Saturday, 18 November 2017

Starscream 22 (Transformers Collection, 2003)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
22 Destron Air Commander Starscream
Function: Air Commander
Transformation: Jet Aircraft
Ability: The fastest out of the jet fighters. Fires cluster bombs and can emit a special radiation ray.
Character: Aims to usurp Megatron and take command. Overly confident.
STR…7; INT...7; SPD...9; END...7; RNK...9; CRG...8; FPR...7; SKL...5; TTL...59

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Masterpiece Inferno MP-33

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-33 Cybertron Search & Rescue / Inferno
Function: Search & Rescue
Motto: "Where there's smoke, there's me."
Cybertron Search & Rescue Inferno is an excellent team member, patient and sincere, he can sense when his friends are in trouble and will fly to the scene. He enjoys combat which can go to his head, however he still pays attention to his surroundings and any damages sustained to his companions and he will carry out rescue missions to ensure their safety. Along with his partner Alert, they quickly react and control any dangerous situations.
STR:9; INT:6; SPD:4; END:8; RNK:5; CRG:9; FBL:6; SKL:6

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Targetmaster Hot Rodimus LG45 (Legends, 2017)

Profile Translated from the Instruction Manual
LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus
Targetmaster Warrior
Since Rodimus was freed from the burden of leadership, his daily adventures in this fresh new world constantly revitalised him. In one of his adventures he encountered his new partners and powered up into both a Headmaster and a Targetmaster. All his experiences are training him so one day in the future he will resume the mantle of leadership.
STR:6; INT: 5; SPD: 6; END: 8; RNK: 5; CRG: 10; FBL: 7; SKL: 6

Thursday, 19 October 2017

GiG's Diaclone & Trasformers (Part 5: Dinosaurs & Jets)

Trasformer Magazine Advertisement (Source: eBay)

Among the Auto Robots and Micro Change released under GiG's Trasformer banner were the Dinosauro Robots (Dinosaur Robots), Jet Robots and the Tripla Trasformazione Robots (Triple Transformation Robots). Released between 1984 and 1985 and similarly with the Auto Robots which were released in 1985, there were variants of the Dinosairo Robots which were the actual Transformer Dinobots packaged in GiGs Trasformer styled box. As with the majority of the Trasformers the Dinosauro and Tripla Trasformazione and Jet Robots came with the usual safety missiles.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Lambor 04 (Transformers Collection, 2003)

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
04 Cybertron Warrior Lambor
Function: Warrior (Combat Operations)
Transformation: Supercar
Ability: Has outstanding strength. Can fly with his rocket injection pack. Fires flares which light up the surrounding 30km as if it were midday.
Character: He is sometimes reckless in order to complete his missions.
STR…6; INT...7; SPD...7; END...7; RNK...5; CRG...10; FPR...3; SKL...6; TTL...51

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Takaras Diakron & Kronoform Part 1: Diakron

Source: eBay

With Takara producing toys for Italian toy company GiG since 1981, they decided to release the Diaclone line in North America to match the popularity in Italy. Renamed Diakron, a few of the Diaclone figures were repackaged and released in 1983 to test the market in toy stores such as Toys R Us and Kay Bee Toys. Unfortunately the figures released were not well received; there was no marketing campaign or background and the back of the boxes being the only catalogue for the toy line.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Masterpiece Dirge MP-11ND

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-11ND Destron New Jetron Warrior Dirge
Function: New Jetron Warrior
Motto: "Fear is the element that unites all losers."
The Aerial Warrior Dirge is one of the new members of the Jetrons. Transforms into a jet equipped with a canard (front wing); his engines emit ultrasonic waves which can destroy nearby structures as well as instilling fear to those who hear them. Escaped a space prison long ago; his dark and destructive impulses even frighten his companions.
STR:7; INT:8; SPD:8; END:6; RNK:5; CRG:4; FBL:8; SKL:9