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Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:54 pm
by Rainmaker
Wow, they look like pretenders almost.

Gotta say, I like G1 Chop Shop better than CW Chop Shop.

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Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:47 pm
by Ultra Markus
i always liked those guys, thought they had better robot modes than the other three

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:26 pm
by MGrotusque
I love the Deluxe Insecticons. This gallery inspired me to pull all mine out of storage. THey are a glorious looking team.
I'm waiting for an official or even a 3rd party release of a proper Venom. Desperately. Venom was one of the first Transformers i ever owned as a kid. HE looks fantastic in both modes and i love that his whole torso is die cast.

Will somebody please make an updated Venom please!!

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:00 am
by Seibertron
MGrotusque wrote:I love the Deluxe Insecticons. This gallery inspired me to pull all mine out of storage. THey are a glorious looking team.
I'm waiting for an official or even a 3rd party release of a proper Venom. Desperately. Venom was one of the first Transformers i ever owned as a kid. HE looks fantastic in both modes and i love that his whole torso is die cast.

Will somebody please make an updated Venom please!!


These guys have been part of my collection in one form or another for at least 10 years or so. I've gone through a few different versions of them trying to get them ready for the galleries. At one point I was going to do repro labels on them, but one by one I obtained original sticker sheets, better versions of them, and so on.

A mosquito or something along those lines is what I always thought Venom was because I thought his insect mode had a needle nose. A harmless Cicada was not what I thought Venom was and I love that he has a happy face as a Cicada. :D

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What's the deal with Barrage's fragile green plastic?

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:58 am
by Rainmaker
Atleast it isn't (fragile) gold plastic.

(G2 Barrage with gold plastic, now!)

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Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:51 am
by Seibertron
[BW] Rainmaker wrote:Atleast it isn't (fragile) gold plastic.

(G2 Barrage with gold plastic, now!)

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It might as well be. The "horns" on his chest easily break, the insect legs break off, and on the one featured in this gallery, the hinge joint for his insect mode's horns broke, which I finally managed to get superglued back together so that it would be functional at least for my gallery so that I could finish them. I'll look for a 3rd replacement for this figure in my collection while I'm at BotCon next month.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:49 am
by MGrotusque
My barrage is still in good shape but I tread lightly around him. I don't want him to break. He's a tough guy to find in good condition and I got a nice minty one.

I have 3 different Venoms in varying degrees of awesomeness. Accept for one. I was so excited to finally get him in hand and relish in child like nestalgia that I dropped him and snapped his arm off. So bummed.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:50 am
by Diem
I had no idea Barrage had such a goofy robot face, since I've only seen him from a distance before.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:56 am
by Seibertron
Diem wrote:I had no idea Barrage had such a goofy robot face, since I've only seen him from a distance before.


His face is the odd one out in this quartet. His body is fine, it's just hist face that's goofy. It'd be interesting to see Combiner Wars Bombshell with an updated Barrage head.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:53 pm
by Bounti76
MGrotusque wrote:I love the Deluxe Insecticons. This gallery inspired me to pull all mine out of storage. THey are a glorious looking team.
I'm waiting for an official or even a 3rd party release of a proper Venom. Desperately. Venom was one of the first Transformers i ever owned as a kid. HE looks fantastic in both modes and i love that his whole torso is die cast.

Will somebody please make an updated Venom please!!


According to TFWiki, it doesn't seem likely we'll ever get reissues of these guys, since Bandai owns the molds. Still, just like Chop Shop has been retooled from Generations Shrapnel, there's nothing to stop HasTak from creating new molds or slightly retooling existing molds to give these guys some love.

New Galleries: G1 Targetmasters Slugslinger, Misfire, Triggerhappy, Crosshairs, Pointblank, Sureshot

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:17 am
by Va'al
Not that it looks it will be that needed, but just in time to help get everyone excited for Hasbro's upcoming Titans Return line, Seibertron.com is happy to present a new set of galleries in the Generation 1 catch-up, all the way from 1987, featuring G1 Targetmasters Slugslinger, Misfire, Triggerhappy, Crosshairs, Pointblank, and Sureshot - and two for the price of one (still free!), we also include their tiny Targetmaster partners (as we will see happening with Titan Masters soon, though in different size) Caliburst, Aimless, Blowpipe, Pinpointer, Peacemaker, and Spoilsport!

Waiting for the full update for these figure in new Generations molds, click on any of the images below to browse through a numbers of blasts from the past, includin 360° looks at the figures, under the foot and comparison shots - pew pew.

