Monday, 27 October 2014

1984 Minibots part 1 (Bumblebees, Cliffjumpers, and Gears)

Received a package today that completed my Minibots other than replacing a couple reissues. It contained these:


I had owned the Encore Bee and keychain Cliffjumper previously, but I really wanted to replace them with originals. When a friend offered me some of his collection, I took the opportunity to get the remaining minis I needed.

Gears, I had  pretty shoddy looking one, knees wouldn't hold him up, arms flopped down to the sides, the whole nine. He turns into a pick up truck.


Like almost all of the Minibots, he has an extremely simple transformation, flip out legs, pull out arms. A lot of Micromasters have more complicated transformations than him, I was extremely impressed by how nice of condition he was in, not even a scratch on the chrome.


Bumblebee came in two colours, yellow and red. I had previously written off the red one as excessive/unneeded. But I am glad I picked him up. His alt mode is the easily recognized VW Beetle, albeit in SD Penny Racer form.



His transformation has a couple more steps than gears, pull out arms and legs, flip feet, and open head. Still not difficult by any means. I am pretty excited to see how the Masterpiece pulls it off.



Cliffjumper also came in red and yellow. He has a Porsche alt mode instead of the VW Beetle.



He also shares a transformation with Bee, there are a few others that also share it as well.



Glad to have gotten them, and wish my friend good luck in whatever path he chooses

5 comments:

  1. I keep putting off Cliffjumper. Like you, I only have the keychain version. It's hard finding one in good condition without mortgaging the house. I'm still looking, but I'm not in that big a hurry. I love the look of the yellow Cliffjumper.

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    1. I am glad I did replace him since the keychain one has such bad molding.

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  2. I think the reissue Bumblebee is better, because of the cartoon face...

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    1. The cartoon face is nice, and I wish the original had it, but being able to see through the plastic was what threw me off of it. In the end I only kept the original, since I've replaced 99% of the reissues in my collection at this point

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    2. The cartoon face is nice, and I wish the original had it, but being able to see through the plastic was what threw me off of it. In the end I only kept the original, since I've replaced 99% of the reissues in my collection at this point

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