New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot!

New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot!

Friday, March 25th, 2011 6:56am CDT

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TRANSFORMERS ACTION MASTERS! Whether you loved or hated them for their articulation and the fact the figures themselves could not transform. The Action Masters late addition to the Generation 1 family have come to the famous Seibertron.com galleries. In the quest to find a new energy source, the Transformers found a supply of nucleon which made them more alive than ever before but eliminated the transformation process. So grab yourself some Nucleon and enjoy the galleries by clicking on the images below.

Wheeljack with Turbo Racer
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Gutcruncher with Stratotronic Jet
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Axer with Off Road Cycle
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Bumbleebee with Heli-Pack
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Jackpot with Sights
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Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199790)
Posted by Gripen1974 on March 25th, 2011 @ 11:55am CDT
If they did a Gutcruncher repaint of generation perceptor or warpath would i be happy and if they get a remold head would i really like it.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199803)
Posted by Overcracker on March 25th, 2011 @ 12:07pm CDT
Very cool. So a Lancia Stratos drives a Ferrari looking vehicle. Interesting.

By the way, the text link for GutCruncher with Stratotronic Jet leads to Wheeljack instead. The Picture's link is fine though.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199848)
Posted by Windsweeper on March 25th, 2011 @ 1:34pm CDT
Have to agree that a Gutcruncher repaint of Warpath would be nice but aren't they calling him Sparkcrusher these days?

Personally, I always loved Actionmasters. My first Megatron and Soundwave were the Actionmaster versions. My only issue back in the day was the size. I had a G1 Prime but ended up getting the Actionmaster version because he towered over AM Megatron.

They did look great with the Triggercons, Firecons and Combiners. I used to love having Motormaster beat the slag out of AM Prime.

AM Jazz and Grimlock looked a lot better with their Pretender shells than the actual inner bots did.

Ironically, me and my mate had 2 Kick Offs and they both lost a leg.

I still have them all and about 2 years ago, for a tenner, a friend sold me a bag of them containing Overrun, Gutcruncher, Krok AND Bombshell! Couldn't believe it. In bot mode he looks better with Kickback and Shrapnel than the original ever did. Sadly, Overrun and Gutcruncher did not have their vehicles.

I'd love to see Energon Divebomb repainted as Banzai-tron. My aforementioned mate is doing a repaint for me.

G1 Jazz, Prowl or ROTF Breakdown as Axer and Kick Off.

Generations Windcharger as Jackpot.

Armada Skywarp as Skyfall.

Classics Megatron with head remold as Treadshot.

Battle Ravage as Catgut.

I like to think AM Devestator is a Nucleon soaked version of the Micromaster version. Makes more sense size wise.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199868)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 25th, 2011 @ 2:32pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:By the way, the text link for GutCruncher with Stratotronic Jet leads to Wheeljack instead. The Picture's link is fine though.


Who, what, when, where, why and how? I noticed that shortly after posting and fixed on the front page but forgot to fix it in the thread. Thanks for letting a brotha know.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199873)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on March 25th, 2011 @ 2:47pm CDT
Man, I love the Action Masters line as a kid.

I think it was because they were similar to GI Joe and that they were the first posable Transformers figures available at the time.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199874)
Posted by JokerFC on March 25th, 2011 @ 2:48pm CDT
absolutely love Action Masters.have quite a collection of them and Im considering expanding them even more.have all the main guys but now Im jonesing for some more.

Gutcruncher is one of my fave Cons ever.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199883)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 25th, 2011 @ 3:06pm CDT
Um, why is Jackpots Target Configuration Scanner in his crotch?

I loved these as a kid, I remember having the Optimus Prime, Shockwave, Devastator, Mainframe, and Blaster action masters. So awesome.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199911)
Posted by Cooter on March 25th, 2011 @ 3:50pm CDT
I loved the Actionmaster line when it came out, we got to see the return of so many great classics in this line that I had missed out on,(didn't own my first transformer til late in 85) I wish it had carried on but all good things have an expiration date :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199913)
Posted by JokerFC on March 25th, 2011 @ 3:53pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Um, why is Jackpots Target Configuration Scanner in his crotch?

I loved these as a kid, I remember having the Optimus Prime, Shockwave, Devastator, Mainframe, and Blaster action masters. So awesome.



all were excellent.I loved the fact Devastator was so small(LOVED his gun too)I had in my battles that although he was smaller he was still as powerful.he used to kill loads of the non big name Action Masters all the time.my current AF Collection consists of

Prime
Bumblebee
Wheeljack
Prowl
Jazz
Grimlock
Snarl
Blaster
Inferno

Megatron
Soundwave
Shockwave
Starscream
Krok
Devastator
Gutcruncher
Treadshot

I want many more though
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199925)
Posted by Windsweeper on March 25th, 2011 @ 4:21pm CDT
All Actionmaster fans should have a look at this site:

http://custommasters.com/

My own AM collection:

Megatron
Starscream
Soundwave
Shockwave
Treadshot
Banzai-tron
Axer
Gutcruncher
Krok
Bombshell

Optimus Prime
Jazz
Inferno
Wheeljack
Blaster
Grimlock
Snarl
Kick Off
Skyfall
Overrun
Sprocket
Rollout

Kicking myself for not buying Double Punch at Auto Assembly last year.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199958)
Posted by griftimus prime on March 25th, 2011 @ 5:54pm CDT
these are what killed off the toyline.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1199996)
Posted by Diem on March 25th, 2011 @ 6:50pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:these are what killed off the toyline.

The toyline was going downhill (in terms of sales and merchandising) long before Action Masters.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1200202)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on March 26th, 2011 @ 9:36am CDT
Diem wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:these are what killed off the toyline.

The toyline was going downhill (in terms of sales and merchandising) long before Action Masters.


Indeed. It just happens that after Action Masters Hasbro US called it quits. Hasbro UK still continued with their own toys like the Turbomasters and Predators.

I wouldn't mind trying them out, starting with, who else, Prime and Megs. :)
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1200208)
Posted by El Duque on March 26th, 2011 @ 9:42am CDT
I've only got two in my collection, Bonzaitron and Mainframe. I just kind of happened upon them, but I wouldn't be opposed to adding more.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1200368)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 26th, 2011 @ 3:32pm CDT
I've got most of them given to me by a friend. They are not bad per se, just different. I do want Prime and Megatron though.
Re: New Galleries: Action Masters Wheeljack, Gutcruncher, Axer, Bumblebee, and Jackpot! (1200686)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on March 27th, 2011 @ 12:17pm CDT
These pieces of garbage are what killed off my interest in Transformers for many years. It wasn't just that couldn't transform but because they were designed to look so much more like the cartoon when in most cases the original G1 toys looked far better than a lot of the animation models and this Action Master crap looked simplistic and cruddy and for children who didn't deserve proper Transformers cos they might break them or something. I got given Blaster and Jazz and I just thought they looked pathetic compared to their original toys, particularly Jazz (at least Blaster sorta kept his visor-y type face thing and didn't use the cartoon's bland design). I can't recall what happened to Blaster but Jazz met a melty end upon his encounter with a bunsen burner in science class.

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