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Turbo Charger[1][2][3] is a Town Race minifigure introduced in 1996.

Description

Turbo Charger wears an entirely white Octan racing outfit, with a printed torso featuring the Octan logo, "TEAM", and "RACE". His Mini Crash Helmet is printed with red and green stripes, and its Mini Visor 2 is transparent light blue. Alternatively, he may wear a white Mini U.S. Cap. His head is printed with a smiling face and black mustache.

In LEGO Racers, his pants are grey instead of white.

Background

Turbo Charger, who likes to be called "TC" for short, is the fastest circuit racer. He sometimes becomes airbourne when going around bends at 100 miles per hour, so he wears a parachute when racing. TC only eats once per day to save time; he eats an "all-day sandwich" consisting of a pizza with bologna, apple slices, and pancakes, covered with another pizza.[1] He unwraps presents so quickly that he occasionally loses them under the wrapping paper.[4] The Fast Track Finish is his favorite race course, acknowledging that this track has the tools to keep his car running after it frequently ends it up in the pit stop.[2]

At the First Annual LEGO Land And Sea Race O Rama, Turbo Charger races against Eddie Octane and Indy LeMans, but Thresher joins the competition and starts cheating his way to victory. Thresher uses his Spy Shark's harpoons to puncture the tires of Turbo's racecar, forcing Turbo to radio the LEGO Maniac and forfeit the race.[5]

In LEGO Racers, Turbo Charger is one of the default pre-built playable characters, along with Joan of Kart, Roboracer, and Scooter. Likewise, his character parts are unlocked by default for the character builder.

LEGO Description

LEGO.com-icon-yellow.png This is a description taken from Summer 1996 LEGO Shop at Home Catalogue. Do not modify it.

MEET TURBO CHARGER
TC, as he likes to be called, is the fastest race car driver on the circuit. Sometimes too fast. He's gone airborne around a few curves at 100 miles an hour, so he wears a parachute when he races.

To save time, TC eats just once a day. He takes a pizza and loads on bologna, apple slices and pancakes. He covers it with another pizza and chows down an all-day sandwich.

LEGO.com-icon-yellow.png This is a description taken from Shop At Home Holiday 1996 Catalog. Do not modify it.

MEET TURBO CHARGER
TC, as he likes to be called, is the fastest race car driver on the circuit. He likes to do everything fast. He opens his presents so fast that sometimes he can't find them under the piles of holiday wrapping paper.


Gallery of Variants

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U.S. CapCrash Helmet

Appearances

Video Game Appearance

Notes

  • Among the four default characters in LEGO Racers, Turbo Charger is the only one based on a preexisting minifigure.
  • Oddly, his LEGO Racers torso texture's internal file name is IN_CHST (apparently referring to Indy LeMans), while TU_CHST is instead attributed to Eddie Octane's torso texture.[6]

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Summer 1996 LEGO Shop at Home Catalogue, pages 6, 16
  2. 2.0 2.1 LEGO Mania Magazine May-June 1996, pages 2-3
  3. LEGO Racers
  4. Shop At Home Holiday 1996 Catalog, page 26
  5. LEGO Mania Magazine May-June 1996, pages 12-13
  6. Tutorial: Skin Texturing - Modding Tutorials - Rock Raiders United
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