Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Audi Gets A Name

In a new crop of official images for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen toy line, revealed at Toy Fair 2009, comes an accidental reveal on the name of the mysterious Decepticon Audi R8 seen all over the place during filming, in the trailer and in sneak toys. As the package on the right shows, his official name is Sideways (yep the same name dropped in the Toyfare article).

What does this mean for Barricade since the theory that the Audi was a reformat is now out the window? And why no Arcee toys at Toyfair? What secrets is that character hiding?

The full gallery of new images including more Deluxe class toys in packaging, Bumble Spud and others, click here.
Thanks to Chris for the information.

57 comments:

  1. So we were wrong after all. Wonder where barricade fits into this movie then... I know there were sightings of his car mode... but, but.... I want barricade!!!

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  2. a name finally. been waiting for that one.

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  3. what a gay name

    does he spend a week touring california's wine country?

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  4. SO SIDEWAYS IS BACK AS A DECEPTICON NOT AN AUTOBOT HUHH THATS COO

    ANDEE

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  5. Theories and thoughts that came to me mind when watching the trailer. Arcee could be divided into three entities but combine at some point in the movie to perhaps combine for the toy line, so that the Autobots will have Combiners instead of Devastator on the Decepticons side. The constructicon faces in the toys and in the trailer look like Bonecrusher. The fallen is not that tall but he might be stronger and have more weapons. Sideways design looks ok just cant figure out his face.

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  6. Well, I did tell everyone that it wasn't Barricade a few months back. Though my sources were wrong on the name as well. They said it was going to be WildRider and I was convinced. So it being named Sideways throws me for a little loop. And Sideways has been a Decepticon and an Autobot. He's most notable for playing both sides of the fence to cause confusion between the two factions. I wonder how he will play out in the movie.

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  7. It's fine by me since this Decepticon got it now. I just wait for bios of the characters to come out and see where Sideways and others fit all this.

    Also waiting for Barricade confimation if he's in the movie or not and other Decepticons who hasn't to be named yet. So...I wait patiently.

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  8. I'm really starting to wonder if this will tie in to the whole Unicron being in the third movie thing. I say that because Sideways was pretty much one of Unicron's henchmen who was sent to cause confusion between both factions. Hell, he could even still be Barricade. Possibly reformatted as Sideways to help the Autobots until they find him doing dirty deeds and then he runs. I guess that would sort of explain his mysterious disappearance in the first film. Still, even with that theory in mind, I think it's a new robot altogether.

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  9. I thought this was going to be Wild Rider too. For some reason, this car just screamed Stunticon to me, and that was the named that seem to fit, at least in my head. But I'm fine with the name Sideways.

    I do think Barricade and Sideways will end up being different characters. Remember, we saw Barricade being transported at the beginning of filming, and I'm pretty sure I saw his action figure in some of the Toy Fair pictures.

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  10. im just hoping hot rod is in this movie because their seams to be a lack of fire power for the autobots and it looks like ratchet might not make it since we havent seem him yet but will find out come june

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  11. Counterpunch2/17/2009 2:32 AM

    Sideways & Barricade 2 separate characters. Get the fuckin' point?!

    It baffles me how you peeps can believe Barricade is the Audi but when Aerialbots gets a mention everybody goes ' oh no he aint in it!'

    Idiots.

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  12. is it me, or does it seem like majority of the new decepticons have the head design of the Decepticon logo????

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  13. Seems a bit odd to have both the names Sideswipe and Sideways in the same movie but they're both cool looking.

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  14. "And why no Arcee toys at Toyfair?"

    That one's easy, same reasn as why they didn't show all the individual decepticons or leader class jetfire: They only showed the toys that are part of the first wave. Any toy that wasn't shown is just gonna be released later.

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  15. Nice! Thank goodness. I thought that Barricade really was the Audi R8 for a while. There's supposedly going to be about 40 Transformers so with Sideways that brings us up to 26 I think. There's still room for a few more so I am seriously hoping for Prowl, Wheeljack, Skywarp, and Thundercraker. Plus we still need a name for the Frenzy-looking robot seen during the early stages of filming.

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  16. The name sideways hints at a unicron affiliation.

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  17. "Plus we still need a name for the Frenzy-looking robot seen during the early stages of filming."

    -- Wouldn't be surprised if they called his dreadlocks.. lol.

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  18. The only way superion is going to be in this movie is if thats the name they give to optimus and jetfire merger. There's not gonna be an autobot gestalt made from aircrafts to take on devastator.

    The film has finished filming, the autobots won in the end and there was no arialbot superion.
    What does that tell you: The autobots dont need superion.

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  19. I Think that the frenzy lookin' thing is Laserbeak..
    They sad that they both would be in the movie..

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  20. unicron in the third film? with the presence of these 3 characters...fallen, sideways and wheelie...although wheelie is more connected with the quintessons.

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  21. Isnt laserbeak supposed to be a bird dipshit.

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  22. i too think that majority of the decepticons have the head design of the decepticon logo also the majority of the autobots have the head design of the autobot logo. the consructicons have the head design of bonecrusher in the first movie.

