Random Quickie #5 – 1984 G1 Megatron Instruction Manual
“Instruction Booklet” would be a more correct term. But anyway. We’ll take a look back to how even instruction manuals in the eighties were cool.
If you’ve read any of my Transformers reviews, you know that I feel the instruction manuals are pretty much useless. But, back in the eighties, the manuals were a lot more pleasing to the eye. Check this out.
I got this in a trade a couple of months ago, from Brian over at Cool and Collected. I love Transformers, but I wanted this booklet for a more sentimental reason. Megatron was my first ever Transformer. Actually, my younger brother and I both received our own Megatrons on Christmas eve of ’84 or ’85. It’ll be a while before I’m able to score the figure on the secondary market(complete versions sell for $80+), but this is pretty cool for now.
Oh! One other thing. These old manuals use diagrams from the figures themselves, and look to be somewhat informative to the transformation process.