Grungy

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Grungy is a Power Warrior in service of the Renegades. Created to serve as the opposite number to Courageous, Grungy is forged by Renegade-augmenting Power Suits and their central Spaceship. He is equipped with spy-sight, eavesdrop hearing, razor-sharp touch and tracking smell.

So basically the same stuff as Courageous, but given a sinister twist by Tonka copywriters. Beware the march of Grungy!

Fiction[edit]

Fun Publications[edit]

Renegade Rhetoric[edit]

Knowing of the Last Engineer's ship and the Power Suits he bequeathed to the Guardians, the Master Renegade contacted Roguestar with an offer: in exchange for being named their leader, he would build the Renegades a Power Warrior of their own. Cy-Kill naturally rejected the idea of giving up his power, but Cy-Kill had mistreated his soldiers recently, and four of them turned on Cy-Kill and Cop-Tur to accept the Master Renegade's proposal. Outfitted with Power Suits, Spoiler, Loco, Screw Head, and Fly Trap attacked Earth with the Master Renegade using his own reconstruction of the command ship. The suits gave them the powers of speed, strength, teleportation, and invulnerability. Naturally, the Guardians opposed them with their own Power Suits, and soon formed Courageous. The Master Renegade initiated the Power Warrior combination, but they hit a snag. Loco wanted to be in control! As Loco and the Master Renegade fought over control of the Power Warrior (and the other Renegades took sides), the united Guardians easily disabled their counterpart, blasting it into orbit. When the Guardians remarked on how "grungy" the Renegade Power Warrior was, the name unfortunately stuck. Back on Roguestar, the Master Renegade found Cy-Kill free, and fled with his command ship. Spoiler pleaded for leniency, telling Cy-Kill he had made a scan of the command ship, so the Renegade's could one day recreate their own Power Warrior. Coup de Grunge

Toys[edit]

GoBots[edit]

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Spaceship[edit]

  • Spaceship (Power Suits, 1984)
    • Guardian Armored Spaceship
    • Accessories: Fist (2), Rocket Pod Foot (2), Blaster stock, Blaster barrel, small Blasters (2)
The boxed Spaceship was released by Tonka in the second series of GoBots, and was a recolour of the central module of Battle Armor 5 from the Machine Robo line with a new black/grey/white colour scheme. The craft can convert into the torso and thighs of Grungy. When in spaceship mode the fists can be placed in compartments in the back of the Rocket Pod Feet, which can in turn be slung under the wings thanks to small rails, while the craft has retractable undercarriage. The missile launchers on the outside of the feet were disabled for the American release. It is one of the few GoBots toys to feature the Renegade faction insignia.

Power Suits[edit]

Renegades Dressed to Kill
  • GB-P1 (Power Suits, 1984)
    • Renegade Armor
    • Accessories: none
The carded GB-P1 Power Suit was released by Tonka in the second series of GoBots, and was a recolour of the MR-P1 module of Battle Armor 5 from the Machine Robo line with a new black/silver colour scheme. The suit has an opening hatch and sides which move around any figure inside through springs. While GB-P1 can form either arm of any Power Warrior its' nominal placement is as the right arm of Grungy.
  • The opening compartment in the suit can hold the Renegade figures Fitor, Loco or Screw Head. While other figures can be made to fit it is recommended to take care when doing so.
  • GB-P1 was simultaneously issued in Guardian colours.
  • GB-P2 (Power Suits, 1984)
    • Renegade Armor
    • Accessories: none
The carded GB-P2 Power Suit was released by Tonka in the second series of GoBots, and was a recolour of the MR-P2 module of Battle Armor 5 from the Machine Robo line with a new black/silver colour scheme. The suit has an opening hatch and sides which move around any figure inside through springs. While GB-P2 can form either arm of any Power Warrior its' nominal placement is as the left arm of Grungy.
  • The opening compartment in the suit can hold the Renegade figures Cy-Kill, Tank, Fitor, Loco, Screw Head, Spoiler, Crain Brain, Geeper-Creeper, Spoons, Block Head, Tux, Creepy or Stinger. While other figures can be made to fit it is recommended to take care when doing so.
  • GB-P2 was simultaneously issued in Guardian colours.
  • GB-P3 (Power Suits, 1984)
    • Renegade Armor
    • Accessories: none
The carded GB-P3 Power Suit was released by Tonka in the second series of GoBots, and was a recolour of the MR-P3 module of Battle Armor 5 from the Machine Robo line with a new black/silver colour scheme. The suit has an opening hatch and sides which move around any figure inside through springs, while the smaller guns from the Spaceship set can be mounted on posts on the sides. While GB-P3 can form either leg of any Power Warrior its' nominal placement is as the right leg of Grungy.
  • The opening compartment in the suit can hold the Renegade figures Tank, Loco, Screw Head, Spoiler, Crain Brain, Geeper-Creeper, Zero, Tux, Bladez or Stinger. While other figures can be made to fit it is recommended to take care when doing so.
  • GB-P3 was simultaneously issued in Guardian colours.
  • GB-P4 (Power Suits, 1984)
    • Renegade Armor
    • Accessories: none
The carded GB-P4 Power Suit was released by Tonka in the second series of GoBots, and was a recolour of the MR-P4 module of Battle Armor 5 from the Machine Robo line with a new blue/silver colour scheme. The suit has an opening hatch and sides which move around any figure inside through springs, while the smaller guns from the Spaceship set can be mounted on posts on the sides. While GB-P4 can form either leg of any Power Warrior its' nominal placement is as the left leg of Grungy.
  • The opening compartment in the suit can hold the Renegade figures Cy-Kill, Tank, Cop-Tur, Loco, BuggyMan, Screw Head, Spoiler, Crain Brain, Fly Trap, Water Walk, Slicks, Spoons, Block Head, Zero, Tux, Twin Spin, Creepy, Bladez, Stinger, Stallion, Klaws and Hornet. While other figures can be made to fit it is recommended to take care when doing so.
  • GB-P4 was simultaneously issued in Renegade colours.

Power Warrior[edit]

  • Grungy (GoBot, 1984)
    • Renegade Armored Robot
    • Parts: Spaceship, GB-P1, GB-P2, GB-P3, GP-P4, Fist (2), Rocket Pod Foot (2), Blaster stock, Blaster barrel, small Blasters (2)
The Grungy Power Warrior giftset includes all components necessary to complete the Power Warrior. The arms and legs are interchangeable, and the various parts can still hold a GoBot when combined. Grungy has movement at the shoulders and - just about - the hips, though the latter can easily lead to the figure overbalancing. The arms held in place by rails and the lower legs with spring-loaded clips. The smaller blasters can combine with the two parts of the larger gun to combine into a single weapon, or be attached to the robot's ankles. It is one of the few GoBots toys to feature the Renegade faction insignia.
  • The set was issued under the assortment code 7322 in the second series of GoBots, and remained available for the rest of the line's life. It would have been replaced during 1986 by Nemesis but that toy was cancelled.
  • Grungy was simultaneously issued in Guardian colours as Courageous.

Notes[edit]

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  • While Grungy was not released in Europe, the Renegade Power Suit colour scheme was used as a running change for Battle Suit in Robo Machine (retaining the European sticker sheet) and as the Enemy Robot Battle Suit in Machine Men.
  • Grungy was one of the few second series GoBots toys not to feature in the cartoon.
  • A Grungy P-1 Power Suit is briefly visible in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Gambit, Part I" as one of the bits on Picard's desk when he's pretending to be a smuggler.