Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Fracture (RiD, 2015)


(Translated from TAV36 Fracture)
Profile:
Fracture is a Decepticon with ninja-like reflexes. Rival of Drift, a powerful Autobot warrior, their abilities are evenly matched. His cunning is superior to Steeljaw and is more intelligent than most Autobots. Additionally Fracture works alongside 2 Microns and carries out missions which would normally have been impossible for him to do so alone. Fracture is a Decepticon who certainly poses a direct threat to the Autobots.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Starscream (RiD, 2016)



(Profile translated from TAV62 Starscream)
Starscream is a Decepticon Commander. An intelligent and knowledgeable former scientist who has been chasing down the Autobot warriors utilising a variety of schemes. Ruthless and cunning, he will even sacrifice allies as part of his strategy; fellow Decepticons condemn his actions. As an enemy he is an unpredictable opponent. He is the worst Decepticon warrior so far to face Team Bumblebee.


Saturday, 24 December 2016

Megatron (Classics Voyager, 2006)




Motto: "Lesser creatures are the playthings of my will."
Megatron is the most feared and powerful leader in the history of Cybertron. His might is legendary, and his name is spoken only in whispers. He will stop at nothing in his drive to conquer the universe. So great is his will to power that even his own followers are little more to him than fuel for his war machine, and his enemies are less than the dust he grinds beneath his heel. He is always at the front of any Decepticon charge, soaring into the sky and vaporizing enemy positions with his anti-proton pulse cannon. The mere sight of his snarling face is enough to break the spirit of many an Autobot.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Quillfire (RiD, 2016)



(Profile translated from the card back of TAV39)
Function: Revolutionary Warrior
Profile:
Quillfire was renowned as a revolutionary on planet Cybertron. Has great pride and would carve his signature at the scene of his crime as proof it was him. His stand out feature are the spikes on his back. Not only are they projectile weapons, they also contain poisons which can affect enemies in a variety of ways. When Bumblebee received an attack he became like a human child and pestered the Autobots no end. Though Quillfire has different characteristics to the other Decepticons, he is no less a threat to the Autobots.
STR:6; INT:4; SPD:7; END:7; RNK:4; CRG:6; FBL:5; SKL:5; TTL:44


Monday, 19 December 2016

Ultra Magnus C-69 Movie Preview Version (2001)



C-69 Cybertron City Commander Ultra Magnus (Character Card Translation)
Function: City Commander
Transformation: Carrier Trailer
Ability: A well balanced warrior, combining combat ability, courage, and adaptability on the battlefield.
Character: Decisive, fair and courageous; an exemplary City Commander demonstrating his abilities by following Commander Convoys orders.
Weapons: Super Blaster Gun; Missile Launcher
STR…9; INT...9; SPD...6; END...8; RNK...8; CRG...9; FPR...6; SKL...8; TTL...63

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Masterpiece Delta Magnus MP-31


Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-31 Cybertron Vanguard Commander / Delta Magnus
Function: Vanguard Commander
Motto: “A lie has glorious potential”
Profile:
Delta Magnus’ mission was to maintain peace throughout the galaxy and was seen as a saviour to many planets inhabitants. Even before Convoy became the Cybertron Commander, stories of Delta Magnus’ exploits were well known. This legendary hero has kept one secret he has never shared. At one point he was invited to be Earth's City Commander but he declined the offer. The Cybertrons stationed on Earth knew of the ancient times and Delta Magnus was afraid his deep secret would be discovered.
STR:9; INT:8; SPD:6; END:9; RNK:9; CRG:9; FBL:7; SKL:8


Sunday, 20 November 2016

Rodimus Major (Commemorative Series, 2002)



Function: Warrior
Motto: "My actions speak louder than words."
Rodimus Major is a typical adolescent who dreams of being heroic and important. Although he means well, his impulsive actions often get him into trouble. Carries two photon lasers that temporarily electromagnetize an enemy robot's microcircuits. An enthusiastic and idealistic thrill-seeker who often acts like the immature adolescent he is. Can be hot-headed, but is brave, admirable and an honourable fighter. 'Major' is an honorary title bestowed on Autobots who exhibit great potential.


