|AM Robotic Radio TS-558 boxart|
First off, it is clear to see the resemblance of this radio compared to Blaster. I have to
admit that I am by no means a fan of Blaster. In fact, he is probably one of my most disliked characters; he always came across as such a boring charcter, and he was a rip-off (cartoon-wise) of one of the fandoms most beloved character and the first Transformer I ever bought; Soundwave.
|I suffer from small head syndrome.|
|Back of the box|
Simple, but nice back box artwork........except for the spelling mistake. What I have here is the "Rare Exclusive Spelling Mistake Variant 'Transformable Robot Warriot'." *sigh*
You will notice in the bottom left the company's name; Tai Fong.
|Name:||Tai Fong Ltd., Taipei (TW)|
|Summary:||Tai Fong Ltd., Taipei. Manufacturer of Radios and other Consumer Electronics.|
|"Our AM radio combines both sophisticated technology and creativity"...way to appeal to the parents.|
|Top of box - The only instructions|
|If it comes in styrofoam it has to be good right?|
|Old Cybertronian weaponry|
Boombox measures 6.7 x 4.3 x 1.8 inches.
|Robotic Radio vs Blaster|
AM vs FM
The handles rotate 180 degrees and combine to form the head.
Here's why I really like this guy. He is just a throwback that reminds me of a old Cybertronian pitfighter....big, blocky and mean.
Takes 2 AA batteries in the plastic compartment that slides open from underneath the head/handles.
|With that line down his face he must have split personality|
The loudspeaker is underneath the tape deck on the front side.
DIFFERENT VERSIONS BELOW
|This one hasWarrior spelled correctly and model # is different|
|Distribution company is actually close to me|
|Again a different model number|
|The faceplate and sword remind me of Megatron|
When it comes down to it, there really isn't much difference if you were to compare this to other earlier G1 figures, and in some ways, it may even be better; the figure has some weight to it; plastic quality feels good; joints are tight and it has good posability.
If you can find one for anywhere near $50 I would recommend it. For myself, if I can find the one shown just above with the sword I plan on getting it.
Courtesy of Voiceroy TFW2005.com