Rest-Q

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Rest-Q is the medic for the Guardians. He is skilled in the use of the Modifier, as well as improving and focusing the self-repair systems of his fellow Guardians to the appropriate injured areas.

Fiction[edit]

Challenge of the GoBots[edit]

Voice actor: Frank Welker
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Rest-Q was stationed on GoBotron when the Renegades stole the Astrobeam from the Guardians. He sustained an injured shoulder in the raid, but was able to inform Hans-Cuff of the theft.Battle for GoBotron He recovered sufficiently to be present with the Guardian Council when the Renegade Fortress fell. The Final Conflict

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He was later part of the team onboard the Command Center sent to collect Cy-Kill from the Prison Moon for trial on GoBotron. However the Renegade leader had staged a breakout and Rest-Q was soon pressed into service repairing the injured security team of Hans-Cuff, Blaster and Flip Top, placing them in repair bays. Soon after Turbo collapsed after being frozen on the dark side of the moon; while Rest-Q was able to diagnose that the Guardian was suffering from cranial overheating he was unable to treat the injuries, opining to A.J. that it would take a miracle to save the patient.Cy-Kill's Escape He tried to keep Turbo stable both medically and physically as the ship was battered by the atmosphere of Antares III, even resorting to holding the Guardian in place on the medical bay, and took his patient to the man believed to be the Last Engineer, who was able to repair Turbo - before later revealing himself as the Master Renegade and paralysing Small Foot. Quest for the Creator

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While Crasher came across to collect the Master Renegade some opportunism from Turbo meant the Guardians avoided destruction and were able to return to GoBotron and warn the Guardian Council. Rest-Q was mystified as to the damage done to Small Foot's transformation circuitry by the Master Renegade but at Matt's suggestion he put her through the Modifier a second time with help from Professor Von Joy - an operation that was a complete success. However Roguestar and the Renegade fleet attacked moments later. Guardian Headquarters was largely destroyed but Rest-Q was able to set up a makeshift repair bay - though he found casualties were coming in faster than he could repair them under the Renegade onslaught. The Fall of GoBotron Rest-Q was captured and placed onboard a damaged Command Center with other Guardian prisoners, awaiting transport to the Prison Moon where they would be put into the Disassembler. Twin Spin prevented him from treating the injured but he was released when Scooter and Sparky were able to trick the Renegade guards into abandoning ship. Flight to Earth Turbo managed to get the ship to Earth, where the Last Engineer unveiled the Power Suits. The Power Warrior Courageous was then able to defeat the Renegades, freeing GoBotron. Rest-Q was one of the Guardians who applauded Leader-1's team when Zeemon honoured them. Return to GoBotron

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Rest-Q tried to examine Scooter after his disappearance, though the small Guardian wasn't his usual simpering self, instead being chippy, defensive and refusing to co-operate - and also setting off Nick's Renegade detector. Unknown to them he had been brainwashed by the Renegades, though sadly thanks to Clive he was soon back to his usual self. It's the Thought that Counts When the Renegades tried to invade GoBotron with robot duplicates, including one of Rest-Q. The real thing was then part of the Guardians' counter-attack when the scheme became known, driving into battle with Zeemon and Hans-Cuff before starting to blast the robots. Doppelganger On assignment to Earth he was called up by Leader-1 to help combat Ultra Zod in Waldron, piloting one of the Power Suits as the Guardians used Courageous to destroy the new Renegade monster. Ultra Zod (episode)

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A less successful mission was providing security at an industrial moon along with Heat Seeker, Night Ranger and Scratch. The Renegades attacked the outpost, damaging Heat Seeker. Rest-Q converted to ambulance mode and levitated his comrade onto his roof to get him to cover but they unfortunately ran into Crasher, who took him out with her electro-stomp attack. Leader-1, Turbo and Scooter soon arrived to help, and things got better when Rest-Q landed a spot of R&R at GoBotron's Spa Moon. Sadly that was soon disrupted when Scooter's new detection system falsely thought the moon was under attack, causing chaos.The GoBot Who Cried Renegade Rest-Q served on the Guardian Council with Zeemon, Dozer, Path Finder, Scratch, Staks and Road Ranger but the group were taken hostage by Leader-1 and Turbo, who were under the control of Buddy's spectrometer. The group were saved from delivery to the Renegades by the timely intervention of Scooter, Nick and Buddy. Whiz Kid Later he was present after Crasher had destroyed the Guardian Space Lab and the Guardians decided to relocate further tests of Element X to Earth Element of Danger, and again when the Dread Launchers attempted to kidnap Zeemon at a graduation ceremony at the Guardian Academy. Guardian Academy Rest-Q was part of the Council convened at the GoBotron Fortress when Solitaire and Nuggit arrived to ask for help fighting Magmar on Cordax. Battle of the Rock Lords

