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Grapple – Transformers G1 Commemorative Series VI 2004

Grapple Transformers Generation 1 Commemorative Series VI 2004 Foreign names Japanese- Grapple (グラップル Gurappuru), French- Grappin (Canada), Italian: Gancio, Portuguese- Lutador or Chave

Grapple Transformers Generation 1 Commemorative Series VI 2004

 

Here’s a re-issue that I bought in the early 2000’s from Toys R Us.  I never had this one as a kid.  I finally opened him up and took him out so that I could take a picture of him and display him next to his brother, Inferno.

Inferno and Grapple 1984 1985 Transformers Generation 1 Japanese ID number 10 47 G1

Inferno & Grapple came out in 1984 &1985 as part of Generation 1 Transformers

Autobot Grapple Transformers Commemorative Series VI 2004 G1 front of box Mitsubishi Fuso mold

Autobot Grapple Transformers Commemorative Series VI 2004 G1 side of box Foreign names Japanese- Grapple (グラップル Gurappuru), French- Grappin (Canada), Italian: Gancio, Portuguese- Lutador or ChaveGrapple Transformers Autobot Commemorative Series VI 2004 G1 open box Mitsubishi Fuso moldAutobot Grapple Transformers Commemorative Series VI 2004 G1 side 2 of box Foreign names Japanese- Grapple (グラップル Gurappuru), French- Grappin (Canada), Italian: Gancio, Portuguese- Lutador or Chave


Grapple from Transformers cartoon still from 1985 - image from transformers.wikia.com

Grapple from Transformers cartoon still from 1985 – image from transformers.wikia.com

Blue Legioss Alpha Fighter – 1985

Here’s the blue version of the Legioss Alpha Fighter from Genesis Climber Mospeada.  Like the red one, I bought these from a store called Gemco in Daly City.   The site is now home to a Target. I think I bought these as the original US release  when it was still the Henshin Robo Legioss Afc-01H. They were released later as part of the Robotech toys from Robotech: The New Generation.

 

Blue Legioss Alpha Fighter – 1985 from anime Genesis Climber Mospeada(機甲創世記モスピーダKikou Souseiki Mospeada) from 1983-1984 also seen in Robotech: The New Generation

Blue Legioss Alpha Fighter – 1985 Gakken from anime Genesis Climber Mospeada

 

Blue Legioss Alpha Fighter anime still – 1985 from anime Genesis Climber Mospeada(機甲創世記モスピーダKikou Souseiki Mospeada) from 1983-1984 also seen in Robotech: The New Generation

Legioss Alpha FighterAfc-01H from anime 機甲創世記モスピーダKikou Souseiki Mospeada) from 1983-1984 also seen in Robotech: The New Generation

 


 

Red Legioss Alpha Fighter – 1985

The Red Legioss is part of the Genesis Climber Mospeada series.  In the U.S. this was the final chapter of Robotech – “The Sentinels.”  I never got into this series since they didn’t have the varied mecha like in the “Macross” or “Southern Cross” series that preceded “Sentinels.”  I remember buying these two from Gemco (a mass market store that is now a Target).  There was a green one which I thought I had but very possible my cousin has it.  Still, I’m very happy to have them.

 

Red Legioss Alpha Fighter – 1985 from anime Genesis Climber Mospeada(機甲創世記モスピーダKikou Souseiki Mospeada) from 1983-1984 also seen in Robotech: The New Generation

Red Legioss Alpha Fighter – 1985 Gakken

Legioss fighter still from anime Genesis Climber Mospeada(機甲創世記モスピーダKikou Souseiki Mospeada) from 1983-1984 also seen in Robotech: The New Generation

Legioss Alpha Fighter from anime Genesis Climber Mospeada

 


 

Bismark DX made by Popy in 1985 GC-22

Here’s another toy that I bought on a Japan trip in 1985. This one’s called Bismark DX. He transforms into a spaceship but I have never transformed him. I basically would buy the toys, take them out of the box and put them on the shelf. My one regret wasn’t being able to keep the boxes or instructions since I was traveling and it was sooo heavy carrying these boxes. On my ’85 trip I bought so many toys, I had to freight a box home. I remember we had to get a box from JAL and pay an extra fee.

