I really want this and can’t wait to see the actual product
Today’s image is from the “Transformers Vault” table top collectors book.
What I find funny is that in the caption below the figures feet it refers to Soundwave as Blaster. It’s a simple text error but one to point out, either way to see what Soundwave would have been is just amazing.
Such a simple design yet it has all the elements that make Soundwave who he is.
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“Till all are one”
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!”
Once again, I go back to a Marvel Big Looker book: The Great Car Rally.
I really don’t wish to spoil details of any part of the story, but roughly the Autobots are in an auto race and the evil leader, Megatron, wants to stop or kill them or even win the race himself. The truth is that I really don’t know! The story is pretty silly but it’s a Big Looker book, don’t expect Shakespeare. Yet without the absurdity of the tale, we would never get this image.
Yes, good old Megatron has his own car and the roof opens so he can shoot at Cliffjumper. First thought that comes to mind is how is he even driving that and/or fitting inside the car?
I guess the car’s suspension runs on disbelief as well? Needless to say, one day I will meet and speak with good old Earl Norem. I have a lot to ask him.
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“Till all are one!”
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