Platinum Series three pack of the G1 Insecticons.

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Platinum Series three pack of the G1 Insecticons. These toys were reissued several years ago at Toys R Us
names had to be replaces due to trademarking issues.

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But this seems not to be the case anymore. But there is no information on pricing & release date, there is cross-sell on the box that shows the “Seeker Squadron” of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. 

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This will be a great set for G1 fans.

PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) ft. TRANSFORMERS

With the super popular Korean star Psy making waves in the US, millions of parodies of his video have taken YouTube by storm. so check out the newest addition to the Gangnam Style this time we get an awesome Transformers version (G1).

Make a path for war!

Over the years, war machines have been a vital source of firepower during any war or conflict.

No truer words were ever said. Just like man, the Cybertronians are also war minded. Hence when G2 happened, Megatron became a tank. (Also due to very strict gun laws)

During G1, very few transformers formed into battle tanks and more than half where Decepticons.

Enter Warpath: the Autobots’ military force. For a good long time Warpath was the sole Autobot tank.

He charged into battle as a GM Sheridan tank. In toy form, he was little more than a minibot colored red and grey.

Where he lacked in size he made up in durability, as being one of the only transformers from the 80’s that has the unique advantage of survival. Where most kids can destroy a transformer in mere minutes, Warpath is as sturdy as a tank (pun intended). He has survived almost three decades. Look on any auction site and you will find Warpath in a solid grade of 8 or 9.

The reasons aren’t really known why he survives so well. Could it be his simple transformation or his compact size? In the end, all that really matters is for collectors looking to boost up their Autobot ranks, adding Warpath to the front lines is a perfect purchase.

Side-note: For all you Masters of the Universe fans, Alan Oppenheimer voiced Warpath on the cartoon series.

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“Till all are one”

Images courtesy of TFWiki, Robot Japan and Seibertron.com

 

Skyfire and Jetfire

In the beginning, the war was divided into two sides, the villainous Decepticons and the heroic Autobots.

And what was an understanding was that Decepticons could fly while the Autobots could not and never the two shall meet. That is in the cartoon medium and in the toy form as the Autobots were primarily cars while the Decepticons were mostly planes.

In season 1 of Transformers, we are introduced to Skyfire.

Skyfire was one of Starscream’s closest and dearest friends. They manage to become lost from each other while on prehistoric Earth eons before the arc. Millions of years later, the Decepticons found Skyfire, encased in a block of ice, and revived him. Later on, he ends up siding with the Autobots.

As for the toy, he was named Jetfire and was a repaint of a Macross VF-1S Super Valkyrie plane. This is why the cartoon is different from the toy release. Takara was none too pleased with a cartoon that had 99% of their action figures promoting a non-Takara toy. So the animators changed him up and his name was changed to Skyfire (I am guessing since he no longer looked like Jetfire to just change the name anyway).

Personally, I think Jetfire was a better name and a much cooler looking figure. In addition this marks the start of Hasbro making an aggressive integration of non-Takara Transforming Robotic figures into the realm of the Transformers. We will, in future episodes, go over the others.

Starting with the second wave of G1 figures, there would now be equal opportunity robots in disguise.

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‘Till all are one!”

Galvatron the Gun

 

Galvatron the gun?

Many Transformers fans know that G1 is split between two time frames, the 1980’s and the year 2005, which happened during the animated movie and the subsequent seasons that followed.

With a full change of direction and many new cast members, this has added a new dimension to the popular toy and cartoon franchise.  The year 2005 also saw the demise of Optimus Prime and the near devastation of Cybertron.

The Decepticon leader known as Megatron didn’t fare so well. He was abandoned in space and left to rust until he was reborn as Galvatron.

When the action figure was released in America, it showed his robotic transformation and his cannon transformation, but most didn’t realize that he was a true triple changer with his ability to transform into a laser gun.

I always wanted to know why Hasbro never pushed for this mode. Maybe with the rise of crime and kids with guns being almost completely outlawed in the states, this prompted Hasbro to go for the gun mode.

In the elemental scale of coolness, the elevation of Galvatron has just superseded its previous position due to adding a gun mode and making him that much cooler than we once thought.

Check out this awesome Galvatron video from YouTube channel optibotimus. This is the reissue with the solid metal matrix.

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”Till all are one!”

Transformers 3: Laserbeak and Skyhammer

So here are some Images from ACTOYS

If you remember and loved Transformers this toy might confuse you a bit this is Soundwave’s trusted Condor LaserBeak

And below is SkyHammer

not to be confused with G1 skyhammer
Sky Hammer G1

But a new model which out of the two looks the best !

More than likely these toys will do well as Beyformers tend to make the kids happy.