Transformers Collaborative thread (May 2022: Maverick reissue preorder)

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Xellos

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It's just possible (this being Wikipedia) that someone had removed it during the window in which you consulted the site, but it's been there for some time. I checked it myself just after posting my comment (I'd already known that Hasbro had given up Micro Machines, but had forgotten the exact company, myself, and so wanted to check).
Well, I looked at the back of the packages at Target today, and they have a licensed by Hasbro label on them, so they might be like how Tonka is sometimes used by other companies, or other companies make Transformers stuff, like Super 7.

Also, there are the official Transformers Micro Machines that are out right now, so that is also a thing.
 

PrimalxConvoy

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Well, I looked at the back of the packages at Target today, and they have a licensed by Hasbro label on them, so they might be like how Tonka is sometimes used by other companies, or other companies make Transformers stuff, like Super 7.

Also, there are the official Transformers Micro Machines that are out right now, so that is also a thing.
It would be rather odd for Hasbro to sell such a major brand, rather than lease it out as an official 3P, like how Mattel did with Super 7 He-Man figures.
 

CrockAlley

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Edit: I should also note re: yours above, which was also from the 80's, that mine were pretty heavily used in kids-play, I don't know what sort of abuse yours took, so my own experiance may not quite line up. If yours WERE heavily played with and still held up fine, I may simply have been unlucky. Toys DO break, sometimes in ways that don't quite make sense.
Myself and three brothers played with them as kids. Other figures did not survive so well. Soundwave's door is broken off. Jazz's roof is crushed. I only have a leg and torso for Trailbreaker and only one wheel left for Skids. But my Constructicons are still pretty intact, minus their individual guns. I won't pretend that Devastator is the most stable toy I've ever handled, but I wouldn't call him "fragile."
 

CVReynolds

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A little late, but... I had G2 Devastator as a child. I was eight years old I think. I'm missing maybe half of the individual guns. The terrible foil stickers are mostly peely or gone. Bonecrusher, Mixmaster, Scrapper, and Scavenger are still in good shape. The piece of Long Haul's missile rack where Scrapper connects as the leg is broken. Scrapper doesn't connect strongly because of this. Hook has it bad. One of his arms is broken at the peg where it connects and holds loosely. Also one of his legs broke off and is now glued back on with a metal pin to brace it. He can still transform, but it's a bit crooked. This all happened back in the early 90s. And all while I was only trying to transform them. Most of my 80s and 90s Transformers are in good shape. So I'd say Devastator is fragile based on my own experience. Or at least Long Haul and Hook are.
 

Platypus Prime

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re: Amazon listings, I just noticed something odd. GI Joe Megatron is listed as Project Trooper 1, but Joe Bee is listed as Project Trooper 3. It makes me wonder what 2 is/was, if it's something that we'll get later or if it just got cancelled and Bee moved up for some reason.
 

Platypus Prime

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I have an old Leonardo dressed as a construction worker that turns into a dump truck. It's not that great, but was interesting for even existing back in the first toys for the original series...
 

Sciflyer

Two arms and one smile
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It looks good in an Iron Man-y way, but it also looks like the transformation may be...complicated. I'll reserve judgement until better/final images materialize and will definitely be interested to see how this turns out.
 

Sabrblade

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Is it wrong that I'd prefer if the robot mode was Metalhead? Like still be a piloted mech, but Metalhead is already a robotic turtle ally, why not a transforming robotic turtle ally?
Or that piloted turtle mech from the season 2 finale of the 2012 cartoon.
 

LBD "Nytetrayn"

Broke the Matrix
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I'd love it if they made a smaller version of that Turtle Van that turns into Metalhead with a little Donatello figure, the one that never got released... though that last part might go against the whole "Transformers" part of the brand.
 

Sabrblade

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I'd love it if they made a smaller version of that Turtle Van that turns into Metalhead with a little Donatello figure, the one that never got released... though that last part might go against the whole "Transformers" part of the brand.
Behold this BotCon 2015 custom contest 1st place winner: Animated Leader class Bulkhead redone as the TMNT Party Wagon that transforms into Metalhead.

 
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