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Posted by megatronus on October 9th, 2014 @ 7:04am CDT
Posted by RhA on October 9th, 2014 @ 8:26am CDT
Posted by Mkall on October 9th, 2014 @ 2:04pm CDT
Posted by Va'al on October 16th, 2014 @ 2:57am CDT
You may recognise this rationale from the Japanese Generations book from 2001, in which the same shots were used of toys who were different characters under Takara than they were for Hasbro, specifically the Headmaster Juniors and the Seacons. What really changes are the poses, but the figure is the same. But why not check it out for yourself by clicking on any of the images below?
Super God Masterforce Go Shooter (Transtector)
Super God Masterforce Go Shooter
Super God Masterforce Cab (Transtector)
Super God Masterforce Cab
Super God Masterforce Wilder (Transtector)
Super God Masterforce Wilder
Super God Masterforce Cancer (Transtector)
Super God Masterforce Cancer
Super God Masterforce Bullhorn (Transtector)
Super God Masterforce Bullhorn
G1 1988 Nightbeat
G1 1988 Siren
G1 1988 Hosehead
G1 1988 Fangry
G1 1988 Horri-Bull
G1 1988 Squeezeplay
G1 1988 Muzzle
G1 1988 Quig
G1 1988 Lug
G1 1988 Brisko
G1 1988 Kreb
G1 1988 Lokos
Posted by RhA on October 16th, 2014 @ 4:39am CDT
Posted by frogbat on October 16th, 2014 @ 7:06am CDT
I have squeezeplay though and he had good articulation and i think he's one of the few from my collection that is almost intact.
Posted by Sabrblade on October 16th, 2014 @ 9:40am CDT
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 16th, 2014 @ 5:57pm CDT
Posted by Convoy on November 3rd, 2014 @ 8:21pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:Monster robots who's heads pop off and turn into little robots (one of which appears to be a fly-man hybrid)... oh how I wish these would get a modern update.
Hell, I'd settle for reissues... of any Headmaster. (Including Juniors.)
Posted by Va'al on January 13th, 2015 @ 6:57pm CST
All three appear in 2000/2001, sharing the same basic mold (the classic Diaclone redeco of Powered Convoy) with an Optimus Prime/Convoy basic robot-truck, and a trailer that becomes its armour. What the Reissue differed in from the original toy was mostly in the package, and included all the same accessories, from guns to missile launcher to fists. The other two, however, while coming with all the same parts, showed off very different decos (as you can see below): 'Shining' Magnus in its yellow translucent plastic, was somehow meant to show the Matrix glowing moment at the death of Optimus Prime in the 1986 movie, and the Movie Preview Magnus was a nod to promotional material of the animated feature, showing the red, black and blue deco (like its Diaclone predecessor) to the character rather than its final colours. Find out more about them in the galleries by clicking on the images below!
Generation One Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus
Generation One Matrix Glow Magnus
Generation One Ultra Magnus
Posted by steve2275 on January 13th, 2015 @ 8:06pm CST
Posted by YRQRM0 on January 13th, 2015 @ 9:47pm CST
Posted by dragons on January 14th, 2015 @ 12:51am CST
Posted by ScottyP on January 14th, 2015 @ 8:18am CST
Posted by Mindmaster on January 14th, 2015 @ 1:16pm CST
Transformers Encore Skids
Generation One Skids
Generation One Screech
Posted by Sabrblade on January 14th, 2015 @ 1:39pm CST
As Screech's bio was written by Simon Furman, and since the Marvel UK comics not only had G1 Skids lost in limbo for a few years before he finally got out, but also had Skids drawn with the Crosscut/Screech head for some reason (after skids got freed, that is), it is loosely implied (but NOT factually stated) that Screech might possibly be Marvel UK G1 Skids (with the green Skids being the cartoon version).
Posted by ishigoto on January 14th, 2015 @ 2:12pm CST
Posted by Shockwave7 on January 14th, 2015 @ 2:13pm CST
Keep your G1's. I'll take the newer figures. Sure there's no metal and no chrome on them, but they are light years ahead of the G1 figures in terms of appearance, poseability and fun.
The only reissue that MAY be of interest to me is Trypticon.
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 14th, 2015 @ 2:56pm CST
Posted by ScottyP on January 14th, 2015 @ 3:01pm CST
Shockwave7 wrote:It really seemed towards the end of the 80s there that the toy designers just phoned it in, and they weren't bothering to make them even look halfway decent.
You bring up fair points and I'm not here to debate your valid feelings towards G1 toys, but I do feel the need to go a little bit Turbo-Nerd here and point out that the Diaclone mold used for Skids was originally released in Japan in 1982, and therefore was probably designed in '80 or '81, which is very much not the "end of the 80s".