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Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1)

Transformers News: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1)

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 3:48PM CST

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After a two week hiatus Jim Sorenson has resumed his Ark Addendum updates over on his blog, Disciples of Boltax. Below we see some of the animation models and backgrounds from the G1 episode "Fire on the Mountain". The models are mirrored below, visit Disciple of Boltax to read Jim's thoughts on the episode.


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Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1334692)
Posted by kevinblevins on January 17th, 2012 @ 12:29am CST
Since it's been 20-something years (man, I'm old) since I last saw the episodes in question, I didn't recall what happened to the Nemesis in the G1 cartoon myself. All I remembered was it spinning out of control in MTMTE1. I had just assumed it went back to Cybertron b/c it definitely wasn't the ship that crashed into the ocean in MTMTE3.
Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1335001)
Posted by El Duque on January 17th, 2012 @ 5:45pm CST
In this week's Ark Addendum update Jim Sorenson finishes up his models from G1's "Fire on the Mountain" with the backgrounds seen below. As always, swing by Jim's always informative blog Disciples of Boltax for his commentary.

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Posted by El Duque on January 24th, 2012 @ 12:03pm CST
This week's Ark Addendum update over on Jim Sorenson's blog Disciples of Boltax gives us a look at the transformation sequence of Spacepunch from Japan's Headmaster series. You may know him better as just plain old Punch! Take a look at the transformation sequence mirrored from Disciples of Boltax below.


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Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1337785)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 24th, 2012 @ 3:13pm CST
Optimus Car?
Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1340692)
Posted by El Duque on January 31st, 2012 @ 11:16am CST
Jim Sorenson has posted this week's Ark Addendum update to his blog, Disciples of Boltax, which is a follow up to last week's Spacepunch transformation sequence. Today we see the sequence for his alter ego Counterpunch! Check out the transformation sequence below.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1340743)
Posted by slugfest200x on January 31st, 2012 @ 1:03pm CST
perfect timing i just got my g1 complete punch/counterpunch in the mail yesterday
Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1348005)
Posted by El Duque on February 16th, 2012 @ 8:50am CST
This week's Ark Addendum update over on Jim Sorenson's blog Disciples of Boltax gives us some additional looks at the Decepticon's Cybertronian headquarters.



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Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1348032)
Posted by acchillyaout on February 16th, 2012 @ 9:48am CST
That is one scary looking Decepticon operating table. Could you imagine being an Autobot spy, getting captured? YIKES! Very nice artwork.
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Posted by El Duque on February 21st, 2012 @ 3:42pm CST
This week's Ark Addendum update comes to us from the Japanese Maserforce series, Landers's transformation sequence. Click here to visit Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax, for his thoughts on the image mirrored below.

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Posted by El Duque on March 6th, 2012 @ 12:02pm CST
This week's Ark Addendum update over on Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax, gives us a look at the Autobot Bunker from the G1 episode "Auto-Berserk". Click here to visit Disciples of Boltax for more info on these backgrounds and models.

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Posted by El Duque on March 14th, 2012 @ 8:50am CDT
Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with this week's update for the Ark Addendum. Like last week, we a look at some of the backgrounds from the G1 episode "Auto-Berserk". Be sure to check out Jim's always informative blog for more fun facts.

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Posted by El Duque on March 20th, 2012 @ 12:25pm CDT
This week's Ark Addendum update over on Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Bolax, gives us a look at the transformations sequence for Ranger from the Japanese Masterforce series.

On a side note, Jim's new G.I. Joe Field Manual, Volume One is now available for pre-order on Amazon.


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Posted by El Duque on April 5th, 2012 @ 8:36am CDT
Our friend Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with this week's installment of the Ark Addendum Update. This week we get a look at the transformation sequence of the Headmaster Junior Wilder from the Japanese Masterforce series. Swing by the always informative Disciples of Boltax for more info and Jim's thoughts on the update.

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Posted by El Duque on April 10th, 2012 @ 11:09pm CDT
Jim Sorenson has updated his blog Disciples of Boltax with this week's Ark Addendum update Ginrai's trailer transformation sequence. Visit his blog for more details on this popular Masterforce character.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1370117)
Posted by El Duque on April 17th, 2012 @ 3:44pm CDT
Jim Sorenson has posted this week's Ark Addendum update to his blog, Disciples of Boltax. This week we get a look at some of the generic human designs for Transformers season one that did't make it into The Complete Ark.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1370187)
Posted by craggy on April 17th, 2012 @ 6:25pm CDT
They were all permanently fused with their hard hats weren't they?

Also, I found it very amusing that the news item cropped image on the right of the forums is a close-up of a dude's crotch.
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Posted by El Duque on April 24th, 2012 @ 9:35pm CDT
Our friend Jim Sorenson dropped by to let us know that he will be attending BotCon this week and revealing his next Transformers project during the IDW panel! He has also updated his blog, Disciples of Bolax, with this week's Ark Addendum update, animation models from the G1 episode "Chaos". Click here to visit Jim's always informative blog for his insights into these models.


