Skullgrin

Series: G1 1988, Super God Masterforce
Faction: Decepticon
Subgroup: Pretenders
Super God Masterforce Dauros gallery

Tech Specs

A brutal, uncontrollable engine of destruction! Doesn't stop attacking until everything is destroyed! Never retreats from danger. Usually communicates in a series of snorts and snarls. In creature shell, wields a double slagmaker laser and metal-rending vibro sword! Without shell, transforms into a shrapnel blasting assault tank!

Strength:
9.0
Intelligence:
9.0
Speed:
4.0
Endurance:
9.0
Rank:
5.0
Courage:
10.0
Firepower:
8.0
Skill:
5.0
Total: 59
Transformers Tech Spec: Skullgrin
[ Back To Top ]

Marvel's Transformers Universe Profile

Profile: When Skullgrin dons his synthoplasmic outer shell, he becomes a monster in more than just appearance alone! Where the robot Skullgrin is cold and logical in his approach to warfare, the Pretender Skullgrin is a brutal, uncontrollable engine of destruction who won't stop attacking until everything is destroyed (or someone manages to stop him). How and why is still a mystery, but the theory is that his outer shell has a personality of its own, and when Skullgrin is inside, he loses himself in it. The other Decepticons aren't complaining, though. It's well known that Skullgrin tends to get somewhat distracted when he's on a mission or even in the middle of a pitched battle. Earth fascinates him and he's eager to sample the planet's delights, even if it means neglecting his duty. He's also quite vain, liking attention. The Pretender Skullgrin is usually quite the opposite. He won't be stopped, won't be frightened off, and can't be bargained with. When the job's done, when all that remains of his foe is a few metal scraps, that's when he will stop. Because his intelligence is somewhat limited in Pretender mode, Skullgrin is always eager to lead the charge into battle--and he never, ever retreats. Needless to say, none of his fellow Decepticons ever try to dissuade him from this course of action. After all, as they say, there's gotta be someone dumb enough to do it! At times, the Pretender Skullgrin's behavior becomes quite erratic, even for him, possibly as a result of the two disparate personalities trying to interface on the same level. This could account for the uncharacteristic lack of hostility and extreme vanity he displayed when he briefly became a movie star. At times, there can be something of a communication problem. When he's in Pretender mode, Skullgrin often tends to communicate in a series of snorts and snarls.
Abilities: In Pretender mode, Skullgrin wields a terrorizing Slagmaker carbine --its heat beam capable of melting metal up to four inches thick-- and a metal-rending Vibro Sword. The constantly changing energy field around the sword means it can both cut and scramble circuits at the same time. His outer shell is very strong, able to resist artillery hits, and it enhances his strength tenfold. Out of his shell, Skuligrin transforms into a shrapnel-blasting assault tank. He can fire energy beams or shells that explode in midair, firing deadly shrapnel in all directions. As with all Pretenders, Skullgrin is able to mentally control his outer shell when he is not in it, literally splitting himself into two warriors.
Weaknesses: Skullgrin has hardly any weak points when he's in his outer shell. His only real weaknesses stem from his lack of intelligence. Not only is it sometimes hard for him to make himself understood, but he sometimes gets so carried away in the heat of the battle that he's as much a danger to his fellow Decepticons as he is to his enemies.
[ Back To Top ]

Cartoon Appearances

Skullgrin appeared in the following 25 cartoon episodes:

[ Back To Top ]


Similar Items Ending Soon On eBay

1987 G1 Takara/Hasbro Transformers Decepticon Skullgrin Figure. - Time Remaining: 2 days 1 hour 33 minutes 4 seconds
TRANSFORMERS #40 1988 Marvel Comic US G1 Pretenders Skullgrin Optimus Prime - Time Remaining: 1 day 21 hours 19 minutes 57 seconds
TRANSFORMERS #45 1988 Marvel Comic US G1 Pretender Skullgrin vs Circuit Breaker! - Time Remaining: 1 day 22 hours 21 minutes 16 seconds
Transformers Original G1 Pretender Skullgrin Vibro-Sword Hasbro AUTHENTIC Sword - Time Remaining: 2 days 9 hours 1 minute 43 seconds
Transformers Generations Skullgrin Action Figure - Time Remaining: 3 days 13 hours 10 minutes 2 seconds
Hasbro Transformers Autobot Decepticon Generations Skullgrin - Time Remaining: 4 days 17 hours 20 minutes 48 seconds
Skullgrin Instructions Pretenders 1988 Vintage Hasbro G1 Transformers - Time Remaining: 5 days 21 hours 20 minutes 54 seconds
Skullgrin Tech Specs Pretenders 1988 Vintage Hasbro G1 Transformers - Time Remaining: 5 days 21 hours 45 minutes 54 seconds
Skullgrin w/box Pretenders 1988 Vintage Hasbro G1 Transformers - Time Remaining: 5 days 21 hours 57 minutes 27 seconds
Skullgrin inner bot Pretenders 1988 Vintage Hasbro G1 Transformers - Time Remaining: 5 days 22 hours 13 minutes 59 seconds
Skullgrin Pretender Shell Pretenders 1988 Vintage Hasbro G1 Transformers - Time Remaining: 5 days 22 hours 14 minutes 2 seconds
Hasbro Transformers G1 Pretender Skullgrin Female Laser gun rifle please read - Time Remaining: 6 days 15 hours 34 minutes 44 seconds

Ending Soon On eBay

Hasbro Transformers - Age of Extinction - Voyager Class - Galvatron (MISB) - Time Remaining: 2 days 20 hours 29 minutes 44 seconds
Hasbro Transformers - DoTM Voyager Class Skyhammer - Item New and Sealed - Time Remaining: 2 days 9 hours 44 minutes 54 seconds
Takara - Transformers AoE - AD-29 Voyager Class Slog - Sealed in Package - Time Remaining: 2 days 20 hours 30 minutes 38 seconds
Hasbro - Transformers AoE - Leader Class Grimlock - NEW and SEALED - Time Remaining: 2 days 19 hours 31 minutes 44 seconds
Vintage Green G1 1984 Transformers Ancient Animal 4 Stegosaurus Snarl - Time Remaining: 1 day 13 hours 17 minutes 14 seconds
Takara Tomy Transformers E-hobby Exclusive Magnificus w/Comic Book - Time Remaining: 8 days 12 hours 26 minutes 2 seconds
Legacy of Revoltech LR-008 Convoy Optimus Prime Transformers Action Figure - Time Remaining: 2 days 5 hours 18 minutes 31 seconds
Transformers Robots In Disguise Mini-Con Deployers Decepticon Fracture & Airazor - Time Remaining: 3 days 10 minutes 28 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #156 - Gestalt Theory
Twincast / Podcast #156:
"Gestalt Theory"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Saturday, September 24th, 2016