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Sky Lynx


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The transition between

The transition between orbiter and carrier platform was so abrupt that I could never accept Sky Lynx, even though separately they were pretty awesome toys.

However, I didn't know he was motorized-!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 10 August, 2010 - 11:39
Sky Lynx

I got Sky Lynx as a kid at Christmas the year that Transformers: The Movie came out and I always was very fond of it, until Sky Lynx's foot broke. A friend of mine said his dad could fix it and when I gave it to him to get his dad to make repairs, I never ever got it back. That always pissed me off.

This was the first time Japan ever got Sky Lynx, because like Jetfire and the Deluxe Insecticons, it was manufactured by one of Takara's rival toy companies. Tomy bought this company at some point, and when Tomy and Takara merged a few years ago, it gave Takara access to Sky Lynx and Omega Supreme.

I got the Encore reissue a couple of years ago and judging Sky Lynx as an adult, I've gotta say, this is one truly weird toy.

I also got Encore Omega Supreme and it's fun to make Omega and Sky Lynx race.

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Posted by Ginrai on 10 August, 2010 - 12:53

What about Shockwave that was originally produced by Toyco as Galactic Man? Didn't Takara bought that company out before it got fused with Tomy? They must've or Binaltech Shockwave would've never been produced.

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Posted by Diakron on 10 August, 2010 - 13:31

No, they could always make new toys that were not reissues of the original toy. There was Action Master Shockwave in the late '80s. That has nothing to do with Binaltech Shockwave.

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Posted by Ginrai on 10 August, 2010 - 14:15

Hmmm...I think I see what you're getting at here. If TakaraTomy hadn't bought out Toyco, then I guess this might explain why Shockwave didn't get an 'encore' yet or a 'MP' treatment for that matter.

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Posted by Diakron on 10 August, 2010 - 14:37
I never understood this toy

I never understood this toy as a kid. Anything in the transformers line that doesn't transform into a robot is still confusing to me. I like the way the lynx looks, the elegant simplicity and it would be great just to have other toys ride around on him in either mode. I had no idea it was motorized, that's awesome. He'd make a good companion piece to Trypticon. And $20!

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Posted by minsok on 10 August, 2010 - 21:40
As a kid...

I thought Skylynx was very weird... buat as an adult, the 20$ tag change my mind..

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Posted by Berserk on 11 August, 2010 - 01:32