is the name of several fictional characters
from the various Transformers universes
Grindor is one of the members of the Mini-Con Street Action Team.
Grindor is very creative and willing to try anything once. He possesses great intelligence and creativity. Tends to "think outside the box" to come up with solutions that others may miss. He is agile, but is not a very good combatant.
He combines with his Street Action Team partners to form Perceptor.
During the Armada
era of the Unicron Battles, Grindor was the Mini-Con partner to the human Carlos Lopez
. He first appeared in episode #1, called "First Encounters" and last appeared in episode #52, called "Mortal Combat."
They seem to have eventually drifted apart, as Grindor spent much of his time around Kicker Jones in the Energon years in his new upgraded hovercraft form. He first appeared in episode #2, called "Energon Stars" and last appeared in episode #23, called "Each One Fights."
Although Grindor did not appear in the original Galaxy Force animated series, a small cameo was added to the final episode of the English translation, Transformers: Cybertron. In the episode "Beginning" the Autobots sent their ships out for the Space Bridge project, and adult Alexis, Carlos and Rad were seen waving goodbuy to the Autobot ships, with the image of the Armada Street Action Team behind them.
Grindor first appeared in issue #3 of the Transformers: Armada
Grindor appeared among the Mini-Cons in issue #18 of the Transformers: Armada comic book who aided Over-Run using the Mini-Con Matrix in the defeat of Unicron.
In the Transformers: Energon comic series by Dreamwave Productions comics Perceptor appeared in issues #27-29 of the series. He originally appeared as part of the Autobot reinforcements under Jetfire who headed to Earth to fend off the Terrorcon invasion. Perceptor was part of the team who travelled to Los Angeles to battle the Insecticon clones, alongside Landquake, Cliffjumper, Bulkhead and Tow Line. They were in danger of being overwhelmed by the sheer number of clones until they were rescued by a surprising source - Megatron, resurrected in a new body by Optimus Prime. Megatron decimated the Insecticon clones, leaving the Autobots to help with the devastation.
Grindor, in the form of Perceptor, appeared in the "Balancing Art" comic book by Fun Publications. He was among the the Mini-Cons loyal the the Mini-Con council lead by Anti-Blaze. He was aided by the Autobots in defeating the rebel Decepticon Mini-Cons lead by Thrust. He later appeared at a meeting of the Autobot leaders and their human friends.
- The Armada Street Action Team included Grindor, Sureshock and Highwire.
- New molds, the Energon Street Action Team included Grindor, Sureshock and Highwire.
- In 2005 this toy was repackaged in the Universe and sold in discount stores.
- A redeco of Energon Grindor, this toy was released as an Autobot. Instead of being released with the other members of his team in a 3-pack, he was released in a 2-pack with the Decepticon Scrap Iron.
Grindor is one of the members of the Mini-Con Street Action Team. He is portrayed as an evil version of the character from Armada
and is one of the Transformers working for Unicron
. He combines with his Street Action Team partners to form Perceptor
Grindor's only appearance, in the combined form of Perceptor, in the Universe
storyline was as one of the Decepticons under the command of Reptilion
in the Botcon 2004 voice actor play. He battled Silverbolt
in order to secure two groups of dimensionally displaced Autobots from the RiD
universe. However, the three groups of Autobots, together with a time-lost Autobot shuttle from the Great War, were able to defeat the Decepticons.
- Packaged with Universe Sunstorm, a redeco of the original Armada Grindor.
Unrelated to the original Grindor is the leader of the Mini-Con Dirt Digger Team. Grindor's alternate mode and colors appear to be inspired by the famous monster-truck Grave Digger.
Grindor received an expanded bio in the Transformers Collectors Club issue #16.
Grindor appeared in the story The New World by Fun Publications where the Dirt Digger Team attempted to aid Broadside in taking over Cybertron.
- Several Mini-Con teams originally intended for release under the Transformers: Cybertron banner were released late and relabeled Classics to expand the toyline further.