Sunday, 1 April 2018

Masterpiece Sunstorm MP-11S

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-11S Sunstorm
Function: Aerospace Soldier
Motto: “You must soar the heights to reach the heavens.”
Sunstorm is a powerful soldier, uses demonic-like forces to manipulate the sun. He has no interest in the supremacy of the Destrons but saw from a distance Starscream’s magnificent attire during his coronation which sparked his desire for transcendence. He has imitated the attire of champions as an expression of his vanity as well as a practical function with it being able to enhance his control of fusion power.
STR:6; INT:6; SPD:9; END:7; RNK:5; CRG:8; FBL:9; SKL:7

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Browning M1910 MC-07 (Micro Change)

Gun Robo Browning M1910 was first released in Japan under the Micro Change toyline in 1983. As its name suggests the figure is based on a real gun called FN (Fabrique Nationale) Model 1910 designed by John Browning, an American firearms designer. The gun was produced in Belgium between 1910 and 1983.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Masterpiece Nightstalker MP-15/16-E

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Shogun
With high sensitivity sensors his covert activity can be shrouded in the darkness by generating an electromagnetic radiation field, allowing him to silently defend himself and his escort subject from any dangers.
STR:6; INT:7; SPD:5; END:6; RNK:6; CRG:10; FPR:7; SKL:9

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Sunstorm 89 (e-Hobby exclusive, 2003)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Sunstorm 89
Function: Aerospace Warrior
Transformation: Jet Fighter
Ability: Created with a built-in fusion reactor running at higher than original efficiency, he can use it as a weapon to generate intense light and heat or other powerful electromagnetic waves. These energy emissions are constantly radiating from his body, inducing negative effects in his nearby team-mates' internal systems, so unless he provides rigorously secure shielding, he is only rarely included in unit activities. His top atmospheric speed is 2400 km/h, while he can reach 16000 km/h in outer space. Sunstorm is secretly convinced he is a supernatural being, and his frequent flashes of bizarre speech and behaviour tend to keep his comrades at an excessive distance.
Weapons: Gamma-Ray Laser Cannons, Burst Missiles.
STR:6; INT:6; SPD:9; END:7; RNK:5; CRG:8; FPR:9; SKL:7; TTL: 57

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Masterpiece Cybertron Stripes MP-15/16-E

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Cybertron Stripes
Function: Battle Beast
His advanced sense of smell and excellent leg strength enables him the ability to perform well during guerilla warfare.
STR:9; INT:2; SPD:5; END:8; RNK:2; CRG:9; FBL:3; SKL:7

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Grapple (G1, 1985)

Function: Architect
Motto: "Beauty is in everything except war."
On Cybertron his buildings are considered works of art...on earth his ideas limited by war. Takes pride in his work, prone to severe depression if they're destroyed in battle. As a crane can lift up to 35-ton object and position it with precision and grace. As robot has high-temperature arc-welder rifle...can launch rockets 4.5 miles from wrist sockets. Prone to breakdowns in vehicle mode.
STR:8; INT: 8; SPD: 3; END: 4; RNK: 7; CRG: 7; FPR: 7; SKL: 9

Saturday, 10 February 2018

GiG's Diaclone & Trasformers (Part 6: Crono Trasformer)

Crono Trasformer Magazine advert (Source: eBay)

In late 1984 / early 1985 GiG released 5 of the watches from Takara's Watch-Q toyline. These figures were not directly from Watch-Q but were repackaged from Takaras 1984 Kronoform Time Machine line, one of which was from the Diakron line up. Similarly with the Kronoform versions, the sticker sheets that came with the watches have the Watch-Q branding.