"'No parking' means 'no parking'!" is Tow-Line's motto, and it allows for no exceptions. He is a so single-mindedly fixated Autobot traffic monitor on this apparently senseless purpose that he has been known to tow fire engines away from hydrants, seize children's tricycles, and even impound other Autobots who violate human traffic laws in the course of a mission. Such extreme irrationality, coupled with such total predictability, makes him both a hindrance to his fellow Autobots and an easy target for his enemies.
- Japanese name: Wrecker Hook
Robots in DisguiseEdit
He enjoys towing so much that on the Autobots last visit to Earth to "have some fun", he towed some more cars.
Robots In DisguiseEdit
- Wrecker Hook (Flipchanger, 2000)
- Japanese ID number: C-017
- Tow-line is a redeco of the Machine Wars tow trucks Hoist and Hubcap. He changes from truck to robot mode with a single-step, spring-loaded transformation activated by lifting his towing hook up, plus he has a (non-firing) blaster weapon stored under his grill. There are minor paint differences between the Takara Car Robots release and Hasbro's Robots in Disguise version.
- This mold was also used to make Wrecker Hook.
- Super Wrecker Hook (Flipchanger, 2000)
- A limited-edition, clear-orange version of Tow-Line was made exclusively for Daiei stores in Japan, free with the purchase of the Build Team gift set for a limited time.
- Tow-Line / Skyfire (Deluxe, 2001)
- For the Hasbro release of the toy, he was available only in a Deluxe-level two-pack with the Decepticon Skyfire. There are no notable changes between the Hasbro and Takara versions.
- Wrecker Gun
- Wrecker Hook