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Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:24 pm
by shajaki
=P~ =P~ =P~

one day.... one day...

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:01 pm
by Sabrblade
Super Convoy is pretty cool from a fictional standpoint. Though he's part of the Japanese G1 cartoon continuity, his backstory contains elements from the Hasbro packaging backstory of the Action Masters and the Marvel Comics origin of Powermaster Optimus Prime. The toy's backstory introduced Nebulos, Nebulan Binary-Bonding, the Hasbro Powermaster concept, the Nebulan scientist Hi-Q, and Nucleon into the Japanese continuity; and placed the setting of this toy's backstory after Operation Combination right before G-2, sort of in a "G1.5" era.

New Gallery: Transformers Zone C-350 Rabbicrater with Zone OVA VHS

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:45 am
by Va'al
In 1990, the Transformers Zone OVA videocassette was released in Japan, collecting the entirety of the Victory sequel - consisting of just the one episode! The 'series' follows new Autobot leader Dai Atlas, and focused on the Micromasters, in their Planet Zone defense base. Among them, Rabbicrater, commander of Zone City's lunar base and pilot, the newest offering in the Seibertron.com galleries!


The Rabbicrater figure itself is a blue redeco of the 1989 Skystalker mold, and transforms into a Porsche 959 sports car. Purchasing the OVA videocassette was the only means to acquire the figure too, and you can take a look at both items in our galleries, by clicking on any image below!

Zone Rabbicrater

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Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:57 am
by RhA
This is exactly the kind of stuff I love. Beautiful artwork and an obscure toy.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:12 am
by Sabrblade
Didn't realize how similar Metrobomb looks to both Skystalker and Rabbicrater, essentially using the former's altmode colors and the latter's robot mode colors.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:31 am
by ScottyP
Woo hoo, Zone stuff! Love it. The bots from this era really need more reissues, there are some plain stellar toys from Zone/Return of Convoy that take the Micromasters to another level of fun.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:09 am
by Desslok2201
It's things like this that make me realize how many holes there are in my collection

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:43 am
by monstrinhotron
Rabbi-Crater? that might be the oddest TF name since Erector.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:16 am
by Sabrblade
monstrinhotron wrote:Rabbi-Crater? that might be the oddest TF name since Erector.
The name comes from the Japanese folklore legend of the Rabbit of the Moon, as opposed to the Western forklore legend of the Man in the Moon.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:32 am
by RhA
Desslok2201 wrote:It's things like this that make me realize how many holes there are in my collection

Yeah. I've got a Dai Atlas-sized hole in my collection.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:54 am
by Jelze Bunnycat
RhA wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:It's things like this that make me realize how many holes there are in my collection

Yeah. I've got a Dai Atlas-sized hole in my collection.


I don't ;) Got the Kabaya kits of the Powered Masters, and they're great!

Sabrblade wrote:
monstrinhotron wrote:Rabbi-Crater? that might be the oddest TF name since Erector.
The name comes from the Japanese folklore legend of the Rabbit of the Moon, as opposed to the Western forklore legend of the Man in the Moon.


Japan has a lot of weird names, and Rabbicrater isn't weird, considering.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:54 am
by Amelie
I once had the misfortune a few years back to pass up on buying Rabbicrater for 50p (yes, FIFTY pence) because I didn't collect Micromasters. I passed on it, despite thinking "I'm sure that toy isn't normally blue".

Oh, ignorance is a terrible, terrible thing - if only I'd known! That said... I still don't research my japanese TFs nearly as much as I ought to. :P

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:36 am
by fenrir72
Amelie wrote:I once had the misfortune a few years back to pass up on buying Rabbicrater for 50p (yes, FIFTY pence) because I didn't collect Micromasters. I passed on it, despite thinking "I'm sure that toy isn't normally blue".

Oh, ignorance is a terrible, terrible thing - if only I'd known! That said... I still don't research my japanese TFs nearly as much as I ought to. :P


You're not the only one. Passed the opportunity to get a roughly $40. Dezaras because I wasn't familiar with him back then in 1992. :BOOM:

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:39 am
by fenrir72
Amelie wrote:I once had the misfortune a few years back to pass up on buying Rabbicrater for 50p (yes, FIFTY pence) because I didn't collect Micromasters. I passed on it, despite thinking "I'm sure that toy isn't normally blue".

