Lucky me though. Awhile ago I was able to find this figure, Zetoca available for next to nothing. I didn't realize until I had him in my hands that his package was still sealed! I debated whether or not to open the figure, but it didn't last long as I quickly grabbed my razor blade and popped the tape!
First off I love the small boxes these Godmaster engines come in. You've got that classic G1 grid on the front of the awesome artwork on the back. The figure is housed inside a small plastic tray that easily slides out of the box. No accessories, catalog or tech spec cards are included, just a small instruction sheet. The sides of the box showcase all 3 of the engines - Aquastar (blue/teal) & Bullet (red/blue).
While I prefer the Headmaster or Targetmaster figures more, the Godmaster/Powermaster figures are still relatively good. Zetoca has a nice shade of blue for his torso while his limbs are black. The only paint apps on the small figure is the red on his face. His engine block has been chromed in gold. I was surprised to see a very small amount of rust on this screw in the engine seeing how he's been sealed since 1988. Oh well.
I've always thought that Takara released the individual Headmasters and these Godmaster engines as replacements as most kids are prone to loosing small parts. Since these small figures are so integral to their larger partners it makes sense that these would have been viewed as replacements. Whatever the reason behind their release these guys are only for the passionate collectors. I'm VERY happy to have finally been able to add at least one of these to my collection, but I don't see myself acquiring the other two unless lightning strikes twice for me.
Zetoca is simply a repaint of Lightfoot/Getaway's partner, Rev. I can't decide at this point which color pallet is my favorite as both look really nice. I think I prefer the chrome color better on Rev however.