Sphere that transforms into a lion, from 80's

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  1. Chadastator

    Chadastator I'm cool AND collect toys

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    Hey Everyone. Remember the transforming spheres (ball) from the 80's that transformed into either a robot, lion, or hawk? I had the knock offs as a kid. They came in gold or silver. I know that they were based on the Microman Micro Change Series and were MC-14 (robot), MC-15 (lion), and MC-16 (hawk).

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    Does anyone know what the knock offs were called? I really want them again!
     
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    It reminds me of mini-con Dead End.
     
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    Look's like Cybertron's alt-mode! Especially if it had an alt-mode back in it's golden age. That gold one look's sweet.
     
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    Wow, now we know where bakugon got its inspiration
     
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    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Whoa! I have the robot one and I had no idea what it was, really. I got it at a Comic Con recently. I just went and dug it out and I am pretty sure miner is a KO since it has no markings and feels "cheap".
     
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    These molds were also given official Transformers releases in Japan, during Beast Wars and Kiss Players
     
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    I have Dark Egg Leo. I think I got it at one of Men In Black's conventions (was there one in Toledo? dunno).
     
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    I really want one of these again, especially the lion. I wonder if anyone wants to sell one?
     
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    These three, I would love to get in some shape or form someday. I like the designs.
     
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    To actually answer the question, I want to say "Sphere Robo", but that may have been the legitimate ones.
     
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    Sparkbots and Eggbeasts were the transformer versions. Do yourself a favor and don't even follow the first link. It will only end in nightmares.
     
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    OH GOD! I LOOKED! MY EYES!! MY EYES!!!

    -runs screaming through a window-

    But a blurb in the 2nd link says the original line may have been called "Meteor Robo".
     
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    I used to have a golden bird ball thingey. Maybe its still in my boxes in the celler. Dirge inherited the birds blasters I remember as I didn't like his pods/cannons. Those were the days.
     
  14. Chadastator

    Chadastator I'm cool AND collect toys

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    Please believe the man, and DO NOT follow the Sparkbots link!!!

    It's almost inexpressible, the horror... they molded the my beloved lion in PINK and named him...

    ANGELA?!?!?!

    Does modern feminism know no bounds?! Oh the horror...

    One day I will find the gold lion again. My own little gold transforming sphere lion. I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him...
     
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    Those Microman versions with chromes are much nicer than TF ones. I only have Eggbird and Dark Eggbot left with me now.

    Those moulds are also used in another toyline called Wataru something in 89.
     
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    Considering that it's a Japanese release, I don't think they even know what feminism is.
     
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    These were reused in Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru as well and even made anime appearances. They were renamed Jyaleon, Jyacrow and Jyakiller.
     
  18. Chadastator

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    You're right, I was just kidding. I guess molding him in pink just makes him the Queen of the jungle. Or the Queen of wherever robotic lion spheres roam!
     
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    I have the robot and lion as candy toys (no chrome). Microman Meteor Robo and Leo. I lost the robot but still have Leo somewhere.
     
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    Hey guys I got 5 of these little Eggbots for sale, can't find out much about them though....I can see inside the wings that they're from Mattel made in 1985...here's a pic of them
     

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