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"Transformers 1" VHS, 2003, Denmark.

Nothing says vintage media more than brightly coloured video tapes! 😊

In a rather odd marketing push, the 1989 compilation of "More Than Meets The Eye" miniseries with a Danish dub saw release again in 2003 to tie in with what I consider the first real "retro revival" of Generation 1 - reissues of vintage toys were starting to appear at retail; Dreamwave Productions were publishing a successful comic book set in the G1 universe; and the new Armada cartoon series and toyline were drawing in fans of all ages, some being G1 fans rediscovering the brand all over again.

If you were in the US, that is...

Around here, this VHS - alongside a more up-to-date DVD alternative as well - hit supermarket checkout isles with absolutely no fanfare in what was probably a misguided attempt to make a buck on that "retro revival", which just wasn't happening here in Denmark. At all.

Still, it was nice to see G1 get a little love again, and while not rare as such, the 2003 issue is harder to find than the 1989 release - most likely because VHS was basically dead at the time... 😊

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Transformers G1 Classic/Mega Pretenders advertisement, Summer 1989, Sweden.

More great stuff from our friends across the Sound! 🙂

I remember thinking even back then that the 1989 assortment of Transformers was getting a little bit too heavy on the Micromasters and Pretenders side of things, however the Classic and Mega Pretenders still did stand out to me and intrigued me.

While the Megas introduced transformation to the shells themselves - Vroom and Crossblades were amazing and versatile toys to me back in the day! - the Classics reintroduced familiar characters in new guises, something that really blew my pre-teen mind! While commonplace nowadays, this was the first time that early characters had been reused like this, and I was simply amazed to see this.

Only in my adult years did I get to experience them in-person, and while the engineering of the main robots left a bit to be desired, I really did appreciate the simplicity of them (you could transform them really fast as compared to their original and often more delicate counterparts) and the shells themselves looked amazing.

The images used here - as was often the case back in the day - are straight from that year's Toy Fair catalogue, which explain the lack of stickers and the painted appearance of the plastic colours. Those stickers really do make a huge difference! 🙂

#TFFromTheVault #Transformers #Generation1 #Pretenders #Mega #Classic #PlayMix #Sweden
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New Studio Series 86 Optimus Prime!

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Studio Series 86 Commander Optimus Prime Full Image: In what seems to be a rather disastrous error, has uploaded a full image of the upcoming Studio Series 86 Commander Optimus Prime – before Hasbro had a chance to reveal it themselves. Check it out after the break and stay tuned for more.

The post Studio Series 86 Commander Optimus Prime Full Image appeared first on Transformer World 2005 - TFW2005.COM. #tfw2005 #transformers
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