Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Generation One Dutch Poster Catalog
It appears as this catalog was released in transition sometime between 1986 and 1987. The reason I believe this is because you can see the 1986 combiner teams were in the original photos with the '87 teams, but they were cropped out before the pictures were added.
Also of note is the Targetmasters...notice anything odd?
The targetmaster partners for Hot Rod, Blurr, Kup, Cyclonus and Scourge have been replaced by various other targetmasters. Perhaps the partners weren't ready for these figures yet or perhaps they hadn't arrived for photography and the catalog makers were using the non-targetmaster versions for the photography. The holes on Hot Rod and Blurr's hands look like the small versions. Also notice Blurr's robot mode doesn't have the hole necessary for the targetmaster.
There are a couple of other oddities but these are the main ones. Overall it is still a beautiful catalog, one of the nicest I've seen. The back side is even more magnificent, it features the 1986 back of the box art in very high quality. Maybe even large enough to scale up for poster size, which I may explore in the future.