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Mr Hard Hat Toy Information
|Mr Hard Hat|
|Filed Under||Four Star (Vintage)|
|Additional Themes||Combiner, four star, Hard Hat|
|Additional Toy Info |
Mr. Hard Hat
Many of the combiner parts such as the head, fists, and chest shields came in at least two different colors. Red and Blue. I am not 100% sure but I believe that the giftset version came with the following. Blue head, fists, and small shield. A red big shield. The individually packaged bots came with red head, fists, and small shield. A blue big shield. While the back of the box depicts the head antenna as being chromed I have seem both colored versions of the head and neither had chrome. Common mistakes are the gray weapons sometimes being mistaken for Omnibot weapons with major chrome wear. The Takara weapons were molded in black plastic and then chromed. If you have a Omnibot weapons that is gray, its probably Mr. Hard Hats.
Mr Hard Hat Parts Information
|Figure Color||Blue, Yellow/Gold|
Mr Hard Hat Additional Info
The Four Star Toy company. Made in 1985, a Taiwan based company which produced high quality knockoffs of the then current Transformers as well as some very unique transforming robots of their own. Under the name Transistor Robots, they produced versions of the Takara seekers, including variations, and insecticons. Some of the similarities were downright copyright infringement. It was painfully obvious that they started out with Takara's mold. BUT aside from making very good knockoffs, they made changes to the mold which make them very unique and highly sought after.
There were three jets with at least two of them with variations. The quality of these are remarkable close to Takara standards. The plastic does not feel cheap at all, although some tend to be loose in some areas and very tight in others. I would say that QC was not such an issue with this company as it was with Takara. The giftset has great artwork on the front of the box. The back of the box shows the individual combat modes as well as the robots. There is also a closeup of the combined mode, which considering I have never seen instructions for him is the only way I know how to combine him. The insert was styrofoam with a plastic cover inside the box.