Note: for the inventor of a specific Transformer, visit the the patent pages!|
Something I thought I would share now that I don't have it. :-) Have a sampling of internal corporate paperwork from Hasbro in the early 80's:|
- Hasbro discovered them at the Tokoyo Toy Fair in 1983.
- Made history as the largest presell ever at the American International Toy Fair in February 1984.
- Trade response was 100 million dollars in wholesale orders within seven days.
- Hitting stores in late May, Hasbro sold over 3 million robots in 8 weeks (10 million robots in 7 months).
Enjoy. Hopefully, if there is an interest in this kind of thing, the fellow who just got all of these from me will scan in the rest of the documents and share them.
MythBusters, Transformers Style. :-)