Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Funky Munky, Jul 30, 2012.
Was everything now an American designed Transformer?
Did this begin in 1986?
If you're asking when Hasbro started making their own molds for the G1 toys instead of borrowing existing ones, I believe it was when the 1986 movie premiered.
dinobots and optimus and car robots from diaclones
More or less, yes. There were some Japanese exclusive molds at the end of G1, and there are still exclusive molds that come out to this day, but the north american toys are essentially developed specifically for that line from 1986 onward. Some molds (especially the aforementioned japanese ones from late G1) were retooled for other shows, though (like the Brave shows).
Most of the design process is (and was) done in both the US and Japan though, so keep that in mind.
Also, let's not forget that back in the day, the design collaboration between Hasbro and Takara during the Eighties vs. today is comparable to "classic Marvel style script vs. full script".
They're diaclone too. Called Construction Robo.
Ahh the difference is:
Diaclones had transparent windows/cockpits.
The combiner's didn't have "pinheads" as my dad called them.
Cool, do you know where the Diaclone plane commercial is?
drivers driving dinobots in diaclone toy line
Not "American" exactly, but the toys past 1986 (aside from combiners and Ultra Magnus) were specifically designed to be for the Transformers brand, and not repurposed from Diaclone and Microman.
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