|Function: Decepticon Bounty Hunter|
|"Run all you want. It'll make the chase more fun."|
Lockdown could care less about Megatron and his grand goals of universal domination. He's in this game for upgrades, pure and simple, and he wears the Decepticon badge because they're the ones who can get him the systems he wants. For the right price he'll hunt down any target and bring it in - functioning or not. As a bonus, every new target means a new trophy for his workshop wall. He enjoys his work, and he's traveled from one end of the universe to the other doing it, which is why he's got a collection of weapons and functions second to none.
* Can track a target even across light years.
Lockdown Toy Information
|Release Date||June 2008 (2008)|
|Wave||Animated Deluxe Wave 1|
|Filed Under||Animated Decepticons|
Early pictures and prototypes of Lockdown showed him with a Generation 1 rub symbol. However, this was replaced by a tampgraphed Decepticon symbol by the time the first production samples and packaged samples were seen.
Lockdown Parts Information
|Additional Part Info |
1 X Engine block
Lockdown Additional Info
On May 16th, 2008, Derrick Wyatt one of the creators of Transformers Animated made a post on his blog about Lockdown, explaining the process behind the creation of the character's unique look and how it evolved into the final product. Wyatt explained that his original visualisation of the character, based on the script for "Thrill of the Hunt", was of a monstrous, Frankenstein's monster-esque robot made of parts looted from other Transformers. While that look changed a lot for the final product, some of the mismatched pilfered parts style remained.
Cartoon Network Official Press Release Bio
A sleek stealth fighter, LOCKDOWN is a skilled hunter and tracker who can blend into nearly any environment. He lives for the hunt and for the thrill and challenge it provides. He has no strong allegiance to MEGATRON or the DECEPTICONS, but is more than willing to hire himself out as a Mercenary/Bounty Hunter.
Robot Mode Power: LOCKDOWN is outfitted with all kinds of high-tech weaponry befitting a robot hunter – bolos, snare nets, electronic stun darts (which can prevent mode changes), etc. He also can go into a Predator-like stealth mode for brief periods.