Tuesday 31 December 2019

Cobalt Sentry 71 (e-Hobby Exclusive, 2005)

(Profile from e-Hobby.co.jp)
Destron Secret Police Force Cobalt Sentries
A public safety mechanism comprised of elite Destron soldiers. Every member wears blue armour, and they all keep watch on the maintenance of public order on occupied worlds or the activities of traitors within the Destron forces.

Sunday 29 December 2019

Masterpiece Smokescreen MP-19

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-19 Cybertron Tactician / Smokescreen
Function: Tactician
Motto: "A look can be deceiving; a touch can be lethal."
Specialises in diversionary tactics, dividing and isolating the enemy. On the battlefield he leads the enemy astray so they don't discover the Cybertron’s strategy. Even adopts a poker face during friendly conversations with his comrades, never revealing his true intentions. He is however charming, affable and trusted by his peers. In vehicle mode he emits a thick black smoke that sticks to metal.
STR...4; INT...8; SPD...7; END...5; RNK...6; CRG...8; FBL...6; SKL...9

Saturday 21 December 2019

Ectotron (Ghostbusters x Transformers, 2019)

Autobot Ectotron
Function: Paranormal Investigator
"When life splatters you with marshmallow goo, just go with it."
When the Ghostbusters need a ride to the next paranormal hotspot, it's nice to have one who can also handle a Proton Pack.
STR: 8; INT: 7; SPD: 7; FBL: 6; GTR*: 10; GBU**: 7

(*= Ghost Trapping; **= Ghostbustability)

Saturday 14 December 2019

Sixshot LG50 (Legends, 2017)

Profile (Translated from the instruction sheet)
LG 50 Sixshot
Ninja Staff Officer
Sixshot continues his journey of atonement, making amends for his past actions under the Destron emblem. His friendship with Daniel sparked his new outlook. The warmth of friendship was a turning point and it is now an unbreakable conviction engraved upon his heart.
STR:10; INT: 9; SPD: 4; END: 9; RNK: 7; CRG: 8; FBL: 9; SKL: 8

Thursday 12 December 2019

Masterpiece Bumblebee MPM-7

Released in October 2018, this figure is based on the version of Bumblebee as seen in the 2018 film (released December 2018). As this figure was released before the movie came out, the robot mode seems to be based on an earlier concept design of Bumblebee than the one seen in the film which is mostly obvious with the prominent door "wings".

Sunday 1 December 2019

Masterpiece Streak (anime colour edition) MP-18+

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-18+ Cybertron Gunner / Streak
Function: Gunner
Motto: “I never met a Destron I didn't dislike.”
Streak is a skilled marksman who transforms into a two tone Nissan Fairlady 289Z-T. Combines his humour, courage and sense of justice with his weapons, a handheld Disperser Rifle and shoulder mounted Electro Bolts which fire an 80,000 Volt charge. Boldly fights the Destron threat with his Fairlady brethren.
STR:6; INT:6; SPD:7; END:9; RNK:5; CRG:2; FBL:9; SKL:7

Thursday 14 November 2019

Masterpiece Silverstreak MP-18S

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-18 Cybertron Gunner Silverstreak
Function: Gunner
Motto: “I never met a Destron I didn't dislike.”
Silverstreak is one of the best Cybertron marksmen. Always bright and cheerful in order to dispel his fear and sadness from when his home city was decimated by the Destrons. Wields a handheld Disperser Rifle and Electro Bolts on both shoulders; can fire an 80,000 volt charged particle beam.
STR:6; INT:6; SPD:7; END:9; RNK:5; CRG:2; FBL:9; SKL:7

Saturday 9 November 2019

Masterpiece Streak MP-18

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-18 Cybertron Gunner Streak
Function: Gunner
Motto: “I never met a Destron I didn't dislike.”
Streak is one of the best Cybertron marksmen. Always bright and cheerful in order to dispel his fear and sadness from when his home city was decimated by the Destrons. Wields a handheld Disperser Rifle and Electro Bolts on both shoulders; can fire an 80,000 volt charged particle beam.
STR:6; INT:6; SPD:7; END:9; RNK:5; CRG:2; FBL:9; SKL:7

