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The name or term Ransack refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Ransack (disambiguation).
Ransack is a Mini-Con from the Armada portion of the Unicron Trilogy.

I'm sure a pickup truck can ransack... something...

Japanese name: Winch


Armada Cartoon

Dreamwave Armada Comics

Panini Armada Comics

Transformers Legends Anthology



  • Adventure Mini-Con Team (Mini-Con Team, 2003)
Japanese ID number: MC-16
Ransack 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 Ransack in vehicle mode, or by attaching him to the gear system on the Armada Cyclonus mold. He was originally available only in the Adventure Team 3-pack. It should also be noted that the circle where you plug into a peg on larger transformers is on his spare tire, so he always looks weird when attempting to 'powerlinx' him to a larger 'bot.
This mold is also used by Cliffjumper, Payload and Torque.
  • Grap Supermode with Spark Lift and Adventure Micron
Japanese ID number: MS-07
  • X-Dimension Adventure Micron (Mini-Con Team, 2003)
Japanese ID number: MC-17
In Japan, an X-Dimension redeco of the Adventure Team was released (in lower numbers) at normal retail. This version of Winch was colored bright red.
  • Powerlinx Cyclonus with Crumplezone and Bonus Mini-Con (Bonus pack, 2003)
  • Powerlinx Hot Shot with Jolt and Bonus Mini-Con (Bonus pack, 2003)
In November of 2003, US Toys "R" Us stores had special bonus pack Max-Con (Deluxe) toys, which came with a single bonus Mini-Con attached to the card over their sticker, for less than the price as a normal Max-Con during Toys "R" Us' post-Thanksgiving-day sale. Each of the Adventure Team Mini-Cons could come packaged with either Powerlinx Cyclonus or Powerlinx Hot Shot.


Test-shots of a recolored Adventure Team have surfaced on Unicron Battles cards. Presumably, Hasbro intended to release a running change redeco of the team during Armada, but cancelled the plans. It is unknown if the test-shot deco is actually the final planned version, as the paint applications on the test-shots are completely unchanged, not even in new colors. This version of Ransack replaced the dark green with light tan plastic.


For Energon, the Adventure Team was released in a 6-pack with the Sea Mini-Con Team, all in their original colors.


  • Ransack may be an homage to Hoist (G1). Makes sense, because Ransack's Japanese name, Winch, was Hoist's working name.

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