Nightbird (Impossible Toys)

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Nightbird
Impossible Toys character
Nightbird-box.jpg
Nightbird box
First appearance

"Primitive Recall"
Last appearance

"Lost World, Lost Mind"
Release number

TRNS-EX1
Information
Aliases Night-Bird
Species Transformer
Gender Female
Relatives Dr. Fujiyama (creator)
Nationality Japanese
Abilities

Alternate mode

None/Cybertronian car
Function

Ninja
Motto

"Never be a pawn in a human or robot game."
Tech specs

ST06 IN08 SP08 EN05

RN07 CO08 FB06 SK07

Nightbird is a fictional character made by third-party Transformer company Impossible Toys. She is an homage to the Transformers character Nightbird.

Impossible Toys

Nightbird is third-party Transformer character created by Impossible Toys as an homage to the Transformers character Nightbird.

Impossible Toys has released two figures for this character. The first was a non-transforming, but show-accurate version sold as "Nightbird", while the second was meant to represent her upgrade to a full Transformer, sold at TFcon 2010 as "Night-Bird."

According to her tech specs Nightbird in intelligent, fast and brave.

Impossible Toys Nightbird is not the only toy homage to Nightbird. There is also iGear's Shadow Assassin.

Development

Prototype images of the non-Transforming Nightbird were released on the internet in May 2008.[1]

Preorders for the non-transforming Nightbird and Quint-05 were opened on TFScource in January 2008.[2]

Reception

Impossible Toys Night-Bird was featured in the 2013 toy reference book Transforming Collections by Philip Reed.[3]

TFcon comics

Nightbird appeared in the TFcon 2008 voice play "Primitive Recall." In this story she escapes from her captivity and appears on Dinobot Island, where she helps free Trypticon from a tar pit. In this story she reveals she can speak, but up until now now choose not to.[4]

Nightbird appears TFcon 2010 comic "Nightbird Rebirth". In the story Nightbird and Anarchy attempt to steal the Master Cannons from the Autobots. Anarchy flies Nightbird to spaceship Maximus where she sneaks past the Autobots Canadian Patriot, R.E.V., Powered Commander, Deep Cover, Proto and Flash. She kills Flamethrower to get to the Master Sword. She uses the sword to reformat her body to a form based on Valkyrie, then returns to Anarchy.[5]

Nightbird appears among the characters in Re-Unificaton, the 2010 TFcon voice actor play prelude comic. [6]

Nightbird appeared in the comic released for the 2013 TFcon, called "Lost World, Lost Mind". In the story the GoBits Roswell and Van Guardian are swept away against their will and meet Anarchy, Bullet, Decepticharge, Edge, Nightbird, Project Z, Prototype X, Shield and Toxin.[7]

Other appearances

Nightbird and Powered Commander appear in an unofficial promotion for TFcon 2010 by GeneralTekno.[8]

Toys

  • Impossible Toys Nightbird (2010)
A new mold, meant to look like Nightbird from the Transformers animated series.
  • Impossible Toys TRNS-EX1 Night-Bird (2010)
A remold of TRNS-01 Valkyrie sold exclusively at TFcon 2010. Meant to be an upgraded form of the character.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=12974
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/first-look-at-quint-05-and-nightbird-images-by-impossibletoys-161604/
  3. Reed, Philip (2013). Transforming Collections. ISBN 978-1-62620-496-6. 
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXJ-J74PsWU&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL9A3BCD122B320BD8
  5. Daniel Arseneault (w), Alex Milne (p). "Nightbird Rebirth" TFcon (July 17th, 2010), TFcon
  6. TFcon - 2010 Prelude Comic
  7. Daniel Arseneault ] (w), Nathan Jackson (p), Nathan Jackson (i), Arthur Kobalewscuy (col), Arthur Kobalewscuy (let), Colin Douglas (ed). "Lost World, Lost Mind" TFcon (July 26th, 2013), TFcon
  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE8SaEHHEsw

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