Sunday 13 October 2019

Masterpiece Laserwave MP-29+

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-29+ Destron / Military Operations Commander Laserwave
Function: Military Operations Commander
Motto: “Clarity of thought before rashness of action.”
The Destrons Military Operations Commander transforms into a large Laser Vulcan with a highly destructive gun barrel. A warrior who pledges absolute allegiance to Megatron and resides at the Destron headquarters on Planet Seibertron. Does not have any ambitions of his own and is faithful to all orders received. Megatron regards him as the “ideal warrior”.
STR...9; INT...10; SPD...7; END...7; RNK...9; CRG...9; FBL...9; SKL...9

Sunday 22 September 2019

Masterpiece Optimus Prime MPM-4

The Transformers Movie Masterpiece figures are a sub-line that sit comfortably outside of the main Masterpiece and many of these figures released so far have been hit and miss; two which stand out are Bumblebee and Barricade. Unfortunately there have been more misses than hits and Optimus Prime falls under the later.

Saturday 31 August 2019

Masterpiece Megatron MP-5

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-5 Destron Emperor of Destruction Megatron
Function: Destron Emperor of Destruction
Motto: "Peace through tyranny."
”Everything is fodder.”
Megatron combines ferocious power and cunning, he does not know the meaning of the words love or compassion. Plans to overthrow the Cybertron warriors on Earth and wishes to return and rule Planet Seibertron with the Destrons. Harbours ambitions to seize control over all of Earth's resources.
STR:10; INT:10; SPD:4; END:8; RNK:10; CRG:9; FPR:10; SKL:9

Thursday 29 August 2019

Predaking D-78 (Reissue, 2004)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
D-78 Animatron / Heavyweight Combiner Warrior Predaking
Function: Giant Combiner Warrior
Transformation: 5 Body Combiner
Ability: In his combined form, the powers of the 5 Animatrons are further enhanced. Flies at 560 km/h with Divebomb’s wings on his back. The Predaknuckles on both fists can destroy rocks made on planet Quintessa. Equipped with an Aniguard function which protects his whole body from attack. Additionally using his Predasensor he always captures targeted prey.
Character: Brutal and ferocious. Likes to dismantle his enemies and examine their internal mechanics.
Weapon(s): Photon Saber; Sonic Blade; Lightning Rifle; Foot Hurricane
STR…10; INT...5; SPD...2.5; END...8.5; RNK...7.5; CRG...9.5; FPR...9.5; SKL...8; TTL...60.5

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Galvatron D-62-S (Reissue, 2005)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
D-62-S Destron / New Emperor of Destruction Galvatron
Function: New Emperor of Destruction
Transformation: Laser Gun / Laser Cannon
Ability: The new Destron leader has incredible physical strength and an impressive intellect. Is a triple changer and depending on the situation he transforms into either a Laser Cannon or a Laser Gun.
Character: Ruthless and brutal, he is feared within the Destron ranks and he wouldn’t think twice to sacrifice an ally to further his ambition.
Weapon(s): Laser Cannon
STR…10; INT...9; SPD...9; END...10; RNK...9; CRG...9; FPR...9; SKL...10; TTL...75

Monday 26 August 2019

Masterpiece Thrust MP-11NT

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-11NT Destron New Jetron Warrior / Thrust
Function: New Jetron Warrior
Motto: "My engines' roar is my enemies' song of doom!"
The Aerial Warrior Thrust is one of the new members of the Jetrons. Transforms into a jet with impressive vertical take-off wings; his propulsion force allows him to reach an instantaneous speed of Mach 5. The shockwaves he generates have power enough to damage surrounding buildings. A loudmouthed braggart but in critical situations he shows himself to be a weak kneed coward.
STR:8; INT:6; SPD:9; END:6; RNK:5; CRG:4; FBL:8; SKL:7

Saturday 3 August 2019

Striker Optimus Prime APS01 (Asian Premium Series, 2012)

Mechtech technology allows Optimus Prime to achieve the ultimate in both speed and power while in vehicle battle mode. This amazing prowess on the battlefield earns this edition the special title of "Striker". His primary armament, the Megastriker is the combination of the eliminator gun and assault blaster and fires electromagnetically accelerated bullets. Even his battle shield converts its shape, for use in both defense during close combat.

