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New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 6:00PM CDT

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Seibertron.com is proud to present Super God Masterforce Black Zarak! A holy grail to most, this Japanese exclusive repaint/retool of G1 Scorponok was released in 1988 under the Super God Masterforce line. In addition to the new deco this figure also features a new better proportioned helmet/head and Tyrant Spear weapon. Unfortunately, the figure also features a frightful dose of the dreaded gold plastic, which is known to literally crumble even with light handling. While many would be content just to own a complete and unbroken version of this figure, Seibertron temped fate and transformed him into all modes, including his Dakatsu mode, to bring us this gallery. That includes transforming Black Roritchi (G1 Fast Track redeco), who is comprised almost entirely of gold plastic, and Scorponok (Headmaster unit). Enjoy a gallery years in the making below!

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Super God Masterforce Black Roritchi

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Super God Masterforce Scorponok

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Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402439)
Posted by xyl360 on July 19th, 2012 @ 6:13pm CDT
Holy carp, Ryan did it :)!

Wow. It looks like the figure is none the worse for wear either (knock on wood).

What is that orange Powermaster Optimus Prime/God Ginrai? A Japanese exclusive or something?
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402441)
Posted by craggy on July 19th, 2012 @ 6:25pm CDT
wow! fantastic pictures. thanks, Ryan!
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402445)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on July 19th, 2012 @ 6:40pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:Holy carp, Ryan did it :)!

Wow. It looks like the figure is none the worse for wear either (knock on wood).

What is that orange Powermaster Optimus Prime/God Ginrai? A Japanese exclusive or something?



That's Fire Guts God Ginrai. They released that with the reissue of God Ginrai.

Ryan, fantastic gallery! I'm watching Super-God Masterforce right now, so your picture of every toy from Masterforce really made me jealous. :grin:

I only have the Reissue of God Ginrai and the Seacons!

I can't wait to see the Brave Maximus gallery!
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402446)
Posted by Seibertron on July 19th, 2012 @ 6:53pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:Wow. It looks like the figure is none the worse for wear either (knock on wood).


Ah, the joy of photography. I only have to make everything look right just for a photo. This set was 100% perfect when I purchased it last fall, complete with stickers unapplied and unassembled spear. Stickers were applied, spear assembled, and along the way the gold plastic casualties mounted: Black Roritchi's feet snapped off while transforming him to robot mode, and then part of his hip snapped off when transforming him back to vehicle mode, the primary peg hole shattered in the shield, as did part of the gold plastic that goes over the pin in the middle of the shield, and one of Black Zarak's feet cracked when transforming him to robot mode. None of this was unexpected and I think had I not had so much experience with gold plastic over the years, more damage probably would have been sustained. Now mine's in the condition that most others are in, but I got a massive gallery out of one of the most expensive and fragile Transformers of all time so I'm pretty happy.

xyl360 wrote:What is that orange Powermaster Optimus Prime/God Ginrai? A Japanese exclusive or something?


Fire Guts God Ginrai was an e-Hobby exclusive that came out in 2002.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402447)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 19th, 2012 @ 6:53pm CDT
Great Gallery's, I won't lie this a figure I've been wanting to see here for awhile now :DANCE: :DANCE:
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402448)
Posted by Seibertron on July 19th, 2012 @ 6:54pm CDT
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Holy carp, Ryan did it :)!

Wow. It looks like the figure is none the worse for wear either (knock on wood).

What is that orange Powermaster Optimus Prime/God Ginrai? A Japanese exclusive or something?



That's Fire Guts God Ginrai. They released that with the reissue of God Ginrai.

Ryan, fantastic gallery! I'm watching Super-God Masterforce right now, so your picture of every toy from Masterforce really made me jealous. :grin:

I only have the Reissue of God Ginrai and the Seacons!

I can't wait to see the Brave Maximus gallery!


Thanks for the compliments!

