Fangs

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Fangs is a cowardly Renegade who serves as part of the Monsterous combiner. Despite his lack of spirit in battle, his skill at infiltration and bypassing security systems is second to none. Should he actually need to fight, his teeth and powerful biting jaws make him a dangerous threat.

Fiction[edit]

Robo Machine catalogues[edit]

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Years into the Robo Machine conflict on Earth the new enemy threat of the Puzzler Fiends appeared. Fright Face, Heart Attack, Weird Wing, South Claw, Fangs and Gore Jaw combined into Monsterous, who announced his intention to confuse and destroy. Challenge of the GoBots - A Robo Machine Product

Fun Publications[edit]

Renegade Rhetoric[edit]

While stranded in the multiversal hub city of Axiom Nexus, Cy-Kill worked to rebuild his power base with new Renegades. Fangs was part of a group of Predacons camped out in the Heap that confronted Cy-Kill during his exploits. After Cy-Kill defeated their leader Fright Face in single combat, the Predacons became loyal members of his Renegade force. Cy-Kill even used his old Puzzler technology to give the Predacons a combiner form as Monsterous. Fangs and the others traveled with Cy-Kill back to his home reality when he abandoned Axiom Nexus. Renegade Rhetoric Cy-Kill and his new recruits emerged in the midst of an epic battle between the Guardian fleet and Rogue Star. As Monsterous, Fangs and his team gleefully tore through the surprised Courageous before turning on the Command Centers. Unfortunately, Leader-1 tricked Cy-Kill into firing a killing shot at him, which he dodged so that it hit Monsterous instead. This respite allowed the Guardians to retreat, but the Renegades had clearly won the day. Opportunity Knocks Part 2

Cy-Kill dispatched Fangs and the creature warriors to Philadelphia as Monsterous to draw Courageous out for another battle, but Monsterous was overwhelmed by a squad of Guardian Boomers. Six Heads are Better than One Cy-Kill brought Monsterous to an ambush to try and seize a matter transmutation ring, but the surprise appearance of Courageous made it a fair fight, and so the Renegades retreated again. One Born Every Minute Fangs worked with Crossword and Decker Decker on a mission against the Secret Riders, until Crossword knocked Twister into a prison, causing a jail break. The Guardian Smashers When the Guardians and UNECOM came to Quartex to sign a tri-planet alliance treaty with Boulder's Rock Lords, Cy-Kill and Magmar decided to intervene. Monsterous and Puzzler were pitted against Courageous and the Fossil Lord's Fossilsaurus until Cy-Kill tipped his hand and revealed the Renegade Power Suit Warrior, Nemesis. Combiner Wars Part 1 The forces of good rallied, however, and prepared a counter-strike. Monsterous was diverted into battle with the Action Shock Rocks, leaving Courageous and Fossilsaurus evenly pitted against Nemesis and Puzzler in the rematch. Combiner Wars Part 2

Toys[edit]

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GoBots[edit]

Monsterous[edit]

  • Fangs (GoBots, 1986)
    • Giant Monsterous Leg
    • Accessories: none
Fangs was released by Tonka in the third series of GoBots, and converts from robot to flying monster jet thing in 4 steps. The toy shares a mould with Blugoda from the Devil Satan 6 set in Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos toyline, with a different grey primary colour scheme; it is unclear which was the original release. Fangs combines with his team-mates Fright Face, South Claw, Weird Wing, Heart Attack and Gore Jaw to form Monsterous; Fangs nominally forms the left leg, but can be used for the right if desired. Individually, he has no significant articulation; while the figure's arms are mounted on pins and move slightly their movement is very restricted and only parallel to the body. Like the rest of the Monsterous team, the rear of his card featured a character biography, while the instructions were printed on a separate leaflet.
  • Fangs was made available during the third series as part of the Monsterous assortment (#7301) and remained available for the rest of the line's life on toy shelves.

Renegade Robot Giant[edit]

  • Monsterous (GoBots, 1986)
    • Renegade Robot Giant
A giftset containing unchanged versions of Fangs, Fright Face, South Claw, Weird Wing, Heart Attack and Gore Jaw was also released by Tonka.

Robo Machine[edit]

Puzzler Fiends[edit]

  • Fangs (Puzzler Fiends, 1986)
    • Monster Leg
    • ID number: 6
    • Accessories: none
In Europe, Fangs was available individually as one of the carded Puzzler Fiends. The toy was unchanged from the American release, but referred to the combined mode as the Monster Fiend.
  • Puzzler Fiends Set (1986)
While Monsterous was sold in Europe individually a giftset was also issued containing all six Puzzler Fiends. The figures were identical to their respective GoBots releases, but the combined mode was referred to as the Monster Fiend. The names of Weird Wing and South Claw were switched for the European release.

Machine Men[edit]

Puzzler Fiends[edit]

  • Fangs (Puzzler Fiends, 1986)
    • Monster Leg
    • ID number: 6
    • Accessories: none
In Australia, Fangs was available individually as one of the carded Puzzler Fiends. The toy was unchanged from the American release, but referred to the combined mode as the Monster Fiend.

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