The Robo Machines comic[edit]

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An expert in bionic surgery, Rest-Q was one of the Security Force volunteers from Robotron for Ex-El's expedition to Earth in pursuit of the Renegade Stron-Domez. Ex-El built a Robo Machine body for him shortly after the Command Center arrived on Earth, fittingly giving him an Earth ambulance as a vehicle mode. When their human ally Charlie Bampton was injured by a bullet ricochet Rest-Q was able to fully heal the boy. The Robo Machines, Story 1

Rest-Q was in the the Command Centre when it came under attack from Stron-Domez - who had now rebuilt himself as the monster Zod. Carry-All and Royal-T brought the Guardians time to escape. They later tracked Zod to a junkyard outside London, and Rest-Q set out along with Leader One, Turbo, Dozer, Hans-Cuff, Night Ranger and Truck to combat Zod, following Carry-All's signal. Leader One got separated but Rest-Q and the others found him in time to blast and disable Zod. However the Guardians were then faced with the threat of Casmodon; Leader One offered to release them from their vows but all insisted on attacking the Devil Invader. Their combined firepower failed to even damage the giant though, and the Security Forces were forced to make a fighting retreat to the Command Centre before making for Robotron.The Robo Machines, Story 2

Machine Men mini-comics[edit]

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Rest-Q was one of the Friendly Machine Men battling the Enemy Machine Men on Earth. Scuffling with Fitor, he lifted the Enemy above his head but was knocked down by Tux crashing into his legs. He seemed doomed, but Rest-Q spotted a human family in danger. He shifted into his ambulance mode and took them onboard, weaving between Fitor and Tux before dropping the humans off a safe distance away, and then raced back into battle. The Combat

Robo Machine featuring Challenge of the GoBots Mini World storybooks[edit]

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Rest-Q was stationed at the Command Center when Matt and A.J. brought in Scooter, who had been injured by Cop-Tur at a plastikice hockey game. He later went with Matt to the plastikice final, where Doctor Braxis and Cy-Kill were planning to assassinate a squad of ASC cadets watching the match. After Matt decked Braxis, Rest-Q swung into action to attack Cy-Kill. He battled the Renegade, keeping him honest until a repaired Scooter and ASC reinforcements arrived, driving Cy-Kill into retreat. Rest-Q joined in mocking Cy-Kill as he fled.Champions of Lixil

Robo Machine featuring Challenge of the GoBots annuals[edit]

Rest-Q transported Professor James Hobby to hospital after the scientist's run-in with Crasher. The Rumbling Jungle Along with Leader-1, he was trapped in vehicle mode by Braxis' Freezer Beam, but the other Guardians were able to rescue them and reverse its' effects. Battle of the Beams He was later busy on patrol along with Dumper and Road Ranger when the Guardians realised the Renegades were going to attempt to kidnap Anya Turgenova. The Aliens Steal a Scientist Along with Dumper and Spay-C, Rest-Q was injured in a jungle battle with the Renegades and had to withdraw to the Command Center for repairs. Scooter Strides Out

Fun Publications[edit]

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Renegade Rhetoric[edit]

When Cy-Kill discovered a cyber-mimetic virus at an ancient temple in the Himalayas, he wasted no time unleashing it on the Guardians. Fortunately, Rest-Q developed a cure that managed to save his fallen friends. The Best Medicine Rest-Q reported via Astro-Beam when Leader-1 was seriously injured fighting Cy-Kill. He confirmed Leader-1 was reliving his own nightmares and memories of failure, keeping him in a comatose state. Still, A.J. and the Guardians managed to change the narrative, reminding Leader-1 of all the good he had accomplished, and the Guardian commander soon recovered. Nightmares of a Leader

Go-Bots comic[edit]