Grand Max and Brave Max will be posted over the course of the next week or two as time allows.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402451)
Posted by Overcracker on July 19th, 2012 @ 7:04pm CDT
Awesome gallery Ryan, and if for nothing else to document this toy, that will be unobtainable in the not too distant future, if every single specimen out there falls apart.
Glad you could get a gallery before the Gold plastic crumbled to dust.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402454)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 19th, 2012 @ 7:10pm CDT
I want this figure, but I know I'd never be able to justify the price thanks to GPS.

Everyday I pray to see an announcement of a re-issue...
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402460)
Posted by Rijie on July 19th, 2012 @ 7:29pm CDT
Sheer plastic pulchritude.

Mouth agape, reeling into robot reverie...

I've nothing more to add, except, thanks. :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402470)
Posted by TulioDude on July 19th, 2012 @ 8:02pm CDT
:BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402477)
Posted by Ruthless Cynic on July 19th, 2012 @ 8:22pm CDT
I am beyond impressed with your gallery of Black Zarak. Bravo! Were there any dicey bits with the Gold Plastic? I thought I remember hearing a PhD Chemist, wife of one of the podcasters, explained what the problem was with it, what I was unclear of, was whether there was a cure or compound you could treat it with. Thanks again for all your hard work!
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402485)
Posted by Seibertron on July 19th, 2012 @ 8:33pm CDT
Ruthless Cynic wrote:I am beyond impressed with your gallery of Black Zarak. Bravo! Were there any dicey bits with the Gold Plastic? I thought I remember hearing a PhD Chemist, wife of one of the podcasters, explained what the problem was with it, what I was unclear of, was whether there was a cure or compound you could treat it with. Thanks again for all your hard work!


As far as we know, there is no cure for gold plastic syndrome. It's just a matter of time before something happens to it. Due to my experience handling gold plastic, I know what to expect and how to reduce, but not eliminate damage. In the case of Black Zarak, it was easier to figure out where the problems would arise because it's identical to Scorponok, just with gold plastic.

I was doing really good with the shield until I knocked over Black Zarak. It was just one of those fluke moments, not thinking, in a hurry, next thing I know he knocked over. I was lucky that the shield didn't crack in half or something else that would have been catastrophic, instead, the peg hole just broke cleanly into a few pieces which I superglued back into place.

I was most scared of his tail because it's got the rivet in it. There's no back up plan for that at this time. When I had him in his serpent mode, I was very worried that the weight of the toy would make the stand collapse and the toy would fall on its gold plastic tail. Fortunately, that did not happen and the tail didn't shatter when I transformed it.

While it did not escape damage, the damage it sustained was damage I was more or less expecting. It was typical damage that one would expect to find with a Black Zarak toy. I was just plain lucky and experienced that nothing else happened while handling this toy.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402497)
Posted by Sirtank on July 19th, 2012 @ 9:02pm CDT
About 10 years ago I bought one on ebay for around $450. Perfect condition with stickers unapplied. I hadn't heard of the gold plastic syndrome yet, so you can imagine how shocked I was when I placed the shield on his arm and the connector piece broke. I ended up selling him shortly after that, for about the same price I paid.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402508)
Posted by Slick_Prime on July 19th, 2012 @ 9:29pm CDT
Oh god, just looking at this gallery is giving me anxiety about it breaking. :shock:
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402517)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 19th, 2012 @ 10:01pm CDT
Of all the TFs Takara / Hasbro has ever re-released, this is one that really ought to get done.

Hell, even a 3rd party company that'd make replacement parts would be welcome by all I'd wager.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402520)
Posted by jamarmiller on July 19th, 2012 @ 10:40pm CDT
yeah, I too wish they would re-release this guy, Galaxy Shuttle, and Blue Bacachus ( sp ?)

Then my G1 collection would be finally completed, sucks they dont
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402527)
Posted by Rated X on July 19th, 2012 @ 11:00pm CDT
Very impressive. As always the galleries were nicely done. I never knew he had a different head sculpt. I always thought it was a straight repaint. So this is the figure that started the "gold plastic syndrome" outrage ???
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402529)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 19th, 2012 @ 11:05pm CDT
Impressive gallery. *Plays Taps for another Black Zarak*
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402534)
Posted by DISCHARGE on July 19th, 2012 @ 11:24pm CDT
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This is the gun he uses to shoot out 'SUPER-MEGA-ULTRA-AWESOME-RAYS'
The box for that guy is such a nice piece of artwork too. Great gallery.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402538)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 19th, 2012 @ 11:29pm CDT
God, I can just TASTE the photographer's fear in every pictures. :shock:
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402543)
Posted by Andrius on July 20th, 2012 @ 12:05am CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:I want this figure, but I know I'd never be able to justify the price thanks to GPS.

Everyday I pray to see an announcement of a re-issue...


If one were released, with an absolutely identical color-scheme, would it still ultimately suffer from GPS? In other words, have whatever chemical issues that generally cause this been sorted out?
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402544)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2012 @ 12:06am CDT
Dakatsu Mode!!!!! :KREMZEEK: This is my first time ever seeing it done in toy form.

Though, two things:
1. How'd you remove the head?
2. Kinda disappointed that no pic of him in this form has him crawling on his belly all serpent style like he did in the show, but no real biggie.

Something I think would have been a really cool extra to this gallery would have been comparison pics with Cybertron Dark Scorponok (yes, I know it's been said that that figure is not a good homage, but it still an homage even if it is a rather loose one), and maybe a group shot comparing BlackZarak, G1 Scorponok, Energon Scorponok (or Super Link MegaZarak), and Cybertron Dark Scorponok, but I digress. :-B

Also, what's this other mode being advertised here along with the Robot, Scorpion, and Base modes? Anyone here Japanese-savvy enough to tell what it says?

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Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402554)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2012 @ 12:51am CDT
Andrius wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:I want this figure, but I know I'd never be able to justify the price thanks to GPS.

Everyday I pray to see an announcement of a re-issue...


If one were released, with an absolutely identical color-scheme, would it still ultimately suffer from GPS? In other words, have whatever chemical issues that generally cause this been sorted out?


I would think they would take pains to use one of the other brownish plastics like we've seen in more recent figures or go to gold chromed and gold painted parts instead of the gold plastic. It'd be interesting to see what they would do.

As for gold plastic itself, I thought it had been eliminated a long while ago and/or that gold plastic was no longer being used for Transformers. And then came along the Star Wars Transformers Chewbacca toy ... with gold plastic. I'm still determined that HFTD Leader Class Starscream uses gold plastic as well. Time will tell.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402557)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2012 @ 1:01am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Dakatsu Mode!!!!! :KREMZEEK: This is my first time ever seeing it done in toy form.


Nor had I. Nice to finally have some actual pictures of him in this "mode".

Sabrblade wrote:Though, two things:
1. How'd you remove the head?


If you're referring to the Scorponok head ... I used the KO reproduction head for those shots, as well as any shots where the arms and legs are posed. Most of the shots in Scorponok's gallery are using the actual toy except for when he's in head mode and posed.

Sabrblade wrote:2. Kinda disappointed that no pic of him in this form has him crawling on his belly all serpent style like he did in the show, but no real biggie.


Not sure that he did that ... I watched the last episode of Masterforce over and over again while doing the serpent mode. If he did do that, it was just a minor scene that I missed while taking photos. I'm sure we'll be just fine without pics like that since I did the far more complicated shots with him upright in his serpent mode.

Sabrblade wrote:Something I think would have been a really cool extra to this gallery would have been comparison pics with Cybertron Dark Scorponok (yes, I know it's been said that that figure is not a good homage, but it still an homage even if it is a rather loose one), and maybe a group shot comparing BlackZarak, G1 Scorponok, Energon Scorponok (or Super Link MegaZarak), and Cybertron Dark Scorponok, but I digress. :-B


I wanted to keep this gallery true to him being a G1 toy. Dark Scorponok is not an homage of Black Zarak as far as I'm concerned. I've seen some nice fan made customs of Dark Scorponok as Black Zarak ... those are much better. I hope these pictures will demonstrate how not an homage Dark Scorponok is.

Sabrblade wrote:Also, what's this other mode being advertised here along with the Robot, Scorpion, and Base modes? Anyone here Japanese-savvy enough to tell what it says?

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They're not modes ... the box is just showing you the figure transforming between his 3 modes. I'd be willing to bet the arrows say "Start", "Change", "Change", "Change", and "Finish". Scorponok's box show the exact same in-between modes next to those words.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402563)
Posted by Blurrz on July 20th, 2012 @ 1:39am CDT
This thing is a spectacle, congratulations on the clutch gallery!
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402564)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2012 @ 1:47am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Though, two things:
1. How'd you remove the head?


If you're referring to the Scorponok head ... I used the KO reproduction head for those shots, as well as any shots where the arms and legs are posed. Most of the shots in Scorponok's gallery are using the actual toy except for when he's in head mode and posed.
I meant for the Dakatsu Mode, in which the red BlackZarak head isn't present.

Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:2. Kinda disappointed that no pic of him in this form has him crawling on his belly all serpent style like he did in the show, but no real biggie.


Not sure that he did that ... I watched the last episode of Masterforce over and over again while doing the serpent mode. If he did do that, it was just a minor scene that I missed while taking photos. I'm sure we'll be just fine without pics like that since I did the far more complicated shots with him upright in his serpent mode.
'Kay.

Though, here's some shots of the Dakatsu Mode sitting on its belly from the episode.
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Seibertron wrote:They're not modes ... the box is just showing you the figure transforming between his 3 modes. I'd be willing to bet the arrows say "Start", "Change", "Change", "Change", and "Finish". Scorponok's box show the exact same in-between modes next to those words.
Oh, that's too bad. They look like neat little alternative base modes.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402566)
Posted by njb902 on July 20th, 2012 @ 2:06am CDT
any reason to belive that the have come up with a new gold plastic that dosnt suffer from GPS?
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402568)
Posted by alldarker on July 20th, 2012 @ 2:45am CDT
Ohhh, man! even though Scorponok is my favorite G1 Transformer, I've never really allowed myself to like Black Zarak, due to the cost and vunerability of the toy. Actually, even the idea of anything breaking on my Scorponok scares me.

But as usual (and I've said this so often before) you've made BZ look awesome, and now I almost want to own him. Dakastu mode is pretty awesome! I've never seen that in actual toy mode, and I'm going to have to try that with Scorponok!
It's too bad you couldn't work out anything with Darkov's parts, but I hear he's fully out of the repro-parts game and he wouldn't be making any more BZ parts anyhow.

njb902 wrote:any reason to belive that the have come up with a new gold plastic that dosnt suffer from GPS?

I think Ryan answered most of your question already earlier:
Seibertron wrote:I would think they would take pains to use one of the other brownish plastics like we've seen in more recent figures or go to gold chromed and gold painted parts instead of the gold plastic. It'd be interesting to see what they would do.

As for gold plastic itself, I thought it had been eliminated a long while ago and/or that gold plastic was no longer being used for Transformers. And then came along the Star Wars Transformers Chewbacca toy ... with gold plastic. I'm still determined that HFTD Leader Class Starscream uses gold plastic as well. Time will tell.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402572)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 20th, 2012 @ 2:58am CDT
Oh my. :shock: Valiant work, fearless leader! Sorry to hear about the casualties, but you did a great service to us fans. :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402574)
Posted by RhA on July 20th, 2012 @ 3:08am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Oh my. :shock: Valiant work, fearless leader! Sorry to hear about the casualties, but you did a great service to us fans. :APPLAUSE:

:lol: This!
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402581)
Posted by Mykltron on July 20th, 2012 @ 4:27am CDT
Impressive looking figure but that helmet looks awful - too organic and rounded for such a blocky figure. It also renders the headmaster gimmick rather pointless as you can't see it.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402598)
Posted by RhA on July 20th, 2012 @ 7:32am CDT
Mykltron wrote:Impressive looking figure but that helmet looks awful - too organic and rounded for such a blocky figure. It also renders the headmaster gimmick rather pointless as you can't see it.


Toywise, yes. The show did explain it, though.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402636)
Posted by BeastProwl on July 20th, 2012 @ 9:48am CDT
VERY nice gallery, and I'm glad you finally did it! but WOW I had no idea just how fragile gold plastic could be.
I still have my G2 electro, and, while I dont mess with him much, he's not that fragile. Just yesterday he fell off my shelf when my cat knocked him off. I thought he was done. But I checked on him and he just fell, no harm done. Maybe it's because, up until recently, he's been in a dark box, inside another box for like, 10 years. I really dont know. 8-} Just lucky I guess

Still, as always, jealous of your photography skills and your massive collection. I need to get off my rump and start saving up for a new camera. No, I need to stop saying I will, and actually DO it. :lol:
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402640)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2012 @ 9:54am CDT
Rated X wrote:Very impressive. As always the galleries were nicely done. I never knew he had a different head sculpt. I always thought it was a straight repaint. So this is the figure that started the "gold plastic syndrome" outrage ???


Yes, Black Zarak is the first Transformers toy to use gold plastic.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402642)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2012 @ 9:56am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Though, two things:
1. How'd you remove the head?


If you're referring to the Scorponok head ... I used the KO reproduction head for those shots, as well as any shots where the arms and legs are posed. Most of the shots in Scorponok's gallery are using the actual toy except for when he's in head mode and posed.
I meant for the Dakatsu Mode, in which the red BlackZarak head isn't present.


The red head just pops off. It's just attached via two large pegs on each side of the head, in a similar fashion to the "helmet" for Scorponok. The serpent mode can be achieved just as easily with Scorponok.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402646)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2012 @ 10:02am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Though, two things:
1. How'd you remove the head?


If you're referring to the Scorponok head ... I used the KO reproduction head for those shots, as well as any shots where the arms and legs are posed. Most of the shots in Scorponok's gallery are using the actual toy except for when he's in head mode and posed.
I meant for the Dakatsu Mode, in which the red BlackZarak head isn't present.

Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:2. Kinda disappointed that no pic of him in this form has him crawling on his belly all serpent style like he did in the show, but no real biggie.


Not sure that he did that ... I watched the last episode of Masterforce over and over again while doing the serpent mode. If he did do that, it was just a minor scene that I missed while taking photos. I'm sure we'll be just fine without pics like that since I did the far more complicated shots with him upright in his serpent mode.
'Kay.

Though, here's some shots of the Dakatsu Mode sitting on its belly from the episode.
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Thanks for the screenshots. That pose can be accomplished. One day I'll take some photos of Black Zarak like that.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402655)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 20th, 2012 @ 10:40am CDT
Congratulations on completing an endeavor only a few would dare. :APPLAUSE:

Sabrblade wrote:Also, what's this other mode being advertised here along with the Robot, Scorpion, and Base modes? Anyone here Japanese-savvy enough to tell what it says?

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That's indeed the different stages of transformation, standard issue in G1. Fortunately, I know some Japanese and I can tell you what the words say:

1) Black Sasori, or "Black Scorpion"
2) Transform
3) Black Zarak
4) Destron Yousai, or "Decepticon Fortress"
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402673)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2012 @ 11:38am CDT
RhA wrote:
Mykltron wrote:Impressive looking figure but that helmet looks awful - too organic and rounded for such a blocky figure. It also renders the headmaster gimmick rather pointless as you can't see it.


Toywise, yes. The show did explain it, though.
Erm, well, not exactly.

It did hint at an explanation for this, but it didn't quite go into full detail about it.

