New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy

Friday, October 9th, 2015 5:45am CDT

Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al   Views: 28,744

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Seibertron.com has brought you, in the past weeks, several variations on the theme of Optimus Prime and black repaints, be they MP-1 Black Convoy, MP-10 Black Convoy or even the most recent Unite Warriors UW-EX Grand Scourge and predecessors. So the latest addition to our galleries should come as no surprise as we delve back into the Takara line for the Car Robots animated series (Robots in Disguise in the Anglophone world) and D-012 Black Convoy!

The figure is the first actual appearance of an evil clone of Optimus Prime, known as Scourge in the English versions of the fiction, and uses the G2 Laser Optimus mold in a new black teal and red redeco, predating the US release of the Scourge toy, and comes with trailer, sword and gun, and several missiles. You check out the full gallery by clicking on any of the images below.

Car Robots Black Convoy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy

Transformers News: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy


This article was last modified on Saturday, October 10th, 2015 10:03pm CDT

News Search

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1732886)
Posted by Coptur on October 9th, 2015 @ 8:12am CDT
Well looking at that group shot i really hope we get a combiner wars Ruination/Baldigus.

Those G1-era figures look so out out of place
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1732927)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 9th, 2015 @ 9:57am CDT
I recently finished watching Car Robots subtitled in English and Black Convoy is every bit (maybe even moreso) as awesome as Scourge was in the RiD English dub. And this toy is further proof of how awesome the guy is. 8-)
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1732939)
Posted by zodconvoy on October 9th, 2015 @ 10:40am CDT
Black Battle Convoy is still the best black repaint I own. None of the Scourges, Nemesis Primes, or "Night Watch" repaints measure up. MP-10B is really awesome too but Black Convoy? He's the real F'n deal. Pink sword and all. Love it.
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1732947)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 9th, 2015 @ 10:56am CDT
zodconvoy wrote:Pink sword and all.
Always found it ironic that the official name of Black Convoy's pink sword is the "Black Sword" (Scourge's was the "Sword of Fury" in the English dub).
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733116)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 9th, 2015 @ 9:08pm CDT
Own the RID version. Imho, the mold really fits the "bad" Optimus better than the original heroic colors. There's something in the design that evokes me bad (in a good way)
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733117)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 9th, 2015 @ 9:09pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:Black Battle Convoy is still the best black repaint I own. None of the Scourges, Nemesis Primes, or "Night Watch" repaints measure up. MP-10B is really awesome too but Black Convoy? He's the real F'n deal. Pink sword and all. Love it.


Bad@ss villains are "man" enough to use a pink sword. Heck, Darth Vader wears a skirt :lol:
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733438)
Posted by Seibertron on October 10th, 2015 @ 5:52pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Own the RID version. Imho, the mold really fits the "bad" Optimus better than the original heroic colors. There's something in the design that evokes me bad (in a good way)


It's interesting how this mold and the Sky-Byte are both better suited and most remembered as the 2nd usage of the mold, rather than the first. Obviously having a cartoon helps with this, but it's still interesting nonetheless.

Working toward the Year of the Goat Platinum Optimus Prime. Hopefully before TFcon next weekend I'll have that gallery completed along with the reissue of the G2 Laser Rod Optimus Prime and the e-Hobby Ultra Magnus.
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733486)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 10th, 2015 @ 9:49pm CDT
2000, what a time.

Some thought the world was coming to an end while the new millennium was being ushered in, some embraced the fact that we were seeing the birth of new millennium, a new century and a new decade all in one moment at the strike of midnight that holiday season. All were milestones we were witness to, milestones that many generations can never lay claim to.

A time of change for everyone.

2000 was also a time of change and a rebirth on another level, it was the year that Takara (and one year later, Hasbro) decided it was time to take Transformers back to their roots and make them vehicles again.
Our mouths agape, our stomachs empty and hungry, our wallets open and our hopes at a fever pitch, the fandom gobbled up this new melding of Beast Wars era articulation with G1 alt mode design.

In the place of Maximals, we had Autobots again and with this revival they brought back the biggest of them all: Fortress Maximus! The biggest, most expensive US release getting another chance to live? Awesome! Finding out that he wasn't coming to the States? Not so awesome. ( :( )

Then we find out, it's Brave Maximus and we're thinking "Who?" Sure, we've heard of Fortress Maximus and his Headmaster partner, Cerebros (who was partnered with Spike!) and some of us had even heard of Grand Maximus, y'know, the one with a Pretender shell and the God Sword? Yeah, that guy. But...Brave Maximus? Whodat?!

