Monday, 28 December 2020

Masterpiece Autobot Jazz MPM-9


Movie Masterpiece Jazz was revealed alongside Movie Masterpiece Megatron at a Hasbro China event in January 2019. Unfortunately Jazz was only in the first live action film but this figure is the best representation of his only appearance, complete with his grizzly end.

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Masterpiece Spinout MP-39+

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card) 
MP-39+ Cybertron Assault & Rescue Spinout
Function: Assault & Rescue
Motto: “It's not right to spin out history with petty details.”
Spinout was originally a battle machine (Car Robot) on an Earth from another dimension. He was unprecedentedly given consciousness by the Cybertron's ancient computer, becoming a Super Robot Lifeform. Impulsive and hot headed yet demonstrates obedience and loyalty to the Earthlings. Clearly remembers his past life as a battle machine and doesn’t feel confident fighting without a pilot.
STR...5; INT...7; SPD...7; END...8; RNK...4; CRG...8; FBL...9; SKL...4

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Quintesson Allicon (Earthrise, 2020)


I tend not to collect mainline figures nowadays but the Quintesson Allicon figure was hard to pass on. This is the first official toy release since the characters debut in the 1986 animated movie.

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Masterpiece Ironhide MPM-6

Ironhide was my favourite character from the 2007 movie and was a good modern day representation of the 1984 character. No longer a red Nissan Cherry Vannette, he was now a black GMC Topkick C4500 4x4. I'd like to think they chose black colour scheme from the original Diaclone version of Ironhide seeing as how Michael Bay was quoted as saying red did not turn out well on film.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Masterpiece Black Convoy MP-49

MP-49 Destron Unicronian Herald Black Convoy
Function: Unicronian Herald
Motto: “Demise is the destiny of all life forms.”
Unicron created a killing machine in the image of Convoy. Although he possesses an identical combat ability to Convoy, his body is stained black from housing an evil spark. A formidable foe with incredible power and lacks any compassion or mercy. His mission is to obliterate any Transformer who stands against Unicron and he uses the destructive energy he collects to restore his master.
STR...10; INT...10; SPD...9; END...10; RNK...5; CRG...10; FBL...9; SKL...10

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Masterpiece Black Convoy MP-10B

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card) 
MP-10B Destron Unicronian Herald Black Convoy
Function: Unicronian Herald
Motto: “Demise is the destiny of all life forms.”
A clone of Convoy has been created by Unicron. A formidable fighting force, destruction is an urge arising from the depths of its being. Launches attacks throughout the cosmos against Transformers making no distinction between Cybertron or Destron. The destructive energy on the battleground is dedicated to the resurrection of his Lord. He follows the will of Unicron, evil incarnate.
STR...10; INT...10; SPD...9; END...10; RNK...5; CRG...10; FBL...9; SKL...10

Sunday, 8 November 2020

War Breakdown (Transformers Prime, 2020)

AM-12 War Breakdown
Breakdown possesses incredible strength and fighting prowess; he is on a mission along with Medic Knock Out to search for and experiment on new Energon resources. Back on Cybertron this Scout was small in stature but after a fight with Bulkhead he upgraded, making his body stronger and he acquired new advanced combat skills. A ruthless warrior who shows no mercy to Autobots and humans alike, the only reason he fights is to prove his strength.
STR…9; INT...4; SPD...4; END...9; RNK...4; CRG...7; FPR...6; SKL...5
HP: 2600; SP:1100; AP:1100

Arms Micron - Zamu: HP: 100; SP:100; AP:500

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Nightbird Shadow LG15 (Legends, 2015)

LG-15 Nightbird Shadow
Nightbird was a creation of Japanese scientist Dr Hamada. Megatron succeeded in mass producing clone robots called “Nightbird Shadow” using Nightbird's schematics. His plan however was foiled by the Cybertron warriors and Commander Convoy, but during the battle several finished robots escaped. These ninjas lurk in the shadows and plot the assassination of Commander Convoy.
STR...6; INT...4; SPD...9; END...6; RNK...4; CRG...9; FBL...8; SKL...7

