Toy News: Takara Tomy Reveals Styrofoam Tray for "Missing Link" Convoy


In the halcyon days of the 80's when Transformers toys were overflowing on toy store shelves, one thing was very common with boxed figures: styrofoam trays.  Unlike modern day figures that either sit in a plastic tray or are tied to cardboard, figures of the 80's would often sit in a specially designed tray that would allow you to take the figure out then put it back into the box for maximum display value.  This practice fell to the wayside decades ago partly out of environmental concerns and even as G1 figures were reissued they would sit in clear plastic trays.

Fast forward to 2023 and Takara Tomy has announced that its special Missing Link Convoy figure will be coming with in a package that includes a styrofoam tray!  Revealed on their Twitter/X account, this is a surprise!  It seems while the figure has modern engineering, they are going for some heavy duty nostalgia factor with this box.  They are recreating it from scratch (the post shows the CAD image) based on the original packaging.  Check out the original post embedded below and mirrored image!


Source: Takara Tomy Twitter/X Post