See, one of the show's flaws is that, while it did introduce a who lot of cool concepts, it didn't quite go about giving explanations for all of them. It wasn't until after the series ended that they went back and made a new clip show episode special to explain a bunch of these concepts, but in regards to BlackZarak, all it explained about him was that he was Scorponok after having built a new Transtector (after his old MegaZarak one was destroyed), but was captured and brianwashed by Devil Z before he could "Head On!" with his new BlackZarak Transtector.

The actual explanation about BlackZarak being able to function without his head was givin in the Chōjin Masterforce manga, in which it was explained that the smaller Scorponok Headmaster isn't inside BlackZarak's head, but is actually wired to the body inside the Transtector's chest.

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Seibertron wrote:The red head just pops off. It's just attached via two large pegs on each side of the head, in a similar fashion to the "helmet" for Scorponok. The serpent mode can be achieved just as easily with Scorponok.
Got it. Never owned or even played with a G1 Scorponok (but I'd like to).

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That's indeed the different stages of transformation, standard issue in G1. Fortunately, I know some Japanese and I can tell you what the words say:

1) Black Sasori, or "Black Scorpion"
2) Transform
3) Black Zarak
4) Destron Yousai, or "Decepticon Fortress"
Thanks.

Still would have made some cool extra base modes. ;)
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402756)
Posted by morphobots on July 20th, 2012 @ 5:03pm CDT
The envy I experienced upon Ryan purchasing this beast is now eclipsed by my astonishment that he actually transformed it. If that isn't the ultimate expression of dedication after the flash flood catastrophe, I don't know what is. The gallery is more than fabulous, it is/should be legendary.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402788)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2012 @ 7:06pm CDT
morphobots wrote:The envy I experienced upon Ryan purchasing this beast is now eclipsed by my astonishment that he actually transformed it. If that isn't the ultimate expression of dedication after the flash flood catastrophe, I don't know what is. The gallery is more than fabulous, it is/should be legendary.


Thanks for the compliments. It means a lot to me that all of you seem to really appreciate and understand my level of dedication to this fandom, to Seibertron.com, and most importantly ... to the fans of Seibertron.com.

If you thought Black Zarak was the ultimate expression of dedication ... just wait for the next round of galleries coming over the next couple of weeks including the likes of Scorponok (poster earlier today), Overlord, Grand Maximus, Brave Maximus, and new pictures for Fortress Maximus' existing galleries!
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402808)
Posted by RAcast on July 20th, 2012 @ 8:43pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
morphobots wrote:The envy I experienced upon Ryan purchasing this beast is now eclipsed by my astonishment that he actually transformed it. If that isn't the ultimate expression of dedication after the flash flood catastrophe, I don't know what is. The gallery is more than fabulous, it is/should be legendary.


Thanks for the compliments. It means a lot to me that all of you seem to really appreciate and understand my level of dedication to this fandom, to Seibertron.com, and most importantly ... to the fans of Seibertron.com.

If you thought Black Zarak was the ultimate expression of dedication ... just wait for the next round of galleries coming over the next couple of weeks including the likes of Scorponok (poster earlier today), Overlord, Grand Maximus, Brave Maximus, and new pictures for Fortress Maximus' existing galleries!


Of course! If it weren't for you, we wouldn't have this forum, let alone all of the simply glorious galleries you've posted. Looking forward to the upcoming ones, especially Overlord and Brave Max!
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402846)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2012 @ 10:40pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:If you thought Black Zarak was the ultimate expression of dedication ... just wait for the next round of galleries coming over the next couple of weeks including the likes of Scorponok (poster earlier today), Overlord, Grand Maximus, Brave Maximus, and new pictures for Fortress Maximus' existing galleries!
You spoil us, good sir. Image

