As the US version of Alternators lacked specific fiction or character bios, we can only look to Japan's version of Alternators, Binaltech, which came with character cards and bio information by Hirofumi Ichikawa, the information presented here is from the English translation by Doug Dlin.
In Binaltech fiction, Dead End was converted to his Binaltech form through the efforts of Dr. Arkeville and Starscream. Using the doctor's hypnochip and Bombshell's cerebro-shells, they were able to develop the technology to infiltrate Binaltech research facilities and turn EDC (Earth Defense Command) agents into spies for the Decepticons.
Dead End's personality was secretly transfered into a body that had been meant for an Autobot (probably Sunstreaker). He went as far as to go through with performing all of the EDC's working tests before officially debuting as BT-5.
Now, the Binaltech project, once the great hope of the Autobots and Mankind has met it's greatest crisis!
While he still retains his fatalistic outlook on life, Dead End has grown to like his new body and fears that one day he will have to be transfered back into his old body as his updated from is unable to combine with his fellow Stuntacons to form Menasor.
Dead End (Dodge Viper) Images
Dead End (Dodge Viper) Toy Information
|Japanese Name||Dead End|
|Release Date||July 2004 (2004)|
|Wave||Alternators Wave 5 (Assortment 1)|
Alternator Sunstreaker, Alternator Side Swipe, BT-02 Lambor, BT-05 Dead End, BTA-2 Sunstreaker
|Filed Under||Alternators Decepticons|
|Additional Themes||Dead End, Dodge Viper|
|Additional Toy Info |
The first Decepticon Alternator, #6 Dead End is heavily re-molded and repainted from Side Swipe, Almost every body panel of the car mode was modified, in addition, the entire rear-end of the car was different, and this version sported a roof and new rims.
In robot mode the chest and head were re-moldedand he bears a strong resemblance to Side Swipe's brother Sunstreaker.
Dead End (Dodge Viper) Parts Information
|Additional Part Info |
Dead End included a handgun that transformed into the car mode's engine.
Dead End (Dodge Viper) Additional Info
Additional waves this figure was included in are 6 and 6.5 of Assortment 1.
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