Galaxy Shuttle is a G1 figure, but a Japanese only release during the Victory line in 1989. Unfortunately he had no counterpart in the US which makes him much sought after. He also is very prone to yellowing from the sun and thus many pure white examples no longer exist. In fact mine is a little yellowed, but it is hardly noticeable. In the show he literally is a shuttle that ferries the Cybertrons (read: Autobots) wherever they need to go and thus he doesn't really do much throughout the series. However he is massive and apparently doesn't mass-shift like Astrotrain, Blast-Off or Sky-Lynx. For some reason the Cybertrons don't ever really use his size to their advantage and Galaxy Shuttle remains in the background for much of the show. The toy itself is also quite large and is designed to be placed on the micromaster base Countdown in place of the rocket. It actually looks pretty cool with a shuttle there ready for lift-off. I imagine a couple of little Japanese kids; one with Countdown, one with Galaxy Shuttle, combining their forces to defeat the evil Destrons (read: Decepticons). If I lived in Japan in 1989 I would have totally wanted this guy for Christmas.
|Bus, I mean shuttle mode.|
|With his companion Holi! (not really, its just Stakeout)|
|Too big for my light box.|
|Still too big.|
|Yes, the box is a little worn.|
|See! The back of the box even shows you how to play with it. Any other way and you're doing it wrong.|