Loco is a Renegade. Choo-choo!
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
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Loco and Vain Train spied on the Robo Rebels at a dude ranch in Utah, accidentally learning about the legendary Fountain of Youth on the grounds. Loco pumped the fountain dry to test its waters, and discovered the secret of its temporal powers. He formulated an anti-chroniton agglutination that prevented any aging or changing to his super-structure, preserving it eternally and therefore making him practically invulnerable.
Flush with power, Loco attacked the Robo Rebels and reveled in his invincibility. Hoping to prove his worth and oust Crasher from her position in Cy-Kill's command team, Loco refused to share his power with Vain Train and launched a solo assault on the dude ranch. The ranch was fortified with a variety of traps and snares that kept him occupied, however, until Super Couper and Tail Pipe recovered a sample of the agglutination to neutralize it. Raizor challenged Loco to an old-fashioned Western duel in the streets, and Loco was surprised the Guardian not only outdrew him, but that his invulnerability failed him. Humiliated and literally hog-tied, Loco was only rescued by Vain Train and fled.
When a raid on a Guardian communications hub went bad, Cy-Kill was particularly harsh to his troops. So, when the Master Renegade appeared offering Power Suit upgrades to the Renegades if only they made him leader, Spoiler, Fly Trap, Loco, and Screw Head eagerly turned on Cy-Kill. Using the P2 suit, Loco gained incredible strength. Eager to test their might, the Power Suited soldiers and the Master Renegade launched a direct assault on the Gobotron Fortress. When the time came to form a dark copy to battle Courageous directly, however, the "united" Renegades couldn't agree on who should control the combiner. The hobbled "Grungy" was easily beaten apart by Courageous, and the Renegades meekly limped back to Cy-Kill, begging for his good graces.
Although the Master Renegade fled in his Power Ship, Spoiler's scans of the vessel were used by Dr. Go and Tic Tac to recreate the technology, forming a tank and a new Power Warrior design called Nemesis. For some reason, Loco was allowed to wield the Power Suit technology again, joining a new crew of Block Head, BuggyMan, and Decker Decker under Cy-Kill's direction.
"Echoes and Fragments"
- Loco (GoBots, 1983)
- Enemy Robot Train
- ID Number: 05
- A straight import of the Machine Robo Steam Robo toy, GoBots Loco converts from robot to JNR D-5 steam locomotive engine. He was one of the original batch of Machine Robo figures designed by Popy prior to Bandai taking over the line.
- Train Man (Machine Men, 1983/1984)
- Enemy Robot (1984)
- ID number: 05
- The fifth toy from the original six figure wave, Train Man was released by Bandai Australia during the second quarter of 1983. He remained identical to the original Steam 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 blue-tinted alien landscape.
- Train (Robo Machine, 1983)
- ID number: RM-05
- A carded repackage of Steam Robo featuring a new starfield-style background, Train was released by Bandai Europe during the latter half of 1983. The figure was later re-released as part of the second wave on a blue backing card.