Sunday 28 July 2019

Galvatron (G1, 1986)

Decepticon City Commander Galvatron
Function: City Commander
Motto: "My power is everything, defeat is absurd."
Galvatron is a cold-hearted robotic villain. Determined to lead the Decepticons. Possesses enough strength to pulverize an Autobot into scrap metal. Unconquerable. Arrogant and compassionless. Plots against his allies, thus weakening his position. In robot mode, he carries a laser that emits chemically-produced, direct-current electricity.
STR...10; INT...9; SPD...9; END...10; RNK...9; CRG...9; FPR...9; SKL...10

Thursday 11 July 2019

Sixshot (G1, 1987)

Decepticon Sixshot
Function: Solo Transformer Assault Group
Motto: "Life is worth living as long as there are enemies worth destroying."
A vile, nasty murderous sort who carries out his job with ferocious intensity. Only redeeming quality is he speaks well of those he's sent to "the great junkyard in the sky," his phrase for destruction. Has 6 forms: robot, armoured carrier (with twin laser batteries), ramming-tank (with infra-red rangefinder and target tracker), jet-propelled laser pistol, star fighter (maximum speed: 80,000 mph; range: 8 million miles), and wolf-creature modes. Only the wolf creature has no need for Sixshot's 2 hypersonic concussion blasters, the wolf mode prefers to rip apart enemy Autobots with his razor fangs.
STR:10; INT:9; SPD:4; END:9; RNK:7; CRG:8; FPR:9; SKL:8

Saturday 6 July 2019

Bruticus 16 (Encore, 2009)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
16 Combatron / Combination Soldier / Bruticus
Function: Combination Soldier
Transformation: Combatrons
Ability: Destroys enemies using ultrasound. Has the power to tear down an iron bridge using one hand.
Character: Cruel, and likes nothing but to destroy Cybertrons. Once his rage starts, he is unable to stop. His small brain circuits make him simple-minded.
Weapons: Sonic Stun Gun, Missile Gun
STR:10; INT:3; SPD:1; END:9; RNK:5; CRG:10; FBL:8; SKL:6; TTL:52

Monday 1 July 2019

Optimus Prime (Generation 2, 1994)

(Profile taken from the United Kingdom version)
Function: Autobot Leader
Motto: "Even one Decepticon is one too many!"
Optimus Prime is the supreme leader of the Autobots. He has an intellect that matches his impressive size, and unequalled personal resources including: the commander - the brain centre who leads the Autobots; scout car for spy missions against the Decepticons; and Autobot headquarters - an armed combat deck with a robot for servicing and attack operations. Optimus Prime is the best equipped of all Autobots.
STR:10; INT:10; SPD:8; END:10; RNK:10; CRG:10; FPR:8; SKL:10

Friday 28 June 2019

Masterpiece Wheeljack (anime colour edition) MP-20+

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-20+ Cybertron Mechanical Engineer / Wheeljack
Function: Mechanical Engineer
Motto: "Never do what your enemy expects you to do."
Wheeljack is the Cybertrons resident mad scientist immersed in science and technology and has a talent for coming up with strange inventions. Both his knowledge and inventions have led the Cybertrons to victory on many an occasion. Joins in with espionage, fighting the Destrons and repairing fellow Cybertrons after battle. At times he can be stubborn but he is dependable.
STR...6; INT...6; SPD...7; END...9; RNK...5; CRG...2; FBL...9; SKL...7

