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The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capability to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. They combine to form a powerful giant robot called Menasor. They were called Stuntrons in Japan and Cascadicans in France. They were introduced into the Transformers toyline in late 1985 and were sold as a Menasor gift set, and then sold separately in 1986 in most department stores (e.g., Toys R' Us, Sears, Target, Kay-Bee Toys). Their antagonists are the Aerialbots, but many fans believe they have an even more intense rivalry with the Combaticons. Decepticon insignia from the 2007 Transformers movie The Decepticons (known as Destrons or on occasion Deathtrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the fictional universe of the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ... Various Transformers toys. ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into aeroplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ... The Combaticons toy packaging art The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. ...

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Transformers: Generation 1

Stunticon members

Dead End box art.

The five Stunticons are: Image File history File links G1_DeadEnd. ... Image File history File links G1_DeadEnd. ...

  • Motormaster: Kenworth K100 Aerodyne sleeper tractor-trailer (team leader). Frequently uses his bulk and strength to crash into other vehicles and even buildings. Seeks to destroy Optimus Prime in order to claim the title "King of the Road". However, he seems to be at a disadvantage considering one confrontation ended with himself and Optimus Prime ramming each other head on in vehicle mode and the Decipticon was severely damaged while the Autobot came out unscathed. Hated and feared by the other Stunticons. Motto: These wheels were made for crushing.
  • Breakdown: (mid 1980s) Lamborghini Countach. A paranoid robot who thinks everybody -- even inanimate Earth cars -- is staring at him. Vibrations from his engine can cause mechanical breakdowns in nearby vehicles. Motto: Keep your optical sensors to yourself.
  • Dead End: Porsche 928. A pessimist and a fatalist. Sees little point in continuing the Autobot-Decepticon war, as everyone is going to die anyway. Motto: We are all just food for rust.
  • Drag Strip (Drag Stripe in Japan): (1976) Tyrrell P34 Formula 1 car. Obsessed with competition, will not hesitate to cheat in order to win. Motto: The first one across the finish line lives!
  • Wildrider: (1970s) Ferrari 308. A reckless driver who intentionally pays no attention to traffic laws or road safety. This Stunticon's principal fear is quiet. Motto: Either you're out of my way or out of luck.

The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capability to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. ... semi-trailer truck with sleeper behind the cab. ... Optimus Prime is a fictional commander of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist from the Transformers universes. ... Breakdown is a member of a Transformers subgroup called the Stunticons. ... Lamborghini Countach from the top. ... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ... Dead End is the name of several characters in the Transformers toyline and universes. ... The Porsche 928 is a grand tourer automobile made by Porsche AG of Germany from 1978 to 1995, during which time it was one of their most expensive offerings. ... Pessimism, generally, describes a belief that things are bad, and tend to become worse; or that looks to the eventual triumph of evil over good; it contrasts with optimism, the contrary belief in the goodness and betterment of things generally. ... Fatalism is the view that human deliberation and actions are pointless and ineffectual in determining events, because whatever will be will be. ... A dragstrip is a facility for conducting automobile acceleration events. ... Tyrrell P34 The Tyrrell P34 (Project 34) otherwise known as the six-wheeler, was a Formula One race car designed by Derek Gardner, Tyrrells chief designer, as a response to new regulations due to come into force in 1976. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... Wildrider is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Animated series

Optimus Prime disguised as the Stunticon Motormaster.

When the Decepticons failed to steal a super fuel from the Autobots because they used their land vehicles modes to maximum advantage, Megatron hatched a plan to counterattack the Autobots by creating a team of Decepticon super-cars for more power on the road. They started by stealing five Earth vehicles. The first vehicle stolen was a yellow 6-wheeled (Tyrrell P34) Formula-1 car during race. Next were a maroon Porsche 928, and a black semi tractor trailer with a 2nd level sleeper. Later, two more cars showed up: a white Lamborghini Countach, and a dark grey Ferrari 308. The cars were soon converted to Decepticons. Megatron tested out the new robots' abilities on the roads and then through the woods. Rumble stated "Incredible, not even the Autobots can do that kind of stunt driving!" Megatron replied "Stunt driving? Yesss. Behold, the Stunticons!" The Aerialbots were soon built by the Autobots as a countermeasure to the Stunticons. With their ability to survive head-on collisions with just about anything they were dangerous foes. In their first encounter with the Autobots they all but defeated them until the arrival of the Aerialbots. The two teams battled, first individually then in their combined modes of Menasor and Superion, with Menasor only being defeated through the intervention of Omega Supreme. Image File history File links Mas-optimusprime. ... Image File history File links Mas-optimusprime. ... The Autobots are the protagonists in the Transformers Universe, a collection of various toys, graphic novels, paperback books, cartoons and movies first introduced in 1984. ... Megatron is the primary fictional villain of the Transformers franchise throughout the various Generation 1 series. ... Adjectives: Terrestrial, Terran, Telluric, Tellurian, Earthly Atmosphere Surface pressure: 101. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... The Porsche 928 is a grand tourer automobile made by Porsche AG of Germany from 1978 to 1995, during which time it was one of their most expensive offerings. ... Semi- is a prefix to a verb or noun meaning half. Some compounds formed with it are often abbreviated to simply semi in appropriate contexts: The road vehicle (US): Semi-trailer truck (UK: articulated lorry) The watercraft: Semi-submersible The time interval in music (UK): Semiquaver, which is half the... Lamborghini Countach from the top. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Rumble is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... The Aerialbots (called Airbots in Japan and Aérobots in France) are a group of five Autobots that transform into aeroplanes and combine to form the giant robot Superion. ... Omega Supreme is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


