Faststrike

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

Play With This Too
Information
Species Human
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Striker Fleet
Title

Emissary of the Temporal Impetus
Quote

"I don’t feel guilty for the things I’ve done. I feel guilty for the people I’ve done them to."
Partner

R-Buke

Faststrike is the name of a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Thundercracker created by Play With This Too for their Lost Protectors series. He is a member of the Striker Fleet.

Lost Protectors

Faststrike is part of the Lost Protectors line by Play With This Too. He is a member of the Striker Fleet under the command of Flarestrike. He has superhuman speed. He wears an Aegis armor which is capable of interplanetary flight thanks to its Cosmoglider wings, which can also be changed into Cosmoshield that can deflect almost any attack. His Battle Shroud mask protects his hearing and vision from overload by enemy attack. He wears a Babel Bracer which translates all languages and Tachyon Telegraph which can send and receive transmissions. His weapons include a Strike Scepter capable of attacking with incredible speed and Megaton Mace which delivers massive impacts. He has a Tech Drone squire named R-Buke who turns from robot to jet.

Development

Faststrike's design is also influenced by the shell of Pretender Starscream. Faststrike's biography was written by J. Graham and Trent Troop. R-Buke's name was suggested by Mathew Robert Ignash.

Faststrike and Cloudstrike were among the stretch goals for the unsuccessful Lost Protectors Kickstarter campaign. They were to be unlocked if the campaign raised at least $310,000. The head sculpts of Cloudstrike and Faststrike were offered to supporters who pledged enough money to the campaign.[1]

In June 2015 Play With This Too released renders of the Strike Scepter on their Facebook page.

In July 2015 Play With This Too announced the design for the Tech Drones would be more like Microns.

In August 2015 Play With This Too released images of prototype parts for Jetstrike.

Faststrike was one of the twelve figures available as a reward for the unsuccessful Boneyard & Jetstrike Action Figures Kickstarter campaign, which began in September 2015.[2]

His title was created by Mathew Robert Ignash.

A 35mm figure and two Titan Master faces of Jetstrike were placed for sale on the Prize Inside Shapeways store in March 2017.

Reception

The Retro Robot Radio show for January 31st, 2015 talked about Bitemark, Bloodsoaked, D-Kay, Flarestrike, Head Shots Vol. 6 & 7, Muscules, R-Buke and the Supremacy Scepters in the news.[3]

The TF Insane Asylum podcast for September 15th, 2015 interviewed Rik Alvarez, who revealed the the updated render of Faststrike for the second Kickstarter.[4]

The Retro Robot Radio show for September 19th, 2015 talked about Faststrike, Stonebreaker and Wrecktifier in the news.[5]

Fictional biography

Faststrike is a member of the Striker Fleet. He wears a living Aegis battle suit powered by the primal forces of the universe. It grants him enhanced strength, durability, longevity and the ability the fly, as well as having numerous weapons. His suit also provides breathable air and protection from harsh environmental conditions including under water and the vacuum of space. He has a Tech Drone companion named R-Buke.

Genetically constituted from the finest cell-lines from the two carefully-chosen Gralvall nobles, Faststrike was engineered to lead the Strikers of Gralvall against the Armada of Granite. This twenty year endeavor was meant to create the perfect knight, physically, mentally, and psychologically flawless. The results were, according to the project lead "within the margin of error."

What lurked in those margins was fear. Despite the gene-weavers' best efforts, Faststrike retained the ability to feel crippling terror, a flaw that emerged when he merged with his Aegis armor. Something in the bonding process unlocked that primal instinct and, without decades of experience controlling and understanding his fear, Faststrike was stripped of his rank for cowardice. Reassigned to the terraforming project on the planet Xarth IV, Faststrike began again. He gained the trust and respect of the scientists on the terraforming project. Eventually, they developed a means for him to control his fear, an amygdala-suppressor integrated into his Aegis that would block fear impulses before they began, at least for a few hours at a time. He was ready to reclaim his lost birthright as a warrior. He returned to the Strikers and regained a place in their ranks by undergoing their ancient rite of bravery, the Trial of White Steel.

After seven years on a peaceful colony world, however, Faststrike finds himself wondering if the destiny he regained in the one he truly desires. The only hope for his restless mind comes from whispers from his Aegis, dreams and impressions that tell him that Jetstrike is the key to his purpose. Taking this to mean he must hunt down and recapture Jetstrike and his comrades he joined Flarestrike's crusade to recapture them. Still, a nagging doubt in his mind tells him that this interpretation is merely within the margin of error.

Games

Faststrike as a Hero System 4th edition role playing game character by Mathew Robert Ignash.

R-Buke as a Hero System 4th edition role playing game character by Mathew Robert Ignash.

Toys

Jetstrike 35mm figure from Prize Inside in blue as Faststrike
  • Prize Inside Jetstrike, at attention, 35mm mini (2017)
A 1:48 scale figure of Jetstrike by Prize Inside. Available on their Shapeways store in a variety of colors. This version of the figure has Boneyard style shoulder pads.[6]
  • Prize Inside Jetstike Human Face (Titans Return) (2017)
A face for Titan Masters that looks like Jetstrike's human head in helmet by Prize Inside. Available on their Shapeways store in a variety of colors.[7]
  • Prize Inside Jetstike Robot Face (Titans Return) (2017)
A face for Titan Masters that looks like Jetstrike's robot head by Prize Inside. Available on their Shapeways store in a variety of colors.[8]
  • Play With This Too Lost Protectors Faststrike (unreleased)
A 1:12 scale articulated figure with interchangeable head and limbs. He has numerous 5mm connector ports. Comes with three heads (human, and two armored), helmet, three sets of hands (open, closed and middle finger extended), two 3-piece laser cannons, two wings with connector joints, two 2-piece maces and two leg armor and two shoulder pads. He has a 5mm hole in the bottom of each foot.
Faststrike has the same basic design as Cloudstrike, Flarestrike, Jetstrike and Stormstrike.
Faststrike shares some parts with Barbaricles, Boneyard, Coleopterous, Concept, Gladiat-Ore, Impirator, Manvil Forgehead, Meanbean, Muscules, Rawbat, Sir Fangramore LeVenomous, Sir Pythanore, Stonebreaker, Viper Squire, Wastelander and Wrecktifier.
In the first Kickstarter campaign Faststrike was to come with his Tech Drone companion R-Buke who turned from robot to jet. He has a 3mm hole in the bottom of each foot.

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