Rock Lords - Jewel Lord Sunstone
The Jewel Lords appeared at the very tail end of the third and final series of the Rock Lords line in 1989. Spinning off from the GoBots in 1986, Rock Lords were some of my favorite toys growing up, which is funny since the major industry complaint at the time was the limited play pattern that was evident with a toy that turned into a rock. Well, first of all you should tell that to the guy who became a multi-millionaire for inventing the 'pet rock'! I also always found it useful to make the Rock Lords figures part of a larger setup involving GoBots and, of course, Transformers, since I was and remain pretty equal opportunity.
Jewel Lords are in fact pretty rare, and I have never had any of the three in the Preserve collection, until now! I managed to find and win Sunstone - and he is a very cool piece. He is a good guy, his rock form is Amber, his weapon is a pair of Crystal Scissors, and the Rockasaurs will do his bidding! Of course, I'm relying on the Rock Lords wiki entry for that data, since I'm missing the cardback and weapon for this heroic figure - that's too much to ask for such a rare piece, but I'm still on the lookout. Click here
for the page dedicated to Sunstone, and view the video below where I demonstrate his great transformation sequence.
I realized after the fact that I had his legs backwards, such that the screws are facing front - it took the wonderfully complete Rock Lords gallery
at toyarchive.com for me to notice - thanks Alex Bickmore!
Posted by charlie on July 13th 2010, 07:21 PM