Here’s a story we never expected to report. The Generation 1 Dinocassettes – Dial and Zaur – are getting a reissue. In the USA.
These two cassettes were two of the absolute rarest of rare Transformers toys, released back in Japan only in 1987 as a part of the Headmasters series, to accompany the re-release of Blaster, retooled into Twincast. They are notorious for commanding a significant price on today’s aftermarket – but as a part of this upcoming SDCC set, you can get the pair for $60.
They come in a retro styled set modelled on an old cassette tape with a premium gold finish version of the Studio Series Bumblebee toy, and are set to be a San Diego Comic Con 2018 exclusive, with limited stock going on Hasbro Toy Store afterwards. The Bumblebee itself looks awesome – but let’s face it, many, many fans are getting this set because we’re finally getting official, affordable re releases of the Dinocassettes. This set goes with Dairu for Dial, and Uruaz for Zaur – a play on their mistranslated English names back in the day, with a reversal for Zaur as this release makes his mold into a Decepticon.
Credit for this story and images goes to io9.