G1 Perceptor "tank mode"

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  1. jestermon

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    After seeing the reissue box, I had no memory of Perceptor being a tank?

    Did he ever do this in the cartoon when it would have been useful?
     
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    No, and all the time, they were at war.
     
  3. Motor_Master

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    No he never did that in the cartoon, to my recollection. Perceptor was originally part of the Microman line, and the "tank mode" was to give the included humanoid figure something to ride on.
     
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    i swore in one episode (carnage in c minor i think) he drove around in microscope mode.....can't fully remember
     
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    I think he did make use of the tank-treads once or twice in the animation, they were part of the design, but no, he never used the tank-mode itself.

    I think Hasbro wanted to keep the standard pretty high for the triple-changers.....Actually scratch that, Tracks ;) 

    D/L
     
  6. jestermon

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    I was going to skip the re-issue, but the tank mode is making me think of saving the money up.

    I have always liked the robot mode, but lets face it, the microscope is kind of crap.

    Not that it is not a good transforming microscope man.
     
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    This gets confused all the time. The microman line does contain little action figures but the transforming toy that the microman used in the battles, megatron (walter p38 u.n.c.l.e.), soundwave (cassette man) and perceptor did not have means for the men to "ride" in them. That was a completely different line called diaclone (prime, autobot cars, decepticon jets, dinobots etc). The diaclone "drivers" while being little micro in size men were not called microman, that is the other line. Bottom line, diaclone transformers had the little men with magnet feet that could ride in them and microman action figures did not ride in their transformers.
     
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    Not really a "tank mode" but more "mobile laboratory" according to his instructions. Also it WAS featured in the G1 cartoon, in a very, very, very brief shot. I forget which episode though, it may be carnage in c minor as someone else said. I also think it's briefly scene in the episode where they shrink down and invade megatron's body, forget what that's called
     
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    Right, and wrong.

    There weren't MANY Microchange toys that featured ride-on-play for the Micromen, but He-who-would-become-Perceptor (Scope man?....or is that the binocs?) and The U.N.C.L.E. version of Megatron DID. That's the real purpose of of Meggy's kibble-cannon-mode, it's a gun-emplacement for Micromen.

    The Diaclone figures were in an entirely different scale, and really were a different play pattern (Representing models of larger robots, unlike the 1:1 of Microman/Microchange), though you are largely right, that Diaclone had a much more pervasive Guys-riding-in-robots play pattern

    D/L
     
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    Perceptor has always been a legitimate triple changer. I remember tanking him up as a kid, and battling with Blitzwing and Brawl. I think he's fantastic toy, and I'm glad I havent pulled the trigger on the Dreamwave Re-issue when the TRU version will be out in a couple mos.
     
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    didnt he use it in the move to examine prime or am i just remembering wrong
     
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    No. He was a ginormous microscope looking at Primes side. Had he been a tank examining the wounds, I doubt Prime would've been so appreciative.
     
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    Exactly. Also, while Cassetteman didn't have any sort of seated mode for Microman, he did form some sort of station for Microman to interact with. The back of his packaging displays this.
     
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    I did like how he made use of the tanks treads in microscope mode.
     
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    No doubt. And he should be easier to find than the last G1 Soundwave re-issue was.
     
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    Hopefully. I can see Perceptor and the Insecticon set being scalper bait though, as Soundwave was.
     
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    What will help, for Perceptor anyways, is a not-so-overly-popular G1 character in a crap economy.

    That's my theory, anyways.:tongue: 
     
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    heres some extra info from the excellent microforever site.

    New Microman Series - Micro Change MC series
     
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    Where can I find a decent picture of this?
     
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    Maybe, but Soundwave in my area started to gain shelfwarmer status, for a while. I know its g1, but it seems like the TRUs around here dont ever run out of exclusives. The original commemorative re-issues hung around for a LONG time. They even made it to clearance.
     

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