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Light Units are a type of Decepticlone from the Transformers (PS2) video game in the Unicron Trilogy continuity family.
LightUnit-render

Don't get attached, he won't last long.

Light Units are the most common cannon fodder foot soldier variety of Decepticlone. They are described as "cheap" and "easy to manufacture", hence their large numbers. Light Units are the weakest humanoid-shaped type with minimal armour and firepower, they also possess only rudimentary intelligence and combat skill. Although small in both size and threat, Light Units are effective in groups, but only when a Medium Unit or Command Unit is present to give orders. Should their squad leader be destroyed, Light Units have a tendency to quickly become disorganized. Their reaction time is very poor, not noticing approaching Autobot vehicles until they are right on top of them.

Light Units' only weapon is a small laser-blaster in place of their right hand. This weapon is somewhat ineffective. However, Light Units will not waver from attacking once they have located a target; the only thing that will make them cease is their own destruction. This means that, if ignored, a Light Unit can chip away at an Autobot's armor considerably. Light Units can still be used as "runners" to acquire reinforcements, but they are not as fast as Medium Units. Light Units keep on fighting regardless of what goes on around them (such as getting a Limpet mine stuck to them) or how many of their comrades are destroyed. If a Light Unit tries to engage in melee combat with an Autobot, they are easily batted away. In the starship, if you looked, you could find a black larger version of them, but it never took off.


ToysEdit

AttacktixEdit

Decepticlone-Attacktix

Overcompensation

  • Decepticlone (Booster, 2006)
Attacktix ID number: TF03
Faction: Decepticon
Class: Trooper
Special: Attackback - 4/26 (15%) success ratio
Point Cost: 10
Base Speed: 4
Attack Type: Shooter (Small Missile)
The Light Unit model is the base for the only currently-existing Decepticlone toy, from the Transformers Attacktix series. The figure's Attackback Special Power provides any of your Decepticon figures an immediate free move and attack.
Despite being a small-based figure with a large arm the Decepticlone is surprisingly well-balanced. He's especially difficult to knock down when supporting himself with his launcher arm in a 'tripod' configuration. The Decepticlone figure has 4 points of articulation; shoulders, waist and head.


Decepticlone-Attacktix v2

Does your spark pulse true for the red, white, and blue?

  • Starter Set (Starter Set, 2006)
Attacktix ID number: P01
Faction: Decepticon
Class: Trooper
Special: Rally - 4/26 (15%) success ratio
Point Cost: 10
Base Speed: 4
Attack Type: Shooter (Small Missile)
A white and red redeco of the Decepticlone piece was available only in a Wal-Mart exclusive release of the Series 1 Starter Set, which also contained Overhaul, Dirt Boss, and Skyblast in both robot and vehicle modes.
His new Rally power allows Decepticlone to bring another figure back from the graveyard.


Attacktixdecepticlone3

Third time is apparently not the charm.

  • Decepticlone (Booster, 2007)
Faction: Decepticon
Class: Trooper
Special: Shootback
Point Cost: 10
Base Speed: 4
Attack Type: Shooter (Small Missile)
A third redeco has been seen in catalogues and promotional displays for the second series of Transformers Attacktix, but is as-yet unreleased.
Unicron-canceled

Proceed on your way to oblivion.
This item has been canceled, with no current plans for release.



NotesEdit

Light-unit proto

Lower your shields and surrender your ships.

  • Early designs for the game had the Light Units capable of transforming into a box-like storage form. However, like several other ideas, this did not make it to the final version of the game.
  • Early promotional images had gray Light Units, not purple. None of the 3 Decepticlone toys is in either of these color schemes.

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