultimately a failure as it saw the Renegades ally with Trident, which meant that for once Cop-Tur wasn't the stupidest person in the room.
Cop-Tur was later part of the scheme to manipulate the powerful alien Alva-Nar into destroying the Guardians, though he was called out for his defeatist attitude by Cy-Kill. Not that he was wrong - the plan was another Renegade failure. After a Command Center piloted by Scooter and Nick discovered the Renegades' new base was shot down Cop-Tur joined the expedition to an uncharted planet in order to make sure the pair were unable to report back. He spotted them in the hands of the local primitives but ultimately the duo were able to escape. The Guardians and Renegades were forced to work together when their ships both crash-landed on a planet inhabited by mechanical spiders. Along with Pincher and Dozer he joined Matt in creating a flood to keep the spiders away while the two factions found a way off the planet. However, once they had done so Cy-Kill ordered them to double-cross the Guardians; Cop-Tur sabotaged the Command Center's hyperdrive by planting a bomb inside it; however, this was found by Turbo, who instead slipped it onboard Thruster. Cop-Tur and Crasher were next sent to attack a UNECOM perimeter station on Earth, stealing Scooter's new oscillator rod. This was the final part needed for Braxis' new Dimensional Interfacer, which allowed the Renegades to call up Exor and her Insectoids from Level 21 to help invade Earth. However, they were soon ambushed by the extent of Exor's ambitions. The Renegades were imprisoned on Roguestar but escaped and retook control of the vessel; Cop-Tur was briefly left behind fighting a swarm of the invaders but Cy-Kill later used the ship's weapons to save him, while the Guardians were able to return Exor and her minions to their home dimension. He worked on the Renegades' new Electromagnetic Neutralizer with Cy-Kill near Barstow, but the device was eventually destroyed by Leader-1 and Van Guard. Cop-Tur later played a role in drawing the Guardians into range of Cy-Kill's molecular transfuser, shooting down Scooter to draw away Leader-1 so Turbo could be captured as bait. When miniaturising the Guardians predictably turned them into more of a nuisance Cop-Tur was also shrank down along with Cy-Kill, Crasher and Scales to combat them. However, the tiny Renegades all then fell victim to Nathan's vacuum cleaner.
When Cy-Kill decided to replace numerous Guardians with evil robot duplicates Cop-Tur and Crasher helped restrain Leader-1 so Dr. Go could fit him with a neural lock so a doppelganger could take his place. Later he was part of the security detail guarding the prisoners on the Moon of Shadows; however, Scooter tricked him into abandoning his post with a hologram of Zod. After the scheme's inevitable failure Cop-Tur then attempted to console Cy-Kill, only to be threatened with replacement himself. Using Roguestar as a base of operations he and Fitor were able to easily loot the cargo carried by Space Ace; however, this was one of several raids that forced the Guardians to mount a daring attack on the Renegade flagship itself. When a team sneaked onboard to attack Cop-Tur and the Monster GoBots were sent to deal with them, but was taken out by Leader-1. While Path Finder was able to plant an L-Ron detonator on the ship's reactor, Cop-Tur recovered the charge and - after some hot potato - the Renegades were able to flush the explosives into space and live to fight another day. He was later part of the Renegade invasion of Tri-Ceti, bringing them closer to possession of the powerful Tramulet by capturing Troilene as leverage. After the Guardians evacuated the Trindles to Earth Cop-Tur and Crasher continued to mildly harass the elfin creatures, deciding to chase Trevor and Troilene around a golf course until the pair of prospective salad ingredients jumped into a small stream, at which point the ever-capable Renegades collided. They followed this up by totally failing to prevent Scooter from retaking the Tramulet, leading to yet another defeat. During construction of Ultra Zod in Waldron, Cop-Tur was assigned to steal further materials from Pro-Tex Laboratories, only to be caught by the Guardians. While he escaped after shooting Scooter, they were able to trace the Renegade activity to Waldron and ultimately destroy Ultra Zod moments after it was completed - with Cop-Tur again getting shot down by Leader-1 in the process.
