The Transformers Metalforce Collection G-1 Optimus Prime MFC-01 is a 12″ tall vinyl figure produced by Time House in 1999 under license from Takara. This figure looks exactly like Optimus Prime from the Generation 1 TV Series and even features his Energy Axe as seen in More Than Meets The Eye. The neck, shoulders, biceps, knees and hands can rotate and the chest compartment can be opened to access a removable Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Also includes an alternate hand that allows Optimus to hold his rifle once assembled.
The Transformers SHBM (Super Hybrid Model) were large vinyl figures with limited articulation designed by MC Axis in the 80s but unfortunately never saw mass distribution. Almost a decade later, 2 versions of the SHBM Galvatron were produced as exclusives for BotCon Japan 1997; a fully painted version, in addition to, a translucent ‘Lava Bath Edition’ variant. Only 100 of the ‘Lava Bath Edition’ were produced and sold exclusively at the event.
The SHBM (Super Hybrid Model) Galvatron vinyl figure was originally readied for production by MC Axis back in 1987 alongside similarly-styled Rodimus and Arcee figures. While the 3 SHBM figures never saw mass distribution in the 80s, Galvatron was later released as an exclusive for BotCon Japan 1997 in two flavors; fully painted and a translucent ‘Lava Bath’ version. This ‘Mail-In Anime Version’ variant of the painted SHBM Galvatron was only available for special order online after BotCon Japan 1997 took place.
Story animation for the 2003 Japanese PlayStation 2 Video Game ‘The Transformers: Call of the Future’ developed by Winkysoft.
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“Chromedome Henshin!” This 1987 Takara Japan commercial promotes the brand new Headmasters toys! The release of these figures coincided with the airing of the “The Headmasters” TV series in Japan – a show never aired in the US.
Rodimus Convoy (Prime) Vs. Galvatron! This 1987 Takara commercial promotes the new leaders from ‘Transformers: The Movie’ to the Japanese market. Features fun stop-motion toy action!
Convoy Henshin! It’s the original 1984 Hasbro Transformers toys commercial but dubbed in Japanese by Takara for their market.
Promo Trailer for the Japanese PlayStation 2 Video Game ‘The Transformers: Call of the Future’ (Transformers: Tatakai) developed by Winkysoft and released in 2003. Features some pretty fun G1 CGI cut scenes including fights between Convoy (Optimus Prime) and Megatron, as well as Rodimus and Galvatron. Looks fun! Too bad this never made it to the states. Please let us know if you’ve ever played this game and how it is!
This official 1986 Takara Transformers Vs. set features Rodimus (C-77) Vs. Galvatron (D-62) and was only available in Japan. The figures are made of vinyl and are about 5″ high in height and feature articulation at the shoulders.
This Hot Rod kit was produced in Japan by MC Axis in 1996 and is officially licensed by Takara. The kit is unpainted and includes alternate heads, hands and accessories highlighting key Hot Rod scenes from Transformers: The Movie. The kit also includes a pack-in comic. Similar kits were also produced by MC Axis for Arcee and Elita One.