Bismark DX - 1985 Popy GC-22 from anime Seijuushi Bismarck(星銃士 ビスマルク) 1984-1985 aka Bismark, Cavaleiros das Estrelas, Jinete Sable y los Comisarios Estrella, O Xerife do Espaço, Sab-Rider, Saber Rider e os Guardiões do Espaço, Saber Rider e os Star Sheriffs, Sceriffi delle stelle

Bismarck DX – 1985 Popy GC-22 from anime Sei Jūshi Bismark 1984-1985

Bismark DX - 1985 Popy GC-22 from anime Seijuushi Bismarck(星銃士 ビスマルク) 1984-1985 aka Bismark, Cavaleiros das Estrelas, Jinete Sable y los Comisarios Estrella, O Xerife do Espaço, Sab-Rider, Saber Rider e os Guardiões do Espaço, Saber Rider e os Star Sheriffs, Sceriffi delle stelle rear image

Bismarck DX – 1985 Popy GC-22 from the anime Star Musketeer Bismarck 1984-1985


 
 

Anime Seijuushi Bismarck(星銃士 ビスマルク) 1984-1985 aka Bismark, Cavaleiros das Estrelas, Jinete Sable y los Comisarios Estrella, O Xerife do Espaço, Sab-Rider, Saber Rider e os Guardiões do Espaço, Saber Rider e os Star Sheriffs, Sceriffi delle stelle still

Star Musketeer Bismarck anime from 1984 – 1985


 

Dairugger Clone – 1985

I have no idea where I got this…I’m going to guess I traded for this or got it at some fair.  I’m not terribly fond of this Dairugger Clone as it has no metal whatsoever.  I do know it says “Taiwan 1985” – so it’s definitely a bootleg of a Dairugger.  It only attained significance once it was introduced as Voltron III. I picked it up around  when Voltron came out.

Dairugger Clone Copy Bootleg - 1985 from anime Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (機甲艦隊ダイラガーXV Kikō Kantai Dairagā Fifutīn) from 1982-1983

Dairugger Bootleg – 1985 from anime Armored Fleet Dairugger XV from 1982-1983

Anime Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (機甲艦隊ダイラガーXV Kikō Kantai Dairagā Fifutīn) cartoon still from 1982-1983

Anime Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (機甲艦隊ダイラガーXV Kikō Kantai Dairagā Fifutīn) from 1982-1983


 

Laserion DX Godaikin Bandai 1985

Another super robot from the Godaikin line.  I never got into this one as a kid.  I borrowed this DX version from my cousin. I put the tea bottle next to him to reference his size.  He is quite a hefty robot and he’s got a unique look to him.  I have seen a few of the cartoons but didn’t really get into the story.  Once I’ve cycled through my Transformers and Gundams, I will display the Godaikins.

Laserion DX Godaikin Bandai 1985 from the anime Video Warrior Laserion 1984-1985 - Popy GC-17 1984 aka El Super Láser, Juegos de Guerra Electronicos, La Espada Laser, Laserión, Lazerion, ビデオ戦士レザリオン

Laserion DX Bandai Godaikin – Popy GC-17 1984 from the anime Video Warrior Laserion 1984-1985





Video Warrior Laserion anime from 1984-1985 aka Video Senshi Lezarion, El Super Láser, Juegos de Guerra Electronicos, La Espada Laser, Laserión, Lazerion,  ビデオ戦士レザリオン

Video Warrior Laserion anime from 1984-1985

 

Inferno – Transformers G1 – 1984

This one is Inferno – a Japanese fire truck.  I bought this in Japan during my trip 1985, so this is the Takara Generation 1 version instead of Hasbro like most of my G1 Transformers. I lost one of the fists as it probably shot off somewhere. I’ve included a pix of his “brother” – Grapple.  Grapple is a crane and he is a re-issue that I bought in the mid-2000’s.  I now have both of the same molds.

 

Inferno Transformers G1 1984 Japanese ID number 10 Takara  (インフェルノ Inferuno or Xiāo Fáng Chē  消防车)

Inferno Transformers Generations 1 1984 Takara

Inferno animated still




Inferno and Grapple 1984 1985 Transformers Generation 1 Japanese ID number 10 47 G1

Inferno & Grapple came out in 1984 & 1985 as part of Generation 1 Transformers. Inferno was retooled to make Grapple.




