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Postby LOST Cybertronian » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:13 am

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Jim Sorenson has updated his Disciples of Boltax blog to give us his take on Brainstorm's Tranformation sequence. You can read read his blog here.

Jim Sorenson wrote:And what is normal, for me, if not character models? This time, I bring you another Ark Addendum transformation sequence. This is for Headmasters Brainstorm. While there are really only two intermediate steps in this transform, the second one (step 3 of 4) is pretty action packed. Hope you enjoy!


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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby El Duque » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:58 pm

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Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with another Ark Addendum update. This time around we get a look at some of Earthen backgrounds used in Sunbow's Generation 1 episode "Desertion of the Dinobots". Click here to visit Disciples of Boltax and read Jim's insights.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby Tekka » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:11 am

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That's so cool to see. Desertion of the Dinobots is one of my favourites.
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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby El Duque » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:27 am

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Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with his latest Ark Addendum update, Desertion of the Dinobots (part 2). While part one featured Earthen backgrounds and structures, part two takes us to Cyberton. To visit the always informative Disciples of Boltax click here.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby El Duque » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:07 am

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Another week, another Ark Addendum update from Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax. This week's update takes us back to the Japanese continuity with Lightfoot's transformation sequence.

As far as the image goes, it's pretty lovely. As usual, more effort than strictly necessary seems to have been put into this purely internal document. I do find it slightly awkward that the Godmaster controlling the Transtector winds up on his back, though. Not a problem with the transform, a problem with the toy, but still something that bugs me a bit.


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Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:08 pm

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After taking a week off, Jim Sorenson has updated his Disciples of Boltax blog with another Ark Addendum Update. This week we take a look at one of the Trainbots named Shouki. Even though Raiden's toy might be out of reach for many collectors, we can still take a look at Shouki's transform.

Time to break out the Trainbots! I'll warn you in advance, I don't have all of their transform sequences. I'm missing one of the train-to-robot sequences, and I don't think I have Raiden's combination either. Still, I figured that it was better to post what I had than not.

What boy doesn't love to play with trains? I know I loved them when I was a kid. There's something so majestic about a mighty engine pulling a dozen or two cars along. Thee have certainly been no shortage of Transformers train toys, most of which come from Japan. The trainbots were the first dedicated train team from Transformers. (Well, there was the Astroforce... oh, I'd love the models for the Astroforce!) They'd be far from the last.


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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby all_the_primes » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:41 pm

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>:oP this guy always reminded me of one of the 5(?) Diaclone train dudes. looks like I got some TF history channel to watch.
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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:50 am

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all_the_primes wrote:>:oP this guy always reminded me of one of the 5(?) Diaclone train dudes. looks like I got some TF history channel to watch.


The Trainbots, like the Constructicons, did come from Diaclone and had 6 members:

- Shouki (roughly "Devil Queller")
- Getsuei ("Moon Shadow")
- Seizan ("Blue Mountain")
- Yukikaze ("Snowy Breeze")
- Suiken ("Drunken Fist", after the style of Kung Fu)
- Kaen ("Blaze")

Me being a train lover Raiden is a coveted item, I just wish he was released in the US. :)
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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby El Duque » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:02 am

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The latest installment of the Ark Addendum from Jim Sorenson's blog Disciples of Boltax gives us a closer look at another Japanese G1 Trainbot. The last update brought us Shouki's transformation sequence, this week follows up with Getsui's.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby michael alex kawa » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:47 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
all_the_primes wrote:>:oP this guy always reminded me of one of the 5(?) Diaclone train dudes. looks like I got some TF history channel to watch.


The Trainbots, like the Constructicons, did come from Diaclone and had 6 members:

- Shouki (roughly "Devil Queller")
- Getsuei ("Moon Shadow")
- Seizan ("Blue Mountain")
- Yukikaze ("Snowy Breeze")
- Suiken ("Drunken Fist", after the style of Kung Fu)
- Kaen ("Blaze")

Me being a train lover Raiden is a coveted item, I just wish he was released in the US. :)

I think these guys ROCK ,i wish they came out in the US back in 1987,cause i was (and still is ) a big train freak =P~
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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby El Duque » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:20 pm

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Jim Sorenson has updated his blog Disciples of Boltax with two new Ark Addendum updates, the transformation sequences of the Japanese Trainbots, Suiken and Seizan. These two make four of the six robot Raiden gestalt team, preceded by Shouki and Getsui.


