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The Decepticon Mini-Cassettes (also known as Spy Cassettes, Recordicons, and the Soundwave Spy Patrol) are Decepticons who, on Earth, transform into analog audio cassettes. They can fit into Soundwave's chest compartment.
|“||In the days of Megatron, Decepticons developed the art of espionage using cassette technology.||”|
—Teletraan II, "Secret Files of Teletraan II"
Known Decepticon Mini-Cassettes
- Flip Sides
Generation 1 cartoon continuity
The Transformers cartoon
The Mini-Cassettes acted as a sort of special-missions force, under the command of their host Soundwave. Soundwave could store numerous cassettes within his chest, at times ejecting as many as four at once.
Laserbeak was frequently sent to spy on the Autobots at Autobot Headquarters, once using his cassette form to sneak in. Ravage likewise used his cassette mode to infiltrate Teletraan I and steal information about Earth's resources. Rumble was used more often to destroy stuff, though all three frequently engaged in battle.
The less-seen Buzzsaw and Frenzy also appeared on occasion, usually acting in conjunction with Laserbeak and Rumble, respectively.
Years later, Ratbat joined the cassette forces; like Laserbeak, he specialized in spy work and reconnaissance, particularly in tight quarters inaccessible to Laserbeak.
Some time after that, Overkill and Slugfest also joined Soundwave's troops.
- Japanese: Cassettron (カセットロン Kasettoron)
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