Note: This is pre-Botcon 05, the numbers are higher now in all Divisions, here I will be listing my current numbers, and at some later date will do a new photo(and I hpoe the numbers will be even higher by then).
Dimensions: My Convoy Cabinette-top is 15 inches wide, 116 inches long and 59 inches high(great for standing angles/perspectives)
Left to right: Military Division, 2nd Platoon(37 Bots), 911 Division(40 Bots), Highway Division(57 Bots), Space Division(37 Bots), Constuction Division(53 Bots), All Terrain Division(41 Bots), Military Division, 1st Platoon(37 Bots) and overhead, Air Division(47 Bots, possibly 48, if I induct/draft/allow LOC Jetfire).
Led, of course, by Optimus Prime, who is flanked by his two top officers: His second in command, Jazz, and his chief advisor/sidekick/conscience, Bumble Bee.
You'll note that the Miltary Division(total 74 bots) is split into 1st and 2nd Platoons to protect the convoy, and that the Air Division is also in a low flying protection pattern.
The one Division not shown is the recently sanctioned Engineering Division(19 bots), previously known unofficially as the city crew. It is made up of Micros with no vehilce mode(Nebulons etc) or Micros whose alt mode just doesn't fit into any Division for whatever reasons(the bike and 4-wheeler from Minicon Perceptor etc), they usually only appear in bot mode, working on this or calibrating that. They never leave the city, "Engineering Division" title or not, they are still the city crew. The Construction Division builds things, but these guys keep it all running. Anyway, I thought I would add another pic or two so as to show them also.
^There were around 320 Micros total at this point. Now the # is 366.^
^I believe that was the first day that they really became "The City Crew", I was getting a pic of all the Micros and they had to go somewhere. They weren't ratified as a Division yet, they didn't have a charter, but Spike being in the pic with the Division leaders is what sowed the seeds for the eventual sanctioning.
^There's Prime with the Executive Staff(his top two and the eight Division Commanders).^
NOTE: Without Spike, who already was and still is chief engineer, the other 7 Division Commanders were known as "The Council of Seven". They governed the surviving Cybertronians after what came to be known as "The Arrival". They oversaw the designing and building of the planet New Cybertron, their mecha-sun "Sol-Tron" and the greatest, strongest and most beautiful city ever raised by man, bot or beast...., Cybertropolis. The Seven lead the TFs for ages before Prime returned to them, appearing suddenly out of the void, himself not knowing how he came there. He was offered the mantle of command on the spot, but he was quite reticent about it for some time, which was oddly ominous, for when he did accept command, it turned out to be the begining of the end of the 'Golden Age" of New Cybertron.(see: The History of New Cybertron, last 2 volumes) But that's a story for another time, about which, coincidentally, I just recieved some pertinent information recently extracted from the reverse-flux time bouy from which came the original copy of the enigmatic poem "A Statue of Optimus Prime", but again, I digress.
Enjoy the pics. I've got plans for more pics and blather some other time, maybe if you like the pics, you'll tolerate the blather.
And HOORAY for the return of The Allspark. Kalidor.., You d' Bot!
Edited by TFDoc, 26 June 2006 - 02:54 PM.