Though, since you bring up the Fort Max molds, do you have (or plan on getting) the Lucky Draw Brave Maximus, which includes all of the G1 Fort Max accessories (including the swords) that were missing from the retail Brave Max release? ;)
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402850)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2012 @ 10:48pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:If you thought Black Zarak was the ultimate expression of dedication ... just wait for the next round of galleries coming over the next couple of weeks including the likes of Scorponok (poster earlier today), Overlord, Grand Maximus, Brave Maximus, and new pictures for Fortress Maximus' existing galleries!
You spoil us, good sir. Image

Though, since you bring up the Fort Max molds, do you have (or plan on getting) the Lucky Draw Brave Maximus, which includes all of the G1 Fort Max accessories (including the swords) that were missing from the retail Brave Max release? ;)


The accessories were never available with the Lucky Draw Cybertron Base. The accessories themselves were given away as a Lucky Draw set from Takara, sans Brave Maximus.

No I do not plan on getting any Lucky Draw items, not unless I win the lottery.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402859)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2012 @ 11:11pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:The accessories were never available with the Lucky Draw Cybertron Base. The accessories themselves were given away as a Lucky Draw set from Takara, sans Brave Maximus.

No I do not plan on getting any Lucky Draw items, not unless I win the lottery.
I wasn't referring to RobotMasters Cybertron Base.

Though, if you knew someone (not refering to me) who had the Lucky Draw accessories, would you do a gallery with them and Brave Max if they let you borrow them?
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402865)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2012 @ 11:32pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:The accessories were never available with the Lucky Draw Cybertron Base. The accessories themselves were given away as a Lucky Draw set from Takara, sans Brave Maximus.

No I do not plan on getting any Lucky Draw items, not unless I win the lottery.
I wasn't referring to RobotMasters Cybertron Base.

Though, if you knew someone (not refering to me) who had the Lucky Draw accessories, would you do a gallery with them and Brave Max if they let you borrow them?


Maybe. Though I would prefer to own them ... it gives me motivation to work on these galleries and to complete my collection. Taking photos of someone else's items takes away all the steam from me wanting it, plus it scares the crap out of me handling someone else's rare Transformers items.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402878)
Posted by xyl360 on July 21st, 2012 @ 12:55am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:The accessories were never available with the Lucky Draw Cybertron Base. The accessories themselves were given away as a Lucky Draw set from Takara, sans Brave Maximus.

No I do not plan on getting any Lucky Draw items, not unless I win the lottery.
I wasn't referring to RobotMasters Cybertron Base.

Though, if you knew someone (not refering to me) who had the Lucky Draw accessories, would you do a gallery with them and Brave Max if they let you borrow them?


Maybe. Though I would prefer to own them ... it gives me motivation to work on these galleries and to complete my collection. Taking photos of someone else's items takes away all the steam from me wanting it, plus it scares the crap out of me handling someone else's rare Transformers items.

Speaking of which, is it possible for any of us who might wish to to make PayPal donations to you in order to provide fundage for specific figures of our choosing for you to purchase for your collection so that you can do galleries for them?

I ask because you've mentioned before that there are some figures which are pricier than you're willing to pay for them and that's why you don't own them and thus don't have galleries for them.

I'm not saying I'd buy you a bunch of Lucky Draw figures or anything, but I'd certainly donate to the cause of some other less expensive figures I'd like to see in the galleries.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402883)
Posted by Seibertron on July 21st, 2012 @ 1:34am CDT
xyl360 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:The accessories were never available with the Lucky Draw Cybertron Base. The accessories themselves were given away as a Lucky Draw set from Takara, sans Brave Maximus.

No I do not plan on getting any Lucky Draw items, not unless I win the lottery.
I wasn't referring to RobotMasters Cybertron Base.

Though, if you knew someone (not refering to me) who had the Lucky Draw accessories, would you do a gallery with them and Brave Max if they let you borrow them?


Maybe. Though I would prefer to own them ... it gives me motivation to work on these galleries and to complete my collection. Taking photos of someone else's items takes away all the steam from me wanting it, plus it scares the crap out of me handling someone else's rare Transformers items.

