Monday 27 March 2017

Meister 06 (Transformers Collection, 2002)

(Profile Translated from the character card)
06 Cybertron Lieutenant Meister
Function: Cybertron Lieutenant, Assistant to Convoy
Transformation: Racing Car
Ability: Carries a Photon Rifle and Spectrum Beam. Has a high performance stereo speaker system and is able to confuse enemies with light and sound displays.
Character: A competent Cybertron, his love and knowledge of Earth's culture allow him to safely undertake dangerous missions.
STR…5; INT...9; SPD...7; END...7; RNK...8; CRG...9; FPR...5; SKL...10; TTL...60

Sunday 26 March 2017

Ironhide Protect Black (e-Hobby exclusive, 2008)

Profile (Translated from the extended bio)
Ironhide Protect Black
Function: Cybertron Guard Member
Motto: “Circuits are no substitute for gut!”

Ironhide is a member of the Cybertrons and maintains a lot of influence. He has a youthful enthusiasm and tends to be quite militant. One of his duties is guarding Supreme Commander Convoy. After battles, Ironhide is conscious of how the conflict affects the Earth. His duty not only has him disguised from the criminal earthlings, but also from the Destron army. He covered himself in a jet-black colour in order to increase his protection capacity of Convoy. His fellow Cybertron soldier companions have whispered that he got the idea from Men in Black style vehicles, however he has seen a few black pick up trucks around town.

He has increased his trithyllium steel skin's durability by coating his armour with a composite gel metal. This allows him to immediately self repair minor injuries. His mobile artillery has increased 25% allowing him to protect the Supreme Commander Convoy with ease and enabling a swift counter offensive. He can handle the roughest of terrains using his three legged marauder mode.

Sunday 12 March 2017

GiG's Diaclone & Trasformers (Part 3: Trasformer Auto Robot)

The yellow version of Countach LP 500S (Source: eBay)

After completing their run of Takara's initial Diaclone figures in 1983 (see Part 2), the following year in 1984 GiG released their version of the Diaclone Car Robot line up. "Car" in Italian translates as "Auto", so these releases were renamed "Auto Robot", the name Diaclone was removed and instead they were re-branded under the name "Trasformer".

Thursday 2 March 2017

Masterpiece Ratchet MP-30

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-30 Cybertron Medic / Ratchet
Function: Medic
Motto: “You break it, I'll remake it.”
Cybertron Medic Ratchet is a skilled technician and doctor responsible for repairing both his companions and their headquarters. Has a kind and gentle personality but can occasionally make harsh remarks, but this is because he worries about his friends. He is also an excellent warrior, capable of handling weapons as well as hand to hand combat. Supports his comrades in every aspect, from fighting in battle to treatment.
STR...4; INT...8; SPD...4; END...5; RNK...7; CRG...8; FBL...3; SKL...10