Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Masterpiece Optimus Prime (missing photo)

The leader of the Autobots from the 1984 Transformers was Optimus Prime.

For 2004, Hasbro/Takara have crafted the Masterpiece version of Optimus Prime to commemorate the 20th year of Transformers:

You wouldn't defy him after staring into those eyes: (missing photo)

His not so perfect truck mode:

The transformation is a bit tricky and non-obvious for me but some of the little transformation tricks are very clever. This is the most cartoon accurate Optimus Transforming toy ever created. He even comes with a mini-megatron gun and the matrix of leadership.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Masterpiece Starscream

One of the main villians from the 1984 Transformers was a robot that transformed into a F-15 Eagle named Starscream.

In the McDonnell Douglas F-15 mode, he looks surprisingly accurate:

From behind:

In robot mode:

This is the most accurate Starscream transforming toy ever created. Faithful to both an actual F-15 and the cartoon Starscream. You better believe it's amazing!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Transformers G1 Booklet Scan

Sometimes we think of things from our past. One little piece of it was Transformers.

I decided to scan my old 1984 Transformers toyline booklet. Click on each picture for a larger version.

Cover art:

Toyline catalog:

What was I thinking when I scribbled on this booklet?

*Sorry I had some image hosting problems so I had to borrow these photos from Unicron until I can recover my images*

Here are some more G1 booklet scans that I pulled from TFArchive until I get the chance to scan my own booklets from home.

1985 Catalogue:

1986 Catalogue: