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The Stunticons are a Decepticon subgroup from the Generation One continuity family.
"Roads? Where we're going... we don't need... roads."

The Stunticons are a group of 5 rebellious Decepticon automobiles that Megatron can barely control. They are the mortal enemies of the Autobot Aerialbots.

The Stunticons consist of:

They can combine to form Menasor.

Japanese name: Stuntron
Hungarian name: Sztuntikon

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Fiction

No, really. HE WANTS TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE TRANSFORMERS.
I want to tell you about the Transformers!

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American cartoon continuity

The Transformers cartoon

Unfortunately, this image lost the Clint Eastwood reference to the poncho.

In envy of the Autobots' vehicular modes, Megatron stole various human vehicles and customized them so he could have his own car team, the Stunticons. Before they were given life, he brought them out for a test drive via remote control, forcing them to flip, somersault, fly off the road, drive up cliffs and bash through forests without a scratch. The Stunticons having satisfied Megatron's idea of normalcy, he headed to Cybertron to get Cybernetic personalities for them. On activation, they swore loyalty to Megatron... or at least agreed to do what he told them to.

Their first mission was to steal the superfuel from the humans. As they smashed up the superfuel facility, the human guards immediately assumed that they were Autobots, since the Decepticons could not possibly transform into land vehicles. The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 1

The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 2 Starscream's Brigade Trans-Europe Express Cosmic Rust Masquerade Five Faces of Darkness, Part 2 Five Faces of Darkness, Part 3 Five Faces of Darkness, Part 4 The Ultimate Weapon The Burden Hardest to Bear

Japanese cartoon continuity

Scramble City OVA

Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers comic

Marvel comic continuity

Dreamwave Comics continuity

At some point in Cybertron's recent history, the Stunticons were deemed psychotic and too dangerous to function in society, and as a result were placed into perpetual stasis lock inside of a prison facility. Later, in an attempt to create a diversion while he set his final plans in motion, Shockwave arranged for the release of the Stunticons. They formed into Menasor and ran amuck for awhile, until Ultra Magnus arrived and began insulting them. Unable to reconcile with this, the five Stunticons began to bicker with each other over whose fault it was that they were failing, temporarily stopping Menasor and allowing Ultra Magnus to ram the combiner in the chest, forcing him to separate into his component parts and disabling the Stunticons. Passive Aggression


Toys

Generation One

Japanese ID number: D-50 through D-54
If his feet are made out of a truck cab, he should be like, three times taller than Optimus Prime. But apparently it's just a tiny truck.
If you don't buy this toy, then the terrorists have... lost, I guess?
As a Scramble City combiner team, the Stunticons consist of four small "limbs", sold carded at the $5 price point, and a single larger leader toy that forms the combined robot's torso, sold boxed for roughly $12. They were available in 1986 and 1987.
The smaller Stunticons, like their Aerialbot counterparts, share a general transformation scheme involving pulling out the back of the vehicle to form legs, and flipping the hood out of the way to reveal the robot head. Dead End and Breakdown share an additional step, requiring rotating their legs at the knees and pushing the legs back in so they aren't incredibly tall and skinny. All four feature shoulder articulation and not much else. Each comes with a small pistol for the robot mode, and a huge double-barreled cannon which plugs into the back of the vehicle mode.
The four smaller cars are fairly close in scale, but Motormaster throws the whole equation off. He's a tiny truck compared to his teammates, a point which becomes doubly obvious alongside the much-larger truck form of the original Optimus Prime toy, his supposed arch-rival.
The Stunticons are slightly less prone to being produced as knockoffs than the other Scramble City teams. Inexplicably, three members of the group (Motormaster, Breakdown and Drag Strip) are frequently packaged by bootleggers with two members of the Technobots. Drag Strip was named "Brain Man" in at least one such set.


Alternators

  • Dead End (Alternators, 2004)

Classics

  • Menasor (Legends, 2006)
Main article: Menasor (G1)#Classics

Titaniums

  • Menasor (6" Cybertron Heroes, 2007)

Unreleased

  • Generation 2 Stunticons were originally planned to be released alongside the Aerialbots, Combaticons, and Protectobots. Both the Stunticons and Protectobots were dropped from the lineup, but both came very far along in development before then. In fact, Generation 2 Stunticon and Protectobot limbs have surfaced over the years in what appears to be finished packaging. (Motormaster and Hot Spot have never appeared in finished packaging, but unpainted prototypes have surfaced.) However, these are still exceedingly rare pieces, and all told it is believed that less than a dozen of each team member were produced, with one exception: Breakdown, who was available in relatively small numbers (about 300 pieces) as a BotCon 1994 exclusive.

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