Transformers: Generation 1Edit
|Series||Transformers: Generation 1|
|English voice actor||Michael Horton |
Chip debuted in the fifth episode entitled "Roll For It". In the episode, Chip had been working with a scientist attempting to develop an anti-matter formula. Spike and Bumblebee accompany Chip to the lab where the professor gives Chip access to his computer. Unknown to them Reflector had been spying on them learning the access codes to the lab. The Decepticons had been plotting to steal the formula even before Megatron was accidentally sent through the space bridge in the previous episode. The Decepticons raid the lab and interrogate the professor. The professor claims to have erased the formula. However, Megatron discovers that the formula was e-mailed to Chip. Starscream, Thundercracker, Soundwave and Ravage are ordered to capture Chip and bring him back to the lab. Soundwave manages to extract the formula after scanning Chip's brain, before the Autobots rescue him. Back at Autobot HQ, the Autobots are preparing for a battle with an anti-matter powered Megatron. Wheeljack creates several weapons and asks for Spike and Chip's help to deploy them. Spike manages to distract Skywarp, who was yielding Megatron, while Chip plants a control device on him. Teletran 1 overrides Skywarp's circuits and causes Megatron's antimatter to go critical. Megatron releases the energon cubes which explode. Impressed by Chip's courage, the Autobots extend their gratitude. 
Chip would become a valuable asset to the Autobots, being of a scientific mind complementing that of Wheeljack. He would often invent machines in an attempt to give the Autobots an advantage. He collaborated in the construction of Snarl and Swoop in "War of the Dinobots", cracked the lock on Wheeljack's lab, and was briefly able to bring Devastator under Autobot control.
Chip was last seen in the Japanese-exclusive story "Scramble City" which was meant to bridge the gap between season 2 of the animated series and the 1986 movie. He was among those who helped build Autobot City.
According to the Takara Binaltech storyline, the character of Prowl is actually Chip. This may be an homage to the G1 episode "Roll for It", when Chip took control of Prowl via remote computer and helped the Autobot defeat the Decepticons.
The biography for the Transmetal II Prowl character strongly implies Chip is the Alternators Prowl upgraded into a Maximal.
Chip was featured in a minor cameo in Transformers: The Game, the video game tie-in to the 2007 Transformers live-action film. One fast food restaurant chain in the game is called "Chip Chase's" and their logo features Chip.