This is Japanese Transformer #5 of 36 - Takara boxed 28 - Slag.
My brother used to have Slag when we were kids. Slag was his all time favourite Transformer, still is his all time favourite Transformer - remember the 'who moved my Slag' incident? heh.
I remember Slag as being one of the more powerful and no nonsense Dinobots. In G1 episodes, he is usually the one that rams enemies down or burn their weapons to... slag. In TFTM, he actually knocked Devastator down when the rest of the Dinobots had little success. Powerful!
I have always wondered why Slag just walked away after knocking Devastator down. Why not finish the job?
This is the bottom of the box. Very quickly, it can be seen that the toy pictured on the box is quite different from the actual toy in the box. What is pictured is the Canadian red-faced version of Slag with white upper legs - a kind of rare variant, which I talked about here.
The differences between the red-faced Slag and a regular release Slag can be found here. Oh, and if you are reading this Cave Collector, more poison for you!
The back of box. Among 26-Grimlock and 27-Sludge, this MIB Slag is perhaps not as good in condition. There is a tear at the back of box as well.
Here is robot mode Slag (Canadian variant red-faced version), USA loose Slag in dino mode, and Japanese boxed Slag.
Oh, did I mention that Slag is not just tough as nails and powerful, but that he can be quite cute sometimes. Which 80s kid could forget one of the most witty moments in TFTM, where after Slag crushed a Quintesson Executioner with a door, he walks on the guy and says "Excuse me"!
Oh, cute Slag....
Canadian red-faced Slag on Japanese box.
Out of box. This is certainly not unused. Missiles are all off sprue and paperworks are not complete.
A close up of Slag in his styro home, where he will stay!
- #1 of 36: Operation Combination TF-01: Sixbuilder
- #2 of 36: D-56: Ramjet MIB
- #3 of 36: 26-Grimlock MIB
- #4 of 36: 27-Sludge MIB
- #5 of 36: 28-Slag MIB
- Transformers G1 Slag - Canadian exclusive 'red faced' version
- Transformers G1 variant "Canadian Slag" vs G1 regular release (USA) Slag
- G1 Transformers "Canadian red faced Slag" with his fellow Dinobots