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sideswipes brother
20th July 2010, 08:07 PM
I was just surfing and came across www.toyarchive.com and found these.
http://www.toyarchive.com/Convertors/Convertors.html
Does anyone know much about them? They look cool. Do they contain die cast?

gamblor916
20th July 2010, 08:30 PM
I remember these. I had Chopper and Tanker. From memory they were quite small and fiddly. No die cast just plastic.

Tober
20th July 2010, 10:01 PM
I don't have any of them and I don't know much about them, except they were licensed from various Japanese toy lines including Macross, Orguss and Dorvack.

Essentially a cheap cash-in on the success of Transformers and Go-Bots.

Lord_Zed
20th July 2010, 10:30 PM
I had one of the Orguss ones, they were pretty cheap and low quality compared to the Transformers of the era.

Mine eventually succumbed to age.

Robzy
20th July 2010, 11:26 PM
There were actually countless "transforming" action figure lines during the 80s. Most people only know about Transformers and GoBots - essentially because these were the only 2 toylines to have TV shows, which highlights how important it was as a marketing tool.

tjparkside
20th July 2012, 12:57 AM
There are some not bad Convertors Figures...I just got Convertors Avarians Robat (figure only/no sword-cost $8)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8010/7506734438_5b9f34c355.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/7506734438/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7506742198_01245e363c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/7506742198/)



And still have part of convertors spies Cassette from the 80's (figure only/missing cover & headphones are...somewhere?!)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7521508784_ea3bdcd9ff.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/7521508784/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8434/7521502616_3d59fef0f4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59684453@N04/7521502616/)

tron07
7th August 2012, 12:52 PM
I have some of these knockoffs from my childhood... the bat, the condor, etc...

geeza28
12th August 2012, 08:43 PM
i have a bunch of these in my collection! that little radio guy has a slide cover that goes over him and looks like a walkman

Lord_Zed
18th August 2012, 12:17 AM
I remember seeing that bat one.