Transformers: Generation 1Edit
Generation 1 Mixmaster toy
|Partner||Long Haul, Hook, Bonecrusher, Scavenger, Scrapper|
|Motto||"How strong the steel, how quick the conquest"|
|Alternate Modes||Cement Truck|
|Series|| Transformers: Generation 1 |
Transformers: Generation 2
|English voice actor||Frank Welker|
|Japanese voice actor||Yutaka Shimaka|
Mixmaster is a Decepticon and member of the Constructicons. He and the other Constructicons form together to make Devastator, a very large and powerful Decepticon. He can mix chemicals to produce acids for various purposes. He will use anything for his experimental purposes, from unliving rocks to living Autobots.
In the Marvel comics, the Constructicons, including Mixmaster, were created by Shockwave in Transformers #10. The constructicons aided Shockwave in transmitting a message to Cybertron. When the autobots attempted to interfere, the constructicons combined into Devastator and were able to fend off the Autobots, allowing the message to go through.
In the original animated series, Mixmaster transforms into a cement truck. The constructicons are the first combiner group in G1. Mixmaster forms the left leg of Devastator. An often occurring animation error is that Mixmaster is sometimes rendered purple and sometimes green.
According to the Autobot, Omega Supreme, millions of years ago, the Constructicons were the creators of the beautiful Crystal City on the Transformers' homeworld of Cybertron, which he was assigned the task of guarding. As a friend of the Constructicons, he was hurt the most when they were attacked by Megatron, who, seeking to bolster the forces of his then-small army, subjected the Constructicons to the Robo-Smasher, a device which reprogrammed their minds and turned them into Decepticons. In their first act as Megatron's troops, the Constructicons lured Omega away from Crystal City and demolished it, enraging Omega, who pursued the Constructicons across the planet. Eventually, he succeeded in capturing them and apparently restored their programming to its original state, but as the group returned to rebuild Crystal City, Omega learned that Megatron's reprogramming could never be undone—the Constructicons were still Decepticons, and more than that, Megatron had given them a new power: the ability to combine their bodies and minds into the giant known as Devastator. In the ensuing struggle with Devastator, the Robo-Smasher attacked Omega's mind. He was able to stop it before the reprogramming was complete, only to wind up losing his emotions. Filled with only hatred for the Constructicons, Omega relentlessly pursued them, until they finally fled Cybertron in a spacecraft, which Omega chased across the galaxy.
In 1984, the Constructicons joined with Megatron's forces on Earth, and their first mission was an impressive one - Scrapper designed a machine to transfer the other Decepticons' powers to Megatron, and while he battled Optimus Prime, holding the attention of the Autobots, the Constructicons invaded the Ark to destroy Teletraan I. Unfortunately for them, the Ark was protected by the Dinobots, but by merging into Devastator, they became more than a match for their prehistoric foes. The return of the other Autobots and the discovery of Megatron's deception spelled the end of the battle, however, as Hound distracted Devastator with a gigantic hologram, and Optimus Prime blasted the giant at just the right spot to force the Constructicons to disengage. They and the other Decepticons were then forced into a river of lava.
The Constructicons survived the river of lava along with the other Decepticons and continued to assist in Megatron’s plans of conquest. In the year 2005, Devastator was the Decepticons' primary weapon in the Battle of Autobot City, tearing through the defenses and walls of the city and battling the Dinobots once more. On the return trip to Cybertron, it was Bonecrusher who advocated the "survival of the fittest" policy that saw many wounded Decepticons ejected from the shuttle, among them Megatron, prompting Scrapper to nominate the Constructicons for the new leaders of the Decepticons. Hook took great offense to the notion that the unpopular Soundwave would make a better leader than they would, leading to a mass brawl to decide who would be Decepticon leader. Later, on Cybertron, the Constructicons were blowing trumpets during Starscream's coronation but were cut off due to Starscream's impatience.
In the remainder of 2005 and throughout 2006, the Constructions maintained a smaller, but still present, role in the Decepticon army, lending their talents to the Decepticon/Quintesson alliance by constructing Trypticon out of a populated human city in only one night. Later, they built a planetary engine on an asteroid and battled on the planet Eurythma, aided in the overthrow of Paradron and took part in an attack on Japan. Although brief, the Constructicons even played a part in the battle for the Plasma Energy Chamber in 2007.
