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Following on from the last news story, and last weeks update, Jim Sorenson has posted The Ark Addendum - The Insecticon Syndrome Part 2 to his blog which continues on with more character models from the Generation One debut episode of the Insecticons.
Here's Jim to explain more:
"This week, it's time for the Ark Addendum from The Insecticon Syndrome,
part two.† We get some really nifty interiors and exteriors in this
episode, including the Nova Power Plant and the Iron Mountain military
It was consuming the Nova Power Core that made the Insecticons grow
large and unstable.† Really, the episode has a very odd structure.† The
Insecticons are enlisted to help the Decepticons, attack a power plant,
grow large, attack the real target, turn on the Decepticons.† All the
while, they're getting ready to explode... it's just sorta random.† It
almost feels like two episodes smushed together.† As much as I have a
nostalgic bone for the classic Transformers, newer shows really are much
tighter and more well written."
Jim Sorenson≠ has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with a new entry entitled "The Ark Addendum - Boeing 757 and The AllSpark Almanac returns".† Here is Jim's description of the entry:
"Today's Addendum, and theme I'll explore for the next couple of weeks,
is the Airplane models from the third episode of Masterforce, Kidnapping!? The Targeted Jumbo Jet.†
The Destron baddies captured airplane-loads of people to turn them into
the Destroids, a zombie-like force.† Creepy stuff!† This is the model
for Mont Port Air Flight 308."
Jim also blogs a little more on the return of the AllSpark Almanac and how its return came about.
Following on from the recent announcement of the Japanese release of Beast Wars II, the box art has now been released, and can be viewed below.† Beast Wars II was a Japanese exclusive series that was produced to fill the gap between Japanese dubs of Beast Wars and led on to the follow-up series Beast Wars Neo.† There has been no official word on whether Beast Wars Neo will be released on DVD though, personally, we are expecting that announcement shortly after the release of Beast Wars II.† It is also our prediction that the series will be subbed into English and released via Shout Factory in either late 2012 or during 2013.† Again there is no official confirmation of this yet, it is purely a prediction by Transformers At The Moon.
If you like Beast Wars II or want to find out more then why not check out our Toy Gallery where we have photographed many of the figures or our Prototype section that contains some pages from the animations sheets and character designs.† You'll be seeing more behind the scenes details from Beast Wars II over the coming months here at Transformers At The Moon as we own hundreds of pages of character models from the show as well as some original scripts.
Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Disciples of Boltax, with the transformation sequence for the trainbot Yukikaze.† Previously Jim has posted the transformation sequences for four other members of the Trainbots, Shouki, Getsui, Seizan and Suiken but he is missing the sequence for Kaen and the gestault form Raiden. We will check through our own character / model sheets to see if we have the missing pages but in the meantime here is Jim's thoughts on the character.
BTW, Yukikaze translates roughly to "Snow Breeze."† It's a fairly common
name in Anime and Manga, especially for cold-based characters.† The
name itself would be reused in Beast Wars II as the space ship
(non-sentient) for the Maximals.
Our thanks go out to Rohan Mohindra, Bluestreak56, for submitting the following news
"I was just doing some BW research on Depth Charge and came across a good old G1 fav Devcon. To no surprise he was voiced by John Stephenson (very similar to Windcharger's tones) and I was saddened to learn from wikipedia that he passed away just 10 days ago.
John voiced many G1 characters including:
Of all the voice actors who participated in all four seasons of the G1 cartoon, John Stephenson was the only one who did not lend his voice to The Transformers: The Movie.
I particularly enjoyed his Windcharger, Kup, Thundercracker and Devcon voices..
We've waited for over 10 years for this news, but finally Beast Wars II will be getting a release on DVD.
Rakuten has posted an interesting new listing, Transformers Beast Wars II DVD Boxset containing all 43
episodes and is scheduled to release on October 20th for 29,400 yen.
If you want to see the characters from Beast Wars II then head to Auto Assembly, starting tomorrow, as the toy display theme for this year in Japanese Beast Wars!
TV Shows on DVD is reporting that† Masterforce is due to make its US DVD
debut on 6 December priced $29.93. Also to debut on 6 December is the
delayed Transformers Japanese Collection complete set of Headmasters,
Masterforce and Victory, priced at $99.99
Beast Wars the Complete Collection, meanwhile, is scheduled for a release date of November 1st, with a cost of $54.99.
Jim Sorenson has updated his blog with a new Ark Addendum entry Lightfoot's Transform.† Lightfoot was the name for Getaway in Japan, and he appeared in the cartoon Transformers Super God Masterforce.† As always here's Jim to introduce the piece.
"Hail and well met, loyal blogosphere!† It's time for another edition of
The Ark Addendum.† Since I've been hitting the US cartoon for the past
few weeks, I thought I'd bounce over to Japan for another nifty
Transformation.† This week, it's Lightfoot!"