- Reflector (Mail-away, 1986/1987; wide release in Japan, 1985)
- Japanese ID number: 21
- Accessories: Spectro's "Shutter Gun", Viewfinder's "Lens Laser", Spyglass' "Optic Blaster", flash cube/missile launcher, 3 missiles, telephoto lens.
Reflector was first sold in Japan in 1985 as an ordinary retail item. However, Hasbro delayed selling him in the US until 1986, and only then via mail-order from a direct-mail flyer promoting The Transformers: The Movie.
(Oddly, this came just as the character was being fully phased out of the fiction.) The toy would be a common offering in pack-in flyers from then on, at a cost of $10 and two Robot Points.
|'86-'87 mail-order only.|
“See and you can know, know and you can destroy”
Reflector loves to observe things : vegetation, architecture, Earthen topography, and particularly comrades’ mistakes. Likes to blackmail his associates and is impressed with his own ability. Has highly developed infra-red vision that can record images in darkness, through camouflage and at great distances. In camera mode can emit powerful flash explosion that leaves enemies blind and disoriented for up to 15 seconds.
|Spectro with "Shutter Gun"|
|Viewfinder with "Lens Laser"|
|Spyglass with "Optic Blaster"|
A mail item like this would most definitely outweigh the bills being delivered alongside it.
Much appreciation to "M" for his figures!
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Dude, that's sweet. I recently got a Reflector, loose, but still a great figure. I've really wanted to get one in the box, but I'm so worried about getting a KO.ReplyDelete
Thanks Optimal! It certainly is a nice set. I've been on a bit of a mail away kick lately.Delete
I certainly can understand in how you would be worried about getting a KO. That thought alone has certainly stopped me from buying from unknown foreign sellers when I've seen something that's been KO'd a number of times.
What a beautiful sample. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the tech spec printed in the Instruction Booklet?ReplyDelete
Awesome piece, I recently picked up the Japanese boxed version, needs a couple parts, but I'm pleased. I had the ko one for a while, just didn't cut itReplyDelete
I love how you are always piecing together complete sets of TF's. I wish I had that time and patience. In the end, I may have to start doing that to get some of the figures I want.ReplyDelete
I understand how that KO you had didn't cut it. A friend of mine had a bad experience with a KO Reflector set. Broke the first time he played with it; one of the pegs in the arms got stuck and couldn't be removed.
Good luck completing your Japanese one.