Ursenal

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Ursenal
BMOG Toys character
Ursenal-package.jpg
Ursenal package art
Created by

BMOG Toys
Information
Aliases Bear Made of Guns, Bruination
Species Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalt bear
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Augmentoids
Alternate mode

Robotic bear/a 45k PSI jaws of life which serves as his seat of intelligence, two M.A.U.L.-48 assault rifles, two anti-protonic missile launchers, ionic shock hammer, a steel rending combat claw, and a pan-dimensional scanner
Function

Field Sergeant
Motto

"The enemy can’t hide behind a door you’ve kicked down."

Ursenal is a fictional character and robot toy made by BMOG Toys in 2014. He is a heroic robotic bear who turns into an arsenal of weapons.

BMOG Toys

Ursenal 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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Zoids Blox, and many others.

Development

The BMOG Toys bear mold was designed by Trent Troop. He said he came up with the idea of BMOG Toys when playing with a Generation 1 Top-Heavy toy. He also says it was inspired by Glyos. He designed Ursenal in Studio 3D. The hexagons in its design are inspired by honeycombs. Early names for Ursenal included Bruination and Bear Made of Guns. The name Bruination was abandoned due to it's similarity to a character owned by another company.

BMOG announced their first product, Ursenal, in October 2013.[1]

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.

The Minitary Black Bear and Manta Ray set were released at BotCon 2014.

Reception

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for October 22nd, 2013 discussed the BMOG's Ursenal in the news. The hosts thought it looked great, although they thought Ursenal was a tiger, and likened him to the Action Master partner Catgut. The hosts hoped it would sell for $10 to $15.[2]

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.[3]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for October 26th, 2013 covered the BMOG interview on Good Morning Cybertron in the news.[4]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for November 2nd, 2013 mentioned Ursenal and Mant-Axe in the news.[5]

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.[6]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for November 18th, 2013 discussed BMOG Ursenal.[7]

The Geek Acres podcast for November 28th, 2013 was a short special on BMOG where they host described Ursenal as reminding him of Soundwave's cassettes. He asked others to back the Kickstarter, as he did.[8]

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.[9]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for May 3rd, 2014 mentioned Mant-Axe, Sea-Labrys and Ursenal in the news.[10]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for August 9th, 2014 covered the Kaiju Kaos cards for Ursenal and Mant-Axe in the news.[11]

Fictional biography

The heroic Ursenal is a brash warrior 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 heroic Augmentoids and rival of the evil Mant-Axe. He breaks down into two assault rifles, two missile launchers, a war hammer, a combat claw, and a scanner device.

This battling bruin has an unshakable belief in right and wrong. When he sees injustice he leaps into battle full-force.

Unfortunately he tends to act on first impulse, preferring gut instinct over rational action. He means well, but his penchant for the "blast first ask questions maybe" style of warfare can cause just as much damage to whatever the good guys are trying to protect.

He is often found taking recharge-naps in the sun to replenish his reserves.

Fiction

Ursenal and Mant-Axe appeared in a BMOG mini-comic by Boltax.

Ursenal, Mant-Axe and Smackrabbit appeared in the 2017 short story "Black on Black" by Daniel Adkins.[12]

Ursenal and his parts appeared in several BMOG Toys comics. Offroad was embarrassed his Energon hatchet was identical to that used by Ironhide.[13] 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.[14]

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.[15]

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.[16]

When the Starrior Deadeye needed new arms, Ursenal gave him a hand.[17]

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://tformers.com/transformers-bmog-3rd-party-line-announced/21550/news.html
  2. blunghole (October 22nd, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfrZJmDGblU. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Mathew Robert Ignash (November 2nd, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U_3iw_y6D8. 
  6. 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. 
  7. blunghole (November 18th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGAiZSVg_dQ. 
  8. Doug Rhapson (November 28th, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://geekacres.libsyn.com/ (Podcast). Geek Acres. http://geekacres.libsyn.com/gaf-003. 
  9. 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. 
  10. Mathew Robert Ignash (May 3rd, 2014). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CScIy3Aj60. 
  11. Mathew Ignash (August 9th, 2014). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJRoH1-NsBY. 
  12. https://archiveofourown.org/works/9177565
  13. https://www.facebook.com/610630235614871/photos/a.681287761882451.1073741832.610630235614871/1114709991873557/?type=3&theater
  14. https://www.facebook.com/610630235614871/photos/a.681287761882451.1073741832.610630235614871/1114709995206890/?type=3&theater
  15. https://www.facebook.com/610630235614871/photos/a.681287761882451.1073741832.610630235614871/1116210091723547/?type=3&theater
  16. https://www.facebook.com/610630235614871/photos/a.681287761882451.1073741832.610630235614871/1116219608389262/?type=3&theater
  17. https://www.facebook.com/610630235614871/photos/a.681287761882451.1073741832.610630235614871/1126591500685406/?type=3&theater

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