Unlike his brawling cousin Bulkhead, Quickstrike looks before he leaps. A strategic genius with a preference for quick, surgical strikes, Quickstrike never enters into a conflict without a plan of attack. Due to his value to the Autobot cause, Megatron has placed a price upon his head - but woe to any Decepticon who tries to collect.
Dreamwave Energon comic
During the Unicron Singularity crisis, Quickstrike served aboard the Autobot flagship Iron Hope. He was called into action during a Decepticon attack on the ship, and battled a trio of Decepticon jets alongside Skyblast, Overcast and the Sky Scorcher Mini-Con Team.
- Bulkhead (Ultra, 2004)
- Accessories: "Artillery drone", 4 missiles
- A redeco of Energon Bulkhead in red, Quickstrike transforms into a large Cybertronic assault helicopter somewhat resembling an Apache. He has a double-barreled spring-loaded missile launcher on each stabilizer wing, plus pulling the trigger on his tailfin activates a gear that spins his rotor blades. Both gimmicks are available in robot mode, though the rotor mechanism becomes a hand-held weapon.
- Quickstrike cannot Powerlinx with other Autobot toys; instead, his size-class' gimmick is to Powerlinx with extra parts for form a "brute mode". In this case, Quickstrike comes with an artillery drone that features electronic light-and-sound action. This drone can attach to the underside of Quickstrike's copter mode to form a sort of thruster pack. In robot mode, it forms a large backpack, with the thrusters unfolding to become large cannon/claw arms. These arms also become legs for the drone's "walker" mode, giving it something to do when not attached to Quickstrike.
- Quickstrike's bio card artwork miscolors his right hip-mounted missile launcher as red with black missiles, but has the left launcher properly colored. In addition, despite his holding his rotor-weapon well behind him in that Dreamwave-typical "one hand thrust forward, one thrust back" pose, his rotor blades actually pass in front of his hip-mounted wing. To boot, the back-flung arm takes up about the same amount of space in the image as the one flung forward (perspective!), plus his spine appears to have snapped, with his cockpit-sternum pushed well back into the hip assembly.
- His side-flap "brute mode" artwork is a simple color swap of Bulkhead's. This is in sharp contrast with fellow redeco-Ultra Landquake, who got entirely new "brute mode" artwork, not simply recolored Landmine art.