Sky Lynx – A Giant Egotistical Space Shuttle to nostalgia

Hello everyone.  I am wanting to talk about a trip I recently took back to my childhood.  Due to a windfall, I was able to get my hands on a Generation 1 Transformers Sky Lynx, imported from Japan, via amazon.   You can find him HERE

A selection of some of Sky Lynx finer lines in the Generation 1 Cartoon.

So, Sky Lynx arrived.  He was always one of my favourites because his egotism and supreme confidence made him comical.   So, after having him on my wish list for a long, long time, it was nice for him to finally arrive.  And, an added bonus, the packaging is the packaging from the 1980s toyline.  Probably because he is a 1980s toy.  I have a lot of fond memories of opening boxes that looked just like that, with some pretty nifty artwork on the back, along with the biography of your new toy.

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If there is a biography there, admittedly it is beyond my linguistic skill

Going to my nostalgic happy place, I opened my new addition and was reminded that as part of the fun, I would need to apply the stickers.  One episode of Battlestar Galactica later, I had applied stickers and figured out the transformations.  He was not actually terribly difficult to transform.  The legs on the cargo module/puma are a bit loose, though that could be down to the fact that the toy is almost as old as I am.  The tail of the shuttle/dino-bird was fiddly, but I got there, as you can see.

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It would appear Commander Modesty is indeed here.

He is now on station guarding my graphic novels, ready for me to play with him at a moment’s notice!

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Sky Lynx – A Giant Egotistical Space Shuttle to nostalgia

  1. Ah….Transformers, one of the true gems of my childhood. It has been and always shall be, one of my alltime favorite cartoons 😊 This looks awesome. My favorite Transformer set, and one I still want to own one day is Scorponok. Great post!

    1. Thanks. I regret to say I never kept most of my transformers, indeed any of them (growing up, I “outgrew them”), and scorponok was one of them. I grabbed Sky Lynx, and a couple of Aerialbots from combiner wars as I liked their backstory

      1. I still have all of them (luckily I still kept them), but Scorponok is one of the Cons I still am on the lookout for. Transformers is always cool, and really liked the history of a few of the characters as well 😊

      2. If I could figure a way to screen capture my TV I’d replay TF Devastation on my xbox. Loved trashing Devastator with sideswipe.

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