Vehicular Mode: 1980 Toyota Celica
A very good resemblence to a white 1980 Toyota Celica. Even the hood opens
up in the same way as a real Celica (although there's no engine inside...
duh). The tyres are rubber (a typical feature of Transformers back then).
TRANSFORMATION TO ATTACK MODE
Flip up the dual barrels on the roof. Flip down the doors and attach the
appropriate guns to them. That's it.
Looks like a deformed MASK vehicle. Let's move along now.
TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE
Pop the roof gun back in and take off the door guns. Pull front section
forward. Grip onto the front side panels and turn the rest of the toy up
90 degrees (so it's now standing). Pull the front section apart to complete
robot legs. Pull back panels out and the boot door will fall back into
place, revealling robot head. Swing robot arms down. The guns that were
on the door can be placed in two pegs just above the head. Put gun in robot
A very nice looking robot mode. Standing at 10 cm, it's about the same
size as most Autobot cars. Feel them forearms and underside of the feet.
That's die-cast metal, yesss. By 1980s standards, it's a pretty good toy.
But how would it stand up against today's discerning toy collector? Although
the great moulding and details would entice most collectors, there are
two main features which may repel some. Firstly, this toy only really has
four points of articulation. The shoulders and elbows.
That's it! Secondly, see the way that white boot door hangs over the
head? See the way those white door panels stick out? Yep... it has a strong
resemblance to the Flying Nun. Furthermore, the toy can't really stand
up straight because it has a tendency to rock on it's wheels.
There are two variations of this toy, one with white "Celica" plates and
another with 'regular' plates. The former is rarer.
A pretty good toy for its time and certainly worth it for collectors (especially
the Celica plate variant).