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Takara Tomy Posts New Online Manga for Selects Star Convoy

Postby Emerje » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:02 pm

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A new two page online manga has been posted to Takara Tomy Mall featuring Generations Selects Star Convoy. The manga appears to explain Convoy's evolution into Star Convoy. It also features Galvatron, probably not a coincidence that one of the teased silhouettes we were shown used the Titans Return/Legends Galvatron mold (believed to be Super Megatron). The manga features a battle between Star Convoy and an invading force of Dark Nova's Novaroids. Note that this story takes place in 2011 while the events of Battlestars takes place sometime after 2026.


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Thanks to Cyberpath for passing this along! If you have more details about what's happening in this manga feel free to post them in the Energon Pub forums below.
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Re: Takara Tomy Posts New Online Manga for Selects Star Convoy

Postby Powered Convoy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:09 am

I posted this a couple of days ago in the Selects thread:
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But no one seemed to notice that I even posted it (staff or normal users). :D
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Re: Takara Tomy Posts New Online Manga for Selects Star Convoy

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:26 am

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Powered Convoy wrote:I posted this a couple of days ago in the Selects thread:
transformers-generations-selects-series-discussion-p2019083.php#p2019083

But no one seemed to notice that I even posted it (staff or normal users). :D
I would have noticed, Randy, but for some reason I stopped receiving email notifications for that thread, and only just now realized that I was two whole pages behind in catching up with it. :oops:

Anyway, for something like this to get news'd, it's best to copy a post's URL, click the "Submit News" button in the News drop-down menu found in the bar at the top of the page, and then paste the post's URL into the text box of the Contact Seibertron.com page, along with providing your name, email, and a written Subject for the message. ;)^
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Re: Takara Tomy Posts New Online Manga for Selects Star Convoy

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:08 am

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Anyway, here's a full English translation of the comic, courtesy of Allspark.com user Creedence:

In the year 2011, the battling Chief Convoy and Galvatron were called into another dimension by a mysterious existence!

Galvatron: Wha? So have Convoy and I died!?

Thus the two were shown the future they were destined for!

Convoy: Ah...

Galvatron: Enough play! I'll kill you first!

Convoy: Wait, Galvatron! Maybe this being is...

Primus: Children of the stars... the world is now in crisis...

Galvatron: What is this!?

Convoy: The Earth!

Primus: Bring back the proper history with the power of the Silver Matrix!

Convoy: Ah... I feel it! The "Power of Stars"!

Convoy: Transform! Is this a vision of the future... a prototype, in another words?!

By the light of the Silver Matrix carrying the power of universal creation

Convoy's body was upgraded!


Galvatron: Convoy, you fool! He said you will die in the future!

Behold! This form is the new Star Warrior, Star Convoy!

Star Convoy: You do not understand, Galvatron!

Star Convoy: Silver Matrix Combine!

Star Convoy: Matrix Weapon, Big Bang Cannon!

Star Convoy: Even if this body will be sacrificed in the future, let it! If I am to die with a shining star on my chest, I think I will be proud of it.

Star Convoy: That is the Cybertron soul!

Star Convoy: The light is extinguished... did it leave for another world? Thank you... Primus.

Thus, the world's crisis was ended... but...

Galvatron: I see now! The deaths the future will bring! Everything is my destiny and also that power of stars.

Galvatron: I, Galvatron, have this!


Note: The narration line of "Behold! This form is the new Star Warrior, Star Convoy!" has been slightly edited by myself to read a bit better, as the original translation of it read as "Look! This figure is the new Star Warrior, Star Convoy!"

Also, the "Cybertron soul" bit refers to that of the Autobot faction, not Planet Cybertron.

The glowing yellow head is Primus, based on the design of the G1 Rodimus Prime toy's head, in reference to the old Lucky Draw Primus toy that was a chrome redeco of the Rodimus Prime toy.

With this taking place in 2011, it comes before The Headmasters cartoon, as the viewscreens at top of the first page show Optimus and Galvatron each witnessing their respective final deaths in that show.
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Re: Takara Tomy Posts New Online Manga for Selects Star Convoy

Postby Emerje » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:13 pm

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Powered Convoy wrote:I posted this a couple of days ago in the Selects thread:
transformers-generations-selects-series-discussion-p2019083.php#p2019083

But no one seemed to notice that I even posted it (staff or normal users). :D

Sorry about that! I thought I had seen it in the comic forum before, but couldn't find it and thought maybe I really only saw it in the inbox. Though Cyberpath actually emailed it to us about the same time you posted it, it just took a while before one of us were available to news it.

And I'm glad we have a translation. It's pretty much what I thought it was about, but for the life of my I couldn't figure what the floating gold head was. :lol:

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Re: Takara Tomy Posts New Online Manga for Selects Star Convoy

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:56 pm

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Another Selects online manga, this time for the Seacons Turtler and Gulf. Also featuring Halfshell of the Beast Wars II Seacons.

