Smokescreen is a real joker. He's always ready with a quip or glib comment for his pals. He keeps the mood on his team light even in the darkest of situations.
For the Decepticons, however, he has a plethora of mean practical jokes that range from simply annoying to lethal. Many Decepticons have found themselves trapped in unexpected traffic, then ambushed by the Autobots, all thanks to Smokescreen's chicanery.
During the Unicron Singularity crisis, Smokescreen served aboard the Autobot flagship Iron Hope. He was called into action during a Decepticon attack on the ship, and battled a number of Divebomb and Insecticon-type Terrorcons alongside RipTide, Ironhide and the Land Military Mini-Con Team.
- Smokescreen (Deluxe Class, 2006)
- Accessories: Thruster-cannon, flame-missile, Earth-type Cyber Key
- Part of the final wave of Cybertron deluxes, Smokescreen is a redeco of the Cybertron Autobot Crosswise, transforming into a Bugatti Veyron sports car (a very, very expensive limited-production, built-to-order series of cars). Plugging a Cyber Planet Key into the back end of his bumper flips up a pair of non-firing rocket launchers, a feature also usable in robot mode. His rear spoiler also contains a spring-loaded missile launcher which becomes a hand-held weapon in robot mode. The rear side-panels can flip around to the front to form non-firing hip-mounted guns as well.
- Smokescreen comes with a silver-bordered Earth-style Cyber Planet Key, with the Cyber Key Code "d4v6" tampographed on the back.
- The mold was also used to make Shattered Glass Jazz and Ricochet, as well as live-action movie continuity Jolt.
- Though Smokescreen is obviously an homage to Generation One Smokescreen, according to Joe Kyde, his deco artist, his robot mode is also an homage to the Action Master Rad, taking various color elements, particularly the helmet.
- It's possible the reason "Smokescreen" was chosen as the theme of this redeco was because "Smokescreen" was an early name for the base mold, Crosswise. Crosswise was also called "Smokescreen" in his early appearances on the Cybertron cartoon, however these episodes were subsequently edited to give him his correct name.
- The original Hasbro stock photos and test shots of Smokescreen gave him colorless clear plastic windows and flame-missile. In the final version, they have a blue tint.