Tag Archives: Generation 1

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Bow down before the ancient tablet of G1 scale!

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Repent, heathens!

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MP21 Bumblebee is a Volkswagon Beetle

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Looking good little fella

Nothing much to see here, I just realized I hadn’t posted about Masterpiece Bumblebee being a Volkswagon.  Amazing huh?  Makes you wonder about that Volkswagon / War rumor…

Spike is looking goo, and the exo-suit is a wonderful addition to this release, and we can expect to see a Daniel with some sort of future Goldbug release.  I wouldn’t get too warm about the idea of a Cliffjumper redeco though.  Expect Bugbite before that!

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G1-deco movie dinobots look awesome

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Compared to his flamboyant buddies, Grimlock looks pretty G1-schemed! – Photo by seibertron.com

The movie dinobots are growing on me.  The photograph above makes me realize just how closely Grimlock is in colorscheme to his G1 self.  The colors have been thrown around int he washing machine a bit, but compared to the bright red of Scorn and Purple of Slug, he appears a little bit retro.  What really got me going was the recent reveal of the G1-version of Slag that is coming out in Japan for the 30-year expo.  This thing is going to be HOT and the deco looks so good I want to cry.  Sure the mass-appeal might not be there but collectors are going to salivate for this guy.  The red horns and robot head mean that the Canadian version of Slag is bound to shoot up 300% in value.  Clutch them tightly, Collecticons…

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It may only be released in Japan, but it’s the Candian variant, bitchezzz!

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Generation 1 Nightbeat was a Porsche!

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Private eye

I may be stating the obvious to many but it finally donned on me that G1 Nightbeat was originally a Porsche-like vehicle.  So that was probably the reasoning behind the Generations Jazz mold redeco.  Just thought I’d share.

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Any toy is an improvement over this

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Sweet new Bumble-Tees from RIPT Apparel today only

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Two slick TF tees available today

Just thought I’d put the word out that RIPT Apparel has some shirt designs that might be relevant to your interests today.  These designs feature versions of the lovable Generation 1 Bumblebee and might be great gifts for that little transfan in all of us.  They are available for $10 a piece until midnight CST tonight! Check them out now!

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Soundwave toys for sale on Ebay – $.99 start price auctions

Everybody loves Raymond, but even more people like Soundwave! See all the potential versions of him you can get from my $.99 cent auctions! Wheee! Click a photo to get to the particular auction.

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The first reissue, but definitely not the last. Christ…

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Wingthing has grown in popularity ever since they made him into Ratbat

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He just a lil’ guy!

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Here’s the grown up version of Cybertron Soundwave

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… and here’s the expensive grown-up version of Soundwave

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… and the black version of THAT!

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The cute version of our silent killer

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The coolest Soundwave, no matter what you Botcon whiners say.

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Transformers Bumblebee auctions starting at $.99

Here are a ton of Bumblebee figures that are currently up for auction on Ebay starting at $.99.  See them all here or click on the image to go to the auction.

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A rare South American treat – Red Antex Argentina Bumblebee Mint on Sealed Card!

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The one, the only, G1 BUMBLEBEE!!!!

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For the BB enthusiasts out there

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You shouldn’t have missed it the first time!

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What a cute little guy

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…and a figure everyone already has 103095039 of

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Transformers Sunstorm auctions on ebay for $.99

Here are a bunch of Transformers Sunstorm items I have for sale starting at $.99! Click the photos below to check them out or see them all here.

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The newer “improved” version

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The original Sunstorm!!!

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Heero Toy Maker’s version of WST Sunstorm. Never been opened.

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The clear version, that never existed.

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This guy is one of the best KO’s I’ve ever had the misfortune of owning.

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The closest you’ll ever get to Armada Sunstorm

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Cool Exclusive Sunstorm!

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Giftset Sunstorm!

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War for Cybertron Sunstorm!!

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Transformers Devastator and Constructicon items for sale on Ebay

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This big guy himself. This one has no stickers applied!

Just thought I’d list some of the awesome Devastator-centric items I have up on Ebay currently.

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Transformers G1 Action Master Devastator w Scorpulator MOSC sealed

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So pretty, sorry to see you go big guy!

Transformers GIG Italian G1 Devastator Giftset Trasformer MIB Bopper Missiles

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These foreign Transformer sets are some of the best. Bopper missiles!

Transformers USA Classics Constructicon Devastator GIFTSET MISB Energon

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New Devastator

 

Transformers Universe Constructicons Devastator RID MISB

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These guys make one really awkward combiner

Transformers Universe Micromaster Constructicons Devastator MISB 6pack

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All six of this little guys make one big guy!

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Top 10 greatest and most important events in Transformers fiction history – part 2

Welcome back to the Top 10 Greatest and most important events in Transformers history!  If you missed part 1, you can check it out here!

