"the one man army" appreciation thread

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  1. optimus major

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    you know who...BIG CONVOY that's who!!!!!!!!!!!

    i mean thanks to this vid


    i am a HUGE fan of this big guy...so show some love for him here cause he needs more than just one release in the US (and it was a frickin repaint)
     
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  2. Pravus Prime

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    Ah, one of my favorite TF characters and molds of all time. A fantastic figure, even if his alt mode is rather brickish, he's a great character from a series I enjoyed far more then I had ever thought I would.

    Personally, I like the Manga's Black Big Convoy more, but every characterization of Big Convoy has been rather badass as well, and deserves kudos.
     
  3. Obvious Prime

    Obvious Prime Purple Repaint

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    <---- Thought this was about Sixshot. :( 
     
  4. newguy

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    i just noticed it looks like he has 2 drum sticks on his shulders
     
  5. Neo-Bombshell

    Neo-Bombshell Proudly Peruvian Transfan

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    Big Convoy is by far one of the best molds and characters of all time! He's the reason why I ended completing my BW NEO collection!
     
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    Maybe Hasbro will bring him back if they ever do Transformers Crossovers: 10,000 B.C....
     
  7. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    He isn't the only "one bot army" you know. There's Sixshot, Black Convoy...
     
  8. SydneyY

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    But Big Convoy isn't "One Man Army". He's famously known as "One Man's Army" So he's the only one. Hooray for Engrish :) 
    His manga character is badass. Cartoon Big Convoy is OK, but no as edgy.

    I haven't seen Black Big Convoy in manga, though. I'd love to see that!
     
  9. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    when I started collecting TF I remember this guy being herald so highly what with the matrix casing and all. damn cool bot mode even if I'm not big on organic beast modes.
     
  10. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think the manga version of Big Convoy could give Sixshot a run for his money. :D  ...the cartoon version not so much...

    Was Black Big Convoy in a manga? I remember reading that he was, but I've never been able to find scanlations of it...
     
  11. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Like KA I started collecting at the time when Big Convoy was really, really popular and getting all kinds of rave reviews. So when BBTS got the Korean version in stock for cheap i picked one up. He's not the best Transformer ever made - the bricky alt mode and large amount of kibble (while still relatively low for a BW Neo toy) are definite detractors. Still, he's a really damn cool figure that still stands on display in my collection.
     
  12. KING KONVOY

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    Big Convoy will always be one of my favorite molds and Black Big Convoy is the jewel of my collection. Ahead of the MPs and behind my LDs.
     
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    Big Convoy's mold is one of my favourite Convoy/Optimus toys consistently, a good character to go along with it as well!
     
  14. Pravus Prime

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    Sort of. BBC was in a special "issue" done in the manga style as a one shot story that didn't tie into the rest of the manga series the week BBC came out at TRU. As I recall, it wasn't a full issue of Comic Bon Bon. Unfortunately, I didn't buy the issue when I saw it, and haven't been able to find it again since, much to my regret.
     
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    Big Convoy's BFG is full of win. Rounded projectiles from the legs...not so much.
     
  16. Laser_Optimus

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    Ah thanks. Didn't know he was actually in one.

    I prefer to think of them as a kind of melee weapon like they were depicted as when the Universe Nemesis Prime repaint of him was in the Club Magazine Comic alongside Universe Ramjet.
     
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    It would be awesome. BC rules
     
  18. Autobus Prime

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    This thread's about Big Convoy? Big Convoy looks neat, and so did the Universe recolor. I never picked up either.

    As far as one-bot armies go, though, Budiansky comic Blaster could whip both their cracker afts, and he didn't even have a real gun.
     
  19. RandomFerret

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    Yeah! Repaints suck! There has never been a time when the repaint was better than the original.
     
  20. Black Oracle

    Black Oracle Black Convoy's Dark Angel

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    Yey! My vid has inspired more love for Big Convoy! Its purpose has been fulfilled!

    Needless to say, Big Convoy is among my favourite TFs of all. I have both his Japanese version and Universe repaint toys; they are among my most treasured figures. Really wish i could have seen his manga version, but i instantly liked his 'toon portrayal, so i guess that's good enough for me to know his character by. You can imagine how giddy i was to see him again in the IDW BW comic series.

    It was great how in the cartoon we saw Big Convoy progressing from a lone warrior into a team leader and how he hated commanding a crew at the start. Among the best character development i've ever seen for a Convoy/Prime character.

    Anyone else ever get a Gundam Heavyarms feel from his arsenal design? Missiles from his shoulders and legs and the retractable tongfa sticks from his arms plus his trademark 'Big Canon'.
     
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