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Ark Addendum Update - The Insecticon Syndrome (Part 1)

Transformers News: Ark Addendum Update - The Insecticon Syndrome (Part 1)

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 8:15PM CDT

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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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Re: Ark Addendum Update - The Insecticon Syndrome (Part 1) (1294114)
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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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)
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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 - The Insecticon Syndrome (Part 1) (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 - The Insecticon Syndrome (Part 1) (1312260)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 14th, 2011 @ 12:19am CST
I WANT that AllSpark Almanac Addendum! NOW!!!!!!!
Re: Ark Addendum Update - The Insecticon Syndrome (Part 1) (1313618)
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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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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Posted by BeastProwl on January 24th, 2012 @ 3:13pm CST
Optimus Car?
Re: Ark Addendum Update - The Insecticon Syndrome (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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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