TV Magazine: Transformers Zone, Part 6 of 12
“TV Magazine: Transformers Zone, Part 6 of 12”
Formatting/Photoshop: Might Gaine
Source: TV Magazine, July 1990
BURST! Two Heroes’ Powered Action!
Finally we arrive at the exciting part of Zone, and time for Dai Atlas and Sonic Bomber to kick some ass! Ending the battle in 8 seconds seems pretty ambitious, but maybe it’s not impossible when your combined jet mode can travel at Mach 17… To make this a bit easier to understand, Even hypersonic jets only travel at up to Mach 5… Mach 17 is 12,920 miles an hour, or about 3.59 miles per second! I would imagine the reason that the cockpit is specified as being for Microtransformers is that humans would turn to paste at that speed. The clear pic we get of the Dai Atlas and Sonic Bomber toys is a rather interesting resin model that actually bears a lot of differences from the final release.
As for the preview of the Zone OVA, Magami Ban’s character designs look streamlined and cool, meaning people will surely be disappointed next month when they see how childish the designs by Toei end up looking. A lot of the Evil Generals look very simplified as well, whereas the art here makes them look far more elaborate and menacing. On the other hand, next month comes the debut of Destron great Metrotitan!