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.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Sharktron & Sweeps LG44 (Legends, 2017)

Profile (Translated from the instruction sheet)
LG44 Sharktron & Sweeps / Sharkticon
Sharktrons do not have a high degree of intelligence but their destructive impulses are as good as any other Destron. Especially when in large groups their ferocity make the Cybertrons tremble. They have previously been sighted in certain areas but after the great war they have been seen all over the universe; there is now Cybertron research that suggests that Unicron is responsible for their ecology. As the Sharktrons are all identical, much like the Sweeps, they seem to get on well.
STR:6.5; INT: 3; SPD: 4; END: 7.5; RNK: 2; CRG: 8; FBL: 4.5; SKL: 4.5

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Masterpiece Grapple MP-35

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-35 Cybertron Architect Grapple
Function: Architect
Motto: “Beauty is in everything except war.”
Architecture is his art, Grapples work on Seibertron was so highly regarded that his technology was used for war which deeply distressed. Humble yet proud of his duties. He hates it when buildings are destroyed in battle, leaving him in a depressed place severely weakening his offensive capability.
STR:8; INT:8; SPD:3; END:4; RNK:7; CRG:7; FBL:7; SKL:9

Friday, 22 December 2017

Masterpiece Lambor MP-12+

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-12+ Cybertron Warrior / Lambor
Function: Warrior
Motto: “I don't break rules, I bend them - a lot!"
Lambor is a warrior with respect for justice and dedication to the mission. On the other hand he will take reckless action to ensure the mission is accomplished. He has the ability to transform into an Earthen Lamborghini Countach LP500S. Capable of aerial combat allowing him to fight neck and neck with the Jetrons. Quite often as a result of his careless behaviour he is under the care of the doctor, Ratchet.
STR:6; INT:7; SPD:7; END:7; RNK:5; CRG:10; FBL:3; SKL:6

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Black Convoy D-012 (Car Robots, 2000)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Black Convoy D-012
Destronger Dark Commander
Transforms into a tanker truck. His amazing physical resemblance to Fire Convoy is the result of a simultaneous scanning of a tanker truck and Fire Convoy, but besides that, he seems to have a number of secrets yet hidden. His tanker portion can split apart, unfolding to become a battle base that boasts enough firepower to equal 12 Combatrons. Black Convoy specialises in swordsmanship, and is after not only Fire Convoy's head, but Gigatron's as well.
STR:10; INT: 10; SPD: 10; END: 8; RNK: 10; CRG: 10; FPR: 10; SKL: 10

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Black Convoy LGEX (Legends, 2017)

Profile (Translated from the instruction sheet)
LGEX Black Convoy
Dark Commander
With his complete belief that he will make flowers of evil bloom, Black Convoy walks the path of evil. Not many Destron soldiers would be foolish enough to follow such a serious evil individual. Black Convoys ambition to resurrect the elite Destronger army may yet be far from being realised.
STR:10; INT: 10; SPD: 10; END: 8; RNK: 10; CRG: 10; FBL: 10; SKL: 10