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In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio

Friday, September 21st, 2012 8:35AM CDT

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Japanese toy blogger Alfes 2010 has posted a nice gallery of Takara Tomy's United EX Jet Master Prime set, their take on Hasbro's Skyburst Power Core Comber five pack. Click any of the images below to visit the full gallery.

Additionally our fellow fans over on the Allspark have posted the translation of this set's bio:

It is the 21st century. The never-ending war of the Transformers had once again shifted its stage to outer space, and it seemed as if a moment of peace had returned to the Earth. Yet even then, the Autobots were preparing themselves for the possible threat of a Decepticon attack, working together with the scientists of Earth to develop new armaments.

The system known as “Power Core Combination” was a new method designed to allow one Autobot to combine with four drones possessing a range of abilities, forming artificial limbs around the “core” of the Autobot’s body. The prototype Energon Matrix installed within them would regulate and unify this power, effectively creating a new warrior. The first candidate for the process was an Autobot born on Zone. A covert operations specialist who had become recognized for his stealth capabilities, upon successfully combining with the drones and achieving Prime Mode, he was given the codename “Jetmaster.”

It was the first day of field testing. Combined into Prime Mode, the sight of Jetmaster effortlessly defeating the training Novabots evoked recollections of Optimus Prime’s might in battle with the Decepticons.

“Not bad! This power puts me right up there with Optimus! I was right when I figured you Earthlings knew what you were doing.”

Jetmaster’s cheerful banter seemed forced as he tried to mask his actual amazement.
“Enough sneaking around, already. Any ‘Cons show up, I’ll take the lot of ‘em down myself!”

The development team marveled at the success of the project…
“The results of the experiment are just as we’d hoped. But knowing the Decepticons, I’m concerned that this power may be too great for them to overlook.”

As Professor Chase spoke, he considered the grave situation that could result from a single error in the use of this immense power, and felt a moment of uncertainty pass over him.

Jetmaster
Function: Spy

Strength: 5 (9)
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 9 (10)
Endurance: 4 (8)
Rank: 6
Courage: 6 (8)
Fireblast: 6 (9)
Skill: 9 (10)
Total: 52 (67)

A spy from Planet Zone who excels at reconnaissance with his stealth abilities. His jet mode boasts impressive speed.

Zone Drone:
A spy jet drone capable of flight even in space. Transforms into an arm.

Feminia Drone:
A helicopter drone specializing in rescue functions. Transforms into an arm.

Micro Drone:
A combat helicopter drone that can spin up whirlwinds. Transforms into a leg.

Tenth Drone:
A fighter jet drone that can fire a rainbow-colored beam. Transforms into a leg.

Jetmaster Prime Mode:
The warrior formed from the first successful Power Core Combination. Designed based on data from the Aerialbots, its combined form is so swift and mobile that its movements appear as a blur to the naked eye.


In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime, Plus Translated Bio
Credit(s): Alfes 2010, the Allspark
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422486)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 21st, 2012 @ 9:04am CDT
It really looks nice a single, unified color scheme. I wish they'd done this in the first place with the US versions!
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Posted by Doubledealer93 on September 21st, 2012 @ 9:28am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:It really looks nice a single, unified color scheme. I wish they'd done this in the first place with the US versions!


agreed. if they all looked this uniform then i would have at least bought one.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422496)
Posted by xyl360 on September 21st, 2012 @ 9:54am CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:It really looks nice a single, unified color scheme. I wish they'd done this in the first place with the US versions!


agreed. if they all looked this uniform then i would have at least bought one.

:lol: the only one I bought was the one with the uniform color scheme (the Dinobots).

These are still a pass for me. The limbs look like crap.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422510)
Posted by robotmel on September 21st, 2012 @ 10:37am CDT
Image
"I'm flailing around cos someone stole my arms!"
:lol:
I dont know, even unified colouring cant make up for this guys total lack of realistic arms and hands!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422518)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 21st, 2012 @ 10:51am CDT
Fires a rainbow colored beam. Rahahahahha. :michaelbay:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422528)
Posted by TransFunctional on September 21st, 2012 @ 11:13am CDT
"Fires a rainbow-colored beam"


Really? Seriously?? So we're trying to pull in the little girls, now? What's next, they all settle their differences over a tea party?

