Possible Reason why Topspin has Leadfoots head

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  1. FirestormBlizzard

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    I always thought Leadfoot was the leader lol.
     
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    he is? i always thought, from watching dotm, that leadfoot came off as the leader
     
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    Same here, but judging from their toy tech specs (may be unreliable), Roadbuster has a rank of 9 as opposed to Leadfoot's Rank of 6 or 7
     
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    It bugs me when they seem to try to avoid naming a transformer. They kind of drug out revealing Hotrod's name and that was ok for such a big deal character. But with randoms like "Topspin" they really should have had Simmons drop the name briefly and early on. I'm leaning towards it being someone new (ha I was hoping for Mirage actually). I feel like they really wanted it to be clear that no other autobots survived Lockdown's hunting. Though, hanging with Simmons would have made sense as a possible loop hole.
     
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    Well I always took "volleybot" to mean placeholder to hide its topspin. Or a nickname for an unnamed robot used only for the gimmick of playing volleyball.

    If volleybot is actually this things real name, we'll move over Que and Dino, there's a new bot in town and he is competing for laziest name ever.
     
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    I'll be honest, I recognise the wreckers as wreckers, but I don't know if i even know which is which. They don't really stand out as individuals!
     
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    "Volleybot", "Que", "Nitro Zeus"

    They're all placeholder names that Paramount was too lazy to go back and fill in once Hasbro sent down the names to use.
     
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    Leadfoots the leader
     
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    Well Leadfoot sure isn't the leader anymore.
     
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    I don't think it was either wrecker.
    I think an animator simply took 2 models and slapped them together.

    Think robot with 2 Shockwave heads...
     
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    Nuff said.
     
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    Not an eff-up.
    Short cut.
     
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    Dreadbot, Mohawk, beserker, nitro.. This movie was the laziest with names. At least AOE just straight up didn't name anyone.
     
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    Yup. The people in this thread are putting more thought into it than Paramount.
     
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    Without a doubt.
     
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    I honestly don't see what's wrong with these names. They're in the same line of names as Bumblebee, Swoop, or Gears.
     
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    Bumbleebee and gears don't describe a physical trait of the bot as Mohawk and dreadbot do. I suppose I can give a pass to nitro and beserker but barely. Espeically when there's plenty of actual decepticon names from the last 30 years that could use
     
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    To some of us it's a fun debate.
     
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    Physical traits as in like Wasp or Hook?

    And they tried using original Decepticon names. People didn't like that so they went back to creating new names. I mean, you saw how disappointed people were with Onslaught.
     
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    Where was ROADBUSTER?
     
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