In Dreamwave Productions' re-imagining of the Generation One universe, it was revealed that the Constructicons were responsible for pioneering the Combining process through a series of experiments on themselves, thus creating Devastator. The constructicons were featured in Dreamwave's Transformers: The War Within and Transformers: Generation 1.
- Generation 1 Mixmaster (1985)
- Based on a Diaclone toy.
- Generation 2 Mixmaster yellow (1993)
- Mixmaster was reissued in Generation 2 in yellow.
- Generation 2 Mixmaster orange (1993)
- Mixmaster was reissued in Generation 2 in orange.
Decepticon Mixmaster drone
|Alternate Modes||Cement Truck|
Mixmaster appears as an almost-invincible cement truck drone, which can only be destroyed by throwing an object at them, and throwing them in the air. Autobot units are yellow; Decepticon units are dark green. Different from other units, the mixmaster drones are invulnerable to weapon-fire when in vehicle mode.
Mixmaster is a playable Decepticon, which is different from its console model: the color is white & has no lens-face.
|Motto||"I love workin' for the Decepticons!"|
|Alternate Modes||Cement Truck/ Bulldozer|
|Voiced by||Jeff Bennett|
In Transformers Animated, Mixmaster was originally a cement mixing bulldozer until an Allspark fragment animated him into a transformer. He is capable of producing a smoke screen and acid which can burn through steel doors. His hand can turn into a device to pour out his mixes while the tumbler on his chest/stomach turns - including quick dry cement. He enjoys drinking oil and whistling at hot little red sports cars. When first created, he sported a primarily yellow and black paint-job, as opposed to his Generation 1 counterpart's green and purple. His robot mode resembles a stereotypical depiction of a human construction worker, complete with plumber's crack. He speaks with a Brooklyn accent. Between him and Scrapper, Mixmaster is the most hostile, mean, and controlling of the two Constructicons until Dirt Boss takes over as foreman.
He makes his first appearance in "Rise of the Constructicons" alongside Scrapper. After the pair are brought to life by a fragment of the Allspark, Scrapper points out that his name must be "Mixmaster", after reading his truck mode's brand name. Initially the two befriend Bulkhead, but are hired by Megatron after his Decepticons tricked the two into helping them steal supplies to construct a Space Bridge by offering the Constructicons oil as payment for their service. After drinking contaminated oil provided by Bulkhead, the two exploded and lost their memories of any of the preceding events. They later return in "Sari, No One's Home", going on an oil stealing frenzy before following a trail of oil spilled by Bumblebee to the Autobot's base. In spite of Sari defending the base on the assumption that they're working for the Decepticons again, Mixmaster ignored Scrapper's pleas to leave as he vaguely remembered the place held the best tasting oil they ever had. Once they finally forced out, the two run into Blitzwing, who offers them Decepticon oil which Mixmaster recognizes as he takes them to finish the Space Bridge.
Scrapper and Mixmaster are formally inducted into the Decepticon forces in the "A Bridge Too Close" two-parter. They are branded with the Decepticon symbols, and their color schemes are changed to match those of their G1 selves. When the Decepticon base starts to cave in, Scrapper and Mix stay behind, in an attempt to save their oil supply, and end up buried under tons of rock. But the two survived and went into hiding at a auto factory, watching the red cars getting built, before they are found by Bulkhead in the season 3 episode "Three's a Crowd". Though reluctant to help him at first, the two decide to moonlight to help rebuild the space bridge in Sumdac tower. However, the newly online Dirt Boss quickly established himself as their foreman. Mixmaster then participated in Dirt Boss's plan to control Detroit's oil, resulting in mixmaster getting scrapper's fist lodged in his chest plate before the three Constructicons end up being transwarped to, and landing on, an oil tanker in the lake near Dinobot Island, before it explodes.