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Stunticons (G1, 1986)

Decepticon Menasor
Function: Super Warrior
Motto: "Leave no Autobot uncrushed."
A clanking terror that destroys all in his path - the ultimate Decepticon weapon if he wasn't so confused by the opposing thoughts of the 5 Stunticons who comprise him. (Motormaster is loathed by the other four.) Tremendous strength, his punch has the force of 140 tons. Impervious to most artillery. Uses Motormaster's cyclone gun and carries an ionizer sword with a 50,000 volt charge.
STR…10; INT...3; SPD...2; END...9; RNK...5; CRG...9; FPR...9; SKL...6

Monday, 19 October 2020

Broadcast 38 (Transformers Collection, 2006)

Collection 21
38 Cybertron Correspondent Broadcast

Function: Correspondent
Transformation: Radio Cassette
Ability: Can receive radio signals of all frequencies. Can detect radio waves as low as 1/1000,000 of a watt. Can produce powerful electromagnetic force waves. Equipped with an Electro-Scrambler Gun. Character: Loves sound and has a huge interest in Earthen music. Greatly trusted and has become the Cybertrons Communication Centre.
STR…8; INT...8; SPD...2; END...8; RNK...7; CRG...9; FPR...7; SKL...9; TTL...58 

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Masterpiece Black Widow MP-46

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card) 
MP-46 Destron Espionage Black Widow (Beast Wars)
Function: Espionage
Height: 2.4m (In Robot Mode)
Weight: 1.5t (In Robot Mode)
A Destron warrior who transforms into a “Jorō Spider” with toxic looking patterns and razor sharp fangs. In beast mode she can weave long threads to hang from. Enthusiastic over infiltration and information gathering and is strong in the field of hacking and mechanics. An excellent martial artist, enemies had better beware this Spider Woman’s deadly kicks. Even though she is a Destron she is ambitious, wise and schemes to overthrow Megatron.
STR:4; INT...7; SPD...6; END...6; RNK...5; CRG...8; FBL...7; SKL...8

Friday, 18 September 2020

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."
Smokescreen is an excellent tactician for both disruption and battle withdrawal tactics . His special game changing skill is emitting a smoke cloud from his vehicle mode's exhaust pipe to blind the enemy. His judgement calls have saved his comrades on many occasions; highly valued by Commander Convoy.
STR...4; INT...8; SPD...7; END...5; RNK...6; CRG...8; FBL...6; SKL...9

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Minibot Team (Transformers Collection, 2004)

The Transformers Collection #12 which was released January 2004 for 3,000 Yen was a collection of six Minibots, one of which was never released in Japan under the Transformers series.

Monday, 31 August 2020

Optimus Prime (Earthrise, 2020)

For a number of years the impressive 2006 “Classics” Voyager Class Optimus Prime was seen as one of the best mainline Optimus Prime figures around, that was until 2018. 

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Masterpiece Megatron MP-36


Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-36 Destron Emperor of Destruction Megatron
Function: Emperor of Destruction
Motto: “Peace through tyranny.”
Profile: The Destron Emperor plots the conquest of the entire universe. An ambitious charismatic leader with overwhelming power; he formed the Destron army and started the war on Seibertron. Aims to eliminate the Cybertron army and create his own energy reserves by using Earth’s and other planets resources.
STR...10; INT...10; SPD...4; END...8; RNK...10; CRG...9; FBL...10; SKL...9

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Astrotrain 48 (Transformers Collection, 2003)

Collection 11
48 Destron Transport Commander Astrotrain

Function: Transport Commander
Transformation: Steam Locomotive / Shuttle
Ability: Depending on the situation he can triple change into a steam locomotive or a shuttle. Has a powerful Ionic Displacer Rifle.
Character: Delights in causing confusion for the Cybertr
ons. Physically strong in robot mode; once he is on a rampage he is out of control.
STR…9; INT...7; SPD...10; END...7; RNK...6; CRG...7; FPR...6; SKL...8; TTL...60

