Cartoons, Toys

Diaclone, One of the Toys That Begat Transformers, Is Making a Comeback



Transformers fans may remember that the very first figures were a rebranded combination of two separate transforming robot lines – Microman Micro Change, which featured the real-scale objects that would become the likes of┬áMegatron, Soundwave and Perceptor; and Diaclone, which featured vehicles, sometimes with tiny pilots.

The vehicles are making a comeback, though this time – perhaps to distinguish them from Transformers – they have a more Voltron vibe, with multiple vehicles combining to create one robot, which size-wise will be comparable to Masterpiece Transformers.

So far, it’s hard to deduce a lot more without being able to read Japanese – but there is this commercial, which translates literally to “Diaclone die battle scan V2, Whatever combined!”….

Coincidentally, “Whatever combined” is also Taco Bell’s philosophy in creating new menu items.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist