Overload gazed too long into the Abyss. His desire to be the best battlefield tactician led to an obsessive interest in understanding how Decepticons think. His superiors decided this was unhealthy. (Given how most Decepticons think, they probably decided it was unhealthy for themselves.) Overload was reassigned to the transport division.
- Overload (Micromaster Transport, 1989)
- Overload transforms into a blue semi cab pulling a grey and red trailer. Overall, the colour scheme is quite similar to that of the Diaclone Powered Convoy toy that was later redecoed into Generation One Ultra Magnus. The ramp/gate at the back of the trailer folds down, allowing one to transport up to two smaller Micromasters inside, and two more on the top deck.
- Overload transforms with a basic similarity to both Generation One Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus' truck cabs, and thus ends up with a robot mode somewhat similar looking to the two larger Autobots. The trailer itself unfolds into a jet which Overload can ride in the back of.