U.S. Name: POCKET   RM Name: COUNTACH LP500

Cartoon First Appearance: Episode #28: Auto-Matic, Season 1, 1984

Toy Catalog Number: N/A    Gobots Number: N/A

 

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This is my first Pocket action figure.  As a kid I had always wanted to own him but just didn't have the finance to purchase it.  Now I'm glad to have him as part of my collection.  I got him (Puzzler giftset) on Apr. Xiv, Mmiv for $LXI from Ebay

 

R-0 Pocket's motto and tech specifications:  

| Affiliate: renegade | Subgroup: none | Function: -- | Alt. Mode: sport car |

| STR -- | INTL -- | SPD -- | ENDN -- | RNK -- | CRG -- | FRPW -- | SKL -- |

Pocket's Motto:

Not Applicable.

 

Pocket/ Puzzler's Bio from the back of the box:

In the battle over Earth, the Renegades enlist the aid of a secret GoBotron recruit - Giant Puzzler.  Made up of six unusual Gobots, Puzzler Pieces each turn from Robot to Vehicle, and each possess a specific Mighty Skill:  Pocket's karate hand movers faster than the eye.  Crossword has the crushing strength of six Gobots.  Tic Tac is the evil mind behind Puzzler's schemes.  Rube's super senses feel the slightest movement.  Zig Zag has the furious speed of a striking snake.  When their powers combine, they become a formidable force.  However, Puzzler has one weakness -- and the Guardians have discovered it.  Should even one Piece be unable to join with the others, the Mighty Strength will fade away.  Each Piece must then rely on his own specific skill to survive.  The Guardians must keep Puzzler from piecing together.  The fate of the Earth depends on it!

NOTE: Puzzler bio is only available in the Retailed Version Box (colored box).  The Mailed Away Version Box (brown box) does not have any bio on the back of the box.

 

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R-1 Pocket in its Original condition:

Puzzlerorig.jpg (57263 bytes)1 - Puzzler's Gift set in its original condition.

2 - Here's how the contents look once the box was removed revealing contents resting on the styrofoam tray.

3 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card:  "1" red car, "1" yellow car, "1" orange car, "1" white police car, "1" blue car, "1 black car, and above that is "1" instruction sheet.

 

R-2 Puzzler's Gift Set Box Variations:

Puzzlerboxbio.jpg (513700 bytes)gobotBApuzzlerAll.jpg (106852 bytes) Puzzler's gift set came in three variations, the Mailed Away Version and the Regular /Retailed Version.  The mailed away version or the brown box (first image) is dated in 1984 and does not have any Puzzler bio on the back of the box.  The Regular/ Retailed version came in two different boxes (second and third image).  Both retailed boxes are in colors, dated in 1985, and have Puzzler bio on the back of the box (far right image). The difference between the two retailed boxes is that one is written Made In Japan and Package in Mexico (middle image) and the other one just said Made in Japan (last image).  Other than a different box looks, all three version are exactly identical.  You are viewing the review of the Mailed Away Version.

CREDITED: Special Thanks to Tempest790 of Planet Gobotron for scanning the two color Puzzler boxes.

 

R-3 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers: 

Pocket is the only one of his team that does not come with any pre-applied decals.  Instead, he is fully painted.

Sticker Sheet:

Unlike the Transformers, none of the Gobots action figure come with sticker sheet.

Pocket/ Puzzler's Instruction Sheet:

PuzzlerInst2.jpg (248110 bytes)PuzzlerInst1.jpg (242830 bytes)Usually I don't bother putting Stickers Instruction Sheet image for the review, but I'll make an exception to Pocket/ Puzzler since it's his figure is hardly available anywhere and people may need it later on.   The left image is front side and the right image is the back side of the instruction sheet.

NOTE-2: These two images are big so you should be able to read the text finely.  If your internet browser resize these images and you are un-able to read the text or see the image clearly, then you need to copy it and then paste into any one of these graphic softwares such as Microsoft Paint or Photoshop.  

