January 9, 2009

Countdown (01-09-09)

Filed under: 01 generation one, TF365 — Tags: — fairplaythings @ 12:02 am

Transformer of the Day for January 9, 2009


-Faction: Autobot (Micromaster)
-Era: Generation One (1984-1990)
-Function: Aerospace Commander
-Motto: “For a World Without Evil, You Need A Universe Without Evil”

-Notable Toy: Universe (Hasbro, 2009)

Notes: Countdown was the most expensive Micromaster, owing to size of the rocket base with which he came packed. It is our loss that the Japanese Galaxy Shuttle never made a North American appearance to complete the set. You can almost imagine a recoloured Sears-exclusive two-pack. Hasbro really seems to have hit the right note with the upcoming tribute.

(Apologies and thanks to hk-tf.com for Universe Countdown details.)


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