What the point in Star saber being a brainmaster?

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  1. MechanovaKing

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    So i've never seen a Star Saber toy till recently.

    He's a brain master where a little bot turns into the face.
    but...
    His battle armor has a helmet which covers all of his head. what's the point? Was his 'under head' ever shown in the TV show?

    Also he....one of the 3 brain master of courage? Who are the other two?
     
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    star saber is leader
    3 brainmasters unite in 3 robots and 3 robots unite into big robot call road ceaser
     
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    Star Saber (Victory) - Transformers Wiki

    Brainmaster - Transformers Wiki
     
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    Just watch Victory already, OP.
     
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    brainmaster is pilot
     
  6. Aernaroth

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    "To sell toys"
     
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    What is the reason f...

    Well then how come...

    But...

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  8. Chris McFeely

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    The more direct answer to these questions are:

    Star Saber actually has a "smaller" robot mode and a "super" robot mode, like Powermaster Prime or any Unicron Trilogy Optimus you'd care to name. His Brainmaster - the "Brain of Courage" - becomes the face of his smaller robot mode, called "Saber". Saber then combines with his trailer (heh, well, spaceship) to become Star Saber, at which point his helmet covers his face. And yes, both Saber and Star Saber-without-his-helmet-covering-his-face were seen regularly in the cartoon.
     
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    Sort of the same way you'd regularly see the various forms of the Autobot pretenders and ___masters in Masterforce. The show did do it's best to push the gimmicks in the toys, even if recent homages to those toys haven't had them.
     
  10. Chris McFeely

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    Well, no, to be honest, Victory was pretty much terrible at promoting its toy gimmicks. The Dinoforce shells were almost never implemented as separate entities for legitimate purposes, I think Saber rode the V-Star once, the Brainmasters' small Brain forms never did ANYTHING, and outside of one pair of characters swapping their positions once, the Multiforce never played up the interchangeable combinations of its team members, and barely even appeared as six separate guys instead of three bigger guys, never mind actually being *characterized* that way. The only guys who got a real shake in the toy promotion department were the Breast Force, who got to use their Breast Animals in all their forms fairly regularly.
     
  11. Aernaroth

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    Isn't anything that's basically "you saw that gimmick once, now forget about it and watch us show the next one. Oh, you're a main character? Yeah, better use it again bro." pretty average for a TF show though, especially in the Japanese continuity?
     
  12. Chris McFeely

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    I dunno, look at the Headmasters or Masterforce, where the primary gimmick is built directly into who the characters are to exactly the same extent that it is with the Brainmasters. Or Energon, where everyone's always superlinking and super-moding and hyper-powering. Or Cybertron, where Cyber Key Powers never went away.
     
  13. MechanovaKing

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    Star saber came as all one toy didn't it? I don't think the reason 'to sell toys' is applicable to this.
     
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    Sure it is. It was another little gimmick or feature added into the toy to increase it's marketability (see, it can DO THIS TOO! Don't you want it more?!). So that gimmick was used in the show to help push the toy.
     

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