Once again he was paired up with Crasher to hit a weapons factory on Earth; the raid was a key factor in UNECOM developing the robot Sentinel, which briefly attempted to extinguish humanity before chasing the Renegades off into space. They got back in time to try and swipe Professor Robert Frost's Climatizer; while Cop-Tur found out in the hardest way that it was surrounded by a forcefield, Screw Head was able to capture the device. The Renegades then had to defend the device from Guardian assault; after Leader-1 and Turbo were turned into popsicles by the Climatizer, Cop-Tur was dismissive of the threat posed by the ring-rusty Dive-Dive - only to be promptly shot down by the subaquatic Guardian when he went into action. He then diversified his henching experience by being part of Cy-Kill's plan to ally with Earth's criminals and overwhelm the Guardians and UNECOM. Flip Top escaped the subsequent trouncing of the good guys but was found by Cop-Tur, who attacked him. The Guardian was unable to lay a hand on his opponent due to the forcefield around the Renegade, who scoffed at the very idea of a fair fight. However, once Matt took out the shield generator Flip Top effortlessly decked Cop-Tur, who then ran for Thruster in order to rescue Cy-Kill and Crasher. He later helped in the construction of Puzzler, later joining Pincher and Crasher in raiding an army base for parts - only for the trio to walk into a trap laid by Leader-1 and General Newcastle that they barely escaped. Along with Bad Boy he was tasked with attacking a UNECOM station in Alaska as part of a ploy to draw Leader-1 and Turbo from the Command Center so Cy-Kill and Scorp could steal the Power Suits. However, the pair's arbitrary withdrawal from battle made the Guardian leader suspicious, and the gambit was unsuccessful. Cop-Tur later used one of Dr. Go's Holographic Image Inducers to pose as Turbo before attacking Earth, leading to the Guardians briefly being exiled from the planet before the truth was revealed.
Cop-Tur's mindless loyalty found its' limit when he briefly attempted to retrieve an holo-cube containing information from the long-lost Evil One from a soon-to-explode drone ship before he came to his senses and took cover like everyone else. When they did eventually find the Evil One's tomb - together with the Dark Heart, a fearsome weapon - he joined the Renegades in helping the Guardians in preventing an anti-matter beam from destroying basically everything, though along with Cy-Kill and Crasher he was forced to withdraw damaged before the job was done. He was one of the GoBots captured by B'oosa and forced to fight on Kolob for the amusement of Crespas and his patrons. Cop-Tur adapted to this life well and almost destroyed Path Finder before Turbo intervened. Both sets of GoBots were later able to escape Kolob thanks to the inventiveness of Nick. Thanks to information leaked by Bad Boy - undercover as the Guardian Heat Seeker - Cop-Tur was able to destroy the Guardians' new sonic drill during a demonstration, and later steal the new nucleonic power pack from Scooter, Nick and A.J. - even getting to dump the Guardian in a pool of industrial waste into the bargain. The Guardians were later able to expose Bad Boy and combat the polarity invertor using the power pack; Cop-Tur was shot down by Road Ranger in the resulting battle in Antarctica. He later worked at the Renegades' short-lived Starfish undersea base before it was destroyed by the Guardians. Cop-Tur later helped the capture of the new Proton Cultivator; while the battle went on Leader-1 and Scooter met his mirror universe counterpart, who was much nicer - but just as dumb. He joined Cy-Kill, Crasher and Steamer in raiding GoBotron's Astro-Science Center for an improved Astrobeam, once again taking out Path Finder. Later on Earth after Steamer began having doubts about Renegade doctrine and walked out, Cop-Tur and Crasher were sent after him - though the defector was able to escape. Steamer was eventually able to convince the Guardians of his credibility in time to foil the Renegade plans, and dropped a building on Cop-Tur when he tried to stop him. He later helped capture the human Billy in order to use his scientific knowledge against the Guardians.
