Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Masterpiece Sunstreaker MP-39

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-39 Cybertron Warrior / Sunstreaker
Function: Warrior
Motto: "They can't beat the best!"
Sunstreaker is an egotist. He believes himself to be the most beautiful thing on earth. His polymer steel body has only strengthened his vanity. Transforms into the same Countach LP500S as his brother Lambor with strong armour and battle technology; as his name suggests he runs the battlefield like the streaking light from a sun.
STR...5; INT...6; SPD...7; END...8; RNK...5; CRG...7; FBL...7; SKL...6

Monday, 26 November 2018

Masterpiece Cordon MP-42

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-42 Cybertron Reserve Trooper Cordon
Function: Reserve Trooper
Motto: “My body knows best”
A Cybertron who was convicted following an indiscretion. Because of his misdemeanour he was not imprisoned but sent to a planet with a new human settlement and ordered to carry out community service. Despite his youthful appearance and immaturity, surprisingly he has a wide range of talent, excelling at everything he puts himself forward for. Among other things his cooking for humans is unrivalled. His long forgotten past is linked to these abilities.
STR...6; INT...7; SPD...7; END...5; RNK...4; CRG...7; FBL...3; SKL...10

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Masterpiece Cheetus (Beast Wars) MP-34

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-34 Cybertron Jungle Patrol / Cheetus (Beast Wars)
Function: Jungle Patrol
Height: 2.3m (In Robot Mode)
Weight: 1.5t (In Robot Mode)
Cheetus is a young Cybertron warrior who as his name suggests, turns into a Cheetah. In beast mode, he boasts speeds of up to 300 km/h which he uses to hi advantage when undertaking patrols and reconnaissance missions. Occasionally causes trouble when running into action before thinking. Can be disobedient but he is still growing and learning lessons as a Cybertron.
STR:6; INT:5; SPD:10; END:8; RNK:6; CRG:9; FBL:7; SKL:7

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Masterpiece Dinobot (Beast Wars) MP-41

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-41 Cybertron Frontline Combat Dinobot (Beast Wars)
Function: Specialised Combatant
Height: 2.9m (In Robot Mode)
Weight: 1.7t (In Robot Mode)
A Cybertron Frontline Combat specialist who transforms into a raptor (Velociraptor). Originally a Destron but walked away from them after he lost a confrontation with Megatron. After challenging Convoy to fight for leadership, his abilities were recognised and he became a friend. He lives by survival of the fittest, yet deep in his spark he is a proud warrior. Before anyone else he realises Megatron’s true intentions and heads into battle to protect the future of humanity.
STR:8; INT:5; SPD:9; END:5; RNK:6; CRG:9; FBL:6; SKL:6

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Masterpiece Wingthing MP-15/16-E

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-15/16-E Wingthing
Function: Autonomous Weapon
When commanded by his master he will disrupt photons using the Photon-Negator in his eyes to distort his enemies vision.
STR...5; INT...6; SPD...4; END...7; RNK...1; CRG...6; FBL...9; SKL...6

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Starscream (Reissue, 2018)

Function: Air Commander
Motto: "Conquest is made of the ashes of one's enemies."
Seeks to replace Megatron as leader. Ruthless, cold-blooded, cruel...considers himself the most sophisticated and handsome of Decepticons. Believes Decepticons should rely more on guile and speed rather than brute force to defeat Autobots. Fastest flyer of group: can reach mach 2.8 and an altitude of 52 miles. Shoots cluster bombs and null-rays which disrupt the flow of electricity. Very good at what he does, but sometimes overrates himself.
STR:7; INT:8; SPD:9; END:7; RNK:5; CRG:8; FPR:10; SKL:7

Monday, 27 August 2018

Masterpiece Enemy MP-15/16-E

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-15/16-E Enemy
Function: Reactionary Soldier
His preferable strategy is relentlessly aiming at what his opponent holds dear. Baits the other Destrons into hating him by keeping his distance and being uncooperative.
STR...4; INT...8; SPD...2; END...8; RNK...2; CRG...9; FPR...3; SKL...7

