June 23, 2009

Black Shadow (06-23-09)

Filed under: 01 generation one, TF365 — Tags: — fairplaythings @ 12:23 pm

Transformer of the Day for June 23, 2009


 -Faction: Decepticon (Crossformer)
-Era: Generation One (1984-1992)
-Function: Space Gangster
-Motto: “There is Profit in War and War in Profit”
-Notable Toy: Crossformer (Takara, 1988)

Don’t you wish that your function read as “Space Gangster”? That’s how Black Shadow, a remold of Thunderwing, is described in the translations from his Japanese-only tech spec. This particular Japanese exclusive somehow manages to retain all the coolness of Thunderwing, but come off as more together and in control due to a remolded pretender head sculpt. Amazing what humanoid features can do for a guy. If he’d been released in North America, I imagine he would have played Cyclonus to Overlord’s more sane Galvatron and Blue Bacchus’s Scourge.

(Apologies and thanks to the futuristgroup for the toy image.)

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