After the Renegades captured the psychic boy Sean Roberts and found him uncooperative, Cy-Kill sent Cop-Tur and Crasher to capture the boy's mother from UNECOM custody - helped by the treacherous Major Benedict. They got away but Benedict was captured; Cy-Kill later ordered his rescue but while Cop-Tur was successful in grabbing the spy the whole thing was a ruse to draw the Guardians into a trap. A trap that failed, naturally. Cop-Tur was later posted at the Renegades' Big Horn Mountain base when his systems were briefly taken over by the human girl Buddy; the Renegades later descended on her house in order to find out more about the Spectrometer that made this possible. He later got to operate the Renegades' earthquake-causing device and attack Leader-1 a bit after a typically opaque tactical move from the Guardians in response. And Cop-Tur even got to drive a crane around, making it one of his favouritist days ever. He was later assigned to guard duty during Cy-Kill's attempts to broker peace talks in GoBotolis and later Vienna, though he soon got shooting when the talks turned out to be a sham to wipe out the Guardian leadership. While he was party to the Renegades' plan to take control of mutated lizards Kaitudan, Ichigar and Jerigan, Cop-Tur had little to do while the group had other dumb, mindless muscle working for them. Fortunately for his employment prospects the monsters were eventually neutralised. After a Guardian sting operation left Cy-Kill captured, Cop-Tur joined Crasher in an attempt to rescue their leader. It wasn't successful, and instead Fitor later developed a gambit that fully exploited Leader-1's gullibility and allowed them to trace Cy-Kill to Elba, helping his escape attempt. When it was Fitor's turn to get captured, Cop-Tur was less enthusiastic about mounting a rescue, but did so anyway on Cy-Kill's orders. Ultimately the Guardians were able to transfer the prisoner to GoBotron; however, Cy-Kill captured their human allies and forced a prisoner exchange. Attempts to turn that to the Renegades' advantage largely failed, with Cop-Tur once again getting shot by Leader-1 , but at least Fitor got free. Yay?
Cop-Tur was later party to Cy-Kill's scheme to miniaturise and kidnap the entire population of Earth. With the human race as bargaining chips, the Renegades took control of GoBotron. Some Guardians still held out, but their cause took a heavy hit when Cop-Tur and Crasher were able to capture the rebels Turbo and Zeemon. He later sat as part of the court sentencing Turbo, Blaster and Van Guard to Disassembly. However, their regime was undone when Leader-1 made the dramatic revelation that Earth's population were safe. He joined Crasher and Zero in attacking a Guardian weapons factory on GoBotron; however, Road Ranger and Blaster were able to activate the building's automatic defences and the raid was a failure. Zero snapped afterwards and lead a coup, seizing control of the Renegades; Cop-Tur stayed loyal to Cy-Kill despite his defeat to Zero in single combat. Zero's forces were eventually defeated by the Guardians, with his followers returning to Cy-Kill's command. He was less unflinchingly loyal when the Renegades used a fake Power Suit - actually an exo-suit built by the people of Fabricon - to invert Leader-1's personality, soon joining this new leader when he usurped Cy-Kill as Renegade commander. Path Finder got some payback in by shooting Cop-Tur during a raid but the new Renegades were looking dangerous - until an embittered Cy-Kill went to the Guardians and told them how to return Leader-1 to his normal self. Along with Crasher and Dr. Go, Cop-Tur adeptly changed his allegiance back to Cy-Kill. After being part of an unsuccessful attack to capture the psychic Mira Shaw from UNECOM custody, Cop-Tur was a factor in Cy-Kill's more oblique Plan B, which involved his henchman masquerading as a ride at a fairground (subtly named "Roto-Cop-Tur") run by the Renegades' human ally Wheeling. Somehow this almost worked as it enabled Block Head to capture Mira; sadly Cy-Kill's self-sabotaging personality saw her recaptured when the group attempted to escape via Loco instead of just flying.
