Bovis (Mastermind Creations)

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Bovis
Mastermind Creations character
Bovis-box.jpg
Mastermind Creations Bovis box
Created by

Mastermind Creations
Release number

R03
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Ferocicons
Alternate mode

Mechanical bull/leg
Function

Mercenary Supply Specialist
Tech specs

ST08 IN04 SP03 EN08.5

RN04.5 CO09 FB08 SK06.5

Bovis is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Tantrum created by Mastermind Creations in 2013.

Mastermind Creations

Bovis is a third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Tantrum created by Mastermind Creations.

Bovis is part of a combiner team who become Feral Rex.

Development

The Feral Rex combiner was designed by Cassy Sark for Mastermind Creations, then revised by Eric Chan.[1]

A teaser image of Bovis was displayed at the third-party panel at TFcon 2012.[2].

A prototype picture of Bovis was posted to the internet in December 2012.[3]

Preorders for Bovis went up on several online stores in January 2013.

In March 2013 color image of Bovis were posted to the Mastermind Creations facebook page.[4]

The Bovis prototype was displayed at the Captured Prey Third Party at Botcon in June 2013.[5]

Art of Bovis was previewed at TFcon 2013's Third Party Panel.[6]

Bovis was released in September 2013.

Reception

In the [email protected] podcast for December 15th, 2012 Vangelus selected Bovis as one of the New Picture Picks.[7]

In the [email protected] podcast for February 1st, 2013 pictures of Bovis were selected as one of the New Picture Picks.[8]

The Back from the 80s podcast for February 2nd, 2013 talked about Bovis and Talon in the news.[9]

The [email protected] podcast for March 29th, 2013 selected color pictures of Bovis as one of the New Picture Picks.[10]

In the moonbase2 podcast for April 1st, 2013 the Bovis color images were covered in the news.[11]

The [email protected] podcast for April 12th, 2013 selected prototype pictures of Leo Dux, Bovis and Fortis as one of the New Picture Picks.[12]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for July 1st, 2013 discussed pictures of the Ferocicons prototypes at BotCon 2013.[13]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for August 31st, 2013 covered Bovis in the news.[14]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for October 12th, 2013 covered Bovis in the news.[15]

Bovis and the other Feral Rex combiner team members were featured in an article in the September 2014 issue of 模魂志 magazine.[16]

Toys

  • Mastermind Creations R03 Bovis (2013)
An original mold by Mastermind Creations. Turns from humanoid robot to robotic bull. Becomes the left leg of Feral Rex. Comes with a sword and cannons. His sword combines with the other weapons of the Ferocicons to become a giant sword.
Bovis was recolored into part of Nero Rex.
Jinbao The Phantom of the Cattle was based on the Bovis, although enlarged and with some changes.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.mmc-hub.com/interview-mmcs-griffith76/
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfcon-2012-third-party-panel-coverage-175610/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13608
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/mastermind-creations-king-of-predators-ferocious-project-bull-176504/
  4. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/mastermind-creations-r-03-bovis-colored-image-revealed-177159/
  5. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/sponsor-news-19/3rd-party-news-from-botcon-2013-captured-prey-third-party-event-177858/
  6. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/tfcon-2013-3rd-party-panel-slides-178113/
  7. Vangelus (December 15th, 2012). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/741184-wtf-tfw-230-december-15-2012-a.html. 
  8. Vangelus (February 1st, 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/795858-wtf-tfw-237-february-1-2013-a.html. 
  9. Dreadwing (February 2nd, 2013). "Back from the 80s". http://btte.libsyn.com/ (Podcast). Back from the 80s. http://btte.libsyn.com/episode-135. 
  10. Vangelus (March 29th, 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/853050-wtf-tfw-245-march-29-2013-a.html. 
  11. Andy (April 1st, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-236. 
  12. Vangelus (April 12th, 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/867430-wtf-tfw-247-april-12-2013-a.html. 
  13. blunghole (July 1st, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh6DvIv6oUA. 
  14. Mathew Ignash (August 31st, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). Mathew Ignash. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WV0OSUQm5Q. 
  15. Mathew Ignash (October 12th, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). Mathew Ignash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsYES71Eih8. 
  16. "MMC Feral Rex". 模魂志: p. 92-98. September 2014. 

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