And I still think this is the dumbest shit Haz-broke has ever come out with. Do they really expect us to take this seriously? Do they have any idea how hard it wold be to split up your concentration between four drones, all doing four totally different things, and the person you're fighting in front of you? It's the total reverse of the Gestalt problem where, instead of combining five minds into one, you're splitting one mind in five directions.

And those limbs even look stupid. All of them. You'd think they could at least make them look nice, but I guess that required too much imagination on their part. The only thing I like about this is the fact that the color scheme reminds me of The Blue Angels. And that's it.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422531)
Posted by paul053 on September 21st, 2012 @ 11:18am CDT
Not saying I like it "a lot", but....... why does Takara (Japanese) believe uni-color can sell but Hasbro (Americans) believe not?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422532)
Posted by xyl360 on September 21st, 2012 @ 11:21am CDT
paul053 wrote:Not saying I like it "a lot", but....... why does Takara (Japanese) believe uni-color can sell but Hasbro (Americans) believe not?

I suspect Hasbro wanted the drones/vehicles to look more realistic due to this line being closely tied with the movieverse. Takara is in the Japanese market where it's still OK for toys to look like toys and they aren't marketing these as part of/an extension of the movie lines. It's under United for them, so anything goes.
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Posted by gothsaurus on September 21st, 2012 @ 11:24am CDT
Haa. Wow. I'm the total opposite! I love the unified color scheme... and with these being robots (not humans), multi-tasking would be an option. (Just like my computer doing a few tasks at once.)

Oh yeah. TransFunctional... you gotta shift your hate over where it belongs. This is from Takara, not Hasbro.

No surprise that the Japanese storyline sounds a bit odd over here. I'm watching Masterforce, and all of the Transtector and super powers controlling rocks, etc -- comes across a little weird. But it's a different culture over there. I'm sure our plots and movies seem odd there, too.

I'm just appreciative that someone took the time to translate this for us. :-D Cheers.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422538)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 21st, 2012 @ 11:26am CDT
I'd also wager that the myriad bright crayon colors targets a younger audience... whereas Takara is aimed at a slightly older collector audience. :-?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422553)
Posted by whacko on September 21st, 2012 @ 11:49am CDT
This thing looks like crap. Better color scheme can't hide the fact that the arm looks jacked up and doesn't change the fact that the combined robot mode is less than impressive. I had these PCC molds when they were released years ago, and the arms and legs would all fall off at the lightest touch. Definitely not worthy of the number of repaints that they seem to be getting.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422556)
Posted by TransFunctional on September 21st, 2012 @ 11:52am CDT
Ooops, sorry about that. I'm just so used to hating Hasbro, that I automatically think any bad idea is theirs. x3 And I know all about the difference in cultures looking weird, I'm an Anime fan. ;3 It's just the toy itself that bugs me, I like the color scheme just not the toy.

And yeah, I know, it's easier for computers to do multiple things at once (that's the theory anyway, in practice it doesn't always work like that xP), but minds are hard to split like that. I know their minds work differently, but still the input from four other sources would be a little confusing; especially in the middle of a battle. Now, if they were on the sidelines simply directing the drones, then it'd different. But they're in the middle of battle doing this. Idk, I just don't like the toy. x3
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422566)
Posted by RhA on September 21st, 2012 @ 12:18pm CDT
If these would be priced at regular PCC prices, I'd hit it.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422567)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 21st, 2012 @ 12:20pm CDT
TransFunctional wrote:
"Fires a rainbow-colored beam"


Really? Seriously?? So we're trying to pull in the little girls, now? What's next, they all settle their differences over a tea party?
It's blind, nonsensical remarks like this that really get under my skin. :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

Did you even read Hydra's comments? It would be completely wrong for the Tenth Drone to NOT have some rainbow-themed attack.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422575)
Posted by Noideaforaname on September 21st, 2012 @ 12:34pm CDT
Uniform colors are cool, though I always liked how individualized colors made it instantly obvious combiners are made up of multiple units.

I do kinda wish Takara made up "new" combinations instead of reusing the same ones Hasbro did, just in different colors. Ah well, not that I was going to import them anyways...
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422584)
Posted by TransFunctional on September 21st, 2012 @ 12:42pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Did you even read Hydra's comments? It would be completely wrong for the Tenth Drone to NOT have some rainbow-themed attack.


