Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Ark Addendum - Vector Sigma Bombs
As promised, more models that tie in to Brian's examination of Takara's Headmasters series. For the past two weeks, he's been reviewing the two-part series that literally blew up Cybertron, turning it into a burnt out husk of a world. This week, the Ark Addendum brings you the actual mechanism by which that was accomplished.
These three bombs, and their special backpack, were given to Wipe by Scorponok. The unusual design appears to be a concession to Wipe's anatomy. The bombs themselves are nothing much to look at, but must have packed a pretty powerful wollup given the chain reaction that they set off.
One thing that always struck me as particularly poignant about this two parter was Galvatron's reaction to the idea. Though he is admittedly not the most consistently written character, leaving aside the transition from Season 3 to Headmasters, it's nice that he was actually heroic in his attempt to save Cybertron. I can't help but think that rushing to his doom in a failed attempt to save his homeworld would have been a better end for the character than his actual fate, crushed under some ice thanks to Headmasters holding hands.