Boneyard (Lost Protectors)

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Boneyard
Lost Protectors character
Boneyard-figure.jpg
Boneyard art
Created by

Play With This Too
Information
Species Human
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Lost Protectors
Title

The Guardian of the Gates
Quote

"The true cost of war is not paid by those who die in battle, but by those who survive it."
Partner

R-Turn

Boneyard is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Transformers Grimlock made by Play With This Too. He is an intergalactic hero.

Lost Protectors

Boneyard is a fictional character created by Play With This Too as part of their Lost Protectors series. He is an intergalactic heroic character and member of the Protectors. He wears a Babel Bracer which translates all languages and Tachyon Telegraph which can send and receive transmissions with an interplanetary range. He carries an enchanted Perdition Solacer weapon, a Bonesnapper axe and uses the head of a Tri-Horn as a shield. He also has a Tech Drone companion named R-Turn.

Development

The general design and color of Boneyard is inspired by Transformers Pretender Grimlock. R-Turn's for, is also inspired by Grimlock, but his colors are inspire by the GoBots Renegade monster Zod.

The images of the weapons and an arm of Boneyard were tweeted out as a teaser by Play With This Too just before TFcon Chicago 2014.

Boneyard was revealed at TFcon Chicago 2014 where art was placed on display, and later is appeared in the Third Party Panel.[1]

In December 2014 Play With This Too released color images of Boneyard and his Tech Drone.

Boneyard, Wastelander and Wrecktifier were among the stretch goals for the unsuccessful 2015 Lost Protectors Kickstarter campaign. They were to be unlocked if the campaign raised at least $420,000.[2]

In June 2015 Play With This Too released renders of Boneyard online. They announced they would be doing a second Kickstarter with the characters of Boneyard, Jetstrike and Wastelander among the initial figures offered as rewards. The Tech Drones would likely be stretch goals.

In July 2015 Play With This Too asked on their Facebook page if Maqua should be one of the one of the 2 additional heads provided with Boneyard and Jetstrike.[3]

They announced that the prototype of Boneyard would be on display at TFcon Canada 2015. The design for the Tech Drone would be more like Microns.

Boneyard is one of the ten initial figures available as a reward for the Boneyard & Jetstrike Action Figures Kickstarter campaign, which began in September 2015.[4]

Reception

The Cybercast podcast for October 11th, 2013 discussed Desolataur, Head Shots Vol. 2 and the TFcon Chicago 2014 teaser for Boneyard in the news. They thought that the teaser looked like Grimlock's sword.[5]

The Retro Robot Radio show for October 11th, 2014 discussed Boneyard's weapons and Head Shots Vol. 2 in the news.[6]

The Retro Robot Radio show for October 18th, 2014 discussed Boneyard's arm teaser.[7]

The Retro Robot Radio show for October 25th, 2014 interviewed Rik Alvarez. The show discussed Play With This Too team members Mark Wong, Steve Redinger, Trent Troop, Ken Christiansen, Aaron Archer and Simon Furman. It also talked about the toys for Ancient Astronaut, Astroblast, Bloodbath, Boneyard, Desolataur, Jetwash and Steel Cock as well as the first three volumes of Head Shots.[8]

The TFYLP podcast for October 25th, 2014 interviewed Rik Alvarez and Aaron Archer. They talked about the main villain Ancient Astronaut, the vampire villain Bloodbath, the gladiator hero Boneyard and the flying hero Jetwash.[9]

The Star To Star Toys News podcast for October 28th, 2014 discussed Bloodbath, Boneyard, Jetwash in the news.[10]

The Shattered Cast Uncut podcast for October 30th, 2014 discussed Ancient Astronaut, Astroblast, Bloodbath, Boneyard, Desolataur, Jetwash and Head Shots Vol. 1 through 3 in the news. The hosts liked the Pretender homages, but did not understand the Head Shots. They said some of the designs reminded them of characters from Inhumanoids, Men in Black and Ren and Stimpy. Boneyard reminded them on the Transformer Bludgeon.[11]