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Masterpiece Megatron MPM-8


In March 2006 Film Producer Don Murphy posted a green light image on his message board signifying the Transformers movie was going to happen. Looking back it does seem quite fast that the final movie came out just over a year later in July 2007 considering all the photo realistic CGI involved.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Megaplex 93 (e-Hobby Exclusive, 2002)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
93 Destron Clone Soldier Megaplex

Function: Soldier / Clone
Transformation: Walther P-38 (Pistol)
Ability: Endowed with the same strength as Megatron, but abilities are restricted by a fail safe device. Prefers close combat with his Electron Sword and Energy Flail, and fires freeze shells loaded with liquid helium in gun mode.
Background: One of the doppelgangers secretly constructed to fool enemies and protect Megatron from traitors in his own ranks. Has acted in his leader's place in numerous battles.
STR…5; INT...5; SPD...4; END...7; RNK...6; CRG...8; FPR...7; SKL...6; TTL...48

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Stepper C-109 (Transformers Collection, 2004)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Collection 15
C-109 Targetmaster Rapid Fire Attack Stepper

Function: Rapid Fire Attack
Transformation: Supercar
Ability: His top speed exceeds 700km/h. Nebulon transforms into a Blaze Cannon.
Character: Irritable but his sense of justice is stronger than most. He is the Cybertron’s most accurate marksman.
Weapon(s): Blaze Cannon
STR…7; INT...7; SPD...9; END...5; RNK...8; CRG...8; FPR...7; SKL...6; TTL...57 

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Megatron 16 Special (Transformers Collection, 2002)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card) 
Collection 06
16-S Destron Emperor of Destruction Megatron

Function: Emperor of Destruction (Destron Leader)
Transformation: Walther P-38 (Pistol)
Ability: His Fusion Cannon has tremendous destructive power. The Fusion Cannon links to a black hole where he draws out antimatter creating a fearful destructive force.
Character: The Destron Emperor is set on the conquest of the universe. He is determined to destroy the Cybertrons and plans to possess Earth's resources.
STR…10; INT...10; SPD...4; END...8; RNK...10; CRG...9; FPR...10; SKL...9; TTL...70

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Blitzwing 43 (Transformers Collection, 2005)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Collection 17
43 Destron Air / Land Staff Officer Blitzwing
Function: Air / Land Staff Officer
Transformation: Tank / Jet
Ability: His rapid triple change doubles his functionality as a jet or tank. Equipped with an Electron Saber and a Gyro-Blaster Rifle.
Character: Cruel with an uneven temper, so reckless in battle even his comrades fear him.
STR…8; INT...5; SPD...9; END...8; RNK...6; CRG...7; FPR...7; SKL...6; TTL...56

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Masterpiece Convoy MP-1

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card) 
MP-1 Cybertron General Commander Convoy
Function: Cybertron General Commander
Motto: "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."
Has taken it upon himself to protect all life forms including those on Earth; constantly fighting to defeat the Destrons. Can separate into 3 self-contained modules. Convoy can function without the other 2 modules however they will cease to function if Convoy is inactive.
STR...10; INT...10; SPD...8; END...10; RNK...10; CRG...10; FPR...8; SKL...10

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Future Cybertrons (Transformers Collection, 2005)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
C-113 Targetmaster Warrior Chear 
Function: Warrior 
Transformation: Supercar 
Ability: Maximum speed of 160km/h. His partner Recoil can transform into a laser gun which also has a function to shoot hydrochloric acid. Character: Chear is a brave and loyal veteran warrior with a wealth of knowledge and experience. 
Weapon(s): Recoil transforms into a Laser Gun. 
STR…9; INT...7; SPD...6; END...9; RNK...8; CRG...9; FPR...6; SKL...8; TTL...62 

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Masterpiece Shadow Panther MP-34S

