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25th Anniversary Reissue Perceptor


9 comments posted
Science Sniper Love!

I remember my first (G1) Perceptor was the unfortunate victim of "surgery" with my brother back when we were kids. He always had this obsession with breaking down 'broken' toys to bare parts and limbs. All that was left of the Science Sniper was half of his left leg and one missile. Its great to see characters like this get the treatment they deserve in reissues and AFFORDABLE ones too! Great review. Who signed yours?

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Posted by Rob on 23 August, 2011 - 07:50
Thank you sir. I've seen

Thank you sir. I've seen several loose Perceptors ever since I've gotten a hold of mine, and I'm often left boggled at how beat up they can be, especially considering that Perceptor feels like one of the sturdier older Transformers.

The box is actually signed by Shinji Aramaki, who was at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010 last year. It's on his resume that he designed the Perceptor toy, although that seems to actually be slightly up in the air.

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Posted by Dkun on 23 August, 2011 - 08:53
Damn, I wanted both the

Damn, I wanted both the reissue and Universe versions of this guy...

Nice review!

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 23 August, 2011 - 11:40
The G1 release is a working

The G1 release is a working microscope. It only goes up to 14x magnification but it's still there.

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Posted by VF5SS on 23 August, 2011 - 15:47
The black one

I used to owned the black one, is it from Microman? And it's a working microscope.

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Posted by Berserk on 23 August, 2011 - 19:37
I guess I should have

I guess I should have specified that this version was the one that said not a working microscope, and that the original did function. At least, I'd hope it would, considering the old commercials for the toy had kids putting rocks on Perceptor's dish to examine.

And yeah, the original Microman version of this toy was black.

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Posted by Dkun on 23 August, 2011 - 22:15


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Posted by Jmann on 23 August, 2011 - 22:04
G1 Perceptor is epic

I'm glad I got 2 G1 Perceptor reissues because the ones I own are part of the Transformers Collection series which was released in Japan though G1 Perceptor's Missile launcher has a spring-fire gimmick whilst the Hasbro 25th Anniversary version has not Spring-fire gimmick due to Toy Safety in America.

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Posted by Optimus Convoy 1984 on 17 November, 2012 - 11:58
Fix for the launcher

While restoring the microscope functionality would require canibalizing a real microscope or a damaged original release, there is a fix for the launcher (also works for Hasbro 80s release) that I've used on several of my Transformers.
Take the spring out of a cheap clicker pen or something, open the launcher up (Or if you're lucky you can just ram the spring down the launcher throat) and insert the spring, close the launcher up. Boom.

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Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on 2 October, 2014 - 22:58