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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:24 pm
by El Duque
Jim Sorenson brings us our fifth and final set of animation models from the Transformers G1 episode "Madman's Paradise". This set gives us a look at the Golden One's loyalists. Visit Jim's blog, Disciples of Boltax, for weekly Ark Addendum updates and loads of other Transformers info.

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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:01 am
by Sabrblade
"The Golden One had many strange and wonderful loyalists."

One of which is even a boomerang! :P

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:09 pm
by El Duque
After several weeks of animation models from the G1 season 3 episode "Madman's Paradise" Jim Sorenson finishes up the transformation sequences of the Destron Targetmasters with Misfire. As always further insights can be found at Jim's blog, Disciples of Boltax.

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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:17 pm
by MINDVVIPE
El Duque wrote:After several weeks of animation models from the G1 season 3 episode "Madman's Paradise" Jim Sorenson finishes up the transformation sequences of the Destron Targetmasters with Misfire. As always further insights can be found at Jim's blog, Disciples of Boltax.

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The 80s/early 90s really did have some sick designs for jets and the like. I'd wanna fly one of those around while shooting s*** up.

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:37 am
by Sodan-1
MINDVVIPE wrote:The 80s/early 90s really did have some sick designs for jets and the like. I'd wanna fly one of those around while shooting s*** up.

Agreed. Original concept fighters these days are much more conservative. Those of the 80s/90s looked like they were designed by 11 year olds who were brought up solely on Battlestar, Buck Rogers and Gerry Anderson.

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:01 am
by cannonfodder4000
MINDVVIPE wrote:
El Duque wrote:After several weeks of animation models from the G1 season 3 episode "Madman's Paradise" Jim Sorenson finishes up the transformation sequences of the Destron Targetmasters with Misfire. As always further insights can be found at Jim's blog, Disciples of Boltax.

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The 80s/early 90s really did have some sick designs for jets and the like. I'd wanna fly one of those around while shooting s*** up.


I always thought of him being more like one of those F-Zero cars, I can totally see a futuristic car like that riding across Big Blue or something. :D

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:41 pm
by El Duque
Our friend Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with a new Ark Addendum update. This week we get a look at the Destron Pretender Gilmer's transformation sequence from Japan's Masterforce.

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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:40 pm
by El Duque
This week's Ark Addendum update gives us a look at another of Japan's Super God Masterforce characters, Diver. Check out his transformation sequence is mirrored from our friend Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax, below.

Jim Sorenson wrote:I think my favorite bit from the Diver model isn't represented here. It's the tattoo on his human form that reads "perked up anchor." Oh, Japan!


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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:11 am
by RhA
It must suck having to plunge crotch first in to battle.

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:28 am
by MINDVVIPE
RhA wrote:It must suck having to plunge crotch first in to battle.

Unless your a femmebot that believes in the 13 primes.

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:43 pm
by El Duque
Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with this week's Ark Addendum update, Sureshot's transformation sequence. Click here to visit the always informative Disciples of Boltax.


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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:02 pm
by El Duque
Our friend Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with a new Ark Addendum update. This week get a look at Perceptor's transformation sequence.

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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:20 am
by michael alex kawa
If I have not said this before ,I would just like to give a big thanks :D too both Jim Sorenson for sharing these great pages on his blog ,and too El Duque for posting them here .Again I love these glimpses in to the history of The Transformers .Thanks :BOWDOWN:

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:46 am
by El Duque
Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, another Ark Addendum update. This time we get a look at the Masterforce Pretender and Cybertron Leader Metalhawk's transformation sequence. Click here to visit Jim's always informative blog Disciples of Boltax.

Metalhawk is the Cybertron leader for the first part of Masterforce, until Ginrai takes up the mantle. He's also one of the handful of Japanese exclusive molds to the Masterforce line (along with, from memory, God Bomber, Overlord, Browning, and some new tooling on Ginrai, Grand Maximus, and Black Zarak.) His die-cast metal bits made him stand out, as these had largely been abandoned by the tail end of 1986.


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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:54 pm
by KNM2012
Such a great character! And what I like about him is the fact that he has two histories - Anime and manga. Because in both, he is listed as a Space Commander. However, in the anime, he had the authority to promote Ginrai (the human) to the rank of Supreme Commander. Yet, in the manga, he did not (as Fortress did such).

