Friday, January 25, 2013
Thrift Find: It's raining vintage Transformers (G1 Metroplex & Onslaught)
These two are in played with condition. Onslaught especially has a lot of sticker wear and missing accessory pieces. A side from the Transformers featured in the cartoon, my knowledge of them is greatly lacking. I had to Google information on both of these robots.
Metroplex when transformed is actually a city. This is surprisingly one of the easier to transform. There is a helipad for a helicopter, parking spaces. The city scale is more suited to the mini-bots. I need to find some mini-bots. He is missing Six Guns, Slammer, and Scamper.
From what I have read, this Metroplex is the second version. In order to cut costs, Hasbro replaced chrome thighs and rubber wheels with stickers with plastic wheels.
Onslaught is a Combaticon. I love his motto, " The mind is the greatest weapon". He has 3 modes, robot, vehicle, and battle station mode. Onslaught is the leader of the Combaticons and when together they form Bruticus. Like I said, I am missing the accessory pieces. There is a chest plate that completes him in robot mode. For the price, I am not going to complain. I think they are awesome.
Despite the weather, I scored a great find today.