Well the toy card says... Repaired and retrofitted after the battle of Mission City, Barricade elected to remain on Earth while Starscream returned to Cybertron. He has devoted his time on Earth to gathering intelligence for the inevitable rise of the Decepticons. he stalks and captures importan humans, the scans, interrogates and disposes of the captives using the highly sensitive probes built into his vehicle mode. So I figure's he's still up and running around Earth somewhere. After seeing everybody get their rears handed to them, I can see him sitting this one out. I'm hoping he is back for TF3. I kind of expected him to be in the police chase scene.