issue.85「成人禮」TITANIUM Cheetor

 

 

 

雞肋系列的意外發現。

"What can't be seen cannot be defeated!"





Cheetor(捷達/黃豹),Beast Wars的年青Maximal,來到Beast Machines,黃毛小子長大成人。



Beast Wars一役後隨大隊Cheetor回到已經變天的Cybertron。危機之際得到Oracle感召接受重新格式化。


一副半人半獸面孔,最為俊俏的一個Cheetor,新生代主力已長成!



多次緊要關頭髮揮作用,他已沒有以往的撞板表現。


並敢於多次直言提出對Optimus Primal的異議。




Beast Machines系列內前後推出過3款Cheetor。
第一款,曾有緣低價偶遇,但始終覺得若有所失,最終拿得起放得低。


第二款,Supreme class,巨大版一向不是我杯茶。


第三款,Night Slash Cheetor,這款黑夜版是新的mold,就外形來講頗討好我,透明件又做得好靚,差一點就真是出了手。


亦有想過Universe的改色版,接近原裝配色,可惜是白面鬼。




正在思想猶豫徘徊之際,意外發現多一款,來自Titanium6吋合金系列。
對我來講,Titanium絕對是個雞肋無限的系列。先後見識了陀背洛叔、趴地老麥、硬直老柯、突頭馬仔這幾個代表性人物,一再意興闌珊,將這個“唔好睇唔好玩得個重”的系列打入冷宮。


原來我竟遺忘,07年本系列在wave3出過這麼一款Beast Machines Cheetor。看似很合眼緣,立即上各大論壇起底。雖然在有限的信息獲知好壞參半,但它還是成為了我最後的選擇。原因無他,本來對此系列已經跌至低谷,能夠合上眼緣已經是為其無限加分。



除了一大堆的牢牢騷騷,其實雞肋系列的包裝還是有幾分睇頭的。



他就這麼擺了個有型的pose在盒裡等你帶回家。




先來Beast mode。有了感情基礎後不會太挑剔,勉強收貨。





與卡通內有眼核很天真的外型有異,仍舊保持一分獸性的兇猛。


講到可動性,你還會有期望?有了最壞打算,早已毫無期望負擔。





I am transformed~!!
變形系統,觀圖便已可領略到吧?


手肘部的屈伸竟然與變形關節二合為一,假若將手臂提得太高,獵豹前肢便幾近完全反出。這算是聰明還是偷懶?


Titanium Cheetor的身裁,並沒有如第一款BM Cheetor般還原卡通內的誇張修長,我倒覺得這更似將之現實化重新均衡比例。






這塊還原度頗高的面孔,便是選擇他的緣故之一了。


可動乏陳硬直派,但因本身體格的曲線,令到其看起來不會呆板,更不會有如Rodimus Prime那種陀背得連正常體態都沒有。


本系列特色的合金件,根本就是負累。加上全身最鬆的腳踝位,更令這位新銳Maximal隨時有撲低的危險。


腰部圓月彎刀幾乎是萬能武器。 Cheetor甚少用之主動進攻,大部分時間用來防守擋格,並"順手"將激光反激於敵人,以守為攻。









由Beast Wars以至Beast Machines,見證了Cheetor的成人禮。


不過無論怎變,有一件事永遠不變~











後記:
雖為"銀樣蠟槍頭",但總算達到甚至超出了期待(其實都是因為我對這個系列毫無期待),當然滿意了。


關於此Titanium Cheetor,從TFwiki上獲知原來有一段小花絮:
根據負責Titanium系列概念設計的Don Figueroa所述,選擇Beast Machines版本的Cheetor是他的主意。最初他被簡單地告知要在此系列設計一款Cheetor,但是孩之寶方面一直都沒有具體指定是哪個版本。 Aaron Archer(孩記TF/GI JOE系列的全球設計開發總監)證實了這個講法:孩之寶根本沒有想過製作 Beast Machines系列的角色,他們只是簡單的將"Cheetor"放進開發清單。當本作完成之後,Archer仍然稱之為"錯誤的一款"。多得神人Don,令到BM Cheetor再次有機會得到新生!




Beast Machines之後,有Transtech繼續承接,Cheetor繼續以新形態表現其速度至上的魅力。

(Transtech Cheetor Colors by ~VegetaPrime on deviantART)




只可惜,Transtech最後胎死腹中。







延伸閱讀:
Cheetor at Wikipedia
. Titanium at Wikipedia / TFwiki
DCC - Transformers Titanium Interview

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