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  23. "Isnt laserbeak supposed to be a bird dipshit."

    Yeah, just like Bumblebee is supposed to be a VW Bug, Megatron's supposed to be a handgun and Soundwave's supposed to be a tape deck.

    We already saw in the first movie that names don't necessarily need to match their G1 alt-modes. The writers could have easily decided to make Laserbeak a Frenzy-type bot, and maybe add some avian features as a nod to G1.

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  24. Bumblebee is a car
    Starscream is a jet
    Soundwave looks like his G1 self
    The autobot cars are cars
    Jeftfire is a jet
    Megatron is a tank which he has been several times
    The constructicons are construction vehicles

    The name sideswipe simbolises something fast and sharp. All the transformers fit with there names. Scorpinok is guess what ?

    People even that dont know about G1 would expect Laserbeak to be bird.

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  25. "Nice! Thank goodness. I thought that Barricade really was the Audi R8 for a while. There's supposedly going to be about 40 Transformers so with Sideways that brings us up to 26 I think. There's still room for a few more so I am seriously hoping for Prowl, Wheeljack, Skywarp, and Thundercraker. Plus we still need a name for the Frenzy-looking robot seen during the early stages of filming."

    We're at about 27 by my count: 13 Autobots (if you count the three Arcee bikes as separate characters), and 14 Decepticons (if you assume Megatron returns and if you count The Fallen among their numbers). So yeah, there probably is still room for a few more TFs. They'll probably be Decepticons, just so it can enhance the darker storyline the writers were supposedly after for the sequel.

    The Autobots I'd like to see - whether it be now or in a possible third film - are Sunstreaker, Prowl and Wheeljack. The Decepticons I'd like to see are Shockwave, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Blitzwing and Swindle.

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  26. Well i wouldnt be surprised if it is Laserbeak..
    Everybody here is speculating so don't know why i'm a dipshit for doing it..

    Megatron was a cybertronian jet in the first one..
    So did you (Anonymous 4:50 AM) thought everybody else were dipshits too..?

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  27. Ha! I knew that the Audi-R8 wasn't Barricade, I knew it. It wouldn't make sense to do that because it wouldn't make any sense. Well, I'm glad that the Audi has a name now.

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  28. The card art behind Sideways' bubble is kind of interesting... any theories? It looks suspiciously like the Key to Vector Sigma or something...

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  29. I think Sideways is a cool ass name...But yeah this guy def plays it dirty as hell...A snake in the grass... I want to see Vector Prime!!!

    What the hell would be the point of calling him LaserBEAK!!! and him not being a bird?

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  30. "im just hoping hot rod is in this movie because their seams to be a lack of fire power for the autobots and it looks like ratchet might not make it since we havent seem him yet but will find out come june"

    Shut the fuck up we all ready know who is goin to be in this so stop getting wet and hopeing

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  31. To the people talking about the Frenzy-ish bot from the filming, I think that may be Alice out of disguise.

    As far as the comparisons between Bonecrusher and Rampage, as well as Barricade and Sideways, I wonder if perhaps we're going to be getting a bit of a flashback to the animated film and that the characters get rebuilt and get new names. I think most of us agree at this point the Megs is now Galvatron since Bay hase stated over and over that "Megatron" will not be in the film.

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  32. "It baffles me how you peeps can believe Barricade is the Audi but when Aerialbots gets a mention everybody goes ' oh no he aint in it!'"

    That is because Superion always was and always will be clownshoes, he's stupid and annoying.

    "this car just screamed Stunticon to me"

    The Stunticons were a group of characters, not just one.
    http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Stunticons

    "im just hoping hot rod is in this movie because their seams to be a lack of fire power for the autobots and it looks like ratchet might not make it since we havent seem him yet but will find out come june"

    F, spelling, punctuation, run on sentence.

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  33. Hey, for those that say Superion and devestator go hand in hand. Bzzzzz, wrong! The aerialbots combined to Superion for the first time after the Sunticons were created. They did so to defeat Menasor and apparently did so without any outside help.

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  34. That's a terrible name. make up something more creative. use like, Breakdown or Onslaught or something. Onslaught would be sick.

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  35. in the trailer,, he was running caused he gave arcee herpes..thats what the whole scene in the trailer was about

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  36. "snortpocket said...

    what a gay name"


    Well he IS running away from a FEMALE Autobot(s)....

    OH SIDEWAYS! Come back! We just want to play with you heeheehee ;)

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  37. Counterpunch2/17/2009 1:26 PM

    Anonymous said...

    The only way superion is going to be in this movie is if thats the name they give to optimus and jetfire merger. There's not gonna be an autobot gestalt made from aircrafts to take on devastator.

    The film has finished filming, the autobots won in the end and there was no arialbot superion.
    What does that tell you: The autobots dont need superion. <--- what kind of a dumb, stupid assumption you came up with...


    How did you know the Autobots would win in the end? movie's not out til June.

    And what makes you think the Autobots can take out Devastator and a whole bunch of Decepticreeps with their current members?

    have you even seen who's on the Autobots' side? The twins have heads like they've been run over by a truck...