Brave Maximus ended up being this really cool repaint (and my personal favorite) of the Maximus mold in a darkened cityscape color set. Vibrant red splashed across almost neon blue and all wrapped up in a murky nighttime blue, dotted with little dashes of yellow to emulate little windows with lights on. It ended up being quite the pretty picture!

This time, however, he came with Brave (in place of Cerebros) and Plasma (Spike's out of a job!) but this all came with a pretty steep price... No Gasket or Grommet (so no Cog!) and no weapons for Max himself (aside from what came installed on his body)

PLEASE NOTE: The guns and sword you'll see Max sporting in this gallery did not come with the Takara or Sonokong (South Korea) release of the figure. There have been contests in the past that did produce those weapons officially, but most Brave Maxes sporting the weaponry obtained them through reproduction services that made molds of the original weapons and copied them. Some of the swords came legitimately from the TRU Japan exclusive God Fire Convoy set. (Repro weapons... Does that make them the first 3rd party products? Hmm....)

Still, even with the cuts in place, the price tag made for Brave Maximus to be a solid value and a worthy addition to one's collection. It was nice to see such a large figure make a comeback and for collectors to be given a second chance to obtain (at that time) the largest Transformer and do so affordably.

Seibertron.com is proud to present our newest Transformers gallery: Car Robots Brave Maximus, Brave, and Plasma

Click on any of the images below to be taken to the full gallery so you can see this massive beast in all it's splendor:

Car Robots Brave Maximus

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Car Robots Brave

Image

Image


Car Robots Plasma

Image

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733490)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2015 @ 10:06pm CDT
Oh, sweet mama mia, yes! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:



I especially love the shots of Megabolt Maximus (that's a canon thing now, btw). :x

The only thing that could make this gallery even more wonderful would be more shots of Brave Max combined with the Megatron Megabolt mold's other decos (KB Toys regular Megabolt and Beast Wars Returns Megahead Megatron), or even comparison shots of all three Maxes each combined with a unique Megatron Megabolt mold head.
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733492)
Posted by Seibertron on October 10th, 2015 @ 10:11pm CDT
I was pretty bummed with the Megabolt head. I thought it was supposed to really connect, but all it does is rest there. Yeah, he's roughly the same size as the Brave Headmaster unit, and has an alt mode that looks like a head, but without it fitting into place it just felt really odd after reading fans talk about this for so long and having never actually tried it before this gallery.
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733494)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 10th, 2015 @ 10:11pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, sweet mama mia, yes! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:



I especially love the shots of Megabolt Maximus (that's a canon thing now, btw). :x

The only thing that could make this gallery even more wonderful would be more shots of Brave Max combined with the Megatron Megabolt mold's other decos (KB Toys regular Megabolt and Beast Wars Returns Megahead Megatron), or even comparison shots of all three Maxes each combined with a unique Megatron Megabolt mold head.


*backs out of thread... slowly*
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733496)
Posted by Seibertron on October 10th, 2015 @ 10:14pm CDT
I was pretty bummed with the Megabolt head. I thought it was supposed to really connect, but all it does is rest there. Yeah, he's roughly the same size as the Brave Headmaster unit, and has an alt mode that looks like a head, but without it fitting into place it just felt really odd after reading fans talk about this for so long and having never actually tried it before this gallery.
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733498)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 10th, 2015 @ 10:20pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:*backs out of thread... slowly*
LOL, I recently got done re-watching RiD 2001 and watching Car Robots subtitled in English for the first time and my love for Brave Max has been reinvigorated. :-D
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733501)
Posted by ScottyP on October 10th, 2015 @ 10:49pm CDT
Dude, that news write up was really well done. Bravo :APPLAUSE:

This toy is one I have a story about, but it's really bittersweet and I am in no safely sober state to dare writing down the details right now. Suffice it to say that this is one that really started to cement my status as being truly back into this hobby after some time away.

Upside down Autobot symbol 4 life 8-)
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733510)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 10th, 2015 @ 11:29pm CDT
i remember seeing this guy for 120 dollars online back then :BANG_HEAD: i was really contemplating on buying him but couldnt bring myself to do it :BANG_HEAD: if i knew then what i know now about what he worth :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733514)
Posted by ScottyP on October 10th, 2015 @ 11:43pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:i remember seeing this guy for 120 dollars online back then :BANG_HEAD: i was really contemplating on buying him but couldnt bring myself to do it :BANG_HEAD: if i knew then what i know now about what he worth :BANG_HEAD:
I feel like we'll see posts like this one in a few years after places like BBTS finally sell out of $240 Encore Fort Max
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733515)
Posted by Emerje on October 10th, 2015 @ 11:43pm CDT
I kick myself fairly regularly for canceling my Korean version order through BBTS all those years ago. I don't know what I was thinking...

