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Hunt for the Decepticons Axor will be a white Lockdown remold

Posted on 06-12-2010 at 05:27 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
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The new Hunt for the Decepticons game is live, and it brings with it our first new toy revelation for the fall! Found listed in Wal-Mart's computers some time ago was the name "Axor". Many including 2005 Boards member Gryph speculated that based on a piece of concept art in a San Diego Comic Con 2009 leaflet from Hasbro and some artwork on Lockdown's instruction booklet that Axor would be a remolded Lockdown, with a head based on Generation 1 Axer.

Well - those of you who thought that were right! The new Hunt for the Decepticons game picks up on the "white muscle car" mentioned in the pre-release, who is revealed to be Axor. You can see his vehicle mode, a very slick white car, in the game, with a look at his head probably from the packaging itself on the mission screen.

Check out both images from the game - as well as a scan from Lockdown's instructions and a scan of the SDCC 2009 leaflet with a concept sketch of Axor's head - by clicking on the title of this story.
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Sharktibolt
Alright, so he's definitely a Lockdown repaint, but the new head looks sweet!
SoundMaster
That new head looks really cool. Sets him apart from Lockdown nicely.
Toxicon
God that's a sweet head.
MrSoundmeister
hope the axor toy gets a new head,maybe new hand parts. other then that,sweet.
Thundershot
Hopefully he's got blue limbs. He just might be good enough for my CHUG shelves...
Secretcode
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Originally Posted by MrSoundmeister View Post
hope the axor toy gets a new head,maybe new hand parts. other then that,sweet.
Well, the instructions for Lockdown show a head that is near identical to the head in that shot.
prime13
Axor. So, maybe Axe instead of claw for aright hand?
RedWolf
The ones we haven't seen yet are Axor, Terradive and Tomahawk.

Anybody got a list?
prime13
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Originally Posted by RedWolf View Post
The ones we haven't seen yet are Axor, Terradive and Tomahawk.

Anybody got a list?
Actually, we've seen axor in one of his modes, we just need the other.
Dinobot Nuva
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Originally Posted by RedWolf View Post
The ones we haven't seen yet are Axor, Terradive and Tomahawk.

Anybody got a list?
Axor, Terradive, Tomahawk, Electrostatic Jolt, and Rescue Ratchet. Also, Hasbro kind of hinted at a themed Arcee repaint in the last QnA session.
NCStarscream
He and Brakedown were made for each other.
prowl26
I am really liking the way Hasbro has been marketing other figures in different ways, bio's have been using rivalries and such in bio's to market other characters, these little flash games and Cyber missions have showing multiple characters. They have been doing it with the Marvel Universe figures as well, early packages had "he hungers" on them hinting at Galactus, and the little Fury and HAMMER files usually reference not just the figure purchased but sometimes other characters.

It is good because it encourages the purchase of more than just the original figure they were after.
Beastbot X
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Originally Posted by Toxicon View Post
God that's a sweet head.
QFT. Wowzers, that is some nice re-proportioning of Axer's design.
Autovolt 127
Axor looks okay, not to fond of the rotf lockdown mold but i guess i might pick it up.
Oracle_Aesir
This will make a great addition to my collection
Shatterpoint
Bought
exclusacon
Hope its true...
MekaGojira3k
Looks coo'. I'd almost buy a repaint of any of the N.E.S.T. figures I loved them so much.
Bumblethumper
Perfect choice for this mold, and that head design is terrific. I never would've thought of Axer, but it's ideal for the Lockdown mold.

It's nice to know someone at Hasbro would take that sort of care in designing a repaint. One of the best obscure homages since Animated. This kind of extra effort is much appreciated!
Digilaut
Lookes great..will definitely try to get my hands on this one.
Scourge_151
Cool remould, doubt I'll pick it up though.
Empir3
yea i dig it
underwear-ninja
I liked this idea enough to wanna kitbash it, but thanks to Hasbro now I might just have to repaint it! Yay!
Sage o' G-fruit
Looks awesome. Really can't wait to get my hands on it.
Optimus Prime
Awesome! Axer was my favorite action master, and I really like RoTF Lockdown. Fitting choice of repaint, since Axer is also a bounty hunter.
Abrogate
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Originally Posted by prowl26 View Post
I am really liking the way Hasbro has been marketing other figures in different ways, bio's have been using rivalries and such in bio's to market other characters,
Meh, that's one thing I really DISlike about the newer ROTF toys. Instead of a bio that gives the character an amusing personality, I get a little blurb tellin me "this guy hates that other guy!" Well, that's great, but what is this guy I just bought supposed to be like?