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Re: Takara Tomy Posts New Online Manga for Selects Star Convoy

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:17 am

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BWTF has acquired a full English translation (courtesy of fellow longtime Transformers fan and professional translator Doug Dlin) of the new Turtler comic produced for the release of the Generations Selects Seacons Turtler and Gulf.

This comic follows on directly after the end of the previous Star Convoy comic, and kinda jumps around from flashback to present to flashback to present rather than flowing chronologically. Also, unlike most Japanese manga, this comic reads from left-to-right.

To help better understand this comic, back in the Star Convoy comic, Convoy (Optimus Prime) and Galvatron were pulled into another dimension by Primus, who showed them their future deaths that awaited them (in the Headmasters cartoon) as well as a future enemy that was coming to attack this world. Convoy accepted his fate and resolved to save this world from said enemy, being temporarily upgraded into Star Convoy to drive the enemy off. Thus, Convoy was sent back to his homeworld while Galvatron, who had not accepted his fate, remained behind, seeking a power of his own to avoid his fated death.

In this comic (scroll below if you want to read it first before reading this little summary), Galvatron is happened upon by this world's version of Turtler and Halfshell, who are space pirates and not subordinates of Galvatron. They offer to make a deal with Galvatron that will give him the same power that Convoy had received, in exchange for their extracting the Angolmois Energy from within Galvatron (which he has since he was originally upgraded by Unicron). Galvatron reluctantly agrees and, while he is in stasis, Halfshell uses the extracted Angolmois Energy to upgrade Turtler into a new form (based on the look of his new Selects toy), dubbing him the new "King of the Seacons."

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Re: Takara Tomy Posts New Online Manga for Selects Star Convoy

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:29 pm

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So what this comic gives us:

  • Turtler and Halfshell are "brothers", though in what context (familial, in-arms) remains to be seen
  • Seacons are a Decepticon clan of some sort?
  • Turtler's new form uses a form of Unicron's life energy
  • With the Unicron energy siphoned from Galvatron, he may revert to a Megatron-like form. This sets the stage for the upcoming Super Megatron toy.
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Re: Takara Tomy Posts New Online Manga for Selects Star Convoy

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:20 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Turtler and Halfshell are "brothers", though in what context (familial, in-arms) remains to be seen
The term used in the text is 同型 (dōkei), meaning "same type". "Brother" was used to convey the sense that the two merely share the same body-type.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Seacons are a Decepticon clan of some sort?
Space pirates, basically, like those from Beast Wars Second who were their own unit.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:With the Unicron energy siphoned from Galvatron, he may revert to a Megatron-like form. This sets the stage for the upcoming Super Megatron toy.
I've my own theory on this. With this being Galvatron from between G1 Season 3 and The Headmasters, and his having his Angolmois Energy extracted from his body in this comic, I'm wondering if this might be an attempted explanation for why Galvatron is no longer ragingly mad during The Headmasters. As though to say the lava bath on Thrull might have actually just destabilized the Angolmois Energy within him, driving him insane in the first place, and now with its removal here this could explain why he's much more sound-minded in The Headmasters.
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English Translation for Transformers Selects Seacons Turtler Manga Comic

Postby Stargrave » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:25 pm

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Grab your snorkels and floaties kids, because thanks to our own Sabrblade we've been notified that Ben's World of Transformers has posted an English Translation for the comic included with Turtler, the captain of the new Transformer Generations Selects Seacons, and we're diving in!

As Sabrblade has been a long fan of the Legends Manga and associated comics we've included his summary of the issue here. He gives a great break down of where the story has been so far:
"This comic follow on directly after the end of the previous Star Convoy comic, and kinda jumps around from flashback to present to flashback to present rather than flowing chronologically. Also, unlike most Japanese manga, this comic reads from left-to-right.

To help better understand this comic, back in the Star Convoy comic, Convoy (Optimus Prime) and Galvatron were pulled into another dimension by Primus, who showed them their future deaths that awaited them (in the Headmasters cartoon) as well as a future enemy that was coming to attack this world. Convoy accepted his fate and resolved to save this world from said enemy, being temporarily upgraded into Star Convoy to drive the enemy off. Thus, Convoy was sent back to his homeworld while Galvatron, who had not accepted his fate, remained behind, seeking a power of his own to avoid his fated death."

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"Galvatron is happened upon by this world's version of Turtler and Halfshell, who are space pirates and not subordinates of Galvatron. They offer to make a deal with Galvatron that will give him the same power that Convoy had received, in exchange for their extracting the Angolmois Energy from within Galvatron (which he has since he was originally upgraded by Unicron). Galvatron reluctantly agrees and, while he is in stasis, Halfshell uses the extracted Angolmois Energy to upgrade Turtler into a new form (based on the look of his new Selects toy), dubbing him the new "King of the Seacons."