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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby El Duque » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:51 pm

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Jim Sorenson has updated this blog, Disciples of Boltax, with his last remaining Japanese G1 Trainbot transformation sequence. We've previously seen Shouki, Getsui, Seizan, and Suiken. This week brings us Yukikaze. Unfortunately Jim lacks the last remaining member, Kaen and their combiner form Raiden. Click here to visit Disciples of Boltax and read some of Jim's thoughts on these obscure G1 characters.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:39 pm

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Yuki-who? :???:
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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:54 am

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Mindmaster wrote:Yuki-who? :???:


Yukikaze (like Yu-kee-kah-zay). It's a Japanese name, but as it's rendered in katakana like most names, it has no meaning whatsoever. Were they written in hiragana or kanji (the more traditional characters), they have these meanings:

- Shouki (roughly "Devil Queller")
- Getsuei ("Moon Shadow")
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- Yukikaze ("Snowy Breeze")
- Suiken ("Drunken Fist", after the style of Kung Fu)
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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:26 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Yuki-who? :???:


Yukikaze (like Yu-kee-kah-zay). It's a Japanese name, but as it's rendered in katakana like most names, it has no meaning whatsoever. Were they written in hiragana or kanji (the more traditional characters), they have these meanings:

- Shouki (roughly "Devil Queller")
- Getsuei ("Moon Shadow")
- Seizan ("Blue Mountain")
- Yukikaze ("Snowy Breeze")
- Suiken ("Drunken Fist", after the style of Kung Fu)
- Kaen ("Blaze")


I feel so sorry if this guy had to go to high school with this name. 8-} :lol:
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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:51 pm

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Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with this week's Ark Addendum Update. This week he's posted an animation model from the Masterforce episode, "Kidnapping!? The Targeted Jumbo Jet". In this episode the Destrons hijack a jumbo jet and transform the passengers in zombie-like Destroids.

In other news, Jim's Allspark Almanac will be a making a return in Fun Publication's BotCon 2011 Commemorative Edition Timelines #6 The Stunticon-Job coming this November. Sixteen pages of new Allspark Almanac content covering the main characters introduced in season 3.5.

Be sure to visit Jim's blog, Disciples of Boltax.


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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:06 pm

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This week's Ark Addendum update from Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax, brings us another animation model from the Masterforce episode Kidnapping!? The Targeted Jumbo Jet, in which the Destrons hijacked airplane loads of civilians and transformed them in the zombie-like Destroids. Like last week we see another jet, however this model was left unused.

Click here to visit Disciples of Boltax for Jim's thoughts on these animation models from the Japanese Masterforce series.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby El Duque » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:45 pm

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In this Ark Addendum update Jim Sorenson finishes off the animation models from the Masterforce episode Kidnapping!? The Targeted Jumbo Jet with a look at the pre-Destroid flight crew and one last view of the cutting room floor 747. Click here to visit Jim's blog Disciples of Boltax for more insights into this episode.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby michael alex kawa » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:41 pm

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I may be the only one that will say this .Cute stewardess outfit . ;)
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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby First-Aid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:04 pm

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

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Definitely can't bend over in it...

oh, she can bend over in it. i'm sure… ;)
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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby El Duque » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:10 am

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This week's Ark Addendum update brings us another set of models from Sunbow's pilot episode of Transformers "More Than Meets the Eye". We get four models of the space cruiser that the Decepticons set out to build shortly after being revived. The ship went unnamed in the cartoon, but while conducting interviews with an original designer during his work on The Complete Ark Jim dubbed the cruiser "The Victory". Visit Jim's blog Disciples of Boltax for more of his thoughts on these models.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby Joetx » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:10 am

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The Trainbots, like the Constructicons, did come from Diaclone and had 6 members:

- Shouki (roughly "Devil Queller")
- Getsuei ("Moon Shadow")
- Seizan ("Blue Mountain")
- Yukikaze ("Snowy Breeze")
- Suiken ("Drunken Fist", after the style of Kung Fu)
- Kaen ("Blaze")


Thanks for the English translations of the Trainbots' names, JelZe. I always wondered what their names meant.

The Trainbots were the only ones w/o English names, right?
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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby gothsaurus » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:36 am

Thinking about this ship, the Victory... and the Nemesis. Which one was the ship fans have accepted as the one where all the season 2 conehead seekers were on and 'rescued'? I remember watching specifically for which ship landed where, etc.... but the ships all kinda look the same.

Anyone have a definitive list of ships and their resting places up their sleeve? (ha)
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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Brainstorm's Transformation Sequence

Postby Joetx » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:54 am

gothsaurus wrote:Thinking about this ship, the Victory... and the Nemesis. Which one was the ship fans have accepted as the one where all the season 2 conehead seekers were on and 'rescued'? I remember watching specifically for which ship landed where, etc.... but the ships all kinda look the same.

Anyone have a definitive list of ships and their resting places up their sleeve? (ha)


The Victory is the one which crashed into the ocean in MTMTE3.

The TFs Wiki page tells you what happened to the Nemesis (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Nemesis_(G1)) in the different continuities.

I think the confusion comes from BW calling the ship in the ocean the Nemesis. Of course, the name of the ship crashing into the ocean in MTMTE3 was retconed, so maybe that explains the inconsistency, although in the cartoon, there are definitely two different Decepticon ships.
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