Sunday, 31 May 2015

Drillhorn D-334



Transformation: Drill Tank
Abilities: Has a symbol of evil, the "Rhino Breast," built in. Can push his way in any direction underground from the surface. His breast weapon fires an X-ray beam that works just as well underground.
Weapons: Horn Cannon
Function: Strategist
Final Attack: The "Magma Bomber" - Burrowing rapidly through the ground, he channels fiery magma to bodily strike the enemy. Thanks to the tough armour of which he's so proud, he remains unharmed.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Killbison D-333



Transformation: Tank
Abilities: Has a symbol of evil, the "Bison Breast," built in. He is a genius at destruction and killing. He bombards the enemy with powerful anti-aircraft fire.
Weapons: Bison Cannon
Function: Work Soldier
Final Attack: Using his "Thunder Burst Attack," he absorbs electricity through his chest, and uses his powerful anger to amplify the destructive energy, and shoots it at his enemy, frying their circuits to dust.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Jargua D-332



Transformation: Missile Buggy
Abilities: Has a symbol of evil, the "Jaguar Breast," built in. Even enemies who go to ground to escape Leozack and his fellow aerial forces don't stand a chance if caught by Jargua.
Weapons: Jaguar Cannon
Function: Cyberneticist
Final Attack: The "Spiral Attack" - Cornering an enemy he has pursued to the verge of destruction, he fires off a volley of computerized missiles. These strike while circling in towards the prey's weak points, creating the attack on which he prides himself!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Hellbat D-331



Transformation: Delta Wing Jet
Abilities: Has the symbol of evil, the "Bat Breast," built in. Using his breast symbol to its full potential, he has excellent spying abilities, moving quietly like a shadow behind the scenes.
Weapons: Bat Cannon
Function: Spy
Final Attack: Uses the "Dead Eye Beam" - launches ultrasonic waves whilst flying behind the enemy at low altitudes evoking a terrifying fear in them. In doing so this blocks his enemies vision.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Gaihawk D-330



Transformation: MiG 29 Jet
Abilities: Has a symbol of evil (Brest) built in. He is proud of his speedy flight power which surpasses that of Leozack. Accurately aims at prey on the ground when he is high up in the sky.
Weapon: Hawk Cannon
Function: Aeronautical Soldier

Final Attack: The "Blizzard Crow"; he freezes a mass of cold air into ice needles and fires them at the enemy making them look like a honeycomb.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Leozack D-329



Transformation: F-14 Jet
Abilities: Sub commander of the Destron forces, he has a symbol of evil built into him. Commanding Gaihawk and Hellbat, he attacks from the skies.

Weapons: Leo Cannon
Function: Assault Commander

Final Attack: The "Jet Attack" - Unleashing a hail of ammunition ground-ward while flying in at supersonic speed, he then leaves a laser-beam contrail in his wake.


Saturday, 9 May 2015

Grandstand Convertors: Sigmatron



Sigmatron is one of Omegatron's many followers. He is one of two warriors (the other is Betatron) whose great trick is to be disguised as an ordinary earth jeep, but then change in to an evil fighter robot to attack his enemies.


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Shockwave, ToyCo & Knock-Offs (Part 2)

Astro Magnum bootleg (Source: eBay)
Following the release of Astro Magnum in 1983 and Shockwave in 1985 there was a spate of knock-off (KO) versions released making this figure one of the most copied. The majority are mainly based on the Astro Magnum mould and colours, many of which were high quality reproductions. The main way to tell the difference is to check the inside of the right leg, if there is no "ToyCo Trademark" or "ToyCo Trademark 1983" stamp its not an official toy.

The following is a list of all the ones I'm aware of, there could well be more out there.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Shockwave, ToyCo & variants (Part 1)


Function: Military Operations Commander

Motto: "Clarity of thought before rashness of action."

Cold, brutal scientific approach to war. Seeks to overthrow Megatron as leader of Decepticons because he believes logic says he would be better. As laser gun, can emit lethal beams of energy from anywhere on the electromagnetic spectrum: gamma rays, x-rays, light, infrared rays, radio waves, etc. Flies in laser gun or robot mode. High fuel use, but can be powered by nuclear sources. Often confounded by initiative, emotional thinking.