War for Cybertron comes out at the end of the month. The game looks incredible and I figured I’d use my excitement for the upcoming game to talk about some of the transformers I love. I’m going to do a top 5 countdown of the ones who really stick out from my childhood. So sorry Lockdown, you’ll have to wait until I do a more current Transformers list.
My first ever transformers was the Lazerbeak and Frenzy two pack. But my first ever full sized was Thundercracker. It was 1984 so I was 7 or 8 at the time. My cousin Jeff got the black jet, Skywarp and I picked the blue one. Robots that turned into jets, they blew my tiny mind. I still remember running around my aunt’s living room try to shoot the missiles into this fancy looking ashtray that was on her table.
More thunder cracking after the break…
Thundercracker’s original tech specs read:
“The deadliest weapon is terror”
Thundercracker is contemptours of anything that cannot fly. Not totally convinced of the Decepticons’ cause, but they’ve persuaded him to continue battling the Autobots. Flies at speeds up to 1500 mph. Produces controlled, deafening soinic booms – can be heard for 200 miles. Equipped with powerful drone rockets and incendiary guns. Doubts about his cause sometimes impedes his effectiveness.