BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed

Transformers News: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 5:41PM CST

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The official BotCon 2013 website has shared the recently revealed convention exclusive Machine Wars Stika's tank mode. Additionally, this image confirms her as an Autobot. Check out the new image below.

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Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465761)
Posted by ILL-Star on February 19th, 2013 @ 5:50pm CST
It's nice that they're giving Strika a back story. But though she is technically good in G1, after Animated, I'm having a hard time seeing her as an Autobot.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465769)
Posted by STngAR on February 19th, 2013 @ 6:48pm CST
Rather picture the bot mode in my mind.


:MAXIMAL:
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465792)
Posted by RAcast on February 19th, 2013 @ 9:08pm CST
ILL-Star wrote:It's nice that they're giving Strika a back story. But though she is technically good in G1, after Animated, I'm having a hard time seeing her as an Autobot.

We're talking G1, not Animated. Different universe completely. Ever watched Beast Machines? It's -that- Strika.

Jelze put it quite succinctly. "As BM Thrust said to her, if you're loyal to everyone, you're loyal to nobody." Strika and Obsidian dedicated their lives to protecting Cybertron, not to any one faction. They simply sided with whatever side had the best interests of the planet as a whole in mind. Obviously, that means Autobots/Maximals pre and post-Beast Machines, and Vehicons during BM.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465801)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 19th, 2013 @ 9:54pm CST
RAcast wrote:
ILL-Star wrote:It's nice that they're giving Strika a back story. But though she is technically good in G1, after Animated, I'm having a hard time seeing her as an Autobot.

We're talking G1, not Animated. Different universe completely. Ever watched Beast Machines? It's -that- Strika.


That's not his point. He means after watching Animated, he finds it hard to picture Strika as a good [strike]guy[/strike] gal. Kind of like after the movies, I find it hard to picture an Autobot team without Bumblebee. That doesn't merit a "have you ever watched Armada."

In other words, no kidding we're talking G1. His post proves that he couldn't care less.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465802)
Posted by Shockwave7 on February 19th, 2013 @ 10:05pm CST
Wow - gee. Strika's robot mode (which looks just like Warpath) has an ALT mode that looks.... just like Warpath's alt mode!

Seriously - what's all this 'Strika Tank Mode... REVEALED!!!!' nonsense? Like we didn't know that the alt mode was going to look exactly like Warpath, only with different colors?
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465803)
Posted by RAcast on February 19th, 2013 @ 10:09pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
RAcast wrote:
ILL-Star wrote:It's nice that they're giving Strika a back story. But though she is technically good in G1, after Animated, I'm having a hard time seeing her as an Autobot.

We're talking G1, not Animated. Different universe completely. Ever watched Beast Machines? It's -that- Strika.


That's not his point. He means after watching Animated, he finds it hard to picture Strika as a good [strike]guy[/strike] gal. Kind of like after the movies, I find it hard to picture an Autobot team without Bumblebee. That doesn't merit a "have you ever watched Armada."

In other words, no kidding we're talking G1. His post proves that he couldn't care less.

*shrug* It's a different continuity. I guess I just don't have any issues separating apples and oranges. They're two entirely different characters with similar names and designs (and perhaps personalities, I've never bothered much with Animated, can't stand the designs), and that's about where it ends in my head.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465804)
Posted by Rated X on February 19th, 2013 @ 10:09pm CST
Beast Machines isnt G1 and this figure isnt pink. Just slap a con reprolabel over that Funpub misjudgement and call it a day. And somebody hit the Funpub guy over the head with the gavel ! :HEADHURTS:
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465805)
Posted by RAcast on February 19th, 2013 @ 10:10pm CST
Rated X wrote:Beast Machines isnt G1 and this figure isnt pink. Just slap a con reprolabel over that Funpub misjudgement and call it a day. And somebody hit the Funpub guy over the head with the gavel ! :HEADHURTS:

Your replies are always good for a chuckle, thanks man. :grin:
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465806)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 19th, 2013 @ 10:22pm CST
Rated X wrote:Beast Machines isnt G1


Right. Beast Machines is part of G1.

Beast Wars' characters are from the future, after the events of G1, and then they get stuck in the past before the events of G1. Did you watch "The Agenda," when they visit the Ark and there's a bunch of references to what happened in G1, like how they'll wake up in 1984.

And Beast Machines is the sequel to Beast Wars. You could make the connection now.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465808)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 19th, 2013 @ 10:26pm CST
Shockwave7 wrote:Wow - gee. Strika's robot mode (which looks just like Warpath) has an ALT mode that looks.... just like Warpath's alt mode!


Thank you, Captain Obvious.

[quote]Seriously - what's all this 'Strika Tank Mode... REVEALED!!!!' nonsense? Like we didn't know that the alt mode was going to look exactly like Warpath, only with different colors?[/quote]

Last I checked, there wasn't much emphasis on "Revealed".

