Hover & Bomber
Hover & Bomber are third-party Transformers and homages to the Autobots Seaspray and Powerglide.
Hover has no connection to the Takara Micron Booster Hover.
Hover is not the only third-party Transformer homage to Seasrpay. There is also iGears Spray.
Bomber is not the only third-party Transformer homage to Powerglide. There is also X-Transbots Glider/Air Robot.
TFsource displayed prototypes of Maketoys Battle Tanker, Hover & Bomber at BotCon 2011.
In June 2011 Maketoys launched a web site with color images of Hover & Bomber.
In October 2011 Maketoys announced the price of Hover & Bomber as 3'150 yen.
In October 2011 Maketoys posted pictures of the colored Battle Tanker, Hover and Bomber as well as the prototypes of Giant and Paladin/Chaos on their web site.
Hover & Bomber were released in January 2012.
In March 2013 simplified copies of Hover & Bomber were released from toy companies in China.
- Maketoys MT-01 Hover & Bomber (2012)
- Original third-party Transformer molds. Turn from robots to hovercraft and jet bomber. Comes with instructions.
- Hover & Bomber simplified copies (2013)
- A simplified and recolor copy of Hover & Bomber.
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