Generation One

The original series of Transformers figures.

Toy Reviews: "Generation One" Penbots

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Toy Reviews: "Generation One" Penbots

The Penbots were a series of Transformers released in 1987 exclusive to Japan. I managed to purchase a set of these figures and now I get to share my review and gallery of these cool artifacts!

"Generation One" Penbots Toy Reviews

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Generation One

General Information:
Release Date: 1987
Price Point: 380 Yen (about $3.49 in 2020 USD)
Retailer: Japanese Exclusive Release
Accessories: None

Penbots

TV Shows: "Transformers" G1 Writer David Wise has Passed Away

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TV Shows: "Transformers" G1 Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Sad news about a major figure in Transformers history. David Wise, writer of key G1 episodes including "The Secret of Omega supreme", "The Key to Vector Sigma" and "The Rebirth" has passed away at the age of 65 from complications related to lung cancer. This was announced via Tweet from his account:

Toys: Scans and Translations from Hasbro Germany's 1989 Catalog

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Toys: Scans and Translations from Hasbro Germany's 1989 Catalog

In the 80's, it was common practice for toy companies to hand out physical catalogs of their products showing the entire range of toys for one year in one publication. I recently obtained Germany's 1989 #Transformers catalog and now you can take a look at scans from the catalog along with translations of its text (thanks to Google Translate)!

Comic Books: Viz Media Announces "Transformers: The Manga Volume 1"

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Comic Books: Viz Media Announces "Transformers: The Manga Volume 1"

Viz Media has announced "Transformers: The Manga Volume 1". This series will collect the Generation 1 manga strips from Japan's "TV Magazine" from the 1980's. "TV Magazine" is a monthly children's magazine published by Kodansha Ltd. in Japan. It covers a wide range of media from television shows to toys to video games. During the Generation 1 era, the Manga in "TV Magazine" was best known among fans for providing the only media at the time for series like Zone and Operation: Combination.

Movie News: "Transformers: The Movie" Fathom event expands to 300 more theaters

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Movie News: "Transformers: The Movie" Fathom event expands to 300 more theaters

In early August it was revealed that "Transformers: The Movie" would be returning to theaters for one night only on September 27, 2018. Fan enthusiasm was undeniable as the film has become a classic and iconic touchpoint in Transformers fiction. It would appear Transformers fans definitly have The Touch as the event has now been expanded to 300 more theaters!

Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced

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Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced

Starting earlier this year there were rumors floating around that some vintage G1 Transformers figures would be seeing a re-release. The first appeared to be a reissue of Hot Rod in a Generation One style box. Indeed, by May an Official Walmart listing went up.

Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced
Toy News: Walmart Transformers: Vintage G1 figures officially announced

Toy News: Vintage G1 Hot Rod reissue listed at Walmart.com

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Toy News: Vintage G1 Hot Rod reissue listed at Walmart.com

For a couple months now word of a reissue of the Generation One Hot Rod action figure have been circulating around thanks to listings by some online retailers. Now we have confirmation that this figure will see a release via Walmart. No word yet on whether this is an exclusive (since a couple online retailers already listed it) but this listing is the most "official" word we have seen of its release.

Toy News: Vintage G1 Hot Rod reissue listed at Walmart.com
Toy News: Vintage G1 Hot Rod reissue listed at Walmart.com

Toy Review: "Generation One" Galaxy Shuttle

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Toy Review: "Generation One" Galaxy Shuttle

Galaxy Shuttle's duties primary involve transporting Autobots from planet to planet, but when called upon to fight he can summon his powerful "Meteor Crusher" ability! Check out this rare treat of a review: Galaxy Shuttle!