Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
Scratch was a younger member of the Guardians defense force on GoBotron. He was performing early monitor duty under the supervision of Van Guard when the Renegades and Roguestar initiated an all-out attack on GoBotron.
After graduating from the Guardian Academy and undergoing full Modification, Scratch accompanied Leader-1 and his team aboard Command Center 1 for his first assignment. During that mission, the Renegades attacked a UNECOM space station to steal the power of the Inverta-ray. Scratch and the Guardians fought to recover the device and its creator, Mobius, before Cy-Kill could use the weapon against GoBotron.
Later, on Earth, Scratch was stationed at a UNECOM science facility in Utah. He helped several Guardians repel a Renegade attack.
On GoBotron, Scratch was serving time on the Guardian Council when they were attacked by Leader-1 and several Guardians, who had been reprogrammed for evil by Cy-Kill using Beta frequencies. Fortunately, the process was reversed before Leader-1 turned Scratch and the other members of the Council over to Roguestar.
Scratch, Dozer, and Hans-Cuff discovered the Robo Rebels standing over the recently-blasted body of Zeemon in the Guardian Council chambers. The security officers placed the Rebels under arrest for attempted murder.
On Earth, Nick Burns and A.J. Foster took Scratch and Turbo to a High Rollahz concert. Scratch and A.J. came up with a plan to share culture between worlds, and talked Ned Dilettante and his bad into putting on a concert for the Rock Lords on Quartex. Crackpot arranged for them to use the Ingot Ampitheater as a venue. Magmar and his evil Rock Lords attempted to kidnap the band and force Earth to join them against Boulder, but Scratch, Turbo, and Crackpot managed to recover the hostages, and the band played on.
"Echoes and Fragments"
As Sideways and Gong played with mingling universal streams, a battle took place at Guardian City on Earth between the Guardians and the Decepticons. Scratch arrived from Moonbase One along with Leader-1 and more reinforcements. He joined Dozer, Bolt, and Staks in the Power Suits to form Courageous and battle the mighty Devastator.
- Scratch (GoBot, 1984)
- Friendly Robot 4x4 Truck
- ID number: 38
- GoBots Scratch converts from robot mode to a Ford Bronco 4x4 truck. After the original line of Machine Robo toys was exhausted, Bandai created Scratch and several other designs specifically for the GoBots line in the Western market.
- Scratch's name appeared twice in the translated code from "Cultural Appropriation", sending him to two different levels. One of these was likely meant to be Stretch, a Renegade who does not otherwise appear on the list and whose name is only off by two letters.
- Scratch's Cybertronian-style body from the "Cataclysm universe" is modeled on Trailbreaker from the Generation 1 toyline with the head of Generation 1 Arcee.