More straightforward was the plan to combat a new UNECOM satellite warning system by just smashing the receiving stations, which was right in Cop-Tur's comfort zone. He was, of course, shot down by Leader-1 in the effort before the arrival of the powerful and credulous alien Alaric. Cop-Tur had fun backing Cy-Kill and Crasher in tricking the pink idiot into believing the Guardians were tyrants until they were able to swipe Alaric's staff. However, after Alaric belatedly discovered the truth about the Guardians he sent Cop-Tur and the other Renegades to the Moon before they could harm his new friends. Later he was sent to search a desert area for the source of mysterious energy readings. While he instead goofed off by doing a self-portrait on the surrounding rocks he did have the misfortune to stumble into the self-important, boring shaman Tinotchka. Like everyone else he just rode out the rest of the adventure on autopilot until Tinotchka died. Cop-Tur joined Crasher and Fitor in raiding a Guardian convoy of materials, forcing Staks and Sparky to abandon ship; the equipment they gleaned was soon put to use in the Renegades' new base on Titan. He later joined Cy-Kill and Crasher in trying to board the Command Center while Leader-1, Turbo and Van Guard were busy inside the ship's computers trying to resolve issues with the computer systems. However, Scooter used his holograms to keep the Renegades off-balance - including pretending to be Cop-Tur and insulting Crasher - until the other Guardians found the true cause of the problems - the Monster GoBots Vamp, Scorp and Pincher.
Cop-Tur was one of the first to discover the power of the awakened Princess Astral; her trouncing of Crasher and then Cop-Tur causing an unconcerned Cy-Kill to realise her potential as an ally against the Guardians. As usual she swallowed his "the Guardians are baddies" spiel for some time before realising the truth. In the process he was again shot down by Leader-1; while the Renegades were able to escape when everything backfired, the usually loyal Cop-Tur was quick to call Cy-Kill on his attempts to frame the escapade as a Renegade victory. Along with Crasher, he joined Cy-Kill in Astrobeaming directly onto the ceremonial stage at the Guardian Academy as part of a plan to abduct Zeemon. While the Renegades' undercover agents the Dread Launchers succeeded in at least getting Zeemon to a Thruster before being undone by the efforts of Guardian cadet Tri-Trak, the other trio had one of their more chastening outings. Cop-Tur accidentally destroyed the miniature Astrobeam that was meant to be their escape route and snapped at Crasher before they confused the Academy's Thruster simulator for a real ship and only narrowly escaped the combined might of the entire Guardian force. Along with usual muckers Cy-Kill and Crasher, he attacked the Earth colony ship Pilgrim; however, they were driven off by the arrival of the Secret Riders, with Cop-Tur getting chased off by Twister and Tork. Plans for a second attack were foiled - the Guardians had sent the colonists on to New Earth in a Command Center, instead filling the Pilgrim with troops. However, the Renegades later travelled to the colony anyway to put an escaped Master Renegade back in his place, but got netted by the GoBeing's loyal minion Creepy. After Vamp and Scorp returned to the Renegade ranks and Creepy whisked his master away Cy-Kill then decided another retreat was the order of the day. After being tipped off by the power-hungry Doctor Janus, the Renegades were able to sneak into the rediscovered Atlantis. However, Cop-Tur was shot down by A.J., piloting a Boomer. Janus then used the Atlantean Amulet of Power to call forth a slew of monsters to attack Guardian and Renegade alike; Cop-Tur tried to battle a gorgon, only to have it petrify his rotor blades. Cy-Kill led a trademark retreat, but Cop-Tur was too heart-broken over his stony blades to even join with Crasher in snarking at their leader.
