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1988 was the first year fans had to live w/o cartoons to follow the new characters of the year.  What a shame too because this year featured some great new additions to the Transformers Universe.  Instead we followed their adventures in the comics by Marvel.

There are some fans who didn't care for the Pretenders but personally, I think they rock!  Their robot/vehicle modes look very Cybertronian. AND if you're looking for a "missing link" in the evolution of TF's from the all techno- characters of G1 to the partially organic characters of Beast Wars, look no further!  Pretenders were the first TF's to incorporate an organic element into the bodies.  The idea was that they han an organic shell which concealed the cybertronian within;  a very 'pre-Beast Wars' concept if you ask me!

In addition to the introduction of the Pretenders, TF fans were also treated a great new 'targetmaster/combiner set with the Seacons, and many new Transformers with Nebulan counterparts, including new headmasters, targetmasters, and the POWERMASTERS! 

Though I haven't been able to add individual character pages yet, please have patience.   We'll get to it! For now, please enjoy the box pictures of the 1988 Transformers!

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The Autobots
of 1988

quickswitch.jpg (19567 bytes) getaway.jpg (20693 bytes) joyride.jpg (25260 bytes) slapdash.jpg (25559 bytes)
hosehead.jpg (17145 bytes) nightbeat.jpg (16861 bytes) siren.jpg (16984 bytes)

landfill.jpg (13951 bytes) quickmix.jpg (12524 bytes) scoop.jpg (19465 bytes)

fizzle.jpg (14685 bytes)

guzzle.jpg (11487 bytes) sizzle.jpg (10836 bytes) backstreet.jpg (13947 bytes) dogfight.jpg (14438 bytes) override.jpg (12743 bytes)

landmine.jpg (21323 bytes) skyhigh.jpg (24387 bytes) splashdown.jpg (16618 bytes) waverider.jpg (20980 bytes)
gunrunner.jpg (24931 bytes)

 

decepticon.jpg (14862 bytes) The Decepticons
of 1988

beastboxsquaktalk.jpg (15217 bytes)

darkwing.jpg (24466 bytes) dreadwind.jpg (25289 bytes)

needlenose.jpg (12695 bytes)

quake.jpg (13248 bytes) spinister.jpg (13848 bytes) Fangry squeezeplay.jpg (16686 bytes)

cindersaur.jpg (16316 bytes)

flamefeather.jpg (10363 bytes) sparkstalker.jpg (15462 bytes) crankcase.jpg (16165 bytes) ruckus.jpg (12625 bytes) Wind-
sweeper

Bugly finback.jpg (18886 bytes) iguanus.jpg (17964 bytes)
snarler.jpg (14263 bytes) roadgrabber.jpg (24441 bytes)
overbite.jpg (15332 bytes)
seawing.jpg (15863 bytes)
piranacon.jpg (45704 bytes) skalor.jpg (16828 bytes) tentakill.jpg (16753 bytes)
snaptrap.jpg (23549 bytes)

 

comic42b.jpg (49716 bytes) The Transformers
the comic covers of
~year 6~
issue 40
issue 41
issue 42
issue 43
issue 44
issue 45
issue 46
issue 47
issue 48
issue 49
issue 50
issue 51
issue 52
issue 53
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