Back on Nebulos Lug was an all-star athlete, now he's moved up to the role of coach. Specifically coaching his normally scatter-brained and panic-prone partner Hosehead in making calm, quick, and correct decisions in a crisis. His experience on the field serves him well, but still it's a work in progress.
Marvel comics continuity
Binary bonded to Hosehead in unknown circumstances, Lug was sent to Earth along with Hosehead and his fellow Autobots Playback and Horsepower to be hunted by the Decepticon Thunderwing. When Playback fell early on in the encounter, Lug went to examine his body only to be spotted by the Autobots Siren and Nightbeat, who had also come to investigate, and, unaware they were on the same side, quickly high tailed it back to his Autobot allies.
Since Hosehead was among those lying deactivated after the battle with Unicron, it seems likely Lug also met his fate during the encounter.
- Hosehead with Lug (Headmaster, 1988)
- Accessories: "Lug" Headmaster driver, seat/helmet, "accelerator" rifle, right and left "Laser Cannons"
- Lug transforms into part of Hosehead's head, with the vehicle mode's "chair" and the hood's photon pistols forming the rest. When Lug is connected, folding down a flip-down panel on Hosehead's chest uncovers a spring-loaded mini-Tech-Spec-meter which gives readings for Speed, Strength and Intelligence. The tumblers are activated when Lug (or any other Headmaster unit) is plugged into his neck socket. Lug has Hosehead's face plainly visible on his back because, as a smaller Headmaster toy, he lacks the flip-down panel that covers the face, featured on larger Headmasters.