Series: G1 1987, Headmasters
Faction: Decepticon
Subgroup: Communications
G1 1987 Overkill gallery

Tech Specs

Whether talking, terrifying, or attacking, he does everything to excess. So busy proving how tough he is by snapping cars in half between his jaws, that he forgets his mission. Can record data as a cassette, rip open the hull of a battleship as a tyrannosaurus. Armed with 2 batteries of motion missiles -- each reacts to any moving object bigger than a baseball and explodes on contact.

Total: 44
Transformers Tech Spec: Overkill
[ Back To Top ]

Marvel's Transformers Universe Profile

Profile: Whether he's talking, terrifying or attacking, Overkill does everything to excess. Other Transformers have been known to run out of fuel while listening to one of his interminable tirades. So excessively does he rant and rave that potential victims often assume the role of an audience, laughing so much at his theatrics that they forget about the threat he represents. On the battlefield, he's usually so busy proving how tough he is by snapping cars between his powerful jaws or flattening small buildings with a swipe of his tail that he loses sight of what he's there for. This often leaves him wide open to Autobot counterattacks. Even when he's actually engaged in combat he will sustain his attack long past the defeat of his opponent. Overkill talks a better fight than he actually fights.
Abilities: Overkill can record messages when he shrinks to cassette mode, but he primarily uses this mode as a devious way to strike at opponents. Once hits sneaked up on them he transforms to his full-size tyrannosaurus mode and launches surprise attacks. In that form, he has tremendous strength. He can rip open the hull of a battleship with a single swipe of his titanium steel claws. He's armed with two batteries of motion missiles, which zero in on their targets by responding to the targets' movements. The missiles are sensitive to the movement of any object larger than a baseball. The best way to avoid getting hit by them -they explode on contact- is to stand absolutely still.
Weaknesses: A defect in Overkill's transformation circuitry often results in him not being able to complete his transformations. Specifically, he transforms from cassette to tyrannosaurus, but has unable to grow to his full size. He remains the size of the cassette. When hits stuck at this size he's no more of a threat than a particularly vicious rat.
[ Back To Top ]
[ Back To Top ]

Cartoon Appearance

Overkill appeared in the following 1 cartoon episodes:

[ Back To Top ]

Similar Items Ending Soon On eBay

Overkill Card Backer 1987 Vintage Hasbro G1 Transformers - Time Remaining: 5 days 22 hours 33 minutes 15 seconds
Overkill Cassette ~ 100% Complete 1986 G1 Transformers Action Figure W TECH - Time Remaining: 6 days 21 hours 17 minutes 13 seconds
Frenzy Rumble Overkill Encore 19 Tomy Takara MIB Reissue G1 Transformers - Time Remaining: 20 days 13 hours 42 minutes 9 seconds
1980s Hasbro G1 Transformers cassettes-Overkill, Steeljaw-both complete w/accy's - Time Remaining: 6 days 23 hours 32 minutes 58 seconds
Vintage G1 Transformers Overkill Left Gun  # 3 - Time Remaining: 7 days 2 hours 7 minutes 44 seconds
Transformers G1 Overkill mini cassette, complete - Time Remaining: 9 days 14 hours 24 minutes 41 seconds
Takara Tomy Transformers Encore 19 Cassette Frenzy Rumble Overkill Laserbeak - Time Remaining: 9 days 16 hours 48 minutes 15 seconds
Hasbro Transformers Generation 1 - Series 4 - Cassettes, Slugfest - Overkill... - Time Remaining: 11 days 20 hours 49 minutes 41 seconds
1987 Hasbro Transformers G1 Overkill Cassette Complete Action Figure No Package - Time Remaining: 13 days 22 hours 6 minutes 53 seconds
Transformers Original G1 AFA 85 Slugfest and Overkill Cassette Tapes 85/90/90 - Time Remaining: 14 days 10 minutes 24 seconds
Takara Tomy TRANSFORMERS ENCORE 19 Cassettes Frenzy Rumble Overkill Figure - Time Remaining: 13 days 19 hours 34 minutes 35 seconds
Transformers G1 Overkill Soundwave Cassette Tape G1 Transformers 80s - Time Remaining: 28 days 10 hours 9 minutes 55 seconds

Ending Soon On eBay

Transformers Deluxe Class Deception Dropkick New 2007 - Time Remaining: 3 days 9 hours 11 minutes 11 seconds
D11_3 Transformers Generations Lot TG-24 OPTIMUS PRIME W/ ROLLER & BUMBLEBEE 1 2 - Time Remaining: 3 days 7 hours 29 minutes 37 seconds
TRANSFORMERS CLASSIC Universe G2 Transparent red optimus prime Electroplate - Time Remaining: 5 days 3 hours 59 minutes 55 seconds
Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus Leader Class IN STOCK!!! - Time Remaining: 3 days 6 hours 16 minutes 47 seconds
Transformers Marvel Crossovers VENOM 2008 Car Figure MINT NEW - Time Remaining: 3 days 14 hours 47 minutes 53 seconds
1986 G1 Transformers the Movie Autobots Poster 11x17 Rodimus Kup Arcee FREESHP - Time Remaining: 24 days 18 hours 3 minutes 23 seconds
Transformers Beast Wars Deluxe Transmetals 2 - Ramulus - Time Remaining: 2 days 22 hours 37 minutes 28 seconds
New Transformers Generations TG-23 metroplex Takara Tomy japan import - Time Remaining: 4 days 19 hours 23 minutes 41 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #157 - NYCC 2016
Twincast / Podcast #157:
"NYCC 2016"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, October 9th, 2016