Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by BB Shockwave, Sep 2, 2013.
Love it! Thank you for posting this!
Nice to see decent scans, the versions that used to float around the internets were pretty low quality.
I wonder what made Hasbro cancel some of these toys.
I would have liked Sgt. Hound.
It gets me so mad to realize that I used to have some of that lol
So 1995 was the year Hasbro discovered they could inflate sales by making multiples of characters with popular names? They have 3 Megatron toys, and 4 Optimus Prime toys, all looking completely different!
A car Optimus
A grey Ironhide
A car Megatron
A yellow car Soundwave
A blue Sideswipe
And people complain when Bay did this,
I love the Megadreadwing! Pretty rad that the IDW Megatron has his body shared with IDW Dreadwing Role reversal!
Needs more Optimus'.
i was hoping to see colored versions of that original laser prime prototype!
I love the bullet point on Megatron/Starscream ATB:
New colors and packaging for 1995!
Well, hot damn! Sign me up for ten!
That's what customizing figures is there for!
Also, there was the Ultimate Gift Set repaint of RTS Optimus that was done in the paint scheme of that unreleased Combat Hero color job.
ATB Megatron made it past sample packaging. There were an extremely limited number sold here in Cincinnati. I saw it one time at KB Toys, and almost got it. Stupid young me put it back, because I already had Dreadwing and Smokescreen. It's the second worst toy related regret I have.
Hasbro make Tigatron Megatron NAOW!
Wow, I never knew those made it to some stores...great, now I have a new grail.
Yup. I remember looking at these thinking "What the hell happened to Transformers? These look like Gobots." Not realizing that Hasbro bought up Gobots by this time. Love the '84 catalog the best.
I love the TF Go-Bots...that's a great ad.
You are welcome! The guy I bought this from had more catalogues (1984 and 1996), not sure if those got sold or not.
A guy in Romania once told my friend Megatron he had a G2 Soundwave as a kid... which was a motorbike. He was sceptical as back then it wasn't really common info that this toy existed - he thought the guy had some KO instead. But no, afterwards in emails he described it as a Laser Cycle and even had the backer card...
So we bought it and... it got lost in the mail. It was "pay-on-delivery", even, so it wasn't a case of the guy scamming us. Gah! Murphy's law strikes again.
Cool! I only have the black armor version... guess I have one more toy to hunt down. As for the Batcave - I need to buy a bigger flat first.
Just out of curiosity what is your absolute worst toy related regret. This ATB Megatron is rare so I am intrigued by something worst than that.
They got cancelled due to the end of the G2 line.
Sgt. Hound: Yes. So...
The new Scoop would make a great base for a new Sgt. Hound!
A payloader in arctic/urban military camo, what's not to love?
I did the EXACT same thing at a KB Toys just outside Toledo. Exact reasoning. I was in 8th grade, so obviously didn't understand that whole "test market" thing.
As Nevermore says we have most of them on our site, for Megatron ATB and Starscream, as he missed that link
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