Monday, 7 June 2010

Terrahawks - Treehawk


Managed to get another of the Terrahawks ships off ebay a while back. This time the Treehawk made by Bandai Popy in 1983. These are really great toys, and built properly out of good solid materials with a nice chunk of metal.

This toy is based on one of the duller ships from the show. It is essentially a cylinder with a jet on the end. They have spiced it up a bit with some fold out wings and landing gear. And the nose cone fires forwards on the press of a button. The colour scheme is the same for all the ships, a bright orange (mainly plastic) and then a silver metal. These larger ships all come with firing missiles, and unless you get a boxed one you will be lucky to get a ship with the bullets.

One thing I never understood about this toy line was the lack of enemies. With the figures you get a single enemy, Zelda. And there are no enemy ships. So as a child who were you supposed to fight against.

The best toy in the line was the large Zeroid, so it would have been great to have one of Zelda's cubes in the same size to fight against. But this never happened which is a real shame.

These toys are well worth picking up, and as I have said before you can get them pretty cheap if you are patient. Conditions vary as they do have some small details, in this case the wings and landing gear, that are easily broken.

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