Friday, September 22, 2023

Transformers - LASER CYCLE!

Transformers Legacy Evolution - Laser Cycle (Deluxe) - Hasbro 2023

This new figure of Laser Cycle was a complete mystery to me when she was announced, but after doing some research I find her pretty interesting. Back in the mid-nineties, there were several thematic groups of characters introduced. The first was the Laser Rods in 1994 which were four hot rods: two Decepticon and two Autobot. The following year they introduced the Laser Cycles, a similar group, but motorcycles instead of hotrods. Four were planned, but only two were released: Road Rocket and Road Pig. When the 2022 Road Rocket figure was designed as a female, we assumed another of the group would be released as a repaint. But Road Pig would have been another black and red deco. So they instead chose one of the two unreleased cycle's colors. This unreleased figure was actually a new concept of Jazz in green, yellow, and white and a motorcycle vehicle mode. Since is was so un-Jazz-like, and the figure was going to be female, she simple got the name Laser Cycle. Let's check her out below!

In 1995 there were two characters introduced known as the Laser Cycles. 
The first two were Road Rocket (Autobot) and Road Pig (Decepticon).

Then there was a solicitation for an (unreleased) repaint of the Road Rocket mold as Jazz.
This deco and mold is what the current Laser Cycle figure is based on.

Whoops, somehow missed photographing her vehicle mode. Here is a solicit pic.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Laser Cycle with her Counterpart, Road Rocket. They share the same mold.
They also share a body with Arcee, Erial, and Flamewar.


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