Astrotrain (white variant)

Box front
This was released in Japan in 1985 but was soon replaced with the regular colour scheme version. Rumour has it that Takara wanted to release a version of Astrotrain that was closer to the US space shuttle but quickly felt that they may be sued by NASA and discontinued this version. Another rumour is that Takara had planned Astrotrain to be an Autobot so that each faction would have one Triple Changer in the 1985 range.
Box back
Robot mode
Shuttle  mode
Train mode
All pictures on this page courtesy of Maz and Ricky