Maybe some of us didn't know exactly how she would look like in vehicle mode. It's just like getting images of another repaint (using IDW Megatron for a possible Dreadwing, for example).
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465811)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 19th, 2013 @ 10:29pm CST
Shockwave7 wrote:Wow - gee. Strika's robot mode (which looks just like Warpath) has an ALT mode that looks.... just like Warpath's alt mode!


We couldn't see Strika's Autobot symbol from her robot mode. The tank revealed that. Take that as a reason we should have seen her tank mode. >:oP

Mindmaster wrote:
Shockwave7 wrote:Wow - gee. Strika's robot mode (which looks just like Warpath) has an ALT mode that looks.... just like Warpath's alt mode!
Thank you, Captain Obvious.


Mmm. Sarcasm against sarcasm is entertaining indeed.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465813)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 19th, 2013 @ 10:33pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Shockwave7 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Shockwave7 wrote:Wow - gee. Strika's robot mode (which looks just like Warpath) has an ALT mode that looks.... just like Warpath's alt mode!
Thank you, Captain Obvious.


Mmm. Sarcasm against sarcasm is entertaining indeed.


Sarcasmception.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465832)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on February 20th, 2013 @ 2:00am CST
A terrible digibash is just what I'd expect from FunPub.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465870)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on February 20th, 2013 @ 9:53am CST
Am I the only one here who have never watched BM/BW? :oops:

Also, just wait for a 3rd party company to do up a new head... And you have Impactor! :grin:
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465871)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 20th, 2013 @ 10:03am CST
gavinfuzzy wrote:Am I the only one here who have never watched BM/BW? :oops:




:P
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465875)
Posted by F Prime on February 20th, 2013 @ 10:33am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Rated X wrote:Beast Machines isnt G1


Right. Beast Machines is part of G1.

Beast Wars' characters are from the future, after the events of G1, and then they get stuck in the past before the events of G1. Did you watch "The Agenda," when they visit the Ark and there's a bunch of references to what happened in G1, like how they'll wake up in 1984.

And Beast Machines is the sequel to Beast Wars. You could make the connection now.

Depends on what you mean by G1. The name originally referred only to the toys produced between 84 and 91 (the "first generation" of figures), and not the fiction. Under that interpretation Strika is definitely not G1.

However, Beast Wars and G1 do exist in the same continuity (*if* you are talking about the Sunbow Cartoon). So, Strika is not a G1 figure, but she does exist in *some* G1 continuities.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465973)
Posted by reluttr on February 20th, 2013 @ 5:37pm CST
F Prime wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Rated X wrote:Beast Machines isnt G1


Right. Beast Machines is part of G1.

Beast Wars' characters are from the future, after the events of G1, and then they get stuck in the past before the events of G1. Did you watch "The Agenda," when they visit the Ark and there's a bunch of references to what happened in G1, like how they'll wake up in 1984.

And Beast Machines is the sequel to Beast Wars. You could make the connection now.

Depends on what you mean by G1. The name originally referred only to the toys produced between 84 and 91 (the "first generation" of figures), and not the fiction. Under that interpretation Strika is definitely not G1.

However, Beast Wars and G1 do exist in the same continuity (*if* you are talking about the Sunbow Cartoon). So, Strika is not a G1 figure, but she does exist in *some* G1 continuities.


That's odd, I have always associated the term "G1" to both the original toyline and the timeline set in the sunbow cartoon.

I see what you are saying though, your separating them by toyline, like how armada is a separate toyline/story from energon, but both occur in the same continuity.

Strika was in the g1 cartoon briefly though. She was a very...ahem...bulky lass, but more pink.

Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465978)
Posted by Mkall on February 20th, 2013 @ 6:21pm CST
reluttr wrote:That's odd, I have always associated the term "G1" to both the original toyline and the timeline set in the sunbow cartoon.

I see what you are saying though, your separating them by toyline, like how armada is a separate toyline/story from energon, but both occur in the same continuity.

Strika was in the g1 cartoon briefly though. She was a very...ahem...bulky lass, but more pink.


Wait, when was it confirmed that this was retconed into G1 Strika? I've only seen it as fan justification with no real word either way.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1465983)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 20th, 2013 @ 6:40pm CST
I thought we were referring to the purple, visored one to the pink's right.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Tank Mode Revealed (1466037)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2013 @ 12:12am CST
Don't forget guys that this is set in the Wings Universe, which itself is meant to be an alternate universe take on the G1 cartoon continuity. So even if one were to think that the G1 cartoon took place in the same timeline as the BM cartoon, this story wouldn't be set in that same timeline.

Rated X wrote:Beast Machines isnt G1 and this figure isnt pink.
BM Stika wasn't pink, she was dark purple:



Mkall wrote:Wait, when was it confirmed that this was retconed into G1 Strika? I've only seen it as fan justification with no real word either way.
The wings Universe text story "Flames of Yesterday" did the retcon (and the teal bot next to her was made into Glyph).

But, this is the first that I've heard of it ever being fan speculation. Did that originate from the ATT days?

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