Sunday, 13 November 2016

Technobots (G1, 1987)


Function: Super Warrior
Motto: "Complete data analysis is essential for the synthesis of successful strategy."
He always makes the right choice...but takes several minutes to make it, since he first completely analyses input from the five Technobots who comprise him. Has great strength, equipped with data processing, communications, radar equipment. Uses Scattershot's automatic acid-pellet gun. Chooses his words with great care and precision - when Computron talks, everyone listens.



Sunday, 30 October 2016

Powermaster Optimus Prime (Titans Return, 2016)


Optimus Prime will stand against any threat. Autobot Apex helps him face the enemies that even the Autobot Commander cannot face alone. The Titan Master carries a portion of the spark - and power - of Optimus Prime, increasing the legendary warrior's already immense strength, speed, and intelligence.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Masterpiece Sunstorm MP-05 (Hasbro)



Fly too close to the sun and you'll get burned. Get too close to Sunstorm, and you'll be dissolved into a puddle of liquid scrap. The maniacal warrior's radiation-emitting armor has the power to melt the metal of nearby bots, disabling their circuits and scrambling their brain module in the process. Some might say this is a quirk of science - a glitch that triggered a reaction when Sunstorm was forged. Sunstorm himself would say it's something more: a gift from higher power that he must use on those who deserve to feel his wrath. That might be a little much, but do you really want to argue with him?


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Galvatron LG23 (Legends, 2016)




Profile: (Translated from the instruction manual)
Megatron the Emperor of Destruction was renewed and resurrected into Galvatron, the new Emperor of Destruction. Reborn, his body is heavily armoured and can transform into a high speed jet allowing for long distance travel. His fusion cannon has astronomical power which increases in his Self Propelled Cannon mode; a formidable foe for the Cybertrons. Feared by the Destron warriors he reigns supreme as absolute ruler.


Saturday, 8 October 2016

Clampdown (RiD)




So far Clampdown has only been released as a Legion Class figure (discounting the non transformable Hero Mashers and Tiny Titans lines) in both Robots in Disguise and Transformers Adventure.


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Grandstand Convertors: Deltarian Shuttle



One of Omegatron’s back-up force led by the Deltarian Fighter, the Deltarian Shuttle is equally at home on land as a futuristic train or in the air as a space shuttle helping bring fuel and arms to other Convertors.


Monday, 26 September 2016

Masterpiece Bumble Red Body MP-21R



Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Intelligence Agent
Motto: "The least likely can be the most dangerous."
Profile:
Bumble is the smallest Cybertron warrior. His size however is an advantage as he's able to infiltrate where others are reluctant to go. Has exceptional vision enabling him to detect enemy sensors in hostile territory. Although he lacks the speed and strength, Bumble admires Commander Convoy and is always keen to make the effort in order to be recognised.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Optimus Prime (G1, 1984)



Function: Autobot Leader

Motto: "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."

Optimus Prime is the largest, strongest and wisest of all Autobots. His role is to protect all life in the fight to defeat the Decepticons. Splits into three autonomous modules: 1) Optimus Prime...the brain centre known as the commander, 2) Roller, the Autobot scout car...a spy who operates up to 1200 miles away, 3) Autobot headquarters...the combat deck equipped with a versatile mechanic/artillery robot. Injury to one module is felt by the other two.



Sunday, 4 September 2016

Zap Trap 75 (e-Hobby Exclusive, 2004)



Function: Hunter / Seeker
Transformation: Stag Beetle
Ability: One form of clone soldier created by the Insectrons. Possess only extremely limited intelligence themselves, but are capable of conducting skillful pursuit activities under the remote control their template, the electronic warfare specialist Shrapnel. Use the 40,000-volt electrical bursts from their twin horns for making ambushes to capture or destroy enemies. Instantly disintegrate into nothing if Shrapnel's control beams are intercepted, a weakness shared by all the other Insecticlones.
Weapons: Gamma Ray Detonator, Grenade Launchers


Sunday, 28 August 2016

Salvo 74 (e-Hobby Exclusive, 2004)



Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Hunter / Seeker
Transformation: Beetle
Ability: One form of clone soldier created by the Insecticons. Their template, the psychological warfare expert Bombshell, creates them by destroying machinery with his "insecti-shells," then exposing the resulting wreckage to his Electronic Clone Beams. These Salvo units are equipped with the same abilities and weaponry as Bombshell, but haven't the intelligence to handle advanced tactics or special skills. They are therefore hardwired to invade enemy territory and bombard all equipment there en masse.
Weapons: Assault Mortar, Twin Ion Impulse Blaster, Dart Guns

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Shot Hole 73 (e-Hobby Exclusive, 2004)



Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Invader
Transformation: Grasshopper
Ability: One form of the clone soldiers mass-produced by the Insectrons' self-replicating capability. Possesses almost no individual personality or thinking capacity, instead acting in a swarm with its identical clones. Furnished with physical abilities equal to its original template, the espionage operative Kickback, but conversely, has extremely low intelligence. Invades enemy territories in great numbers, haphazardly destroying buildings, focusing purely on consuming resources and food and carrying them off as raw materials for Energon cubes.
Weapon: Electrothermic Blast Tube

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Sky Lynx (G1, 1986)



A powerful fighter. Self-centred and boastful. Fearless, daring, believes himself to be superior to many of his fellow Autobots. Shell-resistant and steel-reinforced hull can withstand enemy bombardment and extreme temperature variations. Possesses solar powered auxiliary engines. Acetylene blaster inside cockpit shoots 3000 degree flames. As space shuttle, has interplanetary travel capabilities - maximum speed 30,000 mph, range 40,000,000 miles.


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Grandstand Convertors: Alphatron



Alphatron is one of the most versatile of the Convertors because not only is he a fearsome warrior robot but also a complete force of 14 micro space-fighters. This great skill means that Alphatron can surround and entrap an enemy all on his own and then switch back to a robot to destroy them.


Saturday, 30 July 2016

Masterpiece Loudpedal MP-25L



Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Ultrasonic Engineer
Motto: ”To surpass agony, you can achieve ecstasy.”
Profile:
Uses ultrasound for a variety of tactics; although he is a soldier with great abilities, he was unfairly scored low for the Destron army. He is one of the leading musical talents in the galaxy, however his eccentricity and genius cause resentment. As the Destrons don't recognise artistic talent, his tech spec numerals do not correctly represent his true values.
STR:3, INT:3, SPD:6, END:4, RNK:3, CRG:2, FPR:4, SKL:2


Thursday, 21 July 2016

44 Magnum MC-11 (Micro Change)


The 44 Magnum was the only gun robo from Takaras Micro Change line never to be released in the Transformers toy line. Originally released in 1983 in Japan, the 44 Magnum Gun Robo was a very realistic version of the Smith & Wesson / S&W Model 29 hand gun - an alternate mode possibly chosen for its association with Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry film series.

44 Magnum also saw a release in GiGs Trasformer "Pistola Robot" line in 1984; like many of the releases in Italy it was identical to the Japanese release, however a red cap was glued to the end of the gun barrel for safety reasons.


Sunday, 17 July 2016

Tankor (Generations, 2014)




Tankor is a mountain of pure destructive force. Give him an objective and it's as good as done (and quite possibly crushed, smashed, or completely demolished). The Vehicon General doesn't have much for brainpower, but his skill in battle is nearly unrivaled.


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Masterpiece Ramjet MP-11NR



Translated from the Bio Card
Function: New Jetron Warrior
Motto: “If it flies, crash it!”
Profile
The Aerial Warrior Ramjet is one of the new members of the Jetrons. His delta wings give his jet transformation a characteristic look and he can fly up to mach 2.8. Boasts a strong body which can withstand any shock and in jet mode he specialises in ramming his opponents. The attack formation of the Jetrons is now the Cybertrons biggest threat.


