BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled

BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 2:09pm CST

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The official BotCon 2011 website has been updated to unveil Breakdown, recreated from Toys'R'Us exclusive Animated Rodimus, and featuring a brand new head sculpt:

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This article was last modified on Friday, February 11th, 2011 3:00am CST

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Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177232)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:10pm CST
Definitely calling Drag Strip from Lockdown, then.
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177233)
Posted by rpetras on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:10pm CST
TheCrookedMan wrote:Axel is a Speed Stars Stunticon repaint of Lockdown, so perhaps we'll see a repaint of TFA Lockdown?

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Axel



That's interesting. Plus Axor is a remold of Lockdown in whatever the current line is.

But just to play this all out ....

Animated has the following unique car molds (not counting repaints/remolds):
Arcee
Blurr
Bumblebee (Deluxe and Hydrodrive)
Ratchet
Jazz (Already used)
Lockdown
Optimus (Deluxe, voyager and Cybertron)
Rodimus
Sentinel Prime
Soundwave
Swindle
Ultra Magnus
Wreck-gar

If we assume they will make all 5 stunticons, the Jazz mold is accounted for and Motormaster will be a Prime remold. Cut out other trucks, that leaves us with :
Arcee
Blurr
Bumblebee (Deluxe and Hydrodrive)
Lockdown
Rodimus
Soundwave
Swindle


If we then say Bee is too small to make a good stunticon, Arcee is too feminine a mold, and lump in swindle with the trucks we are left with:
Blurr
Lockdown
Rodimus
Soundwave

My guess is the last stunticons will be made from Blurr, Lockdown & Rodimus.
And to add to the guessing, I'll say:
Rodimus = Wildrider (since it has been done before)
Blurr = Brakedown (because another yellow repaint of Blurr would be silly)
Lockdown = Dragstrip (OK, I don't like this, he would make a better Brakedown)

Ok, those last 2 could go either way, but I would NOT buy the cheetor repaint if they make Blurr into Dragstrip.

So guessing the next announcement will be a Lockdown repaint is a pretty safe bet.
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177234)
Posted by TheCrookedMan on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:11pm CST
So what does Axel Foley have to do with this toy? The Bob Seger song they used in Beverly Hills Cop was "Shakedown".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk-W_i7Z59I
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177235)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:12pm CST
That's one of the worst takes on a character I have seen out of modern BotCon stuff.

Not feeling that at all.
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177238)
Posted by DavidT on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:14pm CST
TheCrookedMan wrote:So what does Axel Foley have to do with this toy? The Bob Seger song they used in Beverly Hills Cop was "Shakedown".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk-W_i7Z59I


Listen to the lyrics! They say Breakdown as much as they say Shakedown ;)
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177239)
Posted by Tigertrack on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:14pm CST
TheCrookedMan wrote:So what does Axel Foley have to do with this toy? The Bob Seger song they used in Beverly Hills Cop was "Shakedown".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk-W_i7Z59I


I think it said Shakedown, Breakdown, take down, everybody something something something somethingggggg.

You know how it goes. :)

Looks good. New head is nice.
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177241)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:16pm CST
DavidT wrote:
TheCrookedMan wrote:So what does Axel Foley have to do with this toy? The Bob Seger song they used in Beverly Hills Cop was "Shakedown".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk-W_i7Z59I


Listen to the lyrics! They say Breakdown as much as they say Shakedown ;)


#-o
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177242)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:17pm CST
Does anyone know what's the story behind the Stunticon symbol?
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177244)
Posted by --B-- on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:26pm CST
Wow.

It's a nice repaint/re-heading, and a very Animated re-heading at that, but just not my cup of tea.

The big question now is, how much of my trip to Cali could I cover if I sold this set and the exclusive sets :-? .
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177245)
Posted by TheCrookedMan on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:26pm CST
tigertracks 24 wrote:
TheCrookedMan wrote:So what does Axel Foley have to do with this toy? The Bob Seger song they used in Beverly Hills Cop was "Shakedown".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk-W_i7Z59I


I think it said Shakedown, Breakdown, take down, everybody something something something somethingggggg.

You know how it goes. :)

Looks good. New head is nice.

Oh. I thought we were getting a hint as to who was going to re-painted. That seems like the real reveal, not which of the Stunticons would be released next. I mean, there are only five of them, but endless repaint possibilities.
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177246)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:29pm CST
I guess "Tom Petty" would've been too obvious, since he actually did Breakdown's theme song. The chorus repetition of, "Breakdown, it's all right...it's all right...it's all right" was clearly meant to comfort the Stunticons' resident paranoid-schizophrenic and reassure him that the traffic lights weren't watching him.

Any chance they'll make the most of the new head sculpt and exclusive Roddy body and do a G2 colors animated Breakdown as the attendee figure?
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177249)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:31pm CST
Since I don't have Hot Rod, but really liked the look of the mold, I'm sorely tempted by this. Will have to wait till it's in my hands to decide if it's a keeper though... :9

edit: typos :(
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177251)
Posted by Rodimus_NZ on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:36pm CST
I used to love Beverly Hills Cop 2 when I was growing up and one of the songs that I can remember most from its soundtrack was a song called "Breakdown", cant remember who it was by though.
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177252)
Posted by Rodimus_NZ on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:38pm CST
"Breakdown" was the name of one of the main songs on the soundtrack of Beverly Hills Cop 2
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177253)
Posted by Overcracker on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:40pm CST
Look nice. Though the blue engine and exhaust pipes do look strange. Perhaps making them silver would have worked better.

That leaves Dragstrip and Wildrider. I'd say Dragstrip is Lockdown, and Wildrider is Blurr.

I'm still hoping Motormaster is made from Ultra Magnus, but that seems unlikely.
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177254)
Posted by TheCrookedMan on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:40pm CST
I think "Rod Kimble" would have been a better hint.
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177255)
Posted by TheCrookedMan on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:41pm CST
rabstanz wrote:"Breakdown" was the name of one of the main songs on the soundtrack of Beverly Hills Cop 2

Almost.
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177256)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:42pm CST
RiddlerJ wrote:Does anyone know what's the story behind the Stunticon symbol?


Razorclaw0000 wrote:They have also unveiled a new logo for the team, based on the "Crash Test Dummy" Slow Motion Camera Tracking Swatches, with the Decepticon Logo:

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Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177257)
Posted by Forgotten on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:46pm CST
Dammit, I was hoping for Balki-Tron. :sad:
Re: BotCon 2011 Animated Breakdown Unveiled (1177259)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on February 3rd, 2011 @ 2:49pm CST
So, um, if anyone who really hates Breakdown's guts is going to Botcon, just hit me up, alright? :P

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