|"How do you say? Ah, yes, purament magnifico! Meaning you can fight with style!"|
Though he is a natural-born leader, expert tactician and master of battlefield improvisation, the suave and level-headed Rapido has no desire to lead. He would rather be living the high life on he international racing circuit again, but son long as someone threatens his home planet Earth, Rapido will step up to defend it with his life. He defers leadership of the Earth-based Autobots to his friend Autobot Spark, but has been authorized by Optoimus Prime to assume command of any unit functioning on Earth as required. His Axelerator Cannon launches a barrage of lead slugs at hypervelocity, plus he carries twin low-yield photon missile launchers. Accidental exposure to forestonite gas has given him a body that matches his mind for speed; he can instantly launch into a 750mph run for bursts up to 15 seconds long.
|Strength: 8||Intelligence: 10|
|Speed: 10||Endurance: 8|
|Rank: 10||Courage: 9|
|Firepower: 9||Skill: 9|
Rapido Toy Information
|Release Date||June 2010 (2010)|
|Multipack Name||Botcon 2010 Rapido & Cindersaur Souvenir Set|
|Filed Under||Convention Exclusives|
|Additional Themes||2010, Fun Publications, Rapido|
|Additional Toy Info |
Sold in a two pack with Cindersaur at Botcon 2010. Limited to 1,500 sets, although these did not fully sell out at the show.
Rapido Parts Information
Rapido Additional Info
Rapido's tech specs that were included with the toy were presented in Spanish, as a gag relating to the character's habit of sprinkling his speech with random words of Spanish (although never confirmed it is fairly likely he was built in a Cyberfactory in Spain).
An English version of the Tech Specs was later put live on the Botcon homepage. Interestingly, the Tech Specs feature the only occasion the name "forestonite" is treated as a proper noun anywhere in any of the Botcon 2010 Tech Specs.