    We have Wheelie who's a chicken shit ex-Decep.. same with Jetfire coz he's old and he wanna retire with the good guys ala Darth Vader.

    Got 3 gay ass looking unicycles BS with Arcee written all over it.

    Prime gets beaten up bad by either Megs or Devastator.

    And you believe the Autobots can win just like that?

    Oh ya I forgot the US Army will come save the universe once more huh?

    bodoh betul...

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  38. I don't know who the hell you guys think you are but if ANY of you had a career in Hollywood believe me it would be very shortlived b/c you all suck.

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  39. Of course the Autobots will win, the only reason to have them lose would be to setup a huge comeback in TF3 - and Bay has repeatedly said he doesn't make movies just to set up a potential sequel, each movie is a story unto itself.

    Anyway, good guys winning is integral to the Transformers mythos - this is a movie about kids' toys for Christ's sake, not fucking Arlington Road

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  40. Counterpunch2/17/2009 2:54 PM

    you never fail to crack me up with your choice of words, snortpocket.

    the best was when you took out both scorpio & his partner in crime.. damn I forgot the name... bout them bein' a sam & mikaela couple..

    that was pure genius! ahahahh!

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  41. How did you know the Autobots would win in the end? movie's not out til June.

    Its a fucking movie about toys. A kids film.

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  42. And what makes you think the Autobots can take out Devastator and a whole bunch of Decepticreeps with their current members?

    What makes you think a boy can take out a giant robor. Sam vs Megatron. Sam had the cube. The autobots might have some secret weapon like the matrix or someshit. How did superman lift up an island of kryptonite. How did spiderman survive getting pumled by sandman. Its a movie shit happens. The odds are always against the good guys, but the good guys pull through.

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  43. "have you even seen who's on the Autobots' side? The twins have heads like they've been run over by a truck...

    We have Wheelie who's a chicken shit ex-Decep.. same with Jetfire coz he's old and he wanna retire with the good guys ala Darth Vader."

    Did you see sam kill megatron?
    oh yeah and did you see puny captain lennox kill blackout :P. Oh wait that was the airforce. Oh wait the military are also in this movie.

    But then again your right (HAHA not!) the good guys in fantasy films only win if its a fair fight (HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

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  44. "Prime gets beaten up bad by either Megs or Devastator.

    And you believe the Autobots can win just like that?

    Oh ya I forgot the US Army will come save the universe once more huh?"

    Superman got owned. Spiderman got owned. Batman hasnt even got no powers and he pwns every one. Just about every superhero has gotten owned at one point or another and has returned to save the day.

    Yes. Because.
    Autobots pwn decepticons.
    Bay loves military.
    Good rapes evil in these films regardless of odds.

    and anyways theres already a rotf universe repaint of superion. I know hasbro are retarded but not even they would waste money selling an armada repaint if the movie equivalent was in the market in the same rotf fucking packaging.

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  45. Counterpunch2/17/2009 5:13 PM

    man these so called comebacks are so lameeee... *yawn*

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  46. Man some people cant just read something and think oh yeah thats right. Superion cant possibly be in the movie. There hasnt been any hint or suggestion of his appearance. Theyre isnt even any need for him. They instead wait for the movie to comeout, see that superion isnt in it then pretend that they never spoke of this and that they knew all along with the rest of us.

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  47. Is it just me or do these toys look crappier then the ones shown before. I mean the deluxe Sideswipe they showed before looked badass and now this one looks like total cheap shit, can anyone explain this to me?

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  48. Why do the decepticons get all the cool names?!? (sideways, ravage, bonecrusher)

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  49. Damn...SOME people get a hard on at the mere mention of SUPERION!!!! LMAO..he's cool and all but DAMN!!!!!!!!!!

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  50. ...your mom's name is bonecrusher

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  51. someone above mentioned that Sideways' appearance may be a sign of Unicron for part 3. check him out in the second to the last episode of Armada.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30lr1UhdAQE&feature=related

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  52. It's just a name and nothing more at this point. There is no definitive plan for 3 yet. Bay has said time and again that all his films are designed to be self contained, you know, how they used to make them.

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  53. Counterpunch2/18/2009 10:30 AM

    Cmacc said...

    Damn...SOME people get a hard on at the mere mention of SUPERION!!!! LMAO..he's cool and all but DAMN!!!!!!!!!!

    ....................................................

    relax... we know you like to spank the monkey looking at Superion but do you hafta tell the whole world 'bout it?!

    Geez

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  54. And what makes you think the Autobots can take out Devastator and a whole bunch of Decepticreeps with their current members?

    +++++++++

    there will be no superion

    but there will be omega supreme bwahahahahahaha

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  55. LOL....good one Counterpunch!!!

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  56. I'm confused about this Audi. I just watched the video on Youtube and paused it just as you see the face (i think it is the face). It looks like it has one long eye kind of like the soundwave pictures I have seen. Could this be one of those decoy things? Sorry if this sounds stupid just curious.

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