The trio of Renegades later armed themselves with a cache of Parthian reduplicators in order to ambush the Guardians on Garleon; however, strong fire forced the Renegades to retreat. Cop-Tur was chosen along with Crasher, Pincher and Sky-Jack to join Cy-Kill in seizing control of a UNECOM expedition to Halley's Comet; they then used the ship to sneak past the defences of the Star Fortress and stole the quantumite powering the station. However, Cop-Tur was then shot by Sparky and the heist went awry when Cy-Kill dropped the quantumite, forcing everyone to evacuate before the Star Fortress was destroyed. He then joined in various nuisance raids to hinder the Guardians' repairs to GoBotron, including attacks that destroyed a convoy of materials bound for the planet, and damaging the construction of a new forest area. Along with Cy-Kill, Crasher and Hornet he caused huge metal panels to fall down on GoBotolis, causing considerable destruction before Ace was able to activate the defences. However, an all-out Thruster assault saw the Renegade fleet take heavy damage, and Cy-Kill was damaged in a duel with Leader-1 - with Cop-Tur and Crasher having to collect him for the inevitable retreat. When the Renegades captured Solitaire and made for Cordax to find out more about Magmar and the Power Scepters of the Rock Lords, Cop-Tur was left minding Roguestar in orbit above the planet along with Fitor. It wasn't his best day's work, as prisoners Small Foot, Nick and A.J. escaped and caused all manner of problems onboard the ship before hijacking a Space Hawk and travelling down to the surface of Cordax to turn the tide in favour of the Guardians and their ally Boulder.
The Robo Machines comic
Cop-Tur was built on Earth by Stron-Domez after the Renegades' attack on Cholkham and was used to capture the Datafile Electronics factory at Westbridge, using his main rotor to create a gyro attack that prevented workers from escaping. He later flew over the town, broadcasting false information that the workers were being kept inside to work on a secret government project to avoid anyone finding out that the factory was actually being used to build new Robo Machines. However, Ex-El and the Guardians soon found their project and were able to assault the factory. Cop-Tur was captured and deactivated in the subsequent battle
His demise was shown in a news report screened on Robotron.
Machine Men mini-comics
Cop-Tur was one of the Enemy Machine Men from Robotron who joined Cy-Kill in targeting the peaceful planet Earth for conquest. Along with his comrades, Cop-Tur soon forced the Friendly Machine Men into a retreat while causing huge destruction. However, they regrouped and counter-attacked; Cop-Tur's tail rotor was subsequently blasted by Pumper.
Robo Machine featuring Challenge of the GoBots Mini World storybooks
Cop-Tur joined Doctor Braxis in casing a plastikice hockey game; when the scientist was spotted by Matt Hunter and A.J. Foster. Scooter shadowed Braxis only to be ambushed by Cop-Tur, who blasted the Guardian, damaging his arm. Further blasts sent Scooter into a retreat as he collected Braxis and the pair scarpered.
GoBots Heroic Champions storybooks
Along with Cy-Kill, Crasher and Braxis, Cop-Tur helped capture Scooter and planned to use him as a hostage to force the Guardians to leave Earth. However, he soon escaped and instead was able to tell the Guardians all about Operation Dark Net, the Renegades' latest crazy scheme, which was soon foiled.He was later peripherally involved in Braxis' attempt to build a robot duplicate of Matt, which didn't work either. Cop-Tur later helped Braxis use sleeping gas to knock out the staff of the confusingly-named Saltsea Fresh Water Power Plant, and later got to North By Northwest it after Nick when he turned up - though the boy had already sabotaged Braxis' Energex filter, meaning that instead of harvesting super-energy as they planned the Renegades were just left with bags of useless salt. He was later part of a needlessly complex mission to transport parts needed to repair Thruster overland - through 4th July celebrations. Despite - or perhaps - the Renegades disguising themselves as figures from the American Revolution (with Cop-Tur as famous patriot A. Minuteman) the ploy was a failure when they were spotted by Turbo.
