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Dai Atlas, also called Dai-Atlas and Dai Atlus, is the main Cybertron character in this series, which unfortunately consists only of a half-hour OVA (original video animation) episode and stories in the Japanese publication TV Magazine. That episode was the last new animated Transformers show until Beast Wars.
A Powered Master, Dai Atlas can transform into a base, jet, drill tank, and a robot. His legs contain a motor, powered by a pair of AA batteries under each front orange leg cover, that can move him forward or backward in jet, drill tank, or robot modes, or move Micromasters along the rubber treads down a ramp in his base mode.
Dai Atlas can combine with two other Cybertron Powered Masters, Sonic Bomber and Roadfire, to form a giant jet or base (but not a single robot) called Big Powered. All of his motorized capabilities still work in this combined form, making one giant rolling vehicle.
Here (107K, figure, 9/4/98) is a picture I found of all three of them in various modes and of their combined base and jet modes. In order from left to right in the picture are Roadfire, Dai Atlas, and Sonic Bomber in their robot modes. The order is the same for their base modes. In the central row with their vehicle modes, Sonic Bomber is the black jet, Dai Atlas is the mostly white jet/drill tank, and Roadfire is the red and black artillery unit. Each of them has a Micromaster included.
In the Zone OVA, after Dai Atlas and Sonic Bomber had recovered a still functioning Victory Saber from an exploding planet, they fought against the Destron generals, killing several of them. Victory Saber passed on leadership to Dai Atlas at the end of the OVA in an auditorium of Micromasters and larger Cybertrons up on the stage.
Below are my pictures of my Big Powered figures, which I bought from the previous owner in Singapore and refurbished:
Note: The topmost double-barrel orange gun seen in the first three pictures actually does not belong to this set. The gun isn't the same as the one in the other pictures.
Below is an English translation of Roadfire's specs card and his tech specs bar graph card, respectively, by Doug Dlin (firstname.lastname@example.org):
ROAD FIRE Powered Master Function: Defense Officer Transformation: Tank, Base Abilities: A Powered Master like Dai-Atlas, his strength in land battles is surpassed only by his leader's. Can combine with Dai-Atlas and transform into Land Powered mode. Blows away his enemies with his Burst Cannon. Weapon(s): Burst Cannon Str Int Spd End Rnk Crg Frp Skl 10 9 9 10 9 10 10 10
Also known as Goryu, which is Japanese for Rolling Dragon, the Korean
renamed and recolored rerelease of Dai Atlas is a villain in the
1993 Brave series called Brave Express Might Gaine.
To see pictures of him contributed by Evan Johns, go
In this series the only major opponents are the nine Destron gestalts and giants, who are trying to find an energy item called the Zodiac for Violenjiger. The ones seen from left to right in the picture above from the Zone OVA are Menasor, Abominus, Devastar (Devastator), Dinosaurer (Trypticon), Overlord, and King Poseidon (Piranacon). Others not seen in this picture are Bruticus, Predaking, and Black Zarak, but all of them can be seen at JTF Online.
Overlord, last seen in a major role in the Masterforce series and in a short flashback in the Victory series, led them in the beginning of the Zone OVA when they attacked a planet which has giant trees in their search for the Zodiac. The destruction of the planet severely injured the Cybertron leader Victory Saber.
After bringing him back for repairs,
Dai Atlas and Sonic Bomber went off after the Destrons.
Some of them were obliterated in the Zone OVA. Devastator was engulfed in lava
while fighting with Dai Atlas underground (which ironically returned the
Constructicons to caves from which the original Megatron had their Earth
bodies built). Dinosaurer (Trypticon) and King Poseidon (Piranacon) were
obliterated by massive firepower by both Dai Atlas and Sonic Bomber in their
base modes after taking away the Zodiac from Dinosaurer and becoming energized by it.
The retreating Predaking was sliced in half lengthwise by Dai Atlas using his
Z-shaped wing/sword while riding on Sonic Bomber. (Curiously, when Predaking's head
was sliced open, it revealed a biological brain.)
Metrotitan serves as the Destron base in the Zone series. He is the only major Destron figure released for the series, with the Micromaster Race Track Patrol members as the only other Destrons. He is a recolor of the original Autobot figure Metroplex. He comes with the Micromaster Metrobomb, an orange car Transformer who is a recolor of Skystalker's car, along with recolors of Metroplex's original partners. Metrodash is a red version of the black car and robot Scamper, Metrotank is a blue version of the white tank and tower Slammer, and Metroshot is a recolor of Six-Gun.
Here (36K, figure, 11/24/98) is a picture I found of the partners along with Metrotitan in his base, battlestation, and robot modes from the back of his box. The front of his box is here. (26K, figure, 8/10/99).
Evan Johns (email@example.com) snapped some digital camera pictures of his Metrotitan figure and all of his partners. Thanks to him for contributing them, here are those pictures in their 1024x768 size (note: not all stickers are applied):
Evan Johns (firstname.lastname@example.org) snapped some more pictures with the missing stickers applied at last: LATEST
The following is an English translation of Metrotitan's specs card and his tech specs bar graph card, respectively, by Doug Dlin (email@example.com):
METROTITAN Decepticon Function: Destron Commander Transformation: Large Fortress Base, Mobile Fortress Abilities: Even with only Metrobomb and the three other Destrons working directly under him, he is more than a match for the entire Cybertron team. As might be expected, his power is incalculable. Weapon(s): Massively powerful weapons of destruction all over his body. Str Int Spd End Rnk Crg Frp Skl 10 9 8 10 10 10 10 7
Victory Saber, Galaxy Shuttle, the Micromasters, and the rest of the Cybertrons
Last seen in the Victory series, Victory Saber and Galaxy Shuttle arrived to find the Destron generals destroying a planet and evacuated the inhabitants, including Akira and his pet bunny Emusa. However, Victory Saber didn't get away from the planet like Galaxy Shuttle did with the inhabitants before it exploded, leaving the Micromaster Rescue Patrol Team aboard Galaxy Shuttle in tears.
Luckily he was recovered, still functional, by
Dai Atlas and Sonic Bomber.
He transferred leadership of the Cybertrons to Dai Atlas at the end of the Zone OVA.
Violenjiger (or whatever variation on this spelling there is) is the leader of the Destron generals in this series, while Overlord is their commander. Violenjiger is actually formed from three beings which are robotic insects in nature, though his three faces switching at one point in the Zone OVA is very reminiscent of what the tentacled five-face Quintessons used to do. Unlike the Quintessons, though, Violenjiger is definitely sinister.
In the OVA itself he ordered the Destrons to seek out the Zodiac energy crystal, but that was thwarted when Dai Atlas took it from the Destrons. In the continuation of the OVA story in TV Magazine, when he himself was first defeated by the three Cybertrons Dai Atlas, Sonic Bomber, and Roadfire, Violenjiger returned as a phoenix formed from the dead Destrons' spirits, but was destroyed by Big Powered, the combination of the three Cybertrons, in the end.
Here are some pictures of Violenjiger from the series:
Added on 3/23/99 is an early Zone catalog that comes with the Breastforce giftset. It still contains Victory figures on its back.
Added on 7/20/99 is a later Zone catalog, scanned in by Jeremy Ng (Jeremy-Ng@Home.com), in four parts from the one that came with Roadfire.