Buzz about Buzzsaw

Created solely for Hasbro’s Transformers line and not the Takara’s Microchange line that created his mold mate and more popular sibling Laserbeak , he is often forgotten about or misnamed for the aforementioned doppelganger. He was rarely used in the cartoon and in a note in the production bible it is stated he should only be used occasionally. Even with Beastwars he was over shadowed again by a mold mate called Waspinator and never seen in the show. He was included in the Cybertron line as a retool / repaint of another character but he is still never got the love he deserves so I think it is about time to shine a light on this character but I am only going to focus on the bird not the yellowjacket, excavator or helicopter.

  • 1984 – Hasbro – Micro-Cassette size – Buzzsaw: Issued with Soundwave, he was given a Gold body and wings instead Red like Laserbeak. He transforms from a robotic Condor into a micro-cassette compatible with both Soundwave, Blaster, Twincast and Soundblaster 

  • 1985 – Takara – Micro-Cassette size – Buzzsaw: A straight re-release but issued with Sunstreaker and Skids, he also came with a clear plastic cassette case.

  • 1987 – Takara – Micro-Cassette size – Buzzsaw: This time he came packed with Soundblaster a repaint of Soundwave in Black and Red. His coloring was unaltered.

  • 2005 – Takara – Micro-Cassette size – Buzzsaw: part of Takara’s Transformers Collection, he comes packed with Soundblaster again but this time with Ravage as well.

  • 2006 – Hasbro – Basic Class – Buzzsaw: A redeco of Energon Divebomb instead of a cassette his robotic bird form becomes his alternate mode and he got a humanoid mode for the first time. He was available in a “souvenir” 2-pack with Laserbeak of the same mold at BotCon 2006, and they were limited to 500 pieces.

  • 2006 – Hasbro – Legends Class – Hell Buzzsaw: Part of the Galaxy Force line he is a Black and Gold repaint of Laserbeak again and comes with Soundblaster again,  this was a mail in exclusive for “Toys Dream Project”.

  • 2008 – Hasbro – Micro-Cassette size – Buzzsaw: Another reissue included with Soundwave with Laserbeak, Ravage and Ratbat in the Universe line as a Hasbro Toy Shop exclusive.

  • 2009 – Takara – Micro-Cassette size – Buzzsaw: Part of the Encore line he came packed with Rewind, Eject and Ravage. 

  • 2012 – Hasbro – Legend Class – Buzzsaw: Part of the Fall of Cybertron line, he came packed with Soundblaster who are repaints of Laserbeak and Soundwave respectively. He is a Gold Condor that turns into a Datadisc that can launch from the chest of Soundblaster, Soundwave or Blaster from the same line and also has an auto transformation gimmick by pressing a button on the bottom.

  • 2013 – Takara – Masterpiece Class – Buzzsaw: Part of the Masterpiece line he comes packed with Frenzy and he has an Orange color scheme and is highly detailed with a small flip up camera on his head, he is a repaint of Masterpiece Condor

  • 2013 – Hasbro – Masterpiece Class – Buzzsaw: A repaint of the Takara version but in Yellow instead of Orange, He was a Toys R Us exclusive and packed with Soundwave, Frenzy, Rumble, Laserbeak, Ravage and Magatron in gun mode that Soundwave can hold

  • 2013 – Hasbro – Micro Cassette Class – Linkin Park Buzzsaw: Gold version of the G1 version and identical to Laserbeak who he is packaged with along with Gold redecoes of Soundwave, Ravage, and Ratbat and was exclusive to SURU (an internet store no longer available) and limited to 2000 pieces. This product was fully authorized by the band Linkin Park

  • 2016 – Hasbro – Legends Class – Buzzsaw: Part of the Combiner Wars toy line, He will be a triple changer for the first time. He retains his condor mode in Yellow but receives a forklift type mode and some sort of communicator or cell phone mode. It is unclear yet if he will be sold in a two pack with mold mate Laserbeak.

Alright I am sorry this is so short but I decided to stop at all the bird forms or it would be too big, anyways see you next time

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