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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 fairly simple being. A tough-talking and straight-forward warrior, he craves combat and longs for each new battle. He'll level a whole town, destroy natural wonders, and kill hundreds to complete his mission without batting an optic. Ransack notices such things, sure - he just doesn't care.

French name (Canada): Saccageur


Dreamwave comics continuity

After the fragmentation of the Decepticon forces following Megatron's seeming destruction in a space bridge accident, Ransack joined Ratbat's Ultracons. He accompanied Ratbat and fellow Ultracons Chop Shop and Venom on a mission to the Tagan Heights, where they unleashed the deadly Devastator on the Wreckers. Though they captured the Wreckers' leader Springer, the Ultracons were prevented from executing him when Devastator's battle with Defensor raged out of control. The Dark Ages, Part 2 In the chaos that ensued, Ransack and his allies escaped, leaving Devastator behind. The Dark Ages, Part 2

When Megatron and his Aerospace Extermination Squadron retook Cybertron and reunified the Decepticons, Ransack was assigned to supervise enslaved Autobot miners at Internment Camp Pi in Praxus. The Age of Wrath, Part 2

Ransack, along with Barrage, Chop Shop, and Venom, remained on Cybertron following the departure of the Ark and the Nemesis. The planet's chronic energon shortage reduced them to a vampiric existence, forcing them to capture Micromasters and drain them of their fuel. While pursuing Falcon and Flanker in the Wastelands, they ran into the middle of a conflict between the Hot Rod Patrol and Race Track Patrol. Destined For Nothing

After devouring Falcon they soon set upon the other Micromasters, but were driven back by the timely arrival of Groundshaker, who left with the Hot Rod Patrol. The subsequent arrival of Shockwave prevented them from devouring the Race Track Patrol, but he did toss them Flanker as a snack. The Gray Race The Insecticons subsequently abducted the Race Track Patrol and several other Micromasters from Little Iacon, in an attempt to ferret out the Hot Rod Patrol and gain some new recruits in the process. Recipe For Hate Returning to Decepticon HQ with their Micromaster prisoners, Ransack caught a group of the tiny Transformers trying to free their cohorts. After sounding the alarm, Ransack had a big, possibly lethal hole blown in him by Groundshaker. Victims of the Revolution

Devil's Due G.I. Joe vs the Transformers continuity

As part of Serpent O.R.'s forces, Ransack defended the newly unified Decepticon army's base against a combined Autobot/G.I. Joe strike force. During the battle, he and Venom were pounded on by Snarl and Storm Shadow. The Art of War, Part 5

3H Universe comics

Some incarnation of Ransack was held captive in Unicron and forced to fight in the Cauldron. He was freed in a mass escape orchestrated by Optimus Primal.

IDW comics continuity

Ransack served on a Decepticon space station alongside Sixshot, Spectro, Squawkbox, Treadshot, and either Pounce or Wingspan. He was on monitor duty when Sixshot departed for Mumu-Obscura. Spotlight: Sixshot


Generation One

G1Ransack toy

Ya know; Ransack! The one no one ever remembers?

  • Ransack (Deluxe Insecticon, 1985)
    • Accessories: "Concussion Blaster Gun", "Reflector Shield"
Ransack changes into a predominantly black and yellow locust. In robot mode, he is completely unable to move his arms forward, which makes you think why did they give him a shield and a gun.


  • Ransack, like all of the Deluxe Insecticons, was originally designed by Takatoku Toys for the Armored Insect Battalion Beetras (機甲虫隊ビートラス) toyline. Takatoku Toys went out of business before the end of the Beetras line and their assets were purchased by fellow Japanese toymaker Bandai. Bandai licensed Takatoku's Beetras molds (alongside toys from Special Armored Battalion Dorvack and Super Dimensional Fortress Macross) to Hasbro in 1985 to make the Deluxe Insecticons.
  • Ransack's mold was originally scheduled to be released as the Beetras toy named "Beet Vadam". Takatoku went out of business before Beet Vadam was released, giving Ransack the unique distinction of being the only version of this mold ever released.
  • As none of the Deluxe Insecticons were based on toys owned by Takara, there is little likelihood that they will ever be reissued by TakaraTomy or Hasbro.

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