Generations Selects Black Zarak Revealed!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Acteon, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. Gumblor Gimbles

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    hmm... so no more word about production or anything. i was expecting pics of something, given that its been a few months. aw well, i can wait.
     
  2. ScorponokIsHere

    ScorponokIsHere He is Arrived Indeed

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    it's hard to sneak out a titan from the factory in your pocket
     
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    This thing will be costly, I suppose they can split it in parts :rolleyes: 
    Or ask Black Zarak to use mass-shifting.
     
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    Especially one with huge freaking claws....


    Ouch.:redface2: 
     
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    You kind of have a choice.

    1) You can go down the TOEIverse rabbit hole and roll with him being Zarak (Scorponok) after being brainwashed by Devil Z. In TOEIverse, the main Headmasters are the heads as tiny Cybertronians that were stranded on Nebulon. The bodies are non-sentient. They also used the head-swap feature a lot more often in order to take advantage of their skill sets when connected to another body.

    OR

    2) In the Marvelverse, the Nebulons are aliens that bonded with Cybertronians to enhance their fighting abilities. Scorponok in Marvelverse is his own character as is Zarak. Black Zarak could be a resurrected and rebuilt Scorpnok, freed of the honor code and compassion Zarak brought to the character and now bonded to a pirate you can name whoever. Maybe Zarak's son?

    OR

    3) In Sunbowverse, Scorponok is technically the only non-sentient Headmaster - making him thoroughly Zarak, the Nebulon alien. Perhaps Zarak and Galvatron had a falling out which leads to Scorponok getting destroyed beyond repair and the damaged head in robot form and the "Masters" leave Galvatron's group to form their own splinter Decepticon pirate group. The Masters then reconstruct a stolen starcruiser into Black Zarak and use him to fly around space.

    Either way, there's lots of juicy directions you can go with him. Really, there's lots of fun things you can do "in-story" with lots of the JG1 guys.
     
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    Yeah I know. I do know both marvel and sunbow scorponok very well. Yeah there are in universe options or one of my own.

    A failed shockwave experiment where zarak is rebuilt and bonded to a cybertronian body but breaks away from shockwave and forms his own renegade group
     
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    My backstory for Blackzarak is that Scorponok and Zarak got absolutely desimated by Underbase Starscream, and were just left floating in space dying by the Decepticons.

    And so the Quintessons, who really wanted to get their hands on the Fasttrack drones to sell them, rescued Scorponok and Zarak and rebuilt them into Blackzarak. In this process Scorponok and Zarak ended up having their minds fused even more than they already were.

    Now Blackzarak serves the Quintessons as a walking factory for their new Guardminder MKII Roritchi type drones, which they sell to other races just like Overcharges.

    I had that backstory before this figure was even revealed, so it made me lose my mind when I saw the robot mode for the head had a busted chest and eyepatch.
     
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    Lovely idea bringing in the quints
     
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    LOL, too true. Tonton is not gonna get this. He would have gotten the Ark already if he had sources like that.

    That's a weird one... Quintessons were never present in the non-future Marvel timeline, and in the Underbase saga Scorponok never actually faced Starscream (he absorbed the Underbase and blew up while Optimus and Scorponok fought).
    I always had the idea canonically that Black Zarak is the same Zarak from the Headmasters anime, who just built a new transector for himself, since he sacrificed his Scorponok body at the end of the anime while trying to blow up Earth.
    Though, it was never explained in Masterforce who Devil Z was. Maybe he was Zarak, transcended to an energy form?
     
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    I don't see a reason why the quintessons couldn't exist in any other timeline in some form. We only saw the quints for the first time in the animated movie and then Seasin 3 and marvel UK but as they were the creators of the tfs in sunbow it meant they were akways in the background.

    Theres no reason why the quints coukdnt exist in the masterforce universe or other continuity.
     
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    They do exist in Masterforce considering it's the same continuity as Takara's version of the Sunbow toon
     
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    We got pics of Unicron in the factory, they were from hasbro themselves. I thought maybe since this is the biggest selects figure so far that they'd show pics of it in production, that's all.
     
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    We got pics of Unicron in the factory from Hasbro because it was part of a crowd funding campaign. Black Zarak wasn't, it's just a regular release figure. We don't normally get factory photos from Hasbro.
     
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    A few images had been released but I'd say hasbro figured as it's a redo of scorponok we knew what the score was. Either way. I'm looking forward to it. The actual box itscin is more a square size then the traditional titan rectangular shape.
     
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    That's well nice. Anyone has had experience with Zavvi in Europe?
     
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  18. WishfulThinking

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    Not in Europe. I ordered from them here in the U.S. when they had the LC Zeo Megazord for $40 shipped. Didn't realize the fulfillment center was in Great Britain. My LC Zeo Megazord arrived fine but I was somewhat uncertain for awhile as I'd read others had had bad experiences with them.
     
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    Could be both boxes for super megs and zarak. It's what I found on YouTube
     
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    I will try my luck somewhere else then!