Sunstone (Rock Lords)

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Sunstone
Rock Lords character
Sunstone-carded.jpg
Sunstone toy on card
First appearance

There's Ssomething Flashing Over There Let's Go!, 1986 by Tonka
Created by

Tonka
Release number

77016
Information
Nickname(s) Sunny
Species Rock Lord
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Jewel Lords
Rock type

Amber
Quote

"I only pretended to be hurt! Magmar has my mirrored projection."

Sunstone is a member of the Jewel Lords in the Rock Lords series introduced in 1986. He is a heroic member of the Jewel Lords.

Rock Lords

Sunstone is a heroic Jewel Lord made of amber. He has the ability to generate solid "mirrored projections" and has the ability to sooth Rockasaurs. He carries an unnamed weapon.

Development

Sunstone was released by Bandai in Europe in 1986. He was also released by Tonka in the US and UK 1986.

Spaced Out Design released Geodraxus Pyrocor in November 2019, an homage to Sunstone and Amberman.

Reception

Comics

1986 Tonka

Sunstone appeared in the second Rock Lords pack-in comic "There's Ssomething Flashing Over There Let's Go!". He helps the Jewel Lords test a nuclo-crystal and then uses his mirrored projection power to keep it away from Magmar. In the story Magmar calls him "Sunny".

2005 Fun Publications

Echoverse

Sunstone was featured in the 2016 Ask Vector Prime story Echoes and Fragments, set during the events of The Transformers: The Movie. The manipulations of the evil Gong and Sideways resulted in various GoBots, Rock Lords and Starriors swapping places with characters during the events of that film. Arcee and Springer danced with Flamestone and Sunstone during the celebration of the alliance of the Autobots with Boulder and his companions.[1]

Rhetoricverse

In Fun Publications Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric episode 43, "Of Rocks and RoGuns Part 1", Scope stumbled upon the lost city of Clastixandria where discovered the comatose forms of the Jewel Lords, hooked into a pulsating crystal.[2]

Solitaire and the other Jewel Lords appeared in the episode 44 story "Of Rocks and RoGuns Part 2", where they were released from captivity.[3]

Sunstone appeared in episode 64, "Combiner Wars Part 1". When the Rockasaurs attacked the visiting humans and GoBots on Quartex Sunstone soothed the savage Spike Stone. Later Turbo stood guard with Flamestone at the north gate.[4]

Toys

  • Bandai Rock Lords GoBots Sunstone (Europe, 1986)
Turns from humanoid to rock. This toy was released as Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Amberman by Bandai.
  • Tonka Rock Lords Sunstone (US and UK, 1986)
A release of Sunstone in the US and UK.
  • Spaced Out Design Geodraxus Pyrocor (2019)
A Glyos compatible figure in translucent orange with silver paint.

Gallery

References

  1. Jim Sorenson (w). "Echoes and Fragments" Ask Vector Prime (February 10th, 2016), Fun Publications
  2. "Of Rocks and RoGuns Part 1". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. November 12th, 1986/January 5th, 2016. No. 43, season 1.
  3. "Of Rocks and RoGuns Part 2". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. November 12th, 1986/January 6th, 2016. No. 44, season 1.
  4. "Combiner Wars Part 1". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegade Rhetoric. December 11th, 1986/February 5th, 2016. No. 64, season 1.

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