Perfect Effect - PD-01 ROBOT V2 & STAR PILOT

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  1. bullettrain

    bullettrain Master Investigator

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    While not strictly related to Transformers, it seems Perfect Effect are doing a 3P Figure based upon Diaclone..?

    Not sure if this is the correct thread for discussion, though Diaclone are Pre-Transformers, so the Mods can decide from here!
     
  2. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

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    Actually it is. That's the Brain of Courage for Star Saber. They just added a robot to support the Diaclone Reboot line.


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    A bit of a mixed bad then, especially with Diabattles V2 in the background.
     
  4. Stratos

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    Please tell me more about this character. I'm interested in this release but I'm not familiar with the original. Thanks!
     
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    So wait, it can't actually transform into anything? All it can do is accommodate a Diaclone pilot?

    That's.....why?
     
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    Why not? Have you never heard of action figures?
     
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    Robotman/Biotron

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    NOT DIACLONE, it's MICROMAN. Plus since Brain of Courage is from Transformers: Victory, it's Transformers related.

    It's Biotron from the Micronauts, also called Robotman from Microman, probably the first transforming toy robot toy from Takara, 1975!

    You might also recognize him from his long run in Marvel Comics Micronauts comic as the pilot of the hero's ship.

    Here is the original commercial from Japan:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmluvXqzMY0

    Here is the USA commercial:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAsh1rLUtSk

    This guy was made with a ton of 5mm ports and a motor in the chest, and working treds. A parts former, not a transformer, but tons to fun to mix with parts from other sets.

    I hope they do Microtron too!

    Here is my Biotron toy:

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    He was remolded into Phobos in 1978:

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    He was also recolored as Cosmobot in 1980 for the Inter-Changables line.

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    So it will sorta transform like this ->

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    And knowing PE, they'll want $100 for it too.
     
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    They will get it from me.
     
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    This looks good. What's that Star Saber fella?
     
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    I like this.
     
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    That's Perfect Effect's Brain of Courage replacement for MP Star Saber.

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    There is another Transformers connection. Robotman appeared as a special move for the Microman in the video game DreamMix TV World Fighters, a game that also had Optimus Prime and Megatron in it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXGnTy6dS9A&t=80

    Dude even has a page on the TFwiki because he appeared in the video game with Optimus and Megatron - Robotman - Transformers Wiki
     
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    This is actually pretty cool
     
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    They better figure out how to chrome the head and hands. Then, I'll have to open my wallet!
     
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    That might look garish, but who knows it could look cool
     
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    I'm into this. Hoping it's under $50. If it is, I'll probably buy 2 or 3. Esp if they do re-colors. They should do a re-tool onto a Phobos version!!
     
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    Is there a thread for this?
     
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