I've been interested in these since I heard Simon Furman was doing some of the writing; even when much younger I always thought the British-scripted Transformers stories were a cut above the US ones ( I hope he can work out someway to bring back Centurion...! ). Collected editions are good news!Regards Jetfire - strictly speaking, its a Robotech Veritech and a Macross Valkyrie... Very sneaky writing there, but do they answer why he was called Skyfire in the TV series, hmm?!The "antenna" on Jetfire, in the original Valkyrie form, are indeed laser cannon - Mauler RÖV-20 anti-aircraft laser cannon firing 6000 pulses per minute, to be precise!- Jetfires four marking him out as being a "aces" VF-1S model, of course, as flown by Roy Focker ( in Macross ).Interestingly enough ( er - possibly! ) I've just found out that some of the early Microman & Diaclone toys, some of which were later rebranded as "Transformers", were designed with input from one Shoji Kawamori - who went on to craft the... VF-1 Valkyrie, sometimes known as Jetfire!( something else unanswered - why did the Transformers people decide to make such an obviously kick-butt form such a wuss in the cartoon...?! )
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