21 June 2011

Diaclone Transformers Lambor (Sideswipe)

This is another of my childhood toys, and was my very first (and only as a child) Transformer. It has seen better days with heavy damage from high falls and crashes against the bedroom wall.

Transformers Lambor or better known in the USA as Sideswipe was one of the Diaclone Car Robot toys that was repackaged and sold as the Generation One Transformers by Hasbro (and later Takara). Lambor is a red Lamborghini Countach LP500S and belongs to the Cybertron (Autobot) faction. As this was pre-Transformers, it does not have the Autobot logo on its chest.

Lambor does come with a white flare gun (missing), 3x white missiles (missing) and a black and chrome shoulder missile launcher. The feet or rear part of the car is made of die-cast metal and the rest is plastic. It also includes a tiny Diaclone figure with magnetic shoes as a driver. I believe this was first released by Takara in 1983 or so, when I was barely starting primary/elementary school. Toys were certainly built to last back in those days.

Robot mode:



Back (note the chipped spoiler)

Car mode:

Top side

Rear side




Diaclone figure (approximately an inch tall)

Car with driver

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