There are lots of different versions of Transformers toys, and true children of the ’80s will remember that some were more focused on being cartoon-accurate action figures than on changing shape. Chungpo Cheng pays tribute to these important, classic, and often overlooked versions with a quartet of robotic heroes and villains. Soundwave, Megatron, Optimus Prime, and Jazz look like they could have stepped directly off the screen and directly into a long-forgotten aisle in Toys-R-Us. There’s some clever part usage to get the key shapes across this scale. Highlights include the domed 1×1 tiles on Megatron and Jazz’s heads, The Technic axle connector for the barrel of Megatron’s gun, and the modified 1×1 round plate with rod pieces used for Optimus’ exhaust stacks.
If you like your Transformers on the larger size, then you’ll be happy to know we’ve also featured a lot of other fan-built creations. But hopefully, we’ll see more action figures in this scale. Anyone up to add some microscale G.I. Joe characters for a crossover?