Sunday, 18 March 2018

Masterpiece Nightstalker MP-15/16-E

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
Function: Shogun
With high sensitivity sensors his covert activity can be shrouded in the darkness by generating an electromagnetic radiation field, allowing him to silently defend himself and his escort subject from any dangers.
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)
Sunstorm 89
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.
Weapons: 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
His advanced sense of smell and excellent leg strength enables him the ability to perform well during guerilla 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.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Sharktron & Sweeps LG44 (Legends, 2017)

Profile (Translated from the instruction sheet)
LG44 Sharktron & Sweeps / Sharkticon
Sharktrons do not have a high degree of intelligence but their destructive impulses are as good as any other Destron. Especially when in large groups their ferocity make the Cybertrons tremble. They have previously been sighted in certain areas but after the great war they have been seen all over the universe; there is now Cybertron research that suggests that Unicron is responsible for their ecology. As the Sharktrons are all identical, much like the Sweeps, they seem to get on well.
STR:6.5; INT: 3; SPD: 4; END: 7.5; RNK: 2; CRG: 8; FBL: 4.5; SKL: 4.5

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Masterpiece Grapple MP-35

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-35 Cybertron Architect Grapple
Function: Architect
Motto: “Beauty is in everything except war.”
Architecture is his art, Grapples work on Seibertron was so highly regarded that his technology was used for war which deeply distressed. Humble yet proud of his duties. He hates it when buildings are destroyed in battle, leaving him in a depressed place severely weakening his offensive capability.
STR:8; INT:8; SPD:3; END:4; RNK:7; CRG:7; FBL:7; SKL:9