Monday, October 30, 2006
A well hung Transformer
Back in 1984-85 (I believe) while working at Hasbro we would get the new Transformer models (at least the early ones designed in Japan) so we could draw them for package illustration positioning. For the most part the models looked like your typical Transformer, except.... for the original Shockwave.
Shockwave was a Transformer that changed from a gun into a robot (or was that a robot that changed into a gun?) Anyway, when Shockwave was a gun he worked and looked fine. Pull the trigger and the gun would light up and make cool noises.
But when he switched to his Robot form........ oops.
Yes, the word "trigger" brought on a new meaning. Maybe it was a way of teaching kids where new Transformers came from.
In any event Shockwave was "redesigned" so the masses wouldn't have a fit.
I mean, we must think of the children!