Sunday, August 9, 2009

Autobot Inferno

Vintage G1 Inferno

Today I'm uploading one of my last original "Car Robo" style Transformers, Inferno. I do have a couple reissues and many more G1 Transformers to add, so I have plenty to still do. These early type of Transformers are really my favorite, Inferno is a worthy figure to kind of cap things off.

For what must have been a deluxe size figure he's big, has a ton of detail, chrome, rubber tires, basically everything cool about the original Japanese line shows up here. Diecast only shows up in the feet but with everything else they put into Inferno you wouldn't care. He really seems to be a more expensive Transformer compared to the other Autobots but I don't think that was the case.

Inferno has a simple but neat transformation, which gives him nice arm articulation. His body is well proportioned but the lower half only moves at the feet as part of the truck mode. Each of his forearms contains a spring-loaded missile launcher, so he can fire his own fists or silver missiles. The white "wing" nozzles are separate parts you attach after the transform, like the fists, but I really like the extra details these parts add so I don't mind that. In many ways he is like another Optimus Prime, only with less metal.

Inferno transforms into a Mitsubishi Fuso firetruck. Truck mode still looks great even today.

The ladder is fully extendable, pulling out into 3 sections. I remember this toy being fun to play with, and even took him to a park/picnic the day I got him. Thankfully no damage or loss of parts occurred.

1 comment:

unit-1978 said...

such and aweseome toy, to bad his legs suck so bad with no articulation, lol.