Sunday 9 June 2019

Megatron (Generation 2, 1993)

Function: Decepticon Leader
Motto: "Everything the Autobots have is rightly mine!"
Megatron is the ultimate tyrant. His genius and greed fuel his desire for ultimate supremacy, and so he leads the Decepticons in a battle to overcome his arch enemies, the Autobots. Armed with lasers and missiles he fights for control, and in tank mode is an impenetrable force using canons and explosives to invade the Autobots territory.
STR:9; INT:9; SPD:4; END:9; RNK:10; CRG:7; FPR:10; SKL:6

Saturday 8 June 2019

Legendary Optimus Prime (Bumblebee Movie, 2018)

Legendary Optimus Prime was revealed at the Hong Kong Ani-Com & Games exhibition in July 2018 and was initially thought to be a repaint and minor remould of the 2014 Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime until it was later confirmed to be a larger mould. The figure was released in Japan in October 2018 retailing for 6,800 Yen.

Sunday 14 April 2019

Heinrad S-3 (Beast Wars Neo, 1999)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
S-3 Dimensional Explorer / Heinrad
Function: Dimensional Explorer
Heinrad usually acts dazed and vague. He has a clock in his stomach, which gives him the ability to manipulate time. His super-secret skill is being able to stop or stretch time for a limited duration, there's a flaw in this ability: he can't control it at will. Heinrad's past and combat ability are surrounded in mystery.
PWR: ?; INT: ?; SPD: ?; END: ?; RNK: 7; CRG: ?; FPR: ?; TCH: ?

Monday 18 March 2019

Masterpiece Prowl (Anime Colour Edition) MP-17+

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-17+ Cybertron Strategist / Prowl
Function: Strategist
Motto: “Logic is the ultimate weapon.”
The cool, calm strategist Prowl combines excellent brains with the ability to take precise action. One of the early central Cybertrons, he transforms into a Nissan 208Z-T patrol car. As a strategist he is in a position to advise Commander Convoy; his precise analysis of the action on the battlefield leads his comrades to victory.
STR:7; INT:9; SPD:7; END:9; RNK:9; CRG:9; FBL:4; SKL:9

Monday 11 March 2019

Darkmount / Straxus (Generations, 2010)

Few robots achieve the same legendary status as Megatron, but Darkmount is one. He is just as famous on Cybertron as the impenetrable fortress that bears his name. For there, he ruled his small corner of the machine world with an iron fist, controlling his subjects with an equal measure of fear and pain. So terrible was his rule that even Megatron gave him a wide berth, and treated him with the respect due to an equal.
STR:10; INT:6; SPD:10; END:10; RNK:10; CRG:10; FBL:10; SKL:7

Sunday 24 February 2019

Masterpiece Prowl MP-17

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-17 Cybertron Strategist / Prowl
Function: Strategist
Motto: “Logic is the ultimate weapon.”
Prowl is a Cybertron warrior who is quiet, patient and capable. Transforms into a Fairlady 280Z-T patrol car. Stands out amongst the other Cybertrons due to his sophisticated logic centre. He can instantaneously analyse any situation and devise the best strategy. However, in incomprehensible situations his systems are prone to shut down
STR:7; INT:9; SPD:7; END:9; RNK:9; CRG:9; FBL:4; SKL:9

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Devastator (Reissue, 2018)

Function: Warrior
Motto: "Thinking and winning do not mix."
Awesome and terrifying, a bizarre combination of six Constructicons: Scrapper, Scavenger, Bonecrusher, Hook, Long Haul and Mixmaster. Pure brutality - sole purpose is to crush all in his path. His mind is a melding together of his 6 parts, but limited by their competing thoughts. Enormous height, incredible strength - can knock down a bridge with one punch. Has 10,000C solar energy beam rifle. Slow, awkward, not too bright.
STR...10; INT...2; SPD...1; END...9; RNK...6; CRG...10; FPR...8; SKL...4