Speaking of which, is it possible for any of us who might wish to to make PayPal donations to you in order to provide fundage for specific figures of our choosing for you to purchase for your collection so that you can do galleries for them?

I ask because you've mentioned before that there are some figures which are pricier than you're willing to pay for them and that's why you don't own them and thus don't have galleries for them.

I'm not saying I'd buy you a bunch of Lucky Draw figures or anything, but I'd certainly donate to the cause of some other less expensive figures I'd like to see in the galleries.


I'm flattered and I appreciate the offer. While I will admit it is tempting to see what galleries could be accomplished via many people pooling together small donations, I don't feel that this would be appropriate since Seibertron.com is an actual business.

On that note, which figures are you interested in having me take photos of? I might own them already and just need some direction of where to point my camera the next time I'm caught up with current releases of figures.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402887)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2012 @ 2:11am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Maybe. Though I would prefer to own them ... it gives me motivation to work on these galleries and to complete my collection. Taking photos of someone else's items takes away all the steam from me wanting it, plus it scares the crap out of me handling someone else's rare Transformers items.
Was the Green Unicron gallery a borrowed item?
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402888)
Posted by xyl360 on July 21st, 2012 @ 2:32am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:The accessories were never available with the Lucky Draw Cybertron Base. The accessories themselves were given away as a Lucky Draw set from Takara, sans Brave Maximus.

No I do not plan on getting any Lucky Draw items, not unless I win the lottery.
I wasn't referring to RobotMasters Cybertron Base.

Though, if you knew someone (not refering to me) who had the Lucky Draw accessories, would you do a gallery with them and Brave Max if they let you borrow them?


Maybe. Though I would prefer to own them ... it gives me motivation to work on these galleries and to complete my collection. Taking photos of someone else's items takes away all the steam from me wanting it, plus it scares the crap out of me handling someone else's rare Transformers items.

Speaking of which, is it possible for any of us who might wish to to make PayPal donations to you in order to provide fundage for specific figures of our choosing for you to purchase for your collection so that you can do galleries for them?

I ask because you've mentioned before that there are some figures which are pricier than you're willing to pay for them and that's why you don't own them and thus don't have galleries for them.

I'm not saying I'd buy you a bunch of Lucky Draw figures or anything, but I'd certainly donate to the cause of some other less expensive figures I'd like to see in the galleries.


I'm flattered and I appreciate the offer. While I will admit it is tempting to see what galleries could be accomplished via many people pooling together small donations, I don't feel that this would be appropriate since Seibertron.com is an actual business.

On that note, which figures are you interested in having me take photos of? I might own them already and just need some direction of where to point my camera the next time I'm caught up with current releases of figures.

Well, I wasn't talking about small donations. I was actually planning on giving you money to purchase some figures of my choosing, in particular, some Beast Wars figures. Especially Japanese variants. Almost the entire line has at least subtle variances in the paint schemes/color schemes when compared to their US counterparts (my own collection is largely made up of all of the Beast Wars figures from both Takara and Hasbro as well as their re-used molds in other lines like Armada and Beast Machines).

I'd like Seibertron's galleries to become an index of every figure ever made, including all variants and re-uses of molds as well as other versions of each character, pretty much identical to what can be found on TFU.info, but with your far superior galleries instead of their 2~3 pictures (which are often not that great).

It would be like having an online database of beautiful pictorial reviews with the most accurate representations of what the figures actually look like in real life.

I mentioned Beast Wars specifically because a while back I mentioned that one of the Japanese versions of a figure from the line didn't have a gallery, and you mentioned you hadn't found one for a reasonable price, so I'm basically offering to fund the purchase of one which would be 'unreasonably priced' so that it could have a gallery. I would of course be donating it, as I myself already own the figure and I don't need a duplicate.
Re: New Super God Masterforce gallery: Black Zarak with Black Roritchi and Scorponok (1402900)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 21st, 2012 @ 4:37am CDT
:BOWDOWN:

You actually did it! I'm going to break a tear.......GPS, I so hate that phenomena.....

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