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Baldigus UW-EX (Unite Warriors, 2017)

UW-EX Baldigus
Combat Specialist
The purpose of Baldigus is the reunion of the Destrongers, an elite troop resurrected by their leader, Devil Gigatron. The Combatrons who were successful escaping jail on Planet Seibertron were completely reformatted into new bodies to become even greater Combat Specialists. They now challenge the Cybertrons as a cruel combat group who will use any means necessary to attain victory.
STR...10; INT...8; SPD...8; END...10; RNK...9; CRG...10; FBL...10; SKL...8

Monday, 16 July 2018

Hot Rod (Reissue, 2018)

Function: Cavalier
Motto: "My actions speak louder than words."
Hot Rod is an all-American-boy Autobot. He's a typical adolescent who dreams of being heroic and important. He tends to follow to rules too closely. Although he means well, hot rod's impulsive actions often get him into trouble. He carries two photon lasers that temporarily electro-magnatize an enemy robot's microcircuits. Speed 120 mph. Range: 400 miles. He can be hot-headed, but he's always a well-meaning, admirable lad and a brave and honourable fighter.
STR:10; INT:10; SPD:9; END:10; RNK:10; CRG:6.5; FPR:8; SKL:10

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Browning D-308 (G1, 1988)

Profile (Translated from the back of the box)
Browning D-308
Function: Gunman
Transformation: Pistol
Ability: As a robot, he is made to scale to humans. In pistol form, he cannot attack by himself, but can deliver a tremendous blow to his enemies making use of the power from the person holding him.
Weapon: Sniper Shot
Final Attack: "Capsule Burst" - Depending on the circumstance, he can discharge various types of capsules.
STR:7; INT:4; SPD:5; END:8; RNK:4; CRG:6; FPR:9; SKL:8

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Masterpiece Ultra Magnus MP-2

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-2 Cybertron City Commander / Ultra Magnus
Function: Cybertron City Commander
Motto: “Consistency is victory.”
You can call Ultra Magnus all soldier throughout. Courageous with excellent combat skills and is an inspiration on the battlefield. Ultra Magnus has it all but is most comfortable when carrying out orders given by Commander Convoy. When authority is placed on his shoulders, Ultra Magnus feels burdened by the mantle of leadership.
STR...9; INT...9; SPD...6; END...8; RNK...8; CRG...9; FPR...6; SKL...8

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Masterpiece Barricade MPM-5

Barricade is one of the enduring characters from the live action Transformers movies albeit he was absent in "Revenge of The Fallen", only seen in footage in "Age of Extinction" and is reportedly one of the antagonists in the upcoming Transformers Bumblebee movie.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rodimus MP-40

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-40 Cybertron Cavalier Targetmaster Hot Rodimus
● Function: Cavalier
● Motto: “My actions speak louder than words.”
● Profile
Hot Rodimus is a young Cybertron warrior who dreams of becoming a hero. His youthful impulsive behaviour can put him at a disadvantage, but he is brave and conscientious, worthy of his Cavalier title. With his partner Firebolt, who transforms into an Electrostatic Discharge Rifle, he can temporarily electro magnetise Destrons micro-circuitry.
STR…10; INT…10; SPD…9; END…10; RNK…10; CRG…7; FBL…10; SKL…10

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Masterpiece Convoy (Beast Wars) Legendary Leader Ver. MP-38

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-38 Cybertron Commander / Convoy (Beast Wars) Legendary Leader Ver.
Function: Supreme Commander
Height: 2.8m (Robot Mode)
Weight: 2.0t (Robot Mode)
The Legendary Supreme Commander Convoy, crossed time after being summoned by a Cybertron Warrior. In this far future on the planet Gaia during battle with Majin Zarak, his Energon Matrix shone red within his chest from being inspired by the future Cybertrons. After their victory, he bid his farewell to the future Cybertrons and then returned once again to the Beast Wars.
STR:10; INT:10; SPD:10; END:10; RNK:10; CRG:10; FBL:10; SKL:10