Robo Machine featuring Challenge of the GoBots annuals
Along with Cy-Kill and Crasher, Cop-Tur attempted to raid a sorium shipment detected by Doctor Braxis. However, it was a Guardian trap - the truck carrying it was none other than Road Ranger, being driven by Matt Hunter. Cop-Tur was shot down by the Guardian, and limped away to Thruster for repairs. Magma Worms from a volcano on Earth, but that didn't go well either as Leader-1 wiped the things out. Cop-Tur then acted as Braxis' transport during his attempts to turn waxworks into an army of killer robots, which failed when Scooter hacked the signal the scientist was using to control the droids. He once again pulled transport duty as part of Braxis' plan to kidnap Anya Turgenova. However, with Matt's help she turned the tables on Braxis, with the result that Cop-Tur proudly delivered a chest containing the captive to Cy-Kill - only to find it actually contained their ersatz ally. He later helped in another kidnapping plan, sending Matt, Nick and A.J. to GoBotron where Baron Von Joy planned to frame them for assassinating the Council of Guardians. That didn't work either. Braxis then invented a ray that could freeze GoBots in their vehicle modes, but despite half of the Guardians being stuck the rest of them still battered Cop-Tur and his comrades. While he was present for Braxis to monologue about his plans for the Exploding Toads of Primus to enslave mankind, Cop-Tur was not trusted to actually deliver one of the things. He later got to dangle a captured Matt and A.J. high in the air as a threat to force a Guardian surrender; however, due to poor writing Scooter was able to grow to giant size and pluck him out of the air.He was then involved in a Renegade attempt to harvest
Cop-Tur was later involved in the mysterious Renegade construction work spotted by Leader-1 at Silvermoon Mine - but they cleared out before a Guardian task force arrived. Boris Bulkanikov hostage after they were captured by the newly-completed Zod. He threatened to crush the pair of humans unless the Guardians handed over their new Battle Suit, and released them when Turbo agreed to do so. However, once Cop-Tur released them Turbo did nothing of the sort, and the Battle Suit chased away the Renegades. During a swamp battle Cop-Tur shot down Heat Seeker, who was then taken out by Crasher. However triumph was followed by a fall as he later walked into a trip-wire left by the human Billy Jack, who went on to free the captive Guardian. He was later part of the huge assembly of Renegades Cy-Kill gathered at Mauna Mauna, setting up a plethora of missiles fired at countries around the planet. However Leader-1, Path Finder and Heat Seeker took every one of them out, and the Guardians were able to overwhelm the Renegades, who retreated once again.He later helped capture the human freighter Global Trader before effortlessly binding the crew with an anchor chain and lobbing them into the sea. They were saved by the Guardian Dive Dive, who later freed the ship. Cop-Tur later literally held Anya and Brigadier
Robo Machine featuring Challenge of the GoBots Little Owl Superstars storybooks
Cop-Tur was part of the Renegades' scheme to use a machine to drain Guardians of their power, but was taken out by Turbo using a railway truck.Later he was part of a pitched battle that saw the Guardians buried under rocks before moving on to attack a nearby city. However, the Guardians were dug out by their human friends and were able to thwart the assault.