The [email protected] podcast for November 1st, 2014 discussed the Ancient Astronaut, Bloodbath, Boneyard, Desolataur, Flarestrike, Jetwash and Head Shots Vol. 1 through 3 in the news. They said Xando looks like a G.I. Joe alien and talked about Aaron Archer and Simon Furman joining Play With This Too.[12]

The Retro Robot Radio show for December 13th, 2014 discussed Boneyard, Rawbat and Head Shots Vol. 4 in the news.[13]

The Cybercast podcast for March 7th, 2015 interviewed Rik Alvarez. He spoke about the Lost Protectors Kickstarter. They discussed the Head Shots, Head Stands, Bloodbath, Boneyard, Desolataur and Wrecktifier. They revealed the character of Wastelander on the show.[14]

The Retro Robot Radio show for May 30th, 2015 discussed Boneyard's Bonesnapper axe teaser.[15]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for June 15th, 2015 discussed Boneyard's dinosaur skull shield by Play With This Too. One host thought it would look good with Desolataur, another thought it would looks good with Dinoking. They thought it looked like a weapon from He-Man or Warhammer.[16]

The Cybercast podcast for June 21st, 2015 talked about the return of Play With This Too and their Boneyard figure.[17]

The Shattered Cast Uncut podcast for June 25th, 2015 discussed Boneyard in the news. The hosts thought it looked bad-ass and that it was more interesting than Desolataur.[18]

The Repacked Podcast podcast for June 28th, 2015 discussed Boneyard in the news. One host complained the design was too original for Transformers fans, the other liked it, thought it had cool weapons and thought Boneyard's head looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger.[19]

The [email protected] podcast for August 13th, 2015 discussed Boneyard and the the Jetstrike prototype in the news. They thought Jetstrike was pretty cool and commented on the torso crunch, but thought the legs looked small and the arms looked low. They also mentioned the customizing figures.[20]

The Cybercast podcast for September 5th, 2015 discussed Boneyard and Jetstrike in the news.[21]

Rik Alvarez appeared on the TFYLP Podcast for October 15th, 2015 where he displayed the prototype figures for Boneyard and Jetsttike, and premiered the two "super secret parts" that were to come with Jetstrike, a set of hands with the middle fingers extended.[22]

Fictional biography

Protector Boneyard is an intergalactic hero and gladiator with a Tech Drone companion R-Turn. He was friends with Ancient Astronaut until his old friend was infected by an alien. He acts as a sage adviser to Astroblast, leader of the Protectors. This warrior has victoriously survived many battles and has traveled the cosmos to be on your toy shelf!

An ancient relic from a time long past, legend suggests he has competed in the galactic arenas since their inception. Some believe he was the fabled cosmic champion who survived the trials of Catastropheles to stand-alone against the Desolataur. Armed with nothing more than his enchanted Perdition Solacer, he ripped out the Desolataur’s heart, rising to victory and saving us all from the consuming darkness of the Null Miasma.

His legend inspired thousands of generations to take up arms against the Vampires Cosmic, Serpents of the Coiled Throne and the great Armadas of Granite. His armor was the basis for countless Aegis battle suits. His weapons were replicated by the greatest smiths ever known. His shield made from the head of his first opponent in the arena, the commanding Terrortops himself. His helmet plucked from the head of the mighty Testosterous.

Now he stands as the Guardian of the Gates to the arena. He alone passes judgment onto those who come to compete for the survival of freedom and life in our universe. Allowing only those with honor and purity of heart to step foot onto the same hallowed ground where the blood of a million warriors has been splattered by nefarious forces. To face him at the gates lacking the resolve of a god itself is to stare into the great abyss of bereavement. For only those worthy and righteous enough will he let pass.

He was a legend amongst present day Protectors. His true name and birthplace lost in the annals of time. We know him only as Boneyard. As the time for action falls upon us yet again he emerges once more to guide us with his wisdom, strength and courage. Through him our victory will be assured.

Favorite food: Poutine

The biography for Bearald mentions that Boneyard is very fond of Bearald, as his family crest includes imagery of fighting bears.

According to Jetstrike's biography Boneyard knows of Boneyard's ambitions but sees Jetstrike's skill and power grow with hope.

