Citizen Stack

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Citizen Stack
Keith's Fantasy Club character
Citizenstack-box.jpg
Keith's Fantasy Club Citizen Stack box
First appearance

I Can Deal With This Now! by C Z Hazard
Created by

Keith's Fantasy Club
Information
Aliases New Leader, The Untouchable
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Semi-truck car carrier
Tech specs

ST09 IN10 SP02/07 EN10

RN07 CO09 FB09 SK10

Citizen Stack is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Ultra Magnus created by Keith's Fantasy Club in 2014 as part of their E.A.V.I. Metal sub-line.

Keith's Fantasy Club

Citizen Stack is a third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Ultra Magnus created by Keith's Fantasy Club. He turns from robot to semi-truck car carrier.

Other third-party Transformer homages to Ultra Magnus include FansProject's City Commander, iGear's Ultra Leader, Junkion Blacksmith's Earth Commander and TFC Toys Ultra.

Development

Citizen Stack was designed by Cassy Sark, and scaled to be about the same size semi-truck as Masterpiece MP10 Optimus Prime.

The first images of Citizen Stack, called New Leader, were posted to Facebook in September 2013.[1]

Citizen Stack was released in April 2014.

On April 13th, 2014 Keith's Fantasy Club announced that they sold out of Citizen Stack and would be making a second run. They also announced they were interested in recolors of the figure.

In May 2014 Keith's Fantasy Club announced a set of replacement joints for the first run of Citizen Stack, for those having problems with the toy.

Reception

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for September 14th, 2013 covered Keith's Fantasy Club New Leader in the news.[2]

The [email protected] podcast for April 4th, 2014 selected Citizen Stack as one of the New Picture Picks.[3]

In January 2015 Machinema announced they had completed script writing for the Transformers: Combiner Wars series together with some behind-the-scenes photos, which showed Keith's Fantasy Club Citizen Stack and D.I.A. Stack in their collection.[4]

Fictional biography

You might think you know him as a New Leader, or as an intergalactic police officer looking to place you under arrest, but Citizen Stack is different. Our subject has never left his planet, and is one of the few robots who is strong enough to not need gang affiliation for protection.

A loner who makes his way in life by collecting the carcasses of fallen warriors and selling them for spare parts to the highest bidder. When business is slow, he's not above getting his hands dirty and speeding up the process; thus he has truncated the life of many a warring robot. Every now and then a new clan forms, and they think an easy way to make a name for themselves is to take on the loner Citizen Stack, but they soon realize that they've made a fatal error, and the only place their name gets mentioned is on the hourly updated obituary lists.

In the war torn reality of the E.A.V.I. Metal universe, they call him The Untouchable, but maybe at the core he's still Citizen Stack.

Keith's Fantasy Club comics

Citizen Stack appears in his pack-in comic story I Can Deal With This Now!. Known as The Untouchable, he teams up with Krank against the Sky Pirates to free Krank's brother Stax. After crashing into the Sky Pirate headquarters and defeating Haiku, Sencho Barbossa and Tsunami the pair free Badbat, Haymaker, Mugan Vox, Overslay and Stax from the pirate's prison. Kranks asks The Untouchable to return home with them, but he says he isn't ready to return to life yet. Asking The Untouchable his name, he responds that it is Citizen Stack.[5]

Citizen Stack appears in the D.A.I. Commander Stack pack-in comic story Why Should I Deal With This Now?.[6]

Games

Citizen Stack character sheet for The Transformers RPG.

Toys

  • Keith's Fantasy Club Citizen Stack (2014)
An original mold designed by Cassy Sark for Keith's Fantasy Club. Turns from robot to semi-truck car carrier. He stands about 12.6 inches tall in robot mode. Comes with a rifle, 2 missiles and launchers, comic/instructions and collector card.
Citizen Stack comes packaged in truck mode, but his instructions only show how to turn him from robot to truck, meaning the first time you transform him you have to follow the instructions backwards.
The tech spec numbers on the collector card and instruction book don't match, with the collector card saying his speed is 7, and the instruction book saying his speed is 2.
Citizen Stack was recolored/remolded into Shining Yellow Commander Stack, D.A.I. Commander Stack and Nemesis Stack.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/keiths-fantasy-club-eavi-metal-ultra-magnus-178420/
  2. Mathew Ignash (September 14th, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). Mathew Ignash. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qlgk32Kww8. 
  3. Vangelus (April 4th, 2014). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/981847-wtf-tfw-298-april-4-2014-a.html. 
  4. http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/01/29/final-script-transformers-combiner-wars-machinima-series-completed-308637
  5. C Z Hazard (w), Iohannes Vinci (p), Simone Daraghiati (col), Logan K. Anthony (let), Juan Pablo Osorio & Logan K. Anthony (ed). "I Can Deal With This Now!" Citizen Stack 1 (April 2014), Keith's Fantasy Club
  6. C Z Hazard (w), Iohannes Vinci (p), Simone Daraghiati (col), Logan K. Anthony (let), Juan Pablo Osorio & Logan K. Anthony (ed). "Why Should I Deal With This Now?" Citizen Stack 1 (July 2014), Keith's Fantasy Club

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