Read who's comments? Who's Hydra, and where are the comments I'm supposed to have read? O.o And it makes absolutely no sense to me why it would be firing a rainbow-colored beam. Then I realized that this is Japanese, and it suddenly doesn't bother me anymore. I read that as coming from Hasbro, and my hatred for them momentarily blocked out the fact that this is from Takara. I'm used to Japanese stuff being weird, so it doesn't bother me coming from them.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422589)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 21st, 2012 @ 12:46pm CDT
TransFunctional wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Did you even read Hydra's comments? It would be completely wrong for the Tenth Drone to NOT have some rainbow-themed attack.


Read who's comments? Who's Hydra, and where are the comments I'm supposed to have read? O.o And it makes absolutely no sense to me why it would be firing a rainbow-colored beam. Then I realized that this is Japanese, and it suddenly doesn't bother me anymore. I read that as coming from Hasbro, and my hatred for them momentarily blocked out the fact that this is from Takara. I'm used to Japanese stuff being weird, so it doesn't bother me coming from them.
Oy.

Click the second link in the news post. Scroll down and you will see this:
The Allspark’s comments
The story of the Power Core Combiners will be continued on the back of each package, focusing on that character's/characters' interaction with the plot.

As can be seen, there are a number of references back to the G1 cartoon shows, both US and Japanese. Perhaps easiest for US fans to pick out is the return of the Autobots' human ally, Chip Chase! Now a professor, it seems that Chip has graduated from tearing up computer disks with his bare hands and moved onto creating massively powerful armaments for the Autobots.

Jetmaster originally comes from the planet Zone (which was once known as the planet Micro, before extensive defense systems bulked up the planet's surface), the home planet of the Micromasters in the Transformers: Zone anime. As an extension of this, the limb drone names are also taken from Zone; there's Zone Drone and Micro Drone which have already been explained. Then there's Feminia Drone. Feminia first appeared in The Story of Super Robot Life Forms manga, then again appeared in Transformers: Headmaster cartoon. However in Zone, Feminia became a battleground between Violen Jiger's Generals and the Autobots, as the heroes tried to stop the Decepticons from finding the Zodiac Energy source. The Tenth Drone takes its name from the Tenth Planet, a planet in the Milky Way undiscovered until Zone. It was the birthplace of Violen Jiger, where the souls of many deceased Decepticons merged together to form an immense evil. Later with the Zodiac Power, the Autobots defeated Violen Jiger with their "Rainbow Powered Attack" and transformed the Tenth Planet into a paradise. Which would be why the Tenth Drone has a rainbow-colored attack.

So then just who is Jetmaster? A blue and gold expert spy from the Planet Zone, and a story title like "The Mighty Bolt", would have one thinking that he just might be Tread Bolt from the Micromaster Sky Patrol Team.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422590)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 21st, 2012 @ 12:47pm CDT
In case anyone wonders, the Tenth Drone having a rainbow-themed attack is a reference to the final chapter of Zone. When the Powered Masters destroyed Violen Jiger with the Zodaic-powered "Rainbow Powered Attack", said rainbow transformed the Tenth Planet into a paradise.

Obscure, but that's what we all love.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422602)
Posted by TransFunctional on September 21st, 2012 @ 1:03pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Oy.

Click the second link in the news post. Scroll down and you will see this:
The Allspark’s comments
The story of the Power Core Combiners will be continued on the back of each package, focusing on that character's/characters' interaction with the plot.

As can be seen, there are a number of references back to the G1 cartoon shows, both US and Japanese. Perhaps easiest for US fans to pick out is the return of the Autobots' human ally, Chip Chase! Now a professor, it seems that Chip has graduated from tearing up computer disks with his bare hands and moved onto creating massively powerful armaments for the Autobots.

Jetmaster originally comes from the planet Zone (which was once known as the planet Micro, before extensive defense systems bulked up the planet's surface), the home planet of the Micromasters in the Transformers: Zone anime. As an extension of this, the limb drone names are also taken from Zone; there's Zone Drone and Micro Drone which have already been explained. Then there's Feminia Drone. Feminia first appeared in The Story of Super Robot Life Forms manga, then again appeared in Transformers: Headmaster cartoon. However in Zone, Feminia became a battleground between Violen Jiger's Generals and the Autobots, as the heroes tried to stop the Decepticons from finding the Zodiac Energy source. The Tenth Drone takes its name from the Tenth Planet, a planet in the Milky Way undiscovered until Zone. It was the birthplace of Violen Jiger, where the souls of many deceased Decepticons merged together to form an immense evil. Later with the Zodiac Power, the Autobots defeated Violen Jiger with their "Rainbow Powered Attack" and transformed the Tenth Planet into a paradise. Which would be why the Tenth Drone has a rainbow-colored attack.

