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The name or term Rollout refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Rollout (disambiguation).

Rollout is "technically" a spy, though you'd never guess it to see him. He has so much vigor for violence that his fellow Autobots think he's dangerous. Brash, loud, obnoxious, and always looking for the biggest gun to make the biggest "boom" on the battlefield.

When not in combat, he constantly acts like he's in the middle of one world-shaking top-secret espionage mission after another, the details of which are super-confidential. (He'd have to kill you if he told you, bucko.) The other Autobots wonder how such a loud-mouthed tool could also be such a successful spy. The truth is that he isn't. His partner Glitch is actually a veritable spy-master and acts as the Penny and Brain to his Inspector Gadget, following him around to suggest the correct action, desperately scrambling to cover his near fatal missteps, covering his tracks, and making sure each mission is completed successfully. Rollout just keeps getting all the credit.


Marvel Comics continuity


"Say, Sunstreaker? You ever get to do anything? Ever?" "Uh... not really..." "Wow, me neither! Wanna be bus buddies?"

Rollout was one of the survivors in the aftermath of the war with Unicron. He was sitting in on a panel convened by the joint leaders of the Autobot-Decepticon alliance, but adds nothing to their dialogue. Exodus!

IDW comics continuity

SpotlightArcee Autobotsfighting

"Great work, genius. What kind of moron says 'Then we will fight in the shade!' when threatened with nuclear weapons?!"

Rollout was stationed on the Garrus-9 penitentiary as a member of their crisis response units. During the sudden and brutal Decepticon attack on the facility, he supported the injured Sprocket. Spotlight: Arcee


Generation One

  • Rollout (Action Master, 1990)
    • Accessories: Glitch partner, gun
G1Rollout toy

"Am I carrying any weapons? ... Uh, no, officer, why would you ask me that?"

As an Action Master, Rollout is a non-transforming action figure, though he may have transformed into a bulldozer or excavator, as his chest design resembles Bonecrusher. He was sold on an individual card with his transforming partner Glitch. He is compatible with any other Action Master weapon or vehicle.

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