Generation One

The original series of Transformers figures.

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!

"Generation One" Galaxy Shuttle Toy Review

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Generation One

Generation Information:
Release Date: 1989 (Japan), 1990 (Italy)
Price Point: Unknown
Retailer: Japan & Italy Exclusives
Accessories: "Moonlight Gun" weapon/tail fin

Video: RARE video of Transformers manufactured in Japan

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Video: RARE video of Transformers manufactured in Japan

Facebook page Bots & Bits has posted an incredible video from the 80's showing the manufacture of Generation One Ramjet in Japan. The video shows workers and machines putting the figures together, putting them on the assembly line and even packaging! This is a rare glimpse into a bygone era.

"Transformers" voice director Wally Burr has passed away at the age of 91

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"Transformers" voice director Wally Burr has passed away at the age of 91

Reports are coming in from various quarters including a post on Facebook that Wally Burr has passed away at the age of 91. Burr is best known to Transformers fans as the legendary voice director of the original Transformers television show. However Burr's credits go back to the 1960's and continued into the early 90's. In more recent years he attended Botcon 2013.

Art: Concept images of Action Master package art revealed

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Art: Concept images of Action Master package art revealed

In the latter days of Generation One, Hasbro tried many new gimmicks to bring new life into the Transformers toy line. Once dominant in the toy aisles, by the late 80's Transformers was no longer the "hot toy" on the market. One of these attempts was a sub-line called "Action Masters", featuring non-transforming figures that came with transforming vehicles or partners. The packaging for these toys featured lavish artwork, but all packaging starts with concepts.

Art: Concept images of Action Master package art revealed
Art: Concept images of Action Master package art revealed

Comic Books: Marvel Comics Generation One Spanish issue scans

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Comic Books: Marvel Comics Generation One Spanish issue scans

*Note: This post appeared previously but due to a web site error was deleted. This is a repost.

Many years ago as I wandered through the streets of Brooklyn I stopped at a small magazine shop. I had not expected to find much there (in fact, if I recall correctly I went in there for potato chips). Much to my surprise there was a Transformers comic book in Spanish! I bought it and put it away and honestly I have not thought about it in well over a decade.

Comic Books: Marvel Comics Generation One Spanish issue scans
Comic Books: Marvel Comics Generation One Spanish issue scans
Comic Books: Marvel Comics Generation One Spanish issue scans
Comic Books: Marvel Comics Generation One Spanish issue scans

DVD News: Shout! Factory to reissue complete the G1 Japanese series

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DVD News: Shout! Factory to reissue complete the G1 Japanese series

In 1987 the American version of the Transformers cartoon stopped producing new animated episodes of the original "Generation One" series which left man fans without new entertainment to go along with their toys. However in Japan the adventure continued with three full animated series: Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory. About six years ago, fan dreams came true when these shows were put out by Shout! Factory in a complete boxed set (they were also available as individual shows).

Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"

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Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"

A couple weeks ago fans playing the mobile "Transformers Earth Wars" game were presented with the opportunity to add the Autobot to their roster of warriors. Now that Star Saber has landed in the game, he is adjusting to his new environment with the help of Jazz and Prowl. Check out the fun story screen captures below!

Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"
Game News: Star Saber gets used to Earth in "Transformers Earth Wars"