Dinobot Sludge Transformers G1 -1984

Here’s one of the three Transformers Dinobots purchased in 1984 at the long defunct Service Merchandise catalog showrooms. This one is the Generation 1 Dinobot Sludge.

Dinobot Sludge - Generation 1 Transformers Dinobots G1 -1984 Japanese ID number: 27 Foreign names Japanese- Sludge (スラージ Surāji), French- Slug, Terro (Canada), Italian- Bronto, Portuguese: Chafurda (Brazil)or Lama (Portugal)

Dinobot Sludge – Generation 1 Transformers Dinobots -1984

Sludge G1 animated still Generation 1 Transformers Dinobot Autobot Foreign names Japanese- Sludge (スラージ Surāji), French- Slug, Terro (Canada), Italian- Bronto, Portuguese: Chafurda (Brazil) or Lama (Portugal)

Transformers Sludge Dinobot – Generation 1 Autobot

 

Dinobot Sludge Snarl Dinobot Autobot G1 Generation 1 Transformers Dinobots 1984 Hasbro

Hasbro Sludge and Snarl Dinobots G1 1984

Here is my collection of Dinobots. I am only missing Swoop. I am still looking for a good used version of him. Most pieces I have seen have issues, so I still don’t have one yet.

Dinobots Hasbro Generation 1 G1 Autobots Slag Sludge Grimlock Snarl 1984 front of robots

Generation 1 Dinobots by Hasbro Slag, Sludge, Grimlock, Snarl from 1984 Autobots

Generation 1 Dinobots by Hasbro Slag, Sludge, Grimlock, Snarl from 1984 Autobots G1 back of robots

Generation 1 Dinobots by Hasbro Slag, Sludge, Grimlock, Snarl from 1984 Autobot

Dinobot Snarl – Tranformers G1 1984

I decided to create separate posts for the Dinobots. This one is Dinobot Snarl.  I purchased Snarl in 1984 from Service Merchandise which was a catalog showroom store.   Basically, you’d go to the store, look in a catalog and someone would bring out the item to you. I picked up several of my Generation 1 Transformers there.

Dinobot Snarl - Tranformers Dinobots G1 1984 Hasbro Autobot Japanese ID number: 29 Foreign names Japanese- Snarl(スナール Sunāru), French- Grondeur, Italian- Stego, Portuguese- Rugidor or Grunhido

Dinobot Snarl – Generation 1 Tranformers 1984 Hasbro Autobot

 

Snarl Generation 1 animated still Foreign names Japanese- Snarl(スナール Sunāru), French- Grondeur, Italian- Stego, Portuguese- Rugidor or Grunhido

Snarl Dinobot Generation 1 Autobot

Sludge Snarl Dinobot Autobot G1 Generation 1

Sludge and Snarl G1 Dinobots


 

Dinobots Hasbro Generation 1 G1 Slag Sludge Grimlock Snarl 1984 front of robots

Generation 1 Dinobots by Hasbro Slag, Sludge, Grimlock, Snarl from 1984 Autobot G1

Here is my collection of Dinobots. I am only missing Swoop. I am still looking for a good used version of him. Most pieces I have seen have issues, so I still don’t have one yet.

Generation 1 Dinobots by Hasbro Slag, Sludge, Grimlock, Snarl from 1984 Autobot G1 back of robots

Generation 1 Dinobots by Hasbro Slag, Sludge, Grimlock, Snarl from 1984 Autobot G1

Z Gundam Hand Book AM JuJu 1985

I had this book from the 80’s because even back then, I was into Gundam although I didn’t realize how many series it would spawn.  I bought this Z Gundam Hand Book at Kinokuniya Bookstore in Japantown 1986.

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam(機動戦士Zガンダム) Hand Book 1 - July 1985  - Publisher AM JuJu 148 pages ISBN-10: 4196695426 ISBN-13: 978-4196695424

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Hand Book 1 – July 1985 – Publisher AM JuJu 148 pages



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