1985 Pre-Toy Fair Transformers Catalog

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  1. Monzo

    Monzo Weirdest Fan Experience

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    This catalog segment was included in one of the lots I won from the recent Ron Friedman auctions. Not having a clue as to what it was, I wrote to the Hartmans, and as best as we could determine it is a segment from the Hasbro 1985 Pre-Toy Fair catalog. I scanned all of the pages of it that I received.

    Obscure Transformers Website - Toy Fair Catalogs

    While not as interesting as the Pre-1986 Toy Fair catalog that the fandom banded together to win, there are still some interesting oddities, such as preproduction coneheads, Mini-Vehicles and Hoist.

    (And, yes, I realize most of the other US catalog links don't work. At the moment, just pre-1996, 1996, 1997 and 1998 do. More of the foreign ones are operational, though. I need to process more images...)
     

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  2. TFcollecterguy

    TFcollecterguy Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting find! That is kinda a cool piece of TF history right there.
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Very cool! There are some very interesting tidbits here :thumb 
     
  4. SoundBlaster7

    SoundBlaster7 Well-Known Member

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    cool find! :) 
     
  5. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ramjet was a Brotha ?!j/k
     
  6. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    Wow, the pre-production G1 protos are pretty interesting to see!

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Dude, awesome find! I love stuff like this! And I absolutely must have that black Ramjet.
     
  8. Nerdicon

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    They look like painted wood. Awesome. Radicons make it happen!
     
  9. convoymagnus

    convoymagnus Yeshua Is Mashiach.

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    very good ideas to do custom toys!!! sweeet!!!
     
  10. Skywave

    Skywave Transformers Noob

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    Those Minibot are awesomely ugly!
     
  11. FCatCH76

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    awww, the memories!
     
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    The minibots are resin protos. They are only shown in vehicle mode because they don't have faces.
     
  13. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    I LOVE how the pic used for the News posting shows most of the original Bots and Cons we recently got updated/modern versions of. Love it!:D 
     
  14. ikado

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    Dark grey Ramjet, silver winged Thrust? Love it! Hoist as Trailbreaker.. interesting!
     
  15. D-Unit

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    Very cool stuff. I like the Slag with the cartoon-accurate head. Keep this stuff coming
     
  16. Lody666

    Lody666 Brother of Bruticus

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    Weird how the decided to still take a picture of Seaspray even though he was clearly broken
     
  17. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I want ALL of these! :) 
     
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    ;)  Wish we still had a "proper" Trailbreaker though :cry 
     
  19. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    Thrust also had silver wings on the 1985 catalog poster packed with figures, his wings ended up silver on the show too. I wish that either the Henkei or Generations figure would have noted this as well but instead they just use the same color gray/brown that the rest of the figure uses.

    Randy
     
  20. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    That Ramjet looks like good Collector's Club/ Botcon fodder. They could do a whole subset of 'pre-production color' exclusives.
     

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