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Posted by El Duque on May 1st, 2012 @ 5:52pm CDT
We have a couple of updates from our friend Jim Sorenson's blog Disciples of Boltax. First we have his weekly Ark Addendum update, which is Motormaster's transformation sequence. It can be seen in the mirrored image below. Next we have some addition information on Legacy: The Box Art of The Transformers, Jim's new project that was revealed during the IDW panel last weekend at BotCon. The book will cover all of the US and Japanese (including eHobby) releases up until Beast Wars, and possibly some of the European releases provided the material can be found. The book will also contain artist interviews, vintage and unused art, production sketches, and more. Here's a list of what Jim is currently looking for. If you can help contact Jim at:
transformerstheark@yahoo.com

Jetfire
Trypticon (US)
Deluxe Autobots & Insecticons
Quickmix
Triggerbots & Triggercons
Bomb-Burst/Blood
Pretenders from 88: Iguanus, Roadgrabber, Chainclaw, Catilla, Carnivac, Snarler
Pretenders from 89: nearly all
Most European exclusive toys
A good number of Action Masters
Micromasters Flattop, Roughstuff, Race Track Patrol, Sports Car Patrol, Battle Patrol Team
G2: Most of them, but my biggest wants are Onslaught, Fireflight, Powerdive, Sizzle, and Volt to complete out existing partial sets of mine
Japanese dino cassettes

There are also some that I have decent quality pics of but I'd like to upgrade, mostly from 86:
Shockwave
Galvatron
Technobots
Terrorcons
1986 minibots (excepting Wheelie)
Runamuck & Runabout
Overkill & Slugfest
Throttlebots


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Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1380144)
Posted by El Duque on May 15th, 2012 @ 6:25pm CDT
After a short break Jim Sorenson is back with another Ark Addendum update. His blog, Disciples of Boltax, has been updated with characters models from the Transformers Season 3 episode "Madman's Paradise". Below we have models for the banished Quintesson sorcerer Mara-Al-Utha. Click here to visit Disciple of Boltax for Jim's thoughs on the episode and models.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1380283)
Posted by Dean ML on May 16th, 2012 @ 9:30am CDT
I love this episode. A memorable voice performance for the exiled Quint and one of Toei's best efforts.
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Posted by El Duque on May 22nd, 2012 @ 10:49am CDT
This week's installment of the Ark Addendum update once again focuses on the Transformers Season 3 episode "Madman's Paradise". Below you will find several of the rather interesting characters models from the episode. Visit Jim Sorenson's always informative blog, Disciples of Boltax, for more details and his commentary.


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Posted by El Duque on May 29th, 2012 @ 11:07pm CDT
Another week, another Ark Addendum update from our friend Jim Sorenson over on his blog, Disciples of Boltax. Once again we have models from the G1 season 3 episode "Madman's Paradise", this time we get a look at some of the Red Wizard's less fortunate subjects.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1385218)
Posted by Dean ML on May 30th, 2012 @ 8:42am CDT
Very cool. I hope we get some character models of the tree people Daniel and Grimlock encountered. They were well designed and well animated.
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Posted by RhA on June 1st, 2012 @ 8:55am CDT
Great episode. Weird, 'out there' and just great stuff. All hail Geewun.
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Posted by El Duque on June 7th, 2012 @ 12:24am CDT
Four down, one to go. Jim Sorenson brings us another set of animation models from the G1 Season 3 episode "Madman's Paradise". This week's Ark Addendum update focuses on the siege devices and creatures from the episode. Swing by Jim's blog Disciples of Boltax for more.

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Posted by El Duque on June 12th, 2012 @ 11:24pm CDT
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 Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1389474)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 13th, 2012 @ 7:01am CDT
"The Golden One had many strange and wonderful loyalists."

One of which is even a boomerang! :P
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Posted by El Duque on June 19th, 2012 @ 11:09pm CDT
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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Posted by MINDVVIPE on June 19th, 2012 @ 11:17pm CDT
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.
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Posted by Sodan-1 on June 20th, 2012 @ 7:37am CDT
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.
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Posted by cannonfodder4000 on June 20th, 2012 @ 11:01am CDT
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
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Posted by El Duque on July 18th, 2012 @ 4:41pm CDT
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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Posted by El Duque on July 25th, 2012 @ 8:40pm CDT
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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Posted by RhA on July 26th, 2012 @ 1:11am CDT
It must suck having to plunge crotch first in to battle.
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Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 26th, 2012 @ 6:28am CDT
RhA wrote:It must suck having to plunge crotch first in to battle.

Unless your a femmebot that believes in the 13 primes.
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Posted by El Duque on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:43pm CDT
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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Posted by El Duque on August 22nd, 2012 @ 11:02pm CDT
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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Posted by michael alex kawa on August 27th, 2012 @ 3:20am CDT
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:
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Posted by El Duque on September 8th, 2012 @ 10:46am CDT
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 Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1418287)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 8th, 2012 @ 4:54pm CDT
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~)
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 8th, 2012 @ 5:12pm CDT
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.
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Posted by KNM2012 on September 8th, 2012 @ 7:46pm CDT
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:
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 8th, 2012 @ 8:13pm CDT
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.
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Posted by KNM2012 on September 8th, 2012 @ 9:28pm CDT
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
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Posted by El Duque on September 21st, 2012 @ 8:11am CDT
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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Posted by El Duque on October 12th, 2012 @ 8:52am CDT
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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Posted by El Duque on October 17th, 2012 @ 12:00pm CDT
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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Posted by gothsaurus on October 17th, 2012 @ 12:06pm CDT
Yeah! You go boy! Rock that eyeliner, Fortress Maximus! :grin:
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Posted by El Duque on October 31st, 2012 @ 10:10am CDT
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 Update: Fire on the Mountain (part 1) (1435766)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 31st, 2012 @ 9:53pm CDT
If only the actual toy were this articulated.

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