Transformers vintage G1 Brainstorm & Arcana

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Transformers vintage G1 Brainstorm & Arcana

Admittedly, I decided to use reproduced stickers from to make the figure look more decent.

Arcana is a medical doctor from his home world of Nebulos. He and Brainstorm are the ones that first cooked up the idea of forming Headmasters.

Head On!

As a gimmick in the old G1 toyline, Headmasters reveal their skill levels when you plug in the Headmasters into the Transtectors. You can also swap the heads around and the skill levels will follow the headmaster when you use it on another body. Pretty cool!


As the Autobot’s Biomechanical Engineer, he and his partner Arcana are the ones who first came up with idea of binary bonding Nebulans to Transformers. Prone to flights of ideas and invention, Brainstorm’s processors tend to overheat from overload.

Brainstorm comes with his High Energy Photon Pulse Cannons.

Transforming this figure is insanely hard! The ratchets for the legs are crazy tight. You really have to exert insane force to move them. A lot of folks opt to use the lower legs as leverage to rotate the joint. Do so at your own peril.

Headmaster can ride inside the vehicle mode.

The original Autobot Headmaster quartet (I didn’t have time to grab Cerebros from the Fort Max box to include in this shot).

“The strongest tyrant cannot crush freedom of thought.”

A special thank you to local toyshop Robin’s toys for this figure. I was lucky to get three of the four Autobot Headmasters in great condition in one go.


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