TF2 Barricade possibly Audi R8

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  1. RoAM

    RoAM Well-Known Member

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    I was going through some shots posted regarding TF2 today and i came across one attatched below, looking closely at it the hands resemble barricades hands. I'm wondering if Barricade comes back in TF2 as the Audi R8 that has been spotted at the filming locations.
    Any thoughts? Also those wing bits above his head kind of look like what barricade had.
     
  2. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    he looks a bit like barricade-wasnt that picture removed by hasbro though?
     
  3. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    It's hard to tell but I wouldn't object if they did. He rules... apart from the whole getting his beat and all.
     
  4. RoAM

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    transmetal2dinobot Sub-Commander

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    i think we already have a few threads on this
     
  6. MythofBlackout

    MythofBlackout TF Fan Artist

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    Though there are certainly Barricade-ish design cues the only thing that is directly identical to Barricade are the hands. It's entirely feasible, if the Audi bot is a high-then-bye character who's killed in the first ten minutes, that the designers would borrow elements from other bot designs to cut down a bit on the CGI costs.

    On the other hand, it could be an upgraded Barricade design, though I'm hoping it's not. For me anyway most of Barricade's personality and appeal in the first movie comes from the fact that he was a police car. Changing him into a regular sports car kind of makes him a relatively generic grunt and wastes a lot of potential to use his cop car form to infiltrate human society, spy, and gather information.
     
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    I hope the R8 is barricade, I think it suites him nicely.
     
  8. Alienbot

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    I concur. We TF fans should be familiar with recycling molds.
     
  9. jazz4ever

    jazz4ever I'm turned on by numbers

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    i hope he keeps his old alt mode not that there is anything wrong with the audi just that i think his police car mode fits him nicely
     
  10. Ravenxl7

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    I personally think it's him, and that towards the beginning of the movie he reformats. His cover has been blown wide open, and I can't see him keeping the cop car alt-mode. I also hope that Hasbro makes a new mold for Barricade's first design, and then make another new mold for his R8 design. Kinda like they did for Bumblebee's two designs in the first movie. Except this time I would definitely buy both figures.
     
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    Seems unlikely that they would drastically change Barricade that much when they could just introduce a new bot. Although, introducing a new bot that looks so much like an existing one is also something I bet they would avoid.

    Tough call on that one.
     
  12. neevnav

    neevnav The Flying Dutchman

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    Regardless we're going to find out what happens to him, as he's included in the Transformers Alliance series. But I personally agree that he is the Audi we see the Autobots chasing down in China. I have a feeling that scene is very early on and he is killed.
     
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    Been brought up a few times and I have to lean more towards the Barricade reformatted side. As Raven put it, his cover has been blown, best thing for him to do would be to reformat. Given that and the design similarities....

    Also, if they were to give us two new Barricade molds/figures, oh that would rock.
     
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    I don't think Barricade's an Audi. I believe he'll remain that Saleen version of the Ford Mustang, converted into a police cruiser.
     
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    I want Barricade back. I was thinking he would end up in all movies as a different form. He could be setup as the one decepticon that always comes back, but always ends up getting his ass handed to him. Just tries way too hard, but is destined to fail. And we get to enjoy it.
     
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    Definitely looks like Barricade. Claws look the exact same, same basic chest and head designs, and it's mostly black.

    Wouldn't surprise me either way.
     
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    i think it's barricade
     
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    Barricade or not, he still looks pretty cool from what I can see in that image.
     
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    I really hope it is Barricade, and that he rescanned to keep from being rediscovered. Hopefully i'll find out in the next issues of Alliance.
     
  20. samtheman

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    The audibot kind of looks like the Insecticon Shrapnel.
     

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