Toy Review: MakeToys’ MTCM-04A Axle

MT Axle

Guardia is definitely off to a great start!!

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Collector Interview 40 – Kit Tang

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Kit Tang’s Transformers collection


It’s true that a large number of TFSource Collector Interviews over the last year and a half have come from a local group of London-based collectors who meet up regularly, but the fact that within that small group I have found some of the most knowledgeable, well-adjusted people with impressive collections has inspired me to document their opinions, experiences and collections. …

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On That Bombshell

FansToys Grenadier at TFSource

FansToys Grenadier at TFSource


FansToys, like BadCube and MMC, are doing the G1 Insecticons. FT-12 Grenadier is the first of FansToys’ Masterpiece-scaled Insecticons and is their version of Bombshell, the evil beetle. Grenadier comes in two versions, one with a purple toy-accurate chest, and one with a grey cartoon accurate chest. The figure itself contains Generation 1 toy and cartoon style parts …

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Toy Review: TFSource 2015 Exclusive Orion and Hegemon 2 Pack

ToyWorld Orion Hegemon 2 pack

Very Surprised with how well these came out!

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Toy Review: Unique Toys Ordin (Combined Mode)

UT Ordin

Unique Toys swung and made contact!

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Grail

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Japanese G1 Transformers at TFSource


The nature of Transformers collecting is such that the collections themselves inevitably take some kind of shape, and when we recognise where that shape is headed we might try and complete it. Every area of Transformers has its toughies, or ‘grails’ but as our contributors suggest this week, a grail need not always be a rare or expensive figure. These …

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The Most Memorable Third Party Releases (So Far)

A mix of FansProject and MakeToys releases.

A mix of FansProject and MakeToys releases.


The collecting scene that is known as “Third Party” has emphatically changed the way Transformers fans collect. Over the past several years third party releases have forced collectors to change collecting focus, shift our budgets to accommodate the staggered release dates, all while filling in holes of our collections.
As third party …

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1987 Decepticon Targetmasters

Vintage G1 Transformers available at TFSource

Vintage G1 Transformers available at TFSource


Following on from last week’s look at 1987 Autobot Headmasters, this week we are concentrating on the three non-Movie Decepticon Targetmasters Misfire, Triggerhappy and Slugslinger. These Decepticon jets continue the futuristic post-movie look and the marked move away from realistic Earth-based vehicles for Transformers alternate modes. While the Headmasters were incredibly blocky due to …

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1987 Autobot Headmasters

Vintage G1 Transformers here at TFSource

Vintage G1 Transformers here at TFSource


Hasbro and Takara populated the first two years of the globally successful Transformers toy line with moulds previously used in Takara’s Diaclone and Micro Change Series lines, as well as drafting in moulds with Takatoku, Toybox and Toyco origins as well. For 1986, the year of the Transformers animated movie, we got our first …

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Collector Interview 39 – Ben Harpold

Transformers Bumblebee available at TFSource

Transformers Bumblebee available at TFSource


There are those that specialise in Transformers of a particular era, and others that specialise in figures from particular geographic regions. Some collectors don’t specialise at all, and then you have the ones who specialise primarily in a single character and collect as many versions of the bot as possible. Ben Harpold is one such collector, …

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