Cop-Tur was part of the Renegades' plan to lure Leader-1 into a trap where he could be zapped by Braxis' new Phoron gun. However, hostage Scooter was able to use his hologram to confuse Braxis, allowing Leader-1 to rescue the small Guardian and Nick. He was later part of a squad sent to grab the Guardian Path Finder, to have her processed by Braxis' brainwashing ray. However Scooter had unravelled the Renegade scheme, tricking them into attacking a huge magnet disguised as the Command Center. She was then stuck when the magnet was activated and hurled off into space. Cop-Tur then worked with Cy-Kill and Cop-Tur to steal ultium from Sarkofony. However when the sentient volcano they took the material from refused to let the Renegades go, blocking them with a forcefield Crasher flew right into, he worked with Scooter to save both groups of GoBots, using his blades to carve out a huge rock plug for the cone. This achieved, the Renegades left Sarkofony empty-handed. He then travelled to Quartex as part of a joint wheeze with the Evil Rock Lords. The Renegades "tried" to steal a stone statue from an ancient city on the planet which was stopped by the Guardians and the Good Rock Lords, with Cop-Tur getting shot by Boulder. However, the theft was a ruse - the statue actually contained Magmar, Brimstone and Slimestone, and once it was onboard the Command Center they opened the doors, allowing Cy-Kill, Crasher and Cop-Tur inside. Scooter and Nuggit were able to raise the alarm, though, and Cop-Tur was shot by both Boulder and Path Finder before the bad guys were tricked into exiting the Command Center in the middle of space thanks to one of Scooter's holograms, with Cop-Tur then having to take Slimestone to safety. Through a bug Night Fright placed on Super Couper the Renegades overheard that an automatic freighter loaded with zintrinium for the repair of GoBotron had malfunctioned and needs to be repaired. Cop-Tur set off with Cy-Kill, Clutch and Night Fright in Thruster where they held the upper hand until Leader-1 found the bug. The Guardian leader then tricked the Renegades into the freighter's hull. Trapped, the Renegades were sent off to the Crab Nebula by the Guardians for an unwanted holiday.
"Brain Problem Situation"
When the Autobot Spy Changers arrived on Strata 22, Cop-Tur was one of Cy-Kill's Renegades who helped drive off the Guardians during a misunderstanding between them and the Spy Changers, and tried to forge an alliance with the dimensional invaders.
"Echoes and Fragments"
Cop-Tur was present at the Renegade base when Snoop returned from her scouting mission on the Autobots. He clumsily played back her recording of Optimus Prime's mission plans to Earth. As the Renegades intercepted the Autobot Command Center on its way to Autobot City, Cop-Tur assumed the vessel's controls along with Crasher, Psycho, and Slicks.
"Beast Wars Uprising"
Monsterous was hired by the reistance to get the G-Cells and smash into Forever Vaults and killed all but another version of Cop-Tur because he was unsure if it was their Cop-Tur or not.
Cop-Tur was one of several Go-Bots to go rogue and evade deactivation. He then lived as an outlaw near Route 66, where he linked up with other rogues to form the Renegades, under the command of Cy-Kill. When the Pentagon sent Leader-1 and Command Nick Burns to investigate Cop-Tur moved in to attack them, only to take a missile hit. He recovered to join the other Renegades as they put their uprising into action. He later helped Crasher restrain Scooter while Stretch fought Turbo, and later performed more menacing goonery to keep Matt and A.J. under control while Cy-Kill tormented Scooter, before joining the Renegade army that faced off against the force gathered by Leader-1. After Leader-1 had wrecked Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur pleaded with him not to send the Go-Bots back to being the slaves of humanity.
He got his wish as Leader-1 instead set himself up as king of the newly-built Gobotron and manipulated things so the Guardians and Renegades spent aeons locked in endless combat. Cop-Tur stayed serving Cy-Kill and joined the Renegades' Zod-backed assault on the Command Center. He just about managed to follow Cy-Kill's order to regroup before the base switched to spacecraft mode and blasted off, and joined Fitor, Pincher and Psycho in attacking the Guardian ship above Gobotron, though the Guardians escaped into hyperspace. The Renegades were soon able to track their enemies to the organic core of Gobotron - Earth. There the two groups faced off before they were interrupted by the Go-Lems, who opened a chasm that Cy-Kill fell into. Having waited thousands of years, Cop-Tur stepped up. He would be the leader the Go-Bots needed. He moved forward to face Leader-1, spinning his fearsome blades. However, Leader-1 easily parried his attack and punched him in the face, killing him instantly.
