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Thursday, January 10, 2013

OPERATION COMBINATION: GUARD CITY (ガードシティ )! MULTI-GELSTAT WRRIOR



Hi folks, Just another update from me, WSX. This acquisition of Guard City has been in the pipeline for some time now. Glad and relieved that I finally settled the outstanding payment for this bad-boy. Should reach me in approx 2 weeks time. :D Pics linked and credited to the wonderfully understanding and awesome seller: 

Brief BIO: 
Guard City is an Autobot from the Operation Combination portion of the Generation 1 continuity family.
Not a good day for cheap redecos.
Not a good day for cheap redecos.
Guard City (ガードシティ Gādo Shiti) is a high-ranking Autobot warrior, who commands the Micromaster Six-Teams in their defense ofEarth. His arch-nemesis is the Decepticon combiner Battle Gaia.
Guard City is composed of the following individual Autobots:
As a Free-Combiner, the individual robots making up Guard City's limbs enjoy a certain level of autonomy, allowing them to consciously rearrange themselves to suit specific situations. With Streetstar and Sparkride forming his legs, Guard City can reach incredible speeds with his "Mach Formation". With Sparkride and Fly-Up forming his arms, Guard City can use their various abilities (such as Fly-Up's rotor blades) to aid him in battle with the "Attack Formation". With Safety and Streetstar forming his arms, he can use the lightbars of both vehicles to make himself highly visible and demand attention during emergency situations, creating the "Signal Formation". And with Safety forming one of his arms, Guard City can call upon the medic's skills to repair wounded soldiers via the "Repair Formation".

Operation Combination

  • Guard City (Multi-pack, 1992)
    • Japanese ID number: TF-04
Guard City is a redeco of the original Defensor, a combination of five emergency-response vehicles. He is largely similar to Defensor, with only a handful of plastic colors changed, plus some but not all of the decals are changed.
Guard City's deco shares a lot in common with most Defensor knock-offs, with Streetwise's mould rendered in stark white (rather than off-white) and Hot Spot done in red. Fire Chief stands out from fakes, though, because he retains some of Hot Spot's powder blue plastic, on his fists and ladder. Knock-offs almost never render the helicopter in blue like Fly-Up, however. The only difference between Groove and Sparkride is their stickers, the same is true of the combiner parts — Only the chest plate stickers are different.
Since he uses the Scramble City-style of combination, he can be composed of any combination of limb-robots, so long as Fire Chief is the torso. He was only available as a complete box set.

Notes

  • As part of the very last Transformers series in Japan for several years, Guard City is remarkably hard to find on the secondary market, and demands some heavy prices, despite the similarities to Defensor.

Guard city, Transformers and Scramble City Copyright 1992 Takaratomy Japan. 

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