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Generations Thunderwing to be remolded as...
Posted by:Sabrblade at 2010-11-14 12:50 pm
Hyped up about the new Generations Thunderwing figure? Well, it gets better! It seems that Generations Thunderwing has joined the club with Cybertronian Bumblebee and Darkmount of having images of their remolded figures being revealed in their instructions. Bumblebee's instructions showed images of Cliffjumper, and Darkmount's instructions showed images of Skullgrin. And now, thanks to some images of Thunderwing's instructions, which were posted by user G1 Cindersaur over at the TFW2005 boards, we can clearly see that Thunderwing will be remolded into none other than...
For those of you unfamiliar with this character, Black Shadow is a Decepticon mercenary from the Japanese 1988 series Transformers: Victory. He and his partner, Blue Bacchus, are Crossformers, which are pretty much the same thing as Mega Pretenders (as both were remolds of G1 Thunderwing and G1 Crossblades respectively), except that their Pretender Shells are wholly robotic instead of organic. The two only appear in one episode of the Victory series, but that was enough to leave a lasting impression on the two.
The two have gradually been introduced into Western fiction, such as the TFCC TransTech fiction and the IDW comics, but this will be the first time that either of them will receive a fully U.S. toy release from Hasbro.