25 September 2009

Liokaiser torso, D-332: Jarguar

I'm not going to feature the Brestforce individual robots in numerical order, but rather slightly randomly just to mix things up a little.

Today's feature is C-332: Jarguar or 'Jallguar' as his bio card calls him. A brief description from Wikipedia:

"A stealth warrior, he transforms into a black-colored missile buggy. His specialty is ambushing his victims. His breastplate transforms into a miniature mechanical jaguar."

Among the other members of Brestforce, I actually quite like Jarguar. He is a nice sleek black and transforms into a really cool dune buggy (ok, yeah, pretty shallow reasons). His toy design is also unique- his chest compartment is spring loaded and pops up to form his chest when his 'brest' master jaguar is removed. The other members of Brestforce do not have any such 'mechanical' function.

Also, since I'm a sucker for box art, I gotta say that Jarguar has one of the nicest pieces of box art among the Brestforce (although to be fair, all of the Brestforce's box art is very nice, as is consistent with Transformers from the Victory series).

Here are some detailed pictures (where what I'm going to say about each picture is more generic, I've copied over my comments from my Leozack post).

Front of box - As with the rest of the Transformers in the Victory era, the box art is simply stunning.

The individual boxed Brestforce members features bottom of the box art unlike earlier year Transformers which features a representation shot of the toy on the bottom of the box.

Flawless glossy box without creases, dents or rips.

Top of box - Unlike earlier year Transformer boxes which featured transformation sequences of the toy, the box tops of the Brestforce members show instead photos of the toys featuring the 'brest-former' function that is unique to this sub-group (with the exception of Deszaras of course); notice the description actually says "Transforms from baggy to robot and back again" - one of the quirks of Japanese transformers is their English translations I guess.

Back of box

Jarguar's bio card is not included in the paperworks packet but is actually one of the inner flaps of the box. His name is actually spelled "Jallguar" here. Check out that box art, really, really nice!

The other side of his bio-card is actually another flap of the box. I suspect that the printing on each flap were meant to be printed on respective sides of a card, but Takara for obvious reasons cannot do that (ie: print on both sides of the same box flap), so they did the next best thing which is giving us the characters' picture on one flap and then the bio on the other flap.

The contents of C-332, Jarguar

Instructions and unapplied sticker sheet, plus full plethora of all paperworks like catalogues and other promotional material all sealed in its original bag. Due to the box size, the entire packet had to be folded to fit into the box, but this is how it originally came.

Minty Jarguar toy, jaguar 'brest' and missiles. Like Leozack, Jarguar has some parts other than his 'brest' master partner - he has a set of missiles which can be attached to him in robot and dune buggy mode. The missiles are attached to Killbison's gun turrets and together, these form Liokaiser's weapon.


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