Thursday, 16 June 2016

Masterpiece Ironhide MP-27



Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Security
Motto: “High tech circuitry is no replacement for guts.”
Profile:
Ironhide is the veteran amongst the other Cybertron warriors. Gruff, but a warrior with a strong sense of responsibility; in battle he is always on the front-line and is deeply trusted by Commander Convoy and his comrades. Skilled with many firearms; both adhesive and fire fighting agents can be fired from his arms as well as being able to launch a variety of armaments such as freeze rays.


Sunday, 12 June 2016

Trailbreaker (Encore, 2008)



Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Tactician
Transformation: 4WD Hilux
Ability: Can restrict radio transmissions and can form an impenetrable force field.
Character: Has a jovial nature and always cheers up fellow Cybertrons. His companions recognise his excellent defensive capability and courage.
Weapon(s): Missile


Saturday, 11 June 2016

Ironhide (Encore, 2007)



Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Security
Transformation: Onebox Wagon
Ability: Has a body of Trithlyllium steel skin making him invulnerable to almost any attack. Can fire instant liquid nitrogen from his fingertips.
Character: Next to Convoy, he is one of the oldest Cybertrons but he always fights at the forefront in battle.
Weapon(s): Mobile Artillery Rocket Launcher with Laser


Monday, 6 June 2016

Trailbreaker (G1, 1984)



Function: Defensive Strategist
Motto: "An Autobot is as good as the fuel in his tank."
Trailbreaker makes light of any situation, no matter how serious. Practical joker and cheerleader, but considers himself a liability to Autobots since he consumes the most fuel. Lacks self-esteem and often asks to be left behind. Projects nearly impenetrable invisible force-field. Can jam radio transmissions. Very slow. Often mopes about his handicaps, but his bravery and defensive prowess is unquestioned.


Monday, 30 May 2016

Takara's Watch-Q toy line (1984-1985)



Takara first introduced their Choro-Q line in 1978 which were small cars with pull back motors. This line extended to Takaras Microchange line in 1983 with such releases as MC-04 Porsche 944 (Cliffjumer) and VW Bug (Bumblebee) though these cars did not have a motor but could transform into robots.

Between 1984 and 1985, Takara released a wrist watch line with a take on their Choro-Q line, called Watch-Q. The Q in the title being an abbreviation of "cute".

Monday, 23 May 2016

Masterpiece Road Rage MP-26



Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Ground Air Combatant
Motto: “Red...is the colour of danger”
Profile
A bounty hunter from a remote quadrant who is deeply versed in the culture and customs of organic lifeforms. She was appointed as assistant and bodyguard to the Cybertron ambassador for Earth in appreciation for her knowledge. Usually cheerful yet assertive however when she runs the streets in vehicle mode, due to a chronic problem with her navigation protocols she becomes narrow minded and an aggressive driver. Capable of subsonic flight and can hover for short periods whilst in flight.


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Thunder Megazord (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)




Red Dragon Thunderzord
Age: 15 Millenia
Height: 103 Feet
Weight: 50,000 tons
Birthplace: Dragonia
Hobbies: Barbecuing the Enemies

Red Dragon Thunderzord is the new Zord of the Red Ranger and has the ability to instantly morph from Dragon mode into Warrior mode. This guy packs one heck of a punch. He is called upon in the heat of battle and most of the time he is declared the winner. All of the Power Ranger's enemies fear him and some say he is indestructible. He is one part of the new Thunderzord Assault Team to become the Awesome Thunder Megazord.

Thunderzord Assault Team
Age: 15 Millenia
Height: Varies
Weight: 250,000 tons combined
Birthplace: ???
Hobbies: Working together to win battles
The Thunderzord Assault Team is made up of four very powerful fighting machines which Zordon gave to the Power Rangers to help them battle against Lord Zedd's new monsters. Kimberly, the Pink Ranger, has the Firebird Thunderzord. Trini, the Yellow Ranger, has the Griffin Thunderzord. Zack, the Black Ranger, has the Black Lion Thunderzord and finally Billy, the Blue Ranger, has the Unicorn Thunderzord. These Thunderzords can combine with the Red Dragon Thunderzord to become the awesome Thunder Megazord.