But, either way, he is one of those characters that I have high respect for because of who he is an what he stands for. 8) (Plus, I am currently hoping that Generations 2013 will add him as their first exclusive of the year. =P~)

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:12 pm
by Sabrblade
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:Such a great character! And what I like about him is the fact that he has two histories - Anime and manga.
Make that five histories now, what with his being introduced into American fiction in recent years. he's now got anime, manga, Wings Universe, IDW G1 and Classics. Not bad for Space Commander. ;)^

KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:But, either way, he is one of those characters that I have high respect for because of who he is an what he stands for. 8)
Totally agree! He's one of my three favorite Masterforce Autobots/Cybertrons.

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:46 pm
by KNM2012
Sabrblade wrote:Make that five histories now, what with his being introduced into American fiction in recent years. he's now got anime, manga, Wings Universe, IDW G1 and Classics. Not bad for Space Commander. ;)^


Seven, actually. There is also the Marvel UK version and Timelines. And that makes him "Hall of Fame" material in my book. ;)

Sabrblade wrote:Totally agree! He's one of my three favorite Masterforce Autobots/Cybertrons.


Nice! Two on the Cybertron front, as the other is Grand. And three overall because of Chainclaw. :D :BOT:

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:13 pm
by Sabrblade
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Make that five histories now, what with his being introduced into American fiction in recent years. he's now got anime, manga, Wings Universe, IDW G1 and Classics. Not bad for Space Commander. ;)^


Seven, actually. There is also the Marvel UK version and Timelines. And that makes him "Hall of Fame" material in my book. ;)
Marvel UK was just in a newsletter instead of a fictional appearance.

Though, his Timelines appearance is the same thing as his Classics appearance.

So, still five, but still impressive for a guy like him.

KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Totally agree! He's one of my three favorite Masterforce Autobots/Cybertrons.


Nice! Two on the Cybertron front, as the other is Grand. And three overall because of Chainclaw. :D :BOT:
Chainclaw? I was only counting Masterforce franchise characters, not 1988 characters in general. :???:

My other two are Ginrai and Diver.

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:28 pm
by KNM2012
Sabrblade wrote:Though, his Timelines appearance is the same thing as his Classics appearance.

So, still five, but still impressive for a guy like him.


And that is what I get for not looking up my facts first. :lol: Because to be honest, my preferences are Headmasters and Victory. But since I am collecting Lieutenant and Regional (City, Earth, Space, etc.) Commanders, I am getting a bit more into this series. :-B

That, and debating if I should try to add God Ginrai to my collection. It is a challenge because they only made the Godmaster version, and I need to decide to get it since his Victory appearance qualifies to be in my collection. :-?

Sabrblade wrote:Chainclaw? I was only counting Masterforce franchise characters, not 1988 characters in general. :???:

My other two are Ginrai and Diver.


Chainclaw was more of an honorable mention, as he was one of the last Transformers that I had owned as a kid. That, and he is the only Hasbro exclusive I like to this day. :P

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:11 am
by El Duque
This week's Ark Addendum update from our friend Jim Sorenson's blog Disciples of Boltax gives us a look at Apeface's transformation sequence from robot into gorilla mode. Unfortunately no model for his transformation into his third jet mode. Image mirrored from Disciples of Boltax below:


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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:52 am
by El Duque
Our friend Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with transformation sequences for the triple changing Headmaster Snapdragon. We get both transformations, from robot to jet and robot to dinosaur. Be sure to check out Jim's always informative blog Disciples of Boltax, transformation sequences mirrored below.

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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:00 am
by El Duque
Our friend Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with this week's Ark Addendum. This week's update is particularly relevant with the recent news of the upcoming Fortress Maximus reissue, it's the transformation sequence for Fortress (aka Cerebros). Take a look below, and be sure to visit Jim's blog, Disciples of Boltax.

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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:06 am
by gothsaurus
Yeah! You go boy! Rock that eyeliner, Fortress Maximus! :grin:

Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:10 am
by El Duque
We have a couple of Ark Addendum updates from our friend Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax. First we have a set of character models for Masterforce's Ginrai, both regular and super modes.

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Next we have some background designs from the G1 episode "Dinobot Island".

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Re: Ark Addendum Updates

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:53 pm
by SKYWARPED_128
If only the actual toy were this articulated.