Look at the Universe line for instance. I wasn't planning to buy Blades, as I already had Springer and didn't need 2 of the same Cybertron mold reprsenting 2 different G1 guys. But I bought him anyway cos his bio was pretty hilarious. Treadbolt's bio also came close to selling me on a mold I didn't want.

Some might see this and say "so what? It's just a bio, aren't you buying it for the toy?" Yes, but I'm quoting someone who said they like the new bios. I'm saying the old bios were written well enough to sometimes get Hasbro some extra money by selling me on a mold I only sorta wanted. Even in the early ROTF toys, like Dead End. But then I have Dead End's recolor, Slap Dash, who I only bought because Wal-mart had a sale making the 2-pack cheaper than 1 scout. Trenchmouth looks cool, but I sure wish I knew what kinda guy he is.
DarthP00P00
Axor? Seriously? Was 'Generic Robot Name' already taken?
Digilaut
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Originally Posted by DarthP00P00 View Post
Axor? Seriously? Was 'Generic Robot Name' already taken?
You do realise half of the Autobots are named after generic machinery parts, right?
Mechafire
Nice. The head looks insanely badass.
shroobmaster
I don't like it, too slim, and white muscle car looks like crap.
hippymule
I like it how lately hasbro has been coming out with different characters besides the the main characters we all know, they get boring sometimes ex,Bumblebeee, oh another Bumblebee, oh another one!
jestermon
Looks very nice, white repaints are always tempting, but did the first lockdownt ever come out?

I have never seen it will probably see this before I see the other.

An axe definately would be neat, they changed the animated weapon on the new toy so maybe they will make the axe look like the older double bladed one from G1.
prime13
The way I see it, all the things on that page (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...1276339083.jpg) have been made EXCEPT for that Rodimus-looking head.
SPLIT LIP
Looks awesome.
Secretcode
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Originally Posted by prime13 View Post
The way I see it, all the things on that page (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...1276339083.jpg) have been made EXCEPT for that Rodimus-looking head.
Brakedown (2010) - Decepticon - www.tfu.info
prime13
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Originally Posted by secretcode View Post
Damn it. And to make it worse I have that figure! D'oh!
Ravage_Eject
Didn't pick up Lockdown.....so maybe I'll pick up this guy!
E. C. R. Former
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Originally Posted by jestermon View Post
Looks very nice, white repaints are always tempting, but did the first lockdownt ever come out?

I have never seen it will probably see this before I see the other.
What part of the world do you live in? Lockdown has been out for months.
DecepticonsRule
This is sweet! I'm glad that they're making him a remold, not a repaint. Axor's head is pretty intense, actually.
vslayerntx
so what's with the little arcee characticture there?.....hmmmm
SectorStar
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Originally Posted by E. C. R. Former View Post
What part of the world do you live in? Lockdown has been out for months.
Been out, yes. But in stores? No. That whole wave seems to be extremely rare for most of the stores for some reason. A lot of people speculate its because of overstock from all the other previous waves. I myself have personally only seen and bought ONE Skystalker a couple weeks ago. Minus that, I also have seen NOTHING of that wave.
Autobot Burnout
I was wondering how they were going to get away with reusing that mold. Can't pull another "Burning Lockdown" like last time.

Still, I'm glad I didn't pick up movie Lockdown, since now I can have this guy.
Paxtin
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Originally Posted by prime13 View Post
Axor. So, maybe Axe instead of claw for aright hand?
That'd be nice. I really hope they do something different with the hook hand, just so to differentiate it a little more from Lockdown.
Darkspeed
I think the entire community called that one... But glad, they should pull Axor off nicely. I do hope they replace his hook with something else though.
underwear-ninja
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Originally Posted by SectorStar View Post
Been out, yes. But in stores? No. That whole wave seems to be extremely rare for most of the stores for some reason. A lot of people speculate its because of overstock from all the other previous waves. I myself have personally only seen and bought ONE Skystalker a couple weeks ago. Minus that, I also have seen NOTHING of that wave.
THIS. My area hasn't seen anything new in literally months. Heck we even have some of the shelfwarmers from the first movie, still. Hasbro really seemed to over-estimate the buying prowess of shoppers, what with that whole "the economy is in shambles right now" thing.
Dran0n
I'd hit that.

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