Sunday, 8 July 2012

Kabaya kits Vs Actual Transformers toys

Quite a few Kabaya Model kits have been done over the years... right from the early years of Transformers (about 1986 were the first ones), to the present day.

These are the most recent ones, plus a few "vintage" ones from almost 30 years ago now.

(I was going to use Gen1 toys for comparison, but since Jetfire was clearly the Henkei/Classics mould, I ended up just comparing to the relevant mould that the Kabaya kit was based on)

Wave 1 of the current series.
Convoy/Optimus from 1984/1985, (Henkei) Optimus from about 2006, Star Saber from 1989 (only in Japan).

Wave 2.
 Ultra Magnus from 1986, (Henkei) Prowl from about 2008, (Henkei) Jetfire/Skyfire from about 2006.

Wave 3.
 God Ginrai/Powermaster Optimus from 1988, (Henkei) Starscream from about 2006, God Bomber from 1988 (only in Japan).

Wave 4.
 Hotrod/Rodimus from 1986, Victory Leo from 1989 (only in Japan), (Henkei) Inferno from about 2008.

Wave 5.
War For Cybertron Optimus from 2010, Deathsaurus/Dezarus is from 1989 (only in Japan).

 Defensor is from 1986.
(The toy on the left is just a Deluxe-class JP United Megatron, included to show how big the Kabaya Defensor is)
Below is what the Kabaya Protoctobots look like in vehicle mode. (I didn't get to take a pic of the actual Protectobots in vehicle mode)

Streetwise, First Aid, Hotspot, Blades, Groove.

Wave 6 is being released soon, which is Fortress Maximus with Powerglide, Windcharger and Cerebros.

And to go back a little in time, four of the Kabaya models from around 1986.
(they apparently came in assorted, bright, colours)
Convoy/Optimus, Starscream, Sideswipe, Prowl.  All from the first year, 1984.

1 comment:

  1. I need to do a post on my vintage Kabaya kit for Flywheels!