So then just who is Jetmaster? A blue and gold expert spy from the Planet Zone, and a story title like "The Mighty Bolt", would have one thinking that he just might be Tread Bolt from the Micromaster Sky Patrol Team.


No, I didn't read that, or I wouldn't have posted what I did. I haven't slept yet, so I didn't bother clicking that link just to go through I don't know how many posts, all for the sake of finding out every single detail about a toy I don't like.

Was it explained in that article? Yes. Did you need to be snippy about it? No. You could've just told me to click the second link, and it gets explained there.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422607)
Posted by MGrotusque on September 21st, 2012 @ 1:11pm CDT
Rainbows are cool
Image
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422645)
Posted by Blurrz on September 21st, 2012 @ 2:47pm CDT
Hahahaha..

I don't understand how some can get so animated about lore.

Either way, these figures look rather nice - and much better than the Combaticons, however the price is still ludicrous.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422817)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 21st, 2012 @ 11:35pm CDT
According to Hydra, the story of United EX takes place concurrently with Operation Combination. 8)
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422859)
Posted by RhA on September 22nd, 2012 @ 2:29am CDT
monstergrotusque wrote:Rainbows are cool
Image


OMG DOUBLE RAINBOW.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 22nd, 2012 @ 10:39am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:According to Hydra, the story of United EX takes place concurrently with Operation Combination. 8)


I had a feeling about that, since battles with "Novabots" was mentioned (albeit simulated). That instantly reminded me of Dark Nova and his Novaroids.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422926)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 22nd, 2012 @ 10:48am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:According to Hydra, the story of United EX takes place concurrently with Operation Combination. 8)


I had a feeling about that, since battles with "Novabots" was mentioned (albeit simulated). That instantly reminded me of Dark Nova and his Novaroids.
That was the intention, what with their similar design and all. ;)
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 22nd, 2012 @ 12:36pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:According to Hydra, the story of United EX takes place concurrently with Operation Combination. 8)


I had a feeling about that, since battles with "Novabots" was mentioned (albeit simulated). That instantly reminded me of Dark Nova and his Novaroids.
That was the intention, what with their similar design and all. ;)


So in a sense, the Micromaster Six-Combiners and the Japanese Power Core ones can be considered the results of the same type of research? Tread Bolt and Jet Master seem to be linked.
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 22nd, 2012 @ 1:08pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So in a sense, the Micromaster Six-Combiners and the Japanese Power Core ones can be considered the results of the same type of research?
I wouldn't say that, since the Six-Combiners were originally born from their Seiberdroid forms in the early 1980s. And even then, Sixliner was around before this story in the Return of Convoy fiction.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Tread Bolt and Jet Master seem to be linked.
Jetmaster is Tread Bolt. ;)
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 22nd, 2012 @ 1:21pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Tread Bolt and Jet Master seem to be linked.
Jetmaster is Tread Bolt. ;)


If that's the case, can we expect most, if not all Commanders to be Micromaster characters?
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 22nd, 2012 @ 2:00pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Tread Bolt and Jet Master seem to be linked.
Jetmaster is Tread Bolt. ;)


If that's the case, can we expect most, if not all Commanders to be Micromaster characters?
They will be pre-existing characters, yes. But, well, Hydra put best:
All of the characters appearing are based on pre-existing characters, but not all of them necessarily come from the G1 cartoon. Not all have been given toys before, either.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy United EX Jet Master Prime - Plus Translated Bio (1422980)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 22nd, 2012 @ 2:06pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Tread Bolt and Jet Master seem to be linked.
Jetmaster is Tread Bolt. ;)


If that's the case, can we expect most, if not all Commanders to be Micromaster characters?
They will be pre-existing characters, yes. But, well, Hydra put best:
All of the characters appearing are based on pre-existing characters, but not all of them necessarily come from the G1 cartoon. Not all have been given toys before, either.


Suh-weet! I love obscurity :grin:
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