- Cop-Tur (GoBot, 1983)
- Enemy Robot Helicopter
- ID number: 04
- Accessories: Copter blade, stabilizer wheel
- Cop-Tur was released by Tonka in the first series of GoBots, and converts from robot to 'futuristic' helicopter in 6 steps. The toy was a repackaging of Gyro Robo from Machine Robo, with no significant changes aside from the omission of the extra sticker sheet of the Japanese releaser. As a side-effect of the figure's conversion Cop-Tur has good articulation in the shoulders. Sadly, due to the weight of the diecast upper cockpit (i.e. the white painted bit) puts on the robot mode loose Cop-Tur figures are often hard to stand up due to being overbalanced, tending to tilt backwards at the waist. Cop-Tur's main rotor can be held in either claw as a weapon, though sadly not folded into a sword. His smaller rear rotor has nowhere to go in robot mode; between this and the accessory's small size it is easily lost.
- Cop-Tur was offered in the first-ever assortment of GoBots figures manufactured in 1983 (#7200). The figure remained available throughout the line's life as part of the second and third series' Hot Shots assortment (#7255). The third series version came with a card-mounted 3-D GoBots Sticker. The figure was one of a handful that were available for the line's entire life on toy-shelves.
- Bilingual Canadian releases named the figure as Cop-tère.
- Helicopter (Robo Machine, 1983)
- ID number: RM-04
- Accessories: Copter blade, stabilizer wheel
- A carded repackage of Gyro Robo featuring a new starfield-style background, Helicopter was released by Bandai Europe during the latter half of 1983. The European version included the extra sticker sheet, which included yellow markings for the blades.
- Helicopter (Robo Machine, 1983)
- ID number: RM-04
- Accessories: Copter blade, stabilizer wheel
- The figure was later re-released as part of the second wave on a blue backing card. While promotional material would later use the GoBots name for the character, the toy's packaging was never updated.
- Copter Man (Machine Men, 1983)
- Enemy Robot
- ID number: 04
- Accessories: Copter blade, stabilizer wheel
- The fourth toy from the original six figure wave, Copter Man was released by Bandai Australia during the second quarter of 1983. He remained identical to the original Gyro Robo toy, albeit packaged on a blue backing card.
- Cop-Tur (Machine Men, 1984)
- Enemy Robot
- ID number: 04
- Accessories: Copter blade, stabilizer wheel
- In 1984, the figure was re-released with his GoBots name and faction on a new black backing card depicting a blue-tinted alien landscape.
- The original Tonka bio for Cop-Tur, published in the company's 1984 catalogue, gave him a cunning personality with an eye towards overthrowing Cy-Kill, a characterisation which was dropped ahead of Challenge of the GoBots, where he was made a loyal thug instead. Presumably someone thought having a treacherous lieutenant walking around loudly proclaiming his wish to off his leader and take command would strain credibility over 65 episodes.
- Following Bob Holt's sudden death from a heart attack on August 2 1985 the role was taken over by Arthur Burghardt for "Quest for New Earth" and GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords.
- Cop-Tur appeared in 62 of the 65 episodes of Challenge of the GoBots - only being absent from "Cy-Kill's Cataclysmic Trap", "Lost on GoBotron" and "The GoBots That Time Forgot".
- Cop-Tur's Cybertronian-style body in the "Cataclysm universe" is modeled on Energon Bulkhead with the head design of 2008 Universe Jolt.
- Cop-Tur 'inspired' the Transformers homage character Cop-Tur. In that the Transformers character is just Cop-Tur but is a Transformer instead of a GoBot, which is just the sort of rampant creativity the Transformers Collectors' Club's material is not known for.
- In the Beast Wars: Uprising stories the GoBot Cop-Tur was mentioned when Monsterous broke into the Forever Vault and spared that continuity's version of Cop-Tur, who guarding it, because Monsterous was unsure if it was their Cop-Tur or not.
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