Payload, like his fellow Lunar Assault Mini-Con Team members, spends his time attacking the normally-serene Exploration Mini-Con Team. Though he is physically one of the strongest Mini-Cons, Payload doesn't like to use his strength in combat; he'd rather outwit an opponent. As such, rather than engage his foe in a one-on-one brawl like Kobushi, Payload battles his "rival" Ascentor with brains, setting traps in the hopes of one day ensnaring the brilliant Mini-Con.
Cybertron*Payload vs Ascentor (2006)
- A redeco of the Adventure Mini-Con Team member Ransack, Payload transforms into a pickup truck of undetermined model with oversized off-road tires and rollbar. He has a working winch mechanism connected to a spool and gear system in his torso; the cable, once pulled out, can be retracted by rolling Payload in vehicle mode, or by attaching him to the gear system on the Armada Cyclonus mold.
- Payload was only available in a two-pack with the Exploration Team Mini-Con Ascentor.
- The same mold is used by Torque.