Something random I found, images to come later.

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  1. Kickback

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    So Tony_B sent me a TON of Japanese magazines from 1999/2000/2001 that featured Tokusatsu things (for TokuNation.com) obviously. But upon reviewing some of the material, I noticed two things...

    There's a Microman-looking set of figures that have two accessories that you could purchase ... a repainted Micromaster Countdown playset as well as Action Master Optimus Prime's truck. This is the first time I have ever seen or even heard of those toys being used in another toyline.

    Like I said ... images to follow later on. But has anyone seen or even heard of these before?
     
  2. Star Saber

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    I've definitely seen the Action Master Prime Truck repurposed in the Microman line. Forgot where exactly though.
     
  3. Kickback

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    The Action Master Optimus Prime truck is colored in green hues, while the Countdown is basically all green/gray as opposed to blue/gray with Transformers.
     
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    Yep, that's the one. First I've heard of the Countdown though.
     
  5. Nightrain

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    Yeah I bought the Countdown way back when I was all into Microman. I almost bought it from Choppaface in fact.
     
  6. Computron34

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    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Circa 2000, or 2001, i think?
     
  8. ScottyP

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    holy crap, I want that "Countdown" set. What would one search for on evilbay/etc.?
     
  9. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    The AM Prime truck was 2000 as I remember it advertised on a sheet with the first lot of Car Robot figures. I got the sheet with Wildride (X-Brawn)
     
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    I have the AM Prime truck. And I remember seeing the Countdown base for sale at a Botcon ~2001-2002-2003 range. Considered buying it, but passed.
     
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    Damn, I love Countdown in those colors!
     
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    That's where I remember seeing those! Ah the memories, when JRX was new and Armada Hadn't hit yet.
     
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    Man, that Countdown looks great!
     
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    Countdown looks good in those colors. It's kinda like diaclone in reverse chronology.
     

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