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Transformers United EX Story Chapter 8 Ocean Encounter Translated

Posted on 11-25-2012 at 10:17 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
Tankmaster-vs-Marinemaster
Our fellow fans at The Allspark have posted a translation of the eighth chapter of the Transformers United EX story. Story chapter 8, Ocean Encounter, comes on the back of the Tankmaster VS Marinemaster box and returns the action to Grimmaster's battle where evidently he managed to triumph over the near-immortal Roadmaster. Tankmaster's arrival turns the tide of battle, and only the arrival of Marinemaster is able to save Grimmaster. The overall plot progresses as well with the beginnings of the High Regent's plot coming together, and the reveal that some within the Decepticons - like Tankmaster - do not follow him.

This chapter clears up the identity of Marinemaster, who as his design suggests, is the Generation 2 Autobot Manta Ray. Tankmaster is a bit harder to divine from the story chapter - the Allspark has it on good authority though that he is a new incarnation of Simon Furman's character Grindcore, from the IDW Revelations miniseries.

Click here to check out the full translation at The Allspark.
Views: 3,122 / Credit: PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!
Spiderus Prime
So Mainemaster is a another G2 guy,and Tankmaster is One of IDW Straxus' Buddies.
WhiteMocha
I've complained in at least a few posts that the Undertow mold should have been recolored as Manta Ray. Getting confirmation that Marine Master is the same character, even in different colors.... well, it's not ideal, but it's good enough for me. Pre-ordered. I'm just a sucker for G2 Classics additions.
Bass X0
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Originally Posted by WhiteMocha View Post
I've complained in at least a few posts that the Undertow mold should have been recolored as Manta Ray. Getting confirmation that Marine Master is the same character, even in different colors.... well, it's not ideal, but it's good enough for me.
Well, the color scheme comes first and the identity of the character comes second.

Takara doesn't give any thought to who the character could be when producing the color scheme. They leave that to Hydra.
Grimwing
Gotta dig manta ray. At least marinemaster is from one of the better core molds.
maku098
Tankmaster as Grindcore? Doesn't seem to work for me. I was expecting Marinemaster to be Manta Ray. I must buy this!
GaussGunner
The same trash, only with different names and colors :/
Autovolt 127
Grindcore eh.

I do love the name of that guy.

also we officially have Manta Ray done from the Undertow mold. but no do it in the correct colours.
Gaokaiser
Um, I hear Tankmaster is him.

And, Buildmaster is CERTAINLY him.
Secretcode
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Originally Posted by Gaokaiser View Post
Um, I hear Tankmaster is him.

And, Buildmaster is CERTAINLY him.
Considering the Allspark has very close ties to Hydra (aka, the dude who wrote the fiction to begin with) I think it'd be very wise to take them for their word on who is who.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by Gaokaiser View Post
Um, I hear Tankmaster is him.

And, Buildmaster is CERTAINLY him.
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Originally Posted by Secretcode View Post
Considering the Allspark has very close ties to Hydra (aka, the dude who wrote the fiction to begin with) I think it'd be very wise to take them for their word on who is who.
Yeah Andrew Hall / Hydra said specifically that Grindcore was Tankmaster.

See below for the post.
United EX translated stories and bios - The Allspark Forums

Randy
Gaokaiser
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Originally Posted by PoweredConvoy View Post
Yeah Andrew Hall / Hydra said specifically that Grindcore was Tankmaster.

See below for the post.
United EX translated stories and bios - The Allspark Forums

Randy
Wow, I see.
Might Gaine
Only 2 chapters left!
slugslinger2004
Nice! I'm enjoying the fiction Takara's added to th PCC's. It almost makes me want to buy these horribly overpriced toys. Granted, I do like this set's colors, especially Tankmaster's.
Notilator
That's was an amusing story, but could the Takara transformer names get any more redundant? Xo
Might Gaine
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Originally Posted by Notilator View Post
That's was an amusing story, but could the Takara transformer names get any more redundant? Xo
It's like the old Brave combiner names from the 1990s:
Aqua Baron, Drill Baron, Sky Baron, Road Baron, Guard Fire, Guard Rescue, Guard Wing...

...It probably sounds a lot cooler if you speak only Japanese....
RedAlert Rescue
I thought Grindcore was a repaint of Cybertron Landmine. Who in turn is inspired by a member of the Six-Builder Micromaster team.
Soundwinder
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I thought Grindcore was a repaint of Cybertron Landmine. Who in turn is inspired by a member of the Six-Builder Micromaster team.
He is.

He got retroactively added to G1 via IDWs comics; he was a member of the crew of Ark-1 like Nova Prime, Jhiaxus, Straxus, etc.
Autovolt 127
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I thought Grindcore was a repaint of Cybertron Landmine. Who in turn is inspired by a member of the Six-Builder Micromaster team.
He was but then Simon Furman fell in love with the name and decided to create a new character with that name for IDW comics.

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