1988 Transformers

If you're looking for a "missing link" in the evolution of Transformers from the all robotic characters of Generation 1 to the more organic characters of Beast Wars, then look no further than the Transformers of 1988!  Pretenders were the first to incorporate an organic element into the bodies.  The concept was that they have an organic shell which concealed the transformable, technological-Cybertronian within;  a very 'pre-Beast Wars' concept if you ask me!  An added 'feature' of this year's toys was that for the first time the robot and vehicle modes look very 'Cybertronian.' a feature we really loved.

In addition to the Pretenders, we were also treated a great new combiner set called the Seacons and many other new TF's with Nebulan counterparts, including new Headmasters, Targetmasters, and the Powermasters.  Although we haven't been able to add individual character pages yet, please have patience.   We will get to it! For now, please enjoy the box pictures of the 1988 Transformers, listed in order as seen in the collector pad CHECKLIST!

Powermaster Optimus Prime

Landmine
Waverider
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Cloudburst
Sky High
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Groundbreaker
Splashdown
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Siren
siren.jpg (16984 bytes)
Nightbeat
nightbeat.jpg (16861 bytes)
Hosehead
hosehead.jpg (17145 bytes)
Quickmix
quickmix.jpg (12524 bytes)
Scoop
scoop.jpg (19465 bytes)
Landfill
landfill.jpg (13951 bytes)
Dogfight
dogfight.jpg (14438 bytes)
Override
override.jpg (12743 bytes)
Backstreet
backstreet.jpg (13947 bytes)
Quickswitch
quickswitch.jpg (19567 bytes)
Chainclaw
Catilla
Guzzle
guzzle.jpg (11487 bytes)
Fizzle
fizzle.jpg (14685 bytes)
Sizzle
sizzle.jpg (10836 bytes)
Gunrunner
gunrunner.jpg (24931 bytes)
Grand Slam & Raindance
Getaway
getaway.jpg (20693 bytes)
Joyride
joyride.jpg (25260 bytes)
Slapdash
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Needlenose
needlenose.jpg (12695 bytes)
Spinister
spinister.jpg (13848 bytes)
Quake
quake.jpg (13248 bytes)
Dreadwind
dreadwind.jpg (25289 bytes)
Darkwing
darkwing.jpg (24466 bytes)
Overbite
overbite.jpg (15332 bytes)
Nautilator
Skalor
skalor.jpg (16828 bytes)
Tentakill
tentakill.jpg (16753 bytes)
Seawing
seawing.jpg (15863 bytes)
Snaptrap
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Piranacon
piranacon.jpg (45704 bytes)
Iguanus
Finback
Bugly
Crankcase
crankcase.jpg (16165 bytes)
Ruckus
ruckus.jpg (12625 bytes)
Windsweeper
Cindersaur
Sparkstalker
sparkstalker.jpg (15462 bytes)
Flamefeather
flamefeather.jpg (10363 bytes)

 

Not quite Transformers, (but offered in the U.S.) were McDonald's Happy Meal knockoff, "robots in disguise" the Changables!  Click this link to learn all about them!

 

Taking a drastically different approach than its US counterparts, Masterforce would feature Headmaster Juniors and Earth youngsters as the Godmasters (Powermasters). Some toys were the same as the US release while others were colored differently. A few toys were released that were not available in other markets like Metalhawk, Overlord, and Browning. And the weirdest thing is that Powermaster Optimus Prime isn't Convoy in Masterforce.

 

メタルホーク
Metalhawk
ゴーシューター
Go Shooter
キャブ
Cab
ミネルバ
Minerva
ライトフット
Lightfoot
レインジャー
Ranger
ロードキング
Roadking
スーパージンライ
Super Ginrai
ダブルクラウダー
Doubleclouder
ゴッドボンバー
God Bomber
ゴッドジンライ
God Ginrai
グランドマキシマス
Grand Maximus
シックスナイト
Sixknight
ハードスパーク
Hardspark
ホットスパーク
Hotspark
ワイルドスパーク
Wildspark
アクアスター
Aquastar
ボレット
Boret
ゼトカ
Zetoka
ワイルダー
Wilder
ブルホーン
Bullhorn
キャンサー
Cancer
ハイドラー
Hydra
バスター
Buster
ダークウイングス
Darkwings
オーバーロード
Overlord
ブローニング
Browning
ブラックザラック
Black Zarak
ガズル
Guzzle
シズル
Sizzle
ジャビル
Jabile

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Lukis Bros.
Transformers Collector Site