The TYCO 'Transformers Electric Train And Battle Set' is a fairly obscure piece of the franchise's period from its original golden age. One of five versions of what is essentially the same set of train cars with variations made by TYCO between 1985 - 1988 (the others being GI JOE, A-Team, MASK, and Rambo) due to heavy component reuse as TYCO was not doing well at all in the train market at the time, the Transformers set comes with a unique caboose that transforms into a 'hawkfighter' while also adjusting the wheels so it can still ride on the track...despite being, y'know, a plane now. Ah, the 80s. It came with some cardboard structures to simulate a generic power station complex (literally named 'Desert Power Station' in a fun little bit of self-awareness), a playmat, a collection of generic looking robots cast in two colors to be Autobots and Decepticons, a simple track oval, a basic power supply, and the train itself consisting of a generic diesel with 'search mode', a coal gondola that flipped the load to reveal a laser canon, a boxcar that unfolded into some kind of command center, and the aforementioned unique 'hawkfighter' caboose. As a Transformers fan AND an avid HO scale train moddeler, I have wanted this for more than half my life but the aftermarket prices usually were on the high side for what would simply be a novelty to me. However, after a discovery in a vintage toy shop near my workplace and as a birthday gift to myself...I FINALLY HAVE MY HOLY GRAIL. Original packaging (though I want to strangle the kid who probably poked all those holes in the awesome box art with a pencil), original paperwork, and only missing the interior wall piece of the secondary power plant building, the radar dish box that goes inside the boxcar, and some of the generic mini robot figures. And the locomotive is fully functional! Needs a little lubricant given it's nearly 40 years old but the light still works as does the motor. "But wait!" you might say, "the stickers are missing!" Yes, yes they are. That is why Reprolabels exists. And they have the reproduction sticker set available for order as a special printing. Needless to say, this is going to be a CENTERPIECE of my collection.