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Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 9:10PM CDT

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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 - Shouki's Transform (1258856)
Posted by all_the_primes on July 14th, 2011 @ 12:41am CDT
>: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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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 14th, 2011 @ 11:50am CDT
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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Posted by El Duque on July 28th, 2011 @ 1:02am CDT
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 - Shouki's Transform (1268718)
Posted by michael alex kawa on July 30th, 2011 @ 9:47am CDT
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~
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform (1274039)
Posted by El Duque on August 9th, 2011 @ 11:20pm CDT
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 - Shouki's Transform (1277608)
Posted by El Duque on August 16th, 2011 @ 11:51pm CDT
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 - Shouki's Transform (1278036)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 18th, 2011 @ 12:39am CDT
Yuki-who? :???:
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 18th, 2011 @ 8:54am CDT
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")
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Posted by Mindmaster on August 18th, 2011 @ 12:26pm CDT
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:
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform (1281156)
Posted by El Duque on August 25th, 2011 @ 12:51am CDT
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 - Shouki's Transform (1284203)
Posted by El Duque on August 31st, 2011 @ 5:06pm CDT
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 - Shouki's Transform (1286755)
Posted by El Duque on September 7th, 2011 @ 2:45pm CDT
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 - Shouki's Transform (1286798)
Posted by michael alex kawa on September 7th, 2011 @ 4:41pm CDT
I may be the only one that will say this .Cute stewardess outfit . ;)
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Posted by First-Aid on September 7th, 2011 @ 5:04pm CDT
michael alex kawa wrote:I may be the only one that will say this .Cute stewardess outfit . ;)


Definitely can't bend over in it...
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Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on September 7th, 2011 @ 9:37pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:
michael alex kawa wrote:I may be the only one that will say this .Cute stewardess outfit . ;)


Definitely can't bend over in it...

oh, she can bend over in it. i'm sureā€¦ ;)
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform (1290043)
Posted by El Duque on September 16th, 2011 @ 1:10am CDT
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 - Shouki's Transform (1290099)
Posted by Joetx on September 16th, 2011 @ 9:10am CDT
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?
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform (1290105)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 16th, 2011 @ 9:36am CDT
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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Posted by Joetx on September 16th, 2011 @ 9:54am CDT
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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Posted by gothsaurus on September 16th, 2011 @ 10:00am CDT
Joetx wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:I think the confusion comes from BW calling the ship in the ocean the Nemesis...there are definitely two different Decepticon ships.


That was it!! I watched BW and it confused the issue. Thanks for the help, Joetx. :APPLAUSE: .
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Posted by Joetx on September 16th, 2011 @ 10:20am CDT
No problemo, gothsaurus.

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.
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Posted by El Duque on September 21st, 2011 @ 8:14pm CDT
In this week's installment of the Ark Addendum Jim Sorenson explores "The Insecticon Syndrome". Below we get an up close look at one of Bombshell's infamous cerebro-shells and a couple of backgrounds from the episode. Be sure to visit Jim's blog, Disciples of Boltax, for more details regarding these models.

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Posted by El Duque on September 27th, 2011 @ 2:37pm CDT
This week's Ark Addendum update brings us some nice interior and exterior shots of the Iron Mountain facility and Nova Power Plant from the season two episode, "The Insecticon Syndrome". For more details regarding these models and the episode visit Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform (1294292)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 28th, 2011 @ 11:05am CDT
Joetx wrote:
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?


Nope, the Dino Force from Victory had non-English names as well:

- Gouryu ("Mighty Dragon", T-Rex)
- Gairyu ("Armored Dragon", Ankylosaurus)
- Doryu ("Earth Dragon", Stegosaurus)
- Kakuryu ("Horned Dragon", Triceratops)
- Rairyu ("Thunder Dragon", Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus)
- Yokyryu ("Winged Dragon", Pteranodon)
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform (1296686)
Posted by El Duque on October 4th, 2011 @ 11:34pm CDT
This week's Ark Addendum update takes us back to the Japanese Masterforce series with an animation model of Cyberton leader Hawk's car. Be sure to check out Jim Sorenson's blog Disciples of Boltax for more interesting Transformers related information.

See, the leader of the Cybertrons, Metalhawk, had a human disguise, Hawk. Naturally, Hawk needed to get around, so he drove this nifty little two-seater.


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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform (1296798)
Posted by ChZuck on October 5th, 2011 @ 11:31am CDT
anyone else think that looks EXACTLY like generations wheeljack/RTS tracks?
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Posted by El Duque on October 12th, 2011 @ 4:00pm CDT
Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with this week's Ark Addendum update, Weirdwolf's transformation sequence. Take a look at the animation model for the G1 Headmaster's transformation below, and be sure to swing by Disciples of Boltax for more Transformers goodness!