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Re: Takara Tomy Posts New Online Manga for Selects Star Convoy

Postby Decepticon Stryker » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:18 am

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Ah, so this is what leads to Super Megatron.
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Postby serre prime » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:23 am

interesting,
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Postby Skritz » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:58 am

Decepticon Stryker wrote:Ah, so this is what leads to Super Megatron.


Unless they do an Ultra Megatron at Leader size its going to be funny to match him up against Star Convoy when he is one size class too small.
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Skritz wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Ah, so this is what leads to Super Megatron.


Unless they do an Ultra Megatron at Leader size its going to be funny to match him up against Star Convoy when he is one size class too small.



Alternatively, to mention Galvatron and Angolmois Energy to me, signifies perhaps a new toy for this guy:

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Postby Skritz » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:08 pm

AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Skritz wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Ah, so this is what leads to Super Megatron.


Unless they do an Ultra Megatron at Leader size its going to be funny to match him up against Star Convoy when he is one size class too small.



Alternatively, to mention Galvatron and Angolmois Energy to me, signifies perhaps a new toy for this guy:

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Oh man you just had to hype me up at the possibility didn't you? :HEADHURTS:
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:lol: Better he become another Galvatron, than degrading him to something inferior...
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Postby Skritz » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:22 pm

AllNewSuperRobot wrote::lol: Better he become another Galvatron, than degrading him to something inferior...


Technically there is nothing which says his Super Megatron form is weaker. It just seem to imply his appearance and personality are reverted to his Megatron self. This isn't the Unicron trilogy where a 'Galvatron' is just a repaint and upgrade to his Megatron state. :roll:
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Skritz wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote::lol: Better he become another Galvatron, than degrading him to something inferior...


Technically there is nothing which says his Super Megatron form is weaker. It just seem to imply his appearance and personality are reverted to his Megatron self. This isn't the Unicron trilogy where a 'Galvatron' is just a repaint and upgrade to his Megatron state. :roll:



It's not about weakness. My first foray into Transformers was The Movie, wherein to the bright eyes of a 3/4yo, Galvatron was superior to Megatron in every single way. For the most part, Simon Furman agrees with that too. There is only one consistently good Megatron (Yesss) and he was never associated with a Galvatron.
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Postby Skritz » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:31 pm

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Skritz wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote::lol: Better he become another Galvatron, than degrading him to something inferior...


Technically there is nothing which says his Super Megatron form is weaker. It just seem to imply his appearance and personality are reverted to his Megatron self. This isn't the Unicron trilogy where a 'Galvatron' is just a repaint and upgrade to his Megatron state. :roll:



It's not about weakness. My first foray into Transformers was The Movie, wherein to the bright eyes of a 3/4yo, Galvatron was superior to Megatron in every single way. For the most part, Simon Furman agrees with that too. There is only one consistently good Megatron (Yesss) and he was never associated with a Galvatron.


Amusingly that Megatron went through two upgrades (that weren't cheap repaints!) in the span of a single show yet never felt the need to rename himself.
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It is weird. You would have thought, given the context of the change, that TM 2 Megatron would have been renamed or renamed himself?
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Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:42 pm

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It's a matter of marketing. The Megatron name is popular and profitable.

The only reason the original Galvatron upgrade was such a big divergence in appearance and name was because Hasbro wanted to keep his being an upgraded Megatron in the movie a secret since they knew the toy would see release in stores before hit theaters (and because they didn't yet know how marketable and iconic their characters were at the time).
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Postby Skritz » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:59 pm

So I re-read the comic properly now and Galvatron is losing the Angolmois energy he has in him (presumably it was infused into him when he became Galvatron, which make sense). This does make sense for him to revert into some other form of Megatron. A form of Megatron which is still more powerful than his original form but not twisted and corrupted into the Unicron-created maniac that is Galvatron.

This also make the figure being a retooled Galvatron even more meta. :APPLAUSE:
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Skritz wrote:So I re-read the comic properly now and Galvatron is losing the Angolmois energy he has in him (presumably it was infused into him when he became Galvatron, which make sense). This does make sense for him to revert into some other form of Megatron. A form of Megatron which is still more powerful than his original form but not twisted and corrupted into the Unicron-created maniac that is Galvatron.

This also make the figure being a retooled Galvatron even more meta. :APPLAUSE:
Albeit, this transformation into Super Megatron will only be a temporary thing since Galvatron has to get back to his own universe in his Galvatron form in order to still be Galvatron when he partakes in the events of The Headmasters.
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Takara Tomy Posts New Turtler Manga Issues 2 and 3

Postby Stargrave » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:26 pm

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Posted to the TakaraTomy Mall are the two new issues in the Seacon Manga saga! This time Star Convoy is soaring in to lay down his Matrix upgradable justice on those pesky piranha pirates. Will his Matrix powered rifle be enough to stand against the combined might of these salty scallywags?

These have not yet been translated to English but if the last issue was any indication the translation can't be far behind. Enjoy the images below, and you can click on each to take you to the original PDF at TakaraTomy.

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