Author Archives: Maz

About Maz

Diaclone and TF collector & writer from the UK. I also write for & own TF-1.com and TFSquareone.

DX9 D-08 Gewalt

DX9 figures available now at TFSource

DX9 figures available now at TFSource


DX9 have developed a reputation for producing very good-looking, high quality and enjoyable Masterpiece-scale transforming figures that bring them more fans with every subsequent release. Having grabbed attention with their Invisible car robot figure as first to market at MP scale, they followed it up with the brilliant Chigurh, exceptional Carry and popular Tyrant. …
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Collector Interview 48 – Marian Hilditch

Official and 3rd Party Transformers available at TFSource

Official and 3rd Party Transformers available at TFSource


For some time now I’ve wanted to introduce more diversity into our collector interviews, but of course that depends on the responses we get, and seeing the many high end vintage collections in our features so far can deter some from contributing. Not so Marian Hilditch. It’s with …
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MakeToys MCB-03 Pandinus

MakeToys MCB-03 Pandinus available at TFSource

MakeToys MCB-03 Pandinus available at TFSource


Everything about MakeToys MCB-03 Pandinus from their Citybot line is huge. The 6 kg shipping box is huge, the price tag is huge, the figure itself splayed out and requiring some assembly in the plastic tray is huge, and the ambition behind it is huge. Now consider the current near-saturation of product …
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Good Enough

Titans Return at TFSource

Titans Return at TFSource


Remember back when if you wanted a character in the Transformers universe as a toy in your collection, chances were that you had a single choice for that toy? You either made do with what you were given for Broadside, or you went without. Or you made your own. Nowadays, with multiple aesthetics, scales and companies in …
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Collector Interview 47 – Sean Meece

Hasbro Transformers available at TFSource

Hasbro Transformers available at TFSource


I knew Sean Meece as the Beast Wars guy, or the outdoor Transformers photo guy. With a seemingly endless array of incredible outdoor locations, both natural and man-made at his disposal, Sean has rapidly become known online for sharing great photos of his vast and varied collection whilst on his travels. I first became …
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Masterpiece 2016 – Flawed Beauties?

Masterpiece Transformers available at TFSource

Masterpiece Transformers available at TFSource


Masterpiece Laserwave, Ramjet and Ratchet are here (mostly). The line has obviously evolved not just from where it started in 2003 with MP-1, the ultimate expression of a G1 Optimus Prime, but also since the reboot of MP-10 Convoy. Different designers from the same team have been allowed to make their mark on the …
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1987 Autobot Movie Targetmasters

Vintage G1 Transformers at TFSource

Vintage G1 Transformers at TFSource


In 1986, the writers of the animated Transformers movie might have slaughtered a gallery of fan favourite characters, but they also introduced the likes of Hot Rod, Springer, Arcee, Ultra Magnus, Galvatron, Cyclonus, Scourge and Unicron who have all become extremely popular. In fact, one could argue that Hot Rod, Cyclonus and Scourge – …
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Burnout

Masterpiece Transformers available TFSource

Masterpiece Transformers available TFSource


One of the dangers of becoming very involved in a hobby or pastime, for those who invest in it more than just casually and dedicate a lot of their free (or not!) time to such a pursuit, is burnout. The source of such feelings can vary from financial constraints to over-indulgence, or from letting lines of …
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Plus Implications

Masterpiece Transformers at TFSource

Masterpiece Transformers at TFSource


TakaraTomy have just announced their latest Masterpiece Transformers addition, MP-14+ Alert Anime Color Edition. Instead of a straight up reissue of Masterpiece Red Alert, TakaraTomy have repainted MP-14 to closer match its on-screen representation in what has been a quite divisive strategy. While some are pleased to be able to get Masterpiece Alert at what they …
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A Gentle Reminder

Masterpiece and 3rd Party MP available at TFSource


It’s very common now for Transformers discussion taking place on online forums or social media to be centred around Masterpiece or 3rd Party Masterpiece figures, with a ton of other excellent lines, initiatives, aesthetics or size classes receiving less attention or taking a back seat in people’s buying or interest. I myself wrote recently about …
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