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New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)

Friday, January 10th, 2014 12:06AM CST

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The galleries of Seibertron.com kick off 2014 with a little flash. Up for your consideration, we present to you Generation 1 Reflector which is composed of the three individual cons Viewfinder, Spectro and Spyglass. In the Generation 1 cartoon however, they were not individually named. Reflector which got a wide release in Japan, was offered by Hasbro as a mail away exclusive in 1986 and was originally available for $10.00 and 2 robot points. We also have galleries of the KO Reflector which shows comparison shots with the official release. Click on the images to check out the galleries.

G1 1986 Reflector

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)


G1 1986 Spectro

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)


G1 1986 Spyglass

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)


G1 1986 Viewfinder

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)


KO Transformers Reflector

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)


KO Transformers Viewfinder

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)


KO Transformers Spectro

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)


KO Transformers Spyglass

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass)
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Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1540736)
Posted by padfoo on January 10th, 2014 @ 12:40am CST
This is an amazing gallery and an amazing figure. I want to add to add this to my collection. This was one of the most poseable and well designed G1 figures. I love it.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1540737)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 10th, 2014 @ 12:44am CST
Very cool photos! Just wondering, why did you do a whole gallery of each KO figure? I thought you only did official releases in galleries (save for the KO Dinocassettes, which are prohibitively expensive).

I really like the G1 style box. That's a lot of trouble to go to for a knockoff, but pretty cool. Almost makes me wish Reflector had been a regular retail release in the US.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1540741)
Posted by padfoo on January 10th, 2014 @ 1:14am CST
Seeing masterpiece Thundercracker holding G1 Reflector reminded me of how amazing Reflector would be if he got the masterpiece treatment. I hope it happens one day.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1540750)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 10th, 2014 @ 2:52am CST
When Takara's MP Thundercracker gets a redo using the MP-11 mold, they should totally include a scaled "Reflector" camera that fits in his hand.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1540752)
Posted by Venoose1 on January 10th, 2014 @ 3:01am CST
When Takara eventually get round to doing an MP Reflector, I wonder if it will be based on the G1 toy or the cartoon version? There's a significant difference between the two, although not quite as big a difference as say Ratchet and Ironhide.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1540778)
Posted by YoungPrime on January 10th, 2014 @ 6:30am CST
I would grab a Generations Legends class version of these guys in a heartbeat. Updating these guys is way overdue.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1540791)
Posted by RiddlerJ on January 10th, 2014 @ 7:22am CST
YoungPrime wrote:I would grab a Generations Legends class version of these guys in a heartbeat. Updating these guys is way overdue.


Well, there is the Reflector figure/partner that is going to be included with Legends Shrapnel. Though he's more of an accessory there.

Reflector always had a weird underdog status for me. He was kinda there in G1 but not a big player. I did have the original toy back when it was a mail away and he was awesome.

I would love to see an updated version, even it was just a deluxe Generations but I don't see that happening anytime soon. I did grab the Perfect Effect Reflector and he's a nice enough substitute until an official one pops up.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1540802)
Posted by morphobots on January 10th, 2014 @ 8:01am CST
Cyberpath wrote:When Takara's MP Thundercracker gets a redo using the MP-11 mold, they should totally include a scaled "Reflector" camera that fits in his hand.


Perfect Effect included just such an accessory in one of the re-releases of their PE-11 Scout Force X set. But I wasn't about to drop $85 again just for that, no matter how cool it looked on display.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1540828)
Posted by #Sideways# on January 10th, 2014 @ 9:23am CST
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Let's *URK* see what *OOF* you can *KREHK* see...!


Wow! How did you get so many in such good shape, dude? Those look fantastic, especially since they were pretty exclusive when they were out and children back then didn't really care for their toys.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1540836)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 10th, 2014 @ 10:08am CST
It's odd how the toy trio were all unique from each other, yet the cartoon homogenized them into basically clones (just with one having the lens).
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1540843)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on January 10th, 2014 @ 10:23am CST
I though that a really cool idea for Hasbro to do, would be to have a G1 reissue line that gave cartoon accurate colors for the G1 toys. For some reason every reissue line has been toy colored. For example you could have anime Reflector where they're all green and purple, and you could have anime Shockwave where his purple is the cartoon shade rather than the toy's darker one, and you could have anime Astrotrain where he's in his proper purple and grey. Maybe I'm crazy, but that would really spice up the G1 toys and make them pop.

Great gallery, Reflector would look really sharp in his cartoon colors
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1587140)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 1st, 2014 @ 12:25pm CDT
With the great Age of Extinction still upon us, let's take a few steps in time and revisit some Generation One Encore reissues! Today's subjects are Autobots Trailbreaker and Hoist! Notable differences between the original pair and the Encore pair include cartoon-accurate visors on the Encore pair, as opposed to the red visor seen on the original Trailbreaker and yellow on the original Hoist. As usual, view the preliminary images below, and if your interest has been piqued, view the full gallery of each figure by clicking on any of their images or links!

Transformers Encore Trailbreaker

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Transformers Encore Hoist

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Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1587170)
Posted by Stormrider on July 1st, 2014 @ 3:44pm CDT
Great pictures. Hoist and Trailbreaker are some of my favorite G1. I love how each Encore has small changes compared to the original like eye color. Was the future of Encores mentioned at Botcon?
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1587309)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 1st, 2014 @ 11:50pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:Was the future of Encores mentioned at Botcon?
Encore is Takara's thing. BotCon only announces Hasbro's stuff.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reflector (Viewfinde​r, Spectro, and Spyglass) (1587659)
Posted by Seibertron on July 3rd, 2014 @ 11:58am CDT
Bit of trivia with the Encore Trailbreaker and Hoist galleries ... no box pics because they were ruined in the flood 3 years ago. :(
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