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Specifics: Toys

Getsuei (ゲツエイ) is the Trainbots' "night fighter". When the lights get low, Getsuei really shines (ha ha), able to sneak up and take out opponents easily even under the worst visibility conditions. On the other hand, he's not so good in the daytime. In fact, he tends to get a little sluggish and daydreamy when the sun is out.



The Headmasters cartoon

Four Warriors Come out of the Sky, A Dream Is Born, Double Prime, Rebellion on Planet Beast, The Four-Million-Year-Old Veil of Mystery, Terror! The Six Shadows, Cybertron Is in Grave Danger, Part 1, Cybertron Is in Grave Danger, Part 2, The Shadow Emperor, Scorponok, The Dormant Volcano Mysteriously Erupts, Head On!! Fortress Maximus, Explosion on Mars!! Maximus Is in Danger, Explosion on Mars!! MegaZarak Appears, Return of the Immortal Emperor, SOS from Planet Sandra, Daniel Faces His Biggest Crisis Ever!!, Battle for Defense of the False Planet, Find MegaZarak's Weak Spot!!, Head Formation of Friendship, Mystery of the Space Pirate Ship, Ultra Magnus Dies!!, I Risk My Life for Earth, Miraculous Warriors, Targetmasters (Part 1), Miraculous Warriors, Targetmasters (Part 2), The Master Sword Is in Danger!!, My Friend Sixshot!, Duel on the Asteroid, The Final Showdown on Earth (Part 1), The Final Showdown on Earth (Part 2)

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The Headmasters comic

"Gesundheit!" "Getsuei!"
"Har har har."

Dreamwave Generation One comics

Getsuei (or someone who looks a lot like him) was part of a big crowd of unhappy Cybertronians who made Prowl look really stupid when he tried to make a speech assuring them that everything would be okay after the collapse of Shockwave's supposedly-benevolent rule. Skyfire


The Headmasters

  • Getsuei (Trainbot, 1987)
    • Japanese ID number: C-126
    • Accessories: "Night laser" pistol, 3 "joint part" connectors, "Train bazooka" cannon, Raiden backpack
Getsuei transforms into an EF 65 Blue Train engine. He also forms the right leg of the team's combined mode Raiden... though he can really form the left leg if you're so inclined.
  • Raiden (Gift set, 1987)
The entire Trainbot team was sold both as individuals and in a six-bot Raiden gift-set. All six toys in this set were identical to their individual releases.
  • Raiden (TF Jr set, 1987)
An exceedingly simplified version of the entire Trainbot team was made available as part of the Transformer Jr series. Each individual has a (stumpy) representation of their larger robot modes, and could combine to form a stumpy Raiden.


  • Getsuei (Trainbot, 1990)
    • Japanese ID number: C-355
    • Accessories: "Night laser" pistol, 3 "joint part" connectors, "Train bazooka" cannon, Raiden backpack
The Trainbots were re-released during Zone in new packaging, and only as individuals, never in a box set. The toys are identical to their original Headmasters incarnations.


  • Though it is a little tricky to tell the true meaning of Gestuei's name since it is "spelled" in phonetic katakana rather than kanji, the most likely translation to English is "Moonshadow".
  • The Trainbots are all originally Diaclone toys, which came in two different color schemes. It's also worth noting that there are several mold differences between the Diaclone and Transformers versions, though Getsuei really doesn't change much at all. The Transformers releases also lost the Diaclone pilots (of course) and the little plastic tracks for the trains to ride on.

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