Exclusive Gentei Strafe Released

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  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet The Nerve Hammer

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    Just found a post w/pics at Futaba Channel.
     
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    I have to say, this is one exclusive I'm not at all sorry for missing. I think it looks horrid.
     
  3. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Curious, does the packaging say the name of his Targetmaster?
     
  4. Houndvoice

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    I quite like how they coloured him, but there's not much Strafe about this mold to me...

    Give him a new head and holes to fit some dual-lasters on the hull of the spacecraft and it could've been sorted...:thumbs2: 
    It could even be cheaper to produce since Strafe wasn't a Targetmaster and you could leave out his oddly coloured companion
     
  5. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    I looked over the katakana bits of the bio picture and didn't see an obvious name for the gun...lots of Techbot and Strafe, and mentions of Convoy and Unicron. o_O 
     
  6. ORIO

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    bah... the mystery still unsolved...

    and Unicron huh? I wonder if he's a defected herald or something.
     
  7. DrillBIT

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    Targetmaster's name is Rocketbot.

    The bio says Strafe got shot during battle and changed back to its old form (he was rebuilt from one of the deadbodies of some transformers inside Unicron right?). In this "old" form Strafe feels younger and can fly 1.8 times faster then before.
     
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  8. Bass X0

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    Sounds like a poorly written fanfic to me.
     
  9. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    You sure? That was G1 Strafe's Italian name. :inquisiti 
     
  10. Leo Primus

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    Dammit. Cyclonus cannot be redecoed into anybody else. It will always be him, just in strange colors.
     
  11. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    Yeahhhhh... I'm sure this'll be highly sought after... heh
     
  12. BraveMax

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    I can vaguely see the kana for "Rocketbot" in his techspec. Pity we don't have an up-close scan of it...

    Anyways, the full bio's rough translation is below. Minor artistic license taken, of course:

    "Even now, the Cybertrons' new weapon, the Techbot Corps, is throwing itself into battle with the Destron Army. Suddenly, their sniper Strafe takes the full brunt of an attack and something extraordinary occurs.

    The whole corps had maintained the coloration from their original forms, but their outer appearance was completely different. Every member of the Techbot Corps had long ago been reborn from the wreckage of Transformers who had fallen prey to the destroyer of space (uchuu no hakaisha), the Space Emperor (Seikanteiou) Unicron.

    Now, according to the research of the Cybertrons' base computer, Teletraan 2, it seems Strafe has somehow returned to his original form. To a worried Supreme Commander Convoy and the rest of his fellow Techbot Corps members, Strafe says merely, "I feel younger than ever, and I'm aching to fight!".

    Strafe has now regained the aerial speed of youth, clocking in at almost 1.8 times as fast as his old body! Let us follow the courageous Strafe's example and sortie!"

    It does not give an explanation for why or how he transformed. Nor does it mention how he suddenly became a targetmaster... I guess that's in his techspecs rather than his bio?
     
  13. ZacWilliam

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    Actually I've been looking at that mold recently and I think it'd really make a pretty good Metalhawk. Especially if you leave the wings attached to the shoulders in bot mode.

    The head is the the real problem. Cyclonus just has SUCH a unique and distinctive head. Change that though and the body has lots of potential.
     
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    Reminds me of Cyclonus' version in Shatter Glass.
     
  15. Rotorstorm

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    I don't know, I've seen some pretty good digibashes inside the potential botcon thread.

    At least they've tried to explain why he's in cyclonus' body, they really should have given him a new head though
     
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    I absolutely <3 this explaination. Yey x2.
     
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    I actually really like that idea. Would make me really want this... Though now that we have Strafe, I doubt we'll ever see Metalhawk from this mold.
     
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    ninety NERDS!!

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    Wasn't expecting him out so soon, he should arrive about the same time as Rijie :D 
     

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