Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Scaleface, Mar 4, 2012.
The beautiful mould of G2 Dreadwing.
Very nice. I’m on the search for one that looks that good.
I remember seeing that in stores and wondering what the hell happened to Onslaught.
Realistic Armor Transport!
He ran away for a year and followed Twisted Sister on their disastrous Come Out And Play tour (hence the totally happening paint job)
I don't know if anyone is interested (or maybe you know about it already), but Transformerland just put up a bunch of G2 stuff today. Hope it's of interest to someone
A really nice website with items for sale plus pricing info for vintage figures. If they have parts or figures you are looking for, they are generally cheaper than anywhere else.
Just waiting on Seige Sideswipe to finally have the CHUG G2 Autobot cars team
I smell a RAT (Realistic Armour Transport)!!
Any more news on this? release date etc?
1995 Toy Fair G2 display & presentation - so cringey but good
Pimping my current series that will eventually explore all the 1995 releases (as well as the unreleased 1995 figures), although I first have to get some 1993 and 1994 figures out of the way that directly led into what happened in 1995.
1995: The year Hasbro discovered "waves"
Anyone here from Europe who happens to own MOSC European-released G2 Constructicons, or at least still has the cardbacks?
Please make sure you're not confusing your Constructicons and your multilingual packaging!
- The ones I'm looking for must say "Transformers Generation 2" and (supposedly) come in packaging featuring three languages.
- If the packaging doesn't say "Generation 2", they're not the ones I'm looking for.
- It the packaging doesn't feature texts in three different languages, i.e. if it's English-only or only features two languages (English and French), it most likely isn't what I'm looking for either.
Basically, if the packaging looks exactly like what I've already posted in the thread linked above, it's not what I'm looking for. Exception: If the packaging says "Generation 2", is in English only, but with price tag stickers by a UK retailer (i.e. an import).
Here's some of my favourite ever molds just because I actually managed to take some photos today.
From the end of European G1 and then released almost straight after repackaged as G2 we have Trakkons Calcar and Fearswoop, with Lightformers Deftwing and Ironfist. Making up the back is Obliterator Clench (released in G2 as Colossus) and his Autobot counterpart Obliterator Pyro (released in G2 as Spark).
We also have the Botcon 2010 exclusives which curiously borrow from the G1 and G2 names as Clench and Spark respectively. I guess they went with the available trademarks.
Some more rarely seen G2 figures, the Laser Cycles from 1995. These use similar light piping tech to the Laser Rods, and are probably the earliest examples of decent motorbike transformations, many of which have historically been below par.
Autobot Road Rocket in red and Decepticon Road Pig in black.
Repaints as Jazz and Soundwave were planned but never released, however they were reissued in 2002 as part of RID as Sideways and Axer seen below in alt mode, and in the Robot Masters line as Road Rocket and Double Face, redecos which I'm still chasing down.
Curiously these molds were also released in 2000 as part of Takara's attempted Microman revival.
Still miss my Laser Cycles and Laser Rods. Highlights of my G2 collection along with Dreadwing and Smokescreen.
Sadly lost in limbo. I think I still have Dreadwing with a broken wingtip.
My own G2 investigation series continues with chapter 3, which covers the "Heroes" versions of Optimus Prime and Megatron, including their European counterparts "Sureshot" and "Archforce", the unreleased redecos and an in-depth analysis of whether they're actually named "Heroes", "Combat Heroes", or both.
1995: The year Hasbro discovered "waves"
G1.5 / G2 Autobot Aquaspeeders and Decepticon Stormtroopers.
Deluge and Speedstream
Aquafend and Jetstorm
Hydradread and Aquablast
Drench and Rage
The Stormtroopers were never released outside of Europe and Australia, however the Aquaspeeders were split into opposing factions to make the G2 Colour Changers, as well as changing factions there were some deco changes and confusing name changes.
Jetstorm becomes a bit more vibrant in coloration and changes his name to Gobots, Deluge gets minor deco changes and becomes Drench. Aquafend gets a complete deco overhaul with his faction change and becomes Jetstorm, Speedstream gets new stickers and different light piping and becomes the evil Deluge. Got all that? If I can find where I've put my G2 Colour Changers I will do comparison shots at some point.
They're fun toys but quite basic and major compromises with lots of gaps and floating head syndrome as seen below, this was a time when the gimmick came first and colour changing water firing toys were obviously supposed to be the thing to win kids over that season rather than, you know, good transformations and characterisation through intriguing fiction. Still though, loads of neon.
Hey folks, do any of you know if these are original or KOs? I got them a few years ago, and I'm pretty sure they were part of a lot, but I can't really remember (I bought a ton in a short amount of time)
I'm almost certain Sideswipe is legit. Not sure about the dinobots
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