Manatee (iGear)

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Manatee
iGear character
Manatee-box.jpg
iGear Manatee box
Created by

iGear
Release number

MW-01B
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

RoBots
Alternate mode

Hovercraft
Tech specs

ST04 IN08 SP06 EN06

RN06 CO07 FB06 SK07

Manatee is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to the Autobot Deep Dive created by iGear in 2013.

iGear

Manatee is a third-party Transformers created by iGear that is an homage to the Reveal the Shield Autobot Deep Dive.

Manatee has the same tech spec numbers as Spray.

Development

Manatee was designed by Cassy Sark.

Big Bad Toy Store announced preorders to Tubes and Manatee in November 2012.[1]

Manatee shipped in January 2013.

Big Bad Toy Store put him on clearance in April 2013.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for November 23rd, 2012 selected a picture of iGear's Tubes and Manatee as one of the New Picture Picks.[2]

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for November 28th, 2012 discussed iGear's Manatee and Tubes as part of their Third Party Roundup.[3]

Manatee was featured in the 2013 toy reference book Transforming Collections by Philip Reed.[4]

Fictional biography

Morphing Armoured err... Navicular Aquatic Terrain Enabled Entity. The truth is Manatee doesn't actually have an acronym for a name, he just tells people he does to sound cool, and frequently changes it along with his function to avoid jobs he doesn't want to do. When he first arrived on Earth and picked his new alt. mode, he did so before realizing he was stationed in Kearney, Nebraska. Landlocked and useless, Manatee complained repeatedly until he was reassigned to a new location. The powers that be agreed, and placed him far away from of his fellow 'bots. Prides himself on having a bizarre sense of humour, and often whittles away the lonely hours imagining funny acronyms for team-mates and enemies alike, and laughing to himself.

Toys

  • iGear MW-01B Manatee (2013)
A recolor of Spray. Turns from hovercraft to robot. Comes with a gun and a collector card. Limited to 500 pieces.

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