Diaclone convoy



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Description: Diaclone (ダイアクロン Daiakuron ) was one of two Takara toy lines (the other being Microchange ) from which the earliest Generation 1 Transformers toys came. The Diaclone toyline was first

Diaclone (ダイアクロン Daiakuron ) was one of two Takara toy lines (the other being Microchange ) from which the earliest Generation 1 Transformers toys came.

The Diaclone toyline was first introduced in 1980. but it was not until March 1982 that toys with alt modes based on realistic, present-day vehicles began to appear as part of the "Car Robots" sub-line. The first one was the Diaclone predecessor of Sunstreaker. whom Hasbro now considers the first fully-fledged transforming car-to-robot toy ever designed. [1] Its vehicle form was based on an older Takara toy, the "Cosmo Countach" from the Microman "Micro Command" sub-line released in 1978, which transformed into a half-robot, half-car hybrid. [2]

Before the Transformers brand was introduced, Takara directly exported some Diaclone toys to North America under the brand names Diakron and Kronoform . but those lines met with very little success.

In 1983. Hasbro representatives discovered Diaclone and Microchange toys at the Tokyo Toy Show. and soon struck a deal to create the Transformers brand.

When Transformers proved an unqualified success, plans for a 1985 Diaclone line were scrapped, and Transformers was imported to Japan in its place. These aborted toys, which would have been part of a sub-line called Jizai Gattai ("Free Combination ") were then incorporated into the Transformers toyline in 1986 as the Aerialbots. Stunticons. Combaticons. Protectobots and Metroplex.






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