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Gadep (e-Hobby Exclusive, 2008)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
64 Gadep
Function: Urban Defence Robot
Transformation: Defence Facilities
Ability: Gadep obeys the one who activates him demonstrating unparalleled offensive capabilities. His head is his weak point, but his body is still able to be controlled without it.
Character: Gadep is a guardian of the ancient Seibertronian cities. Has no ability to think for himself.
Weapons: Claw Arm

Monday, 7 May 2018

Magnificus & Ga'Mede (e-Hobby exclusive, 2005)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
68 Destron / Joint Force Magnificus & Ga’mede
Status: Outcast (Magnificus)
Function: Volunteer Soldier (Ga’mede)
Transformation: Tank / Tech Bay
Once the military consul of the Destron-controlled territory Mebion, Magnificus was snared in a cunning ruse by high-ranking Destrons envious of his position, and forced to become a pit fighter in the distant reaches of the galaxy. His partner, Ga’mede, was a member of the royal family of Planet Xeptos of the subatomic microcosmos, but was rescued into the macrocosmos by Magnificus’s matter-enlarging scope just as he faced execution after an internal feud. Soon forming an unspoken bond of trust fueled by their similar experiences, the two traversed countless battlefields and badlands, amassing sufficient wealth and armaments for the day when they would exact merciless revenge on those who betrayed Magnificus.
Weapons: Zero-Point Cannon, Ion Rifle, Spear Gun (Magnificus)
Weapons: Pulsar Rifle, Magno-Gun, High Frequency Machete (Ga'Made)
STR:10; INT:10; SPD:5; END:10; RNK:8; CRG:10; FPR:10; SKL:10; TTL: 73

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Masterpiece Convoy (Beast Wars) MP-32

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-32 Cybertron General Commander / Convoy (Beast Wars)
Function: General Commander
Height: 2.8m (Robot Mode)
Weight: 2.0t (Robot Mode)
Convoy, the General Commander of the Cybetrons, transforms into a gorilla. Powerful with a sense of justice; he was unexpectedly drawn into a battle against the Destrons led by Megatron. Still an inexperienced leader, he grows in maturity together with his companions. With the secrets of an unknown alien planet, Megatrons ambitions along with a variety of mysteries and speculation, they are swept into the battle of the Beast Wars.
STR...10; INT...10; SPD...10; END...10; RNK...10; CRG...10; FBL...10; SKL...10

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Masterpiece Bumblebee MPM-3

MPM-3 Masterpiece Bumblebee is a shared release between Hasbro and Takara Tomy, released first by Hasbro as a Toys R Us exclusive in North America. Bumblebee is based on his appearance in the 2007 movie, however the car mode is not entirely the same version seen in the film.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Twincast 22 (Encore, 2012)

22 Cybertron Correspondant Twincast
Function: Correspondent (Cassettebot Leader)
Transformation: Double-Cassette Tape Deck
Ability: Able to detect the weakest of radio signals. Stores Cassettebots in his chest.
Character: Primary goal is to defeat Soundblaster. Considers adding the Cassettrons to his team if he achieves that goal.
Weapons: Electro-Scrambler Gun, Sound Power
STR…8; INT...8; SPD...2; END...9; RNK...7; CRG...9; FPR...7; SKL...8; TTL...58

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
Adept at covert activity with his high sensitivity sensors and electromagnetic radiation field allowing him to silently defend himself and closely guard his escort.
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)
89 Destron Aerospace Warrior Sunstorm
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.
Weapon(s): 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
Has an advanced sense of smell and excellent leg strength, performs exceptionally well in guerrilla 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.