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Great Choice Andrew. This

Great Choice Andrew.

This mold is one of the best of the diaclone/Diakron/G1 Transformer releases (along with the transformers character itself being one of the most memorable). The design is well done, and full bodied, albeit even if he is a little chunky.

It was released in several colors:
Black, blue, or yellow for Diaclone, blue for Diakron, black for G1.

The alternately equipped Hoist mold (still the 4WD Toyota Hilux as the base) came in the following colors:

Red, blue, green for diaclone, (no Diakron release) and green for G1

The mold had a lot of utility, being a pickup truck base, allowed it to be a pickup with rear cap or a tow truck/wrecker. I can only imagine some of the other great truck mode alterations they could have made had recolors and remolded been as popular back then as they are today.

Currently I own the Blue Diakron release and the black G1 release of the mold featured in this review.

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Posted by Mr. Ginrai on 22 August, 2014 - 23:33
How difficult would it be to open the arms?

I ask because if you do that you could exchange the springs for stronger ones. I've done it with my G1 Dinobots (except Slag because I don't have his launcher), and given springs to those whose launchers had none (my reissue Bluestreak, and my Ultra Magnus).

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Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on 21 August, 2015 - 21:57