Transformers: Revenge of the FallenEdit
Revenge Of The Fallen Mixmaster Concept Art
|Sub-Group||Constructicons, Triple Changers, Micro Vehicles, Voyagers|
|Function||Resident Chemical & Weapons Expert|
|Partner||Hightower, Long Haul, Overload, Rampage, Scavenger & Scrapper|
|Alternate Modes||Mack Concrete mixer/"Missile Launcher 3rd mode, Cybertronian construction vehicle.|
|Series||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen|
Mixmaster is a model of a Constructicon that appears in the 2009 film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. One of these forms Devastator's head. These Mixmasters seem to have no relation to the drones seen in the 2007 film video game tie in, besides also being inspired by the Generation 1 character. His two most identifiable characteristics in vehicle mode are the (movies') Decepticon symbol painted on his mixing drum and the Mack "bulldog" hood ornament, whose head is replaced by a stylized—and monster-like—Decepticon emblem. He stands about 30 feet tall.
In his RPM bio it is said that the chemicals he uses have damaged his mind leaving him somewhat unstable.
Wired Magzine named Devastator and the Constructions one of the reasons to go see the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. 
Mixmaster seemed to be among the Transformers uncovering an ancient artifact in the temple at Simfur in Transformers: Defiance #1 by IDW Publishing.
Mixmaster is seen in the film alongside Rampage and Long Haul discovering Megatron's remains and resurrection. He is later seen on top of the Brooklyn Bridge removing a U.S. flag because of Megatron's demand for them to reveal themselves to humans. When the Decepticon Forces arrive in Egypt, Mixmaster combines to form Devastator's head. How Mixmaster is part of Devastator destroying the pyramid and how he is fighting in the ruins with the soldiers, is unknown. Mixmaster is seen fighting Jetfire and is killed when Jetfire cuts him in half but no explanation how he was part of Devastator unless there are numerous Mixmasters.
- Revenge Of The Fallen Legends Mixmaster (2009)
- A new mold. Can form robot or vehicle modes or combine into Devastator.
- This toy was initially sold individually in Japan, then as part of a 7 pack of Constructicons in the U.S.
- Revenge Of The Fallen Combiner Mixmaster (2009)
- A cement mixer truck bundled with the other Constructicons. Can combine with other toys to form Devastator, but has no individual robot mode.
- Revenge Of The Fallen Voyager Mixmaster (2009)
- An individual robot toy packaged in the Voyager class. Can assume a third "Battle Mode." The box refers to him as a Triple Changer.
- This toy was designed by Takara toy designer Hisashi Yuki.
- Revenge Of The Fallen Voyager Mixmaster vs. Deluxe Hoist: Back Road Brawl (2009)
- A Toys "R" Us exclusive light green redeco made to resemble Mixmaster's G1 colors. Bundled with Deluxe Hoist, which is a green redeco of Longarm from the 2007 movie toy line.
|Alternate Modes||Cement mixer|
This Mixmaster is an alternate good version of the Generation 1 character from the "Shattered Glass" storyline, in which the Decepticons are on the side of good and the Autobots on the side of evil. Presumably like all Decepticons of his world, he is heroic and opposed to the evil Autobots.
Although no toy has been made for this version of Mixmaster he seems to be based on the Generation 1 toy, but colored as a homage to the Generation 1 Protectobots, in white with red highlights.
- ↑ Mixmaster (Decepticon Constructicons, Transformers G1)
- ↑ Mixmaster (1993) - Decepticon Materials Fabrication - www.tfu.info
- ↑ Transformers: The Game Unlockables (PSP) - Choose to protect or destroy Earth - Softpedia
- ↑ http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2009-04-01-transformers-first-look_N.htm First look: Robo-brawlers big, small in new 'Transformers' By Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/revenge-of-the-fallen-constructicons-size-comparison-168152/
- ↑ Top 10 Reasons to Skip Work and Go See Transformers 2, By Curtis Silver, June 23, 2009
- ↑ http://www.toywizard.net/transformers-movie-ez-collection-dx-devastator-set/
- ↑ http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/movie/default.cfm?page=News/Item&newsid=485945F5-D56F-E112-449D7D1C5C587A1E
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-news-rumors/227419-revenge-fallen-voyager-class-mix-master-mixer-alternate-mode-photos.html
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/interviews-27/takaratomy-staff-interview-translation-hisashi-yuki-rotf-rid-prime-bt-skids-and-bwn-unicron-168426/
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=20493