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In 1984, Hasbro launched Transformers on unsuspecting public, resulting in a multimedia phenomenon which still thrives today. At the franchise's heart was Toy with a simple idea behind it: miniature cars, planes and other familiar objects which could turn into action figures. Robots in disguise. It was an ingenious concept, and brilliantly market-so much so that Transformers became a global best-seller for several years, and a franchise that still thrives 30 years later. Its unlikely Hasbro could have predicted the magnitude of its propertys success, much less its longevity. But then the story behind Transformers ' existence is perhaps even more surprising than the mass market phenomenon it would quickly become. For one thing, Transformers owe their existence, at least in part, to Ronald Reagan. Before 1984, American television stations were closely regulate, and promotion of any product within the body of a TV show was forbid by the Federal Communications Commission. All that changed under the Reagan administration in 1984, when children's television was deregulate as part of a wider bid to boost the American economy. In his first speech as president in 1981, Reagan famously say, in this present crisis, government is not the solution to the problem. The government is a problem. The release of Star Wars had sparked a boom in action figures and merchandise in the late 70s and early 80s, and companies including Mattel and Hasbro adopted similar approach to selling toys in its wake. Hasbro launched a new line of GI Joe figures in 1982, which was supported by animated TV series and comic books published by Marvel Comics. Hasbro rival Mattel, meanwhile, had an enormous hit with its He-Man range of fantasy action figures and animated show which promoted them. The War for attention of American youngsters had begin, and Hasbro started searching around for a new Toy idea to win it. Something futuristic. Something kids hadnt seen before. That search ended in 1982, when executives from Hasbro attended the Tokyo Toy Fair. There, they were reunited with Japanese manufacturer Takara-company Hasbro had originally dealt with in the 1970s, when Takara licensed some of Hasbro GI Joe action figures to sell as Combat Joe in Japan. Takara were showing off a range of figures from its Microman line of toys, which it calls Diaclone and Micro Change. Although the two ranges of toys are different, they share a common idea: robots that could disguise themselves as vehicles or ordinary objects. Strike by these designs, Hasbro hatch deal with Takara to sell them in America. Unlike other companies, such as Joustra or Mega Corporation, who previously sold Takaras toys overseas, Hasbro does more than merely just sell products in redesigned packaging-they unite lines under a single banner, Transformers. As they had with GI Joe in 1982, Hasbro turned to Marvel to help flesh out the Transformers back story.

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Product Description

Build ultimate Battlefield with Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege toys. Siege plunges fans into an epic fight to survive on the final day of Autobot and Decepticon Battle to control Cybertron. Decepticon resistance army and Autobot counter-resistance fighters gear up with COMBAT System, universe's most advanced Modular weaponry, including scientific Autobot army captain and air guardian, Jetfire. Commander Class WFC-S28 Transformers Jetfire toy comes with 2 JF-25 HS Photon Missile Sky Launchers, 2 HS Photon Missiles, 2 JF-15 HP Jetboost Particle Beam Cannon, 2 SF-M2 Radiograph Boosters, Skyshield Aerial Armor, and Skyshield Battle Mask accessories. Use weapon and Armor accessories to convert the figure to COMBAT READY mode. Figure features multiple COMBAT System weapon ports to attach weapons, enabling custom configurations in bot and vehicle modes.

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Ultra Magnus

ULTRA MAGNUS Japanese ID Number: C-69 Accessories: Large robot head, Rifle, chest plate, 2 trailer connectors / waist plates, 2 small robot fists, 2 large robot fists, 2 Missile Launchers, 4 missiles Transformers ULTRA MAGNUS is redeco of Diaclone power Convoy Figure, itself redeco and slight retool of Battle Convoy, Toy that become original Optimus Prime Figure, sporting New trailer. One of the last few Diaclone Toys to be released in the Transformers toyline, MAGNUS was recolored from the original Toy's dark Blue, Red and Black color scheme into more patriotic Red, White and Blue. His chestplate, which was rendered white in his package art, was mold in the same blue as his shoulders. He Transform into a White Freightliner WFT-8664T cabover semi-trailer truck, towing a car-carrier trailer capable of transporting up to four normal-size Autobot cars. As with Optimus Prime, his cab transforms into a small robot, which can then combine with a trailer to form Super robot, although all original Generation 1 fiction prior to 21 Century ignores this and simply renders Super robot as MAGNUS's default robot form. To facilitate this combination, MAGNUS sports a slightly longer front axle than Prime, thereby creating tabs on either side of the cab that slide into grooves in the trailer to help lock the small robot into place. He is armed with a rifle sporting two handles that allow either of his robot Modes to hold it, and two shoulder-mount Missile Launchers, whose spring-load firing mechanism was removed for Hasbro's release of Figure. Despite having extensive arm articulation on the same level as his inner Prime mold, MAGNUS's complete robot Mode's arms are somewhat hindered by protrusions along the sides of his body. While this does not particularly impede His Arms from moving, positioning them at certain levels will cause say protrusions to force them outwards. Helmets also feature empty eye-sockets, which show nothing but their inner prime's upper brow behind them as opposed to actual eyes. Diaclone power Convoy Figure had several additional features and modes which were mostly excise or left unmentioned for the Transformers release of ULTRA MAGNUS. Principally, power Convoy come package with Powered Buggy, who was left out of MAGNUS's release. Omit from MAGNUS's instructions is the ability of his chestplate and Super robot head to combine to form a small vehicle; Powered Convoy Version of the Figure include small rolling wheels on the underside of the chestplate which were removed by ULTRA MAGNUS. Three additional Modes were included in Diaclone instructions that Hasbro left out: preparation base Mode and Autobot base Mode were excluded entirely, while third, catapult launcher Mode originally intended and proportion to accommodate Diaclone Jet Robo Figure that became Starscream, was show only in front of his packaging, interacting with Silverbolt.


Notes

The Diaclone toy that would become Magnuscalled, Powered Convoy came in a couple different varieties. Aside from the version that was eventually turned into the movie Preview Magnus, there was a chrome version that uses lighter gray outer plastic and chromed central body / lower ramps of the trailer unit. This version was also available in multi-pack with the red version of the toy that would become Mirage, and the toy that would become Deep Cover. All versions of Diaclone power Convoy toy come with a red Powered Buggy partner-robot that transforms from futuristic Buggy to robot and can also use a large rifle in either mode. Why this was excise from the Transformers incarnation is unknown. Italian Trasformer line by GiG, however, do release vehicle as super Buggy on its own. White redecos of Optimus Prime toys that look like Ultra Magnus, but which surprisingly aren't, include Smallest Transforming Transformers Convoy, sport Label Convoy featuring Nike Free 7. 0 Marine Version, and Music Label Convoy playing iPod speaker, bot Shots Polar Assault Team Optimus Prime, BeCool Garbage Truck, masterpiece Convoy, and au x Transformers INFOBAR Optimus Prime.

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