Colorlabs Backbone Theme and WordPress 3.5

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After much head scratching and nudges from others I found the reason why the sliders and the dropdown menu stopped working in the backbone theme when I upgraded to WP3.5

Because the theme is called Backbone, they naturally called their javascript set up file backbone.js

WordPress 3.5 adds a different backbone.js to core:

http://wpdaily.co/tag/backbone-js/

in theme-js.php you have:
wp_enqueue_script( 'backbone', trailingslashit( get_template_directory_uri() ) . 'includes/js/backbone.js', array('jquery') );

That never gets loaded, presumably as it conflicts with the WP core.

I renamed the themes backbone.js file and edited that line:

wp_enqueue_script( 'backbonetheme', trailingslashit( get_template_directory_uri() ) . 'includes/js/backbonetheme.js', array('jquery') );

All is now working again....