February 19, 2009

Bombshell (02-19-09)

Filed under: 01 generation one, TF365 — Tags: — fairplaythings @ 12:19 am

Transformer of the Day for February 19, 2009


-Faction: Decepticon (Insecticon)
-Era: Generation One (1984-1992)
-Function: Psychological Warfare
The Mind is My Playpen”
-Notable Toy: Action Master (Hasbro, 1991)

Notes: I always thought the Insecticons functioned as an efficient collective, with none of the egotism that followed the main Decepticon group. So it is hard to determine exactly which one, when jettisoned from Astrotrain in the Movie, exactly became Cyclonus and which became his Armada. In any event, the European Action Master is a great rendering of the character.

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

(Apologies and thanks to toyarchives.com for the toy images.)


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