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The name or term Air Raid refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Air Raid (disambiguation).
Air Raid is an Autobot in the Movie continuity family.
I can breathe in space.

Criminals. They are a superstitious, cowardly lot, and Air Raid has zero tolerance for them. He believes that respect for the law is a defining characteristic of sentient beings, separating them from non-living drones, and is disgusted by the Decepticons' disregard for the laws of their own home planet.

Air Raid has dedicated his life to tracking down the worst of them, spending centuries pursing them all throughout the galaxy, and he intends to keep this up until every single one has been brought to justice.

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IDW comics

Following the defeat of Megatron, Air Raid was part of a small Autobot unit led by Arcee that tracked Starscream, now the leader of the Decepticons, to his base on Mars. The Reign of Starscream #2 Air Raid took to the skies in the ensuing assault, but was shot down by Thundercracker. Smokescreen attempted to evacuate his badly damaged comrade, but they were both blown to oblivion by Starscream. The Reign of Starscream #3

Toys

Transformers (2007)

  • Air Raid (Scout, 2007)
Well, he can blend into the skies over Los Angeles, at least.
A redeco of the Energon Skyblast mold, Air Raid transforms into a Cybertronic starfighter. He comes with multiple accessories that can attach to his jet mode for rocket-boosters and an under-slung cannon. In robot mode, these parts re-assemble to form a giant spear.
This mold was also used to make his fellow movieverse Autobot Skyblast.
Air Raid is part of the third assortment of Target-stores exclusive Scouts.


Trivia

  • Much like many other Target-exclusive Scouts, Air Raid's only faction marking (aside from molded but unpainted Autobot emblems) is a Sector Seven logo. How he could possibly hide in their motor pool is a mystery.
  • Oddly, the card image on Air Raid appears to be a redeco of Skyblast's concept model, keeping the original's "toes". Considering that redeco concept models are usually unpackaged figures that are then hand-painted to show the new design, they probably grabbed some early-production toys, or even the original model, by mistake.
  • His bio from the Reign of Starscream lists him as being able to visit star systems beyond Cybertronian charts due to his aerial mode. This makes him, along with Megatron, Starscream and possibly Thundercracker, one of the few Cybertronians capable of traveling across deep space on their own steam rather than relying on ships.

External links

  • Air Raid at TFU.info



This article uses material from the "Air Raid (Movie)" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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