Mant-Axe

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Mant-Axe
BMOG Toys character
Mantaxe-package.jpg
Mant-Axe package art
Created by

BMOG Toys
Information
Aliases Mantaxe, Mantax
Species Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalt manta
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Paraxxoids
Alternate mode

Manta ray/a rustmaker gun which serves as his seat of intelligence and a serrator axe and
Function

Espionage
Motto

"If you aren’t frightening, you’re swimming scared."

Mant-Axe is a fictional character and robot toy made by BMOG Toys in 2014. He is an evil robotic manta ray.

BMOG Toys

Mant-Axe is a character from the BMOG (Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalts) toy line. He is not an homage to any existing character, but meant to be used as either a stand-alone figure, or as accessories to any toy capable of using 5mm port accessories, such as Starriors, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Zoids Blox, and many others.

Mant-Axe inspired BMOG characters like Mega-Mant-Axe.

Development

The BMOG Toys manta mold was designed by Trent Troop. The axe form is inspired by the axe that comes with He-Man. The outline was first teased on the BMOG Tumblr page in October 2013.[1]

Trent announced Mant-Axe online on various message boards in October 2013. Initially its name was spelled Mantaxe, but it was developed under the spelling Mantax. Ultimately the spelling was changed to Mant-Axe, possibly to avoid confusion with the Bionical toy named Mantax.

Fundraising for the BMOG Toys bear and manta mold was done through Kickstarter. The goal of raising $19,000 was surpassed by the end of the fundraising period on December 13th, 2013.

He was released at BotCon 2014.

Reception

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for October 25th, 2013 interviewed Trent Troop about BMOG, where he mentioned Ursenal, Mant-Axe, Featherblight and the Non-Dino Squad.[2]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for October 26th, 2013 covered the BMOG interview on Good Morning, Cybertron! in the news.[3]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for November 2nd, 2013 mentioned Ursenal and Mant-Axe in the news.[4]

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for November 17th, 2013 interviewed Trent Troop. During the interview he mentioned Featherblight, Mant-Axe, Ursenal and the Non-Dino Squad. He also mentioned wanting to make characters inspired by the Inhumanoids and Wheeled Warriors toy lines.[5]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for December 8th, 2013 interviewed Trent Troop about BMOG, where he mentioned Ursenal, Mant-Axe, Featherblight, the Non-Dino Squad and Chainbill Splatterpus.[6]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for May 3rd, 2014 mentioned Mant-Axe, Pick-Slaughter, Sea-Labrys and Ursenal in the news.[7]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for August 9th, 2014 covered the Kaiju Kaos cards for Ursenal and Mant-Axe in the news.[8]

Fictional biography

The evil Mant-Axe is a slippery sea-spy who was brought to life when weapons made by a group of evil interdimensional arms dealers were exposed to the power of the last world seed. He is a member of the Paraxxoids and rival of the heroic Ursenal. Mant-Axe has under-wing turbines that work both in air and water. He breaks down into a double-bladed battle axe and a duel barreled laser pistol.

Mant-Axe thinks he’s a lot smarter and sneakier than he really is. His engines allow him to fly with hardly a sound, and in water he can run silently. His steel-scale skin confounds most conventional detection systems. He’s got amazing technical advantages... but his tactics leave something to be desired. He loves to scare his targets before he strikes, giving them little glimpses of the doom he’ll visit upon them. As a result he is as subtle as a bazooka in an echo chamber. His rampaging ego puts him at odds with friends and foes alike.

Fiction

Ursenal and Mant-Axe appeared in a BMOG mini-comic by Boltax. In this story Ursenal confronts Mant-Axe after Mant-Axe takes control of a changable fighting robot.

Ursenal, Mant-Axe and Smackrabbit appeared in the 2017 short story "Black on Black" by Daniel Adkins.[9]

Mant-Axe and his parts appeared in several BMOG Toys comics. Offroad was embarrassed his energon hatchet was identical to that used by Ironhide.[10] So Offroad obtained a M.A.U.L.-48 assault rifles and anti-protonic missile launcher from Ursenal and serrator axe from Mant-Axe, while Ironhide obtained two rifles and two missile launchers from Cobiak.[11]

When Sunstreaker appeared in combat with a helipack made from Cobiak, Deep Blue, Mant-Axe and Ursenal and two rifles from Cobiak, Offroad responded with an anti-aircraft gun made of pieces of Peg-Paw Plundor and Dread Pickaxe Raybot.[12]

Galvatronus deserved a big weapon in battle, so he carried the Obliteration Cannon made of parts of Cobiak, Deep Blue, Mant-Axe and Ursenal. He also carried an axe from Dread Pickaxe Raybot, a rifle and scanner from Peg-Paw Plundor, a serrator axe from Mant-Axe and a plutonium rifle from Bearium.[13]

Games

Mant-Axe and Ursenal appear as expansion characters in the Kaiju Kaos miniatures game.

Toys

  • BMOG Toys Military Black Bear and Manta Ray (2014)
An original toy design by BMOG Toys. Set includes two rifles, two rocket launchers, a hammer, a combat claw, a scanner, clamp, axe and pistol. Features 5mm pegs and ports.
Comes with a sticker sheet and instructions.
Pieces of this set are used in the design of ApeL.A.W., Brontoscope, Mant-Axe, Mega-Ursenal, Obliteration Cannon, Quadrotitan, Scorpatron, Scuttleclaw, Slumberjack, Smackrabbit, Technosaurus X and UltraMog WarMech and Ursenal.

Gallery

References

  1. http://bmogtoys.tumblr.com/post/64078585560/youve-seen-the-first-shots-of-ursenal-so-whats-this
  2. blunghole (October 25th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1eT65x4yx0. 
  3. Mathew Ignash (October 26th, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). Mathew Ignash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejS3XoOlh9Y. 
  4. Mathew Robert Ignash (November 2nd, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). Mathew Robert Ignash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U_3iw_y6D8. 
  5. Brian Kilby (November 17th, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2013/11/17/radio-free-cybertron-337.html. 
  6. blunghole (December 8th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaJGR37yvzk. 
  7. Mathew Robert Ignash (May 3rd, 2014). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). Mathew Robert Ignash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CScIy3Aj60. 
  8. Mathew Ignash (August 9th, 2014). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). Mathew Ignash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJRoH1-NsBY. 
  9. https://archiveofourown.org/works/9177565
  10. https://www.facebook.com/610630235614871/photos/a.681287761882451.1073741832.610630235614871/1114709991873557/?type=3&theater
  11. https://www.facebook.com/610630235614871/photos/a.681287761882451.1073741832.610630235614871/1114709995206890/?type=3&theater
  12. https://www.facebook.com/610630235614871/photos/a.681287761882451.1073741832.610630235614871/1116210091723547/?type=3&theater
  13. https://www.facebook.com/610630235614871/photos/a.681287761882451.1073741832.610630235614871/1116219608389262/?type=3&theater

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