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Posted by El Duque on October 18th, 2011 @ 11:41pm CDT
Jim Sorenson has updated his always informative blog, Disciples of Boltax, with this week's Ark Addendum update. This week we return to the Japanese continuity with a background from Masterforce. Below we see the German airbase where Phoenix spent his time as a Pretender. Visit Jim's blog for more details.

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Posted by El Duque on October 25th, 2011 @ 3:59pm CDT
We have a couple of updates for Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax. First up we have his weekly Ark Addendum Update, which features backgrounds from the G1 episode Mircrobots. The Autobots are shrunk down and sneak into Megatron's body to disable the Cybertronian artifact known as the Heart of Cybertron. We get nice a background depicting Megatron's inner workings. Take a look below then click here to visit Disciples of Boltax for Jim's commentary.

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Next, Monzo has posted a set of storyboards from the G1 pilot More Than Meets The Eye that originate from a series of Heritage Auctions that took place back in 2003. We've mirrored one of them below, it features a rather "cute" version of Ravage. Click here view the rest of the series.

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Posted by El Duque on November 1st, 2011 @ 4:24pm CDT
This week's Ark Addendum update revisits the G1 episode Microbots with a look at the animation models for of a couple of the creatures the micronized Autobots encountered within Megatron's body. Below we see Megatron's Brain Impulses and Electro Sanitizers. Jim notes the Impulses ended up looking relatively the same, but the Electro Sanitizers were completely different in the cartoon. Visit Disciples of Boltax for more of Jim's commentary.

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Posted by El Duque on November 13th, 2011 @ 4:57pm CST
Our friend Jim Sorenson dropped by let us know about a couple items on his blog, Disciples of Boltax, that he thought our members would have some interest in. First we have this week's Ark Addendum update, Ravage's transformation sequence from More Than Meets The Eye. Click here to view the always popular cassetticon's full transformation sequence animation model.

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Second, Jim has posted a preview of the 16 page AllSpark Almanac Addendum featured in FunPub's Diamond Edition Transformers Timelines Issue 6: The StuntiCon Job comic. Visit Disciples of Boltax to view the full preview page.

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Lastly, if you in the neighborhood of Emerald Knights in Burbank, CA on Saturday, December 10th drop by for a signing with Jim, Bill Forster, Marty Isenberg, Mike Costa and Livio Ramondelli.
Re: Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform (1312260)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 14th, 2011 @ 12:19am CST
I WANT that AllSpark Almanac Addendum! NOW!!!!!!!
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Posted by michael alex kawa on November 17th, 2011 @ 5:24am CST
Sabrblade wrote:I WANT that AllSpark Almanac Addendum! NOW!!!!!!!

ME TOO =P~ =P~
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Posted by El Duque on November 21st, 2011 @ 10:11am CST
Our friend Jim Sorenson dropped by to let us know that this week's Ark Addendum update features another iconic animation model from the Transformers pilot More Than Meets the Eye, the transformation sequence of Rumble! Click the teaser image below to visit Jim's blog Disciple of Boltax to check out the full model.

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Jim also posted Animated Cheetor's badge, don't forget to pick up 2011 Diamond Edition Timelines BotCon Comic: The Stunti-Con Job, featuring a 16 page AllSpark Almanac Addendum covering Transformers: Animated season 3.5.

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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform (1317949)
Posted by El Duque on November 29th, 2011 @ 8:24pm CST
Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with transformation sequences for two more fan favorite characters, Soundwave and his minion Laserbeak! A small thumbnail of the Soundwave sequence has appeared in Jim's previous books, The Ark and The Complete Ark. The Laserbeak sequence on the other hand is new. Check out their transformation sequences below.

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Posted by El Duque on December 6th, 2011 @ 11:06am CST
Jim Sorenson finishes up his run of cassetticon transformation sequences with this week's Ark Addendum update, Ratbat! Visit Jim's blog, Disciples of Boltax, for his thoughts on the update.

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Posted by El Duque on December 13th, 2011 @ 2:53pm CST
This week's Ark Addendum update over on Jim Sorenson's blog Disciples of Boltax takes us back the Japanese Masterforce series. Below we see the animation model for Phoenix's truck. Click here to visit the always informative Disciples of Boltax.


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Posted by El Duque on December 20th, 2011 @ 9:50am CST
This week's Ark Addendum update over on Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax, once again focuses on the Japanese Masterforce character Phoenix. Take a look at the animation model for his transformation sequence below.

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Posted by El Duque on January 10th, 2012 @ 3:47pm CST
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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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.
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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 - Shouki's Transform (1337785)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 24th, 2012 @ 3:13pm CST
Optimus Car?
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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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Posted by slugfest200x on January 31st, 2012 @ 1:03pm CST
perfect timing i just got my g1 complete punch/counterpunch in the mail yesterday
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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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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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Re: Ark Addendum Update - Shouki's Transform (1358346)
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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