Punch-Counterpunch Transformers Commercial (1987)

Punch-Counterpunch is my favorite Transformers toy…that I never owned. I remember sitting on the living room floor with a glass of Kool-Aid when this commercial came on the TV.


Now the idea of a double agent Transformer just completely blew my mind. I probably continued through the next week just babbling about this new character to anyone who would listen to me. Is he really an Autobot or does he actually serve the Decepticon interests and is just conning the Autobots?

Finally the toy hit the shelves in my neck of the woods and I would hold the box in my hands while my Father was shopping, just reading Punch-Counterpunch’s tech spec over and over, imagining how I would use him in my epic battles at home.

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Sadly that epic battle had to exist solely in my mind as I never obtained this particular Transformer toy. I did find one recently at my local comic shop but it was way out of my price range, it was still in the box in fact. Oddly enough back in the day thanks to a friend from school I did get both sets of the Clones featured in that awesome commercial up top.


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