Mobile Command Base

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Mobile Command Base
BTS Toys character
Mobilecommandbase.jpg
Mobile Command Base box
Created by

BTS Toys
Release number

BTS-01S
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Semi-truck trailer
Tech specs

ST04 IN03 SP06 EN04

RN02 CO10 FB05 SK04

The Mobile Command Base is a toy made by BTS Toys in 2009 as a third-party Transformer accessory. It is an homage to the trailer and Roller drone of Generation 1 Optimus Prime and intended for use with the Classic Voyager Optimus Prime toy. This accessory was also released in a variety of colors with different names as trailers for the various recolors of the Optimus Prime toy.

BTS Toys

The Mobile Command Base with Rollout Drone is an add-on accessory for the Classic Voyager Optimus Prime toy and it's recolors. It was designed as a trailer that becomes a base with a drone similar to Generation 1 Roller.

Toy company Reprolabels designed a label sheet for the Mobile Command Base which makes it look more like the Generation 1 Optimus Prime trailer, including Autobot symbols.

Other third-party Transformers trailers for Optimus Prime include FansProject's G3 Trailer and Xovergen's Masterarmor.

Other third-party Transformer homages to Optimus Prime's Roller include TFC Toys's Battle Roller.

Development

The first teaser image of the Mobile Command Base was posted BTS Toys blog in January 2009.[1]

In March 2009 BTS Toys posted pictures of the Rollout Drone on their blog.[2]

Deviantart member Venksta designed the box for Mobile Command Center, as well as providing the name for the drone, and writing the tech spec biography.[3] He also made several other concept designs for the box.[4]

The Mobile Command Base was released in April 2009.[5]

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for January 1st, 2009 Vangelus selected the Mobile Command Base as one of the New Picture Picks.[6]

The [email protected] podcast for January 8th, 2009 selected the Mobile Command Base/Nemesis Command Center prototype as one of the New Picture Picks.[7]

The TFWire podcast for January 18th, 2008 had a segment devoted to the Mobile Command Base and Nemesis Command Center. Ryan wanted the Mobile Command Base, but Jesse and Spada didn't like it.[8]

The [email protected] podcast for January 22nd, 2009 selected the Mobile Command Base/Nemesis Command Center prototype as one of the New Picture Picks.[9]

The [email protected] podcast for February 26th, 2009 selected the Mobile Command Base as one of the New Picture Picks.[10]

Fictional biography

Rollout Drone is a six wheeled scout and often call by different names by his bigger comrades, such as "Rollie". Sharing a direct link to the spark of his Leader, Rollie is sometimes more courageous than his fellow soldiers, often venturing deep into enemy territory to get vital information. Rollie has pulled out of many tough spots, considering his size, and often taking direct ion shots at enemies ten times his size. No matter the danger, he will always roll out for the great good.

Toys

  • BTS Toys BTS-01S Mobile Command Base with Rollout Drone (2009)
Turns from trailer to combat base and drone. Colored to look like Generation 1 Optimus Prime's trailer. The rear wheel section of the trailer detaches to become the Rollout Drone.
Shares a mold with the Nemesis Command Center. Was recolored into the Motion Cryptotype Base and Nemesis Motion Base.
  • Reprolabels Optimus Prime BTS Trailer (2009)
A set of labels for the Mobile Command Base meant to make it look more like Generation 1 Optimus Prime.[11]

Gallery

References

  1. http://btstoy.blogspot.com/2009/01/classics-prime-trailer-presented-by.html
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/bts-toys-rollar-update-167103/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13938
  3. http://venksta.deviantart.com/art/Mobile-Command-Base-Box-Render-118170630
  4. http://venksta.deviantart.com/gallery/9786421#/d1z1chi
  5. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/btstoy-trailers-released-167257/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13938
  6. Vangelus (January 1st, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/201676-wtf-tfw-episode-24-a.html. 
  7. Vangelus (January 8th, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/index23.html. 
  8. Spada (January 18th, 2008). "[email protected]". http://www.tfwire.com/ (Podcast). TFWire. http://tfwire.com/blog/?p=442. 
  9. Vangelus (January 22nd, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/215905-wtf-tfw-episode-27-a.html. 
  10. Vangelus (February 26th, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/221731-wtf-tfw-episode-32-a.html. 
  11. http://www.reprolabels.com/Classics/primebtstrailer.php

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