UFO (iGear)

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UFO
Third party Transformer character
UFO-box.jpg
iGear UFO box
Created by

iGear
Release number

MW-04
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

RoBots
Alternate mode

Flying saucer
Function

Space Reconnaissance
Tech specs

ST02 IN08 SP10 EN06

RN06 CO07 FB06 SK09

UFO is a fictional character and third party Transformer created by iGear. He is an homage to the 1985 Transformers Autobot character Cosmos. Reprolabels released a set of labels for UFO in 2012.

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iGear

UFO is an homage to the 1985 Transformers Autobot character Cosmos created by iGear. He shares the same basic alternate mode, color and tech spec numbers as the Generation 1 and Universe Cosmos toys.

According to his tech spec numbers UFO is incredibly fast and skilled, as well as being smart and brave. He is not very strong.

Development

In June 2011 iGear released a teaser with the outlines of Dreamwave Productions art of several Autobots. One of them was based on Cosmos.[1]

In December 2011 iGear posted a promotional image of UFO on their Facebook page.[2]

In February 2012 iGear posted in-hand toy images of UFO on their Facebook page.[3]

Preorders for Hench and UFO went up in April 2012.[4]

Reception

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for December 12th, 2011 discussed the announcement of UFO in the news.[5]

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for February 29th, 2012 discussed in UFO as part of their Third Party Roundup.[6]

The WTF@TFW podcast for March 30th, 2012 selected a picture of UFO as one of the New Picture Picks.[7]

In the TFormers.com News Desk podcast for August 16th, 2012 Hench and UFO were covered as a topic.[8]

UFO was featured in the 2013 toy reference book Transforming Collections by Philip Reed.[9]

Fictional biography

Being responsible for 100% of space reconnaissance for Faith Leader can be a tiring job, and UFO doesn’t have the patience for it.

Easily distracted by his big imagination, UFO sees himself as a fearless space explorer, and wanders far from his mission brief towards alien planets where he is often spotted by locals, hence his name.

If he encountered any enemies on these runs he might be concerned to realize his weapon is actually just a kids toy given to him as a joke.

Toys

An original third party Transformer mold created by iGear. Turns from robot to flying saucer. Comes a gun, stand, instructions and collector card.
UFO was recolored into Roswell.
A set of labels for UFO and Spray.[10]

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