The Stunticons were inspired by Mad Max Villains

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  1. cagey

    cagey Well-Known Member

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    Surely everyone is familiar with Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and Thunderdome, or at least the post-apocalyptic genre.

    I have a strong feeling that this whole Stunticon line was borrowing from the idea of the menaces that roamed the wastes in these movies.

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    Wild Rider - Night Rider

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    Motormaster - Master Blaster or Lord Humungus


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    Breakdown - the schizo Wez

    Crazy bastages.
     
  2. Overlord Balder

    Overlord Balder Voices Slugslinger!

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    I say Breakdown looks more like Night Rider, I mean, Nightrider went nuts when Max appeared, that sounds like something Breakdown would do.

    Who would be Toecutter, I wonder?
     
  3. TrueNomadSkies

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    Well if nothing else, Axor & Lockdown seem to have watched a few of those movies while chilling on planet Junkion...
     
  4. Ash from Carolina

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    It's likely the Mad Max movies had some influence on Transformers since the Dreadnoks from the GI Joe brand were Mad Max inspired. Post nuclear apocalypse was a pretty popular theme back in the 80's because the United States and the Soviet Union were still in the Cold War.
     
  5. Aernaroth

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    I don't see it in the Stunticons, but it would be a pretty cool idea for a Decepticon group. A micromaster patrol based on Lord Humongous' people would be hilarious.
     
  6. cagey

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    Motormaster's "Roller"

    Didn't want to make an entirely new thread for this. Was Motormaster's drone ever used in the cartoon or comics? Too bad he doesn't even fit inside the closed trailer. I always used the drone to go scavenge autobot leftovers for energy, kind of like the "face suckers" from Aliens. That's the stuff bad dreams are made of.
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    "Ooh, here's a handsome addition for my busts collection."

    I wish he had a profile. He kind of looks like a Decepticon limo/staff car for VIPs.
     

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