Kangaroo TF

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  1. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I found this roo TF in a BW Neo book I bought, his name is Starupper and he was apparently a "secret" character in a Japanese BW game (GameBoy).
    I'd have loved this toy :lol , thought I might share in case he is not well known.

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    And his only appearance in the show;
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  2. flamepanther

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    He shall be added to my list of TransFormers I wish had been made into toys, alongside Signal Lancer and Super Megatron.
     
  3. Bryan

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    That's a trip. He's kinda got a 'Sonic The Hedgehog' character vibe to me.

    Oh, and Super Megatron is the greatest toy that was never made--even if he would have had Star Convoy articulation.
     
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    heh, thats pretty cool. Assuming he didn't have some Bendy Prime "punching gimmick".
     
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    If you compare how the BWN toys looked to how the character's beast modes looked in the fiction, I think it's safe to say the "Sonic" look wouldn't carry over to the toy, if there had been one. I think all of the characters sorta had that look to them.
     
  6. Soundwave2

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    You just made me google who the hell Signal Lancer is/was. Pretty cool:thumb 
     
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    Thats wackydoo, I would love one
     
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    If I remember correct, the design was based on a competition winner's proposal for a new character. Star Upper appeared also in BW Second (yes, not Neo) manga. There were even translated scans available some years ago, but I don't know if those are still online.
     
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    Heh, that's pretty awesome!
     
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    OT, but I kinda consider Classics Megatron to be Super Megatron. They've both got the wings, underarm cannon, and the same basic build. Classics is the closest that we've ever come to having that design realised, I feel.

    Back on topic, Star Upper is awesome. A boxing kangaroo TF! Arguably one of the best ideas that never got made, and insanely fun to play as in the BWII game (although I enjoyed using Artemis & Moon as well, the others transformed, they just tagged in and out)
     
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    dude, that guy looks great, and i love me the rest of the crazy little japanese BW figures so that woulda looked great....(now if i could just find break, i'd be sorta happy)
     
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    Break is making me thirsty for a tall glass of lemonade. That kangaroo rocks. I want to see this series subtitled soon!
     
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    Yeah, thanks a lot Takara/Hasbro--you gave us a freakin stink-bot and toad-bot but you couldn't make us a kickass kangaroo-bot like this one.

    Imagine if this character had just made one appearance on BW solely to kick Waspinator in the face... I'd have paid money to see that. And heck yeah I'd have bought the toy too.
     
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    Ooooooooh. I like that bot very much! He'd make a great addition to the Cybertoron toy ranks. Too bad he was never made.:( 

    I got Break last week. Had to buy him in a vs. pack with Deadend PLUS Stampy/Sling (both Korean vs. sets) in order to get him... but well worth it, I think. He's one of my favourites, as noted in my "top 10" thread post.:) 
     
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  16. SydneyY

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    So you have the game? Cool! Do you have any caps from it, I would love to take a better look at the guy :) 
     
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    I was really disappointed with Break as a toy. I took mine apart and stood the complete (now kibble-free) robot next to the complete penguin before reassembling him. IMO his best use is as an extra gun for Big Convoy, who was also disappointing.
     
  18. KA

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    oh shit its got boxing gloves!!!

    u guys remember that tom n jerry episode where tom thought the 'roo was a giant friggin' mouse?

    we need more TF australasia marsupials.
     
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    Yeah, between Snarl/Tasmania Kid and Star Upper, we've got what, one and a half marsupial TransFormers?
     
  20. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i mean c'mon!

    koala bear bot
    wallaby bot

    ....PLATYPUS BOT.

    platypus. how you know god has a sense of humor.
     

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