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TFSource Article - Pre-Deluxe - Part 2
Maz - Thursday, December 19, 2013


There’s more to “Pre-Transformers” than Diaclone, Microman and Takara, and there’s definitely more to them than just being predecessors to Transformers toys. The figures we looked at last week in Pre-Deluxe – Part 1 included Takatoku and Bandai Valkyries from SDF Macross, the Mugen Calibur and Ovelon Gazzette from Dorvack – proper toy lines in their own right with animated series to boot. Now, while the remaining figures on our list didn’t enjoy an animated series, they deserve mention and recognition. This week we look at Armored Insect Battalion Beetras by Takatoku – the toys that would become Deluxe Insecticons – and briefly, Toybox’s Mechabot-1 (pre-Omega Supreme) and the Astro Magnum by Toyco (Pre-Shockwave).


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Maz
2013-12-19
12:22 am

There's a collector int he UK that has a painted hardcopy prototype of Skylynx and he says the resin under the Transformers colour scheme is a little different, maybe a clue as to what it would have looked like as a Toybox release.   All the best Maz  
Tripredacus
2013-12-18
6:14 pm

Interesting way to attach Mechabot-1's tracks in robot mode in that Swiss catalog. I don't think I've ever seen an Omega Supreme set up that way.   Oh and yeah, good luck on finding info on Sky Lynx. All I know is that the toy was designed, reached prototype stage but then wasn't released by To... read more 
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