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.
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!
This Beast Wars II pencil board was released in Japan by Takara in 1998. The front of the board features art of Lio Convoy and Galvatron with some cool cross sections giving us a peek at their inner workings. The photos and general design of the back of the board are recycled from the catalogs that were included with the Beast Wars II figures.
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.