The Stunticons remained part of Megatron's Earthbound forces after this, and were involved in many of his schemes. They kidnapped Perceptor to find the cure to a plague of Cosmic Rust; after curing the Decepticons Megatron predictably double-crossed the Autobots and sent the Stunticons to prevent the Autobots from acquiring the cure themselves, leading to another battle between Menasor and Superion, which Menasor lost. During a "smash and grab" mission to acquire parts for Megatron's latest super-weapon, the Stunticons' transformations proved instrumental in causing confusion among the humans. Until revealing themselves as Decepticon warriors, their acts of vehicular terrorism led uninformed humans to believe they were Autobots (also seen by humans as "driverless cars"). The Autobots used this misinformation to their advantage by capturing and disguising themselves as the real Stunticons (Optimus Prime as Motormaster, Jazz as Dead End, Mirage as Drag Strip, Windcharger as Wildrider, and Sideswipe as Breakdown), fooling even Megatron. This caused much confusion for the Decepticons, especially when the real Stunticons (as Menasor) returned and the Autobots were able to merge into Menasor (due to Windcharger's magnetic ability and Mirage's hologram projection). The real one quickly made short work of the fake, but the weapon was destroyed. They were next seen sabotaging a European road race (with human and Autobot participants) to gain a rare metal, driving most of the participants off the road and merging into Menasor to finish off the survivors. They were defeated when one of the humans drove his car right into Menasor, distracting him long enough for the Autobots to escape. They were instrumental in defeating Bruticus when Starscream attempted to seize power, after they realised Starscream would not stop with destroying just Megatron. // Transformers: Generation One (1984) Windcharger (Charger in Japan, Rapido in Canada, Lampo in Italy, Camaro in South America) was one of the original toys in the Transformers line when Hasbro started producing them in 1984. ... G1 Mirage toy packaging art Mirage is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... The Combaticons toy packaging art The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ...


They were not present at the battle of Autobot City, but were present on Chaar in the aftermath of Unicron's defeat, defeating a weakened Devastator as Menasor for an Energon Cube. They continued to appear sporadically throughout the third season. On one notable occasion they were able to force Rodimus Prime off the road during a race and steal the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. On another, they lost a fight to a one-armed Defensor shortly after the Protectobot First Aid ( the traditional left arm of Defensor) took a leave of absence. Chaar (in Japan, Jarr) is a fictional planet in the Transformers series. ... Unicron is a fictional character from the Transformers universes and toyline. ... The Constructicons toy packaging art The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ... The Protectobots are a team of five Autobots in the Transformers toyline. ... First Aid hates seeing any machine in pain, even an overheated car. ...


Transformers: Zone

Although intended to be a complete direct-to-video series, 1990’s Japanese-exclusive Transformers: Zone series was cancelled after only one episode, but that was still enough time for Menasor to put in a return appearance. Under the service of the mysterious insectoid being known as Violenjiger, he was one of the nine great Decepticon General the villain had recruited, alongside Devastator, King Poseidon, Bruticus, Predaking, Abominus, Trypticon, Overlord and Black Zarak. The Constructicons toy packaging art The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ... The Seacons toy packaging artwork - t/b, l/r: Piranacon, Nautilator, Tentakil, Snaptrap, Overbite, Seawing, Skalor The Seacons are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... The Combaticons toy packaging art The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. ... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... The name Terrorcons refers to several different groups in the Transformers toyline. ... Trypticon (Dinozaurer in Japan) is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... Overlord is a fictional character from the animated series Transformers: Super-God Masterforce and its accompanying toyline, initially exclusive to Japan. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...


