Monday, June 23, 2014

Targetmaster Crosshairs
Awhile back, Brr-icy did a post about the large Autobot Targetmasters and it piqued my interest.  I already had Sureshot and Pointblank, but I did not own Crosshairs.  According to the TFWiki, everyone owns one.  The reason I never owned one, in fact, seemed to stem from this fact.  Looking on eBay, Crosshairs seemed to be one of the more ubiquitous Transformers.  Being so common, Crosshairs was always on the back-burner; sure I wanted him, but there were always more important figures to get.  Well, after reading Brr-icy's post, I decided to go ahead and complete my large Targetmasters.
The coolest thing Crosshairs ever did?
I'm not going to go into all of Crosshairs' fiction appearances, because there really aren't any.  He's popped up here and there, most notably in the Japanese Headmasters series, but I can't make myself sit through the first disc, let alone anything featuring the Targetmasters.  Maybe one day.  If you really want to know about what Crosshairs has done with his life, check out his TFWiki page
Crosshair's alt-mode is an off-road vehicle, maybe?  I'm not sure.  It's certainly Cybertronian.  The particular Crosshairs that I purchased had a scratch on the windshield, but he was super cheap.  Overall, the scratch doesn't really detract from my enjoyment of the vehicle more.  The big wheels give the sense that this thing would be fun to drive over a sand dune.  The back seems to give me the sense of a truck, for some reason.  Maybe it's an early version of the Warthog troop transport from Halo?  That would be cool.
Pinpointer is the name of the Nebulan that comes with Crosshairs.  He differs from from the partners of Sureshot and Pointblank in that there is an extra piece to unfold when transforming into gun mode.  He's more like Kup's partner, Recoil.  This makes Pinpointer larger in gun mode.
Once Pinpointer is transformed, he just plugs into the port on top of Crosshairs' vehicle mode.
Robot mode isn't as bad as I thought it would be.  The arms are a bit lanky and they lack the elbow joints like Pointblank and Sureshot, but I can overlook that.  The red and blue are really heroic looking colors.
Here is Crosshairs holding Pinpointer in gun mode.  I love the longer gun mode; it looks like an actual rifle now.  Very sharp.
Finally, a shot of all three large Targetmasters together.  Now, the only Autobot Targetmaster I need to get is Blurr.  Then I suppose I'll start on the Decepticons.


  1. Nice Targetmaster collection, Crosshairs looks really good in your pics. Between Targetmasters, Headmasters, Powermasters and Zoids I think it's fair to say that big robots with pilots/smaller robots is a winning combo.

  2. Very nice, thanks for the shout out. One of my favorite parts of completing US G1 was the final pic with a subgroup complete in it. I still do it with Japan, but it's no where near as frequent.

    I've been trying to get through Headmasters for a year. I think I'm on the third disc now? On the flip side, Masterforce and Victory took me under two months combined. Just not as good I don't think.

    I need to pick up the other four of the movie character TMs, ironically enough, the only one of them I have is Blurr, the rest will come.