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This article is about the Armada Mini-Con. For the safety test, see for safety reasons.
Drop-Test is a Mini-Con from the Armada portion of the Unicron Trilogy continuity family.

This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!

Drop-Test is a little unstable. An older Mini-Con, he's loud, brash, violent and generally obnoxious, and prone to reminding the younger mechs of all the hardships his generation went through (never mind the current generation isn't exactly living in luxury now). He thinks himself a tactical genius, and while is is actually good at predicting enemy actions, his countermeasures are invariably awful. He can always be counted on to pick the worst possible plan and bullheadely see it through to its disasterous end.

And he's one of the good guys. Yikes.[1]

Japanese name: Rod


Micron Densetsu

  • Rod (Micron Booster, 2003)
    • Booster ID number: 1

Say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, but at least it's a %^&*ing ethos.

Drop-Test/Rod is a redeco of the Mini-Con Sparkplug, transforming into a Lamborghini Diablo. He was sold as part of the first Micron Booster assortment (called "Ver.0") in Japan, in individual, blind-packed boxes so you did not know which Mini-Con you got until you opened the box and opaque black plastic bag inside.
He uses the same mold as Atlas. A retool of the mold is used for Chrome, Synapse and Road Rebel.


  • His Japanese name, "Rod", is most likely a shortened version of "Rodimus", as the first three Micron Booster assortment "headliners"123 have names similar to Japanese Autobot leaders/protagonists.123
  • His US bio is inspired by Walter Sobchak, John Goodman's character from The Big Lebowski. The original long-form bio was written by fan Cenate Pruitt for an uncompleted group fan project, then later condensed down to a single paragraph and used (with permission) by Fun Publications.


  1. Official Transformers Collectors' Club site members' section, Micro-Sized Online! Mini-Con Profiles, 3/23/07

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