Games

Toys

  • Play With This Too Lost Protectors Boneyard (unreleased)
A 1:12 scale articulated figure with interchangeable head and limbs. He has numerous 5mm connector ports. Comes with an alternate "robot" head, helmet, two shoulder pads, two leg armors, an arm guard, an axe, rifle, sword and dinosaur head/shield.
In the initial Kickstarter campaign Boneyard came with a Tech Drone named R-Turn, who turned from humanoid robot to robot dinosaur.
Boneyard shares his molding with Gladiat-Ore, Stonebreaker, Wastelander and Wrecktifier.
Some parts on Boneyard are also used on Barbaricles, Cloudstrike, Coleopterous, Concept, Faststrike, Flarestrike, Impirator, Jetstrike, Manvil Forgehead, Muscules, Rawbat, Sir Fangramore LeVenomous, Sir Pythanore, Stormstrike and Viper Squire.
  • Play With This Too Lost Protectors Bronze Boneyard (unreleased)
A recolor of Boneyard painted in a colored bronze finish. This figure is the basis for the character Gladiat-Ore.
  • Play With This Too Lost Protectors Customizer Edition Boneyard (unreleased)
A release of Boneyard in all white plastic with no paint.
  • Sunok Studios Boneyard (unreleased)
A 4.2 inch tall 1/18 scale action figure. Shares the same basic buck with Barbaricles, El Toro Magnifico, Los Tigres, Manvil Forgehead, Mean Bean Oaktree, Muscules and Robusticus.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/tfcon-2014-third-party-panel-coverage-181422/
  2. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/44339820/play-with-this-too-lost-protectors
  3. https://www.facebook.com/PWTToo/photos/a.296706337182230.1073741829.264887950364069/419109274941935/?type=1&theater
  4. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/44339820/boneyard-and-jetstrike-action-figures-playwiththis
  5. Josh (October 11th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Cybercast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RP7yjq7QtI. 
  6. Mathew Robert Ignash (October 11th, 2014). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0MD1Z0tlns. 
  7. Mathew Robert Ignash (October 18th, 2014). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em6icatne44. 
  8. Mathew Robert Ignash (October 25th, 2014). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xKvV9DVGiw. 
  9. Weirdwolf (25 October 2014). "TFYLP". https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPuvkpKfdDqj-7gEnFRZu6Q (Podcast). TFYLP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYq7ujMTOBk. 
  10. Chris and Ash (October 28th, 2014). "Star To Star Toys News". https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6PGk5W0pSKfwbXpIahKObw (Podcast). Star To Star Toy News. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiT9kx3CXR4. 
  11. Oscar NJ Boi (October 30th, 2014). "Shattered Cast Uncut". http://www.youtube.com/user/shatteredcastuncut?feature=watch (Podcast). Shattered Cast Uncut. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOs78vVYNic. 
  12. Vangelus (November 1st, 2014). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/1008237-wtf-tfw-328-november-1-2014-a.html. 
  13. Mathew Robert Ignash (December 13th, 2014). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjMACZNXVPc. 
  14. Josh (7 March 2015). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Cybercast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXepsQB13wc. 
  15. Mathew Robert Ignash (May 30th, 2015). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxM4ml39K5g. 
  16. blunghole (June 15th, 2015). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtpNOEHvWKY. 
  17. Josh (June 21st, 2015). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Cybercast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U8yeFlTV6w. 
  18. Matthew Baldwin (June 25th, 2015). "Shattered Cast Uncut". http://www.youtube.com/user/shatteredcastuncut?feature=watch (Podcast). Shattered Cast Uncut. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JgA4V6I6nw. 
  19. Craig Moore (June 28th, 2015). "Repacked Podcast". http://www.repackedpodcast.com/ (Podcast). Repacked Podcast. http://www.repackedpodcast.com/archives/2209. 
  20. Vangelus (August 13th, 2015). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/1049886-wtf-tfw-369-august-13-2015-a.html. 
  21. Craig (September 5th, 2015). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzwK8Ls3f_s. 
  22. Weirdwolf (15 October 2015). "TFYLP". https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPuvkpKfdDqj-7gEnFRZu6Q (Podcast). TFYLP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCmKqvPKxAw. 

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