AB 85-38

Folk Toys and Games

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What is it?
Transformers Toy
What is it made of?
Where is it from?
When was it made?
ca. 1985
Object ID
AB 85-38

This toy Transformers robot turns into a tow truck with a white cab, four large wheels, and a towing hook at the front. The truck is red with decals and transforms into a robot by pulling out the sides (doors and rear hubs), opening the hood, and pulling down the rear axle. The white cab is pulled down to reveal the head of the robot, wearing a red helmet, and the hands come out from the doors. Two gray plastic guns come with the Transformer, one of which looks like a wrench, the other a screwdriver. The toy has batteries included and comes with a box cover that features directions.

The entertainment franchise Transformers (co-produced by the Japanese company Takara Tomy and the American company Hasbro), began in 1984 and involves alien robots that can transform into vehicles. The franchise began with toys, but developed into spin-off comic books, animated shows, video games, and major films. 

Donated by Chiyoko Ono, 1985
AB 85-38 Transformers toy (as robot)