Tailgate is a fictional character in the various Transformers universes.

Transformers: Generation 1Edit

Transformers character
Affiliation Autobot
Sub-Group Mini-bots
Function Scout
Motto "Let my fellow mechanical beings go!."
Alternate Modes Pontiac Firebird
Series Transformers: Generation 1
English voice actor Ted Schwartz
Japanese voice actor Ken Shiroyama

Tailgate's biography paints him as a racer, believing 55mph speed limits are a punishment for scouts like him - and normal cars, who he doesn't entirely realise aren't sentient beings. [1]

Marvel ComicsEdit

Tailgate appears in issue #245 of the Marvel U.K. Transformers comic, along with fellow Autobot cadets Flattop and Subsea. Flattop had talked his two friends into braving the depths of Cybertron's disused sewer system - known as the Underworld - as part of an ancient (and outdated) Autobot initiation to prove their bravery. This quickly went wrong, as they encountered horribly deformed and sadistic mutant Transformers, who killed all but Tailgate. Tailgate managed to kill the mutants, just as his fellow Autobot cadets Outback and Pipes arrived to rescue him. Although Tailgate's part in this story ended there, the battle had disturbed even worse creatures in the depths: demons, which the Autobot Classic Pretenders, Emirate Xaaron and the Firecons had to team up to deal with in the next two issues. [2]

Animated seriesEdit

Tailgate was only shown once in the series in the episode, "Five Faces of Darkness, Part 5". He was among the Earth-based Autobots forced to defend The Ark from Trypticon. The Autobots failed and Trypticon destroyed the entire volcano and The Ark as well.

Dreamwave ProductionsEdit

Tailgate had a brief cameo in Dreamwave's Generation One ongoing series, as a new recruit to the Autobots.


  • Generation 1 Mini-Bot Tailgate (1986)
A remold of Windcharger. [3]



External linksEdit

  • Tailgate at the TFWiki - [[1]]

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