Scooter doesn't much like fighting. Unfortunately for him, his hologram projector makes him an indispensable member of Leader-1's team, meaning he ends up on the front lines more often than he'd like.
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
Before Path Finder's team set off for Level 22, Scooter upgraded their communications equipment and emergency frequencies for the trip.
"Brain Problem Situation"
During a dimensional incursion, the Guardians captured the Autobot Spy Changer named Silverstreak, believing him to be part of a new group of Renegades. Silverstreak was able to convince Scooter and A.J. of his good intentions, leading the Guardians and Spy Changers to join forces against the Renegades and stop the Moebius effect.
"Echoes and Fragments"
Sideways and Gong began playing with universal streams, causing elements of the GoBots and their history to merge with a Transformers universe during the first encounter with Unicron. As a result, Bumblebee and Spike Witwicky were intermittently replaced by Scooter, Matt, and Anya aboard Moonbase Two during Unicron's approach to Cybertron.
- Scooter (GoBot, 1983/1984)
- Friendly Robot Scooter
- ID Number: 027
- An import of Machine Robo Scooter Robo toy, Scooter transforms from a robot to a, well, to a scooter. He features die-cast metal parts. Fortunately (or unfortunately, if you just really love his animation model), his face does not magically shift to the space between his handlebars. The foil stickers on his chest are commonly missing on loose specimens (including the one pictured at right). His vehicle mode does not have true rear wheel, only a molded ridge where it should be and two small, plastic rollers to either side. Scooter was released in the first series of GoBots figures in 1983 and was reissued in the second series in 1984 with a holographic sticker.
- Motor Scooter Man (Machine Men, 1983/1984)
- Friendly Robot (1984)
- ID Number: 13
- The first toy from the third wave of figures, Motor Scooter Man was released by Bandai Australia in 1983. He remained identical to the original Scooter 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.
- All of the GoBots in the animated series had designs and transformation schemes that were hugely faithful to their toys, and Scooter was no exception... save for one detail: in scooter mode, his robot face appeared between his handlebars. As this was entirely impossible based on the toy's transformation, but the animation otherwise depicted his transformation in accordance with how all the parts of his toy moved, Scooter would almost always convert between modes with his back to the audience in one form or another (or off-screen all together), so that the impossible movement of his face couldn't be seen. When they didn't make this accommodation, well...see to the right.
- Scooter's Cybertronian-style body in the "Cataclysm universe" is modeled on Groove from the Combiner Wars toyline.