Dumper

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The dependable Dumper transforms into a dump truck. He takes his assignments in stride, knowing that he's strong enough to handle the workload and resolute in his desire to destroy the Renegades.

His twin brother is Pumper.

Fiction[edit]

Challenge of the GoBots cartoon[edit]

Dumper, Scratch, Road Ranger, and Dozer arrived to back up Leader-1 when Cy-Kill's Renegades attacked a UNECOM facility. They managed to keep the evil GoBots on the ropes until Professor Von Joy's experimental immobilizing weapon backfired on the Guardians and allowed the unharmed Renegades to escape. It's the Thought that Counts

Robo Machines comic[edit]

Fun Publications[edit]

Transformers Timelines[edit]

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Fleeing the Cataclysm, Dumper hopped dimensions with some other GoBots and wound up on Level 11. Cultural Appropriation TFWikiFavicon.png

Renegade Rhetoric[edit]

Dumper, Pumper, and Bullseye were stationed aboard a Command Center when Cy-Kill attacked them as part of an elaborate ruse. They managed to capture the Renegade overlord, but only because he planned it in order to infiltrate the Prison Moon. The Long Game

Dumper and Night Ranger were guarding a storage facility on Gobotron when Heart Attack and Clutch blasted them and stole the Positronic Animus devices from inside the warehouse. Six Heads are Better than One

"Echoes and Fragments"[edit]

In an unstable hybrid universe that incorporated both GoBots and Transformers, Dumper was aboard a Guardian shuttle bound for Earth when Megatron attacked and hijacked the ship. He was injured and left for dead in the wreckage of the shuttle.

(Dumper only suffered this fate retroactively due to the machinations of Sideways and Gong. When the events actually took place in this hybrid timeline, it was an Autobot crew who were attacked by Renegades. When the factions flipped, Dumper essentially took the place of Ironhide, whom Cy-Kill had spared when capturing the shuttle.) Echoes and Fragments

Toys[edit]

GoBots[edit]

  • Dumper (GoBot, 1983)
    • Friendly Robot Dump Truck
    • ID number: 09
An import of the Machine Robo "Dump Robo" toy, Dumper transforms into... a dump truck. Big surprise.

Machine Men[edit]

  • Truck Man (Machine Men, 1983/1984)
    • Friendly Robot (1984)
    • ID Number: 08
The second toy from the second wave of figures, Truck Man was released by Bandai Australia in 1983. He remained identical to the original Dump Robo toy, albeit packaged on a blue backing card.
In 1984, the figure was re-released with his GoBots name and faction on a new black backing card depicting a yellow-tinted alien landscape.

Robo Machine[edit]

  • Truck (Robo Machine, 1983)
    • ID number: RM-09
A carded repackage of Dump Robo, the figure now simply known as Truck was released by Bandai Europe at the end of of 1983. It was also the second figure to be packaged on a new blue and purple backing card.


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