Dispensor is one of several robots who transform into Mountain Dew vending machines. This particular one came online during the battle of Mission City. If you want a soda, he'll just drop it into his tray in dispenser mode, or kill you by firing a can straight into your stomach; either way you still get your Mountain Dew.
When Sam Witwicky accidentally activated the All Spark during his flight from the Decepticons in Mission City, the artifact's radiation animated an SUV steering wheel, an Xbox 360, and a Mountain Dew soda machine into robots. This Mountain Dew robot, named Dispensor, has an arm-mounted can-cannon. You might think this is pretty ridiculous, but unopened soda cans are much less delicious and refreshing when used as high-speed projectiles. (Plus, the drinks will be all frothy, and if you wait all the bubbles disappear.)
Shortly after the battle ended, Dispensor ambushed and attacked Sam, managing to hit him with one soda can before being stomped on and destroyed by Ratchet. Ratchet strongly disapproved of his soft drink of choice.
- Ironhide vs. Dispensor (2008)
- Dispensor is included in a Robot Heroes two-pack along with a somersaulting Mission City battle Ironhide. He is branded as a Decepticon, and of course, has no Mountain Dew markings on him at all. All four of his arms have swivel articulation at the shoulder (or equivalent).
- The name "Dispensor" was first suggested to Greg Lombardo, Hasbro's head of Marketing for Transformers, by Daniel "Suspsy" Suh during a tour of Hasbro's offices at BotCon 2007. Later that same weekend, Suh shouted out the name during one of the Hasbro panels.
- According to CineFex magazine, the inclusion of Dispensor into the film was a last minute addition and all the modeling and animation for it was done in only four weeks!
- Titan Magazines' Transformers Comic issue 7 features an Allspark-animated soda can machine, but it's not clear if it is supposed to be Dispensor, or if it's another one that we didn't see before that was just inspired by Dispensor's appearance in the film. It sure as heck doesn't look like Dispensor, but with this art...
- Dispensor's place as a member of the Mountain Dew Robots is unclear. He may qualify simply by being a, uh, Mountain Dew robot. However, what little we know about the Mountain Dew Robots comes from Dewbot, whose origin is unknown. The MDRs may be a group of alien robots who took on Mountain Dew disguises, whereas Dispensor is a Real Gear Robot who was born on Earth.
- Dispensor is surprisingly big considering he's a vending machine. Uh-oh...
- He's also rather popular among fans.
- Dispensor's movement and animation was based on "MoCap" performer and 3D artist, Michael Maker.
- Dispensor's head slightly resembles that of Megatron, while he has four arms and manibles like Frenzy, Optimus Prime's feet, and a cannon resembling that belonging to Ironhide. Seriously, does he even have any parts to him that don't belong to someone else?
- Well... he has his faction insignia as "Mountain Dew" on his chest.