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Help identifying 5 robots and a vehicle from the 80s

Postby Gandalf » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:50 am

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These toys were bought sometime in the 90s at various garage sales or flea markets, and I just dug them out of storage. But I haven't been able to find much about them online. Alt modes in the first image, robot modes in the second.


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1. This vehicle has the markings "©1989 Hasbro inc" "©1989 Takara" and "Macau". The armor locks in place in the back, and when a button is pressed, it flips forward over the cockpit, though there is a place on the top that may have held rotors. Looks to fit G.I. Joe: Real American Hero sized figures.

2. Transforming space shuttle. The hull of the shuttle is egg-shaped, and has fold-out landing gear. It also has die cast parts. There is a small, non-removable, chrome astronaut in the cockpit. Markings: "Taiwan 1984" and "© G.K"

3. A knock-off Powerdasher? Stickers on the legs say "Dynamic Robot". "Made in China" on its back. Any details on this (even if it's a KO) would be great.

4. This piece is obviously broken and missing pieces. Looks like it probably had arms. Makes me think of Robotech. No markings.

5. Mazinger? I know nothing about Mazinger, other than the general appearance of the robot. I always liked this little guy, so any specifics about it would be fantastic. "Japan" on its back.

6. Nothing special about this one, except when rolled forward sparks would fly out of its mouth, and sparks were visible through the three red windows on its back. Markings: "Supreme" and "No. 222" in one of the wheel wells on the bottom.
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Re: Help identifying 5 robots and a vehicle from the 80s

Postby Ember » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:43 am

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Gandalf wrote:These toys were bought sometime in the 90s at various garage sales or flea markets, and I just dug them out of storage. But I haven't been able to find much about them online. Alt modes in the first image, robot modes in the second.


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1. This vehicle has the markings "©1989 Hasbro inc" "©1989 Takara" and "Macau". The armor locks in place in the back, and when a button is pressed, it flips forward over the cockpit, though there is a place on the top that may have held rotors. Looks to fit G.I. Joe: Real American Hero sized figures.

2. Transforming space shuttle. The hull of the shuttle is egg-shaped, and has fold-out landing gear. It also has die cast parts. There is a small, non-removable, chrome astronaut in the cockpit. Markings: "Taiwan 1984" and "© G.K"

3. A knock-off Powerdasher? Stickers on the legs say "Dynamic Robot". "Made in China" on its back. Any details on this (even if it's a KO) would be great.

4. This piece is obviously broken and missing pieces. Looks like it probably had arms. Makes me think of Robotech. No markings.

5. Mazinger? I know nothing about Mazinger, other than the general appearance of the robot. I always liked this little guy, so any specifics about it would be fantastic. "Japan" on its back.

6. Nothing special about this one, except when rolled forward sparks would fly out of its mouth, and sparks were visible through the three red windows on its back. Markings: "Supreme" and "No. 222" in one of the wheel wells on the bottom.


I'm not sure about the others, but I remember actually having #4. It is missing a few parts; the leg pieces, the arms and wings.

The closest I could guess would be it's an Orguss Orguroid. Orguss was created by the same people who came up with Macross, which was a precursor to Robotech.
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Re: Help identifying 5 robots and a vehicle from the 80s

Postby Duke of Luns » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:34 am

I can definitely help you with a couple of these, maybe one more:

#1 is definitely parts of the helicopter that came with Action Master Over-Run:

http://www.tfu.info/1990/Autobot/Over-Run/over-run.htm

#3 is probably a knock-off of Powerdasher Sky Dasher:

http://www.tfu.info/1985/Autobot/SkyDasher/skydasher.htm

#5 looks like Mazinga. I'm not familiar with the character at all, but since you got these guys from a garage sale he's most likely from Shogun Warriors. Based on the size and options of the fan site I found, a 3 incher?

http://www.wildtoys.com/shogun/ShogCol/index.asp

Totally not sure on that one, considering the only pic is in box, however it does appear to be missing the chest piece.

#2 and #4 I'd love to help, but I have no clue. I looked around, but couldn't find anything close. Pretty sure they're not Converters.

Finally, no clue on #6.
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Re: Help identifying 5 robots and a vehicle from the 80s

Postby Skyfire77 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:17 pm

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#2 is a Scramble Egg series F-16 from Bandai, or a knock-off thereof.
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Re: Help identifying 5 robots and a vehicle from the 80s

Postby Gandalf » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:20 am

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Many thanks, guys! I'm glad to finally know something about these toys. And even though the copter is missing all the parts and the matching figure, I'm still happy to find out it's a Transformer.
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Re: Help identifying 5 robots and a vehicle from the 80s

Postby Bumblevivisector » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:37 pm

#4 is originally Orguss (which I know nothing about) and therefore might actually be the Convertor Maladroid called Nofka. Well, one of them: the Convertors SDF-1 was also Nofka, but fans rarely call it that. It's missing arms, wings, it's gun, and possibly a visor; I've seen several head variations.
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