FIRST APPEARANCE: THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE # 1
past is the greatest teacher."
Kup, as in Pickup Truck, is an old warhorse. A
grizzled Autobot veteran with ten thousand tall tales
from his one thousand adventures and a motto or word of
advice for any situation. He is as brave as they come and
as loyal, and sometimes as crotchety as a wet hen -
especially when Hot Rod's adolescent thoughtlessness propels them
into dangerous areas. Kup loves the Dinobots because they
love hearing his tales of glory. When he
transforms, Kup's vehicular mode is somewhat squarish and
"old-fashioned" compared to some of the
sleeker, "later model" Autobots, but he has no
complaint about that. He sees himself as a seasoned
campaigner with much knowledge to impart and he imparts
it whether or not anyone has asked for it. He is sort of
the Falstaff to Hot Rod's Prince Hal and he likes the
In robot mode, he carries an old-style musket laser that
shoots bursts of metal-corrosive hydrochloric acid.
Range: 5 miles. Speed: 100 mph.