Monday, 2 May 2016

Masterpiece Tracks MP-25




Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Warrior
Motto: “Looking good is what life is all about.”
Profile:
Tracks is a narcissist who idolizes his own body. He is passionate about Earth has a great admiration for humankind. Armed with a Black Beam Gun and a Heat Seeking Incendiary Launcher; he shames the Jetrons with his superior aerial techniques; a very dependable Cybertron Warrior.


Sunday, 17 April 2016

Lockdown (Age of Extinction, Deluxe)



Lockdown captures everything he tracks. Few of his targets have outmanoeuvred him, and even fewer have escaped his prisons. Now, the merciless bounty hunter has his sights set on the Autobots.


Monday, 28 March 2016

Masterpiece Grimlock MP-03 (Hasbro)


Weakness offends Grimlock. He considers none so weak as those who refuse to use their full strength to command victories. As a result, he's never had much respect for Optimus Prime. He barely even considers himself and his Dinobots to be part of the Autobot army most of the time. He only grudgingly helps the heroic Autobots because the tyranny of Megatron offends him even more than weakness. He longs for the day when Optimus Prime makes a final mistake, leaving a vacancy that Grimlock will be more than happy to fill.


Monday, 14 March 2016

Grandstand Convertors: Deltatron



A distant relation of Sigmatron and Betatron, Deltatron too has an everyday disguise - that of a powerful fighter plane. He is one of the slickest of the Convertors because he can convert automatically to a deadly motorised robot.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Grandstand Convertors: Silorg Warrior

Grandstand Convertors: "Silorg Warrior" (Source: eBay)

The Silorg Warrior is a soldier of fortune who joined the Convertors simply for money. Originally an android from a distant galaxy, he was invested by Omegatron with the special power to convert into a winged warrior or a bird-like fighter plane.


Saturday, 27 February 2016

Sideswipe (RiD)



Function: Sonic Speed Warrior
Profile
Sideswipe is the fastest fighter in the Autobot army. He was even running about on Planet Cybertron at blinding speed. Arrested by Strongarm, after subsequent events he found himself on Earth. He sets the mood for Team Bumblebee and is now recognised as an essential team player. Usually bright and cheerful but once engaged in battle with the Decepticons he uses his amazing agility and brilliant swordsmanship to have them at his mercy.

(Bio from the Takara Tomy release, TAV22)


Monday, 22 February 2016

Masterpiece Bluestreak MP-18B


Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Unknown
Motto: Unknown
A mysterious warrior coloured blue with a similar appearance to Streak acts independently in the Asia region. His behaviour, purpose and background are unknown. Transforms into a Nissan 280Z-T and works undercover blending in amongst the lives of ordinary people. He rarely appears in public in robot mode. In combat he specialises in long range attacks utilising his hand held rifle and shoulder cannons; tactful and brave when facing multiple enemies.


Saturday, 20 February 2016

Black Edition Legacy Megazord


Megazord Stats
Height: 333 ft.
Weight: 172,000 lbs.
Power: 50,000 megavolts
Weapons: Titanium Power Sword, Laser Emitting Eyes, Mammoth Shield, Power Punch Missiles, Thunder Cannons, and Pterodactyl Chest Plate.


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Gobots: Cop-Tur



Cop-Tur was the first Gobot I had when I was younger, although the version I have is technically called "Helicopter" nor is it technically a Gobot being from the European line Robo Machines with the designation RM-04.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Grandstand Convertors: Siclonoid



Siclonoid is one of the few Convertors whose everyday form is hideous and frightening. Because of this he has to be an expert in concealment to avoid being spotted by earthlings. He's so evil, Siclonoid must be approached with complete caution. He is one of the deadliest robot Convertors, capable of converting into a robotic tarantula, mosquito, or spider at a moment's notice.


Sunday, 3 January 2016

Masterpiece Bumble G-2 ver MP-21G



Profile (Trading Card)
Function: Intelligence Agent
Motto: "The least likely can be the most dangerous."
Bumble is the smallest Cybertron warrior; overcoming his small size he has been in countless battles and has grown to become a first class warrior. With his favourite weapon enhanced and equipped with a jet pack he is able to take part in aerial or ground activities. He is now one of the best Cybertron fighters.