Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
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
Nightstalker saw his first toy release in 2012 with Twincast and Cybertron Stripes. The Encore reissue is a black redeco of the 1986 Steeljaw and the cassette mode detailing is identical to Jaguars (Ravage) design. Nightstalker also came with Jaguars waist weapons.
Masterpiece Nightstalkers cassette mode design is near identical in design to Masterpiece Jaguar but is closer in design to the original toy as it features the text "Japan" and the capacity "60". The lion mode has good articulation for a figure this size however the waist weapons let the figure down. However considering these figures are identical in size to the original G1 cassettes it is a testament to the design team who incorporated the weapons in with the actual figures rather than having separate accessories.
Nightstalker (Translated from the instruction pamphlet)
Motto: “For the noble mission and life!”
Nightstalker is a Cassettebot serving as bodyguard and escort to senior Cybertron officials and dignitaries. A serious individual loyal to his superiors, no matter who he is guarding, he will lay down his own life in order to protect them. The Destron warrior Jaguar is a former partner and colleague who protected the same dignitaries; they both share similar abilities. With excellent high sensitivity sensors his covert activity can be shrouded in the darkness by generating an electromagnetic radiation field, allowing him to silently and skilfully defend his escort subject and himself from any dangers. He has the ability to harden his bodies surface and in emergencies his body will act as an impenetrable barrier both protecting his escort subject and himself. If attacked he will use his waist Spear Missile Launcher with rear detection capabilities. Also as a last resort to protect his subjects, he has a built in self-destruct device. Although he hoped never to use it, it became a symbol for Nightstalker of his strong sense of duty.
Appearance: Cassette Mode (Translated from the instruction pamphlet)
Each member of the Cassettebot / Cassettetron unit has the ability to transform into cassette recording media. As well as being housed in the chest of their leader who is the sound system, while stored, they can communicate with each other sharing senses and collected information. It can be said in the world of the Transformers, their small size can be a negative however a mysterious bond between the sound system and cassette has been created, an almost symbiotic relationship.
Nightstalker 22, Transformers Encore (2012, Takara Tomy)
Nightstalker MP-15/16-E, Transformers Masterpiece (2017, Takara Tomy)
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