Slicks is a Renegade.
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
In an alternate timeline, Renegades ruled GoBotron after Cy-Kill removed Leader-1 from history before he could assume command of the Guardians. A group of rebels stowed away on a Thruster from Earth to GoBotron. Slicks nearly discovered them, but the Guardian slave Guide Star made a commotion that distracted him.
Slicks was one of the Renegades summoned to the Arena of Strife by Guerr-O-Vac. He successfully battled Van Guard in the Arena, defeating his Guardian opponent and bringing the Renegades closer to victory.
The Renegades attempted to steal an electronic growth serum from Cambridge University to further Cy-Kill's plans. Slicks and Klaws were summoned via Astro-Beam when Scooter tried to escape with the serum, but the little Guardian accidentally spilled in on himself.
"Echoes and Fragments"
After the first reality-shift, Slicks and the Renegades assaulted a Command Center on its way to Autobot City on Earth. When the crew was disabled Slicks, Cop-Tur, Crasher, and Psycho assumed the controls.
Several shifts later, Slicks was among the injured Renegades and Decepticons fleeing the Battle of Autobot City aboard Astrotrain with their weakened leader, Megatron. On their way back to Cybertron, Zero used a thin pretext to toss Megatron, Slicks, and the other injured soldiers out into space. They were found by Unicron, who recruited Megatron to be his servant in exchange for reformatting the villain and his troops into new bodies. Crasher became the warrior known as Fracture, while Slicks became her similar-bodied "armada" of one.
- Slicks (GoBot, 1984)
- Enemy Robot Race Car
- ID number: 16
- A black repaint of the Machine Robo F-1 Robo toy, Slicks converts from robot to Renault RE20 race car.
- Renault Man (Machine Men, 1984)
- Enemy Robot (1984)
- ID Number: 20
- The second toy from the fourth wave of figures, Renault Man was released by Bandai Australia in 1984. He remained identical to the original yellow F-1 Robo toy, albeit packaged on a blue backing card.
- Later 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. A running change in 1985 saw the figure replaced with its black variant.
- Slicks's Cybertronian-style body in the "Cataclysm universe" is modeled on Generation 2 Double Clutch with the head design of Cybertron Hardtop.
- Slicks's body in "Echoes and Fragments" is modeled on Robots in Disguise Mirage. As Fracture's "Armada", his body is modeled on Classics Mirage, with the head and color scheme of Crasher's first toy.