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'''Plasticos IGA, S.A.''' (often referred to as simply "IGA") was a Mexican company that held the license to manufacture and market Transformers toys in Mexico and Central America during [[Generation 1]].
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'''Plasticos IGA, S.A.''' (often referred to as simply "IGA") was a Mexican company that held the license to manufacture and market Transformers toys in Mexico and Central America during [[Generation One]].
   
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==History==
 
==History==
 
[[Image:MexicanDevastator.jpg|thumb|130px|left|Lead paint makes Devastator's eyes become red.]]Beginning in 1985, IGA introduced a wide variety of Mexican-made Transformers toys, including such unique variants as a silver [[Cliffjumper (G1)|Cliffjumper]] and a [[Hoist (G1)|Hoist]] with the same [[head sculpt]] as [[Trailbreaker (G1)|Trailbreaker]]. However, the Mexican Transformers toyline sold well below expectations, and in 1986 IGA introduced only [[Metroplex (G1)|Metroplex]] and a handful of repainted [[Mini Vehicle]]s before giving up on Transformers altogether.
 
Beginning in 1985, IGA introduced a wide variety of Mexican-made Transformers toys, including such unique variants as a silver [[Cliffjumper (G1)|Cliffjumper]] and a [[Hoist (G1)|Hoist]] with the same head sculpt as [[Trailbreaker]]. However, the Mexican Transformers toyline sold well below expectations, and in 1986 IGA introduced only [[Metroplex (G1)|Metroplex]] and a handful of repainted [[Mini Vehicle]]s before giving up on Transformers altogether.
 
   
 
Around 1989, significant quantities of IGA Transformers were quasi-legally exported to Europe, and these created some concern by not meeting European safety standards; for instance, the Mexican [[Seeker]]s' nosecones were made of hard plastic as opposed to rubber, and some Mexican toys had lead [[paint application]]s.
 
Around 1989, significant quantities of IGA Transformers were quasi-legally exported to Europe, and these created some concern by not meeting European safety standards; for instance, the Mexican [[Seeker]]s' nosecones were made of hard plastic as opposed to rubber, and some Mexican toys had lead [[paint application]]s.
   
 
Today, IGA Transformers are prized by many collectors due to the presence of unusual variants.
 
Today, IGA Transformers are prized by many collectors due to the presence of unusual variants.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.tf-1.com/cat_frame.php?cat=mex Mexican Transformers]
 
* [http://www.tf-1.com/cat_frame.php?cat=mex Mexican Transformers]
   
* [http://www.geocities.com/futuristgroup/vmexico.html Mexican Transformers!]
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* [http://web.archive.org/20050220144510/www.geocities.com/futuristgroup/vmexico.html Mexican Transformers!]
   
 
* [http://www.tfarchive.com/toys/articles/mexican_invasion.php The Mexican Invasion]
 
* [http://www.tfarchive.com/toys/articles/mexican_invasion.php The Mexican Invasion]

Latest revision as of 14:43, 11 November 2013

Using lead paint long before China started to make it a trend.

Plasticos IGA, S.A. (often referred to as simply "IGA") was a Mexican company that held the license to manufacture and market Transformers toys in Mexico and Central America during Generation One.

History

Lead paint makes Devastator's eyes become red.

Beginning in 1985, IGA introduced a wide variety of Mexican-made Transformers toys, including such unique variants as a silver Cliffjumper and a Hoist with the same head sculpt as Trailbreaker. However, the Mexican Transformers toyline sold well below expectations, and in 1986 IGA introduced only Metroplex and a handful of repainted Mini Vehicles before giving up on Transformers altogether.

Around 1989, significant quantities of IGA Transformers were quasi-legally exported to Europe, and these created some concern by not meeting European safety standards; for instance, the Mexican Seekers' nosecones were made of hard plastic as opposed to rubber, and some Mexican toys had lead paint applications.

Today, IGA Transformers are prized by many collectors due to the presence of unusual variants.

External links