The back story of this "Convoy" occurs more or less after his Laser RodConvoy
"The Matrix", feeling a disturbance in the force
, okay, I exaggerate a bit, 1st revives Ultra Magnus (another Matrix bearer) from his grave in Japan (refer to the Headmasters series) in order to counter the threat of Galvatron 2 from an alternate universe (the default colored Galvatron back in the 1986 toyline, not
the purple colored psycho in the movie/anime. This Ultra Magnus is
the e-hobby Laser Rod Convoy with UM "color" applications). Anyway, UM gets his robo butt kicked despite being "recalled" by the Matrix with extra powers.
Cue (with the Touch), Convoy/Optimus Prime comes to the rescue with his new black armor body. It enhances his combat abilities with the extra solar energy absorbing abilities of the armor. Though powerful in this form, he overheats quickly so he has to beat his foe in so short a time.
The story sort of ends in a cliffhanger when Convoy confronts Galvatron 2( who remarks if he got his new form from the "land of the living")apparently, in the alternate universe, the story still follows the 1986 Movie storyline of Convoy dying and Megatron being reformatted into Galvatron.http://tfwiki.net/wiki/MP-1B_Cybertron_ ... _Black_Ver
My Transformers purchasing habits, here are my following considerations so as not to DERAIL thread discussions:
1. Not hung up or hate scale. MP, Legend, Voyager....I'll take 'em all.
2. Price is indeed a big factor but if its a need to own one even if I have to eat "Scooby Snacks " for a month then so be it.
3. I tilt towards Tomy products over Hasbro because it's got lots'a bling (Legends Jetfire being the exception)