Marvel Comics

Through Soundwave, Megatron was able to tap into the Creation Matrix as Optimus Prime gave life to the Aerialbots, simultaneously giving life to the Stunticons. They battled the Aerialbots and then played a lesser role in the series as more characters were introduced. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... G1 Matrix In the fictional Transfomers Universe, the Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ... Optimus Prime is a fictional commander of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist from the Transformers universes. ...


Dreamwave Productions

The robots who became the Stunticons existed long before the Decepticons arrived on Earth. Motormaster in particular was a right-hand bot of Starscream's Predacon faction. Some time between the first and second War Within volumes, the team formed. At least Motormaster and Dead End later joined Starscream's Predacon faction. Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ...


In volume 3, Motormaster was responsible for the shooting and near destruction of Grimlock (while attempting to assassinate Ultra Magnus) before being blasted himself. The series was discontinued before it was completed. Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


The stunticons then appeared in the second Generation 1 mini-series where Menasor was revived by Rumble and Frenzy, killing the Omnibots, Roadbuster, Whirl, and damaging the Protectobots (combined as Defensor) before battling and being defeated by Ultra Magnus on Cybertron. With the closure of Dreamwave, the fate of the Stunticons is unknown. Rumble is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... Frenzy is the name of two fictional fictional character in the various Transformers universes. ... The Omnibots were three Transformers toys available only in the US as promotional items, which could be obtained by collecting Robot Points from other Transformers toy boxes and sending them to the manufacturer. ... The Protectobots are a team of five Autobots in the Transformers toyline. ... Defensor, the Latin word Defender derives from, identical in some languages including Portuguese, refers to: In canon law: defensor matrimonii The princely title Fidei defensor, Defensor Perpétuo do Império do Brasil The tract Defensor pacis A surname, as in Miriam Defensor-Santiago The plural Defensores can be: The... Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ...


Devil's Due Publishing

The Stunticons first appeared in the second G.I. Joe vs the Transformers miniseries from Devil's Due. After Cobra Commander and Cobra, followed by G.I. Joe, had journeyed to Cybertron, weapons fire caused a critical malfunction in Teletran 1, causing numerous Autobots and Decepticons to become time-displaced. Among these were the Stunticons, who were dumped in 1930s Earth and reformatted into period cars. They were eventually defeated and returned to the present by a combined force of G.I. Joe and COBRA members, as well as another Transformer lost in that time - Optimus Prime Cobra Commander, art by Tim Seeley. ... The Cobra Organization (officially called Cobra Command) is the fictional nemesis of the G.I. Joe team, and part of a line of action figures sold by Hasbro, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. ... Optimus Prime is a fictional commander of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist from the Transformers universes. ...


The Stunticons would also appear in the third mini-series, being recruited by SerpentO.R, a human military-created cyborg with Megatron's memories, and would participate in the ambush that killed Bumblebee. Seen in group shots where Serpentor is gathering the Decepticon army, their next major role would be in the assault on Capital City, assisting Predaking and Piranacon in taking down Omega Supreme. Breakdown and the Seacon Nautilator were the ones assigned to guard the human captives, but Snake-Eyes used his ninja powers to take control of Breakdown and had him shoot Nautilator, freeing them. Razorclaw and Motormaster were the ones who stopped Prime's attack on Serpentor, beating him near death, but were then killed by the Cobra Commander-controlled Serpentor. Serpentor the Cobra Emperor Serpentor is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe toyline. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... The Seacons toy packaging artwork - t/b, l/r: Piranacon, Nautilator, Tentakil, Snaptrap, Overbite, Seawing, Skalor The Seacons are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Omega Supreme is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Cobra Commander, art by Tim Seeley. ...


Transformers: Generation 2

There were plans to release the Stunticons as Generation Two toys, and prototypes were even made in new colors (Drag Strip was black for instance), but the toys were never released to the public, with the exception of one. The G2 Breakdown (recolored from Ivory to Teal) was a Botcon exclusive. Display cases for upcoming Transformers at BotCon 2006 BotCon, briefly known as The Official Transformers Collectors Convention (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. ...


Transformers: Universe

The Stunticons were planned to be released as repainted Spychanger toys for the Universe line, as counterparts to the Generation One Commemorative Autobot Spychangers, but they were never released.


External Links

  • 80's Hasbro TV commercial with the Stunticons
  • ToyBin Stunticons Gallery

  Results from FactBites:
 
Stunticon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (829 words)
The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capablity to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets.
The Aerialbots were soon built by the Autobots as a countermeasure to the Stunticons.
With the closure of Dreamwave, the fate of the Stunticons is unknown.
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