Weetabix Transformers (Pics inside)

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  1. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    About six months ago I scored this off Ebay.co.uk for a fiver, I don't think anyone else noticed it as it wasn't listed under the normal Transformers section. Anyway, it's still sealed and I'm guessing it was some kind of Weetabix breakfast cereal promotion in the 80's the involved winning or sending off for Transformers. Anyway, does anyone know more about these and what (if any) other Transformers were involved? Anyone have some themselves?

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    Here it is.

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    A look at the back, you can see he comes with his sticker sheet too.

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    Various warnings (in several languages) and Hasbro's UK contact details.
     
  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Yep, funnily enough that's how I got Fireflight! And maybe Dragstrip.

    Far as I know, it was a "collect tokens and mail in for the premium" thing. I seem to recall there being the smaller team members up for grabs, all four smaller Aerialbots definately, and I think the Stunticons were also included. Silverbolt and Motormaster weren't, though, but they were rereleased in stores in the gold boxes at the same time. It was a promo geared at driving that.
    Bet if I went and checked the last issues of the Marvel G1 comic (UK version) they might have mentioned it.
     
  3. Gears

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    Man if they still put transformers in cereal that would SOOO rule!
     
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    that thing's gotta be worth a lot.
     
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    I won one of those on eBay a couple of years ago, for about £5. Unfortunately, the seller never sent it and I ended up getting a refund from Paypal :( 
     
  6. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, I'm kind of curious as to what it's worth, never really seem them around, but when they do show up they always seem to go under the radar.
     
  7. Chaos Muffin

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    ???!!!

    USA is jealous! Stupid Kelloggs and your spoons!!
     
  8. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    man, UK gets the bestest cereal toys :( 
     
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    Anyone remember the transfroming robot toys in "Pops" cereal?
     
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    That's an awesome find! So wish they did that here.
     
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    I still have my Tony the Tiger Trans-am from Frosties.
     
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    i never knew that tf were in weetabix, i would have bought crates of the stuff i only i knew :(  (though i assume it was a long long time ago :lol )
     
  13. Hotspot17

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    Bumping this thread cause I just got this from a good friend in the UK.
    THANKS ANDY!!!
    This rocks!!!

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    So those are the proper TFs then and not cheaper reproductions?
     
  15. Sol Fury

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    Proper TFs, as good as the actual ones. My Weetabix Fireflight and Dragstrip have held up very well, in Fireflight's case he's proven more durable than the two originals I also got.
     
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    So has anybody seen the other stunticons or aerialbots? When I did a google search, all I got was dragstrip and Fireflight.
     
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    Sorry for a bounce from the depths......

    I've been writing something on Dragstrip and was pointed out he'd been available in this offer. Does he have his Plasma Energy Cannon? I can't see it in the photo here....

    Ta!
     
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    i remember hearing about dragstrip and seeing a picture, but i thought it was from some convention and not a cereal box....

    HA i would say my dead end and dragstrip could be loose ones from the cereal since they came from the UK, but they came with their vehicle guns (i don't think those were included)
     
  19. payres

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    Having done some further research, if you scroll down this thread there's a pic of the bagged Dragstrip with the vehicle weapon in it.
     
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    well then....guess i could have cereal versions of the g1 stunticons dead end and dragstrip :lol 

    wonder if there is a way to tell them apart
     

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