G1 1987 Slugslinger

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G1 1987 Triggerhappy

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G1 1987 Misfire

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G1 1987 Pointblank

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G1 1987 Sureshot

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G1 1987 Crosshairs

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G1 1987 Caliburst

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G1 1987 Blowpipe

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G1 1987 Aimless

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G1 1987 Peacemaker

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G1 1987 Spoilsport

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G1 1987 Pinpointer

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Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:19 am
by Rainmaker
I surely thought Sureshot was a Decepticon targetmaster.

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(Pun partially intended)

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:33 am
by Bounti76
Nice galleries! Especially loved Pointblank and Peacemaker.....those were the only Targetmaster(s) I ever had as a kid.

Did you have any trouble transforming the Decepticon Targetmaster partners? I know they're notorious for breaking at the hips.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:50 am
by Cyberpath
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Pioneers.



Never had any Targetmasters, but always liked the introduction of the new Autobot cars and Decepticon jets to the series.
So is this group getting new molds in Titans Return?

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:04 am
by Microraptor
How come we haven't had a redeco of Safeguard as Blowpipe? They look so similar!

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:58 am
by Big Grim
I had Targetmaster Kup. Loved him and Recoil.

Always wanted the Decepticon Targetmasters. They look awesome!

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:47 am
by 8 bit
I've got Crosshairs, the only Targetmaster I had as a kid. Funny how the Decepticon jets have clear windows and the Autobots are painted on; the color schemes and designs for the Deceptions look better too IMO.

I enjoyed these galleries! I think Slugslinger has aged the best; just a nice, balanced G1 toy.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:37 am
by Seibertron
8 bit wrote:I've got Crosshairs, the only Targetmaster I had as a kid. Funny how the Decepticon jets have clear windows and the Autobots are painted on; the color schemes and designs for the Deceptions look better too IMO.

I enjoyed these galleries! I think Slugslinger has aged the best; just a nice, balanced G1 toy.


I've always thought it was kind of odd that the 1987 Autobot Targetmasters were smaller than their Decepticon counterparts. They almost look like they were designed by two different people, especially when you consider how their Targetmaster weapons are different for each faction. Even the heads are a similar style for each group. The size difference in the Autobot and Decepticon Headmasters is also something to note, but it always seemed more to do with the way Hardhead and Chromedome "unfold" which is why they ended up with such larger robot modes than the other 5.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:38 am
by frogbat
As a kid I think target masters were the only sub series I never had been able to get my hands on. Always wanted a couple, especially the deceptions, I have some modern updates and a reissue Kup but these guys would be awesome to see reissued and updated.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:32 pm
by skywarp408
Excellent photos. Got all these mib. Slugslinger is the best looking one I feel. The names of the Targetmaster partners are the best part. :D

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:27 pm
by ....
Hey! Masterpiece Ironhide got his butt wheels from G1 Crosshairs! :-P

New Galleries: G1 Decepticon Headmasters Weirdwolf, Skullcruncher and Mindwipe

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 1:08 pm
by Va'al
The fandom seems abuzz with opinions on the upcoming Transformers Titans Return line, as we've seen from the conversation following the stock images we reported on recently. So here at Seibertron.com we've dipped back into where a lot of those characters started!

Check out our new galleries for the Decepticon Headmasters from all the way back in G1, and the year 1987: backwards self-talking Weirdwolf, tooth grinding fighter Skullcruncher, and master of dark forces Mindwipe! Each of course joined by their Nebulon partners Monzo, Grax, and Vorath respectively. All of these characters will be receiving updated toys in the upcoming Transformers Titans Return line later this year. You can view the galleries by clicking on any of the images below.

If you've been keeping count, this update brings us to 3,996 galleries. You know what that means? Only 4 left until the big milestone! What do you think the gallery will be? What would you want it to be?

G1 1987 Weirdwolf (134 images) - Headmasters

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G1 1987 Monzo (56 images) - Nebulans

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G1 1987 Skullcruncher (124 images) - Headmasters

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G1 1987 Grax (49 images) - Nebulans

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G1 1987 Mindwipe (121 images) - Headmasters

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G1 1987 Vorath (53 images) - Nebulans

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Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 1:51 pm
by Noideaforaname
I was wondering what was up with the the gigantic eyes/visors the Headmasters universally had, then I saw this:
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Never imagined they actually hid the faces on these things! That's pretty impressive.

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 2:30 pm
by Optimizzy
oh man yes. been waiting for this. I had mindwipe when I was a kid

Re: New Galleries: G1, Encore, Commemorative, and more

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 3:41 pm
by Rainmaker
Aw yeahhh

also there's a bit of hair/plastic coming off on Grax's arm

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