Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by ultraq, Mar 27, 2012.
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Thats pretty damn ool if you ask me.
I know we saw Minerva in nightbeat colours, do we know if they're looking at doing a nucleon quest repaint of this guy?
Wait.....Wait Isn't that supposed to be HiQ, and if so isn't he older and balder?
Its Ginrai, the Masterforce version. While technically the toys versions had the same mold, their fiction and human forms are very different.
In Japan, the same toy was used as a very different character, Ginrai. The "Powermaster Prime" body was lifeless and Ginrai controlled it himself.
There is a Hi-Q head coming out for this toy - with the convention-exclusive Nightbeat-colored version of Minerva.
This is looking really good. Glad to see he's well scaled to Minerva, I dislike it when toylines make all the characters similar in height when they are very different in height in fiction. Shame he needs to use a seperate head to wear the helmet, but at least this means you don't need to worry about scraping when you put it on and off.
Wait until you hear about this dude named Convoy.
Day one preorder for me. I hope these do well and they do some more Masterforce characters. We need some Pretenders!
For those not in the know -- this is the man who is literally inside Optimus Prime's chest all of the time in Japan. G1, Animated, Prime, the movie. Even Beast Wars! If you look at the Japanese DVDs during Agenda: Part III they actually put a tiny japanese dude's skeleton behind the Matrix in Optimus Prime's chest. Oddly enough Ginrai is ALSO INSIDE Optimus Primals chest, this is because Ginrai is a Time Lord and his TARDIS is actually Convoy, called Convoy because it travels. Through time.
This is why Primal merging with Prime in Optimal Situation stops the time-vortex thing because mixing a TARDIS with another, time-displaced TARDIS just caused time to throw its fucking hands in the air all like STOP DOING THIS YOU CRAZY ROBOT PEOPLE YOU'RE WORSE THAN JANEWAY, who is, coincidentally, also a Time Lord.
Also Ms. Frizzle and Carmen Sandiego.
The more you know~
It's a Wonderfest exclusive.
Nice! those shots are beautiful. might plunk down some cash for those!
Love the pic with Minerva.
Unfortunately I have no money for these..
I am totally pumped for this guy
I doubt it. The Nightbeat colors is actually a throw back to Masterforce's mail order exclusive Nightbeat Minerva (Which was more or less our G1 Nightbeat toy). Nucleon Quest however was Convoy not Ginrai. The Powermaster for Nucleon Quest Super Convoy was mind you Hi-Q and with that special head that is coming with Nightbeat Minerva..... maybe we might get another release down the line.
thanks so much! i am no where close to being as versed in masterforce as i should be. appreciate the clarification. i guess i'll hope we get one without the expectation that we will.
Don't make this too expensive, and I may consider this down the line. I actually like Ginrai.
that is utterly fantastic, day one pre-order
So awesome! I'd like to have Ginrai and Minerva. I just think the price is going to make it impossible.
With a wide stance like this they can repaint him into TFC Hercules. Seriously though, this guys looks pretty cool even though I have no idea about his character.
A fireguts version would make more sense in terms of the character, but given that the fireguts ginrai toy was an e-hobby exclusive over a decade later, it doesn't have quite the same strength of connection that the Nightbeat Minerva does.
I already have Minerva preordered and am looking forward to this too. I'd love a Nucleon Quest-styled release but I can understand if it doesn't happen.
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