Saturday 27 June 2015

Galactic Man (ToyCo)

Galactic Man was released by Radio Shack (and Tandy in the UK) around 1985 was was priced around $14.95. One time seen as a knock-off and nicknamed "Shackwave" it is actually an official ToyCo release. Despite this there is no mention of ToyCo on the box other than a mention that it was custom made for Radio Shack in Korea on the underside of the box.

Monday 22 June 2015

Robot Pistol (KO Shockwave / Galactic Man)

The "Robot Pistol" is one of many knock off versions of the Astro Magnum / Galactic Man released around 1985 onwards. As with many knock offs in the 1980's the build quality was good, not as good as the official versions but certainly better than those released today.

Sunday 14 June 2015

Grandstand Convertors: Zetanoid

Zetanoid is a typical Convertor - nasty and capable of adopting a host of different forms. One minute he can be an awesome warrior robot and the next a futuristic fighter-plane with many variations.
He is always kitted out in immaculate battle-dress and is extremely arrogant, ready to take on any challenge.

Thursday 4 June 2015

Masterpiece Exhaust MP-23

Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-23 Destron Industrial Espionage Soldier Exhaust
Function: Industrial Espionage Soldier
Motto: “You can’t catch smoke with bare hands.”
As an industrial spy, his role is to infiltrate organisations across multiple planets and steal their economic and advanced technological data. He is employed by the enigmatic interplanetary giant "Marlboor Dynamics," and it is from there that he strategises his espionage missions. Marlboor Dynamics studies the special abilities of mechanical life forms, and they granted Exhaust a "quantize" ability, enabling him to disperse his body into particles, effectively transforming him into a living plume of smoke, making him virtually impossible to apprehend.
STR...8; INT...8; SPD...7; END...10; RNK...7; CRG...7; FPR...7; SKL...8

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Lio Kaisar D-335

Abilities: Concentrating the Breast Power of all Breast Force warriors save Deszaras, the combat strength of his attacks surpasses even that of the Cybertron's Road Caesar!
Weapons: Strike Missile Gun
Transformation: Six-Robot Gestalt
Final Attack: The "Battle Explosion" - Using this battle technique, he appears temporarily to self-destruct, but in fact he splits up to attack his enemy from above, below and all sides.