August 6, 2009

Icepick (08-06-09)

Filed under: 01 generation one, TF365 — Tags: — fairplaythings @ 12:06 am

Transformer of the Day for August 6, 2009


-Faction: Decepticon (Pretender Monster)
-Era: Generation One (1984-1992)
-Function: Demolitions

-Motto: From Today’s Rubble-Strewn Fields Shall Emerge a New Decepticon World”
-Notable Toy: Basic (Takara, 1996)

Notes: Icepick is the North American counterpart to Goryu. Unlike his Japanese dinoforce brethren, Hasbro monster pretenders sport bright colours and colourful rubber pretender shells that are often dramatically affected by age. Though Icepick only lead hisDemolition monsters into battle in an alternate timeline during the Marvel comics run, he’s still a fun figure to own. And, as seen above, believes in the importance of a shirt and tie.

(Apologies and thanks to shmax.com for the toy pic.)


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  3. I have more of a question, rather than a comment
    -I still own a small collection of transformers - and I happen to have a pretender “Scowl”. He is still in the original package (unopened) and contains all the english and french titles and names (”Boxus”). I have no intent on selling it, but I would like to know the value for my own piece of mind! Any idea of the worth? I can send pictures if you respond to the above address.


    Comment by dan — March 26, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

  4. I would recommend that you use eBay to get a sense of his value. I checked a few sites (including eBay) but don’t see anyone offering a MOC bilingual Scowl right now. Ballpark, I’d say $25-30 would be on the conservative side. He’ll lose points if the plastic shell is yellowing and for any damage to the cardback. And of course, Canadian figures never carry the value of English-only U.S. versions.

    That said, he’s a beautiful figure. You should totally keep Boxus!

    Comment by fairplaythings — May 2, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

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