Oh, ignorance is a terrible, terrible thing - if only I'd known! That said... I still don't research my japanese TFs nearly as much as I ought to. :P


You're not the only one. Passed the opportunity to get a roughly $40 Dezaras because I wasn't familiar with him back then in 1992. :BOOM:

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:34 am
by RhA
fenrir72 wrote:
Amelie wrote:I once had the misfortune a few years back to pass up on buying Rabbicrater for 50p (yes, FIFTY pence) because I didn't collect Micromasters. I passed on it, despite thinking "I'm sure that toy isn't normally blue".

Oh, ignorance is a terrible, terrible thing - if only I'd known! That said... I still don't research my japanese TFs nearly as much as I ought to. :P


You're not the only one. Passed the opportunity to get a roughly $40. Dezaras because I wasn't familiar with him back then in 1992. :BOOM:

Both these posts are so terrible even I feel the pain.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:12 am
by Amelie
I only remember so specifically because it was blue and I kept thinking "Should've bought it. Its a different colour" after I'd gone home :P

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:50 am
by Sabrblade
fenrir72 wrote:
Amelie wrote:I once had the misfortune a few years back to pass up on buying Rabbicrater for 50p (yes, FIFTY pence) because I didn't collect Micromasters. I passed on it, despite thinking "I'm sure that toy isn't normally blue".

Oh, ignorance is a terrible, terrible thing - if only I'd known! That said... I still don't research my japanese TFs nearly as much as I ought to. :P


You're not the only one. Passed the opportunity to get a roughly $40 Dezaras because I wasn't familiar with him back then in 1992. :BOOM:
Though not nearly as old as those two figures, I once passed on getting a sweet deal on a Beast Wars Telemocha Series Archadis to go with the BWTMS Waspeeter that I did get because, at the time, my primary goal was getting the BWTMS toys of just the American characters, forgetting that I also wanted the pack-in DVDs that came with each figure (including Archadis). :BANG_HEAD:

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:12 am
by megatronus
People stop you're making me :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:47 am
by Jelze Bunnycat
Amelie wrote:I once had the misfortune a few years back to pass up on buying Rabbicrater for 50p (yes, FIFTY pence) because I didn't collect Micromasters. I passed on it, despite thinking "I'm sure that toy isn't normally blue".


And I still hate you for that, I so wanted that one! :sad:

(kidding sweetie, I still love you *hugs*)

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:32 am
by redoutlander
These are some cool looking guys. I don't think that Hasbro or Shout would ever release english dubs, but I think it would be awsome to get a rerelease of this or some other Japan only stuf from the Headmaster/Victory/Masterforce era with a pack-in episode. I'd even take one with the same old school art cover!

New Galleries: Transformers Victory Liokaiser and the Breastforce

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:12 am
by Va'al
The Transformers franchise is currently all abuzz with Combiner Wars, so Seibertron.com has decided to take some time to showcase some earlier combiners too, and quite an update to our galleries and the fandom it is. They've shown up in the IDW comics (in Empire of Stone and the cover of this week's MTMTE), they're linked to the recent Masterpiece Star Saber figure - time to feast your optics and receptors on Liokaiser and the single Breastforce members: Leozack and Lionbreast, Drillhorn and Hornbreast, Guyhawk and Hawkbreast, Hellbat and KĊmoribreast, Jallguar and Jaguarbreast, Killbison and Bisonbreast!

Not only is the full set really quite expensive (the box set alone goes for $750 to $1,800 depending on the condition), it's also really hard to find them now in good condition, and to get the stickers to stay put due to the age of the adhesive and the toys - Seibertron took all his time and care to apply and reapply them for the galleries. And if that wasn't enough, Killbison is made of the extremely fragile gold plastic.

So, all that said, sit back, scroll down, click on any of the images below, and let us know what you think of Liokaiser and the team members of the Breastforce below. And who knows, maybe we can get Hasbro or Takara to include them in a late Combiner Wars re-imagining...


Victory Liokaiser

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Victory Leozack

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Victory Gaihawk

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Victory Hellbat

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Victory Jarugar

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Victory Killbison

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Victory Drillhorn

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Victory Lionbreast

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Victory Hawkbreast

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Victory Komoribreast

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Victory Jaguarbreast

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Victory Bisonbreast

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Victory Hornbreast

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Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:38 am
by RhA
Glorious.

Re: New Galleries: Transformers Victory Liokaiser and the Breastforce

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:01 am
by Jeen0808
More combiner galleries, eh? 2001's Robots in Disguise Landfill, anyone?

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:04 am
by ausbot
This needs to be re-issued like now but with better paint jobs on the single figures heads, and with a bonus Deathcobra.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:32 am
by Rated X
The "breast force" ? :lol:

Nice galleries as always, but what were they thinking ? That was the sake talking I guess...