Post by Grand Moff Martin on Jul 5, 2018 4:40:19 GMT
Andy is in the right, he's been consistent with the TFU entries and the model sheets in The Complete Ark. In G.I. Joe, they coloured Chase like Searchlight. In 'Space Pirates', they coloured him like Rollbar. But in both stories they named him correctly and drew him as Andy has done.
But I agree with Blueshift also that the toy face was very cool, especially if you shone light through it from the back. Bob Budiansky was inspired by his triple eye to write: "He has extremely well developed optical sensors in his head and his headlights. He can see an object the size of a tennis ball at two miles and his excellent peripheral vision gives him approximately a 270 degree viewing range; i.e., he can see simultaneously in front of him and on both sides."
I have a slight problem with this last bit from a robot logic point of view, though, because why would you build any robot that didn't have 360-degree vision? Especially ones that are supposed to drive in traffic. After all, human drivers have mirrors to see behind them, so can't TFs see behind them at least as well as human drivers can?
Bob really was trying hard when he wrote the Throttlebots' tech-specs and Universe entries, mind, giving them some pretty cool abilities. Searchlight's numerous headlights all do different things ( www.ntfa.net/universe/english/index.php?act=view&char=Searchlight ), while Freeway has "a variety of gadgets for sabotage: sonic land mines, magnetic homing grenades and powerful, rust-inducing oxidizing agents, to name a few".