I heard that what had happnened was while all of the decepticons were drivin down the highway, he got a flat, right? so he stops to fix it, and then he gets an email to be part of a fighting tournament, something called "Jobot Rox", and he's like "bitchin! with the prize money, I can hire a scientist to make an allspark detector, and megatron will give me a promotion!". So he goes to the tournament and kicks those corney robots butts, wins the money, and hires this guy named Dr. Wildey. Dr. Wildey says, "okay, I can make the detector for you, but I need some of your technology. so he goes and gets bonecrusher's head and gives it to Wildey, but what he doesn't know is that Wildey's plan is to make his own army of evil robots to take over the world and he doen't give a crap about the all spark. so a day later, barricade sees all these new robots and he's all like, "hey Wildey, you lied to me!" ,and wildey is like "yea, hahaha. now I can kill that mega guy that keeps foiling my plans of world domination but letting me escape!". Barricade is like, "man i'm gonna mess you up!" but then, out of nowhere, one of the new robots, intestinal fortitude guy, punches him in the balls so hard that he blacks out. he wakes up in the middle of a car chase in miami being driven by these two black guys trying to catch some drug dealers. he tries to transform, but he realizes that by punching him so hard in the balls, intestinal fortitude guy put him into an extended state of stasis lock. So, in conclusion, Barricade is in Miami, being driven by two not good boys, waiting for the day he can finally transform and link up with the other 8 stunticons to help megatron find the allspark. at least thats what I heard. if you heard somthin elso tho, please let me know.