Azalea (Mastermind Creations)

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Azalea
Mastermind Creations character
Azalea-art.jpg
Mastermind Creations Azalea art
Created by

Mastermind Creations
Release number

R08D
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Female
Abilities

Alternate mode

Car
Function

Avenger, Stealth Assassin

Azalea is a proposed fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Arcee created by Mastermind Creations in 2014.

Mastermind Creations

Azalea is a proposed is a third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Arcee created by Mastermind Creations.

Azalea turns into a Cybertronian car and is modeled after Arcee as she appeared in the IDW Publishing comics.

Other third-party homages to Arcee include Rabid Squirrels's A.R.C., Impossible Toys' Valkyrie, iGear's Delicate Warrior and Perfect Effect's RC.

Development

Azalea was designed by Eric Chan.

Azalea was first teased by Mastermind Creations as part of of their Feral Rex development under the name Sixer. They later posted on their Facebook page that it was a possible design for the future.

In June 2013 PlanetSteelExpress released renders of Mastermind Creations Azalea and Parapax Zinnia.[1]

The Azalea toy was displayed at the Captured Prey Third Party at Botcon in June 2013.[2]

Images of Azalea were previewed at TFcon 2013's Third Party Panel.[3]

Azalea Stealth Assassin was released at the Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention 2014.

Azalea was released in November 2014.

Reprolabels released a sticker set for Azalea in April 2015.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for April 4th, 2013 selected color pictures of Feral Rex as one of the New Picture Picks. They mentioned Sixer and the April Fool's joke by Mastermind Creations.[4]

In the Cybercast podcast for April 6th, 2013 the hosts talked about the Mastermind Creations Azalea in the news.[5]

In the moonbase2 podcast for April 10th, 2013 Feral Rex, Sixer and Azalea were one of the topic discussed.[6]

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for April 10th, 2013 discussed Azalea as one of their topics.[7]

In the Fwooshcast podcast for April 23rd, 2013 the hosts talked images of Azalea.[8]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for June 24th, 2013 discussed Mastermind Creations Azalea, Eupatorium, Felisaber, Leo Dux, Zinnia, Salvia Prominon and Tigris in the news.[9]

The moonbase2 podcast for June 24th, 2013 covered Mastermind Creations Azalea, Eupatorium, Leo Dux, Parapax Zinnia, Salvia Prominon and Tigris in the news.[10]

In the Fwooshcast podcast for June 30th, 2013 the hosts talked images of Azalea and Parapax Zinnia.[11]

The Cybercast podcast for December 21st, 2013 discussed the TFsource Christmas catalog pictures Azalea in the news.[12]

The Cybercast podcast for September 13th, 2014 discussed Azalea, Eupatorium, Parapax Zinnia, Salvia and Prominon in the news.[13]

The TransMissons podcast for September 15th, 2014 discussed Anarchus, Azalea Stealth Assassin, Seraph, Spartan and Titanika in the news.[14]

The Star To Star Toys News podcast for September 30th, 2014 discussed Azalea in the news.[15]

The Star To Star Toys News podcast for October 8th, 2014 discussed Azalea in the news.[16]

Azalea was featured in an article in the November 2014 issue of Chi Soul Die (模魂志) magazine.[17]

Comics

Azalea appeared in the Salvia Prominon pack-in instructions/comic "The Raid, Part 2".

Toys

  • Mastermind Creations R08D Azalea Stealth Assassin (2014)
A dark color version of Azalea. A Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention 2014 exclusive.
  • Mastermind Creations Azalea (2014)
An original design by Mastermind Creations sculptor Eric Chan. Turns from robot to car. Azalea carries two swords and two guns.
  • Reprolabels Azalea (2015)
A set of sticker for Azalea that includes Autobot faction symbols.[18]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/mastermind-creations-azalea-and-parapax-zinnia-color-images-177779/
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/sponsor-news-19/3rd-party-news-from-botcon-2013-captured-prey-third-party-event-177858/
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/tfcon-2013-3rd-party-panel-slides-178113/
  4. Vangelus (April 4th, 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/865569-wtf-tfw-246-april-4-2013-a.html. 
  5. Craig (April 6th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyofeHzH9lc. 
  6. Dave (April 10th, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-237. 
  7. Brian Kilby (April 10th, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2013/4/14/radio-free-cybertron-306.html. 
  8. Craig (April 23rd, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/04/episode-107-april-23-the-denizens-of-ponyville/. 
  9. blunghole (June 24th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8KqNaaczOI. 
  10. Andy (June 24th, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-248. 
  11. Craig (June 30th, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/06/fwooshcast-116-june-30th-technical-difficulties/. 
  12. Josh (December 21st, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDJAsIWUsmk. 
  13. Josh (September 13th, 2014). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tH3hXgNJ4E. 
  14. Charles Shelton (September 15th, 2014). "TransMissions". http://www.transmissionspodcast.com/ (Podcast). TransMissions. http://www.transmissionspodcast.com/2014/09/transmissions-episode-67/. 
  15. Chris and Ash (September 30th, 2014). "Star To Star Toys News". https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6PGk5W0pSKfwbXpIahKObw (Podcast). Star To Star Toy News. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqoLTH-V8fg. 
  16. Chris and Ash (October 8th, 2014). "Star To Star Toys News". https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6PGk5W0pSKfwbXpIahKObw (Podcast). Star To Star Toy News. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsyjaCR4Im4. 
  17. "MMC R-08". Chi Soul Die (模魂志): p. 104-105. November 2014. 
  18. http://toyhax.com/mainmenu/standard-scale/1292-labels-for-mmc-azalea.html

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