Stinger is a Renegade, and one of Cy-Kill's faster warriors. More brutish than refined despite his speed, Stinger has the raw power necessary to get the job done. Cy-Kill often pairs him with Stallion, and their good-natured rivalry pushes both Renegades to accomplish even more for the cause.
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
After using a modified Astro-Beam to displace the entire Communication Moon of Gobotron, Cy-Kill thought he would have 48 hours to plunder the moon's secrets. Leader-1 was displaced with the moon, however, and slowly disposed of Cy-Kill's Renegade squad. Stinger was electrocuted in the power core of the moon.
Stinger and Stallion raided a museum to steal a meteorite fragment for Cy-Kill's new weapon, the reciprocating positronic jammer. Unfortunately, the Robo Rebels interrupted them and the clumsy Renegades stumbled through the artifacts while making their escape. Stinger ripped a Japanese tapestry and got part of it caught in his door as they sped away. Back at Thruster, Cy-Kill discovered a hidden scroll inside the tapestry promising great power. He used it to locate the Ashi Dojo on Mount Hotaka in Japan, and forced the ninja master to teach Stinger, Stallion, and four other Renegades the secrets of ninjitsu. They stymied the Guardians with their new skills until the master taught Leader-1 his secrets too. The status quo was restored when the reciprocating positronic jammer wiped the new memories of all the GoBot ninjas.
Cy-Kill considered Stinger and Stallion good candidates to eliminate the new Guardian cadet, Beamer.
Stinger surprisingly got along well with South Claw, one of Cy-Kill's new recruits from Axiom Nexus. Not all his new soldiers adapted easily to the Renegades, however, and Cy-Kill had Stinger keep an eye on Rube when he briefly went rogue.
"Echoes and Fragments"
As Sideways and Gong played with mixing universal streams, the Renegades staged an all-out assault on Autobot City on Earth. Stinger was spotted blasting Hot Rod and Kup from the air as they tried to return to the city.
- Stinger (GoBots, 1984)
- Enemy Robot Sports Car
- ID Number: 53
- Stinger converts from robot to Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1. When the Machine Robo toyline died down in Japan, Tonka commissioned Bandai to produce several additional molds specifically for use in the GoBots toyline overseas, including Stinger.
- Renegade Gift Pack #1 (GoBots Gift Pack, 1985)
- Stinger was released in a gift pack with Twin Spin and Cy-Kill. All three toys are unchanged from their original releases.