March 26, 2009

Artfire (03-26-09)

Filed under: TF365 — Tags: — fairplaythings @ 12:26 am

Transformer of the Day for March 26, 2009


-Faction: Autobot (Targetmaster)
-Era: Generation One (1984-1992)
-Function: Sniper
Hold on to Something and Target On!
-Notable Toy: Standard (Takara, 1987)

Notes: I’m guessing that the logistics of re-releasing Hot Rod, Kup, Blurr, Scourge and Cyclonus with targetmasters didn’t fit with Takara’s view of the Japanese marketplace. Instead, Japan saw just two replacement Autobots, Artfire and Stepper. Artfire was paired with CyclonusNightstick for this offering. And while Stepper later saw life in North America as Ricochet, Artfire has yet to surface. Fan everywhere wait patiently.

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