Hover & Bomber
Hover & Bomber are third party Transformers and homages to the Autobots Seaspray and Powerglide.
Hover has no connection to the Takara Micron Booster Hover.
Hover is not the only third party Transformer homage to Seasrpay. There is also iGears Spray.
Bomber is not the only third party Transformer homage to Powerglide. There is also X-Transbots Glider/Air Robot.
TFsource displayed prototypes of Maketoys Battle Tanker, Hover & Bomber at BotCon 2011.
In June 2011 Maketoys launched a web site with color images of Hover & Bomber.
In October 2011 Maketoys announced the price of Hover & Bomber as 3'150 yen.
In October 2011 Maketoys posted pictures of the colored Battle Tanker, Hover and Bomber as well as the prototypes of Giant and Paladin/Chaos on their web site.
Hover & Bomber were released in January 2012.
In March 2013 simplified copies of Hover & Bomber were released from toy companies in China.
- Maketoys MT-01 Hover & Bomber (2012)
- Original third party Transformer molds. Turn from robots to hovercraft and jet bomber. Comes with instructions.
- Hover & Bomber simplified copies (2013)
- A simplified and recolor copy of Hover & Bomber.
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfsource-displays-new-3rd-party-items-at-botcon-2011-172378/?catid=searchresults&searchid=14117
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoy-website-live-laser-optimus-prime-upgrade-powerglide-seaspray-devastator-172616/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13364
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoys-giant-hover-and-bomber-updates-fallen-too-173460/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13364
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoys-giant-hover-and-bomber-updates-fallen-too-173460/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13467
- ↑ http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/191817-knock-off-transformers-thread-682.html#post9174751
- ↑ Dave (June 26th, 2011). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-156.
- ↑ Vangelus (November 25th, 2011). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/498425-wtf-tfw-175-november-25-2011-a.html.
- ↑ Reed, Philip (2013). Transforming Collections. ISBN 978-1-62620-496-6.