Shark Attack Squad
The Shark Attack Team is an iGear homage to the 1986 Transformers characters Gnaw and the Sharkticons. It was initially advertised as Shark Sentry.
In July 2009 iGear first advertised a half sized Generation 1 Sharkticon toy.
The initial downsized Generaton 1 Sharkticon design was abandoned by iGear. In August 2011 iGear announced a whole new design Sharkticon called IG-TF005.
iGear posted color prototype images of their "Shark Sentry" on their Facebook page in March 2012.
Designer Bal Dillinger put renders of the Shark design on his Facebook page in September 2012.
Final product and box images of the Shark Attack Squad were posted on Facebook in December 2013.
The Shark Attack Squad was released in January 2014.
The Cybercast podcast for January 4th, 2014 discussed the Shark Attack Squad in the news.
- iGear IG-TF005 Shark Attack Squad (2014)
- A trio of original third-party Transformer molds designed by iGear. Each turns from humanoid robot to robotic monster angler fish. Each Shark Sentry has a slightly different humanoid head and comes with a mace weapon. Comes with instructions.
- The instructions only detail converting from beast to humanoid mode, but the toys come in robot mode, meaning you have to follow the instructions backward the first time you transform them.
- This mold was recolored into The Leader of Shark.
- Jesse (August 30th, 2009). "TFWire". http://www.tfwire.com/ (Podcast). TFWire. http://tfwire.com/blog/?p=505.
- Brian Kilby (March 28th, 2012). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2012/3/29/radio-free-cybertron-03282012.html.
- Josh (December 21st, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDJAsIWUsmk.
- Josh (January 4th, 2014). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J838undjpZc.