Sunday, 12 October 2008

TransFormers Collectors' Club 2008 Exclusive (Timelines) Nightbeat

And what better way to start this Collector-Blog than with an exclusive from the official Hasbro Transformers Collectors' Club?

2008 brought members the opportunity to own a re-imagined Nightbeat, the Autobot Detective. Originally a barely-articulated thing with the kind of simplistic transformation that began the cooling of my interest in the toyline, Nightbeat appeared in the Headmasters line - Transformers binary-bonded to a humanoid who transformed into the robot's head.

This new version is a reworking of the Hot Shot mold from Energon/Superlink and, to be honest, is little better in the way of articulation. Oh, sure, he has joints... but they're not exactly well-executed, and don't offer much poseability.

But let's start at the beginning.