G1 Transformers at Universal Studios circa 1984-85?

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  1. mrclean08

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    For anyone who grew up in Southern California, do you remember when they had G1 Transformers being promoted at Universal Studios, Hollywood? This was definitely around 1984-85.

    I remember seeing the commercials featuring people dressed up in big blocky TF character costumes like Mickey or Donald at Disneyland/world, where you could take pictures with them. (I distinctively remember seeing Jazz in these commercials) And I remember friends saying they had contests for kids to see who could transform certain G1 toys the fastest and they gave away prizes like t-shirts, posters, and some toys.

    I've been trying to find any of the commercials and promos on Youtube etc and internet, but haven't been able to find anything. The only thing I can find concerning Universal Studios is the upcoming ride that is slated to be built in the upcoming year or two. Did any local SoCal boardies ever attend this event in the 80's or know about it?
     
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    I remember that i was in the navy at the time me and some friends rented a car and took a ride to universal. I took several pictures but ended up losing them.It was pretty cool. I took pictures of grimlock,starscream and jazz.
     
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    sounds awesome! I hope you find pictures and videos:thumbs2: 

    This reminds me of a ebay auction I saw some months back. It was these old G1 mascot heads, I saw kickback and Grimlock
     
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    Duuuude!! I wished you still had the pictures! Too bad. I keep bringing this topic up with friends and they think I'm making the whole thing up! LOL

    Were they the mascot heads that the Universal personnel wore? Wow! Did they end for a lot of money?
     
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    I don't think they sold for tons of money? I sorta glanced at them and moved on. You should check out the seibertron boards. I remember a topic some months back with pictures now that I think about it. I dont remember what forum it was posted in however.
     
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    this is all I could find...

    Hasbro 80's Promotional Helmets on eBay.

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    I couldn't find that old topic however and those are the biggest photos I could find.

    EDIT: That is the topic with the photos! read the comments and a guy posted photos! Starscream is there as well!
     
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    Wow, that is awesome! I would totally have wanted that Grimlock lid! Thanks for posting these!

    I'm on a mission to finding out what happened to these costumes/helmets now. LOL
     
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    good luck! That stuff was posted back in February! I hate that ebay purges old auctions after a couple of weeks...
     
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    I always heard of this but they were long gone by the time I wanted to see them.
     
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    Damn, they look awesome!
     
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    Now this is what I'm talking about! I just showed these pics to my friends who never believed me and thought I was making this whole event up. LOL

    I totally remember seeing that Jazz costume on the tv promo commercials. It was so iconic to me as a child but my parents would never let me go to Universal unless we had a huge family reunion or something big of that nature. It's like I'm going back in time seeing these pics for the first time.

    Makes you wonder what toy prizes were given out on some of the contests they held during the day at the park.

    I wonder what the "base" or "headquarters" was that they are being photographed in front of. Reminds me of that S.T.A.R.S. mail-in cardboard fold-up base for the toys.
     
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    Looks like the grey cubes are meant to be Energon.
     
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    My god, it's beautiful!
     
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    That would have rocked.
     
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    I have a picture of Thundercracker. I'll see if i can find it and scan it.
     
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    I remember these pictures i saw grimlock,jazz,and they even had megatron there too.I did'nt think anybody would remember this.I was 19 or 20 when i seen this.It was awesome.
     
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    How coulld they think you were making this up it was cool.
     

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