5- Optimus Prime activates Metroplex – Fall of Cybertron

5 Metroplex puts the smack down on Megatron

Metroplex has always been kind of a mystery in Transformers lore.  He just sort of showed up one day, and everyone carried on their merry way.  At least Trypticon had some sort of bizarre origin story in G1.  Metroplex just was.  It’s taken about 30 years, but finally some lore is being established for the biggest of the big.  The IDW comics and latest Transformers game, “Fall of Cybertron”, have given our famous brute some real meaty backstory and helped explain why such a titanic Transformer would ever exist.  With a behemoth like this, it’s hard to wonder the Autobots could ever lose.  At the end of level 1 of “Fall of Cybertron”, we finally, FINALLY, get to see something that should’ve happened eons ago.  Metroplex rips the roof off and uses his size the way he always should’ve: he pulverizes mini Megatron into the ground, literally.  Players even have the ability to gleefully hit him again and again with the touch of a button. This moment definitely shocked me and has the power to bring the kid’s imagination out in anyone who has a soul from the 80’s. The best part?  Megatron is defiant to the bitter end.

4- Orion Pax becomes a Decepticon – Transformers Prime

4 Orion Pax joins the Decepticons in Transformers Prime

“Transformers: Prime” is an absolute breath of fresh air to Transformers fiction as well as children’s programming in general.  It’s obscene how much detail and charisma the Transformers: Prime staff squeezes out of each episode.  Let’s hope for a full-length movie while we’re at it.  The story arc really picked up at the end of season 1 culminating in the memory loss of Optimus Prime and a bit of cohesive backstory that barrows from multiple arenas of Transformers history. Optimus reverts to his former self, Orion Pax, and follows his long-lost buddy Megatron(us). After a full season of watching the Autobots claw for every victory against an army of Decepticons, one’s heart sinks to a new low as the Autobots watch in horror at the apparent loss of their leader to the bad guys after insurmountable odds. You really feel for them and the weight of the event is crushing. Fans had to wait for the next season to find out if Orion’s new friends were going to welcome him with open arms or at arms. Somewhat unfortunately, the defecting of Orion Pax only lasted for 3 measly episodes. Those hoping for a full season of Autobotic drama forgot this is a children’s show, and seasons-sweeping conflicts don’t often hold a child’s attention.

3- Death of Starscream – Transformers Armada

3 The death of Starscream in Transformers Armada / Micron Legend

Although his first death was rather abrupt and grotesque, Starscream’s removal from the Transformers franchise was rather expected after the first 25 minutes of “Transformers: The Movie”‘s systematic deletion of the season 1 and 2 cast. His death in the “Armada” cartoon series, however, took us a little more off guard. The character had gone back and forth between the good side and bad, expanding his archetypal quarrel with Megatron. Most thought Megatron had gotten the best of old Starscream after stabbing him with the Star Saber, but no.  Starscream was not about to perish lying down and attempted to thwart the dreaded Unicron my powerlinking with his minicon.  The result?  A repeat of his “Transformers: The Movie” execution by the dark lord himself. His relationship with the Alexis was even a bit touching as she witnesses his death from afar, unbeknownst to her. This is still the most memorable scene from “Armada” and “Micron Legend” and results in a truce between the Autobots and Decepticons to fight against Unicron, shaping the final few episodes.

2- Megatron destroys Optimus Prime – Beast Wars

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Forget Michael Bay, Beast Megatron is who really wants to destroy your childhood!

When it was decided that “Beast Wars” was to exist alongside the original Generation 1 canon, everyone shit their collective pants.  If you were on the internet during the ongoing creation of “Beast Wars”, then this is by far your favorite series.  Truth is, it’s not that good and doesn’t hold a lick to “Transformers: Prime” in regards to production value and over all enjoyability.  That being said, the story holds an integral seat in Transformers lore and helped shape the fandom to this day.  The most important moment of this story has to do with time travel distrubance caused by Beast Megatron.  How could such a little guy take out Mr. Optimus Prime himself?  Let’s not forget that Prime was deactivated, but little old Beast Megatron did what his namesake could never do in a quadrillion years.  The destruction of Optimus Prime sends the entire Transformers universe into a colossal spin with the possibility of not being able to set it back to right.  Of course this scene occurs at the end of an episode, which during the original airing may have caused as much panic as the shooting of JR.

1- Death of Optimus Prime – Transformers Animated Movie

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This is a complete no-brainer.  What hasn’t already been said about the death of numero uno, Optimus MF Prime?  Crying children, outraged parents, 30 years of paying for it (and it paying off). Without the death of Optimus Prime, Transformers may not even exist today. Hasbro has come to realize the power of the fiction they paid to have created back when they tried to launch this crazy robot-into-vehicle toy line.  This is apparent with the Transformers Hall of Fame and their continued re-release of specific characters- a far cry from the G1 days when new characters were the norm to replace old. It took something as ludicrous as killing your main character off (Game of Thrones, anyone?) to wake Hasbro and company up to the juggernaut they had created.  Transformers was not just a flash in the pan, it was here to stay, and stay it has. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: No event in Transformers fiction will ever top this, ever.

Honorable mention- The Transformation of Unicron

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Yeah Galvatron, I had the same reaction the first time too!

I couldn’t decide where this should be placed in the top 10 and since I’d already referenced the animated movie already, I figured this could be a runner-up. As a child in the theatre, my mind just wasn’t ready to accept that this big talking, planet-eating planet who lived in the world of Transformers was going to transform and be a giant robot.  Blew my mind to smithereens. I don’t have many memories from that age, but telling my sister in the parking lot about how this awesome giant orange guy showed up is one of them. I can’t tell you how bad I wanted a toy of that big orange guy.  Well 3-year old me, you finally got your wish, you finally got it.  Thanks for reading!