STEALTH
LOCKDOWN

"Run all you want.  It'll make the chase more fun." 

Affiliation: Decepticon
Function: Bounty Hunter

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Alternate mode:
Muscle Car
Weapon: several, EMP generator, hook/grappler, chainsaw

First cartoon appearance: Transformers Animated, episode 4 Thrill of the Hunt, (none in 'stealth/invisible mode as seen in this toy.

First Comic Appearance: none

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LOCKDOWN
(Voiced by Lance Henrikson)

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. 

Vehicle Mode Appearance: Muscle Car.

Character description from package "tech spec":  Lockdown couldn't care less about Megatron and his grand goals of universal domination.  He's in the 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 new trophies 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.

Galactic Powers and Abilities:
> Blaster shuts down most robotic circuitry
> Can track a target even across light years of distance.
> Once a target is locked, he always catches it. 

Other Appearances:

- 2008Lockdown is an original character making his debut in the Transformers: Animated series.  A great name, it's surprising, (and rare) that there have been no other characters in the Transformers mythology with the same name.  This persona was accompanied by several toys:  Lockdown, Stealth Lockdown, Activator Lockdown, Activator Bandit Lockdown, each different toy versions of the same character.
- 2009 Bumper Battlers Lockdown, Deluxe Blazing Lockdown

Bibliography of significant appearances: Lockdown has made two significant appearances in the Animated series:  
episode 4
Thrill of the Hunt
episode 20 A Fistful of Energon.

This Target store exclusive also included two "Legends" class figures, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, as seen below:

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