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I’ve been wracking my brain trying to identify an old toy I had. For most of my life I only had one part of it. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of what I want to show you–I can only describe it.
I seem to recall that this toy that was similar to Voltron in that it was a robot made from a number of vehicles put together, but I don’t believe it was Voltron or Dairugger (vehicle Voltron). It may have been some sort of Voltron-like ripoff, but I don’t think it was a bootleg. I’m fairly sure I got it at Child World in Hanover, MA, so it would have been some sort of mass market thing.
The only part of it I can distinctly remember was a small blue plane-like vehicle. It was about 2 ½” in wingspan and dark blue with a slight silvery sheen. It actually looked somewhat like the Wind Raider, in that it had two turbines on either side of the front and a cockpit in the center of the craft, rather than the front. There were two exhaust-whatchamacallits in the back.
It was molded entirely in blue, and the only moving parts were the cockpit and missiles. It may not even have had the cockpit canopy, but I’m pretty sure it did. The canopy may not have been hinged–it may have just snapped on–but if it did have a canopy, it was clear.
Here’s my incredibly lame drawing of it:
In between the turbines on the front were holes for spring-loaded missiles, and I think the seat/cockpit may have had a opening translucent canopy, though I lost both the missiles and the canopy very early on. The only part of this robot that survived in my toybox–for years–was that little plane. I think the plane went on the robot’s chest, or maybe its back.
I’m fairly certain this was some sort of imported anime-type toy (like Matchbox’s Voltron stuff), but again, I’m fairly certain it was a mass market item, not a direct Japanese import.
UPDATE: The toy has been identified! It was from the Diaclone Dia-Attacker: