February 13, 2009

Thundercracker (02-13-09)

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Transformer of the Day for February 13, 2009


-Faction: Decepticon
-Era: Generation One (1984-1992)
-Function: Warrior
The Deadliest Weapon is Terror”
-Notable Toy: 6″ Titanium (Hasbro, 2006)

Notes: Thundercracker was among one of the first Decepticons to appear in the original cartoon, where he proceeded to strafe Bumblebee and Wheeljack with his partner, Skywarp. It’s appropriate then that the toy spotlight falls on the much-missed die-cast transformable Titanium line, which provides an illusion to his pre-Earth tetrajet form. Although the neon European Action Master bad self was given serious consideration!

(Since I don’t know when I will get to Skywarp (and certainly have a different toy in mind for him, it’s appropriate that I dedicate this page to the father of the anti-establishment convention tetrajet, Evil King Macrocranios. Long may he reign.)

(For more information on Thundercracker, check out the Generation One Transformer Bible.)


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