Autobot032 wrote:PLEASE NOTE: The guns and sword you'll see Max sporting in this gallery did not come with the Takara or Sonokong (South Korea) release of the figure. There have been contests in the past that did produce those weapons officially, but most Brave Maxes sporting the weaponry obtained them through reproduction services that made molds of the original weapons and copied them. Some of the swords came legitimately from the TRU Japan exclusive God Fire Convoy set. (Repro weapons... Does that make them the first 3rd party products? Hmm....)


There were definitely unlicensed garage kits in the '90s (and maybe '80s) sold at Comiket. There was also the Unicron.com Beast Machines accessory kit also from 2000.

Emerje
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733527)
Posted by AutobotAlvaron on October 11th, 2015 @ 12:32am CDT
With over 200+ figures in my collection, and many favorites among them, Brave Maximus still stands as my ultimate centerpiece. Over the years, I've reprolabed him, gotten him nice KO red rifles, and a blue Master Sword. I have yet to find the elusive resin Gasket & Grommet; it would likely not be budget-friendly anyway. He was about $180.00 back then, a hefty sum for me, but I wasn't able to spend what an EBAY G1 Fort Max commanded, so Brave was an affordable alternative. He remains the heftiest of my collection and has not been supplanted by my HK ACG-CON Titan Metroplex, however awesome he is as well.

I was fortunate to ride the CarRobots wave of neo-G1/Beast Wars Millennial fun, and had hoped the series would expand. The subsequent Unicron Trilogy could not compete with the magic I felt with this series, nor capture, for me, the real sense of a "new G1 era" reaching our shores from the mysterious, ultra-modern coolness of Japan/Takara. To me, it was like experiencing Diaclone evolving into the 1984 G1 line all over again. That was and remains the fun of the CarRobts/Transformers2000/RID line for me, and I'm glad of the memories it created of that period, when a fresh new era came rushing upon us with untold hopes for the future!
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733616)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 11th, 2015 @ 2:09pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:i remember seeing this guy for 120 dollars online back then :BANG_HEAD: i was really contemplating on buying him but couldnt bring myself to do it :BANG_HEAD: if i knew then what i know now about what he worth :BANG_HEAD:
I feel like we'll see posts like this one in a few years after places like BBTS finally sell out of $240 Encore Fort Max

and thats why i didnt miss my chance this time
Re: New Gallery: Car Robots D-012 Black Convoy (1733697)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 11th, 2015 @ 10:18pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Dude, that news write up was really well done. Bravo :APPLAUSE:

This toy is one I have a story about, but it's really bittersweet and I am in no safely sober state to dare writing down the details right now. Suffice it to say that this is one that really started to cement my status as being truly back into this hobby after some time away.

Upside down Autobot symbol 4 life 8-)


Thanks, man. I appreciate it! It's one of the only times I really feel like writing and letting myself go in these news posts. It's nice to see that a number of people actually like my method of write up for these, that's good to know. :)

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Attacker 15 Bania Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Misfire and Aimless" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series Barricade MPM-5" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Terrorcon Cutthroat" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Twin Twist and Flameout" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 10 Deluxe Class Movie 1 Autobot Jazz" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Cindersaur" on AMAZON
Buy "Masterpiece MPM-7 Bumblebee" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Leader Class Ultra Magnus Figure(Discontinued by manufacturer)" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Titans Return Overlord Decepticon Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Titans Return Legends Class Seaspray" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Autobot Blaster and Twin Cast (Discontinued by manufacturer)" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #275 - Non-Fungible Mailbag
Twincast / Podcast #275:
"Non-Fungible Mailbag"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Saturday, May 1st, 2021

New Items on eBay

Buy "Hasbro Transformers TITANS RETURN G1 IDW Windcharger Gnaw Action Figure No Box" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Bluestreak, 100% Complete, MIB" on EBAY
Buy "New Transformers Combiner Wars Voyager Battle Core Optimus Prime (Maximus) MISB" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Blackjack and Hyperdrive MOSC" on EBAY
Buy "transformers combiner wars hound" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars Legends Class - Bombshell Lot" on EBAY
Buy "OPTIMUS PRIME RATCHET Shattered Glass Transformers War for Cybertron WFCGS-17" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Selects Seacon Overbite Takara Tomy Piranacon in USA" on EBAY