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card) 
MP-34S Undercover Agent Shadow Panther (Beast Wars) 
Function: Undercover Agent 
Height: 2.3m (In Robot Mode) 
Weight: 1.5t (In Robot mode) 
A Destron Undercover Agent who transforms into a black leopard; in beast mode he runs the land at such speed that he can only be described as a “black bullet”. He was modelled to resemble the Cybertron warrior Cheetus; he has unfairly preyed upon many a Cybertron by utilising this appearance. His black body includes a stealth effect leaving him undetectable to radar allowing him to make surprise attacks from the shadows. Together with his abilities as a spy such as being able to infiltrate bases, this Destron Warrior is a terrifying prospect. 
STR...7.0; INT...6.0; SPD...8.0; END...9.0; RNK...4.0; CRG...8.0; FBL...7.0; SKL...7.0

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Tracks 44 (Transformers Collection, 2002)

Collection 4
44 Cybertron Tracks

Function: Warrior
Transformation: Corvette Stingray
Ability: His wings allow him to fly at subsonic speeds. Equipped with a missile launcher with heat-seeking capabilities.
Character: Interested in Earthen mechanical designs. Vain and loves his vehicular form.
STR…6; INT...6; SPD...7; END...8; RNK...5; CRG...6; FPR...8; SKL...8; TTL...54

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Lio Convoy C-16 (Beast Wars Second, 1998)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
C-16 General Commander Lio Convoy
Honest, with a strong sense of right and wrong, though there are times when his seriousness appears humorous. Lio Convoy has a harsh, career-military side to him, but also has a humane gentleness. There are times when he behaves as if he knows something about the secrets of the planet where the battle is taking place.
PWR...10; INT...10; SPD...10; END...10; RNK...10; CRG...10; FPR...9; TCH...10

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Optimus Prime (Reissue, 2019)

Function: Commander
"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."
Optimus Prime is the largest, strongest and wisest of all Autobots. Feels his role is the protection of all life, including Earth-life. Fights unceasingly to defeat the Decepticons. Splits into three autonomous modules: 1) Optimus Prime... the brain center known as the Commander; 2) Roller, the Autobot scout car... a spy who operates up to 1200 miles away; and 3) Autobot Headquarters... the combat deck equipped with a versatile mechanic/artillery robot. Injury to one module is felt by the other two.
STR:10; INT:10; SPD:8; END:10; RNK:10; CRG:10; FPR:8; SKL:10

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Skids 96 (Transformers Collection, 2002)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
96 Cybertron Warrior Skids
Function: Warrior
Transformation: Compact Car
Ability: His Liquid Nitrogen Rifle has a range of 600 feet. At 560 mph* can stop within 25 feet.
Character: Prefers to ponder over Earthen lifeforms than the Destron’s latest attack. Considers Earth as one big laboratory.
Weapons: Liquid Nitrogen Rifle; Twin Electron Blaster
STR…4; INT...9; SPD...5; END...6; RNK...8; CRG...7; FPR...7; SKL...7; TTL...53

(*Note: The 560 mph is an error present in the tech spec which was corrected by Marvel in their Transformers Universe publications which stated this value should be 50 mph)

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Reflector (G1, 1986)

Decepticon Reconnaissance Reflector
Function: Reconnaissance
Motto: "See and you can know, know and you can destroy."
Loves to observe things: vegetation, architecture, Earthen topography, and particularly comrades' mistakes. Likes to blackmail his associates and is impressed with his own ability. Has highly-developed infra-red vision that can record images in darkness through camouflage and at great distances. In camera mode, can emit powerful flash explosion that leaves enemy blind and disorientated for up to 15 seconds.
STR:7; INT:8; SPD:2; END:6; RNK:6; CRG:7; FPR:6; SKL:9

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Masterpiece Bumble V2 MP-45

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-45 Cybertron Intelligence Agent / Bumble Ver.2.0.
Function: Espionage
Motto: "The least likely can be the most dangerous."
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. Bumble admires Commander Convoy and although he lacks the speed and strength he is always keen to make the effort in order to be recognised.
STR...2; INT...8; SPD...4; END...7; RNK...7; CRG...10; FBL...1; SKL...7