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A slide of Rest-Q was seen in Professor Braxis' "Intro to Gobotics" lecture, presumably being devised to assist in the healthcare industry.Issue 1 When Cy-Kill inspired the Go-Bots to rise up against humanity, Rest-Q was one of those to join in the fun, picking up a human who had been injured in the revolution only to then crack out a startling of blades to prepare the restrained fellow for unwanted "surgery".Issue 2 Nevertheless at some point during the downfall of mankind and construction of Gobotron he switched sides from the cruel, power-hungry human-hating Cy-Kill to the cruel, power-hungry human-hating Leader-1 and became a crewmember of the Command Center when it returned to the organic core of the planet - otherwise known as Earth. Issue 3 After an ad-hoc force of Guardians, Renegades and unaligned Go-Bots finally vanquished Zod he attended to the injured Screw Head and Leader-1. However, after the latter was strafed by Cy-Kill with the stolen Command Center, Rest-Q realised there was nothing that could be done to save Leader-1, who died from his wounds. Issue 4 Turbo later recalled Rest-Q being present during his botched attempt to save Scooter from having his mind wiped by Leader-1; despite the medic's warnings Turbo accidentally lobotomised his chum with his rashness. Issue 5

Toys[edit]

GoBots version

GoBots[edit]

GoBots[edit]

  • Rest-Q (GoBot, 1984)
    • Friendly Robot Ambulance
    • ID number: 26
    • Accessories: none
Rest-Q was released by Tonka in the first series of GoBots, and converts from robot to Nissan Caravan ambulance in 3 steps. The toy was a repackaging of Ambulance Robo from Machine Robo. The additional sticker sheet of the Machine Robo version was dropped, while the factory-applied stickers were updated to feature English text rather than the kanji of the Japanese version - using a slightly different font to that used by Bandai for their European releases. Rest-Q has shoulder and knee articulation, though the latter is of limited use as the figure overbalances easily if the legs aren't locked solid. Sadly due to being almost entirely white, vintage examples of Rest-Q often yellow easily.
  • Rest-Q was offered in the second assortment of GoBots figures manufactured in 1984 (#7201). The figure remained available as part of the second series' Friendly assortment (#7253) before it was discontinued before the third and final series.
  • Bilingual Canadian releases renamed the figure Ress-Cousse.

Gift Packs[edit]

  • Guardian Gift Pack #2 (Gift Pack, 1984)
    • Friendly Robot Ambulance
    • Accessories: none
An unchanged Rest-Q was also included one of Tonka's Guardian Gift Pack #2 sets, again with similarly unchanged versions of Wrong Way and Heat Seeker.
  • Guardian Gift Pack #1 (Gift Pack, 1985)
    • Friendly Robot Ambulance
    • Accessories: none
An unchanged Rest-Q was also included in one of Tonka's Guardian Gift Pack #1 sets, with similarly unchanged versions of Wrong Way and, this time, Major Mo and Wrong Way.
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  • Guardian 3-Pack #1 (GoBots Gift Pack, 1985)
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This item has been canceled, with no current plans for release.

Rest-Q was planned to be included in another Gift Pack along with Leader-1 and Van Guard which was advertised in the 1985 Tonka catalogue but was ultimately not released.
Robo Machine/Machine Men version

Robo Machine[edit]

Robo Machines[edit]

  • Ambulance (Robo Machine, 1983)
    • ID number: RM-15
    • Accessories: none
A carded repackage of Ambulance Robo, the figure now known simply as Ambulance was released by Bandai Europe at the end of of 1983. The kanji on the vehicle mode was updated to English, while the extra stickers of the Machine Robo version were still included - giving the ambulance a red cross (in two halves) on the roof and additional shoulder and waist details for the robot mode. While promotional material would later refer to the figure by its' GoBots name, the toy's packaging was never updated.


Machine Men[edit]

Machine Men[edit]

  • Ambulance Man (Machine Men, 1983)
    • Friendly Robot
    • ID Number: 12
    • Accessories: none
The sixth toy from the second wave of figures, Ambulance Man was released by Bandai Australia in 1983. Aside from the text on the ambulance mode, he remained identical to the original Ambulance Robo toy, albeit packaged on a blue backing card.
  • Rest-Q (Machine Men, 1984)
    • Friendly Robot
    • ID Number: 12
    • Accessories: none
The sixth toy from the second wave of figures, Ambulance Man was released by Bandai Australia in 1983. Aside from the text on the ambulance mode, he remained identical to the original Ambulance 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.
Machine Men Staks Transport version

Staks Transport[edit]

  • Rest-Q (Staks Transport, 1985)
    • Friendly Robot
    • Accessories: none
An exclusive recolour of Rest-Q was included in the Australian Staks Transport giftset, along with recoloured versions of Hans-Cuff, Buggy-Man and Turbo. Blue paint was even slathered over the lightbar. Additional factory-applied stickers were also added to the roof/legs, making him look more like a camper van.


Notes[edit]

  • Tonka's 1983 catalogue described Rest-Q as more efficient than "a pair of paramedics". Which isn't much of a boast for an advanced alien cyborg who can turn into an ambulance.

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