Uh, isn't that Llama Triplechanger from the Armada Comics named Dropkick?

Dropshot. --ItsWalky 21:04, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Dropshot -Derik 21:05, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

The Head

Despite what the article claims, the toy's head looks like the Autobot noggin to me! --ItsWalky 02:45, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

The Name

Any chance "Dropkick" is a play on "Topkick", as in Ironhide's truck mode, or am I reaching here?--MCRG 06:46, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Drones vs. Characters?

Just wanted to take peoples pulse on these game/toy guys. I almost feel that the game drone armies are different enough things from the single unique characters presented on the tech-specs to rate seperate entreis. Until there's more to say about either drones or guys it probably makes just as much sense to keep them the same, but I was just kind of curious about peoples feelings on the matter.

There are two universes. In the toy universe, they are unique. In the game universe, they are drones.--Autobotx1010 23:53, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Forget my last post. New idea. The body style is named after the first user( alias, the "unique" characters), unique characters with generic bodies. Don`t ask me why dropkick has the autobot body. There is a chance he was an was an autobot but became a decepticon.--Autobotx1010 00:42, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
Not necessarily true. The UK comic has Prime fighting a bunch of jet-drones. I bet that there are both unique characters, and drones of the same bodytype, co-existing. -Derik 00:18, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
Though the Dropkick-style drone in the console game were Autobots, the Battle for the Allspark game featured both autobot and Decepticon dropkicks-styles. -Derik 01:12, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Should either get presidence? Two disperate versions of the same core "being" like Comic vs Cartoon Grimlock? Or is it instead like Tankor vs. Tank Drones: Two seperate things that need seperate pages? Thoughts? --ZacWilliam 13:11, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

I was actually thinking about this, and my *personal* feeling is that "if it has a face, it's a unique dude." So, for instance, Dropkick has a face (he actually looks kind of Grimlock-ish), but Dreadwing and Payload do not, so while I see Dropkick as a unique guy, Dreadwing and Payload are drones. There's no "unique" marking on the CCG, though, so who can say? -hx 13:20, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure that works given characters like Shockwave (Movie) who is definately a unique character. Plus, the Allspark game has established that basically: "face = Autobot" and "lens = Decepticon," of course the toyline has promptly contridicted this by giving us a Decepticon Dropkick with a face. I think one of the biggest questions is: Are these sigular living characters coexisting with armies of Drones based on their design OR Are these singular living characters in one branch of the Movie continuity family and armies of Drones in others? Character and Drone versions coexist or not?--ZacWilliam 15:49, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Dropkick is an individual-- with a common bodytype.
All those 'bots on Battle for the Allspark- aren't called Dropkick, they all have unique names.
The game proper establishes that the legions of lookalikes can have different color schemes-- but the tech limitations of the online game don't permit this.
Really- the only question remaining is whether those legions of lookalikes are sparked transformers, or drones. The only drone-user we know of in the moviverse is Mainframe. (I suspect the answer is that theyr'e all individuals, and that'll be established by getting recolors.) -Derik 16:06, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
The game refers to the "generics" on both sides as drones. --M Sipher 19:57, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

So the generics on both sides are unliving drones EXCEPT for the one living and named character of each design who gets a toy (each side picked a few of their warriors and then used their design as the basis for Drones maybe?). Then if they ARE seperate things as we've just setablished then should we not have seperate Dropkick (Decepticon) and Dropkick (drone) pages just like we have seperate Gnaw and Sharkticon pages and seperate Tankor and Tank Drone pages?--ZacWilliam 20:29, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Ehn. Personally, I'm willing to treat these as we do the Omnicons, have the bio of the toy-guy then end with the traditional "sometimes there are lots of him". I mean, we don't have separate pages for the Spy Streak or Blastcharge drones... and Gnaw actually did stuff of somewhat note as his own character. If it weren't for that DW portrayal, I wouldn't have bothered separating Gnaw from the Sharkticon page. --M Sipher 20:39, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

I suspect that we're gonna get more drone stuff eventually, but I'm willign to wait until then to make the decision. Once they've done enough to merit a separate article, split them off. -Derik 07:56, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Caption for Toy

Just wondering, would it be too long if we added a little something to it?

"His Decepticon symbol can be seen from space. It's the Perfect Disguise!"
Because, seriously, he doesn't really seem like he's trying very hard. "Hhhhhhmm, that truck has a large and very clear Decepticon Symbol on it. But surely no Decepticon would be That Dumb?"Shadow Mask Prime 14:58, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
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