Post by Hammer 0f The Gods on Oct 1, 2005 19:27:38 GMT -6
Just realised there isn't a dedicated Convertors collecting thread on here So who here collects them? They are probably my second favorite line to collect and definately my favorite robot line. Its a surprisingly large line for the short time it was around and has some of the coolest figures out there ranging from vehicles and insects to working pinball and slot machines to binoculars and cameras. Heres what I have so far: MOC: Crawler Creeper Morphus Hoot Nofka(black) Turak Bandit Focus Vegas(knockoff) Tilt(knockoff)
Loose and complete: Bull Nofka Sunyak Binoculars(cant recall his real name) Chopper Neptune Wagon
i dont realy collect em ,but i do have a few (fave. one is alphatron? the one that splits up into vehicles) in boxs i have alphatron(also got a losse fake one thats g1 devastators colours) omegatron and deltatron
losse i have the binoculars one (dont know his name )well i thing hes convertors like (hes small ,black ?)
Post by Hammer 0f The Gods on Oct 6, 2005 15:38:28 GMT -6
The alphatron, omegatron and deltatron are actually from a different convertors line called grandstand convertors. IIRC, they were made by takara and only went by that name overseas. The US convertors line was made by Select. The binoculars guy is a convertor, but I cant remember his name for the life of me. I saw a carded one on ebay a while back, but didnt make a note of what the name was.
yer i though the guy was from convertors (maybe grandstand like ) i remember i got 1 (well got a set ) from a shop called Poundstrechers ,thay were about £1.99 each ,had loads (same time as the raido shack shockwave was about ) , i also had the camra one as well . ive had a proper omega (transformers line ) and still have the grandstand (toybox) version ,and ive got to say the toyboxs wins hands down over the transformers version ,better colours ,better plastic and total much stronger motors too
Post by Hammer 0f The Gods on May 1, 2006 13:05:22 GMT -6
I don't think there was an actual Convertors line in Japan. Most of the figures released in the US were already out there in some form in Japan(Orguss, Robotech etc). Toyarchive.com is about the best Convertors resource out there. Its been a while since I looked at it, but they might have the history of the line.
Yeah, they really should have done the set with all of them. Was checking my Sears catalog scans, it I think it may have been a Sears set. I don't have that catalog up on the site yet but it shows them all in a pic just under the Transformers for that year (Canadian Sears catalog).
Post by kylefromdirtnapp on Apr 24, 2009 9:00:44 GMT -6
Transformers had birds and boats. Buzzsaw and Seaspray spring to mind. I have the Avarians and Insectors, I really like them. The mini-bots aren't too bad. The Spies are cool, but just really loose and sloppy. I can't speak for the Defendors and Maladroids.
Buzzsaw was a decpticon cassette(same mold as lazerbeak) and seaspray was an autobot boat/hovercraft i know seaspray was in the cartoon not sure about buxxsaw i think it was just lazerbeak in the toon.
So I think these weapons belong to this line. Can someone confirm?
The gun is for the train Fast Track (or "First Track" on some cards).
The ax is sort of Convertors, it was included with the original mini Orguss Orgroid toy in Japan, but when Select released it as Zardak / Nofka, they omitted the ax (and also removed the missile firing action from the gun-shield).
The ax is commonly found in the US from the many knockoff versions of the Orguss/Convertor figure. Some collectors do add the ax to their collection as a "forgotten" weapon.