 

R-4 Pocket in Vehicle Mode:

pocketveh.jpg (46598 bytes)Pocket in vehicle mode is a Lamborghini  Countach LP500S whose measurement is 3 7/16 x 1 10/16 x 14/16 (LxWxH in inch).  If this car remind you of someone, then indeed you are right.  The name that you are thinking is from the Transformer universe called Sunstreaker.  Not only is their vehicle mode is very much identical, but their robot head is also resembled to each other as well.  Anyhow, being a lamborghini, that make Pocket as the most beautiful sport car of his team. Moreover, Pocket is also the lightest in term of weight due to a small die cast metal.  Pocket and his combiner companion do not feature any special gimmick such as operate able door or come with any accessory.  Pocket who forms the right arm, joins with fellow members Tic Tac, Crossword, Jig Saw, Rube, and Zig Zag to form the mighty Puzzler.

 

R-5 Pocket in Robot Mode:

pocketrob.jpg (62247 bytes)In robot mode, Pocket has a cool head, body, and feet, but his arm is totally a killer.  It is too skinny as though he had stick arm.  His body is so massive and when compare to his arm, it is totally a joke.  The proportion is so out.  Surprising, from the picture, he doesn't look that bad.  On the positive side, thanks to its unique combiner transformation, Pocket and Crossword are the only two members of its team whose waist can be rotated at a 360 degree sideway as well as be bent at a about 5 degree downward.  In addition to the cool body, I also like how they designed his leg to avoid the compression leg syndrome.  In other word, leg will shrink down and bury into the feet which will make the figure looks shorter due to the weight of the upper body thanks to the style of transformation.  If your Pocket leg tend to shrink down to his feet, be sure that both the lower leg is fully parted out from one another.

 

R-6 Rémy's Pocket action figure review:

Manufacturer - Tonka/ Bandai.

Line, Series/ Wave: Challenge of the Gobot Line, Series: Unknown.

Year Released: [1984]   

Made: [Japan] 

Scale: [N/A]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - Approximately  13 X 9 10/16 X 2 10/16 - Box.

Packaging Method: Mint In Seal Box - Gift set.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Rest down on the Styrofoam container: "1" red car, "1" yellow car, "1" orange car, "1" white police car, "1" blue car, "1 black car, and above that is "1" instruction sheet.

Card Special Note: Front Box Appearance: Puzzler box art.  Back Box Appearance: Puzzler box art.

Approximately Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The Head 3 12/16  Maximum Height: 3 14/16 (back of head hood)  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 2 1/8 Maximum Width: 2 1/8  Dept: 14/16

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: BANDAI  ©BANDAI 1984, JAPAN.  

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Pocket toy stamp is on the back of his left leg

Transformation Of Difficulty: [Easy]  

Material Durability: [-A] - Pretty durable.

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  Leg, and arm.  Chrome Part: Head lights.  Rubber: Wheels.  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: None.

Stability: [A] - Pretty stable.  Be sure that his knee is fully bent out. 

Fun Figure: [B] - Could be a little bit more fun if this toy come with weapon.  But then again, Gobots action figure hardly come with any weapon.

Negative Drawback - Other than the skinny/ stick arm, there is no major negative drawback.

Articulations: Head: Can be tilted down at a 90 degree angle. Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree angle. Arm/ Elbow: Cannot be bent.  Wrist/ Hand: Cannot be bent.  Hip/ Waist: Can be rotated at a 360 degree angle.   Leg: Cannot be bent.   Knee: Cannot be bent.  Ankle/ Feet: Cannot be bent.

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [A] - Definitely looks like the cartoon.

Vehicle's Cartoon looks alike: [A] - Same as previous comment.

Special Notes: There is no special Note since this figure is pretty much straight forward.

 Overall Grade: [B] - I thought Pocket by himself is an okay toy.